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Mammograms should be a must for women

July 16, 2016 Women have a 12% chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer; men have less than 1% risk. 40% of breast cancer is avoidable and linked to obesity, alcohol use and lack of exercise. more »»

Take time to learn about Founding Fathers

July 9, 2016 I would like to reflect upon our Founding Fathers and the time they lived in. George Washington was a slave holder, raised an Anglican but later believed to be a Deist. more »»

Learn the differences between firearms

July 9, 2016 Saturdays' Commentary, Other Voices from the Battle Creek Enquirer, is a perfect example of why news media, of all types, are losing their credibility. more »»

Letters opens others to promote candidates

July 9, 2016 Pursuant to Mr. Joynton's letter to the editor in Friday's paper, July 1, 2016. more »»

Take writers’ advice, get out in the fresh air

July 9, 2016 Two days ago I decided to wait outside for my friend to pick me up for a gathering. From the moment I stepped out into the sunshine and breated natures' sweet air I felt healing in my body. more »»

A positive experience during hospital stay

July 2, 2016 I recently had to be admitted to MidMichigan Regional Hospital in Alpena following a surgical procedure. I had developed some complications and needed additional medical assistanc. more »»

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 »»



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