1:40 PM Aug 21, 2015
A factory’s fire alarm sounds at the dispatch center and fire trucks roll, only to find it is yet another false alarm. There’s no smoke, let alone a fire.
2:44 PM Aug 20, 2015
Two years ago, my daughter rescued a puppy from a litter that was abandoned on the side of the road. My first thought was, do you really need another dog? After all, she already had a lab that was about 9 years old.
1:03 PM Aug 20, 2015
The Fourth of July passed more than a month ago, but in many northern Michigan neighborhoods, the skies still light up with fireworks into the overnight hours on some days.
2:00 PM Aug 19, 2015
In the spring of 2015, Amy Sheele, health educator with the Ottawa County Department of Public Health, approached the Loutit District Library staff and asked if the library would be interested in teaming up to present a free summertime food program for children age 18 and younger called Meet Up and Eat Up.
5:00 PM Aug 18, 2015
Penelope Trunk, who often blogs about parenting, marriage and divorce, focuses on fatherhood in the 21st century in her latest post.
3:02 PM Aug 18, 2015
The last week of July, we took a family camping trip. We couldn’t have asked for better weather and thoroughly enjoyed our time on the beach, in the lake, watching sunsets and sitting around the campfire.
6:00 PM Aug 17, 2015
To what extent should people and businesses pay for emergency service calls?
2:33 PM Aug 17, 2015
Any big plan needs to be closely considered and scrutinized before it is put into place.
8:00 AM Aug 16, 2015
I was grateful to see the Rev. Justin Smith’s carefully thought-out response to my previous columns on homosexuality and same-sex relations. I would, however, like to respond to some of the points he raised.
3:02 PM Aug 14, 2015
Earlier this summer, tennis player Serena Williams won the Wimbledon Women’s Singles Championship. It was the fourth consecutive Grand Slam tournament win for the world’s No. 1-ranked player, and was coined the “Serena Slam.”
4:00 PM Aug 13, 2015
The fall college semester begins in a few weeks, and as I have been getting ready and already answering students’ questions, it occurs to me that there has been a significant change in educational opportunities since I was an undergraduate decades ago.
3:00 PM Aug 12, 2015
The CEOs of big companies are so-easy of a target of our anger over the few making grotesquely high salaries while most of us make-do with just getting by.
1:00 PM Aug 12, 2015
Someone said to me the other day: “Boy, you hit the jackpot with Marilyn!” (Marilyn is my wife, for those of you who are still getting to know me.)
5:00 PM Aug 11, 2015
The Lakeshore Dining Divas took in a Muskegon restaurant with a beautiful view for their latest adventure.
2:02 PM Aug 11, 2015
Come back with me to a day in 1972 that gave me a chance to glimpse into the future and not realize it at the time.
5:29 PM Aug 10, 2015
Are you relieved that the Coast Guard Festival is over?
3:45 PM Aug 10, 2015
Young Travis Coates would be in a heap of trouble today.