| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:03 AM
A son, Wiley Teel Simmonds, was born to Julie and Raymond Simmonds of Boulder, Colo. at 10:34 p.m.January 21, 2012, at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, Colo. Wiley weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and was 21 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Tom...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 8:26 AM
Democratic challenger Gary McDowell, of Rudyard, leads the fundraising race in the 1st Congressional District with more than $303,000 in cash, according to the latest campaign finance reports. Incumbent Congressman Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls, has about...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:36 AM
President Barack Obama’s State of the Union met cautious local optimism, after he laid out several broad proposals Tuesday night.
The president called for incentives to keep college tuitions low, the creation of a veterans’ organization to...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Want to know what Congressman Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls, did last year? Get some reading glasses.
The Congressman's staff published last week a 194-page summary of votes, floor statements and constituent work during 2011 for the more than 650,000...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 7:38 AM
Mayor term; Stick with charter
I am in total agreement with the recent letter written by Herb Carlson regarding the term of office for the Petoskey mayor and council members.
It should remain a one year term for the mayor and two year terms for...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 7:37 AM
Read petitions before signing
As I was entering the post office I overheard a woman thanking a young man with a clipboard for “bringing democracy to Northern Michigan” l was confused when I discovered that the petition she had signed...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 12:17 PM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Shortly after newly elected Rep. Dan Benishekarrived in Washington, staffers raised a banner that proclaimed to visitors in his Capitol Hill suite: "If you are here to ask for more money, you're in the wrong office!"
| Sep 28, 2012
| 8:38 AM
Voters in the 1st Congressional District are watching a debate on experience play out this election cycle between a doctor and a hay farmer.
At least that is the image being toted in ads from their campaign committees.
"Washington could learn a thing...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 5:43 AM
Allen Telgenhof a leader, team player
We have known Allen Telgenhof since he was a kid on the Little League baseball team in Clio. He’s been part of our family for 25 years. His wife Judy is our daughter. Our grandkids Ty, Ally, Will,...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 6:14 AM
A proposed federal budget bill would cut $50 million from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a program which provides funding for Asian carp control, among other invasive species.
Recently, the House Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment and...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 5:41 AM
Another election down, another season of political games.
Every election cycle there are endless stories about signs being stolen, mailers with misleading information and generally distasteful personal attacks.
That's the business, some say. It's part...