A month to support foster care efforts across the state


May is Foster Care Month, which provides all Michiganders an opportunity to consider how they can help with the goal of providing a safe and supportive home for children who need temporary out-of-home care. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has issued a proclamation to increase awareness about the ...

Keep our local highways clean

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Recently, several members of the Range Lions and their spouses cleaned our “Adopt a Highway” stretch from Painesdale to South Range. We were all disturbed by the amount of litter along that three mile stretch of highway. We collected 34 bags of litter. Many other ...

Thank you, firefighters


The Alpena area has seen its share of devastating fires at local businesses in recent years. The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in November 2019. The John A. Lau Saloon and adjacent Thunder Bay Theater the following July. The BP gas station at the corner of M-65 and M-72 in March. And, on ...

Anonymous donor makes a difference

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Hi, we are Siona Beaudoin, Beau Hakala, and Gabriel Poirier and we were part of the Lake Linden-Hubbell eCybermission team, and we are writing to express our gratitude for the generous donation from an anonymous donor. In seventh grade we competed in the Midwest regional ...

Thank you, PHA

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Thank you to the Portage Health Auxiliary for supporting our upcoming Rabbit Island School program for the 2021 year. Rabbit Island School is a student-led arts and ecology expedition for area teens. Students selected for participation will spend 7 days on the island, creating ...

Delta County roadway named for fallen trooper


We haven’t hesitated in past times to support criticism of police departments and personnel, when we believed genuine overreach had occurred. Likewise, when an officer falls in the line of duty, protecting and serving the community, it has been our pleasure and privilege to underscore that ...