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Mike’s Musings- I had to share my home with vultures

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor I read with interest a story the other day about a North Carolina neighborhood that had literally been taken over by turkey vultures. It reminded me of…

Mike’s Musings- My two cents worth on three issues

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor UNLIKE SOME DISGRUNTLED citizens, I applaud those behind the Brookwood 2.0 project. If it were being funded with taxpayers’ money I would probably oppose the effort, but…

Mike’s Musings- America has become land of the special interest

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor I came across a Letter to the Editor in a Tawas City newspaper the other day. Actually it was placed on my desk by an anonymous source.…

Mike’s Musings- C’mon State, stop hassling pig farmer

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor Reporter Cathy Taylor broke a story in our sister paper, The Marion Press, a couple of weeks ago, about the plight of local farmer, Mark Baker and…

Mike’s Musings- Lewis no hero of mine

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor Baltimore Ravens 24 – San Francisco 21 Take it to the bank. The Ravens will be victorious in the Harbaugh bowl. Big brother John will out coach…

Mike’s Musings- Mentally challenged don’t need access to guns

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor What in the heck is going on around here. Within one week’s time, two deranged males have kidnapped and sexually assaulted females- one which brought a lot…

Gun control won’t solve crime

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor I’m opposed to gun control. I’m tired of the federal government meddling in my business. I don’t own a gun, nor do I shoot them, but I…

Mike’s Musings–A bi­­-partisan Congress must deal with

by Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor  Back in July of last year, our congressman, Dave Camp (R-Midland) warned me of the impending fiscal cliff. As we were talking about issues that would affect…

Stranded not once, but twice

Geez a couple of weeks ago I had thought I’d fallen off my own fiscal cliff. Well my own personal cliff didn’t have anything to do with money or taxes,…

Youngster’s death spawns thousands of good deeds

Jeez, maybe the Mayans were right, but their calendar was a few months off. After reading about the twenty, six and seven year old students and six teachers gunned down…