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Preparing for Idlewild fun

Preparing for Idlewild fun

The community of Idlewild was created to be the perfect place for a party. Founded as a recreation destination for African-Americans kept out of other vacation spots, it served as one of the country’s premiere sites for music, summer fun, and culture. Since desegregation, it has become less noisy and less crowded, but many determined […]

1939 OFF THE PRESS

1939 OFF THE PRESS

Editors note: This article is part of Off The Press, in which the Lake County Historical Society shares stories and other details from previous editions of the Star. These points of interest are 75 years old, and come from the July 21, 1939 edition of the Star. The Lake County Historical Society office and museum […]

PHYLLIS KORTE: Local libraries in need of support

PHYLLIS KORTE: Local libraries in need of support

The August primary election will be held on Tuesday, August 5. There is a very important proposal on the ballot for your consideration. It is the Lake County Libraries Funding Proposal. The Lake County Libraries; Baldwin Pathfinder, Luther Area, and Chase, are seeking a countywide millage to cover operational expenses. Idlewild Public Library would be included when […]

BOOK BUZZ: Spaghetti Dinner to be held August 16

BOOK BUZZ: Spaghetti Dinner to be held August 16

The Pathfinder Library needs your support! Please vote “yes” on Tuesday, August 5th for the Lake County Library Proposal. Spread the word to family and friends! Our 2nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser will be held on Saturday, August 16 from 5-7 p.m. at the VFW 5315 Post North of Baldwin, on M-37. Volunteers and silent auction items are […]

Michigan’s driver education program praised by NHTSA

LANSING — Michigan’s driver education program received high praise from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration-sponsored panel of national experts, Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today. “The report calls our driver education and traffic safety programs exemplary,” Johnson said. “It’s a testament to our commitment to providing meaningful driver education training that helps […]

Pastor’s pen: Walking by faith

Pastor’s pen: Walking by faith

By Duane Costello Faith Fellowhip Church The Bible tells us that we need to “walk by faith and not by sight.” As a preacher myself I realize that “faith” is not something we do: faith allows us to “do.” Faith allows us to do the work of the Lord. Biblical faith is trusting that what God’s Word says […]

Baldwin man arrested

Baldwin man arrested

BALDWIN — On July 24 Baldwin resident Bronson Draper, 31, was arrested by Michigan State Police at his place of employment. He is accused of guilt in five counts of criminal sexual conduct which occurred over a three year period, and has been arraigned. The investigation began on July 13 when State Police troopers received […]

Concerns circle Newkirk Township proposal

NEWKIRK TOWNSHIP — Lake County residents will be voting on a number of important issues on August 5, but Newkirk Township residents may find one item on their ballot that will leave them scratching their heads. It’s the township’s zoning ordinance referendum, and the ballot is conspicuously vague. The actual wording on the August 5 […]

Trial Court

The following actions were taken in Lake County Trial Court the week of July 28:  John Stephan Bozek, 69, of Baldwin, was arraigned on a charge of disorderly person-drunk. A pretrial was scheduled for July 31, 2014 at 2 p.m. Bond was set at $5,000, ten percent.  James Nelson Clarke, 71, of Baldwin, was arraigned […]