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Mike’s Musings: Taxes just keep piling up

Mike’s Musings: Taxes just keep piling up

Editorial StaffMay 8, 20243 min read

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.…

Historical Notebook: Albion 100 Years Ago May, 1924

Historical Notebook: Albion 100 Years Ago May, 1924

Editorial StaffMay 6, 20244 min read

We continue with our theme of “Albion—100 Years Ago.” May 1, 1924. “The Sheldon Hospital is Opened Today. Mrs. Ida M. Allen Has the Distinction of Being the First Patient to Be Cared for in the New Institution. She was…

Out and About

Out and About

Editorial StaffMay 3, 20243 min read

If you are a fan of Jeopardy! and enjoy participating in trivia games, here are some interesting facts about the Great Lakes you might want to jot down and remember for your next trivia gathering: Despite its massive size, Lake…

Pat’s Bits & Pieces: Allergies are here, it must be spring!

Pat’s Bits & Pieces: Allergies are here, it must be spring!

Editorial StaffMay 3, 20243 min read

The birds are singing, the sun is shining, and the wind is blowing again out there. Seems like that is the way of things around here more often than not!As I often repeat, we live in windy Little Chicago, even…

May I Walk with You? Reading the Bible

May I Walk with You? Reading the Bible

Editorial StaffMay 3, 20242 min read

Many people tell me that they would like to read the Bible, but somehow, they just don’t get much out it. It is like reading about things that happened a long time ago and that it doesn’t really pertain to…

Postcard from the Pines: That Old Time Cookin’

Postcard from the Pines: That Old Time Cookin’

Editorial StaffMay 3, 20244 min read

It’s that time of year already. Mom’s Day, graduations, reunions, and a host of get-together events are coming at us fast. And if you are hosting an open house, your daughter’s bridal shower or a big birthday party, the moment…

Blue Star

Blue Star

Editorial StaffMay 1, 20244 min read

By Scott SullivanEditorProtest ContestI was sorry to miss the Satanic Temple’s invocation before last week’s Ottawa County Board meeting. When I looked at both sides, clouds got in my way.Ordained Minister of Satan Luis Cypher called on the hosts to…

Life as Performance Art

Life as Performance Art

Editorial StaffMay 1, 20245 min read

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…

Mike’s Musings: Wanna make millions, become a politician

Mike’s Musings: Wanna make millions, become a politician

Editorial StaffMay 1, 20243 min read

Like most of you, I chose the wrong profession if my goal was to make a lot of money. It seems the best way to achieve financial success is to run for elected office, in particular a federal office.It would…

Blue Star

Blue Star

Editorial StaffApr 24, 20244 min read

By Scott SullivanEditorSubpar Sushi ManWho needs civics classes when we can learn watching local leaders fight over playgrounds? For advanced studies, turn to Traverse City, where two men engaged in what police called a “sword fight” over subpar sushi.One brought…

Life as Performance Art

Life as Performance Art

Editorial StaffApr 24, 20244 min read

Fifty years NBC television began broadcasting “Little House on the Prairie” based on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s series of young reader novels of the same name.Some of us of a certain age practically grew up reading her stories of growing up in the…

Mike’s Musings: Nothing new about college students protesting

Mike’s Musings: Nothing new about college students protesting

Editorial StaffApr 24, 20243 min read

What goes around, always comes around again.I remember the early 1970’s when college students as well as others took to the streets of campuses and cities to protest what they thought was an unjust Viet Nam War. It was a…

Mike’s Musings: Ugh, more roundabouts coming your way

Mike’s Musings: Ugh, more roundabouts coming your way

Editorial StaffApr 19, 20243 min read

I’m not a fan of roundabouts. I know they are all the rage in road construction at this point, but I’m not sure they help in alleviating traffic congestion.More importantly, the latest round of round-a-bouts in some of our circulation…

Postcard from the Pines: Spring fever, it’s catching

Postcard from the Pines: Spring fever, it’s catching

Editorial StaffApr 19, 20243 min read

Wednesday is here – deadline day – and once again I am sitting here staring at the darn computer screen. As usual, I couldn’t think of a thing to write about this week, but sometimes when I start typing…Part of…

Postcard from the Pines: The Grocery Game

Postcard from the Pines: The Grocery Game

Editorial StaffApr 19, 20245 min read

It’s time, with the hopefully temporary closing of the one grocery store left in our town, to recount the basic story of grocery stores in Marion, Michigan. At one time, we had three grocery stores and several more businesses that…

THIS WEBSITE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS

JordanMar 26, 20241 min read

We had a major technical issue, requiring us to rebuild from scratch. Please excuse the mess while we rebuild. In the meantime, you can reach us at wilcoxnewspapers@gmail.com or 269-657-5080. Thanks!

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