Thank you volunteers

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We would like to thank everyone who helped out or volunteered at the Santa event in Mohawk on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021. We would also like to thank: Mohawk Superette, IGA, Sara Lee, Slim’s Cafe, Lassila Insurance, Bethany Church, Econofoods, Walmart, Erickson Crowley Peterson ...

Supreme Court must now install transparency in redistricting process


Only in Michigan could a government panel created to bring transparency to a political process find a way to shroud its decisions in secrecy. Well, maybe it could happen elsewhere, but there’s no denying the default setting for most government operations in the Mitten state seems to be ...

Living here

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Aside from the natural beauty of this rugged land that we enjoy, there once was a more profound sense of community not typical of contemporary America in this place that we all call home. Though I worked as a professor at Tech, I never sensed much of a town/gown divide that ...

Incentive funds should help Michigan compete for jobs


If Michigan has to get back in the corporate welfare game, the approach moving through the state Legislature is better than past efforts, which spent a lot of taxpayer money but didn’t produce much in terms of jobs and other spin-off benefits. Lawmakers, in consult with Gov. Gretchen ...

Insurance refund checks don’t fix no-fault reform shortcomings


Four hundred bucks doesn’t go as far as it once did. It’s about what a typical family of four spends for a couple weeks worth of groceries. Or a car payment. Or a couple of utility bills. Four Benjamin Franklins would mean quite a bit to many of us. That’s probably why so many ...

State: Remember rules for removing snow along highways


Now that the white stuff has arrived in earnest — with another 7 to 13 inches possible by Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service — the Michigan Department of Transportation is reminding residents living along state highways to keep safety in mind and follow the law as ...