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America’s crisis – opioids kill 115 per day

America’s crisis – opioids kill 115 per day

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor We all know at least one person that is battling drug addiction. Personally I know several, and coupled with mental health issues, it is the single largest…

When I heard the news, my heart nearly stopped beating. Longtime friend, co-worker and champion of Clare, Al Iacco died yesterday. I just felt he and I were going to…

Feeling helpless as cancer strikes a close friend

Feeling helpless as cancer strikes a close friend

Cancer has struck again. This time the victim is my wonderful brother-in-law, and I feel helpless as he fights the dreaded disease. Just retired from the State Police- I mean…

Let’s back off the ugliness

Let’s back off the ugliness

Can’t we all just get along? I’ve been a keen watcher of political discourse since I was 10-years-old and NEVER, I mean NEVER, have I experienced such a polarized nation.…

Torrid heat makes me yearn for Greenland

Torrid heat makes me yearn for Greenland

Outrageous. That is what I call this incessant heatwave that engulfed us in June and now is carrying on into July. Since summer officially started less than a month ago,…

Fake news still influences Facebook

Fake news still  influences Facebook

Despite Mark Zuckerberg’s attempts to limit fake news on Facebook, my timeline continues to offer up news stories that are more false than true. Here’s an example of what I…

Newsroom murders hit close to home

Newsroom murders hit close to home

These supposed civilized times in which we live are mighty unusual to me. I say that because of two occurrences last week, that have my head spinning. I’m talking about…

Lemonade Stands Shouldn’t Be Subject To Police, Fines

Lemonade Stands Shouldn’t Be Subject To Police, Fines

Growing up, I have fond memories of my makeshift lemonade stand I would place near the sidewalk to catch thirsty walkers or drivers. I was six or seven at the…

Wandering mind makes stops at IHOB, human eating snakes

Wandering mind makes stops at IHOB,  human eating snakes

Its 3 a.m. and my mind is wandering. Here’s where it went: -It couldn’t help but wander to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where graphic photos of the flooding devastation created feelings…

My father, my hero

My father, my hero

(I wrote this a year ago but wanted share it again. Heck I might share this column over and over for years to come. The man meant so much to…

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