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Kevin Slimp: Lennox Valley: Powerful words: Underdog attacks make-believe issues

By Kevin Slimp 
Syndicated Columnist For a while it seemed as if the mayoral debate might have ended before it began. After prayers by …

President Trump’s sanest decision — nominating Neil Gorsuch

President Trump’s sanest decision — nominating Neil Gorsuch

Watching the Senate confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, one might easily find oneself wishing Gorsuch were …

Funny, there are no workers on the White House  jobs panel

Funny, there are no workers on the White House jobs panel

By golly, The Donald delivers. Trump and his new blue-ribbon panel of working-class champions have announced a bold new initiative to …

Ron Witbeck: Do I really matter?

Ron Witbeck: Do I really matter?

By Ron Witbeck 
Associate Pastor, Resurrection Life Church Have you ever had a day, a week, or just a moment of time when you couldn’t …

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

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 …

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 …