The View From Here: Four Days Off, Fidel and Fortitude
By Ken DeLaat
Nothing blows by like a four day weekend does it?
A sumptuous stretch beginning with Wednesday night’s annual Pizza –powered prepping of fabulous foodstuffs for the feast the following day. When Monday morning did not even appear on the most distant of horizons. A seemingly unlimited expanse of time following a three day work week. Wallowing in the wonderment of a quartet of days when Lifetime Spousal Companion (LSC) Lil and I could practice for post retirement life by being schedule free for a flicker or two of time.
And now it’s Sunday already.
Things I meant to do:
Go to the gym at least twice- I didn’t
Watch the Lions and U-M win- Did, didn’t (watched both though)
Guest Article: Compassion Home Seeks Help From #GivingTuesday
What have we been up to at the Newaygo County Compassion Home for the Terminally ill?
Our main project currently is Fundraising:
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year- giving. One of the best ways to get involved is in our own community, and we’re hoping to be...
A Few Minutes With: Kelly Smith, Road Commission Director
Well, here it is the middle of November and it's sunny and 65 degrees, if I didn’t know better I would think I woke up in another more southerly state. Then I check the weekend forecast and nope, back to reality it is.
As sure as I am going to eat too much at Thanksgiving dinner, we will have winter and we will most likely pay for the awesome weather we have been blessed with so far this fall.
So if you are still reading my ramblings, I do have some pertinent information to pass along regarding the upcoming season and...
Guest Column: Fremont’s Cross Country Legacy Continues
By Don Klingel
In this, the age of negativity, let's explore something positive. I could be accused of bias on this subject, because I am a proud alumnus of Fremont High School Cross Country. You may not be aware of the history of this sport in our community. I'd like to present an archive of the accomplishments of these fine young athletes.
Over the past 40 years, under coaches Rich Tompkins and Cliff Somers, our boys' teams have won 8 State Championships, and...
Newaygo Plumb’s- A Requiem
By Ken DeLaat
Sunday morning at 9 am we decided to take a trip to Plumb’s since it was to be their final day as Newaygo’s primary grocer.
And it was closed.
A couple of men stopped and one knocked on the door but there was no answer and the bundles of newspapers sitting outside the entrance seemed to be an indication that the one-time 24 hour store was not open for business as of yet.
Whether it would open for the day at some point was...
Oh, And About The Election…….
By Ken DeLaat
Ok, this week alone I’ve gotten intrusive phone calls asking who I support, been inundated with robo calls telling me how the nation will crumble should my vote fall in the wrong direction, received emails that border on poorly penned science fiction imploring me to donate money to save America, skimmed over social media threads that begin with an attempt to out-clever each other then crumble into mindless moronic missives and...
Guest Article: County Clerk Weighs In On Subject Of Voter Fraud
By Drew Robinson-Newaygo County Clerk
In a nationwide study conducted last week(*) only 63% of respondents said that they had confidence in the local election system where they live.
This means that one out of three voters in America voting in next Tuesday’s General Election does not trust our electoral system. Now, I understand that polls are polls, that this survey may or may not represent the sentiment of Michigan or Newaygo County voters, but I do believe it is indicative of a serious concern: if we, as a society, cannot (or choose not) to trust our electoral system, then...
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