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Mike’s Musings- Clare girls deserve accolades, Bloomberg disdain

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor Well done, Clare Girls’ Basketball Team. They finished the season on Tuesday night, only two points short of the Class B semi-finals. Only their second loss of…

Mike’s Musings- Things that bother me……

1] I was all set to write another column ripping our lawmakers, including the president over this Sequester, or lack of Sequester deal, when it came and went, and now…

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…