letter to the editor

PUBLIC FORUM: Moolenaar’s recent vote was not pro-life

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This is an open letter to Rep. John Moolenaar.

I just received your mailing from the U.S. House of Representatives that states “John has a 100% pro-life voting record.”

PUBLIC FORUM: A disappointed constituent

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I have been profoundly affected by the horrific shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that killed 19 children and 2 teachers. I am like many moms who have had enough of the senseless gun violence in our country.

PUBLIC FORUM: Great job Cato Twp. planners

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I want to commend the Cato Township Planning Commission on their diligent and informed work in drafting what I feel is a very balanced wind ordinance. It reflects the substantial knowledge they acquired from their many, many hours of research and study that was required to understand the implications of placing industrial wind turbines in rural communities.

PUBLIC FORUM: Thank Welder for his service

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The 78th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, passed unnoticed last Monday. That’s sad, because the European invasion was a critical battle that tipped the scales in favor of a victory for the United States and its allies in World War II. One group that aided immeasurably in this endeavor was the U.S. Army Ranger.

PUBLIC FORUM: Lions spaghetti dinner helps to serve

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Last Friday, a group of Greenville Lions were milling around and a spaghetti dinner broke out. 

More than 200 diners showed up and enjoyed spaghetti with sauce that Italy longs for. Tasty salad and luscious desserts topped off their meal. I have to learn Bo’s secret ingredient.

PUBLIC FORUM: An unforgettable and inclusive experience

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The Montcalm County Democratic Party congratulates the Montcalm Youth Prevention Club for putting together an unforgettable and inclusive experience for Greenville High School students.

PUBLIC FORUM: #MoreForMentalHealth to #StopSuicide

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As a volunteer and advocate with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, this month I am asking everyone to join us and demand #MoreForMentalHealth.

After losing a friend to suicide and working in a psychiatric hospital, it became even more clear to me how critical suicide prevention action is.

PUBLIC FORUM: Letter another example of a lack on integrity

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To the Douglass Township Board in reply to the letter you sent to my address through the Patriots for Montcalm. 

I am not part of an anti-renewable energy group, nor is anyone in this township part of that group. I am part of a township coalition working toward protecting Douglass township from the hazards of the big fans.  Please stop portraying us as the bad guys while you play victim. You are not the victims. You are the perpetrators of this community division.

PUBLIC FORUM: Industrial wind turbines … the corruption of zoning

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Industrializing rural counties with commercial wind turbines will deconstruct many aspects of country life, none so obvious as zoning.

Zoning regulation exists to protect us from development infringing on adjacent property rights and values, as well as to preserve the essential nature of our communities by creating zones of like kind areas of development. Effective zoning promotes orderly development, harmonious with the nature of the community as a whole.

PUBLIC FORUM: Time to put wind issue to rest

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I just finished the story on the “study” put together by the Upjohn Institute. You could say it could be construed as an advertisement for Apex Clean Energy instead of study.