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    Dedication of blessing box at Somerset Center Church

    Pastor Pat Pebley of the Somerset Center United Methodist Church recently dedicated a blessing box. The concept of the blessing box came about during a...

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    These ‘rock groups’ are the biggest obsession since ‘Pet Rocks’

       By Bill Lauterbach Many people around Jackson County have reported sightings of beautifully painted rocks, often with encouraging, warmhearted messages or artful pictures decorated...

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    Do you remember the old IGA?

      This clipping from Jan. 31 1963 shows the facade of Bill’s IGA, which held its grand opening that week in the new location. The...

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    Show us your . . . Art!

          Whether pointing north, south, east or west, Tom Macomber’s hat is one patriotic piece of work. “I made it myself,” said Macomber,...

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    Running into the fire

      By Linda Hass Before Pastor James Hines was born, his mother ran into a burning house to save her children. She was able to...

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    Litle Bend Piggery ‘the tip of the iceberg”

      By Brad Flory Emerging economic forces suggest a planned “concentrated animal feeding operation” for 5,000 pigs may be more than an isolated local controversy...

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    What’s on the menu

    Find out what’s happening in your neighborhood this week.   ‘Alice@Wonderland, the play, at Concord Opera House Concord Area Players summer youth choir in conjunction...

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    Looking for information on Cement plant, company store, more

      A cement plant that was first proposed in 1900 by W.J. Cowham of Jackson gave the village of Woodstock an entirely new identity, and...

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    Korean War vets recognized

     Story and photos by John Hummer Exponent staff writer It’s known as the “Forgotten War.” It was also referred to simply as a “conflict” or...

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    Meet Buck Gullett and his ’55 Chevy

    By Matt Schepeler Buck Gullett of Michigan Center enjoys visiting with people and talking cars at car shows, but is no longer into collecting trophies,...

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    Area business women discuss difficulties, advantages of working in the business world

    By Matt Schepeler “It’s a man’s world,” sang James Brown back in 1966. And while few would argue that women have made tremendous strides in...

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    Meet an entrepreneur extraordinaire

    By Bill Lauterbach Imagine being a single mother of a 16-year-old daughter in high school, owning and operating a full-service beauty salon, taking care of...

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    Hometown Happenings

    Check out what’s happening in your neighborhood. Arts in the Park The next Arts in the Park will host Act III Friday, July 21 at...

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    Weatherwax Family Pharmacy of Brooklyn – It’s a family affair

    By Bill Lauterbach Contrary to popular belief, the area Weatherwax drug store chain did not start with a single Weatherwax owner. In fact, at one...

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    ‘I love helping people’ Village, township honors long-time volunteer

      By Matt Schepeler For much of the past 47 years, Bill Walker has given up his free time and volunteered as a reserve officer...

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    Brooklyn Living Center expansion underway

       By Valerie Herr An expansion at the Brooklyn Living Center not only means additional rooms available, but also means more jobs. Paul Buchholz, president...

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    Hometown Happenings

    The next Arts in the Park will host a gospel music night Friday, July 14 at 7 p.m. at Swains Memorial Park in the Village...

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    Throwback Thursday

     Do you have a story to tell? Does someone you know have a treasure-trove of living history that needs to be shared? We are looking...

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    It’s paddle time!

       Story and photos by John Hummer Exponent staff writer You’ve been pondering buying your own kayak for quite some time. It’s a quick and...

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    Show us your . . . Art!

     This painting by Roger Messimer won a blue ribbon for “Most Creative” at the Tallahassee Senior Art Show in Florida. It is a throwback to...

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    New business will fill a need in the area

      Sharon Condra of Brooklyn is healthy, has a beautiful home in Brooklyn, and, by the way, is 82-years-old. Like most people her age, she...

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    So, you think you’ve got it bad?

    By Matt Schepeler Over time, most people learn that the cure for self-pity is to take an honest assessment of their problems, then they realize...

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    Clark Lake park compared to Detroit

      By Matt Schepeler When a government agency makes a beautiful park, they hope as many people use it as possible. However, in the case...

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    Ask an electrician

        People often have questions about electrical issues. We sent our Bill Lauterbach to A+ Electric to get some answers By Bill Lauterbach When...

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    Fourth of July celebrations

    Fourth of July celebrations  Brooklyn will host its Fourth of July parade Tuesday, July 4, with line up at 9:30 a.m. on Monroe Street between...

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    Throwback Thursday

            Do you have a story to tell? Does someone you know have a treasure-trove of living history that needs to be...

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    Fourth of July celebrations

      Brooklyn will host its Fourth of July parade Tuesday, July 4, with line up at 9:30 a.m. on Monroe Street between Weatherwax Park and...

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    Looking for Lily

      By Matt Schepeler It is a husband’s – and a dog lover’s – worst nightmare. Randy Beck and his wife, Lori, came to the...

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    Local man hopes service Dog will provide a new lease on life

      Story and photos by Jen Baird Nine years ago, life was pretty normal for Randy Riddle, who grew up in Vandercook Lake. He had...

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    The Sweet Life

    By Steve Linenfelser • Outdoors writer I stopped by to visit my friends Bob and Debbie Wilson the other day to see what was new. Bob told me just...