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Kevin Slimp: Lennox Valley: Deadly games: Speculating was a favorite Valley pastime

Kevin Slimp: Lennox Valley: Deadly games: Speculating was a favorite Valley pastime

By Kevin Slimp Syndicated Columnist Looking back on my growing-up years, it seems to me the folks in my hometown had an unhealthy …

Kristina Beers: Cell phone debate finally resolved

Kristina Beers: Cell phone debate finally resolved

By Kristina Beers Special to the Pioneer Inquiring minds want to know: Did we ever decide to get a phone for Beers Boy No. 5? I promised …

Layton Dutton: Beware of the bait pile

Layton Dutton: Beware of the bait pile

By Layton Dutton, Associate Pastor of Youth
 Calvary Baptist Church Pumpkins, corn, squash, sugar beets, acorns and even peanut butter. …

Kevin Slimp: Lennox Valley: Just when things seemed normal in the Valley the plot thickens

By Kevin Slimp Syndicated Columnist Undoubtedly, the second most popular show on Talk 880 Radio came on immediately after “Renderings …

Editorials

Mark Klumpp: Snow Days

Mark Klumpp: Snow Days

Submitted by Mark Klumpp MOISD interim superintendent After receiving our first dusting of snow recently, I figured it would be a good time …

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 …

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Writer supports bond issue

Letter to the Editor: Writer supports bond issue

To the editor: It’s hard to believe that it has been 20+ years since our last bond issue. I believed then in that issue and I believe …

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 …