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May I Walk With You? Say Yes!

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…

Plastic Bag Bans a No-Go in Michigan, But Pet Owners Can Still Go Green

Although several states are making moves to discontinue the widespread use of single use plastics, Michigan has made the notable move of banning bans on plastic bags. Still, that doesn’t…

Gas-tly Ghost

Looking West, fuel oil depot on North Mill is coated in ice from the February 22, 1922 ice storm. by Julie Traynor   If you were paying attention and knew…

Kobe Will be Remembered for More Than Just Basketball

Mike Wilcox Mike’s Musings Columnist There I was waiting in line to receive my takeout order. I hadn’t been scrolling facebook all morning because I was working in the yard.…

Post Card From the Pines: Toasty

The narrow dirt road in this photo now M-66, aka, Mill Street. Predominate on the right is a long shed, perched on the riverbank. At the center is where the…

What’s Cooking?

Carol Cope Cooking & Recipes I keep talking about the weather we are having this winter, winter I say but it sure does not seem like any winter I have…

May I Walk With You? Fact or Opinion

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…

From Slaughterhouse to the Village Glen – The Ghosts of First Street

by Julie Traynor  The Marion, Michigan of 1920 was a very different place than it is in 2020.  As much as we like to think there has not been much change to our comfortable…

A Birthday Worth Forgetting

Mike Wilcox Mike’s Musings Columnist It was my birthday last Sunday. I was hoping to celebrate with a nice dinner and football. Instead my day consisted of freezing temperatures and…

January Stuff

Susan VanderWal, left, and this Belvins Street girl, celebrate our new friendship, and Sue’s birthday, with our first tea party on January 21, 1953. There would be many more tea…