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Like it or not, same sex marriage is here to stay

Like it or not, same sex  marriage is here to stay

No doubt last week was what I call a “watershed week” for America. I can’t recall a time frame where so many important issues were decided. Probably the biggest is…

The holiday is here

The holiday is here

Does the Fourth of July seem like the middle of summer to you? I know the calendar says June 21 was the real beginning of the season, but by the…

Practicing Patriotism

Practicing Patriotism

King Solomon’s call for moral and spiritual integrity by citizens for the benefit of their nation may seem out of date, but his principle of practicing patriotism by doing right…

Adopt A Pet

Adopt A Pet

RUSTY 248D15: Rusty is an owner surrender looking for love and his forever home.  Rusty is a sweet boy that is an adult dog and he weighs 15 lbs.  Rusty…

Adopt A Pet

Adopt A Pet

HANK 210D15: Hank is a stray that was found on Eight Point Lake Rd in Farwell.  Hank is an adult dog that weighs 50 lbs.  Hank is a good boy…

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…

Summer nights are the best time of the year

Summer nights are the best time of  the year

This time of year the newspaper business is pretty hectic. Even though I do most of my work out of this “home office” now, some weeks it seems like I…

When Silence is Golden

When Silence is Golden

Solomon said there is a time to be silent (Ecclesiastes 3:7)   His call for a time of silence immediately preceded his advice that there is also a “time to speak.”…

Adopt A Pet

Adopt A Pet

Kola Bear 183D15: Kola Bear is a stray that was found on Jackson St in Clare County.  Kola Bear is a bigger girl that most definitely hasn’t missed any meals. …

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…