Channeling unity for the good of all

It’s kind of rare when one event defines almost an entire year but the coronavirus pandemic has done just that. A lot has happened in the last 12 months, but everyone on every level has been touched by the virus in some way. We’ve known someone who got sick or sadly,...

Re-working Christmas to spread cheer

This has been a difficult year, to say the least. Since March our every day lives have been impacted by the coronavirus in ways both big and small. Now we’re on the cusp of Christmas, likely the biggest holiday on the calendar, and those challenges only seem to...

Almont deserves reliable electric service

This has been a challenging year for just about every entity and schools are no exception. Unfortunately, Almont Community Schools was thrown an extra curveball last month when a wind storm toppled trees that took out power lines. A power outage and surge ensued and...

Transparency counts now more than ever

Editor’s note: The following was written by Dirk Milliman, Public Policy Committee Chairman of the Michigan Press Association. The public notice legislation Milliman refers to was voted down by the House of Representatives last week but it appears the matter will be...

Downtown parks can help boost business

The average citizen knows the merits of public parks. They’re places to play, explore and connect with nature and our neighbors. Our region is fortunate to have many well maintained spaces that offer a range of activities and it’s encouraging to see municipalities and...

Sharing bounty with our community

Of all our holidays, Thanksgiving is probably the most centered on food and for good reason. It originated as a harvest festival and although most of us no longer directly produce the food we eat, it’s still the ideal time to celebrate the bounty of the earth and...