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I remember one specific day in first grade like it was yesterday. It was the day when my teacher saw me hesitate as I started to read aloud to the class. “You can do it,” she told me, as I slowly started speaking. Lo and behold, she was right. I could do it! Her nudge of inspiration changed my life...
Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, said she will continue her fight to provide tax relief to Michigan workers, families and retirees – despite the governor’s veto of a plan recently approved by the Legislature. Gov. Whitmer rejected a plan that would have provided an estimated $2.5 billion in income...
5 Years Ago (March 2017) Varsity Girl’s Basketball Spartan Award Winners: Maddy Yanoski, Heart of a Spartan Award; Emily Yanoski, Most Valuable Player; and Lauren Laures, Most Improved Player. All three received certificates naming them Tri-Valley Conference Honorable Mention recipients. Award...
AN ANTIQUE TRACTION ENGINE lumbers down Kaiser Street past the Peoples National Banks during the Pinconning Centennial Parade. These beasts were used in agriculture from around 1850 until the internal combustion engine became reliable and common in the 1920’s, both pulling equipment (like the wagon...
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’m hoping someone has a recipe for good, old-fashioned Spice Cake, the kind our moms and...
(NAPSI)—Before you spring into action cleaning your home this season, you may want to consider a source of dirt you can’t see but do need to deal with: air ducts. Your home’s heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home. The system pulls air from your rooms; filters, heats or cools it; and...
With each generation’s expected retirement time growing longer and longer, you may need to plan for 20 to 30 years of life after you stop working. And when it comes to ways to save for the future, many Americans think first of the 401(k), the most popular and well-known retirement savings option....
By the age of three, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of dental disease. If your pet has smelly breath, it could be a warning sign. Pet parents might not know that bad breath is caused by harmful bacteria and can be an indicator of oral disease. Harmful bacteria in the mouth can also work its...
Is there anyone who hasn’t heard the mournful cooing of a Mourning Dove just as morning breaks? Avoiding dense woods, this abundant bird prefers habitats created by man - orchards, suburban yards, farmland, and hedgerows. A hundred years ago it was an uncommon bird in much of Northern Michigan, but...

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