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Jody fights back after Stage 4 diagnosis

Like everyone else trying to make it in this sometimes cruel world, I know of many friends and family members that have had to fight off cancer of one form…

The ultimate threat- a Colt 45 to the side of my head

In my over thirty years as a journalist I have covered my share of crazy stories. It never ceases to amaze me, however, the reaction of some people to those…

It was a great holiday

Holiday weekends are really the best, aren’t they? And, this was one right up near the very top of my list of person best times. It was as close to…

Giving thanks

It is Thanksgiving week again and the perfect time to think about all of those things we have to be thankful for. Most of the time we (Jack and I…

A prank turns into gunfire

I don’t know what David Osborne was thinking Saturday, but I do know he wasn’t thinking very clearly. Osborne, 42, who lives on Battle Rd. in Farwell, is sitting in…

Tis the season – for catalogs

It is the “wish book” season, around this house at least. That is my favorite relaxing pastime lately – browsing through a variety of catalogs or “gadget” magazines as Jack…

Two generals, two women bring embarrassment to U.S.

  No wonder we can’t win the war in Afghanistan. The last two generals charged with taking care of our sons and daughters over there, seemed to have been more…

Hunting season starts next Thursday

Did you know that last year, an estimated 648,100 hunters spent 9.6 million days “afield” and harvested nearly 422,000 deer? Hunting really is a “Michigan pastime” and has been for…

Voters reject change, stick with status quo

If there is one lesson to be learned from Tuesday night’s election results, it is Americans, whether they be voting for national, state or local candidates, are hell bent on…

October’s over–here comes November

Well the summer clothes are almost all packed away and the winter clothes are in the closet. Now it will probably warm up again… I really hate that chore –…