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A palm warbler stops for a rest in Pinconning garden on his way from northern Michigan to the tropics for the winter.          --Courtesy Photo
By October, most woodland warblers are long gone from our area, having headed south in search of the insects they so dearly love to eat. One exception is the Palm Warbler, like the one in the accompanying photo recently seen in a local garden. Unlike many warblers, the Palm spends much of its time...
Law enforcement officers from 102 police departments, sheriff offices and Michigan State Police (MSP) posts recently increased patrols across the state during the end-of-summer Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign that ran from August 16 to September 6. Preliminary reports indicate...
Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, today renewed her call for new leadership at the state agency tasked with helping unemployed Michigan workers secure jobless benefits. Glenn initially called for new leadership at the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency in August. Today, she joined her Michigan...
5 Years Ago (October 2016) Alysha Sneed, of Pinconning will perform in Legally Blonde The Musical at the Pit & Balcony Theatre in Saginaw as it begins its 2016/2017 season. Alysha is the daughter of Sue Schultz, and grand daughter of George and Joyce Rabe all of Pinconning. Alysha attends SVSU...
Spiking natural gas prices have generated national headlines in recent weeks, raising concern about energy bills with the heating season fast approaching. While prices are increasing due to a variety of global economic factors, Consumers Energy is working to minimize the impact for our customers...
Dr. Paul Dake is semi-retired; moved to the Pinconning area to be near family and is submitting articles for the Journal. Dr. Dake has an Undergraduate degree in Physiology and M.D. degree, both from Michigan State University, the latter awarded in 1978; immediately thereafter, Family Medicine...
Lynn Eckerle is the author of the weekly food column The Recipe Exchange along with a blog, Lynn’s Musings From a Deep Well. She loves country cooking, small town living and taking the back roads. Dear Lynn, I’m looking for some old-fashioned recipes for Halloween treats, the kind our moms made...
I saw a very thought provoking picture today. In the first panel it showed a dog tied to a leash tied to a light post in a parking lot. The dog is looking around at all the people going by as he waited. The next panel showed a person out of their car sitting on the ground in a parking lot, face...
Although they are large, powerful predators, Red-tailed Hawks usually rely on the element of surprise when hunting for their favorite treats—rabbits, squirrels, mice, and smaller birds. Once spotted by other birds, especially those protecting babies such as Red-winged Blackbirds, Blue Jays, even...

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