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Don't Rush Me

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 17th
1883: William Carlos Williams, poet, playwright, essayist and writer who won a Pulitzer prize for Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems.
1907: Warren E. Burger, chief justice of the Supreme Court.
1923: Hank Williams, Sr., singer, songwriter and guitarist known for Lonesome Blues and Your Cheatin' Heart.
1935: Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion).
1947: Jeff MacNelly, political cartoonist, creator of the comic strip Shoe.
September 17th
in history
1862: The Battle of Antietam in Maryland, the bloodiest day in U.S. history, commences. Fighting in the corn field, Bloody Lane and Burnside's Bridge rages all day as the Union and Confederate armies suffer a combined 26,293 casualties. New York Tribune reporter George Smalley scooped the world with his vivid account of the Battle of Antietam.
1868: The Battle of Beecher's Island begins, in which Major George Sandy Forsyth and 50 volunteers hold off 500 Sioux and Cheyenne in eastern Colorado.
1902: U.S. troops are sent to Panama to keep train lines open over the isthmus as Panamanian nationals struggle for independence from Colombia.
1903: Turks destroy the town of Kastoria in Bulgaria, killing 10,000 civilians.
1917: The German Army recaptures the Russian Port of Riga from Russian forces.