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Kevin Slimp: Lennox Valley: Heated rivals: Earthquake or evil plot? No one is sure

Kevin Slimp: Lennox Valley: Heated rivals: Earthquake or evil plot? No one is sure

By Kevin Slimp Syndicated Columnist While questions surrounding the whereabouts of A.J. Fryerson dominated conversation in the Valley, the …

Kristina Beers: Locking the food pantry teaches moderation

Kristina Beers: Locking the food pantry teaches moderation

By Kristina Beers Special to the Pioneer I am not afraid to admit I have locked my food pantry before. In fact, for a very lengthy time in …

Column: The greatest sports moment ever in local history

Column: The greatest sports moment ever in local history

By John Raffel Pioneer Sports Writer To say something is the greatest of all-time is obviously subjective and open to debate. People would …

Kevin Slimp: Lennox Valley: A.J.’s disappearance feeds Marvin and Maxine’s rumor mill

Kevin Slimp: Lennox Valley: A.J.’s disappearance feeds Marvin and Maxine’s rumor mill

By Kevin Slimp Syndicated Columnist As was usually the case in late September, leaves and temperatures were falling as the Good Folks of …

Editorials

Mothers give even when we don’t deserve it

Mothers give even when we don’t deserve it

There’s an old, not-so-kind saying  — “He’s got a face only a mother could love.” Now, we all know what …

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 …

Letters to the Editor

Rotary Club looks forward to helping community

Rotary Club looks forward to helping community

To the editor: The Rotary Club of Big Rapids would like to thank our friends and neighbors for coming out once again to support the efforts …

Why increase the speed limit?

Why increase the speed limit?

To the editor, Starting next month several expressways and highways in Michigan will be bumping their speed limits up. There has been some …

Making a compromise with Daylight Savings

Making a compromise with Daylight Savings

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In response to the Detroit Free Press article on the front page of the weekend edition of the Pioneer, March 11-12; I …

JAMES L. BROWN: Mr. Hightower is wrong again

JAMES L. BROWN: Mr. Hightower is wrong again

To the editor, I am writing in reply to Jim Hightower’s column from the edition on Monday, March 6 entitled “Nobody needs a lecture on …

ROSHAK: Just more ‘fake news’

ROSHAK: Just more ‘fake news’

To the Editor, In response to Ms. Burmeister’s letter of 3/6/17, “Reader supports reporters’ efforts to inform public” I could not …

BURMEISTER: Reader supports reporters’ efforts to inform public

BURMEISTER: Reader supports reporters’ efforts to inform public

TO THE EDITOR: In the early 1900s, investigative reporters who were often referred to as “muckrakers” did the “dirty work” that …