August 18, 2017
Opinion
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The Arenac County Board of Commissioners has done a pretty good job in recent years collaborating with county Treasurer Dennis Stawowy and department heads to come up with a fair budget. The county was more than $40,000 under budget at the end of last year, and more revenue is scheduled to be received, which is projected to bring the overall revenue rollover to about $350,000. more
As year-end approaches, the editorial staff is tasked with reflecting on the past year and recalling those moments that stick in our minds. For me this was particularly thought-provoking. As of … more
With the new year comes the inevitable flurry of New Year’s resolutions. With the noblest intentions, many set what prove to be the loftiest goals. This year, let’s be smart about our goals. … more
So here I am again on top of a ladder wielding a paintbrush. After distractions, procrastination, burnout, bailout, hours of labor and some much-appreciated aid, I will get this room done ... more
Whoo boy! It looks like we got ourselves a good ol’ space race a-brewin’! more
I recently had to go under the knife for an operation. To the best of my recollection this is the first time I have had surgery. For two months prior to my appointment, the range of my emotions … more
The possibility of consolidating Standish and Sterling elementary schools has been mentioned at least briefly at two Standish-Sterling school board meetings, and twice we have published stories that have also made note of the potential consolidation. more
You may have recently seen a unique new byline in the paper — no, there is not a second Tiffany but there is another Nutt in Oscoda County. I recently married my love, Tyler Nutt, Aug. 27 and went from having one of the most common last names (Johnson) to an uncommon last name that invites various jokes involving sanity and body parts that some would view as inappropriate. As far as jokes go, I would like to say I have heard them all, but then someone, mainly my co-worker Scott Nunn — who is quite the saint in all other areas of course — whips up a new gag. I get a kick out of the jokes and have thought of a few of my own variations. more
I’m not on Facebook. Even as the social media site has proven to be more than a passing fad and has embedded itself into our very culture ... more
We live in a state that is blessed with plentiful natural resources. Michigan boasts 11,000 inland lakes, 3,200 miles of freshwater shorelines, 36,000 miles of rivers and streams, 8 million acres of … more
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