Indexes selected articles arranged by date from December 2004
See the Annual Article Index tab at bottom of page complete 2004 index arranged by subject
See the Obituary Index tab for complete 2004 obituary listings
Fire-Midland County Home Destroyed: Family Suffers Loss Second Year (Lee) A1 1-Dec-2004
Dow Chemical Dow Moving 70 Jobs to Midland A1 1-Dec-2004
Central Mich University Keillor Enthralls a Full House at CMU A1 1-Dec-2004
Charities & Benefits Fund-Raiser Set for David Family A3 1-Dec-2004
Holidays Anna Excited A3 1-Dec-2004
Bullock Creek Schools Balancing Act: BC Committee Seeking Way to Stabilize.. A3 1-Dec-2004
History-Midland Midland Remembers: Titan of Finance: Ammi Wright, Pt 2 A9 1-Dec-2004
Nature Ash Borer Work Delayed Until Today A1 2-Dec-2004
Events Conference in Midland Today Focuses on Life Sciences A1 2-Dec-2004
Dow Chemical Book Critical of Dow Debuts (Re: Bhopal) A1 2-Dec-2004
Dow Chemical Activists and 50 U.S. Colleges Pleading for Justice in Bhopal A1 2-Dec-2004
MBS Airport Camp: Report on Airport Pat-Down Policies A3 2-Dec-2004
Gun Control Toy Guns Can Be Trouble A3 2-Dec-2004
Politics GP Taking Sides n Chairmanship Race A3 2-Dec-2004
Libraries Clare Library Fundraising Campaign Launched Wednesday A3 2-Dec-2004
Midland Symphony MSO Soloist Says Solo Career…(Kondonassis) D1 2-Dec-2004
Crime-Midland Safe Stolen from Church (Jefferson Ave Church of God) A1 3-Dec-2004
Dow Chemical Hoax Spread About Dow A1 3-Dec-2004
Dow Chemical Dow Building Could Become Opportunity Center for Business A1 3-Dec-2004
Nature Ash Borer Infestation Heavy A3 3-Dec-2004
Central Mich University CMU Asks State for Per-Student Funding Hike A3 3-Dec-2004
Central Mich University CMU Blends Fabric Design with Nanotech A3 3-Dec-2004
Dioxin Real Estate Agents Say Home Sales Not Affected by Dioxin A1 4-Dec-2004
Biography-Midland County Healing Bond: BC Bush Mechanic Recovering (Waskevich) A1 4-Dec-2004
Midland Center for the Arts Ruhle, Atton Honored at MCTA Dinner A3 4-Dec-2004
Biography-Midland Reaching Out: He Fought & Beat One Brain Tumor (Wagner) A1 5-Dec-2004
Meridian Public Schools Meridian Open House Planned to Show Needed Work A1 5-Dec-2004
Environmental Protection Decision on Soccer Club's DEQ Permit Expected This Month A1 5-Dec-2004
Music & Musicians Von Walds Named 2004 Musicians of the Year A3 5-Dec-2004
Politics County Dems' New Leader: Keep Spirit, Move Meetings A3 5-Dec-2004
Events Great Bake: Cookie House Winners A3 5-Dec-2004
Volunteers Peariso Named Outstanding Volunteer B2 5-Dec-2004
Awards & Prizes Zondlak-White Inducted into Hall (Special Olympics) B2 5-Dec-2004
Events Coleman to Honor Those in the Military on Dec 11 B4 5-Dec-2004
Midland Community Center Mr. Z to Perform at Senior Dance Dec 15 B4 5-Dec-2004
Business-Midland Pizza Hut Italian Bistro to Open Dec 13 E1 5-Dec-2004
Health & Safety Midland Can Shre in Life Science Push E1 5-Dec-2004
Health & Safety Company Founder Tells Story of Lifesaving Kidney Technique E1 5-Dec-2004
Speedskating Midland Speed Skaters Headed to Jr Championships E7 5-Dec-2004
Holidays Blue Period: Holidays Not a Time of Joy for Everyone C1 5-Dec-2004
Volunteers Midlanders Find Way to Get Quilts to South Africa C5 5-Dec-2004
Obituaries-Midland Community Mourns Loss of Brooks A1 6-Dec-2004
Bullock Creek Schools Bullock Creek Plans Special Budget Meeting A1 6-Dec-2004
Weather A Slushy Mess A1 6-Dec-2004
Accidents Truck in Lake Leads to Drunk Driving Arrest A2 6-Dec-2004
Religion Diocese Waits for Successor to Bishop Untener A3 6-Dec-2004
Crime-Midland County Three Guns Stolen from Shop A3 6-Dec-2004
Midland Symphony Harpist Kondonassis Shows Versatility During MSO Concert A3 6-Dec-2004
Biography Area Innovator: Bay Farmer Wins Award for Corn-Picking.. A3 6-Dec-2004
Northwood University International Athletes Breaking (Language) Barriers B1 6-Dec-2004
