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A turkey vulture is ready to dispose of a road killed rabbit in the area.                        --Courtesy Photo
The Buzzards have returned. After spending the winter further south, these large scavengers – official name, Turkey Vulture – have returned to our area, ready to keep the roadsides clean of dead animals. In doing so, these birds help control the spread of disease. The adult vulture’s featherless...
  --Courtesy Photo from Ted Beechum
1956 Champions of the Northeastern Michigan Baseball League, with a 12-0 record in the regular season and a 2-0 mark in the playoff with Estey, is the Pinconning Letchfield Independant Team. (l to r) front row: Bat Boy Tommy Knochel, Mascot John Lambert; 2nd row: Jim Pomaville, Claude Mitschele,...
5 Years Ago (April 2016) The Rotary Club of Pinconning & Standish met to hear a presentation by students Nicole Gerhauser of Pinconning High School and Clay Plachta of Standish-Sterling High School, on two community service projects that the new high school Rotary club, known as an Interact...
A small business owner just shared this experience and I would like to share it with you. They own a flower shop in a small town. They were contacted by a lady who wanted to send flowers to her great aunt. One of the owners of the business took her granddaughter with her to deliver the flowers....
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...
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’ve been looking high and low for a really good recipe for Jambalaya. Please ask your...
 A tundra swan close-up of its head showing its distinguishing markings                        --Courtesy Photo
Tundra Swans are currently paying their annual visit to the Pinconning area as they wend their way northward from the Chesapeake Bay to northern Canada for the breeding season. They can be seen here both in the air and on the fields. Two large white swans frequent our area, Tundras and Trumpeters,...
5 Years Ago (March 2016) Four oil paintings of historical churches in Pinconning by the late artist Lee Bowsher were commissioned by the late Dan Fenton. The original paintings by Bowsher of St. John’s Lutheran, St. Agnes, St. Michael and the United Methodist Church were purchased from Maurene...
Gas prices in Michigan dropped 4 cents compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.71 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 5 cents less than this time last month but still 97 cents more than this time last year. Motorists are paying an average of $41 for a...
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 some easy but tasty recipes for vegetable dishes, either as sides or main...

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