SHORT TAKES: Take precaution during firearm deer season

By Daily News • Last Updated 10:19 am on Monday, November 12, 2012

Regular firearm deer season begins this coming Thursday.

Daylight hours are limited at this time of year, and runners and walkers in rural areas will be sharing the woods, roads and trails with hunters. It’s an especially appropriate time for common sense and bright-colored clothing.

Motorists should remember that when the guns are blazing, the deer are running.

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Yesterday, Veterans Day, our nation officially honored all American military personnel who have served in our military forces.

It’s the day we pause to show our appreciation for their service and sacrifices. Veterans Day is always observed on Nov. 11, regardless of the day of the week. When the date falls on Saturday or Sunday, federal offices and agencies, however, are closed on the nearest Friday or Monday.

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Today’s issue of The Buzz mentions an historic event of 150 Years ago … the draft of Northern soldiers for the Civil War.

In July of 1862, Michigan’s quota for the Union was 6 regiments, starting at about 1,000 men per regiment. It was determined that 573 Montcalm County men were subject to the draft.

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A reminder: If you’re a fan of TV’s “Wheel of Fortune” you’ll want to catch tomorrow’s episode when 2007 Greenville High School graduate Jonny Shinabarger and his wife Anna will be contestants. You can see it at 7 p.m. Tuesday on WWMT-CBS

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There’s a picture on the front page of Saturday’s Daily News that shows the sun setting on Belding’s historic clock tower.

The accompanying story about the impending fate of the landmark reveals that alas, the sun really is setting on the tower and its surrounding buildings. A settlement between the city of Belding and Electrolux will apparently end a costly two-year battle over control of the land.

Although the agreement awaits the expected approval of the judge, some of the details released last week indicated that there’s a good chance for a happy ending to the story as well as some funding for a new city park.

Editorial opinions are the consensus of The Daily News editorial board.

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