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September 12, 2018 RSS feed / Features

What’s in a NAME?

Hamilton Lake

Hamilton Lake was named for Philip and Emma Hamilton, early settlers. They had moved to the Newberry area in the early 1880s where Phil, a former policeman, quickly became one of the town's bigwigs, owning a hotel, running for office. More...

What’s in a NAME?

Helmer

Helmer was named for father and son settlers Sanford and Gaylord Helmer. They descended from a German family that immigrated to the United States in the 1700s. Their name probably means "Helmet Maker."   More...

TRIVIA

Female octopods can lay up to 100,000 eggs over a period of several days.  Trivia courtesy of didyouknowblog.com   More...

Minute Story

Really Old Houses

A friend of mine just bought a run-down old house. I’m not sure why.  Some people refer to this type residence as a “fixerupper.” Others give it names like cardboard mansion or rat shack. More...

TRIVIA

The Great Lakes contain 6 quadrillion gallons of fresh water, one-fifth of the world's fresh surface water. The Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world.  Trivia provided by http://corsinet.com   More...

Kids Korner

A Trip Through the Milky Way

Feeling like you missed out on planning a last vacation of summer? Don’t worry—you can still take a late summertime road trip along the Milky Way!  More...

Grandparents Can Help Protect Health of Their Grandchildren

As a grandparent, there are likely many things you would like to pass on to your grandchildren, but vaccine-preventable illnesses are probably not on that list! More...