Letters to the Editor

A 7th Grade View: Harrison Bond Proposal

Dear Editor, I’m a 7th grade student at Harrison Middle School, and we’ve been hearing a lot about the bond proposal lately. I know for sure that the bond sounds like a good idea, but even better, I know why. I have some experience with things that could be fixed. Like, in the Health/Art room […]

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Pro Life “Trumped” the Election

Dear Editor: I hated this past presidential  primary and general election.  I am sure many of you felt the same way.  Talk about mud slinging, back biting and a disarray throughout the entire election.  I am quite sure it broke records regarding being the ugliest in history. I voted Trump as I bit my lip.  […]

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“Wind Turbines:  Unsafe at any distance”

Dear Editor:   Last December, one of the turbines at the Stoney Corners wind facility burst into flames and was completely destroyed. Black smoke darkened the sky and heavy winds spread ash and burning particles on fields and properties nearby. For days the acrid odor of smoldering composites lingered in the air and seeped into […]

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Marion Fair Board making progress

Dear Editor and Community Members, As we enter the 2017 fair season, the Marion Fair Board would like to take a moment to once again reassure you of our continued commitment to the community and of our genuine dedication to building back confidence and trust that may have been unavoidably and understandably lost. We are […]

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Calling out the progressives

Dear Editor, You have probably wondered where I have been. Well, I am back writing; speaking up and speaking out. There has certainly been a lot to take in since the November election, and the ensuing reaction to the outcome. Interestingly, nothing has changed all these months later. That stated, I have much to say. […]

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Congressman Moolenaar won’t return calls

To the editor: According to the Congressional Calendar, the week of February 19 is available for congressmen to interact with their constituents in their home districts. With these dates in mind the League of Women Voters Mt Pleasant Area and League of Women Voters of Midland sought to host a town meeting with our representative, […]

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Right to life service, abortion and America

Dear Editor: The Wexford/Missaukee Right to Life will again this year be holding a memorial service in honor of the 59 million babies who died from abortion since Roe v. Wade in 1973, and particularly the 56 babies lost in Wexford/Missaukee in 2015.  This special service will be held at the Living Light Christian Church […]

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Farewell from State Rep Joel Johnson

Dear Editor: It seems like just yesterday I sat down to write an introduction of myself as your new state representative for the 97th District, and now six years have flown by and I’m writing my thanks and farewell to the people of Clare, Gladwin, Arenac, Osceola and Bay counties. Serving our communities has been an […]

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The Joy of the Christmas season

Dear Editor: The holiday season is upon us, and the mad scramble is on totry to satisfy children’s wants,  and keeping up with the people down the street. If a couple really wants to give their children the true spirit of Christmas this year, teach them that there is joy in giving. Take the children […]

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The 2016 Election and Corporate Control

Dear Editor: The 2016 election is over, or is it? It is a disgrace that people tolerated Trump’s behavior through the election. It’s known fact he is antisemetic, rascists, fascists, anti muslim, hateful, etc, etc, etc. He does not represent democracy and the fact that he lost the popular vote. I believe we as progressives […]

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