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Out and About – Week of July 21st

I thought that I was about as good as one can be when it comes to staying current on what’s happening around Three Rivers. I discovered on Friday, July 11, that this was Dan Tomlinson’s final day as Fire Chief. I had a tribute to him ready for this column to be published on Tuesday, July 29. I was under ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of July 14th

When I think of getting Out and About, my ideas usually center on St. Joe County, Portage, Kalamazoo, and parts of northern Indiana. Traveling out of country is taking it a bit far, but every so often it’s a good idea to go someplace where a passport is needed. In doing this, your appreciation of the good old USA is ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of July 7th

This is the season, and this is probably the month, when high school class reunions take place. The first reunion that normally happens is the “Ten-Year Reunion”. This is probably the one when the classmates try to impress each other with the accomplishments they’ve made in the ten years since graduation. College is in the history books, and those that ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of June 30th

Last week I wrote about having lunch with an old friend of mine who was visiting from Idaho. The time we spent having lunch was great, and it made me wish we had more time to do more lunches, but those will have to wait until his next visit. The week after Water Festival, I was having breakfast at one ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of June 23rd

The 58th Annual Water Festival is now in the history books, and a few pages have been turned since the last firework was shot into the night skies. After a couple of cool days, the weather cooperated and everyone was able to fully enjoy this yearly event. During the week of Water Festival, I had the opportunity to visit with ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of June 16th

A couple of weeks ago, I celebrated a birthday that I had been dreading for about twenty years. I’ve never had a problem with birthdays, but this one really bothered me. To let the cat out of the bag, I finally reached my seventieth birthday. To some of you, I’m just a young kid, because you might be a few ... Read More »