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From Lansing:a column by State Rep. Brad Jacobsen

Workers compensation, helping to protect Michigan workers

Three years ago my first bill to be signed into law reformed the Workers Compensation Act of 1929. The law had been untouched for more than 25 years and was in desperate need of changes....more >>

Letters to Editor

Fmr. basketball player critical of coach With the girl's high school basketball season starting up again, I feel like it is the perfect time to reveal to the people of the community, and parent's of players what happens behind the scenes....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 >>
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Don't Rush Me

Thoughts whilst raking and not thinking

I kinda know myself. And, if I am anything I am a procrastinator. While I may have a former spouse or two who would call it just being lazy, I tend to think of my procrastination inclination as a good thing....more >>

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Thankfulness

The beginning of November I noticed a splurge of people on Facebook participating in sharing what they are thankful for every day in the month. I did not take part in it because I am thankful every day but since Thanksgiving is right around the corner I will share with you, our readers, what I am thankful for in my life....more >>

Guest viewpoint

A few days ago as I was driving along main street, there was a man "mowing" the leaves that were in the road, in what I assume was an attempt to make it easier for them to wash into the storm drain....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Give thanks all year long

We are in the midst of this season of frenetic activity and nonstop celebrating (or at least preparation for celebrating) someone has all too accurately dubbed "Hallowthankmas." While I am not sure of the origin of the term, I am certain that I know the experience of this busy, too often stressful, and yet hopefully joyful and fun time of year....more >>
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Born April 24th
1856: Henri Philippe Pétain, French Marshall, WWI hero, Nazi collaborator.
1900: Elizabeth Goudge, English author.
1904: Willem de Kooning, abstract impressionist painter.
1905: Robert Penn Warren, novelist, America's first poet laureate.
1906: William Joyce, 'Lord Haw-Haw,' British traitor, Nazi propagandist.
April 24th
in history
1884: Otto von Bismarck cables Cape Town, South Africa that it is now a German colony.
1898: Spain declares war on United States, rejecting an ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba.
1915: Turks of the Ottoman Empire begin massacring the Armenian minority in their country.
1916: Irish nationalists launch the Easter Uprising against British occupation.
1944: The first B-29 arrives in China, over the Hump of the Himalayas.