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Exciting news in the world of news

Last week, I had the opportunity to spend two days immersed in the world of newspaper at the Michigan Press Association annual convention. It was ... Read more  | Add your comment

Don’t just wait for customers to appear

Far too many local businesses try to take the “Field of Dreams” marketing approach. Read more  | Add your comment

Bobcats rally to help their own

Several years ago, a new administrator approached my sister and me about a volunteer opportunity. Read more  | Add your comment

Volunteerism turns cities into communities

At the beginning of the year, I wrote a column about wanting to get more involved in the community. I asked you all for suggestions ... Read more  | Add your comment

Warming up to cold embrace of winter

As a born-and-bred southerner, I am still coming to terms with these confusing feelings, but I have come to the startling realization that winter doesn’t ... Read more  | Add your comment

Now is the time to ‘clarify the win’ in our lives, communities

Have you thought about — and I mean really thought about — what would make 2016 a great year for you, either personally, professionally or ... Read more  | Add your comment

Bowie music transcends generations

I’ve written plenty of times about my love for literature. I love words probably more than anything, but music takes a close second place in ... Read more  | Add your comment

Regulations aren’t about taking your guns away

Don’t be misled by the hyperbole and rhetoric from gun lobbyists and politicians. President Barack Obama is on target with his efforts to stem gun ... Read more  | Add your comment

Getting to know you

This year, I am breaking my own tradition and setting my first ever New Year’s resolution. I’m a very goal-oriented person and love challenging myself ... Read more  | Add your comment

Unsung Heroes might be right next door

“Hero” is a word that sometimes gets tossed around far too freely nowadays, but there are truly hundreds of them right here in our community ... Read more  | Add your comment

Reflecting on stories, changes in 2015

This week, our staff has been counting down the top stories of the year in our daily newspapers and online at leaderpub.com. We worked hard ... Read more  | Add your comment

Dissolving tourism organization is a step in the wrong direction

An old colloquialism says, “Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater,” but unfortunately that seems to be exactly what occurred when it comes to ... Read more  | Add your comment

Christmas not just about the ‘stuff’

Nothing reminds you of the magic of Christmas like hearing it from a child. Read more  | Add your comment

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  3. Trump political circus has been in town long enough  | Add your comment
  4. Plenty of ways to spread love this holiday season  | Add your comment
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  6. Trump political circus has been in town long enough  | Add your comment
  7. Social media has its role, but please tread carefully  | Add your comment
  8. Ready for the tipoff  | Add your comment
  9. Thanksgiving kicks off the season of giving  | Add your comment
  10. Reasons to be thankful haven’t changed  | Add your comment
  11. Think local as shopping season approaches  | Add your comment
  12. Proud to be an American  | Add your comment

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