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Merry Christmas 2014

Grand Rapids restaurateur serves history
When he bought what would become his namesake restaurant in Grand Rapids in 1978, Dave LaRoe was just 25 years old. The building was 95 and needed a good deal of work. It was a project Mr. LaRoe was happy to tackle.

Painter finds inspiration in youth
Grand Rapids gallery features work of Fremont artist.
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When the battlefield fell silent
WWI combatants called Christmas truce 100 years ago.

Woman finds her way through faith, compassion
After losing legs, energetic volunteer turned life around.
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Albright familiar in theater
Performed as Jacob Marley earlier this month in 'A Christmas Carol'.

Indians seek City League title
Waite unbeaten in league last season.

An appeal to our readers
Message from Publisher and Editor-In-Chief John Robinson Block.

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COLUMNS & BLOGS

Keith Burris
The festival of light, birth
For those of us of a certain age, the holiday is full of memories.
Blurbs From The 'Burg
Lighting up Perrysburg
Request for reader photos of their displays.
Keith Burris
Self-sacrifice routine for modern cop
All Americans grieve when police officers are killed.
Mary Bilyeu
The 12 Days of Christmas meal
It would cost $27,673.22 to buy all of the gifts mentioned in the song.
Ripple Effect
Debates emerge over pipeline
Concerns raised about property values and safety.
Matt Markey
Disease threat prompts order to destroy herd
Owner of Ohio hunting preserve learns his deer will be euthanized.
S. Amjad Hussain
A bittersweet walk down memory lane
Sad to see that a once-enchanting place was crumbling and dilapidated. .


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