Victoria Angeline Michaels

Vickie was born on May 4th 1933 in Mellieha, Malta. She was the oldest daughter and 1 of 10 children of Tony & Mary Caruana. She attended school until the 3rd grade when WWII hit the Island of Malta.  Over the course of the next 5 years, her family lived on and off in a bomb shelter.   With dreams […]

‘Greatest nation’ debates aren’t helpful

Guest Opinion

By Lee H. Hamilton Is the United States the greatest nation in the world? It’s a natural question to ask, given our penchant for displays of patriotism and our debates about American exceptionalism. But I don’t much like the question. Talking about how American greatness isn’t a very helpful exercise. It doesn’t do anything to make our country better or […]

It Happened

Looking for leadership

Letter to the Editor

On Friday, Sept. 22, a very important, scheduled meeting took place at Lyon Township Hall. The sewer project for Higgins Lake was the only topic on the agenda! The room was packed! Inside, all rows and rows of seats were taken. All windows were opened and the spillover attendees stood outside. There were over 100 cars and trucks parked every […]

Upset over poor behavior

Letter to the Editor

I’d like to address the lack of appropriate behavior at the Sept. 22 Lyon Township special meeting on the proposed sanitary sewer project. The purpose of the meeting was for residents to share public comments with the board. Some spoke in opposition to the sanitary sewer project. That is their right – to be heard at this meeting. But guess […]

‘Something to look forward to’

Letter to the Editor

I hate inflation. Should I strike for more wages to combat inflation? The cost of everything is comprised totally of labor. God has provided all the resources for free. Each process in the refinement/production line involves more labor, so the more processing a product requires, the more labor, thus creating a greater cost. Concerning the auto strike, workers are comparing […]

2023-09-28 E-Edition

Camping World opens single-brand Keystone store

Camping World of Houghton Lake recently opened a single-brand store, Keystone Northern Michigan, 2424 West Houghton Lake Dr. (M-55). Keystone Northern Michigan is located across the street from Camping World. Keystone employees celebrated a slow opening Sept. 1. Camping World Holdings, Inc., acquired the former Travel Land RV Center for the new Keystone location. Dealership Consultant Mike Burnside said of […]

‘Superhero event’ raises more than $3,200 for NMCAC

By Cheryl Holladay North Central Area Credit Union’s “Super Main Event” Sept. 23 at Hanson Hills, Grayling, raised more than $3,200 to benefit the Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center (NMCAC). The event was part of NCACU’s Superhero September. A 5K run and a four-man team 5K, as well as a kids’ fun run, were held. Those events were accompanied by […]

‘Bachelor’s Weekend’ in 40th year at Pineview Highlands

By Cheryl Holladay For 40 years, the men of the Buckley family of the Hemlock area have been playing golf up north, 39 of which have been at Pineview Highlands Golf Course, for a bachelor’s weekend. “We were there before the Scottish guy,” Don Buckley said, of Scotty, the former chainsaw-carved Scotsman carved by the late Jim Meigs. They played […]