Michigan Weather: Global Warming?

Michigan’s weather seems like a roller coaster ride with no end, that continues to swirl and twirl and throw you for new loops.
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Are College Too Young To Be Ministers?

Recently I wrote a story on college students who also take on the role as minister. These students juggle their ministry along with jobs and school work. Normally when you think of ministers, you think of older or middle aged persons participating in church functions and helping with the flow of the service.

So are college students too young to be ministers?

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The Williamston Sun Theatre Still Provides Affordable, Local Entertainment

For decades, the Williamston Sun Theatre has provided local and affordable entertainment for the residents of the city. Today the theatre remains locally owned and still provides inexpensive leisure for all who seek it.

            During the 1930s many American’s found movie going to be a welcome release from the everyday woes of the Great Depression.  Movies quickly became rooted as an American past time.

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Williamston May Not Hold Annual “ArtFest” Festival This Year

The city of Williamston may not continue its annual art festival, Artfest, this year due to tight economic times and an absence of a head-coordinator.

            For the past seven years Artfest has taken place in McCormick Park in downtown Williamston. The festival takes place in the middle of the summer for only one day, but that one day is packed full of events. Last year’s festival included free activities and local food, art on display, live performances and a wine-tasting tent featuring wines produced in Michigan.

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Williamston’s Antique District Still Draws Visitors

Williamston, Mich. is synonymous with antiques. The quaint, old storefronts that line Grand River Ave. have been home to antique shops since the 1970s. Today, the shops and malls that sell antiques still draw visitors from all over to Williamston.

            Located at 126 W. Grand River, Old Plank Road Antiques is the oldest running antique shop in Williamston. Unlike an antique mall, which is one building with space rented to individual sellers, Old Plank remains an individually owned store

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Decline in School Enrollment in Williamston Tied to Economy

“It has been sort of like a six year winter.”

Joel Raddatz, the superintendent for Williamston Community Schools, knows the difficulties of balancing a school budget.

Enrollment in Williamston Community Schools has declined for the past six years. As enrollment declines, so does the budget, and the school district is forced to make cuts and think up creative solutions.

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