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This weather is no big deal

This weather is for wimps. Heck what did out temperatures reach at their lowest point? -8? Big deal. How much snow accumulation have we had this winter? I say not…

Mike’s Musings– Lions fire Schwartz, Hoke should be next

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor Okay, I confess. I am a self-proclaimed football nut. I was literally in heaven this past week with a dozen bowl games including the big one- MSU’s…

Mike’s Musings– Our communities give and give and give

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor I have always lived by the basic creed, “It is always better to give than receive.” After working days on this year’s Christmas Wish program, I can…

Mike’s Musings– Thank you for making the Christmas Wish program a success

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor I’ve been blown away by the generosity of some of you in Clare and Osceola counties. We decided to re-invigorate our Christmas Wish program this year, and…

Mike’s Musings– The family Christmas tree becomes a nightmare

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor On our way back from a friend’s “celebration of life” in Marion, my wife, my 12-year-old son and I passed a sign that said “cut your own…

Mike’s Musings– Got a Christmas Wish? We might help

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor Update: Hurry hurry, deadline is fast approaching. We must receive your letter by December 13, if you want to be considered as a Christmas Wish recipient. We…

Mike’s Musings– Do you need help?

Michael Wilcox- Publisher/Editor We got a call a couple of days ago from residents at Sleepy Hollow Apartments in Harrison. Several senior citizen/wheelchair bound residents had been without heat for…

Mike’s Musings– Without power life can be very difficult

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor I forgot how difficult it is to live without power. It’s going on hour fifty-two and still no heat or lights. I’m sitting here bundled in winter…

Mike’s Musings– School administrators in hot water after they ban tribute t-shirts

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor Caitlyn Jackson, 12, a sixth-grader at Battle Creek Lakeview Middle School, died on Saturday night after a long bout with leukemia. In her honor several of her…

Mike’s Musings– Never again, moving too stressful

Michael Wilcox, Publisher/Editor I forgot how tough moving is. Throughout my life I’ve moved several times. I’ve moved to Florida and back. I’ve moved from one Michigan town to another.…