Letter to the Editor: Gratitude from a local business owner

Dear Editor, I just wanted to take a minute to thank the Clarkston community.  As we are all navigating through the current health and economic climate, it amazes me how the area has come together to support our local businesses.  Being an independent pizza shop, in its first year of business, we have faced many challenges, […]

Letter to the Editor: Who to blame for COVID supplies shortfall?

Governors and members of Congress are blaming the current administration for the lack of respiratory masks, ventilators, and test kits (for a virus that was unknown until late last year). Blaming the current administration raises several questions for me. If this virus occurred five years ago during the Obama administration, would there have been a […]

Letter to Editor: Shout out to small town caring

Dear Editor, I wanted to share some good news during this difficult times we are all facing. I was having difficulty with the technology of online shopping at Neiman’s Family Market. I called to request ordering from a list since I couldn’t get through online. They were so gracious and not only did my shopping […]


I signed up for a webinar about compassion recently to gain continuing education credits to maintain my MI RN license. I couldn’t connect to the webinar, but it did get me thinking about first responders, the health care community and their unadulterated, on display, inspiring compassion during this covid-19 pandemic! How in the world can […]

GUEST VIEWPOINT: Always consider the source

In the 1980s, scientists were considered the “go to” experts for reliable information regarding our health. In the 1990s, PhD students became “the source.” By the early 2000s, it was the media we trusted. And today … Karen on Facebook knows what is best for us. This is becoming more concerning during the unforeseen COVID-19 […]

Governor’s coronavirus response

Dear Editor, Our governor has not been effective during this crisis, instead she has been ideological and vindictive! An edict from the governor’s office threatened all doctors and pharmacists in the state who prescribe or dispense hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19. Even worse, the letter indicates health care providers are “required to report” their fellow physicians […]

Finding ‘new normal’

Dear Editor, I, like many of you, am trying to get my head around our “new normal,” and how to deal with these myriad of human emotions, from anger to bewilderment to fear, all related to COVID-19! And you know what dawned on me? We ARE dealing with this new, scary reality. And, exactly as […]

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