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Neil Abercrombie, Congressman for Hawaii’s First District, put forth an interesting resolution this week in Congress. Actually, it shouldn’t have been interesting at all. It was simply a … more
very year, every game when an ace steps onto the mound, there’s a discussion of some sort — on TV, on the radio, in someone’s podcast, in a newspaper column — about who is the best. We may not always hear it or see it, but in today’s 24-7 sports media world, it’s safe to say it happens. more
What is your New Year's Resolution for the year 2009? Are you looking to lose weight, quit smoking, or find a new career? Share your resolutions here, and also offer tips to others on their … more
Share your Michigan adventure with us The weather is getting hotter, and the sun is out more often than not. In the state of Michigan, this means that it’s time for that big family trip, to make those memories that you will never forget. Whether it’s a trip with the family, or just a trip with best friends, more than likely there will be fun times to be had. We here at the Arenac Independent want to hear about everyone’s own Michigan adventure. The state of Michigan has plenty of vacation destinations within just a few hours’ drive. Whether it’s that summer fishing trip to the Upper Peninsula, a weekend on the lake, or camping in one of the state’s many unique campgrounds, we would like to hear our readers’ stories. Why? Because in the next couple of weeks, the Arenac Independent will be starting the “Our Story” picture section, in which we will post pictures from our readers’ recent trips. From the Keewanee Peninsula, to wooded lands of Northen Michigan and the bustling cities of the mitten, there is a lot to do and a lot to see for tourists of all kinds, and we want to do our part to promote our state. From one-day short trips to weeklong vacations, there are a lot of memories to be shared. Take a little time to share your story with us. If you would like to share your story, e-mail your photo along with a description of when, and why the trip was taken to news@arenacindependent.com with “Our Story” in the subject line. All e-mails should include captions for the photos that describe the location, time, and full names of those who are in the photo. Readers may also mail their stories and pictures to “Our Story” Arenac County Independent 1010 W. Cedar St. P.O. Box 699 Standish, MI 48658 Pictures that are mailed may be picked up at the office after they have run in the paper. Readers please include phone number, and name in case we need to get in contact. more
When I read that the U.S. Department of Transportation gave Amtrak the OK to start running trains at 110 mph between Kalamazoo and Indiana, two thoughts went through my head. The first was “Well, … more
Remember in school when there was always that week or two when it seemed like the whole curriculum shifted to an anti-smoking campaign? It seemed like there was always one central message: The best way to not get hooked is to never start. more
Editor, In 20 of the last 28 years, we have been ruled by a Republican administration. Regan gave us Reaganomics, or the trickle-down economy. Give big business and the rich tax breaks and … more
About a week ago I took a day to head downstate to visit some friends and family. As a social animal who has known these people either my entire life or, at the very least, over a decade, getting the chance to visit and catch up is always appreciated. After finishing out my visiting time, I decided to head back home, but not before making one last stop at the Michigan Pinball Expo in Rochester. more
One thing I hate about living in Michigan is the weather. You never know what you are going to get until you walk outside and you’re in it. So imagine my surprise when we were in above … more
It’s that time of year again, when the girls are running around frantically trying to find the perfect last-minute jewelry to go with their prom dresses… And the guys? Well, they are washing … more
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