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Backyard BBQ Competition

Organizers of the 2013 Three Rivers Water Festival are promoting a new addition to the annual event. A backyard barbecue competition, sponsored by Kackies Que and Century Bank and Trust, will take place 2 to 9 p.m. June 14 in the Community Tent area at the back of Scidmore Park. An entry fee of $55 will include fees, awards, prize ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of May 13th

We are all mortal, which means that we are all terminal and our days on earth are limited. I will, on occasion, mention the passing of friends in this column. I don’t do this to be morbid, but I do it because these individuals meant a lot to me, and I’m sure they meant a lot to many readers. Dan ... Read More »


My name is Wilbur and I am a male retriever/collie mix. I am mostly red with a white chest, am about six years old and have already been neutered. I weigh about 66 pounds and am very sweet. The ladies said that I am good on a leash and like people and my fur is very soft. I know how ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of May 6th

We have experienced eighty degree temperatures, I’ve mowed our lawn, the tree outside my office window is in full bloom, and my Gator is my main mode of transportation around town, so it must be springtime in Michigan. This is probably my favorite season of the year, because the days of high humidity haven’t arrived yet. It won’t be long ... Read More »


Hi! My name is Sara and I am a female black lab mix. I am about three years old and have already been spayed. I weigh about 50 pounds and am very sweet and loving. I may be house-trained, but I’m not sure. I know I can learn that because I know how to sit. Please come and give me ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of April 29th

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been fortunate to travel throughout our state of Michigan. On many of the major highways, we’ve noticed full trash bags placed along the shoulders. They are full because there are still too many travelers who feel that the highways are their own private dumping grounds for litter. There are laws against littering, and ... Read More »