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April 11, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Did You Know?

Michigan Potholes

With the spring thaw comes inevitable potholes. Michigan has a pothole reporting system for state roads (e.g. I-75, M-28, US-2, etc.). These potholes can be reported online to MDOT at goo.gl/yxayDA so they can be repaired. More...

What’s in a NAME?

Rudyard

Rudyard was originally name Pine River, but as there were already too many Pine Rivers in Michigan, Fred Underwood, a railroad official, renamed the settlement after, after Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865- 1936), an author he admired. More...

TRIVIA

Ancient Egyptians believed that "Bast" was the mother of all cats on Earth. They also believed that cats were sacred animals.  Cheetahs make a chirping sound that is much like a bird's chirp or a dog's yelp. More...

What’s in a NAME?

Naubinway

Naubinway, originally a French and Ojibwa fishing village, is said to have been officially named in 1873 (although in 1882 William Boucha filed a plat of the area, calling it the "Village of Boucha," but this did not take).  More...

STUPID Science Questions

How is mercury a liquid at room temperature, yet a large solid when orbiting close to the sun?   More...