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Published 9:27 a.m. ET Aug. 30, 2017

Kimball Township Taxpayer: “I’m sitting waiting for the train to go by another 15 minutes. Just wanted to know if that’s a Canadian-owned railroad and if so, why are we paying for overpasses and runarounds for their inefficiency to run a railroad? We could have bought a lot of fire trucks with that money.”

Mindy from Dunkin Donuts in Fort Gratiot: “Time flies, it’s already our first birthday on Sept. 1. Our iced and hot coffees, any size, are going to be 99 cents, just like opening day. I’m setting up a rock-painting tent, also.”

Ken Smith, Former East China Resident: “Looking at Marine City starting off the season as the number one team. Hopefully now the parents won’t want to fire Ron Glodich. Have a good year, Ron.”

Dennis from St. Clair: “On the editorial cartoon that represents Democrats and Republicans agreeing on providing aid for the folks in Texas. Probably the thing they can’t agree on is how to fund it. What I think they should do is stop the money they’re sending to Pakistan.”

No Name from Port Huron: “I see the Red Cross is again having a shortage of blood donors. Could it be because of these plasma centers that are popping up all over? They pay people to donate and I assume it’s a private company so where does the plasma go?”

You’re not going to like the answer. The Red Cross gets people’s blood — it focuses on whole blood and platelets — for free and sells it to hospitals and other medical facilities for about $300 a pint. It controls about half of the whole blood market and sells $3 billion worth a year. The plasma companies buy the clear, colorless fluid the red blood cells float around in from their “donors.” The companies extract antibodies and other materials from the plasma and sell them as medicines.

Connie: “Monday at Meijer in Fort Gratiot, I had come along with the wrong credit card and when it was refused, a kind lady behind me offered to pay. I said no but she insisted. I want to thank her again, I didn’t get her name, but you know who you are and I passed it forward.”

Al from St. Clair: “I inherited a seven-day wind-up cuckoo clock and I can’t seem to get the arm right. Is there anybody out there that could help me?”

Pat from Marine City: “The best ever fresh lake perch and pickle dinners are right here in Marine City at the Riviera Restaurant next to the ferry dock. Angelo is your host.”

Daniel from Marine City: “Riviera in Marine City has the best perch.”

Jim from Bridge Street in Marine City: “I would like to recommend Riviera Restaurant for their fabulous fish dinners. They’re right around the corner on the river and it’s a beautiful view and the service is great.”

Harry from Port Huron: “Back on the 17th I ordered a pizza from Jet’s and somebody over-billed me but I called the manager today and he made it right. That’s the kind of business you want to do business with.”

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