New group hopes to involve ‘everybody?

Orion Township resident Gigi Kreutzer had been looking for something to allow her and her daughter Willow to do something good in the community. About a year ago, by chance, she met Crystal Mosher — from Woman’s Life Insurance Society of Port Huron. Through that chance meeting and follow up meetings the two were able […]

From the Archives

While Don ponders Life’s great mysteries he didn’t write a column this week. So, while he gets in-touch with his inner grouch, here one from the archives, October 2010. And, hey whatever happened to the bedbug problem? * * * For a while now I’ve been reading about the increase of ‘undesirables? in the states […]

Hug your family and look at your stuff

“Beware the beast man, for he is the devil’s pawn. Alone among God’s primates, he kills for sport, or lust or greed. Yes, he will murder his brother to possess his brother’s land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him. Drive him […]

You can find me ‘down by the river?

Sometimes I wish I would have listened to Ma Rush more than I did. Wish I would have inherited her financial smarts rather than those of Pops Rush. Money burned a hole in Dad’s pockets. Actually, it’d be cool if money made it to my pocket to burn some holes. As it is, what is […]

Despite my best efforts, we survived

Neighbors of Casa de Rush are now breathing a sigh of relief. The dancing girls have been shushed away. The beer cans, whiskey bottles and cigar butts have been picked from the front yard. The local rock band that started their tour in our garage have moved on to other engagements. The lawn was cut […]

When you write, ‘spect to git read

One of the cool things about working in the community news business folk seek you out. Most of the time it is for some of the neat things they or their loved ones have accomplished. Sometimes they will let me know when some big wheel gets a sweetheart deal on property, then turns around and […]

Mr. Crankypants, that’s Don. But why?

Holy Beat Me With A Happy Stick, Batman. I must be cranky or something ‘cuz I’m feeling mighty critical these days. ‘Pour quoi, Donuldo?? you are probably asking yourself right about now. And, that’s the thing. I don’t know why. I’ve tried to figure it out. All I know is some things have made my […]

Kids, parents and teachers

Dear Parents, Kids, Teachers and Readers in General, I have posted all your letters concerning problems in our schools today. I invite you all to read and write. Heck, why not print a copy and give them to your school board and superintendent. Start a dialogue, be a part of the solution, versus a whiner […]

So Don, what do you think?

For some awful reason more folks than usual have sought me out and asked my opinion on the upcoming election. Before you go there, I agree: there are really Eight Signs of the Apocalypse. Death, plague, trumpets blowing, earthquakes, horsemen of varying hues and the final blow to humanity is when people start asking, ‘So […]

A student, former board member chimes in

Well, I was gonna? end this discussion last week, the third swing in Teacher Dialogues. But I have received some good input. My third swing last week must have been a foul tip and I get another pitch. Following are parts of letters from a student and former board of education member. Fulllength versions will […]