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MONTAGUE - Time ran out for those wanting to voice their concerns about the potential impact of the proposed swine CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) in Claybanks Township during a public hearing on a Certificate of Coverage held last Wednesday night by the Michigan Department of …

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HART — The Hart City Council decided Jan. 9 to end the year-long discussion over Electronic Changing Messaging signs in the B-1 and B-2 districts, but it didn’t happen without lengthy conversations and comments by the general public and the affected businesses.

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SILVER LAKE — Changes might be coming in the way backed up traffic waiting to enter the Silver Lake Sand Dunes Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) area will be handled in the future.

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DETROIT (AP) — These Michigan lotteries were drawn Saturday:

Editor’s note: A jail sentence “to be served at the court’s discretion” generally means jail time is suspended, but will be imposed if the person violates any laws or sentencing conditions within a noted time period.  OUIL means driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicati…

SHELBY — Shelby entered the postseason needing eight wins to claim the state championship, so coach Tom Weirich took the opportunity to borrow a famous Detroit Red Wings tradition to motivate his team.

BENZONIA — It was a banner day for Hart cross-country Saturday at the regional run, as not only did the top-ranked Pirate girls earn their expected repeat as regional champions, but the Hart boys came through and secured their own regional title, the first in program history.


All season, the Hart girls cross-country team has thought about competing for a state championship. This weekend, that chance finally arrives in earnest when the Pirates step onto the Benzie Central course for the Division 3 regional race.

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UCLA coach Steve Alford, right, watches from the bench as his team falls behind Oregon during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)

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UCLA's Thomas Welsh, center, shoots over Oregon's MiKyle McIntosh, left, and Kenny Wooten during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)

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UCLA's Aaron Holiday, left, looks for an open teammate under pressure from Oregon's Payton Pritchard, center, and Paul White during the second half an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)


LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's Board of Regents has approved a joint-use agreement that will allow the UNLV football team to use the $1.9 billion stadium planned for the Oakland Raiders when the NFL team moves to Las Vegas in 2020.

Cheers to a new year. Make a commitment to yourself in 2018 and take time to invest in your health and well-being. Allow time to be active, eat well and de-stress. Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup.

The Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) WorkWell Massachusetts Awards Program recognizes Massachusetts employers for their exemplary work in worksite health promotion. The program showcases employers of all sizes – large and small – on their employee wellness program’s performance. Award winners are categorized into Gold, Silver and Bronze categories and they are recognized at the WWCMA Annual Conference in September during the Awards Ceremony.

The 2017 WWCMA Annual Conference Committee works hard all year to put together an amazing event for their members and the wellness community. The team kicks off their planning in January — working on the conference theme, managing venue logistics and lining up speakers that align with the theme. From there, they meet every week to discuss, plan, promote and execute all of their assigned tasks.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In his first interview since acknowledging an extramarital affair, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said Saturday that there was "no blackmail" and "no threat of violence" by him in what he described as a months-long "consensual relationship" with his former hairdresser.

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least five civilians have been killed after gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul and have been fighting security forces for 11 hours into Sunday morning.

Bible Studies:  Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.; The Ladder Community Center, 67 N. State St., Shelby.

It’s the family time of year, when everyone gets together for the holidays. Gifts are exchanged, the big meal is shared, connections are renewed, all amidst the festive, joyous surroundings of this most special season.

Like most kids in the 50s, I grew up severely disliking spinach. In those days, nobody except great chefs bothered to make it an exciting dish. Moms usually got it frozen, cooked it up until it was pretty much dead, and plopped it on your plate. Or worse, it came from a can, the way Popeye ate it. 

A few weeks ago, I devoted a column to weird Thanksgiving trivia. With Christmas coming up, I thought it might be fun to explore some of the more bizarre Christmas traditions from around the world. And believe me, a few of them take the cake—or should we say, the rotting bird?