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Issue: June 2017

A Great Lakes Sailor: Randy Klump - Part 1 - This issue's featured Great Lakes sailor, Randy Klump, is currently employed by Interlake Steamship Company. Randy began working as relief on the Great Lakes in...

The Way it Was: ...Shipbuilding in Huron County - Shipbuilding got its start in Huron County 160 years ago. Communities such as Auchville, Geneva, Ora Labora, Port Elizabeth, Bird Creek, and Sand Beach were...

Events: June Events - Deadline for event submission is the 15th of the month prior to month of issue. To have your nonprofit event listed here, include the name of...

Pirates of the Great Lakes: An Infamous Raid! - When we imagine pirate raids and mischief, images from popular pirate films come to mind.  Disney Productions has done a wonderful job of showing pirates...

Where In America Are You?: Where in America Are You? - The statue seen here pays tribute to Buddy Holly for his contribution to the music heritage of West Texas and as a musician and composer....

Schools of Yesteryear: Rubicon No. 1 - Forest Bay School - Part 2 - Join in the continuation to find out what happened when the 1871 fire stormed its way through the Thumb. Did Forest Bay's school survive the...

The Doctor's Corner: The Heart of the Matter - I got a text from my sister the other day asking that I send her more HT-1 combination from Pure Herbs. I hadn’t talked to...

Wellness Tip of the Month: What You Need to Know About Grass-Fed Beef -   Most people have heard of grass-fed meat, but uncertainty persists in regards to the benefits and why it should be chosen over conventionally raised meat....

Healing From the Roots Up: Exploring Alternative Healing Modalities: Sacred Drum Therapy - Sacred Drum therapy is an ancient healing practice that has been used for thousands of years. It is said to have originated from the shamans...

Lake Huron Update: Lake Level Still Above a Long-Term Average -   What in the world is happening to Mother Nature? Once upon a time, you could virtually forecast seasonal weather patterns…April showers bring May flowers, etc....

Legally Speaking: Wills - Often, people assume they do not need to plan for what happens after they pass away. The reality is that simply telling friends and family...

Smile Awhile: Last Request - Morris Schwartz is on his deathbed, knows the end is near, and is with his nurse, his wife, his daughter, and two sons. “So,” he says...

Guardians of Freedom: Joe Dean in World War II - Part 4 - Join in the conclusion when the Pillsbury, once seaworthy again, returned to the Atlantic to search for subs. What the Pillsbury found was the tail-end...

Travel Trivia: TravelTrivia - Question Of The Month - Elly Willis, Donna Jurovcik, Jim Hollenbeck, Robert Patrick, Lucy Kaminski, Debbie Zacharski, Bonnie Layman, Deborah Black, Fred Black, and Thomas Behm correctly answered Kalkaska as...

Sightseers: Watkins Glen's Cascading Wonders -   Mark Twain once said that “the scenic grace and beauty of Watkins Glen could challenge the Old World and the New to produce its peer.” Watkins...

Events: Bad Axe Celebrates June Events - Bad Axe, the hub of Huron County, is filled with exciting things to see and do and quaint places to shop. Mark your calendars for...

Garden Guidance: Master Gardeners Offer Series in the Thumb - Five Thumb Area Master Gardener associations are offering a 2017 training series this fall. Residents will have the opportunity to learn from gardening experts on...

Sunken History and Maritime Treasures: World Class Scuba Diving by Unique Explorers - Michigan’s Thumb area is joined with Lake Huron and blessed with a beautiful shoreline, which is a pleasure destination for residents and tourists. However, Lake...

Events: Welcome to the 5th Annual Harbor Beach Truck Show! - Come one and come all to the Harbor Beach Truck Show in downtown Harbor Beach on Saturday, June 17, and bring the whole family to...

Thumb Rails: Reefer Madness - The Saga of How a Grand Trunk Western Refrigerator Car Was Saved - Welcome back to our column. As you may remember, we began a new series of articles in the Thumb Rails column in November 2014, dedicated...

Events: Celebrating Sandusky’s 26th Annual Thumb Festival Weekend! - Mark your calendar for the last week in June, and join the fun in Sandusky to celebrate Sandusky's Thumb Festival, Wednesday through Sunday, June 21...

Outdoors with Ryan Walker: Major Wetland Types Located in the Thumb -   There seems to be a heightened awareness of the details of daily life as we age and/or gain experience. Our perspectives and outlooks on the...

Countryside Yarns - Tall Tale or Truth? You Decide!: The Orphan Train - Part 4 - Join in the continuation as the O'Connor orphans ready themselves for the orphan train's first stop. Will they find a home together, or will the...

Who Am I?: Estate Plan For Family Research - Everyone should have a will and trust to establish who their personal belongings and assets go to upon their death. Often when creating a will...

Events: Port Hope 4th of July Festival - Celebrating 31 Years of Family Fun and Festivities! Port Hope welcomes one and all to their 31st annual 4th of July Festival on Friday, Saturday, and...