Hello Ms. Risper,
I enjoyed your article on Lonnie Johnson and his family history. There are some old Lansing families you might consider looking into. Some are friends who are very successful attorneys now. Vence Bonham’s father was a community leader in Lansing and President of the NAACP here.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
I caught sight of a little blurb of yours in the January 1 edition of your newspaper, and this reminded me (yet again!) to send you a quick note.
Therese Hercher, MSU Dept. of Epidemiology
I pray we can all start making better choices in our lives by making better decisions but until then I hope God has mercy on the souls that make bad choices. God made mankind to give life and not take it.
Lenny McDonald, Lansing, MI
REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
January 16th is the only national holiday that commemorates the peace and justice work of a U. S. citizen. I’m a Vietnam veteran and for me,
Arnold Stieber, Grass Lake, MI
I wanted to send you this in honor of Veterans Day.
Bellaire Bridge Calls Me Home…from a memoir written for my Dad
By Nancy Allen
My dad was born in Moundsville, West Virginia, the oldest child of Pap a coal miner and Katherine a Russian immigrant. The mines and the steel mills were always by the Ohio river where the heart of the city beats and flows. Everything in the valley runs along side the Ohio River, and the only way that you could get across the river to West Virginia was, and is, the Bellaire Bridge.