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Carol Cope Cooking & Recipes Welcome to this week and to the time that we get to stay at home with the family…For some this is fine while others wonder…

Is a Government Shutdown the Right Cure?

Mike Wilcox Mike’s Musings Columnist What a week. Coronavirus has taken America by storm, and in many respects I feel helpless. I’m a little older than most, and have studied…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces: Quarantined bits…

Our lifestyles have undergone a drastic change in the past couple of weeks. Now we are completely isolated in our homes, except for “essential services” and our self-quarantine has become…

May I Walk With You? Responding to Natural Disasters

Daniel Fachting, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist, Lay Minister at Our Lady of Hope Parish in Clare, and Chancellor for Knights of Columbus Council #3029. He can be reached at…

An Alternative View: Trump is Not Acting As The War President He Purports to Be

Donald Trump at his 22 March COVID-019 press conference defined himself as a president at war saying: “We’re at war in a true sense…we’re fighting an invisible enemy.” Despite his…

Ghosts of Main Street: Technology Ghosts

The store in 1955 (above) and then in 1956 (below). By Julie Traynor The ghosts of technology present are messing with the ghosts of Marion past this week. Since use of the…

A Postcard From the West and Other Things

Julie Traynor Postcards from the Pine Columnist Please excuse the quality of this early shot of the Marion Livestock Auction ca. 1945 A couple of weeks ago, I had a…

Michigan’s Shelter-In-Place Order: What You Need to Know

Less than two weeks ago, Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency when Michigan confirmed the state’s first two cases of COVID-19 on March 10. As of Monday, March…

Let’s Not Panic, We Will Get Through This

Mike Wilcox Mike’s Musings Columnist My head is filled with coronavirus thoughts. I have tried to read and watch as many stories on the dreadful virus as possible, and unfortunately…

Hunkered Down at Home

Arlene Swiler at her desk at MHS, 1968. Julie Traynor Postcards from the Pine Columnist How quickly things can change. Only a few months ago, we were listening to outbreak…

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