A Peek Inside the Old Battle Creek Sanitarium: 1876-1940
(The story of the sanitarium is an extensive one...this is just a nutshell version for an easier read.) For $11,000, a farm was purchased in Battle Creek on which the Western Health Reform Institute was developed – and opened on September 5, 1866. The staff and patients included “two doctors, two bath attendants, one nurse (untrained), three or four helpers, and one patient.” The institute had accommodations for 12 patients which soon filled to capacity. Seeing that more room and more staff was needed, an urgent plea was sent: “hustle young men off to some doctor mill, and get ready. Our institute buildings are already larger than our doctors.” One of those young men happened to be John H. Kellogg.
‘The Voice': Lila Forde Delivers Perfect Country Staple, Nabs Live Spot [Watch]
John Legend’s team closed out this season’s Playoff rounds for The Voice. During Tuesday night's (Nov. 28) episode of the singing competition, members of Team Legend were tasked with delivering one song each. After performing, Legend was then challenged with whittling his team down from six people to just three.
Cul-de-Sac Chronicles: What is a ‘Planned Community’ in Michigan?
I can NOT be the ONLY person who has wondered what a 'Planned Community' is. The area I grew up in must have either been an accident or, there was a plan but, no one told me about it. Some Michigan areas have ditched the 'Planned' title, and have opted...
Country Music’s 30 Angriest Songs Ever, Ranked
Country music may not be known for songs about rage — heavy metal and hard rock have the market cornered on that one — but that doesn't mean that the country genre can't supply an excellent angry song. The three-chord-and-the-truth genre talks about real life, after all, and...
Can Someone PLEASE Tell Michigan Drivers How The Center Turn Lane Works?
Now that snow has finally settled in West Michigan it's officially "winter driving season". The rules of the road seem to change a bit once they're covered with snow. Michiganders know to allow more time reach their destination and to leave a bigger gap between you and the next car, but one thing that never changes? The laws regarding Michigan's center turn lane.
Just One Michigan Location Named Among Ten Best College Towns in U.S.
In terms of the MSU vs. U-M rivalry... one school REALLY came out on top in this ranking. A lot can go into picking a school. Prospective students are not only looking for a great education, but a place to call home for the next several years. A new report...
Jason Aldean’s ‘Let Your Boys Be Country’ Lyrics Fit Right Now
Jason Aldean is a boy dad, so it wasn't hard for him to find himself in the "Let Your Boys Be Country" lyrics. "For me, I feel like it was a fitting song right now," he tells Taste of Country. "Let Your Boys Be Country" is the second single from...
Do You Know How Genesee County Road Commission Picks Which Roads to Plow First?
Flint and Genesee County's first slippery road situation of the season has happened. It's official, winter is coming. How does Genesee County Road Commission choose which roads get plowed first?. According to Genesee County Road Commission communication, "roads are cleared based on the level of traffic volume." State Highways are...
This is Not a Drill: Lansing Has a New Restaurant Open
Lansing's restaurant scene is fluid; it's ever changing. Sometimes for the bad, sometimes for the good. This time, it was definitely for the good. Attention Lansing, because this is not a drill: Leo's Coney Island is finally open. Leo's Coney Island in Lansing. Lansing has been waiting for Leo's Coney...
Could Invasive Insects Be Lurking in Christmas Trees Across Michigan?
Do you prefer an artificial or live Christmas tree?. If your household prefers the latter, then help ensure your family has a very merry Christmas by doing this one thing. It could make all the difference:. Check your tree. However, giving your Christmas tree a simple visual once-over isn't going...
Mi Hunting License Reminds Users Not To Use It To Kill People
Michigan hunting licenses have really changed a lot over the years, but there is one early license that reminded hunters not to kill people. In order to restrict the killing of deer in Michigan, hunting licenses were created in 1895. Michigan's first hunting licenses only cost hunters 50 cents. If...
Bizarre Optical Illusion Makes the Detroit River Look Clean in the US and Filthy in Canada
The Detroit River (er, strait - the Detroit River is a strait) is the border between Canada and the United States and Michigan/Ontario and Detroit/Windsor. It's the same river so why should it appear clear and blue on the American side and brown and grimy on the Canadian side?. So...
Garth Brooks + Trisha Yearwood Sing at Rosalynn Carter’s Funeral [Watch]
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood performed John Lennon's classic "Imagine" during the memorial service for former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 28.) Dressed in respectful black, Brooks and Yearwood stood onstage before the late Mrs. Carter's coffin, which was adorned with a colorful array of...
Wait, Is McDonald’s Really Dropping a Grimace Ugly Christmas Sweater?
If we have learned anything from 2023, it's that Grimace is a cultural icon when it comes to fast food. Now, it appears McDonald's is ready to capitalize on the purple character's popularity once again as we head into the holiday season. How Grimace Became An Iconic Character For McDonald's.
Remember the Herpolsheimer’s Train? It’s Back at the Public Museum!
What a great "blast from Grand Rapids past" this is. The Grand Rapids Public Museum has brought out the famed Herpolsheimer’s Passenger Train. It was called the Herpolsheimer’s Child Passenger Train and any baby boomer from Grand Rapids and West Michigan knows exactly what I'm talking about because they will instantly recognize the iconic train.
Holiday Light Displays Across Michigan
The Perfect Gifts for a "Pure Michigan" 12 Days of Christmas. Who the heck wants upwards of 30 birds for Christmas? I know I don't. Instead, why not try out these "Pure Michigan"-themed gifts that we've thought of as an alternative to the original 12 Days of Christmas. Michigan—Your Antique...
These Are The Most Common Stolen Items Michigan Store Owners See
Anywhere you go theft can be a problem whether you work in entertainment stores like FYE, grocery stores, like Meijer, or Walmart, and even home-improvement stores like Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Menards. Recently there was a post made on Reddit asking what some of the most stolen items are.
Michigan Lottery: Illinois Man Wins Big After Employee Error
It already takes a stroke of luck to win the lottery in general, but what are the odds of winning due to someone else's mistake? And even more lucky to win in another state. That's what recently happened when one fortunate Illinois man hit it big with his Michigan Lottery win.
Beware! Kalamazoo Women Being Warned Of Eye Syphilis Outbreak
We have been educated about syphilis and how it's treated. Well, you need to know because several outbreaks happened in West Michigan. Eye Syphilis or Ocular Syphilis is a rare form of syphilis that is most commonly known. Cleveland Clinic shared that,. "Ocular syphilis is an eye condition that can...
Massive Fruit Recall Now Extended To Michigan
As you continue to go food shopping for the holiday, you may want to know about this important fruit recall. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that there is a salmonella outbreak that is linked to cantaloupes. "This outbreak may not be limited to the states with known...
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