Dear Editor, Should Capital punishment be abolished in all states? Capital Punishment (the death penalty) was abolished in Michigan in 1846, but it is still carried out today in twenty-seven out of the fifty states. There are several issues with carrying out capital punishment and reasons why other states should abolish it.


Dear Editor: At what point does a person gain his rights? At what point in life does a baby receive the right to live? There should be just one answer, but because of society’s thinking and way of life, those questions may not have an answer. Because of Roe vs. Wade, a baby starts a battle right from conception. Depending on the baby’s mother, the baby will either be the safest it will ever be, in the womb, or the baby’s life will be at risk and its life outside the womb won’t be promised. Because of abortion, a baby loses its life if its mother chooses, and there is no consequence for doing so.


Dear Editor, Gideonv.WainwrightisanoldSupremeCourt case that reinforced the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, that an American citizen has the right to be provided an attorney in court if the defendant could not afford one himself.

Letters to Editor

Dear Editor: Most people have heard of the “Miranda Rights”, whether it be from a television show or from first-hand experience, but some people still don’t know how to properly use them and why they are essential to us today.
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Pastor’s Corner

Nine-year-old Joey was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday School. ‘Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt . When he got to the Red Sea , he had his army build a pontoon bridge and all the people walked across safely. Then he radioed headquarters for reinforcements. They sent bombers to blow up the bridge and all the Israelites were saved.’ ‘Now, Joey, is that really what your teacher taught you?’ his mother asked. ‘Well, no, Mom. But, if I told it the way the teacher did, you’d never believe it!’
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From The Pastor’s Desk

We all crave to hear a real-life Easter message. Over the last year news stories about mass shootings, the war in Ukraine, the Israeli Conflict was televised nightly and filled the pages of newspapers and internet.
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Letter to Editor:

Alger County Renewable Energy Solutions, joint with the Michigan Environmental Council, is putting on a program on Tuesday, February 27th at 6:00 pm at Gallery Coffee Company on Green Bank Energy Financing. Featured in this program will be discussion with representatives of Michigan Saves. Michigan Saves was America’s first “Green Bank,” dedicated to helping Michiganders make energy and efficiency improvements to their homes.
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Why does my foot hurt when I walk?

Q: Since the weather has begun to improve from the very cold snowy conditions of a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been walking outside for exercise and because it seems to help my mood. However, I’ve started to have pain on the bottom of one of my feet that seems worst under the heel and it hurts more when I stand on that foot or push off with the toes of that foot when walking. What could be causing this and what can I do about it?
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