Talking trash in Brandon Township

In just 12 hours Brandon Township residents were able to clear their homes, garages, yards and property of 3,370 yards of unwanted debris — debris that will not find its way to area roadsides. Everything from sofas to snowmobiles and speedboats, to campers, car parts and general crud were pitched during the township’s annual Spring […]

Isuzu Ascender

By Don Rush First, a thought from the wrong side of the road . . . with all automakers world-wide now selling their products in each other’s territory, there must be a ‘rush? to come up with just the right name for each new product. A company has to come up with a fresh name […]

Time to ‘Ask a Bunch of Questions?

Oh joy of joys. Another election year is upon us. It’s time we get soundbite answers, negative campaigning, do-nothing TV commercials, slanted reporting and mudslinging. Yep, things will get pretty hot and heavy as ballots this year will be cast not only for national issues, but for people, ideas and increased taxes locally. It’s a […]

Halloween without Sir Graves

There are many lads and lasses in these parts, who are old enough in years (yet young enough at heart) to remember this laugh, ‘Nee-aahahaahaaa!? Growing up in the Detroit television market during the 1970s, I was one of the legion of kids who saved Saturday afternoons for one show, and one show only — […]

Brainwashing, Brits and Michigan

While banking at a local financial institution I was given the what-for. For what, you may be asking? For being an insensitive cretin. That wasn’t the worst of it, on April 7, I actually published the following: This pampering of our children is going to make a generation of kids who won’t be able to […]

Halloween without Sir Graves

There are many lads and lasses in these parts, who are old enough in years (yet young enough at heart) to remember this laugh, ‘Nee-aahahaahaaa!? Growing up in the Detroit television market during the 1970s, I was one of the legion of kids who saved Saturday afternoons for one show, and one show only — […]

Batting season leads to scholarship

Biff! Bam! Boom! ‘To the Batpole, Boy Wonder.? * * * Ah, it’s October. The colors, the (thanks to global warming) warm days and relatively cool nights, pumpkins all turn a young man’s attention to things warm and cuddly. And, if you’re Dave Kugler, that can only mean one thing, bats. Kugler, of Ortonville is […]

The Solitaire conspiracy theory

I recently rediscovered the ‘joys? of the card game Solitaire. I remember there to be a beauty in its simplicity. Solitaire is not loud. It is not flashy. Turn card over. Place card, move stack, red, black, red, black. King, queen, jack, et-al. Simple, beautiful. Ma and Pa Rush, like many parents I am sure, […]

‘Columnists Day?

Can you guess my first thought when I read the e-mail to yours truly that read in part: ‘I thought you might like to know that the governor of Michigan has proclaimed April 18, 2004, as National Columnists Day in the state of Michigan . . .? My thoughts went something like this . . […]

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