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Congratulations to Greg Pryor of Marquette! He is the big winner of $5,000 in Karndean flooring from Mathews Floor Fashions and Great Lakes Radio. The giveaway party was another fun event, despite the rain and the lights flickering. “Karndean” Bingo was a big hit, as well as yummy brats and salads from Mama Russo’s. I […]

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Camping is a great way to get physical activity. Do things such as walking, hiking, biking, or swimming to keep you active during your camping trip. Be sure to bring protective gear, such as helmets, sturdy shoes, and life jackets. Avoid poisonous plants, like poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. Know your limits, and […]

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Adjective: Jerkwater (JEERK-waw-ter) Definition: 1. Remote and unimportant. 2. Trivial. Sample sentence: We were stranded in some jerkwater town in the middle of nowhere when our car’s engine overheated.

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Noun: Monger (MUNG-gur) Definition: 1. Broker or dealer. 2. A person who attempts to stir up or spread something that is usually petty or discreditable. Sample sentence: A fish monger wearing orange rubber overalls guided a customer to West Coast halibut for its clean, mild flavor.

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The summer heat can pose potential problems for food safety. Bacteria can begin to grow even before you get your food home. A few simple steps can help keep your food safe. When shopping, avoid bacteria by buying foods that need to be refrigerated last. Use an insulated soft-sided bag to transport your food home. […]

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Adjective: Comely (KUM-lee) Definition: 1. Pleasurably conforming to notions of good appearance, suitablilty, or proportion. 2. Having a pleasing appearance: not homely or plain. Sample sentence: The audition was filled with comely young men and women hoping to be the next face of the fashion industry.

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Summer is a great time to have some family fun and stay healthy at the same time. A trip to the beach is always a fun activity and a way to get the kids off the couch and into the great outdoors. Take a trip to a farmers market to find fresh, healthy fruits and […]

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Verb: Encroach (in-KROHCH) Definition: 1. To enter by gradual steps of by stealth into the possessions or rights of another. 2. To advance beyond the usual or proper limits. Sample sentence: Many argue that the city’s surveillance of public spaces is just another way they can encroach on the rights of individuals.

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Sometimes you just need a little reminder of ways to improve your family’s eating habits. It does not have to be drastic. In fact, smaller steps are easier to follow and incorporate into your family’s daily routine. You may be surprised how the littlest changes can make a significant difference in your family’s overall health […]

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Noun: Harangue (huh-RANG) Definition: 1. A speech addressed to a public assembly 2. A ranting speech or writing 3. Lecture Sample sentence: The comedian’s stand-up act consisted of a series of jokes and a very long harangue against celebrities and social media.

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