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Twice retired and still going

Twice retired and still going

While most people only retire once from a job, a few have the rare experience of retiring twice. At the age of 80, the Rev. Bob Finn, the deacon at Trinity Episcopal Church in West Branch for nine years, formally retired from his church liturgical duties on June 25.

For the time being, however, he will continue his service to the community.

In 2008, at age 72, Finn was ordained a deacon and assigned to...

Smoke Stack Cabin

Smoke Stack Cabin

In June, 2016, I received a phone call from Paul Roos who works at the Hartley Nature Center in St. Charles, Mich., and he was looking for a place called “Smoke Stack Cabin” in the Clear Lake area. I told Mr. Roos that I had never heard of that, but give me some time and I’d get back to him. Within an hour I had made two phone calls contacting Bob and Janet Finn (my cousin) that lives on Ogemaw Shores at Clear Lake plus Mark and Linda Tetu.

Bob and Janet told me that they knew where the “Smoke Stack...

American Pickers to film in Michigan

American Pickers to film in Michigan

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Michigan! They plan to film episodes of the hit series, American Pickers, throughout the region in August 2017.

American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on the History channel. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them...

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