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America’s Crisis- Opioids Kill 115 People Per Day

We all know at least one person that is battling drug addiction. Personally I know several, and coupled with mental health issues, it is the single largest problem America faces.…

Morton Memories

Morton Memories

The Ghost of the Marion Hardware got me thinking of the many things in my life which came from Morton’s. From the early 1950’s until 1964 when Dad sold the…

What’s Cooking?

I thought that this week I would do some recipes for the up and coming fall sports season..  At this moment I am watching the National Little League Championships and…

What’s That In Your Hand?

In an article titled “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” Jerry Jenkins, co-author of the best-selling “Left Behind” prophetic fiction book series, introduced his readers to Dameon Sharkey, a seventh…

Friend, colleague bids farewell

Friend, colleague bids farewell

When I heard the news, my heart nearly stopped beating. Longtime friend, co-worker and champion of Clare, Al Iacco died yesterday. I just felt he and I were going to…

August Marches On

August Marches On

 Marion enjoyed another fine Old Fashioned Days experience last weekend. We understand that in spite of the very warm temperatures the crowds were large and the entertainment fine. Marion does…

What’s Cooking?

Wow, what a great time was had by all at this year’s Old Fashion Days.  I was at the Car Show and so much was going on at the Fair…

Stop Worrying About Tomorrow

Think of the cares that would be cancelled if we could escape anxiety about our tomorrows. Most find little difficulty feeling safe for one day, but facing tomorrows can be…

Feeling Helpless As Cancer Strikes An Old Friend

Cancer has struck again. This time the victim is my wonderful brother-in-law, and I feel helpless as he fights the dreaded disease. Just retired from the State Police- I mean…

Old Fashioned Good Times

Old Fashioned Good Times

It is the first weekend of August and that can mean only one thing. It’s Old Fashioned Days once again. In fact, it is the 60th Old Fashioned Days celebration. It…

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