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  • Crime

    How low can you go? Plant stolen from graveside

    Ron German often visits his parent’s grave for quiet reflection. “Unlike a lot of people, he goes quite regularly to spruce it up,” said his...

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    Onsted Sports

    ONSTED Baseball Onsted 6           Leslie 1 Winning pitcher was Quinn Foster with four innings pitched giving up 4 hits, and struck out 3. Garrett Hunt...

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    Napoleon Sports

    NAPOLEON Softball May 7 Napoleon 11     Lakeland 10 Paige Kortz had 3 hits; Dylan Wiley 2 hits; Rachel Griffin 2 hits, 1 RBI; and Kallie...

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    Columbia Sports

    COLUMBIA Softball May 9 Vandercook Lake 8       Columbia 2 The Lady Golden Eagles and the Vandercook Lake Jayhawks split a softball doubleheader. In the opener,...

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    Addison Sports

    ADDISON Boys Track  May 9 Finishes in 1st place The Addison Panther boys track team defeated Grass Lake 106-29 and Manchester 99-37. Event winners were:...

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    Driver hurt in crash

    Columbia police and fire/rescue personnel responded to a single vehicle accident that occurred around noon on Tuesday,  May 16 in Brooklyn. The driver of the automobile was hurt when their Mazda crashed...

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    Throwback Thursday

    By Matt Schepeler You can learn a thing or two from a death certificate… It is a small world. Tony Nichols, a friend I have...

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    Dead man’s curve

    By Matt Schepeler   Don’t go fast around dead man’s curve. That was the consensus from people standing around watching workers clean up a mess...

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    Protecting the best MNA: acquires, cares for, nature’s best

    By John Hummer Exponent staff writer Maybe you live near or pass by the Cement City area and are vaguely familiar with the Goose Creek...

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    Rychener honored as everyday hero

    Family Counseling & Children’s Services held its second annual Everday Heroes award ceremony at Adrian College March 21. Among those honored were Brock Rychener (posthumously)....

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    Couple hits the road – and the Pacific

    By Matt Schepeler Life is an adventure, and Nicholas and Grace Taylor of Brooklyn are squeezing the most out of it while they are young...

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    Knights helps those who serve mentally impaired

    By John Hummer Exponent staff writer It was a beautiful weekend. People’s spirits seemed to be high from the combination of warm weather and sunshine....

  • Events

    Tis the season for fish fries: American Legion dinners help veterans, students

    By John Hummer Exponent staff writer Brooklyn American Legion Post #315 has been recognizing the season of Lent by holding fish fry dinners just about...

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    Village Sells Main Street Building

    By Matt Schepeler If the final details can be ironed out and closing goes smoothly, Steve and Annie Hoover will soon own another building in...

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    Cluck, cluck, cluck – it’s chick time! Get your ‘pick ‘o’ the chicks’ at Napoleon Feed Mill

    By John Hummer Exponent staff writer Dreaming of raising your own chickens? It’s not too late to get your “pick ‘o’ the chicks” at Napoleon...

  • Events

    ‘In wine there is truth’

    Review by Ann Holt Opening Night of “Vino Veritas” also celebrated the 100th play presented by the Purple Rose Theatre Company, 137 Park Street, Chelsea,...

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    Kitty Condos

    Cats like Milo, a stray that is at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, will soon have friendlier confines while they wait for adoption thanks to...

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    Do you know any of these members of the class of 1947?

    A reader shared a folder of class photos from Onsted High School. Do you know any of these members of the class of 1947?

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    Two injured in early morning crash

    Two local men were injured – one seriously, when the vehicle they were in left Riverside Road and struck two trees in the early morning...

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    Calf is rehabilitated by FFA students

    When a calf is born with a birth defect or a disability, its future is grim. However, one area calf, who was born with a...

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    CHS 2018 calendar photo contest

    Photos courtesy of Carrie Sadelman of Freeland Photography The Cascades Humane Society recently held a pet calendar contest raising approximately $21,000. Pet owners were able...

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    Battling the heroin epidemic

    “You don’t have to use a lot to overdose or die from it.” These plain and simple words were stated by Scott Goings, City of...

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    Water for people- Couple paddles for just that

    Water for people. Sounds pretty basic to us who live in the blessed Great Lakes region, where we sit on 20 percent of the earth’s...

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    Napoleon man organizing Global 6K for Water

    Rick Danks of Napoleon is on a mission to eradicate the number one preventable cause of death in the world – the lack of clean...

  • Crime

    Police: mother under the influence crashes vehicle . . . with children in car!

    Police say a 34-year-old woman was arrested for driving under the influence after being involved in an accident on Jefferson Road near Constitution Ave. last...

  • Events

    Students give old books a new chapter as artwork

    Turning old books into works of art, the creations of Jackson College art students are on display at the Jackson District Library’s Eastern Branch March...

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    First Blackman Township fire truck returning

    A rolling piece of Blackman Township history is returning to the township after being stowed away near Onsted for 41 years. History in this case...

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    CCHS students perform Beauty and the Beast over the weekend

    More than 40 Columbia Central High School students performed the classic Beauty and the Beast over the weekend. See a review and column on the event...

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    Two dead, power outage darkens community

    Last week’s wind storm left residents scrambling for generators and business owners shutting their doors in the wake of widespread power outages from downed power...

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    Common Grounds

    Supermarkets, restaurants and shopping mall kiosks know the secret to luring in customers: the smell of freshly baked foods wafting through the area. At Henry...