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Lowell hits 102 Degrees today.

Lowell hits 102 Degrees today.

LOWELL, MI - Hot? No kidding. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Warning for the Lowell area until Saturday at  8am. For some Lowell residents that is just to much. I have spoke with several residents around the area and they said they can't find any relief. Here are some tips to make sure you are staying healthy and hydrated during this severe heat this is infecting a lot of people in the United States. 

How much snow did you get overnight?

How much snow did you get overnight?

CASCADE, MI - The first question I was asked this morning was "how much snow did you get?"  Nearly seven inches of snow greeted me when I left the house.  It's the dry, powder type of snow, which is great for downhill skiing.  I imagine snowboarders, cross-country skiers, and kids of all ages love it too.  My dog enjoyed making first tracks this morning.  The main streets in Cascade were already plowed curb-to-curb and even the back-roads between Cascade and Lowell were passable.

KDL - Snow Day? Stay Home!

KDL - Snow Day? Stay Home!

Temperatures are falling and winter is just around the corner. As we all prepare for poor driving conditions, snow shoveling and bundling up in coats, hats, and gloves, we thought we would fill you in on a policy you might not be aware of. There may be days this winter that driving conditions are so dangerous that we close our library branches. If this occurs, please don’t worry about returning items due that day. Stay safe! During snow closures, you will not accrue fines for returning your items a day late.

Emergency closings will be posted to our website. If  the weather is frightful, check to see if we are open before venturing out!

Veen Observatory open for night viewing

Veen Observatory open for night viewing

The Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association opens the James C. Veen Observatory for Public Nights through the end of October. Along with the observatory telescopes, association members set up their own telescopes so that people can view the splendors of the night sky. The public can tour the facility and enjoy an audio-visual presentation about the GRAAA and the James C. Veen Observatory.

For more information about Public Nights or Group Tours visit www.graaa.org.