Opinions

Mitchell Snyder.

PERSONALLY SPEAKING: In memory of Mitchell

He should be in class right now, prepping for that upcoming biology test, texting his girlfriend about lunch plans, talking to his teammates about the football team’s recent homecoming win.

Instead, he’s being prepared for his burial.

Guest View | Nathaniel Johnson

GUEST VIEW: Helping a loved one with cancer

“I didn’t know what to say so I just pulled away.” Has that ever been your response when a friend tells you she has cancer?

Guest View | David Hodges

GUEST VIEW: Commissioner won’t apologize for beliefs

I’ve lived in Ionia County for more than 50 years and have been blessed many times over, with the privilege of service.

Rep. John Moolenaar

GUEST VIEW: Agricultural highlights from Congress

It is harvest time and Michigan farmers have had a challenging growing season. As the leaves turn colors and families head out to cider mills, here are the highlights of the year so far in Michigan agriculture and the bills I have voted for to help our farming families prosper.

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OUR VIEW: Accountability in Hubbardston

The Daily News sent a reporter to cover a Hubbardston Village Council meeting on Sept. 8, and people are still talking about it.

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OUR VIEW: Downtown accident a somber lesson

Our community had a tragic reminder this week of how important it is for motorists to pay attention to their surroundings and for pedestrians to take a few extra minutes to be certain motorists are aware they are there.

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SHORT TAKES: 75 years strong at Federal-Mogul

On Saturday, this paper featured a story highlighting the 75th anniversary of Federal-Mogul, a local manufacturing company that produces engine and transmission parts and is a Q1 supplier to Ford Motor Company.

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OUR VIEW: Are schools truly a weapons-free zone?

Did you know anyone with a concealed pistol license can walk into a school or sporting event open carrying a pistol at their side? Some local officials only recently became aware of this, including school board members at Carson City-Crystal Area Schools and Central Montcalm Public School

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OUR VIEW: Keeping public notices accessible

Council meeting minutes, an upcoming public hearing, zoning changes, millage increases, ordinance proposals … these are all examples of government-related public notices.

Newspapers have long been the primary source for public notices, which assures local accessibility and transparency to the community at large.

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OUR VIEW: ‘Infotainment’ blog should hit the road and visit Greenville

A recent survey released via www.roadsnacks.net was the talk of many local gatherings over the weekend as it listed Greenville as the seventh “Worst Place to Live in Michigan” behind Flint, Beecher, Escanaba, Buena Vista, Lapeer and Highland Park.

We beg to differ.