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State needs to look from within to fix roads

State needs to look from within to fix roads

I’ve always maintained that the State of Michigan needs to look from within the come up with additional funding to fix our state’s deteriorating roads. The May 5th election was…

Weather extremes seem to follow me

Weather extremes seem to follow me

As many of you know I have complained and complained again about the cold nasty weather we have experienced the past two winters. In 2013 and 2014 the amount of…

THIS ‘N THAT- Nude crimes, road closures, and new bond issue

THIS ‘N THAT-  Nude crimes, road closures, and new bond issue

I’ve been asked the question as well as wondering it myself, “What’s with all the public nudity in Clare County? Last week our top story profiled a home invasion where…

Bruce Jenner betrayed us

Bruce Jenner betrayed us

Okay, now I feel betrayed. After watching Diane Sawyer’s celebrated interview with Bruce Jenner, I came out in support of the one-time sports icon, now transgender. My opinion piece got…

Not much difference between Michigan and Alabama

Not much difference  between Michigan and Alabama

The longer I am in Alabama the more I realize life is pretty much the same wherever you live. For those readers that don’t know, I purchased a newspaper in…

The time has come for Congressional term limits

The time has come for Congressional term limits

As most of you know, I am not a big fan of Congress. One of the reasons is our representatives typically are older white males that have held their office…

Don’t punish my family, asks Bigford

Don’t punish my family, asks Bigford

A COUPLE WEEKS AGO we reported a heinous murder when Lawrence Howard was allegedly gunned down by the grandmother of his children in front of an apartment complex in Mt.…

My perspective on transgenderism has changed

My perspective on transgenderism has changed

I was all set to write a disparaging column on transgenders, when I listened to the Diane Sawyer interview of Bruce Jenner last night. As many have said, it was…

Vote NO on Proposal 1, YES on Marion Schools

Vote NO on Proposal 1, YES on Marion Schools

Voters will go to the polls next Tuesday to vote yea or nay on the controversial statewide Proposal 1. In the Marion School district another proposal will be decided- a…

Police violence – some restraint in order

Police violence – some  restraint in order

We all would like to believe our local law enforcement agencies have the best intentions at heart. I know I certainly think police officers have one of the toughest jobs…