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Grace's View | Grace Fowler

GRACE’S VIEW: Battery life in humans vs. phones

There are batteries in each of our cell phones, and then there are the batteries that each of us are built with, too. We complain about both of them daily: How stupid our phone...

On My Mind | Maureen Burns

ON MY MIND: Rat-a-tat-tat

If you ever doubted, it is now official. I am completely out of it. “It” being what is in vogue, what is happenin’, what is hip, what is cool. Do they still say these...

From the Archives | Sandy Main

FROM THE ARCHIVES: ‘Pleasant little hamlet’ of Gowen

An article in the Greenville Independent 100 years ago focused on Gowen, “the pleasant little hamlet located six miles north of Greenville,” which, it said, “has the honor of being the boyhood home of...

Reality Check | Mike Taylor

REALITY CHECK: I’m hoping kitchen knives don’t figure into my new relationship

It’s been a long time since I was last in any sort of domestic partnership with a member of the fairer sex. I’ve been living a carefree bachelor existence, unhampered by the constraints and...

Grace's View | Grace Fowler

GRACE’S VIEW: Freaky phonebook discoveries

The other day at work I was asked to brainstorm areas of town where we could put stands to sell the newspaper. I did some good old-fashioned brainstorming using my knowledge of the area...

On My Mind | Maureen Burns

ON MY MIND: Ladies still in waiting

My friend is nearly five months pregnant. She holds a big job and makes big bucks. She was just offered a big promotion. No one blinked at her being pregnant.

Reality Check | Mike Taylor

REALITY CHECK: I’m almost certainly off to see the Wizard

One in 60,000. Those are the odds a tornado will suck me away to Oz, or — far more likely in the real world — the afterlife. Those aren’t bad odds; I should be...

From the Archives | Sandy Main

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Taking the train to Grand Rapids

When Greenville Independent editor E.F. Grabill went to Grand Rapids in March of 1872 he decided to travel by train. At that time, a train trip to Grand Rapids involved traveling from Greenville to...

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Editorial Files Q and A (July 21-27)

Name: Mike Taylor What is the last music video you can remember actually watching? Patty Smyth singing “Goodbye to You,” circa 1985. She’s wearing a red mini skirt, red stockings, red lipstick, black spike heels and...

Elizabeth Hatheway, pictured with her children, will return to Montcalm Community College for her second year this fall. (Courtesy photos)

S.H.E.: Never too late for school

Walking onto a college campus for the first time can be intimidating, exciting or nerve-racking for any new student, but even more so for a student out of the life of academia for several...

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