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What we have here is a failure to communicate

What we have here is a failure to communicate

To sum up President Trump’s first month in office, he has exceeded everyone’s expectations. To those who opposed him, he’s worse than …

Pastor Peggy Rose: Finding hope in transition and loss

Pastor Peggy Rose: Finding hope in transition and loss

By Pastor Peggy Rose
 Immanuel Lutheran Church “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with …

Mary Kay VanDriel: Health Matters: Are oils and fats your friends?

Mary Kay VanDriel: Health Matters: Are oils and fats your friends?

By Mary Kay VanDriel, R. N. Fat can be a good thing. Fats got a bad rap in the ’80s and we all went on a low-fat diet.

Travel ban spotlights U.S. dependence on foreign-born doctors

By Lauren Silverman KERA — A National Public Radio member station ALEXANDRIA, LA — Patients in Alexandria, La., were the friendliest …

Editorials

Merry Christmas to our readers

In this season of reflection, gratitude and joy, we’d like to take a moment to pause and address you, our readers. Whether you are a …

Be extra careful this holiday season

So… we’re off and running! The Christmas holiday season has begun and folks are gearing (some more, some less) up for a month of …

Letters to the Editor

Cost and proposal need to be done for new addition

Cost and proposal need to be done for new addition

Letter to the Editor: Big Rapids Township: If you are a township tax payer, you are playing 1.5 mills for fire protection. The township …

JAMES BROWN: I disagree with columnist Jim Hightower

JAMES BROWN: I disagree with columnist Jim Hightower

To the editor, I am writing in disagreement to Jim Hightower’s column in the Monday, Feb. 20 edition of the paper. It’s one month into …

ANDREW BLOM: Do your job

ANDREW BLOM: Do your job

To the editor, It would appear that many Republican legislators are afraid of meeting with their constituents. Just this week, rather than …

JAMES BROWN: A different perspective on Betsy DeVos

JAMES BROWN: A different perspective on Betsy DeVos

To the editor, I’m writing in reply to all of the editorials and articles concerning the nomination of Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of …

KITCHENMASTER: Reader says Betsy DeVos is unqualified

KITCHENMASTER: Reader says Betsy DeVos is unqualified

TO THE EDITOR:  Betsy DeVos is unqualified for U.S. Secretary of Education. Not only does Mrs. DeVos lack any public school certification, …

JAMES ROBERTS: Betsy: “We expect something in return …”

JAMES ROBERTS: Betsy: “We expect something in return …”

To the Editor, Ben DeGrow of the Mackinac Policy Center stated in Wednesday’s Pioneer that Betsy Devos’ confirmation hearing would be …