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Pettalia doesn’t base his votes on politics

December 27, 2013 A recent letter to the editor, Rep. Peter Pettalia was accused of putting politics ahead of victims and denial of essential medical care. The source of this accusation is abortion. more »»

Many people want the news from downstate

December 27, 2013 Open letter to WBKB and Charter Communications: Conspirators or Bullies? Here we go again, come on. more »»

EPA?needs to defend outdoors for us to enjoy

December 27, 2013 "The weather outside is frightful," goes a favorite holiday tune. more »»

A nice surprise

December 27, 2013 Thumbs up to Home Depot who surprised us with a beautiful huge Poinsettia at the cash register Friday afternoon. How Nice. more »»

Common Core new version of previous failure

December 26, 2013 In 1970 Professor Benjamin Bloom created an educational system called Mastery Learning and it used extensively in the Chicago Public school system. more »»

Herod’s slaughter of innocents continues today

December 26, 2013 Isn’t that something? Just a few days before the Church’s Holy Innocents Day, De. more »»

Kindness of people makes community special

December 20, 2013 Though the heavy snow that fell this past weekend may not be my favorite thing about living in the Alpena area, an array of local people demonstrated why dealing with winter weather is more than... more »»

Retired cemetery sexton leaves big shoes to fill

December 20, 2013 I am writing this to express my heart-felt gratitude to Dan Morrison, newly retired sexton of Evergreen Cemetery. more »»

Not interested in what was force upon him

December 20, 2013 If I like my car, I can keep my car. At least that's what they said. I had a really nice car. But, the government car company came and took it from me the other day. They offered me another car. more »»

Reference in Bible may be concerning food

December 20, 2013 It is worthy of note in this Advent season that the drama of salvation contains only a few gentile characters, the most prominent being the three Magi, of which little is written, and none of it... more »»

Athletes dedication should be used by all students

December 19, 2013 Recently Carl Basel sent in a letter making totally false and baseless accusations that U.S. High School students ranked at the bottom in the world on testing because of athletics. more »»

Extracurriculars helps students, not hinder

December 19, 2013 Recently, there was a letter to the editor assertion that because students in U.S. more »»

Pettalia’s vote put politics ahead of victims

December 19, 2013 The Michigan Legislature, with the help of our representative Peter Pettalia, has passed legislation limiting a woman's access to essential medical car. more »»

Watch PBS documentary about Yellow Jug

December 18, 2013 I am writing to encourage all Northeast Michigan residents to watch or record for later viewing, the broadcast on WCMU television, of the Yellow Jug for Old Drugs documentary. more »»

Conservatives need to take back the country

December 18, 2013 The American way is on the run. Our constitution is being plundered. Personal liberty is a thing of the past. Daily the government gets bigger while We the People’s voice gets less meaningful. more »»

Display at Besser Musuem is worth the trip

December 13, 2013 If you haven't gone to the Jesse Besser Museum lately, do yourself a favor and go. more »»

Airport personnel were incredibly helpful

December 13, 2013 Hip, hip hooray Three cheers for the grand little airport we have in Alpena and what great personnel. more »»

It’s tough to make it on $1 month for food

December 13, 2013 Farm Bill can’t take food away from needy. Written by Linda McGill Alpena. Yes I agree, as me and my wife are on Disability and we have a fixed income and food stamps really do help. more »»

Hats off to Gettysburg Address organizers

December 13, 2013 For those of us who had the pleasure of viewing the sesquicentennial celebration in downtown Alpena a few weeks ago, many congratulations are in order. more »»

Have we lost focus on education priorities?

December 13, 2013 Recently an organization tested the skills of high school equivalent students in the 20 most progressive nations on this planet. Chinese students rated first, U.S. more »»



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