Don’t judge a book by its cover

It’s time to stroll down memory lane again. My parents felt it was important to look out for each other, family members and neighbors. I remember my mom always called her mom every day and her brothers James and Maurice would stop by to check up on us periodically....

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Embrace the spirit of friendliness

Visitors to Dryden Township’s website and those traveling along many of the roadways that traverse the community are warmly greeted by the following message: “Welcome to Dryden where friendliness is served country style.” That mantra of friendliness was recently...

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Howell thanks voters for support

I want to thank the citizens of Lapeer County for the strong support they gave me on election day with 73% of the vote. I am humbled and grateful that the people would see fit to re-elect me to the House of Representatives in such a strong fashion. It was on March 8,...

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Thankful for 911 votes

I would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank those people who supported our campaign for the much needed 911 surcharge. I wish to thank the Lapeer County Board of Commissioners for their support and trust in me to lead the 911 Dispatch Center and for...

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In-person learning benefits, risks

There is no question that the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is increasing. The more people who get infected the greater the risk is for personal, societal, and economic impacts. This is not the time to debate the reality of the data, nor the profound impact it could have...

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It is up to us to come together

We, the people of the United States, have elected a new president. While an accomplishment in its own right, this election does not resemble a sweeping mandate. Instead, the narrow margin of victory shows a nation struggling with internal conflict. This election cycle...

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Memories of harvest and canning

I wanted to share more memories that were such a blessing to me and I hope they will bless you also. As you know, it’s harvest season and some crops are already in. Back in 1977 I had the awesome opportunity to ride on the back of a tractor-driven wagon used to...

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Progressive Dems also fuel hate

I’d like to respond to the October 28 letter to the editor, “Damage to country is clear to see.” Perhaps the writer chooses to ignore the news. His assertion that Trump is divisive overlooks the extremes Democrats have resorted to. Consider the Brett Kavanaugh witch...

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Nightgowns, pjs were works of love

I wanted to share another sweet story from way back when. My grandma made each and every member of the family nightgowns or pajamas. The nightgowns were made from flannel and went from under the chin right down to the floor. I remember wrapping myself in mine. I loved...

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Damage to country is clear to see

Lapeer County voters must realize in this election cycle that no amount of Trump flags, banners, hats and t-shirts can deny the facts about the Trump presidency. It’s clear to see the damage he has done to this country. In 2016, Lapeer County voters helped elect a...

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