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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.…

Mike’s Musings– Obama can take his health care and shove it

“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore,” said the fictional Howard Beale in the epic film, 1976’s NETWORK. I too am upset. The rollout…