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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 >>


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 October 10th
1900: Helen Hayes, American actress.
1901: Alberto Giacometti, sculptor and painter.
1920: Thelonius Monk, jazz pianist and composer.
1924: James Clavell, novelist (Shogun, Noble House).
1930: Harold Pinter, British playwright (The Homecoming, Betrayal).
October 10th
in history
1845: The U.S. Naval Academy is founded at Annapolis, Md.Naval historian and theorist Alfred Thayer Mahan.
1863: The first telegraph line to Denver is completed.
1877: Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer is buried at West Point in New York.Tom Custer Died Alongside Brother George.
1911: Revolution in China begins with a bomb explosion and the discovery of revolutionary headquarters in Hankow. The revolutionary movement spread rapidly through west and southern China, forcing the abdication of the last Ch'ing emperor, six-year-old Henry Pu-Yi. By October 26, the Chinese Republic will be proclaimed, and on December 4, Premier Yuan Shih-K'ai will sign a truce with rebel general Li Yuan-hung.
1911: The Panama Canal opens.