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Sale of Palisades to take place once plant stops producing

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20223 min read

Palisades to sell to Holtec once production stops on May 31The company that owns Palisades Nuclear Plant has received federal regulators’ approval to sell once the power plant stops production this year.The 811-megawatt plant, located on the shores of Lake…

Decatur McDonalds closes without much notice

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20222 min read

Residents of Decatur were surprised as it’s recently been discovered that the McDonald’s located at 400 W Delaware St has closed indefinitely. Someone rolling through the drive-thru noticed a sign on the speaker informing residents of the closure and prompting…

Mike’s Musings: Politicians should spend time in private sector

Mike’s Musings: Politicians should spend time in private sector

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20223 min read

Here’s a novel suggestion. Can we make it a requirement for those running for Congressional seats to spend a few years in the private sector?This idea was presented to me a few weeks ago, and the more I thought about…

Life as Performance Art

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20225 min read

I read Mike Wilcox’s fa-ther’s reflections on small town life with delight.I grew up in a city of some 30,000. After ordination I moved to a church in a ham-let of 92 people, with one gas station, one grocery store,…

Obituary: A. James (Jim) Crandall

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20222 min read

A. James (Jim) Crandall passed peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Dec. 29, 2021.  Jim was born in Canton, Illinois in 1934, to George and Rose Crandall.On Sept. 20, 1958, Jim married the love of his life, Gayle Sousley,…

Area family starts foundation to honor deceased member

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20223 min read

The Schincariol family of Lawton has announced an effort this year to raise money to purchase music lessons and instruments for area teens.“Our long-term goal is to provide teens of Southwest Michigan the tools and training to explore and develop…

Lawrence DDA to hold open house

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20221 min read

LAWRENCE – The Village of Lawrence Downtown Development Association (DDA) will hold an open house, Tuesday, Jan. 11, beginning at 6 p.m. at Conquer Nutrition 106 W. St. Joseph St. The event will serve as an official greeting from the…

Road Commission issues snow plowing policy

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20222 min read

LAWRENCE – Michigan’s first snowflakes have fallen, and before the state is feet-deep in snow, the Van Buren County Road Commission explains how it responds to winter storms, according to a press release from the road commission. There are over…

MDHHS to update quarantine guidelines

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20222 min read

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will update its quarantine guidance for the general public to reflect the recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Notably, the CDC recommends a shortening…

Trip Advisor ranks Kal-Haven Trail the best – is it time to utilize it?

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20227 min read

Proudly showing the first sign in the installation of the 31 panels comprising the Michigan Michigan Heritage Trail Project are Dan Spegel from the Michigan History Center, Jeff Green and Sue Hodnapp from Friends of the Kal-Haven Trail. By Leslie…

Omicron Variant identified in Van Buren County resident

Editorial StaffJan 5, 20223 min read

LAWRENCE – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) notified Van Buren/Cass District Health Department that the Omicron variant has been identified in a Van Buren County resident.“It was only a matter of time until the Omicron variant…

Mikes Musings – Gun violence can be solved by adding guns

Mikes Musings – Gun violence can be solved by adding guns

Editorial StaffDec 17, 20215 min read

By Mike Wilcox – Publisher I thought I would pass my opinion spot in this week’s newspaper along to my son Jordan Wilcox who is this newspaper’s tech manager. He wrote this unique perspective on gun violence and I wanted…

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