Around Town

Out and About – Week of November 11th

This past weekend was another weekend spent in “God’s Country”. My wife and I attended a seminar held at the R.A. MacMullan Center near Roscommon, Michigan. We’ve both attended seminars there in the past, so we were looking forward to this opportunity to gather once again with about one hundred of our closest friends, enjoy some great food, share a …

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Obi and Leo

Hi, my name is Obi and I am a long-haired black male, about 1 year old. My buddy is Leo, and he is a short-hair tiger, about 5 years old. We lived together and surely would like to stay that way. We are almost perfect cats – we are already neutered, litter-trained, declawed in the front, are current with our …

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Baker passes away

A longtime Three Rivers city employee and community icon has passed away. Ken Baker, who served in a variety of roles for the municipality, died Tuesday evening following a long battle with kidney cancer. He was 71. Baker started his career with the city as a patrol officer for the Three Rivers Police Department. He was later promoted to sergeant …

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Out and About – Week of November 4th

Welcome to November and the holiday season. There are already Christmas decorations out, but they’ve been out for a week or so, so this isn’t any real news. We still have Thanksgiving to look forward to, and I have plenty to be thankful for this year. This past weekend you should have set your clocks back one hour. If you …

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Out and About – Week of October 28th

In last week’s column, I told about a trip that we made up north to the West Branch area, and I mentioned specifically about visiting the small town of Fairview, which was where many of my aunts, uncles, grandmother, and cousins lived during my childhood years. This trip back affected me in a way that I’ve never been affected before. …

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See ya, Jim

The Jim Leyland era has officially ended in Detroit. As you have most likely heard, the gruff but emotional manager resigned from his position just two days after the Boston Red Sox ended the Tigers hopes of a World Series berth. I am pretty bummed by the news. But at the same time, I am glad that he made the …

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Politically speaking…

I have been biting my tongue, really, really hard over the past few months as it related to our government, the two parties, Obamacare and all that goes with it, including the shutdown that we just endured. I love talking politics and I really believe, even though it is hard at times, VERY hard, that most of our elected representatives …

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Oh rats, a mouse!

I fell asleep in the recliner the other night. That rarely happens, but I was so tired that I ended up dozing off while watching TV. Everyone else was in bed; the living room was lit only by the TV, which by this time was showing something that comes on well after the local news. To be honest, I can’t …

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White & Tan Lab

Hello out there. I am a male, tan and white lab mix with a cute, freckled nose. My eyes match my tan fur and I am very cute. I’m less than a year old and I know how to sit on command. I’m fun to take on walks because I’m good on a leash. The ladies say I am a …

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Out and About – Week of October 21st

We missed the Annual Color Tour again this year. We spent the weekend of October 13 up north near West Branch and Gaylord. We would have enjoyed the Color Tour, but the colors up north were quite spectacular, plus, we were expected to attend an Appreciation Dinner for one of the governors on my council. We had fun visiting, and …

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