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Duck Dynasty, watch out!

Hooterville looking for own reality show

There's an old saying (or maybe a successful marketing slogan) that goes like this: What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. And, while some will maintain that what happens behind the closed doors of Ortonville's Boat Bar, probably should stay in the Boat Bar, hold on to your sweet bipees a minute....more >>

Opinions

Goodrich's Wheelock-Watkins drain

I have been reading for a long time about Goodrich's Wheelock-Watkins Drain and its flooding. This was an agricultural drain built 115 years ago and was not intended to handle what it is right now....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes

How lucky we are

I was watching the news recently and I saw three little girls on television in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. I just knew in my heart the little girls were cold, hungry and scared....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Find strength in God's presence

Can we say it is official? Is highway repair season behind us? Are the orange barrels and signs put away? Now we can look forward to the other Michigan season, winter! For the greater part, harvests have been gathered, garden plants removed, leaves fallen and raked, our homes and our yards prepared for the coming cold....more >>

Guest viewpoint

Importance of preplanning

By Russ Burns We are always complaining that there just isn't enough time in our lives. We may be too busy with work, school, the kids, and other family matters. That's understandable given how quickly things move in society today....more >>
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Born September 5th
1638: Louis XIV, The Sun King of France who built the palace at Versailles.
1842: Jesse James, legendary outlaw of the American West.
1897: A.C. Nielson, founder of the Nielson Ratings.
1905: Arthur Koestler, Hungarian novelist and essayist who wrote about communism in Darkness at Noon and The Ghost in the Machine.
1912: John Cage, inventive composer, writer, philosopher, and artist.
September 5th
in history
1804: In a daring night raid, American sailors under Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, board the captured USS Philadelphia and burn the ship to keep it out of the hands of the Barbary pirates who captured her. Often venturing into harm's way, America's most famous sailing ship, the USS Constitution, twice came close to oblivion.
1816: Louis XVIII of France dissolves the chamber of deputies, which has been challenging his authority.
1859: Harriot E. Wilson's Our Nig, is published, the first U.S. novel by an African American woman.
1867: The first shipment of cattle leaves Abilene, Kansas, on a Union Pacific train headed to Chicago.
1870: Author Victor Hugo returns to Paris from the Isle of Guernsey where he had lived in exile for almost 20 years.