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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 October 24th
1788: Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and poet whose book Poems for Our Children included Mary Had a Little Lamb (the first words to be recorded in sound)
1904: Moss Hart, American playwright who, with George S. Kaufman, wrote plays such as You Can't Take it with You and The Man who came to Dinner.
1911: Sonny Terry, blues performer.
1923: Denise Levertov, English poet.
1929: George Henry Crumb, American composer.
October 24th
in history
439: Carthage, the leading Roman city in North Africa, falls to Genseric and the Vandals. Two centuries later, after avidly studying the tactics of Hannibal, Rome's Scipio Africanus eventually bested his Carthaginian adversary.
1531: Bavaria, despite being a Catholic region, joins the League of Schmalkalden, a Protestant group which opposes Charles V.
1648: The signing of the Treaty of Westphalia ends the German Thirty Years' War.
1755: A British expedition against the French held Fort Niagara in Canada ends in failure.
1836: The match is patented.