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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…

An open letter to Michigan State Attorney General Bill Schuette:

An open letter to Michigan State Attorney General Bill Schuette:

Dear Mr. Schuette: I applaud you and your team’s effort to track down Jesse Pace, who owed $95,625.78 in back child support. As widely reported by every news outlet in…

“Asleep at the wheel” hits home

“Asleep at the wheel”  hits home

The call came Friday morning. There’s been a bad accident on M-66, north of Marion, and we think one of your delivery people was involved. A thousand miles away I’m…

Prop 1 – fix roads, but no more taxes

Prop 1 – fix roads, but no more taxes

I’ve had several readers ask me my position on Proposition 1, issue we will be expected to approve or disapprove on the May 5th ballot. As you probably already know…

Mom isn’t always right when it comes to flu

Mom isn’t always right when it comes to flu

Wouldn’t you know on the last day of winter it hit me- my first cold since winter began in December of 2014.  And man this cold has been a doozy.…

Alzheimer’s finally gets the best of mom

Alzheimer’s finally gets the best of mom

It was less than five years when my father died suddenly. It was a great shock to my siblings and I, because he was very fit and healthy. Just a…

Senseless time change ought to be eliminated

Senseless time change ought to be eliminated

I think it’s time to give the boot to daylight saving time. That’s right, I don’t know about you, but the hour of lost sleep Sunday morning, and the driving…

Poverty stats are startling

Poverty stats are startling

Martin Johnson is a thoughtful letter writer. His letters often appear in The REVIEW’s Letters section and one can tell he really cares about this area. This week he took…