Library thanks auction donors & helpers

Dear Editor, The Ruth Hughes Library had another fun and successful silent auction fundraiser, and would like to thank the following donors for their generosity: Backwoods Farms, Big Boy, Lucy Cromas, Backyard Creations, Michelle Adaway, Connie Frank, Bomb Burgers,...

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Jake can use your help and donations at benefit

Dear Editor, We are hoping your readers will be able to participate in a "Benefit for Jake Hampton." All are invited to a Taco and Nacho Dinner, held Saturday, March 11, 1-6 p.m. at the Deerfield Township Hall, North Branch. Adults $10, Kids $5, 5 and under are free,...

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Need to find some real answers

Dear Editor, Monday, February 13 about 8:30 p.m. Anthony McRae stepped into Berkey Hall and the MSU student union brandishing two legally-purchased handguns, becoming judge, jury and executioner. By the time he walked away three students were dead and five seriously...

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What materials are on the trains?

Dear Editor, Today is the 17th. As I drive about running errands, I smile because I am surrounded by the beautiful countryside. Rolling hills, giant trees, ponds of every size, cattle, chickens, sheep, lakes, both hidden but not without the means of recreation on...

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Find ways to cut down the carnage

Dear Editor, As awful as the recent events on Michigan State University are, it's important to note that it was just one of more than 70 mass shootings in this country in just the first two months of the year. With the minimum body count of three to be a mass...

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Doing what is best for students

Dear Editor, As a former educator and longtime education advocate, a quote from poet William Butler Yeats has always resonated with me: "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." And in order to light that fire in the largest cross-section...

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The enemy coming here is unexpected

Dear Editor, This is only my opinion, but hasn't anybody else thought of this? The job of NORAD, our air defense system, is to look for unidentified objects entering our air space, and destroy them before they get here. How did they not notice this balloon coming to...

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Why is there a shortage of bus drivers?

Dear Editor, Keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel...regardless. A true statement for our bus drivers. As I slid out of my driveway this morning, almost hitting the backend of an Imlay City school bus full of students, my mind raced with fear and...

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Dryden alumni basketball recap

Dear Editor, The annual Dryden Alumni Basketball Night, held at Dryden High School on February 4, was a success again this year. We had a great turn out and everyone seemed to enjoy the evening. We got a glimpse of the future, the present and the past. The night began...

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McCarthy and his epiphanies

Dear Editor, A couple of weeks ago Kevin McCarthy had an epiphany and decided after 20 years of Washington’s print, borrow and spend polices, “We need to cut government spending!” To date he is unable to suggest where he should begin. Again, last week he had another...

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