Dow Chemical Good News: Dow Project to Create Spinoff Jobs A1 7-Dec-2004
Dioxin High Dioxin Levels Found in Saginaw River A1 7-Dec-2004
Business-Midland Guy's Work Out (Blitz 20-Minute Total Fitness) A1 7-Dec-2004
Real Estate Home Ownership Not an Impossible Dream A1 7-Dec-2004
Bullock Creek Schools BC Cuts Impact Staff A1 7-Dec-2004
Clubs & Organizations Gundlach Achieves Eagle Scout Award A2 7-Dec-2004
Saginaw Valley State Univ Thriller Author Follett at SVSU Today A3 7-Dec-2004
Law Enforcement Thinking Blue: Mother of Fallen Deputy Keeps Memory Alive A3 7-Dec-2004
Midland Area Chamber Last Call for Chamber Award Nominations A5 7-Dec-2004
Business-Midland Cellular One: New Name in Town A5 7-Dec-2004
Business-Midland ChiroMed Chiropractic of Midland A5 7-Dec-2004
Business-Midland QuadSil, Inc. Grand Opening A5 7-Dec-2004
Midland Area Chamber Program Organizers: Stellar Examples of Leadership A5 7-Dec-2004
Senior Citizens Finding Answers: New Program Provides Forum for Seniors A8 7-Dec-2004
Midland County-Courthouse Combined County Jail, Courthouse Backed A1 8-Dec-2004
Crime-Midland Three More Churches Hit A1 8-Dec-2004
Central Mich University More Participants Needed for CMU Flu Vaccine Study A1 8-Dec-2004
Downtown Midland Carriage Rides Begin Tonight Through Downtown Midland A1 8-Dec-2004
Music & Musicians BeBe Wiinans to Perform Jan 16 A1 8-Dec-2004
Holidays Blessed by a Hero: Local Youths Spend Gift Cards at Meijer A1 8-Dec-2004
Saginaw Valley State Univ SVSU Holiday Concert to Feature Midlanders as Soloists A3 8-Dec-2004
Dioxin Dioxin Researchers to Host Meeting Thursday A3 8-Dec-2004
Central Mich University House Approves $40 Million CMU Renovation Project A3 8-Dec-2004
Events Wheel Deal: National Champion Wheelchair B'Ball.. A3 8-Dec-2004
Crime-Midland Former Guardian to Enter Plea in Embezzlement Case A1 9-Dec-2004
Downtown Midland Making Downtown Distinctive A1 9-Dec-2004
Charities & Benefits Benevolent Blankets: Students Provide Extra Warmth A1 9-Dec-2004
Crime-Midland County Station Robbed Again (M-20 Sunoco) A1 9-Dec-2004
Crime FBI Warns of Phoen Scam A1 9-Dec-2004
Davenport University DU Main Campus Expected to Boost Reputation A3 9-Dec-2004
Midland-Parks & Recreation Next Fall Eyed for Repairs to Plymouth Pool A3 9-Dec-2004
Holidays Coleman Prepares for Holiday Parade A3 9-Dec-2004
Charities & Benefits Benefit Dinner Raises Funds for BC Bus Mechanic A3 9-Dec-2004
Dioxin Dioxin Research Meeting Tonight A3 9-Dec-2004
Foundations Foundation Names Arnold President (Strosacker Foundation) A8 9-Dec-2004
Midland Public Schools Dow Students Earn AP Scholar Designation B6 9-Dec-2004
Business Delphi Corp to Cut 8500 Jobs Globally A1 10-Dec-2004
Dioxin Dioxin Study Making Progress A1 10-Dec-2004
Midland Public Schools Magnet Mania A1 10-Dec-2004
Accidents-Midland County Four Hurt in M-30 Wreck A3 10-Dec-2004
History-Sanford Property Ownership Deeded to Sanford Historical Society A3 10-Dec-2004
Northwood University Foreign Flavor: International Students Welcomed at NU A1 11-Dec-2004
Charities & Benefits Barley Fund Still Taking Appeals, Donations A1 11-Dec-2004
Military 1460th Soldiers Say Equipment was a Concern A1 11-Dec-2004
Crime-Midland Former Guardian Berg Pleads Guilty A3 11-Dec-2004
Downtown Midland True Fairy Tale: Carriage Ride Makes Girls Feel Like.. A3 11-Dec-2004
Midland-Parks & Recreation Currie Struggles to Keep Finances Out of Rough A3 11-Dec-2004
Awards & Prizes Chemical Society Awards Presented to Three People A5 11-Dec-2004
Crime-Midland County Shearer Standoff: Deputy Suffers Minor Injury from Gunshots A1 12-Dec-2004
Clubs & Organizations Community Pays Tribute to Wagner (American Red Cross) A1 12-Dec-2004
Nature Ash Borer Funding Renewal Needed A3 12-Dec-2004
Fire-Midland County Fire Destroys Coleman Home (Dana) A3 12-Dec-2004
Authors Silent Heroes' No Longer (Lowell Thomas) A5 12-Dec-2004
West Midland Family Center West Midland to Offer At-Risk Teen Program B8 12-Dec-2004
