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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 »»

There are cars that certainly aren’t very smart

June 3, 2016 How many of you have been reading about or have seen reports on television about smart cars that are being developed that will be able to drive themselves? We certainly are not there yet as I can... more »»

How about a sanctuary from political signs?

June 3, 2016 If we want Alpena to be the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes, shouldn't we support some respite from politics? Sanctuaries don't have obtrusive political signage appearing on streets and yards half a... more »»

Trump message more like grate than great

May 21, 2016 I never have imagined myself the sharpest knife in the drawer, so I suppose that thousands of other people already have realized what occurred to me just this morning. more »»

We are starting to look like the 17th century

May 21, 2016 I am writing all three of my federal representatives about the unconstitutional overreach of this administration. more »»

Separate church, state during day of prayer

May 21, 2016 People will continue to meet on our Alpena city hall grounds every May to underscore their belief that government and religion should be in warm collaboration. more »»

You had no right to take the steel in yard

May 16, 2016 I wish to thank the lowlife S.O.B. who helped themselves to my pile of steel that was in front of my garage on Fern Lane between Saturday May 8 and Tuesday May 10. more »»

Speaker needs to bite bullet, support Trump

May 16, 2016 Dear Mr. Speaker, I have been Republican since, as an 8-year-old I met General Eisenhower at his suite at the Drake Hotel during the 1952 Republican Convention. more »»

Steps to take to minimize Lyme disease risk

May 14, 2016 With spring, patients' thoughts turn to Lyme Disease, a rare but potentially confounding infection in Northeast Michigan. more »»

Let senators know to vote against Dark Act

May 14, 2016 I urge everyone to watch "Genetic Roulette — The Gamble of Our Lives" on the Internet. It will scare you. more »»

Governor, Republicans not helping residents

May 14, 2016 On May 4, the President came to Flint to address citizens suffering with poisoned, toxic water. Gov. Snyder felt he should show up and speak. Snyder was met with constant, loud booing. more »»



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