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Issue: December 2017

Editorial: Open Letter to Our Readers - To our readers We at The Lakeshore Guardian would like to wish our many advertisers and readers wondrous blessings this holiday season and all year long!...

Historical Composition: Viola Liedke and Lighthouse Ghost Stories - Although I have started writing a series of stories featuring “Remarkable Men,” I feel that there should be recognition for the many women who stood...

Events: Events Dec 2017 - Feb 2018 - 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...

The Way it Was: ...Greetings at Christmastime -   Have you ever wondered about the early days of Christmastime in the Thumb looking back to the 1850s to the 1940s? The focus of this...

Where In America Are You?: Where In America Are You? - Cave Hill National Cemetery is the burial site for over 5,500 American soldiers. It is also the burial site of legendary heavyweight boxing titleholder Mohammad...

Schools of Yesteryear: Rubicon No. 5 - Hopson School - Part 4 - Join in the continuation to learn about a detailed description of the school building from a 1920 annual report along with evidence showing the schoolhouse...

The Doctor's Corner: Myth Making - I know this isn’t going to be easy to read. It’s not easy for me to write. I’m an optimist by nature. I believe in...

Wellness Tip of the Month: Stay Healthy During the Holidays - The holiday season is here.  That means parties, food, shopping, decorating, and numerous other traditions. The holiday season doesn’t have to take a toll on...

Healing From the Roots Up: Varicose Veins - Varicose veins are abnormally enlarged, bulging, bluish, and lumpy-looking veins. Symptoms may include raised veins that are tender and painful; heavy, tight, swollen, fatigued legs;...

Who Am I?: Free-Home-Placing-Out - The largest mass migration of children ever to take place on American soil took place between 1854 and 1930. During that time period, approximately 250,000...

Sunken History and Maritime Treasures: Penobscot - Part 4 - Join in the conclusion as the captain of the ship and the captain of the tug swim in the frigid water and fight to survive......

A Great Lakes Sailor: Joe Dean - Part 3 - Join in the conclusion as Joe returns to the lakes in 1968 to serve as a relief wheelsman aboard the Niagara, J.B. Ford  and the...

Sightseers: The Arab World Today - Arab Americans can trace their historic roots to an Arab world that stretches from North Africa to West Asia. Arabs have been coming to the...

Travel Trivia: TravelTrivia - Question Of The Month - Donna Jurovcik, Ted Barker, Elly Willis, Fred Black, Deborah Black, and Thomas Behm correctly answered Jackson, Michigan, as being the city where 1,000 anti-slavery men...

Smile Awhile: Can't Argue With Kids - One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had...

Countryside Yarns - Tall Tale or Truth? You Decide!: The Orphan Train - Part 10 - Join in the conclusion as the three O'Connor orphans reunite, and Bridget learns about the hands Donovan and Feena had been dealt... I stayed up...

Outdoors with Ryan Walker: Holiday Hunting Traditions - For many local residents growing up in the Thumb of Michigan, life revolved around two key elements: the outdoors and traditions passed down from one...

Guardians of Freedom: Al Kleinknecht - US Navy - Part 6 - Join in the conclusion as Al recalls his time aboard the USS Enterprise and the end of his stint in the Navy. The Hancock was...

Events: Celebrate Deckerville's Dickens of a Christmas! - All events take place on Friday, December 8, 2017, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Santa and his reindeer will be at Keinath...

Legally Speaking: Child Custody - This month I begin a series discussing the current factors a court must consider in establishing or modifying custody of minor children. Twelve factors must...

Garden Guidance: Wrapping It Up for the Year - With the prolonged period of extra sunny days making it seem as if summer were going to last right into November, it has been hard...

Memoirs: Star by Star - One by one, You count miracles. Beat by beat, Our hearts meld.   Beam by beam, Moonlight flickers on icicles. Dream by dream, We dance under frozen chandeliers.   Breath by breath, You spell your love. Footstep...