It

s pretty much a given that by the time an election rolls around, folks are fed up with the campaign ads, automated calls and too-frequent nastiness that accompany an election season.

This Week's Circulars

TRAVERSE CITY — Kadence Renee Crandall passed away Sept. 13, 2019, gaining her angel wings. Kadence was received into this world with open arms and endless love from her mother, Madison Crandall. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches long. Kadence is survived by her great-grandpar…

MASON — Donald Cleatus Ingersoll was born April 20, 1940 in Fife Lake and died Sept. 6, 2019 in Mason. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ingersoll; one sister, Brenda Secord, of Lansing; one brother, Garey, of Kingsley; four children, Kevin, Lisa, Greg and Holi; five grandchildren; and two…

Michigan

s agricultural leaders said farmers should use the latest high-tech methods to help avoid fertilizer runoff blamed by some for Lake Erie

s recent algae bloom and water contamination woes.

In the late '90s an agriculturally important insect

the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)

was introduced to North America.