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Starting Monday, October 19th, law enforcement officers throughout Michigan will be ramping up patrols of motorists illegally passing school buses. Operation Safe Stop is part of national School Bus Safety Week, which runs October 19-23. In 2019, nearly 2,100 citations were issued to drivers for...
Gas prices in Michigan are down 6 cents compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.06 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is the same as this time last month and 62 cents less than this time last year. Motorists are paying an average of $31 for a full 15-gallon...
A PAIR OF PINE SISKINS on a bird feeder in Pinconning Township.                                         --Courtesy Photo
The Pine Siskin is a close relative of the American Goldfinch. These tiny birds, about 5 inches long, are usually seen this far south only in winter. Though overlooked because of their generally drab plumage, they often flash their bright yellow wing and tail markings when visiting feeders. Siskins...
5 Years Ago (October 2015) • PHS Homecoming Queen candidates were: Aleisha Balhorn, Kayla Gauthier, Rebecca Kaczmarek, Nicole Gerhauser, Ally Marter, and Allison Scherzer. Class Representatives: Freshmen- Jaden Wojda and Madeline Yanoski, Sophomores- Darcee Mayer and Noelle Augustyniak, Juniors-...
On October 8, 2020, Mike Stoner addressed members of the Rotary Club of Pinconning & Standish on the history of the Electoral College, the entity designated by the U.S. Constitution to elect U.S. Presidents every 4 years. The Constitution was ratified in 1789. At the Constitutional Convention...
On October 8, 2020, Mike Stoner addressed members of the Rotary Club of Pinconning & Standish on the history of the Electoral College, the entity designated by the U.S. Constitution to elect U.S. Presidents every 4 years. The Constitution was ratified in 1789. At the Constitutional Convention...
Many times in the past we have discussed: not being grumpy, angry or gossiping, restraining from being mean, hateful and difficult. But we have not discussed enough, the importance of being joyful. Being joyful is different from being happy. Many small things can make us happy and bring a smile to...
Lynn Eckerle is the author of the weekly food column The Recipe Exchange along with a blog, Lynn’s Musings From a Deep Well. She loves country cooking, small town living and taking the back roads. Dear Lynn, I’m looking for recipes for Butternut Squash Soup or other Butternut Squash recipes. Lois...
As we made the transition to fall, the showy meadow flowers have given way to goldenrod, asters and some less common species. The fringed gentian is a biennial which requires moist conditions. In our area this was an exceptional year for this beautiful and unusual wildflower. Occasionally, our...

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