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July 11, 2018 RSS feed / Features

What’s in a NAME?

Newberry

Everyone knows that the Village of Newberry was named after John Stoughton Newberry (1826-1887), a Detroit financier who organized the first railroad through our area. More...

TRIVIA

According to National Geographic, Mt. More...

Earth Talk

Dear EarthTalk: As a member of Joe Public, is it possible to monitor pesticide levels when my neighboring farmer sprays his fields? I have wild bees and am concerned that they are being affected.  —Mickey Proctor, Ames, IA   More...

What’s in a NAME?

Burt Township

Burt Township was named for William Austin Burt (1792-1858) a surveyor who charted a great deal of the Upper Peninsula in the 1840s. His name comes from an Old English word meaning "Bright."   More...

Did You Know?

Insomnia   No one is a stranger to a poor night’s sleep. But how does a single sleepless night turn into many?  More...

TRIVIA

Parrots, most famous of all talking birds, rarely acquire a vocabulary of more than twenty words, however Tymhoney Greys and African Greys have been know to carry vocabularies in excess of 1 0 words.  Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with More...

What’s in a NAME?

Germfask

Germfask, as well known, took its name from its first eight families, who scrambled up their initials and then chose the most pleasing combination. The original eight settlers were: John Grant, Matthew Edge, George Robinson, Thaddeus Mead, Dr. W. W. More...

Kids Korner

Mars: All about the Red Planet

In July 2018 skywatchers can get an up-close view of Mars—even without a telescope! In fact, on July 31, Mars will be closer to Earth than it has been in 15 years.  What Is Mars Like? More...