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Everyone has been enjoying the evenings in Doc Letchfield Park listening to music, the entertainment has been great! The Tuesdays in the Park concert on July 27th, will feature the band Blues Mobile. Each member of the band brings a wealth of talent and experience to the group. Playing the blues...
A pied-billed grebe seen at Nayanquing Point State Wildlife Area in early June.            			                                      --Courtesy Photo
The Pied-billed Grebe is a small bird with a big voice, a voice described as a whoop, a chortle, a chuckle, or a whinny. Rather than trying to translate the call into English, readers are encouraged to go online and enter “pied-billed grebe call” to hear first-hand what this little bird has to say...
Nate Pepple, Rotary Club President and Consumers Energy representative Summer Colson, speaker at the July 15th Rotary Club meeting.        --Courtesy Photo
On July 15, 2021, members of the Rotary Club of Pinconning & Standish heard a very informative report by Summer Colson, Renewable Senior Field Leader for Consumers Energy. Summer stated that the current Consumers Energy mix is as follows: 36% natural gas, 22% coal, 9% nuclear, 10% oil peaking,...
Dear Editor, Isn’t it time for the railroad traffic sign at the corner of 2nd Street and VanEtten to come down? The tracks are not used. Sincerely, Jacklyn A. Krzyzaniak Pinconning, Michigan
5 Years Ago (July 2016) Linwood native, Benjamin LaPrairie, who serves as organist and associate director of music at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., will play an organ recital at St. Stanislaus Church of Our Lady of Czestochowa. LaPrairie...
Following the release of the company’s updated Clean Energy Plan, leaders from Consumers Energy, the state of Michigan and the city of Cadillac today dedicated the company’s third solar power plant, Cadillac Solar Gardens. The Clean Energy Plan proposes using nearly 8,000 megawatts of solar energy...
Let’s Stop Church Attendance Decline This article was written by Mr. Jeff McNiell, and submitted for publication with his permission by Marcene St. Clair and The Pinconning Wesleyan Church As church attendance numbers fade across the nation and online services become very convenient (Who doesn’t...
Lynn Eckerle
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 love the taste of lemon and am looking for some really good lemon cookie recipes. Donna...
Dr. Paul Dake is semi-retired; moved to the Pinconning area to be near family and is submitting articles for the Journal. Dr. Dake has an Undergraduate degree in Physiology and M.D. degree, both from Michigan State University, the latter awarded in 1978; immediately thereafter, Family Medicine...
Dan Couveau
You may have heard the Parable of Jesus feeding 5,000 people with 5 loaves of bread and two fish in the Bible, John 6: 1-14. Did you know the back story? Jesus had sent the disciples out in pairs to heal the sick and preach the gospel. They had just returned from a long journey and stressful work...

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