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Russian visitor remains positive about US visit even after accident

August 20, 2012
Russian visitor remains positive about US visit even after accident

This summer was going to be a special time for Alisa Sidorenko. The 21-year-old college student was going to leave her home country, Russia, to spend three months working in the United States as part of a student exchange program. I’ts difficult for Russian adults to get a visa to the U.S., so she knew she may never have another…

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Couple set to make swim across Lake Michigan but escort boats have backed out

August 10, 2012
Couple set to make swim across Lake Michigan but escort boats have backed out

LUDINGTON — Sara and Jeff Tow will become the first married couple to swim across Lake Michigan, from Two Rivers, Wis. to Ludington while raising awareness of postpartum depression (PPD). The swim will be the first crossing of Lake Michigan by a U.S. female and the second and third lake crossing at Lake Michigan’s midpoint by any individual. This will…

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Lost in the system, grandparents raising grandchildren

August 3, 2012
Lost in the system, grandparents raising grandchildren

CUSTER TWP. – Jan and Ed Wagner raised three children, two daughters and a son. They worked hard their entire lives and looked forward to spending their retirement in their house near the Pere Marquette River. That retirement would be spent exploring the country and spending time with their three children and six grandchildren. They did not anticipate, in their…

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39th old engine show begins today

August 2, 2012
39th old engine show begins today

SCOTTVILLE – I’m not sure I remember a time in my life when I haven’t heard the sputter of a John Deere 2-cylinder tractor. This is a sound that reminds me of home. Ever since I can remember, my dad has been a member of the Western Michigan Old Engine Club. The club started on the Donahue farm in Pere…

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The Clydesdales are coming; Ludington Beverage celebrates anniversary

August 1, 2012
The Clydesdales are coming; Ludington Beverage celebrates anniversary

The Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to the area in celebration of Ludington Beverage’s 75th anniversary as a Budweiser distributor. Much of the Clydesdales’ visit will coincide with next week’s Pentwater Homecoming festivities beginning Wednesday with a march through downtown and display at the Village Green from 5 to 7 p.m. During that time the public will have the opportunity to…

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