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Reading Real Books to Children Offers Cognitive Benefits As Opposed Electronic Reading

Reading Real Books to Children Offers Cognitive Benefits As Opposed Electronic Reading

It’s much easier for a parent to download a reading app on their tablet than repeatedly buy books off the shelf. However, those traditional books might help young children much…

Vocational Village Program Gives Hope to Michigan Inmates to Land a Future Job

Vocational Village Program Gives Hope to Michigan Inmates to Land a Future Job

It’s always been more difficult for those who have committed crimes in the past to find work. According to a 2012 Society for Human Resource Management study, the top two…

Just can’t imagine a life without pets

Just can’t imagine  a life without pets

I must have been a frog, or maybe a moose in my prior life. For some reason, now that I am a human being (sometimes my wife things otherwise) animals…

Summer is slipping away!

Summer is slipping away!

Oh man, this summer is flying by! Here it is the end of the first week of August already and you know that summer “to do” list we had? Well…

Adopt-A-Pet

Adopt-A-Pet

#226D16 Jack is a terrier mix who came in as a stray and is now ready for adoption. He is medium in size, weighing about 35 lbs the day he…

Truck routes and steel wheels

It is well known that for many years Grant Township has been a completely deregulated community. This subject has crossed my desk several times each year; I’ve described this before…

Here is a real-life hero

Here is a real-life hero

Here’s a story about a real life hero. Her name is Lori Boyd, “known in her neighborhood as the Lawnmower Lady, and thanks to Elizabeth White and WTVM, she is…

Munch, munch, munch – It’s summertime!

Munch, munch, munch – It’s summertime!

Its summer in mid-Michigan: fair and festival time in and around Clare County and you know what that means. Goodies galore! I’m afraid to step on the scales lately because…

News from your Sheriff

News from your Sheriff

We currently have 183 inmates’ lodges in the Clare County Jail which consists of 82 local, 5 Department of Correction, 43 Federal, and 53 out-of-county Renters. From the beginning of…

My Three Forbidden Words

When Bill Hawks was sixty four years old, he accepted a call to be a missionary to Kenya, East Africa, even though accepting that call hadn’t been part of his…