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JIM HIGHTOWER: You’ve got food

JIM HIGHTOWER: You’ve got food

Armed with hefty grants from the Pentagon, squads of food technologists are on a mission to supplant nature with a great leap forward into the brave new world of synthetic foodstuffs. Not satisfied merely to tinker with the genetic makeup of nature’s products, these mad scientists have a God-like goal of “creating” new food. Well, […]

Why I love the church

By MARCUS JEROMIN Pastor, Providence Presbyterian Church of Manistee It’s easy to write off an institution or organization because some of its people have done you wrong, or because one or more of its representatives have offended you. But this is a fatal mistake when it comes to the church. Despite her people’s shortcomings — […]

Writing the History and Future of America

Writing the History and Future of America

Editor’s note: This is the winning entry in the Manistee Veterans of Foreign Wars Walsh Post No. 4499 Voice of Democracy contest. The winning entry was written by Manistee High School’s Katie Jacobi on a theme of “Why veterans are important to our nation’s history and future.” Next week Onekama Consolidated Schools Hanna Hughes who won […]

The ‘Greatest Show on Earth’

The ‘Greatest Show on Earth’

It used to be said that the Barnum and Bailey Circus was “The Greatest Show on Earth” with the elephants, clowns, flying traipeze acts and plenty of roaring lions. This weekend from coast to coast millions will tune into the current version of “The Greatest Show on Earth” — the Super Bowl. I am an avid […]

SIMPLY BRETHREN: Communities do change

By JANET STROUP Guest Columnist BRETHREN — Brethren School’s sign out front states “Small School – Big Family.” It’s a warm feeling, being part of a family, and we acknowledge that all students don’t have that feeling. But obviously there’s a goal among teachers and administrators to groom programs and programming so students can have […]

2-1-1 can help with tax season

By EVELYN SZPLIET Guest Columnist Yes, the season is upon us – income tax season! Believe it or not, the time to file taxes is right around the corner. And 2-1-1 can help with information about free tax preparation sites and Earned Income Tax Credit information. Some may ask “what if I do not owe?” It is […]