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Courtesy photo / Michael Murphy IV

The Lansing State Journal has been running a poll of the best Michigan small towns in a variety of categories. Reporter Kathleen Lavey updates us on the winners.


Eastern’s Edwards using basketball to teach life lessons

Mar 21, 2016
Seth Kinker

LANSING, Mich. – Julius Edwards has always loved the game of basketball. And he’s also always wanted to help put youth in the right direction. Little did he know that life would lead him down an unexpected path that combined both of these interests.

“When I first got into coaching I didn't get into coaching for the basketball part of it,” said Edwards. “Well, part basketball, but the main part of it was to help out young men and send them in the right direction. My main focus was on inner city youth.”

Courtesy Michigan MUFON

The vernal equinox came and went quietly yesterday on a clear, blue Sunday in mid-Michigan.

But fifty years ago, the first day of spring in Michigan was not so quiet.

On March 20, 1966, dozens of people claimed to have spotted a UFO hovering around Dexter, MI, near Ann Arbor.

The next day, a similar report came out of Hillsdale.

The rash of sightings made national news, and even caught the attention of veteran newsman Walter Cronkite.

But what was the thing all those people saw?

Okemos' Laya Hartman Taking Hoops World by Storm

Mar 15, 2016
Andrea Urban / WKAR

The Okemos varsity girls basketball team gained a new leader this season, in the form of freshman star point guard Laya Hartman. She is only 14, but is already averaging 19 points per game against older and more experienced players.

Mac Roy learns lessons from the top

Mar 14, 2016
Mike Masson / WKAR

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State men’s tennis team has lost two if its top players to injury this season. But that hasn’t dampened their spirits so far.

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