Beating the heat at the fair

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4-H’ers take precautions — and continue to have fun — during hot, dry conditions at Montcalm County Fair

A year ago this week, local 4-H’ers struggled at times to show animals, ride horses or even enjoy each other’s company as day after day, rain came down without an end in sight. 

At this year’s Montcalm County Fair, however, 4-H’ers — and their animals — likely wouldn’t complain if a few rain clouds drifted overhead. 

MAUREEN BURNS: 15th Annual Summer Reading List: Part 2 of 3

Did you like the book? Did you learn from it? Was it compelling? Good? Happy? Sad? Was it something you needed to know about?  

Books, both fiction and nonfiction, teach us. It’s all part of that wonderful lifelong learning process. Here’s our nonfiction for this year.

MAUREEN BURNS: 15th annual summer reading list: Part 1 of 3

Where were you 15 years ago? That’s when I began doing this Summer Reading List. Time flies when you’re reading great books, right?

Are you stressed as you re-enter this post-pandemic world? A study found that reading for just six minutes a day can help reduce stress by 68%. So let’s get to it!