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Mike’s Musings: Taxes just keep piling up

Like many of us I struggle with having to pay taxes each year. I often wonder why I put aside more and more each year to pay the government yet get lesser and lesser services.For instance, I’m drawing social security. I get about $20,000, yet nearly half of that goes to pay Medicare. I was Read More…

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Life as Performance Art

Democrats and Republicans will hold national conventions this summer in Chicago and Milwaukee, respectively.I advise you avoid traffic snarls at these mutual admiration society meetings. Prices are apt to inflate then and there as well.Protesters are sure to turn out for both conventions. Free speech matters when, rightly or wrongly, we object to something. It Read More…

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Mattawan senior shortstop eyeing huge season

By John RaffelCorrespondent MATTAWAN – Mattawan baseball has several talented players this season including Connor Walsh.He’s a senior for Mattawan and plays shortstop. He was moved up at the end of his freshman season. It’s the third year he’ll be starting on varsity.Walsh as a sophomore played second base and walked off the team to Read More…