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Don’t break the meat supply chain

Don’t break the meat supply chain

By Carol Stiffler A local farmer told me last week that people are getting alarmed about meat. Their farm raises cattle, sheep, and chickens, and their meat is already sold out in advance. “People would buy every animal on my property if I let them,” she said....
Is Zoom our new superhero?

Is Zoom our new superhero?

By Carol Stiffler At 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 10, my kindergarten daughter, Natalie, had a Zoom meeting with her teacher and classmates. Using the video calling platform, which allows everyone to see each other on the same computer screen, classmates showed off what...
What is it about hockey

What is it about hockey

By Carol Stiffler What is it about hockey that makes a 13-year-old kid skate so hard you’d think his or her heart could burst? What is it about hockey that would cause a player to fearlessly hurtle himself into a place where he could definitely get hurt? Blades...
To the editor:

To the editor:

I would like to offer my sincere thanks and gratitude to Rahilly’s IGA for the many ways they support the community. Their generous contributions to local benefits, charities, and organizations have been appreciated for decades. In the midst of our harsh winter...
Jim’s jottings

Jim’s jottings

By Jim Diem It has finally snowed more than an inch here in Elyria, Ohio. I’ve been living in Ohio since Thanksgiving, where it has snowed three times but no more than an inch or so, which melted and was gone by the next day. We’ve had temperatures in the 40s and 50s,...
Long lifespans here beat U.S. and Michigan scores

Long lifespans here beat U.S. and Michigan scores

By Bill Diem The Tahquamenon area is a healthy place to live. The average lifespan in Luce and Mackinac counties is respectively 82 and 83 years, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. The average lifespan in Michigan is 77 years and the United States...