Ralph E. Wirtz

Ralph E. Wirtz is a native Midlander who retired from the Midland Daily News as a managing editor in 2015. He has been freelancing since then in between traveling and volunteering. He has four adult children, all who graduated from Bullock Creek High School as he did. He is an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and a Central Michigan University grad. He can be reached at ralphewirtz@gmail.com


Development News East End

East End: Baseball and back to nature

Development News Great Lakes Loons logo

Loons open season April 5; hope for success in 2024

Development News Zonta Club of Midland president Lindsey McMacken with husband, Gavin, and son, Gideon.

Profile Q & A focuses on Zonta Club of Midland

In The News Health & Human Services Council logo

Is our community healthy?

In The News Members of the Midland County Sheriff's Office recently honored

Law enforcement job outlook a challenge

In The News Groundbreaking ceremony for the Midland County ESA

Midland County ESA breaks ground on a new future

Development News Selma Yamamoto is the president of the Rotary Club of Midland Morning.

Profile Q & A focuses on the Rotary Club of Midland Morning

In The News "Wall Breaking" ceremony at the Center for the Arts

Center for the Arts “Wall Breaking”

Development News City Modern Master Plan-graphic

The City has a plan

Development News New lighting being installed at Dow Diamond.

Reinvestment in Dow Diamond

Development News Memorial bench honoring Colice Pearcy Malek

Community volunteer documents park memorials

Feature Story Streetscape project, Priority One, complete on South Saginaw Road.

Center City Streetscape Complete

Development News 90th anniversary for the Midland Lions Club

Profile Q & A focuses on the Midland Lions Club

Development News Neighboring Week is September 24-30.

Neighboring Week planning underway

Development News Flooding over the deck of the Currie Parkway Bridge, May 21, 2020

Midland excited by flood remediation grants

Development News Senior Services offers a variety of classes to keep seniors active.

Balance classes for seniors are popular

Feature Story Cleveland Manor is located at 2200 Cleveland Drive in Midland.

Cleveland Manor Completes Renovation

Development News Kevin & Mary Shaughnessy. Kevin's the incoming president of the Midland Kiwanis Club.

Profile Q & A focuses on Kiwanis

Development News The team ready to serve patients at Gateway.

Bridge, Gateway moving, expanding

Feature Story Flooding over the deck of the Currie Parkway Bridge, May 21, 2020

High Water Mark addresses flooding