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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 February 8th
1906: Henry Roth, writer (Call it Sleep).
1911: Elizabeth Bishop, poet.
1926: Neal Cassaday, writer, counterculture proponent.
1931: James Dean, film actor and 1950s teenage icon (Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, Giant).
1940: Ted Koppel, television journalist.
February 8th
in history
1943: British General Orde Wingate leads a guerrilla force of Chindits against the Japanese in Burma.
1952: Elizabeth becomes Queen of England after her father, King George VI, dies.
1962: The U.S. Defense Department reports the creation of the Military Assistance Command in South Vietnam.
1965: South Vietnamese bomb the North Vietnamese communications center at Vinh Linh.
1971: South Vietnamese ground forces, backed by American air power, begin Operation Lam Son 719, a 17,000 man incursion into Laos that ends three weeks later in a disaster.