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Kevin Slimp: Lennox Valley: New Year provides craziest moment of craziest year!

Kevin Slimp: Lennox Valley: New Year provides craziest moment of craziest year!

By Kevin Slimp Syndicated Columnist Who knew at the beginning of the year that 1998 would be the most bizarre year in Valley history? At …

Mary Kay VanDriel: Health Matters: Protecting your child and others with vaccination

Mary Kay VanDriel: Health Matters: Protecting your child and others with vaccination

By Mary Kay VanDriel, R. N. August is Immunization Awareness Month nationwide. Appropriate vaccination for children and adults is very …

Candy Allan: Until I see you later

Candy Allan: Until I see you later

At one point in my life, I thought I’d retire from the Pioneer newspaper. Funny how life is what happens when you’re making other …

Kristina Beers: Silence is golden; appreciate it

Kristina Beers: Silence is golden; appreciate it

By Kristina Beers Special to the Pioneer Over our nation’s birthday, we, like many Americans, took to the outdoors. The weather was …

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

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 …

From the superintendent’s desk: Operating millage on May 8 ballot

From the superintendent’s desk: Operating millage on May 8 ballot

By Roger Cole Morley Stanwood Community Schools Morley Stanwood Community Schools is holding its bi-annual approval of …

DENNIS BEEMER: MCWC attacks on Nestlé are unfounded

DENNIS BEEMER: MCWC attacks on Nestlé are unfounded

To the editor: In response to the recent series of articles that relied heavily on information from a Michigan Citizens for Water …

Dolores Grace Horan: Mural a great addition to downtown

Dolores Grace Horan: Mural a great addition to downtown

A special thank you: “Awesome,” “Outstanding,” “Beautiful,” were just a few of the comments heard …