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By Norma Shull Smith Next month is deemed Motorcycle Awareness Month & as I see awareness signs along the rural routes, I am reminded of my friend Mary Lou. Mary Lou was sweet 16 when she began seeing Ron and on a September day in 1961, the two married in a small country church. She […]

Fieldstone Church in planning for Milan

Fieldstone Church in planning for Milan

By Martha Churchill Pastor Justin Powell is putting together a new church for Milan, and is considering the former Moose Lodge south of Milan as a possible location. Powell, 26, has been leading a congregation in Saline through Northridge Church, and has set his sights on Milan. “If you’re going to start a church, start […]

Eternity Matters: A drawer at a time

By Norma Shull Smith I live in a very large home and I’m often asked how on earth I keep it clean and my response is generally, “a room or a drawer at a time!” I have cleaned it thoroughly all the way through, all 4500 sq ft (including basement) and it takes an entire […]

Dedication at Free Methodist Church draws large crowd

Dedication at Free Methodist Church draws large crowd

By Martha Churchill After years of fund raising, dreaming, and hard work, Milan Free Methodist Church deserved a big celebration when their new 15,000 sq. ft. worship center was completed. The dedication on January 22 drew old-timers back to the church, along with people from Weiland Construction of Lansing, and Jeffrey Parker Architects of Grand […]


By Norma Shull Smith The month of February has always been special to me, because that is the month my husband and I were ‘united’ in marriage. This year we celebrate 53 years together. I had a couple of other topics I was going to write about, but the following wouldn’t leave me alone. 53 […]

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