Lessons from the past two years

Our publication appreciates ongoing discourse on our opinion page in the form of letters to the editor submitted by our readers, including rebuttals to letters that were published. That said, …

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So it’s never on anyone’s basic weekend agenda to gleefully set forth to sort, organize and/or clean out the back area of the garage. It’s usually a haphazard crime scene assortment of metal M…

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Halloween is honestly my favorite time of year, and who doesn't like a good ol' ghost story, or a well spun urban legend, or even an old fashioned reckoning of an unexplained experience? I jus…

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I never usually subscribe to the obligatory sequel to these recent mundane rants and viewpoints in my articles, but for goodness gracious sakes alive, I've been overwhelmed with this perpetual…

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So a quick preface to my story: I’m not much into the whole hexes and spells of superstitions when it comes to wishing luck, hoping success, or requesting affliction.

There was nothing like the early to mid 1970s Tawas summers as a pre-teen neo zoomed dweebie free spirit. There was nary a care in the world, no school days, no dear old golden rule days, and …

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There was nothing like the early to mid 1970s Tawas summers as a pre-teen neo zoomed dweebie free spirit. There was nary a care in the world, no school days, no dear old golden rule days, and …

So on my commute from Tawas to Whittemore the other evening, the dial locked into my favorite radio station of 60's, '70's and '80's endless list of jukebox favorites, the song "Born to be Wil…

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I just watched the classic movie The Shawshank Redemption the other night, which mentions the town of Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Please just keep that in mind, we'll come back to it a little later i…

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It is interesting how certain life situations shape one's path growing up in a small town like Tawas, and the inevitable "firsts," if you will, that come without thought or effort.

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A thought hit me the other day; remember when the Singing Bridge, located just south of Alabaster on US-23, actually sung its song to all the everyday traffic that passed over it in the late 1…

For over a decade, lobbyists for local governments including Michigan Townships, Michigan Counties and the Michigan Municipal League have been on a mission to pull public notices out of newspa…