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Hospital, cancer center hidden jewel in community

July 2, 2016 Alpena regional hospital, and the University of Michigan Cancer Unit, should be recognized for their superior performance on my recent cancer problems. more »»

Second Amendment allows us to keep, bear arms

July 2, 2016 The June 25 Alpena News contained a reprint of a Battle Creek Enquire editorial titled "What To Do About Assault Weapons. more »»

Arnold Black's Farm an impressive local business

July 2, 2016 As a frequent strawberry picker in the Alpena area, I've gotten to know the handful of workers at numerous strawberry farms. more »»

We don’t need to have three days of fireworks

July 1, 2016 Whoever made the Alpena City Firework ordinance has obviously never had to comfort a pet that is afraid of fireworks. No matter what the ordinance says, come on folks, use some common sense ... more »»

Krawczak would make a really good state rep

July 1, 2016 My purpose in writing is to endorse Jackie Krawczak as candidate for District 106 of the Michigan House of Representative. more »»

Community makes annual drive a success

June 27, 2016 The good folks of Alpena have done it again and made our 24th annual National Association of Letter Carriers food drive successful with your donations on May 14, 2016. more »»

The region benefits when we work together

June 27, 2016 I am writing in response to the column in last week’s Alpena News written by Stephen Fletcher on biking hot spots and his support to make bicycling safer in Alpena Count. more »»

Something needs to be done about airfare

June 25, 2016 This letter is concerning the drop in people using Alpena Regional Airport as an in and out source of travel. A few weeks ago, I tried to make arrangements to fly out of Alpena to San Jose, Cali. more »»

Hospital provided excellent care of mother

June 25, 2016 Our family recently experienced a medical situation and scare that required our mother to have surgery. more »»

Hopefully judge considered PTSD in sentencing

June 25, 2016 Ray Maybus, the Secretary of the Navy, recently announced a change regarding treatment of veterans who may suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. more »»

Familiarity helps elderly patients during care

June 25, 2016 Being hospitalized is particularly hard on the elderly. There are some things you can do for elderly family members to ensure their comfort, calm their fears and return them to health. more »»

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion

June 18, 2016 Who died and made Earl Elowsky the judge on whose opinion should be read or heard? Opinions are like “behinds,” everybody has one. more »»

Bike community alive, pedaling in the area

June 18, 2016 At our house we subscribe to the Alpena News. It seems to set up our day for being part of the “Small town America feel” we so love to be a part. more »»

Change in Medicare payments will hurt folks

June 18, 2016 It has just come to my attention that people with disabilities who get minimum Social Security checks that qualify for Medicaid will no longer get their Medicare payments paid by the state. more »»

Dimond is wrong with thoughts on transgenders

June 11, 2016 Well, we had another winner today in The Alpena News, May 31, Diane Dimond's "What are we so afraid of?" I don't know that we are necessarily afraid of the playing out of the transgender thin. more »»

We need to stay true to the US Constitution

June 11, 2016 At the time the Constitution was written, it was agreed by all, that the people could not vote directly for the president. Article II, Section 1 goes into great detail how this would be done. more »»

Seeking info on granddaughter’s missing dog

June 11, 2016 On Sunday morning, June 5, my granddaughter's dog disappeared from her home in Ossineke. He is an Australian Shepherd, about eight months old, mostly chocolate brown with white and gold markings. more »»

The key facts about living healthy lifestyle

June 11, 2016 Recent obesity research in medical and nutrition journals has caused confusion among health providers and patients alike. Let's summarize recent key facts. more »»

Ask if candidates support four-year university

June 3, 2016 What’s shaping up to be a contentious presidential election should not distract us from an important race in our own backyard. That being, the race for the 106th Michigan House seat. more »»

We need to embrace our personal differences

June 3, 2016 We live in a society that is so much different that it was years ago. Our community is no longer homogenized. more »»



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