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What won’t happen during Monday’s debate

September 24, 2016 I don't know what will happen Monday during the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but I do know what won't happen: Moderator: "Let's begin with you, Mrs. Clinton. more »»

Should I be screened for prostate cancer?

September 24, 2016 The question of whether or not to have a prostate cancer screening is a personal and complex on. more »»

Making plans

September 24, 2016 “I’m kinda nervous I’ll break my nose one of these times. Other than that, it’s fine.” Last fall my teenager daughter declared that her room needed a loft bed. more »»

Challenge may sprout good ideas, good jobs

September 22, 2016 We grow it. Despite our location here, in what some might consider the Great Frozen North, Michigan farmers are national and world leaders when it comes to growing food. more »»

Region’s history takes center stage this weekend

September 22, 2016 As most of our readers know, the history of Northeast Michigan is a fascinating one. more »»

Proper lane usage on Bagley Street

September 22, 2016 Many residents have posed questions in regards to the turning lanes on Bagley Street from the bridge all the way to M-32. more »»

So much for keeping an eye on all those immigrants

September 21, 2016 Don’t worry, liberals ranging from Hillary Clinton to President Barack Obama assure us. The government can check all those immigrants from the Middle East to ensure none of them are terrorists. more »»

Messing about in boats

September 20, 2016 There are some people, like my high school chum Ron Wagner, who are born with talent. He became a successful commercial artist. more »»

Numbers show economy isn’t recovering well

September 20, 2016 Applications for unemployment benefits were up during the first week of September. Retail sales slumped in August. Manufacturing was down in many areas of the country. more »»

Hate crimes in same vein as terrorism

September 19, 2016 As a nation, we Americans are a good, fair, compassionate people. Nearly all of our neighbors are that way. more »»

Don’t look for beer tax any time soon

September 19, 2016 If you believe the advocates who want to boost the state beer tax, the facts appear to be on their side. more »»

Entire county benefits from new defibrillators

September 17, 2016 Any time you improve safety concerns for residents, it is a good thing. Thus, we are glad to see a number of new portable compression units being placed around Alpena for emergency purposes. more »»

Pettalia truly a man for NE Michigan

September 17, 2016 Life is short. He lived it well. As I listened to those lyrics on the radio the other morning I thought they perfectly summed up the life of State Rep. Peter Pettalia. more »»

This whole pumpkin spice thing is out of hand

September 17, 2016 A female friend of mine said, "Do you know what season it is?" "Well," I replied, "since the leaves are beginning to turn and the stores are already changing over from Halloween crap to Christmas... more »»

Salvaging animals from accidents

September 17, 2016 A citizen recently asked what would happen if they struck an animal with their vehicle and killed it but it was not a deer? Would they be able to keep the animal if it was a bobcat or even a wild... more »»

Never accept pain as a natural part of aging or illness

September 17, 2016 Contrary to what many may believe, pain does not have to be part of a loved one’s natural aging process or chronic illness, and no one should experience pain at the end of life. more »»

The facts about Goodwill

September 17, 2016 Goodwill Northern Michigan believes a strong community means every member has job opportunities that pay a livable wage; safe, stable, and affordable housing; and access to wholesome, nutritious... more »»

Message is clear: Remove blinders when seeking employees

September 16, 2016 Michigan has a wealth of hidden talent available for employers to tap into. That was the message Lt. Gov. more »»

Curious about parking

September 16, 2016 There are many things that make me curious. But there is just one I want to explore today. It is a hot topic, a controversial topic. more »»

Priority needs to be rebuild US credibility

September 15, 2016 The loud yawn you may have heard Sunday came from across the Pacific Ocean, in Pyongyang, North Korea. more »»



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