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Adjective: Apocryphal (uh-PAH-kruh-ful) Definition: Of doubtful authenticity Sample sentence: Claims that a pack of wolves had taken up residence near the campsite were believed to be apocryphal until their tracks were discovered last week.

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This is the perfect time to have your heating systems checked and cleaned. The service person can check for leaks and clean out mold and dust that can make you sick. A well functioning heating system can help prevent problems with carbon monoxide gas.

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Negaunee, MI. – The Michigan State Police Negaunee Post was notified this morning by Verizon Wireless that all Verizon cellular towers are down for the areas located North of Green Bay, Wisconsin due to severe weather in Wisconsin the morning (09/02/11.) 911 service may be affected in some area due to the outage.  It is […]

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If you are like me, you might take a gander at random music magazines in the stores around town.  On the cover of this month’s Spin I saw an article on an artist named “St. Vincent.” I took the chance and gave a listen to some of her music and it’s awesome.  I suggest it […]

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Noun: Kerfuffle (ker-FUFF-ul) Definition: Disturbance or fuss Sample sentence; Predictably, the royal scandal caused quite a kerfuffle on Fleet Street.

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=As the weather cools down and the Petri dish of illness begins to heat up, finding some ways to help maintain your body’s health naturally may be your best defense against spending more time sick and less time enjoying the beauty of fall. Remaining active is one way to stay healthy. Did you know that […]

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Verb: Coruscate (KOR-uh-skayt) Definition: 1. To to give off or reflect light in bright beams or flashes : sparkle 2. To be brilliant or showy in technique or style Sample sentence: On the night Tim proposed to Suzy, the stars seemed to coruscate more than usual.

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When parents and educators work together, safety becomes a lifesaving priority that benefits the entire community. Safety should be on every student’s back-to-school list. Whether it is by car, bus, bike, or foot, the minute a child leaves his or her home, safety becomes a concern. Safety is important at school, both in the classroom […]

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Noun: Mettle (MET-ul) Definition: 1 a. Vigor and strength in spirit or temperament b. Staying quality: stamina 2 Quality of temperament or disposition Sample sentence: The tractor had proved its mettle, lasting for over four generations, but I knew that it was high time to restore it and use it for just for show.

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It’s easy to tell your family what to do. But, it’s even better to show them what to do and how to do it. Start the fall off with healthy habits. Eat healthy, be active, get check-ups, get appropriate vaccinations (including flu), be smoke-free, manage stress, wear seat belts, wash hands, wear helmets, and more. […]

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