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Layton Dutton: Take advantage of teachable moments

Layton Dutton: Take advantage of teachable moments

By Layton Dutton, Associate Pastor of Youth
 Calvary Baptist Church In Deuteronomy 6, Moses tells Israel this: “Hear, O Israel: The …

Ron Witbeck
: Remember all who sacrificed on Memorial Day

Ron Witbeck
: Remember all who sacrificed on Memorial Day

By Ron Witbeck
 Associate Pastor, Resurrection Life Church Why do we celebrate Memorial Day? Is it to honor those who have shed their …

Mary Kay VanDriel: Health Matters: Losing weight with a low-calorie diet

Mary Kay VanDriel: Health Matters: Losing weight with a low-calorie diet

By Mary Kay VanDriel, R. N. To be healthy, we need a balance of enough foods from different groups and enough nutrition to fuel our minds …

Kevin Slimp: Lennox Valley: Unbelievable! Could this really be happening in our Valley?

Kevin Slimp: Lennox Valley: Unbelievable! Could this really be happening in our Valley?

By Kevin Slimp 
Syndicated Columnist It took a few moments for the results to sink in, but eventually bedlam erupted in the town hall …

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 …