Opinion

Put your best fork forward

Editor's note: The following guest editorial was submitted by the St. Clair County Health Department. March is National Nutrition Month and to celebrate, the St. Clair County Health Department, and the Michigan Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program joins the...

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True ‘hometown heroes’ rise once again

Once again we've witnessed the heroic efforts of our area first responders, and our local firefighters who literally risked their lives in an attempt to rescue a family from a burning home. The February 26 fire at the Maple Grove mobile home park claimed four young...

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Walker will be missed in Imlay City

Dana Walker has been a familiar name and face around the Imlay City area for quite some time. As Chamber Director, there was no doubt that Dana was enthusiastic about the opportunity to promote member businesses, and toot the horn for all things Imlay City. When she...

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When one door closes…

Things aren't exactly great for brick and mortar businesses. Big name brands and some smaller ones are closing up shop due to what's called the "Amazon Effect" or in more general terms, online shopping. When Shopko executives filed for bankruptcy last month they cited...

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Story a reminder there’s no ‘typical’ victim

As this week's front page story illustrates, looks can be deceiving when it comes to heart health. An active wife and mother of three who's always been into fitness and health, she was actually running a marathon when she was stricken with a heart attack. She was only...

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‘Lame duck’ sessions should be eliminated

A constitutional amendment to eliminate the 'lame duck' sessions for the Michigan legislature is both a bold and brilliant move by area Republican State Rep. Gary Howell. Howell recently proposed a plan that would eliminate legislative sessions from extending past...

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Trickle down attitudes toward public education

Education funding in Michigan is a real patchwork affair. The dollars directed toward schools comes from many different sources and the formulas seem to be ever changing since legislators in Lansing can't seem to settle on a long-term plan other than regular...

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Knowledge, involvement key to good government

Representative government. When we all work together, it's what makes our democracy great. Problems arise when those elected to represent the people act in ways that don't align with those who elected them. In Almont, government officials got a big reminder of that...

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DDA dissolution on fast track in Almont?

Residents of Almont, ask yourself the following questions: Do you enjoy the annual Holly Day Light Parade? The Heritage Festival in the Fall? Are you happy that snow removal is taken care of when necessary? How about the landscaping in the summertime? Do you like to...

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