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Issue: July 2017

Guardians of Freedom: Al Kleinknecht - US Navy - Part 1 - Join us in honoring veteran Al Kleinknecht, who served in the US Navy from 1972 to 1976. Al served aboard the USS Hancock, which was...

A Great Lakes Sailor: Randy Klump - Part 2 - Join in the continuation to learn what happened when Randy encountered a storm in November of 1972 on Lake Michigan while working for Hannah Marine...

Events: July 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...

Who Am I?: Celebrating Independence Day -   As we approach the date for celebrating our country’s birth, I wondered how our ancestors celebrated this holiday. Back before there were cars, radios, TV,...

Where In America Are You?: Where In America Are You? -   The Edison Hotel seen here is one of over 800 Art Deco buildings erected between 1920 and 1940. The largest number of buildings featuring Art...

Schools of Yesteryear: Rubicon No. 1 - Forest Bay School - Part 3 - Join in the continuation  as the people in the Forest Bay district face the challenge of rebuilding after the Great Fire of 1881. The last...

The Doctor's Corner: Dead Gut Syndrome - Dan came into the treatment room and sat down. I looked at his intake form, and his chief complaint was stiffness and chronic backache. He’d...

Wellness Tip of the Month: Is Your Toothpaste Toxic? - You brush your teeth twice a day and probably don’t even think about what is in your toothpaste. Maybe you’ve read the warning label that...

Events: Port Sanilac Summer Celebrations - Visit Port Sanilac for the perfect getaway! Summer is packed with exciting activities, entertainment and fun for all during their Independence Day celebrations, the Port...

Travel Trivia: TravelTrivia - Question Of The Month - Donna Jurovcik, Robert Patrick, Bonnie Layman, Elly Willis, Deborah Black, and Fred Black correctly answered Frankfort, Michigan, as being the city nearest Point Betsie Lighthouse,...

Sightseers: Rutherford B. Hayes - Remembering an American President - Rutherford B. Hayes was the 19th President of the United States. His presidential library in Fremont, Ohio, was the first presidential library in the United...

Smile Awhile: A Child's Viewpoint - MELANIE (age 5) asked her Granny how old she was. Granny replied she was so old she didn't remember anymore. Melanie said, "If you don't remember you...

Events: Harbor Beach Summer Festivals - Harbor Beach offers many family-friendly events throughout the month of July and in early August! From the Maritime Festival and the Cart Derby to Lighthouse...

Events: OLLH Summer Festival - The 24th annual Our Lady of Lake Huron Summer Festival in Harbor Beach promises entertainment for the entire family on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July...

Events: Celebrate at the Ubly Homecoming! - It’s that time of year again, and there’s no better place to have fun than at the Ubly Homecoming, which runs Thursday through Sunday, July...

Healing From the Roots Up: Exploring Alternative Healing Modalities: Tibetan Singing Bowls - Tibetan Singing Bowls have been around for 2,400 years. These bowls are native to the Himalayas, especially Nopal and India. Each bowl begins as a...

Events: Join the Fun at the Minden City Tractor Pull Weekend! - The Minden City Fire Department and the Minden City Lions Club invite one and all to the Minden City Tractor Pull Weekend with activities slated...

The Way it Was: A Teenage Milkman’s Diary - As a teenager living in Pigeon in the late 1940s, the summertime adventures were endless. When school was out, my friends and I would go...

Lake Huron Update: Spring Tournaments Take the Spotlight - Lake Huron was not too friendly with the sportfishing community during the month of May, with several episodes of wild winds blowing anglers off Thumb...

Sunken History and Maritime Treasures: J. F. Schoellkopf Jr. - A look at a map of Lake Superior reveals the Keweenaw Peninsula as the most prominent feature of the lake. Ships traveling the southern shore...

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, last month we strayed slightly from our coverage of the small-town train station or depot in...

Legally Speaking: Personal Representative - Who can serve as a personal representative?  What is a personal representative? Why do I need a personal representative?  Any competent adult that did not have...

Outdoors with Ryan Walker: Tawas Point Birding Festival - Albert Einstein once said, "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Avid outdoor enthusiasts can attest to the higher level of...

Pirates of the Great Lakes: An Infamous Raid! - Here is a question that I am often asked: Why do I write about piracy? The simplest answer acknowledges that piracy exists. Pirates have existed...

Garden Guidance: Sweet Labor Times Three - “A stroll in the garden is enjoyable. There, where we have labored for long hours, cleaning and clearing spaces in flowerbeds that were filled with...

Countryside Yarns - Tall Tale or Truth? You Decide!: The Orphan Train - Part 5 - Join in the continuation as the orphan train makes its way to the Coldwater Depot in Michigan's Branch County. As the orphans make their way...

Events: Celebrating the Hatchet Festival, the Huron Community Fair and More! - Bad Axe is the place to be this July with the Hatchet Festival Thursday through Saturday, July 10 – 15, and join in the fun...

Events: Welcome to the 2017 Deckerville Homecoming! - The Deckerville Homecoming Committee cordially invites one and all to join in the fun and celebrate the 2017 Deckerville Homecoming on Friday, Saturday and Sunday,...