The season of Lent begins today

Today, Feb. 26, starts the season of Lent, 40 days of preparation for the most holy of days, Easter Sunday. In our mundane lives many of us don’t consider God’s gift of his son to us. Many of us become so preoccupied in our daily lives that Jesus is only something we...

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Mental health is focus of event

On February 14 Imlay City Schools had a district-wide staff day of professional learning focused on the mental health and well-being of our students and staff. There was an amazing attendance rate with staff from all departments; transportation, food service,...

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Our society is in serious trouble

Following Mitt Romney’s impeachment vote, President Trump, Senate Republicans and even some local Republicans called Mr. Romney a loser. Romney said he drew on his conscience and religious beliefs before making a decision. In the eyes of many Republicans this makes...

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Pay the pump, keep the interest

Governor Rick Snyder and his fellow Republicans in the state legislature had eight years to devise a plan to fix our roads. You know how that turned out. Governor Whitmer proposed an increase in the gas tax to pay for road construction and maintenance. The Republicans...

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Honesty doesn’t work in politics

In reference to Tom Janicki’s Feb. 12 letter “Ethics and politics have diverged,” I would say the war on President Trump just doesn’t end. Most Americans are sick and tired of Democrat’s anti-Trump rhetoric, and this has shown forth in recent upticks in the...

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Rural MI on the chopping block

Michigan’s troubled roads and bridges have been an important issue in Lansing since before I even took office. It’s been a failure of both parties, Republicans and Democrats. Instead of fixing the problem, the state has a history of focusing on patchwork, Band-Aid...

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Public is owed a thoughtful study

The Michigan Department of Public Health has denied having any information about the effectiveness of aerial pesticide spraying that was done in Lapeer and other counties last fall for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). According to the Michigan Department of Public...

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You may be eligible for tax credit

The Michigan Department of Treasury is reminding working families and individuals with low to moderate income that they may be able to receive Michigan’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). To qualify, individuals must meet certain requirements and file a federal income...

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Ethics and politics have diverged

Is asking leaders of other countries to become involved in our elections a crime? I don’t know if it’s a crime, but it’s the last thing I would expect our president to do. During his campaign, President Trump asked Russia to find Clinton’s emails; I heard him ask...

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$3.5 billion bond for road repair

Last month, our illustrious Gov. Whitmer made many stand up and cheer as we were told she would float a $3.5 billion road bond that would fix the roads, and not cause more taxes. Great right? Only now we’ll pay this off over 20-plus years, costing us $1.25 per dollar...

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