We are more alike than we are different. That thought has been going through my head, over and over.
I look at our seriously divided country and think, where do we go from here? Abraham Lincoln said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” How do we recover? How can we bridge this widening gap?
Tim Swore came into the Carson City-Crystal football program inheriting a lot of talented kids who were hungry for victories after falling short in previous years.
Though they were coming off two-straight playoff appearances, both years fell short of winning a playoff game. Swore, the first-year Eagles head coach, saw the talent but also saw that the kids doubted their abilities.
The improbable playoff run for the Tri County Vikings, competing as an 8 seed in the Division 5 district finals, came to an end Friday night with a 50-12 loss at the hands of Oakridge, a Muskegon-area perennial football powerhouse.
Finishing a pandemic-shortened regular season at 2-4, the Vikings made history this year in an expanded Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) playoffs in which every team was eligible to compete.
If George Babcock knew what was in store for him on Thursday, he wouldn’t have shown up at the American Legion Post 203.
“George is a very humble man,” said Post Commander Ernie Cox. “I told him we were going to have a celebratory drink for the post turning 100. When this is over, he’ll probably take me out to the woodshed.”
For almost as long as I can remember now, the opening day of firearm deer season has taken precedence over nearly all other calendar days.
Of course, my wife would kill me if I were to say aloud that Nov. 15 is nearly as important as our anniversary, but the truth of the matter is that this one day of the year has granted not only myself and my family, and countless other outdoor enthusiasts, with food, trophies, and a healthy respect for nature that can rarely be obtained by other means. The time and effort that goes into hunting is rarely paralleled by other recreations and this single day is typically the end to the means.