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Letters to the Editor

News’ incomplete story less than informative

It seems The Alpena News is becoming a Cubist painting, and not in a good way. Example: we learn on Feb. 16 that a man named Steven Donajkowski, a former Trustee of Alpena Public Schools Board of Education, had been censured by the BOE “because of sexualized comments he posted to Facebook ...

The radio voice of a generation goes silent

On Wednesday, Feb. 17 we learned of the passing of Rush Limbaugh, a conservative radio icon. Rush was controversial to be sure, but for those of us who have been around for a while, that familiar voice on the radio was the background to many decades of our lives. When we traveled, he was on the ...

Alpena Christians, please be encouraged

The Day of Purim starts this year on the evening of Feb. 25 and is to be remembered and celebrated worldwide by Christians, according to the Bible Book of Esther, Chapter 9, Verse 28. This history has been verified as true by historians such as Herodotus at approximately 458 BC and is recorded ...

Wondering if we can we all just get along

No we can not! Republicans think Democrats are people with bad ideas, but Democrats think Republicans are bad people with ideas. If you disagree with a Democrat, you are racist, facist or wait for it, a Nazi. We as Americans used to have common ground, but in the age of social media and cancel ...

On a disgruntled neighbor and the post office

Item No. 1—On Monday (Feb. 8) I received a letter, dated Feb. 5, 2021. It was sent to “Resident” at our address. It addressed me as “neighbor.” It was signed “One Of Your Irritated Neighbors.” This person doesn’t know my name and didn’t sign hers/his. We have lived here for 20 ...

President Biden is already creating havoc

I thought Mardi Gras was in New Orleans. The News lately appears like they moved it to Washington. The useless impeachment hearings are just another diversion to keep people’s minds off the Southern border. The News said recently that the Border Patrol was forced to let the immigrants in ...

One person really can make a big difference

One person can make a difference, FDR was elected for four terms and took us from poverty to win WWII and George C. Marshall built up our military and factories, from zero. After the war, G. Mennon Williams was the only Democrat elected and he built the Mackinac Bridge and served six terms as ...

It’s time to defund U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman

This letter is to all the individuals and corporations who have contributed to Jack Bergman for Congress. Congressman Bergman promoted a dangerous and false narrative that the 2020 Presidential election was somehow fraudulent. Even after losing 60-plus lawsuits and 50 states certifying their ...

Thankful to Trump for Operation Warp Speed

All summer the Democrats and the media (one in the same) were saying it takes 3-5 years to develop a vaccine. When Trump said we may have a vaccine before the end of the year, they all said it was just more “Trump Lies!” They would push the line that we must “Follow the science. ...

We are who we elect, so please vote wisely

How well is Alpena County progressing, when an elected School Board member logs onto a Facebook page promoting the betterment of Alpena, and references the Vice President of the United States by saying, “You don’t know who or what has been inside her?” Vice President Harris, is an ...

Progress being made, but patience will help

The COVID-19 vaccines are Michigan’s best hope for ending the pandemic. District Health Department #4 has administered almost 5,200 first and second doses and the state of Michigan recently passed the 1 million vaccines distributed mark! Progress is being made, although often not as fast as ...

Thankful for MidMichigan Medical Center

I was in the ICU for 4 days with COVID-19 and pneumonia at MidMichigan Medical Center about the time Dr. Victory claimed (in the article in the February 6th paper) unsafe conditions. I spoke to the staff regarding equipment and supplies and they assured me they were available as needed. I ...

How can Bergman support people like Greene?

“Support is the act of showing that you believe that someone is good and that you approve of them.” Congressional Representative Marjorie Greene stated that lasers from space started the California wildfires, the Las Vegas massacre was part of a massive conspiracy to enact “gun ...

Wondering if true unification is possible?

Do you believe in the concept of unity? I do. Unity, by definition, is “the quality or state of not being multiple, of oneness.” The pandemic of 2020 struck and terrorized so many, causing excruciating pain and sorrow. Very few were left unscathed by its far-reaching tentacles. In ...

Lying between truth and falsity

We owe much to the academics among us. People who get to the bottom of things: things we take for granted, don’t have a clue about, or haven’t the time to consider. Professor Harry G. Frankfurter is such a guy. Not one to assume, he yearns to know. Like Dickens’ Mr. Pickwick, he strives ...

Commissioners sabotage health, small business

Well, well, well, after a year of saying and doing nothing to help our community deal with the devastating effects of the pandemic, the Republican Commissioners decide to sign a resolution to sabotage us all. Even though health experts tell us to continue wearing masks and social distance, ...

Speer has always supported Northeast Michigan

Bill Speer has been a steady and strong supporter for Northeast Michigan and more important Alpena and his leadership to keep the printed press alive, when so many cities in the USA have lost their local paper. I recalled meeting Bill for the first at a 7 a.m. coffee group known as the Section ...

Time to get restaurants back to full capacity

Will our restaurants, taverns, fast-food and bars be able to have consumers dine-in for very long now they’ve reopened for dine-in service. All of these businesses plus many non-food businesses have done their part according to Governor Whitmer, CDC and Health Department. Before any more ...

Rejecting abortion is not rejecting those who have them

“We who reject abortion do not reject those who have had abortions, rather we embrace them and tell them healing is available through many different pro-life (and pro-woman) programs.” — Janet Morano w/Father Pavone, Priests For Life. JULIE A. KASZUBOWSKI, Posen

Under Biden, US is headed toward socialism

We as American Citizens both, Republicans and Democrats, must express our concerns that we are on track to become a socialist/communist country. They want to open the borders and bring in criminals and people with infections, strictly because they will get their vote. They will stomp on the ...