Tag Archives: Grand Rapids

Polio: Two Plagues Ago

Joe Writes . . .  My mother wrote about the pandemic which most affected her generation, polio. It’s disturbing to note that while polio has largely been conquered, HIV/AIDS (the intervening pandemic) has not. There may be a lesson in … Continue reading

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To Dredge or Not to Dredge: What’s Best for the River?

Joe Writes . . .  Diogenes, call off your search. An honest man has been found. He’s Spring Lake Township Supervisor John Nash, who opposes a proposal to dredge a channel in the Grand River from Grand Rapids to Spring … Continue reading

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