Letters to the Editor


Why, Oh Why Do People Act This Way?

Dear Editor: 1) Why do people burn wet leaves that cause white smoke to billow out covering their neighbors homes and yards? Don’t people realize dry leaves burn better, or that recycling is best of all? 2) Why do certain local companies think telephone poles and trees throughout the county were put there for them […]






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Great Snowmobile Coverage

    Dear Editor: Good Day: I browse through the paper if my husband brings it home. I’m writing to compliment your correspondent, Steve Landon. The article was well written, correct sentence structure and informational. I’m not even a snowmobile enthusiast however I could imagine the event; it seems all involved had a great time. […]






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Amused With Editors Commentary On Roger Stone

I read with amusement publisher Mike Wilcox’s recent commentary about the arrest of Roger Stone (Mike’s Musings, January 31,2019) as he described federal marshals arresting Wilcox himself a dozen years ago in Florida. Mike likened his arrest to that of the recent arrest of Donald Trump’s long-time confidant Roger Stone.  Mike expressed his empathy with […]






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The difference between a person and an animal

Dear Editor: What is the difference between a person and an animal? The fundamental difference between a person and anything else is the human soul. And what is the human soul? I am not a philosopher or a theologian, but I think that we can imagine the soul as the part of God’s heart that […]






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Potash project should be celebrated for its benefits

Dear Editor: Projects that will result in overwhelming benefits for Michigan should be celebrated. One such project is the Michigan Potash and Salt Company (MPSC), which is redeveloping the potash industry in Michigan and the United States in Evart, Michigan. The major investment will create an essential operation to support farmers, the economy, and the […]






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Marion Drivers Ask For Wage Increase

Dear Editor: The Marion bus drivers started asking in June 2017 for a wage increase and health insurance, to this day they still have not had a counter offer back. The only news the drivers have heard from the new superintendent is that he wanted Dean Transportation to take us over. We as a group […]






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Truth, Justice, And The American Way?

Election time is upon us again. Once more we are deluged with exaggerations, distortions, heartrending appeals, and outright lies. Committed voters of both parties are willing to believe all the good about their party and all the bad about the other party. There is a significant part of the electorate who actually look at the […]






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Facebook Continues to Discriminate Against Pro-Life

Dear Editor: Last October, Facebook banned a Wexford Missaukee Right to Life promotion on Facebook. The ad simply showed us erecting a new highway billboard time depicting a very young girl with her ear to her mothers’ pregnant belly with the caption: “All lives matter, choose life.”  The ad was rejected by Facebook because they said, […]






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2018 Marion Days Was A Hit

Dear Editor, This past weekend of ‘Marion Days’, was one of the best. There was lots to do and hundreds of people in town. Thank you to everyone that made it so enjoyable. One of my highlights was purchasing a book at one of the sidewalk booths called “Bicycle Cowboy” by Ron Helmboldt. In fact, […]






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Vote Yes on Opioid treatment bill

Dear Editor: Opioid treatment has long existed within the state of Michigan but only just recently were the effects and dependence rates of opiates revealed. Once thought of as a miracle drug is now considered a costly and problematic drug capturing lives throughout the state. Of the 930 opioid-related overdose deaths in Michigan between 2009 […]






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