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It’s almost fair time again

It’s almost fair time again

This week the annual Isabella County Fair is keeping everyone busy with contests, rides, displays and animals. Our granddaughters have been there nearly all week long. This is only their…

Summertime is sliding by and the list is getting longer

Summertime is sliding by and the list is getting longer

As of last Wednesday, summer is half over already. I count the season as three months long – June, July and August. That makes the 15th of July the middle…

Vacations – way too short

Vacations – way too short

They really are just too short, aren’t they? We just returned last Sunday from our annual summer getaway – a week at our camper up near Roscommon. Although it added…

The holiday is here

The holiday is here

Does the Fourth of July seem like the middle of summer to you? I know the calendar says June 21 was the real beginning of the season, but by the…

Summer nights are the best time of the year

Summer nights are the best time of  the year

This time of year the newspaper business is pretty hectic. Even though I do most of my work out of this “home office” now, some weeks it seems like I…

This summer’s gonna be packed full of fun

This summer’s gonna be packed full of fun

You won’t be disappointed if you are looking for things to do in the coming weeks because there’s lots going on around the area. I’ve been kept busy this week…

It’s construction season in Michigan

It’s construction  season in Michigan

They say we only have two seasons in this crazy state of ours – winter and “construction.” I can believe it. It is getting harder and harder to go anywhere…

The start of summer

The start of summer

Sitting in the living room the other evening we were treated to another episode in the local newborn fawn saga. Our newest resident out here on the Tobacco was playing…

Don’t take those wildlife babies home

Don’t take those  wildlife babies home

Jack was mowing Tuesday morning and startled a newborn fawn who was hidden in the bushes at the edge of the river. The little one ran for its life around…

The year of the ‘mouses’

The year of the ‘mouses’

I don’t know why they insist on living with us, but we have been plagued with mice this year, especially in our camper, parked on family property near Roscommon. We’ve…

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