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You are in a store, maybe, a half-hour or an hour at most. Every clerk wears a mask, others are wiping carts and shelves with disinfectant. They are wearing masks to protect you. They deserve respect from you.

Everything was pointing to a Michigan that was on the downward trend, that we were listening to medical experts and winning the battle against the virus. But then, something so unpredictable happened that it completely changed our state's direction. The wearing of masks and social distancing…

We live in a cruel world when someone will steal memorial decorations off the gravesite of a four dead baby burial plots at Selma Township Cemetery. Three families went together to be able to afford to decorate the gravesites of our great-great-grandparents, great-grandparents, grandparents,…

This past weekend, my wife and I went for a ride to see if we could, hopefully, find a high percentage of people in the Cadillac area wearing masks. Much to our dismay, we drove for around for about two hours and found literally no one wearing a face covering.

Every day this month I have seen multiple articles in the newspapers and on television, about the ever-increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the United States. Even the BBC is talking about it. It is concerning for the country, however, Michigan is in a unique spot of its own. All of those …

If anyone believes in God I think this is a wake-up call, we have become so lazy and obese, people don't care who they infect as long as they get to the local restaurants every day.

There is an account in the Biblical book of Daniel that speaks of judgment for a corrupt and incompetent king which bears a close parallel for our country’s current situation. Daniel served as a trusted and reliable advisor to the king of Babylon. However, when a new king inherited the thron…

I am writing to comment on an article on Monday, June 8, 2020 Cadillac News titled A Positive Outcome. The article focused on the Black Lives Matter demonstration in Cadillac on Saturday, June 6.

I am currently writing to discuss the issue of nurse practitioners, NPs, and the extent of their practice authority in the state of Michigan. NPs are a vital part of the healthcare system and alleviate pressures placed on physicians by offering services such as seeing patients and treating t…

How odd 100 years hence, women had to fight for their right to vote. How odd. The 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920. My grandma was born in 1898. She was not eligible to vote until she was 22. How odd this seems to me.

The recent fatal golf cart accident in Arizona, involving former Cadillac resident/businessman Michael O'Neill motivates me to write a few words about the O'Neill family and its positive impact on the Cadillac area.

I am 79 years old and unfortunately have multiple illnesses that make me a prime candidate for a virus-like COVID-19. Most definitely, I would rather not leave this earth with a ventilator on my face. So, I am asking for your help. Please wear a mask when you are in an enclosed building othe…

As if this country and world didn’t have enough fear and concern regarding this pandemic, along comes another terrifying injustice. The most recent killing of a black man by four police officers is incomprehensible. The shocking video appears to show probable cause and justification for the …

To fellow seniors and the public at large. Some weeks ago the senior center announced that they would be serving dinner's on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays starting on Monday, June 15, 2020. When the director and the board president were queried about Friday bridge the response was nonco…

I was very disappointed to learn that a group of people want the sex offender register removed or changed so they can go to children’s activities.  They are petitioning Bill No. 5679 to make several changes. I’ve read the bill and it does not give any mention or concern for the victims. Abus…

Please let all the registered voters, vote by mail in this upcoming November election. something to thing to think about.

With Michigan being in the middle of a major epidemic and how we sensibly deal with it ultimately determining the lives of many, now throw in the high degree of political and constitutional jargon filling the airways and perhaps we need to put some serious reasoning on this issue?

The controversial Patriot Act, which became law in 2001, greatly took away the privacy rights of Americans. One example is that the government could view our web-browsing history without a warrant. The GOP-lead U.S. Senate just voted to continue to give the FBI permission to spy on us online…

Do not wear the mask because the government tells you to. Please wear a mask when in grocery stores for me, a grandma with heart disease, or the man with kidney disease, or the child with asthma, or your neighbor with COPD, or the people that are working in a variety of jobs to make sure you…

Cadillac City Council needs to have the public hearing adoption May 18, 2020 to be held in a public open space facility for all citizens to participate in the meeting. COVID-19 or no COVID-19 the city should not adopt any ordinance, changes, or rate increases without the citizens of Cadillac…