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Fall home improvement time all over the place

It’s home improvement time at the newspaper. That’s appropriate, since we can barely move. I should explain. We are just winding up of one of those simple little “home improvement…

My Blue Heaven

  This column is about walleye fishing. Wait! Wait! Come back! It’s really interesting stuff! At least it is if you like to catch walleyes. If you’re one of those,…

Stupid Warning Labels

We are in the process of doing a home flooring project and just bought some filler (floor leveler) for cracks in the floor. On the can there is a warning…

U.S. has more oil than rest of world combined

  I’m perplexed again. We were told the price at the pump was to decrease quite drastically once Labor Day had passed. So what happened? A few days ago the…

The holiday is over, the week is nearly over, summer is over…

I picked up one granddaughter (and a friend) this afternoon, the first time I have done that since last May. I had to keep reminding myself all day long to…

Taxpayers can’t afford to subsidize URAA

The continuing saga pitting MMR against United Rescue won’t go away- or so it seems. United Rescue Ambulance Authority (URAA) has provided ambulance service in northern Clare County for a…

Here we go again

Here we go again. Big brother in disguise- this time our beloved Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has told the Harrison Drunk Bus, they no longer are allowed to operate.…

Signs of fall

We made another unexpected trip north last weekend and I want to give you my first official report of fall color. All the way to Roscommon we saw limbs here…

Growing old not in the cards

In another section of this week’s newspaper, we have a special section called 50-plus Lifestyles. The section is filled with information and advertising geared to those over 50. I hate…

School year coming, sports starting again

With the end of August in sight, the school sports programs have begun and the schools are gearing up for another year, which begins in just over a week now.…