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Saturday: Weekend

A birthday to celebrate: Parade honors 101-year-old Black WWII veteran

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The boat crested a wave that seemed a mile high and then started to plunge. Romay Davis looked over the edge as the bow dropped. The trough looked bottomless. Davis had never been on the ocean before, now she was headed to France to serve in WWII as part of an all-Black, ...

Taking note: Kindness is key

EDITOR’S NOTE: This column originally ran in the March 14 edition of The Mining Journal. We all endure challenges and hardships that we don’t share with others. Sometimes because we feel ashamed of our struggles. Sometimes because we feel like others might not understand. Sometimes ...

Taking note: Curling up with a good book

EDITOR’S NOTE: This column was originally published in the Feb. 8 edition of The Mining Journal. Someone from a much warmer locale recently asked me what people here do to get through the winter. I told them about the wealth of winter recreation opportunities, such as fat tire biking, ...

Love of job keeps 80-year-old EMT at work

CHARLOTTE, Mich. — Most people don’t start a full-time career in their 60s. Lyle See isn’t most people. At 80 years old, he’s been an EMT for decades alongside a career in human resources and working as a firefighter. His first run was in 1962, shortly after he graduated from ...

Taking note: Sharing joy

It’s a strange sight: a collection of crisp autumn leaves covering a blanket of snow, with just a few spots of bright green grass exposed. Everything is quiet, except a few drops of water dripping gently from a steadily shrinking icicle. But then, a breeze picks up. Compared to the cutting, ...

A place to gather together: New park honors owner of integrated ‘Tea Room’

WINCHESTER, Va. — Like most Southern towns in the 1960s, Winchester was racially segregated. But there was one place in the city where skin color didn’t matter, where people from all races could hang out together without feeling society’s pressure to keep Blacks and whites apart. That ...