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David Stiles: Will you beat the heat?

Pastor David Stiles Baldwin Baptist Church As we expect, the heat in the month of July is high. Out West it can seem like torment at times …

Kevin Slimp: Lennox Valley: Fight to the finish! Wrestling match takes backstage to political drama

Kevin Slimp: Lennox Valley: Fight to the finish! Wrestling match takes backstage to political drama

By Kevin Slimp Syndicated Columnist After Raymond Cooper received the first seven votes of the ballot count, Iris Long wondered if she was …

Ron Witbeck: Let God be your GPS

Ron Witbeck: Let God be your GPS

By Ron Witbeck Associate Pastor, Resurrection Life Church GPS — global positioning system — is a familiar concept to most of us. We can …

Kristina Beers: Summertime refreshes family outdoor traditions

Kristina Beers: Summertime refreshes family outdoor traditions

By Kristina Beers Special to the Pioneer Summertime is here and for the Beers family, that means camping season. We enjoy packing up the …

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

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 …

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 …