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Doing the mouse dance

For months we have been looking forward to our first trip up to the camper in Roscommon. We leave our 26-foot trailer there year-round on family property. It saves gas…

May! Now where are those May flowers?

Guess they are all in town. The spring storms – snowstorms, torrential rain and flooding – rivaled the unusually severe winter this year. Now May arrives, hopefully with long-awaited warm…

Looking forward to ‘camping season’

Looking forward to ‘camping season’

Another week has slipped by and it looks like SPRING may actually be here. After our “flood” a couple of weekends ago, the grass has turned a vibrant green, flowers…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces – Wow, spring storm packs a real wallop

Guess I will have to quit bragging about our nice weather lately. Mother Nature sure surprised us with a whopper of a spring storm last Saturday night. If it wasn’t…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces – Spring is just ‘ducky’

Well my mystery duck floating in the river has been identified. Bob Musser of Waterfowl Decoys in Farwell, a carver and collector, stopped in the office Monday with a hand-carved…

Pat’s Bits and Pieces – Spring, and the wildlife returns

Well it is looking like spring out there. The snow is receding fast, the yard is demanding attention – and needs raking and the roads are a mess again with…

Out like a lamb? Baaa

Out like a lamb? Baaa

Well, if the weather report is right, March may just “go out like a lamb” this year – for the last two days of the month anyway. Sunday and Monday…

Ouch! Roads are getting bad!

Last week while taking the granddaughters to dance classes, I hit a road-wide 15 foot patch of asphalt rubble on Meridian Road in Northern Isabella County – this after hitting…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces

Forget the weather, it’s festival time Pat Maurer, Review Correspondent After weeks of frigid sub-zero cold, snow storms heavy enough to damage roofs, icy roads and all that goes along…

Pats Bits & Pieces – Marvelous Muddy March – where are you?

The marvelous, muddy month of March is here again – or it would be anyway if some of this blooming snow would just melt. Here it is a week into…