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Wilson Township Park is a very nice place

November 25, 2013 A good friend of ours who lives in Florida has been visiting us. We have been taking him around Alpena to show him the area and recently took him to the Wilson Township Park. more »»

Downside of fracking not discussed at meetings

November 22, 2013 Meetings were held from Oscoda to Alpena about HVH fracking, yet the downside was not presented. DEQ misleads the public when it states 12,000 wells have been fracked 52 years safely. more »»

Andrew at Little Caesar’s a terrific worker

November 22, 2013 In this age of entitlement — where everyone thinks they are owed something for nothing, and people are too good to work at a McDonald's — its nice to see a young person who works with such... more »»

Anschuetz mittens donation much appreciated

November 22, 2013 The staff and students of Besser Elementary School would like to express our gratitude to the kind people at Cliff Anschuetz Chevrolet for the generous donation of many boxes of mittens and gloves... more »»

Secretary of State’s office not doing its job

November 22, 2013 My wife recently received a letter from our Secretary of State regarding a traffic ticket she received. more »»

There are ways to cut down obesity epidemic

November 22, 2013 I had to laugh at the article in the Nov 14 paper titled, doctors are told to get serious about obesity. more »»

More support for different plaza location

November 22, 2013 I totally (totally) agree with Doris Lance and Jim Masters. Preserve and resurface our existing downtown parking. Build a park and bike path along the lovely riverside off 3rd. more »»

Knowledge has value, please seek answers

November 22, 2013 How do you put value on the really important things in your life? Your family, your country, your freedoms? I realized long ago the very best and most critical economic returns lie within our... more »»

Rethinking gift giving for this Christmas

November 22, 2013 The holiday season is coming and after last year's experience with our granddaughter I vowed to change my way of giving. more »»

Synthetic, sugary drinks should be avoided

November 22, 2013 Over the years, popular sports drinks have been distributed to children as a healthy way to replenish electrolytes lost during a sporting event. Nothing could be farther from the truth. more »»

Biochemical imbalance not right explanation

November 21, 2013 Kudos should certainly be given for the efforts at suicide prevention at Alpena High School that was cited in the Nov. more »»

ARMC?outstanding facility with quality care

November 21, 2013 The Alpena Regional Medical Center is providing wonderful service to us. Very recently, I was a patient there for about six days. more »»

Representative didn’t do right by the people

November 21, 2013 Robert Kennedy, of Harrisville has good point. His article on Sept. 20, 2013. referring to HB 4714 where Sen. Moolenarr voted “No” on the Expansion of Medicaid. more »»

Parking’s a premium, why take some away?

November 15, 2013 It is with a great deal of forethought that I would like to express my personal opinion concerning the proposed location of the new downtown public plaza. more »»

Community better place because of Hoppe

November 15, 2013 Marsha Hoppe has been a blessing to our community as she shared her gifts of faith and service over many years as the Senior High Youth Minister for the Alpena Catholic Communit. more »»

Using Culligan Plaza would be a better idea

November 15, 2013 It was a good response for the downtown parking by Anne Dessenberg, Nov. 6, 2013. more »»

Moved by experience of running for council

November 15, 2013 Well, Alpena it was a privilege and an honor to run for City Council. The people I meet gave me an uplifting and inspiring look at Alpena from many different perspectives. more »»

Alpena Street Cats are a team worth watching

November 15, 2013 Alpena has a good hockey team in the Alpena Street Cats. We enjoyed the game Friday night — always a plus when Traverse City is defeated. more »»

Be careful when shopping for health insurance

November 15, 2013 My husband and I are two of the 5 percent in the United States who received a card from Blue Cross Blue Shield that our health insurance would be “discontinue. more »»

Farm bill can’t take food away from needy

November 15, 2013 Right now, Congress is debating a Farm Bill that will direct our agriculture and nutrition policy for the next several years. The House and Senate passed two very different bills. more »»



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