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CREES: Is anyone doing the real work of the people?

CREES: Is anyone doing the real work of the people?

There are a lot of problems facing the nation and world today. A LOT of problems. My biggest problem? We have no one dealing with the …

CREES: So… who deserves the honor?

CREES: So… who deserves the honor?

On Monday, March 25, President Donald Trump signed a proclamation declaring the United States’ recognition of Israeli sovereignty in the …

CREES: Let them speak

CREES: Let them speak

So… by now everyone with any kind or style of communication device – smartphone, tablet, TV or whatever – has read, heard …

Gaining a voice: Celebrating 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage

Gaining a voice: Celebrating 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage

Each election day as people line up to vote, be it for a school board millage, state senator or the nation’s next president, …

Editorials

Senior Enrichment Day encourages lifelong learning

Classrooms and hallways at Big Rapids High School were filled with inspiration and creativity as senior citizens from the community tried …

Congratulations to the graduates

Graduation season has settled into the area, as well as across the nation. These few weeks are a whirlwind of activity and can mean a …

Letters to the Editor

Youth center responds to concerns raised

Youth center responds to concerns raised

To the editor, This will be the third time we have answered questions for and to the Concerned Citizens group. There still is a lot of …

To the editor: Community members raise concerns over millage proposal

To the editor: Community members raise concerns over millage proposal

To the editor, The Nov. 6, 2018, Morton Township ballot will include a 0.5 millage request for five years to fund operations for the …

We deserve a say in how our money is spent

We deserve a say in how our money is spent

To the editor, I have spent the past thirty years working at Ferris as a professor in the Humanities Department and I would like to …

Letter to the Editor: Writer urges Mecosta County residents to reconsider solar panel purchases

Letter to the Editor: Writer urges Mecosta County residents to reconsider solar panel purchases

To the editor: With regard to the Aug. 17 article on “renewable energy,” if you are thinking about installing solar panels on …

To the editor: Writer weighs in on border separation issue

To the editor: Writer weighs in on border separation issue

To the editor, In regards to the plan of separation of children from their parents at the border, I have these thoughts: A separation plan …

Griffith: The right thing for students is to vote yes

Griffith: The right thing for students is to vote yes

To the editor: After reading Judy Winegar’s letter to the editor this week, we decided that while she is entitled to her opinion, we …