Editorials Archive

Ice rink positive for community

Kudos to the city of Big Rapids Parks and Recreation Department for their efforts at keeping area residents active through the long, cold days of winter. In addition to a variety of classes and programs from baseball skills for children to Tai Chi for all ages, the city also provides an ice rink that anyone […]

Cooperation proves leadership

“Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.” — James Cash Penney, American businessman Cooperation proves the quality of leadership. Indeed. Tuesday evening, both Gov. Rick Snyder and President Barack Obama offered the state and nation their “State of the …” addresses. There were really no surprises. Both […]

Leveling the retail playing field

On Thursday, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill into law that will go a long way toward leveling the field on which local retailers in Mecosta County and around the state do business. The Main Street Fairness legislation is designed to help Michigan businesses better compete with online retailers. The legislation was actually passed by […]

Beware of scams and scammers

“I’m scammed almost every day. Or, if not scammed, at the very least someone tries to scam me. Usually more than once a day.”              — James Altucher, American author The comment by James Altucher seems to be all too true. Troublingly so. There are scams and scammers at work […]

Giving the gift of life

In a recent press release, Michigan’s Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced that more than half of the adults living in this state are registered as organ donors. This is a stunningly important milestone we feel needs to given proper recognition. More than 50 percent of all the adults in our state have made a […]