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Little things matter after all

Little things matter after all

I once visited a man in the hospital on his birthday who had suffered a broken neck in a serious accident.  He had been told by his doctor that he…

Caribbean not all it’s made out to be

Caribbean not all it’s made out to be

It’s been about 20 years since I’ve taken a real vacation. The workaholic I am just couldn’t get away for more than a few days. That is until a couple…

It was a perfect day for a trip down the Au Sable

It was a perfect day for a trip down the Au Sable

We wound up our camping season this year with a special trip, by canoe, down the South Branch of the Au Sable River last Saturday. Growing up just north of…

Adopt A Pet

Adopt A Pet

SPITZ 388D15: Spitz is an owner surrender that came into the shelter with a buddy of his.  These nice boys came into the shelter in terrible condition.  They have since…

There’s bad hunters, then there’s me

There’s bad hunters, then there’s me

I’m kinda getting stoked about hunting this year. Maybe it’s got something to do with all the youth hunt pictures we compiled in the Clare County Review and Marion Press…

Telemarketers and phone scams

Telemarketers and phone scams

Well fall is officially here and so are the telemarketers and phone scam artists. Matter of fact I don’t think they ever went away. Seems like just about every day,…

Part-time legislature would be more effective

Part-time legislature would be more effective

Let’s face it, legislature is a mess. Term limits, which I admittedly advocated, have taken the power away from seasoned, veteran senators and representatives and put it in the hands…

More and more fall activities – and chores

More and more fall  activities – and chores

Well the weatherman is making noises like cooler temperatures may be coming soon. At least this weekend. We can’t complain though. We have had a solid week of warm sunny…

No evidence to prove Bancroft burned kittens

I owe Richard Bancroft an apology. Actually many of us found him guilty before his day in court. As most of us remember, Bancroft, 60, a resident of Harrison, who…

One more fun weekend up north at the camper

One more fun weekend up north at the camper

A long Labor Day weekend spent at the camper marked the end of the summer season, but not our camping trips for the year. We are planning to make at…