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Blowing out 125 candles….congrats Marion Press

Do you know how long ago 125 years is? It is before electricity. Horse and buggys were the preferred mode of transportations- automobiles had yet to be invented. There were…

Mike’s Musings

Party Like the Irish this weekend Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor I confess one day a year I become Irish. No it’s not necessarily St. Patrick’s Day. And no it’s not when…

Mike’s Musings – Tristen makes Farwell proud

Congratulations and more are in order for Farwell’s first ever state champion in any sport. Tristen Zienkiewicz, was crowned 160lb. champion at the MHSAA wrestling championships at the Palace of…

Mike’s Musings – Just when you think it can’t get any colder, it does

I know you’re sick and tired of reading rants from this writer about winter, but you’re going to have to hear it one more time. It’s Wednesday Feb. 26, and…

Mike’s Musings – Roof collapsing, walls caving in – my house is a mess

Why me? This wretched winter continues on an on, and now because of major snowfall after major snow fall, my house is caving in. The frozen pipes, the truck not…

Observations from where the buck stops

-For chrissakes is it cold and it’s so time for warmer weather.  As I write this early Wednesday morning it is -10 degrees. That’s actual, not wind chill. It has…

Mike’s Musings – Marion tops area schools in Bridge ranking

Last week Pat Maurer wrote an article about Bridge Magazine’s ranking of Michigan School Districts. The rankings don’t put area schools in a very favorable light. The rankings are based…

Mike’s Musings – 2.6 million seems like Hayes Township overkill

To paraphrase Kevin Costner, in 1989’s classic movie, Field of Dreams “If you build it they will come.” I harken this unforgettable statement to the announcement by Hayes Township that…

Mike’s Musings by Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor

Bullying still a major problem in schools Bullying continues to be a major problem in our school systems. Many schools have attempted to pitch greater sensitivity in a variety of…

Mike’s Musings – Warm weather dreams make cold bearable

I don’t know about you, but this weather is driving me batty, or maybe I should say southward. First the most frigid days imaginable, then coping with icy roads, and…