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Valentine Wedding

On Valentine’s Day, 1886, Rev. C.F.W. Walther united Rev. John Jacob Trinklein and Sarah Buenger in marriage in St. Louis, Missouri.  In doing so, Rev. Walther was officiating at the wedding of his niece, the daughter of his wife’s brother, Herman Buenger, a druggist in St. 58 more words

Ski Patrol

(Sawyer, Michigan) If we have only one day of cross-country skiing this winter, yesterday was THE day of days.  Natalie roused me from my reverie on my recliner and said:  “Come on, we’re going skiing at the state park.   136 more words

Michigan

Through the Seasons: Spring

Revival

As snow melted away, a vision that I thought would never be seen appeared once again. The sight of green grass surrounded me. It had been months since I had seen such a vibrant color cover the ground on which I walked.

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Seasons

Part One: How to Hike the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

I’m going to give you all a disclaimer here that I started writing this post and it grew into a whole different animal than expected. I’ve since decided to split it into to posts, so here is part one. 1,606 more words

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Fat Tuesday Exposed

Let’s talk about Fat Tuesday’s aftermath, and no I’m not referring to all those calories you consumed and are still regretting.

I’m talking paczkis….and just what happens to all those paczkis that don’t get sold… 86 more words

The Lowdown

The Flint Water Crisis Prompts An Open Letter From Experts Of Color To Gov. Snyder

Two hundred experts wrote an open letter to Michigan governor Rick Snyder about how to fix the Flint water crisis, which has lead-poisoned thousands of residents in the troubled Detroit area city, including children. 209 more words

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Beware of IRS scams in Michigan

LANSING, MI (WLNS)- The phone rings, and the person on the other line claims they’re from the IRS, and they have some bad news.

“That I owed money and I’d have to pay it immediately or I’d go to jail.” Jean Lodge said, she received a call from a scammer demanding money, but little did they know she’s worked for H & R Block for more than six years. 363 more words

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