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Midwinter? It feels more like October

When I let the dogs out this morning, the sun still hadn’t put in an appearance. It should have been bitter cold, and it was a bit frosty out there,…

Friday the 13th – we’ll have three this year

Jack told me this morning that a week from today will be Friday the 13th, and that we will have three Friday the 13ths in 2012. That makes a lot…

Another year coming to an end

2011 is coming to a close. Christmas is over again. I hope you all had a great one! We sure did and all I have to do to prove it…

The Colors of Christmas

  I just spent another unsuccessful hour out driving around and trying to take a good picture of Christmas lights for the newspaper. There are some beautifully decorated places all…

I’m an incurable optimist

Once again we didn’t win the Lotto last weekend, but I am going Christmas shopping this weekend anyway! I keep hoping that someday we will win. I’m not sure what…

Acronyms – bah, humbug

During Public Comment time at the Clare Board of Education meeting Monday, Pam Weaver asked if reports including acronyms could be explained. “Sometimes I don’t have any idea what they…

And the race is on…

Well Hunting Season is in full swing again this year. Opening day was a quiet one, at least near the Maurer place. We didn’t hear any gunfire at all Tuesday…

It’s been a busy couple of weeks!

Hard to believe it is Wednesday again and time to write this column one more time. Of course when you read this it will be Friday again, an especially welcome…

Time’s flying by again

Where is this year going? Just had a call from grandson Jayson wanting to know what the family plans are for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. I haven’t even thought…

No easy fix for County financial crisis

As we reported last, the County is struggling mightily to make sure revenues meet expenses. Board of Commissioners, so it seems, at every meeting, discuss ways in which to save…