June 22, 2017 | 10:51 PM
Praise Jesus Christ!
June 22, 2017 | 08:12 PM
My grandson was born at 26 weeks gestation only 1 pound 7 ounces. We put Fr. Solanus Casey's Relic in his bed while in the NICU and he recovered from the many medical obstacles he was challenged with. He is now 10 years old.
My son's miracle
June 21, 2017 | 11:23 AM
My son was seriously injured in a accident in 1975. Someone put a scaptula on him in intensive care. It had Father Casey on it. He was miracularsly healed. I feel Father Casey had a intervention with Roy.
Punta Gorda Florida
your search for tyre
June 21, 2017 | 07:52 AM
I sent an email to you regarding how to find more areas mentioned in "The Thumb Pointed Fingers" but it failed to send. If you go to my website - email@example.com, you will see a section "where it happened" and it will show a tour. Course, you've already been to Tyre but maybe, in the future, you might take another road trip with the tour info. Thanks for the write-up.
Light and soft
May 17, 2017 | 12:16 PM
Some one called me about 5 moth a go
About my Grandson being in jail
I just told them my grandson was 12
And don't ever call me again. There
Phone went down so fast.
May 05, 2017 | 06:16 AM
So love hearing about all of our kids accomplishments, and the wonderful little town of Dryden we live in! Kevin Kissane, thank you for all the great memories your giving us parents with your great photography!
ASA Berlin 66-69
April 25, 2017 | 07:38 PM
Your article was great, worked for the same group.
April 23, 2017 | 04:57 AM
I admire your interest points in preparing youth for the workplace and would appreciate joining your movement towards transfer of knowledge from Retired employees to the youth.
No Reason Absentee ballots
April 20, 2017 | 01:34 PM
As a Clerk in my community for over 24 years, I have served on numerous committees to encourage election law change to permit "NO REASON" absentee voting. Voters do not want to lie to get an absentee ballot and this change is long overdue!
Northville Township, Michigan (Wayne
March 17, 2017 | 07:59 PM
This sounds like he is trying to turn this medical marijuana into a factory market. And that's not what it's about. If he's has his hands In a tobacco market he shouldn't be allowed to try to play this as a "creating jobs" deal. It just sounds like he's in it for all the wrong reasons, medical marijuana is supposed to be a helpful alternative to pharmaceutical, heavy drug use alternative, cancer treatment alternative. It's supposed to be grown and purposes with good intentions. Sure turn it into a grow opportunity, job opportunities, use the income as Colorado has and this town will go places. Lower taxes on the people and tax the medical marijuana and watch profits come in. There's more grounds to learn on this matter. More economical opportunities to lower city taxes and watch the people be willing to buy medical marijuana and see the financial increase storm in. Put the money towards roads, schools, homeless, rebuild Lapeer on the revenue of mmj.
March 17, 2017 | 07:13 PM
I live in Rich Township, 1/4 mile from a medical marijuana farm in Tuscola County. The smell is HORRIBLE in the fall time, when it ripens. It smells similar to skunk, only far worse. We cannot even open our doors and windows when the wind is blowing from the west. Please take in consideration what the neighbors will have to put up with.
March 16, 2017 | 10:25 AM
March 14, 2017 | 10:41 AM
I grew up in Imlay City when John Topie Worked at Coserelli's party store. He didn't treat myself or my friends good at all. He acted like he was better than us. Times sure have changed.
March 03, 2017 | 06:14 PM
I am proud to call John my Brother in Law. Part of rehabilatation is contrition. John has admitted his guilt. We get second chances in this country. John will not relapse when he is released. The pain that caused his addiction has been cured. Miracles do happen. May God continue to bless my Brother!
February 24, 2017 | 11:39 AM
I knew John and his family for sixteen years while I was a principal, teacher, and coach in the Imlay City school system. He was, and I'm sure still is, a wonderful friend and father and exceptionally honorable man. I encourage the judge to take that into account when John's sentencing comes up. He's suffered enough. Please give him and his family his life back. Thank you.
February 24, 2017 | 11:34 AM
Mr. Topie is not only a great teacher but a great man as well. Yes he made a mistake, a mistake that will haunt him for the rest of his life, but it's not just his fault, if he had not been given pills this would have never happened. All Dr's are about money now a days and it makes me sick. This man has committed a crime, yes I get that, but in my eyes and I'm sure in others eyes as well, he has paid his time for his crime. He knows what he has done wrong and is beating himself up more than any of u can imagine. Remember what they say, dont judge a book by its cover. Mr. Topie has done more good over the years than he has done bad. If the judge has a heart or any sense at all he'd see this and give Mr. Topie time served. Best Of luck Mr. Topie
February 24, 2017 | 10:03 AM
Is there a way to call or contact the judge as a form of petition? Many people know John and would support this I think.
