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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…

Life as Performance Art

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…

Obituary: A. James (Jim) Crandall

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,…

Area family starts foundation to honor deceased member

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…

Lawrence DDA to hold open house

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.…

Road Commission issues snow plowing policy

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…

MDHHS to update quarantine guidelines

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…

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

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…

Omicron Variant identified in Van Buren County resident

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…

Mikes Musings – Gun violence can be solved by adding guns

Mikes Musings – Gun violence can be solved by adding guns

Jordan WilcoxDec 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…