Hero’s Night is postponed for now

As a board member of the Hundred Club of Genesee, Shiawassee and Lapeer Counties, I hope that everyone is safe and healthy. I wanted to reach out to inform you that at a recent board meeting we decided to postpone our annual June Hero’s Night due to the current...

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Disregard shown to our veterans

Our great state of Michigan is now several weeks into a crisis that we are trying to control. It is an invisible enemy to our people and actions have been taken to keep our citizens safe. However, there is a group of men and women that I personally feel have been...

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Mental Health Awareness Month

One in five people, 43.6 million Americans, experienced a mental illness in 2018 (U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration). Everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and is dedicated to...

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Dryden food pantry says thanks

The volunteers of Linked Hearts Emergency Food Pantry in Dryden would like to express their sincere gratitude to all the people who have so generously donated food and/or money over the past few weeks, along with our regular donors. Without all of them we would not...

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Persevering through hardships

An episode of “Death Valley Days,” set in the 1820s, told of a settler attacked by Indians, thieves and land-grabbers. Through it all, this older settler and his wife prevailed and kept their land. It might have been wise for them to just leave and be safe but they...

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Legislature pursues legal action

We are currently facing a health crisis that is causing a severe strain on families across the state. Critical front-line workers are under a great deal of stress as they continue to serve their communities and risk their health and that of their families. Small...

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Helps by making caps for McLaren

I wanted to say “thank you” for an article you printed a while ago. It was about McLaren looking for sewers to make masks. I called the number listed and left a message that I was more than willing to help. I didn’t hear anything for a couple of weeks so I assumed...

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Chief thanks generous community

During recent months, our community, our state, our country, as well as the entire planet, have experienced an unprecedented battle with an unseen enemy by the name of COVID-19. During these challenging times, we have been required to take extreme measures that have...

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Weapons of choice are fear, hate

Last week demonstrators came to Lansing carrying Trump flags and automatic weapons into the Capitol. Is this combative behavior good for our country? I believe President Trump stokes this behavior. His weapons of choice are fear and hate—you verses us. You may be...

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You can have virus, still feel fine

On Wednesday, April 29, I went to get the COVID-19 antibody test done. It came back positive and I still have the virus in me, so I am a carrier of it. My husband was also tested. He had the virus, but it’s not active in him. I was sick in early March and couldn’t get...

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