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Putnam streetscape construction schedule
The schedule for construction on the Putnam Street portion of the Williamston Streetscape is attached.BE THE FIRST TO COMMENT ON THIS! CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY...
Mitch Lutzke: Fires sparked city development
Burn, baby burn! The yells of 1960s protestors? Feminists burning bras or men burning draft cards? Perhaps. But, in this case, it is the sound of Williamston history.
Fires were the bane of existence for many towns in the 19th Century. Take Chicago, for example, and Mrs. O’Leary’s cow. One night, her cow got rattled, knocked over the kerosene lamp and the entire town then went up in flames — or so the story goes. During that same time, thousands of acres in Michigan’s Thumb area were hit by raging wildfires, and much of the timber that was left in Michigan was cut and sent to rebuild Chicago.BE THE FIRST TO COMMENT ON THIS! CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY...
Benjamin Eichler: Benefits of small town far outweigh challenges
I was raised on a farm in the Thumb area of Michigan, just outside of a village named Pigeon, about half the size of Williamston. As a matter of fact, it was only a 10-minute drive to the ubiquitous Caseville we’ve heard so much about lately. Regardless, the farm was established by my great-great-grandfather in 1887 and passed down generation after generation until the present day where my father now holds sway as “lord of the manor.”
It was a fine place to learn a work ethic and a rudimentary appreciation for how various forms of life coexist and even depend on each other for life.BE THE FIRST TO COMMENT ON THIS! CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY...
Board game promotes city, raises funds
When the Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce was looking for a way to promote the community and raise funds at the same time, its board looked to the past.
The Chamber’s board of directors approved selling spaces on Williamstonopoly, a board game inspired by Parker Brothers’ Monopoly that includes area businesses and organizations on the deed cards. The Chamber produced a similar board game 25 years ago.BE THE FIRST TO COMMENT ON THIS! CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY...