Opinion

True purpose of Memorial Day

Editors Note: This was sent to us by Eve Caster, formerly of Brown City, and was published in May of 2023 in the Sun-Journal a daily newspaper in Nevada. Eve reads the Tri-City Times online and asked if we would like to share this with our readers. You would hope that...

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The fundamentals of newspapering fumbled

There were nearly three pages of "Letters from our Readers" in last weeks Tri-City Times, all but one regarding the highly debated Almont school bond issue. An issue which has pitted neighbor against neighbor. The anger felt in Almont over this "yes" or "no" vote is...

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Remain reasonable with your letters to the editor

Letters to the editor can be a valuable tool for both the newspaper and the communities we cover. The feature may also be one of the best read sections of the newspaper, while at the same time being one of the most misunderstood. Just the other day in chatting with a...

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Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

We've all heard stories of people, who for whatever reason, have told children that Santa Claus wasn't real (and then told them neither was the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy). It kind of made us wonder why in the world anyone thought that was a good idea? And then...

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Americans should be counting their blessings

This Christmas, possibly more than others before, brings added meaning and a greater appreciation for our families and friends and the unique blessings we share as Americans. We’re often reminded by our pastors, priests and other spiritual leaders that it is only...

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Veterans Day is a time for unity

Veterans Day is an appropriate time to come together as one nation to show appreciation to those who served in the military. In these heavily polarized times, we have something to celebrate on which red and blue voters should agree, the people who have put their lives...

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For our children’s sake

Another school year began this past Monday mornring. Public schools and public education across the area are facing many challenges. We see it and understand much of what they are faced with. Schools must balance competing and changing needs of educating our children....

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Remembrance at heart of holiday

It's difficult to link the words ‘war’ and ‘holiday' unless of course the holiday is to celebrate the end of all wars. Memorial Day is a holiday for most of us, but wars continue to rage on. It provides a long weekend to catch up on some chores, picinic with family...

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MDOT balks at M-53 stoplight

I had the privilege to sit through the regular M-53 Corridor meeting Monday afternoon, held at the Imlay City fire hall. While the purpose of the meeting was to discuss all things M-53, much of the public comment time had to do with the three-decade old issue of...

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