With scant snowfall and barren ski slopes in parts of the Midwest and Northeast the past couple of years, some scientists have pointed to global warming as the culprit. Then when a whopper of a blizzard smacked the Northeast with more than 2 feet of snow in some places earlier this month, some of the same people again blamed global warming. How can that be? It's been a joke among skeptics, pointing to what seems to be a brazen contradiction.
Buried in Section 15 of the Grand Haven Township cemetery is one Lena (Fridrich) Habel. Born Lena Hecker in Austria in 1876, she was laid to rest in 1921 next to her parents, Adolph and Dorothea Hecker, and her first husband, Albert Fridrich.