Opinion

The Black River Mexicans and more


Many lunas (moons) ago Pancho asked Joaquin, “Why do they call it the Black River when it’s really Brown… like us?” “No se! I don’t know!” replied Joaquin. And so began the journey of many a Mexican-American, Mexican and Latino that came upon the Black River town of Croswell, Michigan. Adelante! Forward mates!. So, let me tell you about these […]

We can choose

Dear Editor: A Response to Ray Emond’s “Why can’t we get along” opinion column. In the May 18th edition of the Sanilac County News, my father wrote a piece about anger and I wanted to respond. He wrote anger is not a beautiful emotion, and I agree. No one likes to watch an angry person, especially if that person is […]

Rights and responsibilities


While employed by another entity, one of my responsibilities was to facilitate team initiatives. I loved it! We would always start off with an activity about communication. “What is communication?” we would ask. And everyone would respond with, “Communication is talking.” So, we would encourage everyone to talk at the same time. “Did any communication happen.” “No,” was their reply, […]

Sandusky mascot: Redskins to Wolves

Dear Editor: We must now be prepared to work together for the greater good. We didn’t get a choice retiring the Redskin Mascot. But here is an opportunity to stand up and sign the petition to support a mascot that builds on to our Redskin name. “The Wolf (Redskin) on the hill is not as hungry as the wolf climbing […]

Documentary questioned

Dear Editor: Our weather is slowly warming up, and it will not be long when we again will be facing our responsibility as voters to elect representatives for state and federal positions. The 2020 election was conducted by officials determined to conduct an honest and free election. Republicans and Democrats won and lost all over the United States and either […]

Baseball memories (part 2)


In my previous column, I said I would continue my baseball memories in my next column. I considered postponing it since there was something else on my mind that I want to write about, but I decided to go ahead with it, so here they are. I remember playing minor league and little league baseball. I couldn’t hit a thing […]

Support for lawsuit

Dear Editor: I support the Malick family. Tabitha GroatMarlette

Petition drive deceptive

Dear Editor: Earlier this year a group called “Reproductive Freedom for All” (RFFA) announced that they are circulating a petition to place an Abortion Amendment on the November ballot. This coalition is made up Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and Michigan Voices. They are currently trying to gather 425,059 valid signatures to place this proposal on the November ballot. Planned Parenthood […]

Agriculture is a core industry, why not a core subject?


There is an old saying that goes “Once in your life you may need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman, and a preacher, but every day, three times a day, you need a farmer.” Agriculture is such an integral part of who we are as human beings, yet many people are extremely unaware of what it takes to get food […]

New contributors join In My Opinion

The Sanilac County News is pleased to welcome two new contributors to the In My Opinion column. Phil Guastella of Lexington and Eastpointe and Timothy Kern of Marlette have filled the two remaining spots for the column that features 12 contributors who rotate each week. We want to thank everyone that applied for the positions. Now, meet the new contributors: […]


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