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Life as Performance Art

    If you don’t mind me saying so, I think the world is getting a bit too spooky.  This war in Israel has been going on for months and tempers are getting short about the number of civilian casualties – and rightfully so.  That testiness has spilled over to many American colleges and universities, and each night we Read More…

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Mike’s Musings: Homeless woman found in sign, RFK’s brain eaten by worm

I thought I’d take time out from writing about politics to offer a few weird, or absurd items that appeared in the news last week. It seems some news stories are getting weirder and weirder as weeks and months go by.For instance one of the most outrageous stories of the week happened just a few Read More…

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Mattawan school voters approve two bond issues

MATTAWAN – Voters in the Mattawan Consolidated School District said “yes” to two bond proposals, resulting in a total investment of $110 million toward the betterment of the district’s students and community. “This momentous achievement marks a significant milestone in our district’s journey,” said MCS Superintendent Randy Fleenor, in a press release from the district.“With Read More…

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Van Buren District Library millage proposal passes

DECATUR – On May 7, Van Buren County residents showed their support for the Van Buren District Library by voting to approve a millage increase. This decision will provide vital funding for library services.Dan Hutchins, Van Buren District Library director, expressed his gratitude, saying, “I cannot overstate how pleased the board and staff of Van Read More…