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Issue: September 2017

A Great Lakes Sailor: Randy Klump - Part 4 - Join in the conclusion as our featured sailor shares memories of laying up the ship at the end of the season as well as his...

Schools of Yesteryear: Rubicon No. 5 - Hopson School - Part 1 - In the late 1800s when a new state law passed to ensure students had minimal miles to walk to school, Rubicon Township officials had to...

Events: September 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...

Where In America Are You?: Where in America Are You? - The Hermitage Mansion seen here is the home Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States of America. Where Jackson was born is unclear...

Thumb Rails: Reefer Madness The Saga of How a Grand Trunk Western Refrigerator Car Was Saved - Part 4 - Welcome back to our column. As you may remember, over the last three months we strayed slightly from our coverage of the small-town train station...

The Doctor's Corner: That's Just Weird -   When I hear about some unusual behavior for the first time, I often think to myself, “What was that first guy who did it thinking?...

Healing From the Roots Up: Macular Degeneration - Macular Degeneration is a disorder that causes a progressive visual loss due to the degeneration of the macula. The macula is a part of the...

Wellness Tip of the Month: Healthy Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar - Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has become popular in natural health circles, touting many beneficial effects on health. While some of these claims have research to...

Events: Harbor Beach Fall Festivals - The Harbor Beach Chamber of Commerce  and area merchants invite one and all to join in the bounty of the harvest from Salsa Tasting to the...

Legally Speaking: Personal Representative - Why do I need a personal representative?  A personal representative is the person who is responsible for getting your affairs in order after you pass away...

Memoirs: Trust the Wind - What if you let go Of the fears that paralyze you?   What if you rekindled the flames of tenacity That used to flicker in the cold ashes of...

Travel Trivia: TravelTrivia - Question Of The Month - Donna Jurovcik, Lorene Wessels, Robert Patrick, Deborah Black, Fred Black, and Thomas Behm correctly answered Manistee County as being where the historic John Makinen Bottle...

Sightseers: A Child Slave in Tobacco Country - The Booker T. Washington National Monument commemorates the place where the renowned African-American leader Booker T. Washington was born into slavery and from where he...

Smile Awhile: One-liners to Make You Smile - As a scarecrow, people say I’m outstanding in my field. But hay, it’s in my jeans. I have an EpiPen. My friend gave it to me...

Events: Lexington Fall Festivals - From the 2017 Bach Festival to Lexington Heritage Days, mark your calendars, save the dates and celebrate the many exciting Lexington events going on in...

Outdoors with Ryan Walker: Archery Deer Double-Check - September often marks the closing of one chapter of the calendar while introducing the beginning of another chapter. Summer is waving a fond farewell, and...

Guardians of Freedom: Al Kleinknecht - US Navy - Part 3 - Join in the continuation as our featured veteran recalls the Hancock pulling out from Alameda, California, on March 18, 1975, and heading overseas. The crew...

Events: Deckerville Fall Events - From the Kris Klaus Memorial Snowmobile Grass Drags and Oktoberfest to Indian Heritage Day, Deckerville is the place to be this September! Mark your calendars...

Who Am I?: Evolution of Retirement - I was recently attending an investment presentation, something we all look at for retirement. That got me wondering what people in previous decades did to...

Garden Guidance: Chrysanthemum’s the Word! - Mourning the approaching end of the summer garden? In conversations with friends, I have found that people have a variety of signals that indicate the...

Countryside Yarns - Tall Tale or Truth? You Decide!: The Orphan Train - Part 7 - Join in the continuation as Bridget becomes a “ward of the city” and an inmate at the State Public School for Orphaned Children. Will she...

Events: Huron County Celebrates Countywide Museum Weekend - The Huron County Historical Society kindly invites one and all to Huron County’s Countywide Museum Weekend on the last full weekend in September. Most museums...

The Way it Was: …At the Garage Sale - This year on Memorial Day weekend, my wife and I had a well-planned garage sale beginning on Friday and ending on Sunday. The garage sale...

Sunken History and Maritime Treasures: Penobscot - On October 29, 1951, there was an accident in the crowded harbor of Buffalo, New York. Three ships met, and the result was a massive...