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Letters to the Editor

Muszynski serves community, deserves vote

Having known Cynthia Muszynski for many years we are proud to support her as Alpena County prosecutor. Cynthia has demonstrated her ability as an excellent, tenacious prosecuting attorney over the past 11 years. Her integrity, professionalism and passion for the welfare of the community is ...

Keep Dave Karschnick on the county board

To the voters of District 3 Alpena County, Please remember to vote in the Nov. 3 general election. I ask you to vote to elect Commissioner Dave Karschnick as your next District 3 commissioner. Holding an elected office comes with an incredible amount of responsibility and being your ...

Donald Trump accusations just plain wrong

To Don, Rogers City: Donald Trump’s “suckers” comment from anonymous sources was debunked. Even anti-Trumper John Bolton said it never happened. Trump daily briefings: He’s got four Nobel Peace Prize nominations, took out two high-value terrorists, got out of the Iran deal (even ...

Vote Joel Bauer to let a conservative voice be heard

As the former chairman of the Republican Party in Montmorency County, I am casting my vote for Joel Bauer for Circuit Court judge on Nov. 3. I urge all Republicans to do the same. I am concerned about the circumstances that led to the appointment of Judge Ed Black to the bench. I ...

Vote Joel Bauer, not Gov. Whitmer’s handpicked judge

As a lifelong Republican, I was deeply upset to find out that Judge Ed Black was the handpicked choice of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Like every conservative voter in this election, I am deeply concerned about the poor judgement of the governor. Her decisions have been overruled by the Michigan ...

Candidates should be ashamed of supporters who steal signs

Most of us learned from our parents the rule of treating others as we wish to be treated. Kindergarten reinforced this, and also the rule of respecting others’ property. Later schooling instilled an important tenet of our democracy — that each person has equal value, equal rights, and an ...

Bergman silent on Trump’s military insults

How gutless is Congressman Lt. Gen. (Ret) Jack Bergman? Bergman is quick to use his past military career for political gain, but is silent when Donald Trump called our troops, war prisoners, and fallen heroes “losers” and “suckers”. Knowing unequivocally that Vladimir Putin used ...

Time to vote out Trump and his enablers

Is this the America we live in where this president has lost jobs and economic meltdown, over 200,000 deaths, voter suppression, fear mongering, political division, lack of health care, loss of environmental protection, deregulation of the financial industry, drink bleach, do whatever you want ...

Longtime Dems for Muszynski for prosecutor

We are longtime registered Democrats. We won’t be voting a straight ticket in the upcoming election because we’re voting for Cynthia Muszynski for county prosecutor. We believe her to be the candidate of high integrity, with an excellent work ethic. For these reasons we endorse her as ...

Bauer has qualities needed for circuit judge

To the voters of Alpena and Montmorency county: I have been an attorney for 51 years. Over that period of time I have handled cases in over 50 counties in the State of Michigan. As such I have appeared in front of state probate judges, district judges, circuit judges, administrative judges, ...

Voters, think about who you are voting for

To all voters: Please look at what they have done, not what they tell you what they will do. Everyone knows that the socialist Democrats are the largest hate group in the world. They voted to impeach Donald Trump even though all the Dems’ legal counsel told them Trump did not do anything ...

Grateful for that roadside kindness and love

I am sending a heartfelt thank you to Officer Huber who assisted me Tuesday, Oct. 6 around 5 p.m. when my car broke down on Bagley Street. He made sure I was safely off the road and called Prell Towing. Kevin, driver for Prell’s, was there within 10 minutes. My car was hooked up and towed ...

Proud Boys’ point is to intimidate and bully

At the Presidential debate, when asked to condemn white supremacy, Donald Trump said, “Sure,” but then replied: “Proud Boys? Stand back and stand by…” Trump sees the Proud Boys as his private militia. Think this isn’t serious? Here is my experience with the Proud Boys. We ...

Well-deserved kudos for Sheriff’s Office efforts

Outstanding news from the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office regarding instituting a Crisis Intervention Team. Let us hope law enforcement departments all over Michigan do the same. We all appreciate the efforts by the Sheriff, the deputies, the corrections officers and the mental health and ...

Why I have a Joe Biden sign in my front yard

Republican friends ask why I have a Joe Biden sign in my front yard. I tell them it’s because I want a president we can all respect. This isn’t just a team sport (Republicans vs. Democrats); rather, we want and deserve an individual who has qualities including integrity, honesty, ...

Missing James Ernest Arbuckle, Mr. Alpena

A couple of weeks ago, Alpena lost a pioneer, a man who loved Alpena and its citizens. James Arbuckle was a man, a northern Michigan man, who loved living in an untapped paradise, Alpena, where friendships are for real, and everybody is each other’s friend. Jimmy was a friend of mine, a ...

A vote for freedom is a vote for Donald Trump

If you want to keep your freedom of speech, freedom to bear arms, freedom of religion, and stop the murdering of our babies, vote for Donald Trump. Obamacare was a disaster. My children, who worked out, were forced to buy insurance that cost twice as much as they had been paying. Plus the ...

Make Alpena great again, vote Denise Burke

Alpena County, it is time for a change. Please join me in voting Denise Burke for prosecutor. She has the knowledge, experience, and ability to begin creating positive change in Alpena County. If you are not familiar with Denise Burke, there are a few things you should know before casting ...

Museums afraid to offend might as well close

An article in the New York Times about an exhibit of Philip Guston’s work. Four museums, including MFA Boston. The show would have included Guston’s cartoon paintings depicting white-hooded figures. Now, anyone with any sense — and not looking to be offended — would see the paintings as ...

Applications, not ballots, were mass-mailed

Michigan sent out a mass mailing for requests for absentee ballots, not ballots. You had to then fill out the request for a ballot and return it in order receive a ballot. We have been voting absentee for years, but we still had to request ballots in order to vote this year. Mr Kelly ...