Let’s talk about mental health


“It’s a disease, not a moral failing. It’s a medical condition, not a character flaw.” — Kathleen Dunckel News Lifestyles editor Darby Hinkley introduced us recently to Kathleen Dunckel and her husband, Eric, in a story simultaneously heartbreaking and inspiring about the ...

Bogus charge in Torch Lake

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: This letter is to address the service charge of $7 assessed on the bills attributed to the Torch Lake Sewer Authority and collected by Munibilling Utility Solutions from Greensboro, NC. I contacted Munibilling and asked why only Hubbell and people served by Michigan-American ...

New CDC mask guidance

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The CDC’s new COVID-19 mask guidance is a great idea, or would be if people were honest about whether they are fully-vaccinated. But we all know that many of them will not be. A good indicator of how conscientious the unvaccinated are about wearing masks might be to compare ...

Now it’s up to you on masks


With new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has freed any fully vaccinated Michigander from the requirement to wear a facemask when out in public. Unvaccinated folks, however, still must wear a mask in public at least until July 1, when ...

Reichstag Moment

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: After reading a number of anti-Bergman letters to the editor, as well as calling those who “stormed” the Capitol building on Jan 6, “violent rioters,” one has to wonder if any of these Naysayers ever heard the phrase, “Reichstag Moment?” The Reichstag fire occurred ...

Don’t move firewood long distances


Wherever your travels take you this summer, you can make more room for your favorite gear, your pet or even an extra friend by choosing to leave firewood at home. Moving firewood when you camp, hunt or head out for a weekend getaway means you risk carrying tree-killing insects and diseases ...