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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 »»

Student loans are good when handled well

December 13, 2013 The sore subject of student loans arose again with the Traverse City Record-Eagle editorial in the Dec. 5 edition of The Alpena News. more »»

Onaway Fourth of July fireworks in jeopardy

December 12, 2013 The Fourth of July celebration in Onaway (especially the fireworks) has been a success because of the involvement of the Onaway Area Chamber of Commerce. more »»

400 years later we still have an aristocracy

December 12, 2013 Ever since the Mayflower landed in 1620 the American Indians had the new settlers under suspicion and were quite aware of their “forked tongue” attitude. more »»

Evidence points out flaws in Common Core

December 11, 2013 School officials will defend Common Core as a state led and voluntary initiative that will improve tests scores and prepare our children for a 21st century world, there is no curriculum, and... more »»

Better ideas needed than cutting teachers’ pay

December 11, 2013 I am writing to address an ongoing situation between the faculty and administrators at Alpena Public Schools in regards to settling a contract. more »»

Setting record straight on driving courses

December 6, 2013 We appreciate the recent letter about the Basic Driver Improvement Course and the Secretary of State’s Office in the Alpena News, and wanted to offer more information. more »»

Representatives did the right thing with votes

December 6, 2013 Debbie Trelfa’s letter of Nov. 21, disparaging our State Representatives needed response. It seemed to me that Trelfa was arguing in favor of Obamacare, and was dogging State Rep. more »»



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