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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 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
1938: The Fair Labor Standards Act becomes law, establishing the 40-hour work week.
1944: The aircraft carrier USS Princeton is sunk by a single Japanese plane during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
1945: The United Nations comes into existence with the ratification of its charter by the first 29 nations.
1945: Vidkun Quisling, Norway's wartime minister president, is executed by firing squad for collaboration with the Nazis.
1952: Presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower announces that if elected, he will go to Korea. In 1950, as U.S. Marines tried to fight their way out of a Chinese trap, Korea suffered its worst winter of the century. The men who struggled there suffered accordingly.