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 Rory Pettipas is the director of Veterans Services in Midland County.

Profile Q & A: Rory Pettipas-Veterans Services

Development News The Cable Access Advisory Commission advises City Council on matters related to MCTV.

Make a difference - serve on a board or commission

Development News One-Way street sign

Changing one-way streets to two-way?

Feature Story Lou E. Loon is the mascot of the Great Lakes Loons.

Loons hope to make more memories in 2023

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Improving internet access in Midland County

Development News Dr. Kathy Dollard is the director of the behavioral health service line at MyMichigan Health.

Profile Q & A with Dr. Kathy Dollard, MyMichigan Behavioral Health

Development News City Modern Master Plan logo

City offers survey to gain input on master plan

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Midland County to receive $3.75 million for flood control

Development News Health & Human Services Council logo

You can help with new health plan

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Planning for the City of Midland's future

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Teachers: Help Wanted!

Feature Story City employee at the water plant collects samples for testing.

City & County jobs are changing

Development News The MOMsemble will be performed Fri, December 2nd.

Creative 360 warms up December

Development News The Chippewa Nature Center's Nature Art Show and Sale will be open to the public on Sat, December 3rd.

CNC sale has stood the test of time

Development News Currie Stadium in Midland's Emerson Park is slated for demolition.

Currie Stadium will never be forgotten

Development News These maps with proposed remedies are published in the Flood Reduction Plan.

MBA releases Midland Flood Reduction Plan

Development News The Midland Area Farmers Market is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7am-1pm.

What's ahead for the Midland Area Farmers Market?

Development News Absentee ballots must be submitted by 8pm, Tuesday, November 8.

Preview of the November election

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