February 24, 2017 | 01:04 AM
Tears are rolling down my face as I read this article... I pray that the woman at the pharmacy has not been too traumatized by the actions of this mans darkest days. I hope that she has received any counseling she may need too as I could imagine she was terrified. I hope she is able to find it in her heart to forgive him, if she hasn't already. It is so sad and shocking to read that this has happened to someone so late in their life. It just goes to show that addiction does not discriminate as it knows no age, race, reglion, or gender.
I pray for his sentence to be time served. In addition to some time in a reputable rehabilitation center, as I have heard that it is easier for addicts to get drugs in them as well... May all those involved receive the support, care, and love they could ever need.
February 23, 2017 | 11:53 PM
He did a crime he should be charged to fullest penalty. He should rot there in jail for what he did and what the effects he did to the people at that pharmacy. Shouldn't of thought twice before what you did. It doesn't matter what you all did before the crime. You need to pay for what you did. If you can't do the time, you shouldn't of done the crime.
John Topie Sentencing
February 23, 2017 | 11:22 PM
John stayed at our home in CT for several months while his wife Louise worked with my wife in programs educating young children. John was a wonderful, sincere, loving and most dedicated family man, and clearly a man of significant accomplishments, as summarized in this very well written article. He touched many peoples lives in a positive and constructive way. I knew him before his major back surgery and his dependency on these doctor prescribed drugs. Falling prey to excessive medications prescribed by doctors (the doctor knows best) is a sham by the medical profession. John should be released from incarceration ASAP (he has more than dearly paid for his crime), be returned to his loved ones, and given the opportunity to once again contribute positively to society. That is the least we can do as a civilized, caring, compassionate and understanding country....
Pembroke Pines, FL
February 23, 2017 | 09:07 PM
This is just ridiculous. He is not a criminal, he is a good person that was given an addictive drug after following dr.'s orders. The medical professionals need to be accountable for this, not the patient. His addiction took over and he did what he did. He has done his time and needs to be released to help others in the same situation.
February 23, 2017 | 04:58 PM
I do feel that addicts need help but many don't make threats nor commit robberies. Thinking he thought this out well
I'm wondering what this writer would have written if it was a young black man?
February 23, 2017 | 03:32 PM
I do not know John Topie, but I am related to someone like him. One of my fears is that someday my family member will be sitting in jail, but no one will rise up to defend him. My family member used to be a good friend and good member of the community. Then an injury, multiple surgeries and multiple pain meds. The medical community needs to be held accountable and find better ways to manage pain safely. It is not only ruining the people taking the drugs, it's ruining whole families and ultimately, communities.
Family member of an perscription drug addict
February 23, 2017 | 02:06 PM
John was a father-in-law to my son. All heard about him was what wonderful person to have in the community. All he has done for the children he has influenced. Time served and 3 years of community service would help more people then sending him to jail for what his doctor did to this man! The letter of the law has sent many people to prison who should have gottin help not incareration.
February 23, 2017 | 12:47 PM
John, has paid his dues, and his punishment should be time served. And should get professional counseling that he, needs. Keep the Faith John!!
John M. Gonzales
February 23, 2017 | 12:38 PM
Awesome teacher and coach does not need to be locked up such a shame the world we live in when crimnals walk the streets daily..under the influence of a drug ...rehab yes but not jail !In our prayers John Topie...keep the faith!
February 23, 2017 | 11:44 AM
Armed robbery is a crime. Doctors who issue scripts for controlled substances without any continued follow up ar.e criminals. I have known John as a neighbor merchant, coworker and friend for over 50 years
Let his punishment be time served. Give now the professional counseling he needs. John has paid for his bad deeds. Please give him the support needs
St. Michael, MN
February 23, 2017 | 11:44 AM
I don't know John personally, but feel for his situation, family and friends. He is a drug addict- if this were a minor the DA would be going for the doctors...not the victim. John doesn need to be held accountable but so do these free prescribing doctors getting kickbacks to keep prescribing these drugs. Judge Halowka has a duty to hold everyone accountable- just not the victim. I pray for all involved....horrible thing that really could happen to any of us. Good speed!
Plantation, Fl-Formerly of Lapeer, M