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When it comes to Michigan, one of the positives we enjoy are the variety of seasons we have over the course of a year.

Plenty has happened over the 2020-2021 school year. The overwhelming support that our students and staff have received from our local communities has been greatly appreciated. Pushing forward into the 2021-2022, Linden Community Schools is planning for a “normal” school year. We are looking …

During the pandemic I’ve come to be more of a homebody than ever before in my adult life. When I get out, it’s usually for something work related, a quick visit with family or a brief outing to a store to get something we can’t order over the Internet or pick-up curbside.

A few years ago, a home security rep came to install a system at my house. Quickly, I realized he was there to install our system and sell us an upgrade. At one point he answered my objections by asking how much our refrigerator cost. “Around $2,000,” I said. “And that just protects your foo…

Regular readers of The Times have noticed some changes in the paper over the last month – and a number of you have commented about the changes. Thank you for noticing and thank you for commenting.

I’ve always considered myself a person who loves change, but after doing a bit of research for this column I realized that “love” may be too strong of a word.

  Editor’s note: This monthly column, The Generation Gap, runs exclusively in the Midweek edition. This week’s columnists are Linda Ray, 74, of Argentine Township and Shelby Runyan, 26, of Howell, formerly employed in Fenton with many local family members.

 Editor’s Note: The Generation Gap, a series that is exclusive to the Midweek Times, features opinions from people in our community who are of different generations.

 “Bohemian Rhapsody,” like many biopics, is a basic summary of history, with an eye on simplifying for brevity and drama. Some basic events in their timeline were changed by years, to squeeze everything into a story that can triumphantly end with Queen’s Live Aid performance.

 I started my Diet Coke habit in the early ’70s by drinking multiple cans of Tab every day. Remember that hot pink can with light pink stripes? It was every teen girl’s favorite drink of choice in high school.

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One of the best things about being a millennial is learning which industry we’re currently hurting and/or killing. You’d think we were a bunch of blood-thirsty young ‘uns looking for our next prey if you see all the headlines.

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Fenton Twp. — The voting experience should be quick, painless, and end with a congratulatory sticker. For election inspectors and everyone else who works to ensure voting days run smoothly, the experience is much longer.

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Suzhou, China — From March 3 to 17, I was more than 7,000 miles away from Michigan, visiting my parents in Suzhou, China. 

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 I am 24 years old and have never taken out a credit card. I don’t see the point.  

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 Parents, don’t trust YouTube. It’s not a kid-friendly site anymore.

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While I attended Western Michigan University, a guy would stand at the flagpoles and shout that everyone besides Bible-thumping Christians were going to hell. Many believed this was an attempt to get people to hit him so he could sue the university.

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In 1975, there was an apartment fire in Boston. People were rushing out of the building, but there are only so many exits. Diane Bryant, 19, and her 2-year-old niece, Tiare Jones, got out on the fire escape to escape the blaze.