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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…

Indian Summer?

I don’t know if what we have been enjoying qualifies as Indian Summer or not, but I like it. The weather this month so far has been more like August…

Color touring

Color touring

Once again last weekend we wandered all around the north country on our annual fall “color tour.” It was a beautiful trip, totaling about 145 miles north from the camper…

Fall color tour time again

by Pat Maurer I’m not really sure where last month went. Wasn’t it just August? Well, October is really here now. Time to start thinking about football, witches and black…

Following summer with a trip south

We just returned from a long weekend in South Carolina to see grandson Mikke graduate from Marine Corps boot camp. It was an interesting trip. On our arrival there, temperatures…

Frost predicted for this week!

I just got an email from the weather center in Grand Rapids that said our first frost of the season is expected Thursday or Friday. It’s too soon! By the…

A perfect weekend

Well maybe it was not a perfect weekend, but it was probably the best, and most fun of the summer for these old folks. After a long, sometimes hard and…