Military Hunting Trip is a Thank-You Gift to Soldiers C1 12-Dec-2004
Volunteers Midland High's New Club Keys in on Volunteer Work C5 12-Dec-2004
Obituaries-Midland Judge Van Dam Dies A1 13-Dec-2004
Crime-Midland County Suspect Could Face Arraignment Today A1 13-Dec-2004
Holidays Devonshire Group Celebrates 49 Years of Caroling A3 13-Dec-2004
Schools Something Special (First United Methodist Preschool) A3 13-Dec-2004
Holidays Here Are Some Favorite Light Displays in Area A3 13-Dec-2004
Holidays Freeland Parents Concerned About 'Christmas Ban' A1 14-Dec-2004
Midland County Treasurer Fires Chief Deputy A1 14-Dec-2004
Charities & Benefits Outpouring Overwhelming (Sharing Tree) A1 14-Dec-2004
Obituaries-Midland Van Dam Missed by Midlanders A1 14-Dec-2004
Crime-Midland County Bond Set at $1.5 Million in Deputy Shooting Case A1 14-Dec-2004
Awards & Prizes Arc Honors Stamas, Others A2 14-Dec-2004
Business Chemical Financial Announces 5 Percent Stock Divident A2 14-Dec-2004
Midland-Parks & Recreation City to Charge for Picnic Shelters A3 14-Dec-2004
Midland Public Schools MPS Gets $2.6M from Dow Corning For Tax Appeals A3 14-Dec-2004
Holidays Seasons Spirit: Rodnicks Celebrate Hanukkah.. A3 14-Dec-2004
Bullock Creek Schools Creek's Kalina Voted Coach of the Year By His Peers B1 14-Dec-2004
Little Forks Conservancy Funding Awarded to Land Conservancy B5 14-Dec-2004
Clubs & Organizations Elks' Student of the Month Winners Named B5 14-Dec-2004
Libraries Car Dealer Donates $15,000 Toward Library Fund (Clare) B5 14-Dec-2004
Crime-Midland Warrant Issued in Woman's Death (Christina Fisher) A1 15-Dec-2004
Prisons & Prisonsers-Midland Packed Jail Costing County A1 15-Dec-2004
Housing Dream Comes True A1 15-Dec-2004
Sanford A New President Takes Over in Sanford A1 15-Dec-2004
Dow Chemical State Says 'Yes' to Dow Tax Incentives A1 15-Dec-2004
Meridian Public Schools Meridian Realignment Won't Happen Next Year A2 15-Dec-2004
MCESA MCESA Approves May Election Date, City Summer Tax A2 15-Dec-2004
Business-Midland Bamboo Garden Returns A2 15-Dec-2004
Foundations Annual Gerstacker Mini-Grant Awards A2 15-Dec-2004
Politics Rocky' Throws in Towel, Backs Newcomer to Race (Trott) A2 15-Dec-2004
History-Midland Midland Remembers: A Blue Willow Christmas A6 15-Dec-2004
Holidays Christmas at Washington Woods A8 15-Dec-2004
Awards & Prizes Standfest Elected to Keep Michigan Beautiful Bd of Direct A8 15-Dec-2004
Education Bruchhof, Volz Elected to MITECH+ Board B2 15-Dec-2004
Crime-Midland Midland Man Arraigned in Death (Christina Fisher) A1 16-Dec-2004
Obituaries-Midland Van Dam Remembered A1 16-Dec-2004
Charities & Benefits Sharing Tree Gifts Need to Be Returned A1 16-Dec-2004
Housing Funding is Available, But Finding It May Take Work A1 16-Dec-2004
Politics O'Neil Plans to Stay Involved After Leaving Office A3 16-Dec-2004
Midland-Parks & Recreation City Council Seeks Teen to Serve on Parks Commission A3 16-Dec-2004
Charities & Benefits Firefighters, Parkdale Kids Shop at Wal-Mart A3 16-Dec-2004
Education Science Made Playful A3 16-Dec-2004
Midland Center for the Arts John Davidson, Chorale, Men of Music in Concert D1 16-Dec-2004
Shelterhouse Shelterhouse Elects New Board Members D4 16-Dec-2004
MidMichigan Medical Center MidMichigan, Gratiot Health to Join Forces A1 17-Dec-2004
Midland County Hist Society Historical Society Building Named for Doan A1 17-Dec-2004
Dow Chemical Dow Looks to Speed Up Research in $120 Million Deal A1 17-Dec-2004
Housing With Funding in Hand, Next Comes Picking an Agent A1 17-Dec-2004
Health & Safety Helping Hands: New Volunteer Dental Clinic Serves… A1 17-Dec-2004
Bullock Creek Schools Updated BC Website Has More for Parents A3 17-Dec-2004
Homer Township Homer Twp Holds Off Seeking Bids to Repair Hall Roof A3 17-Dec-2004
Midland Policy Tweak Could Help Area Contractors A3 17-Dec-2004
Military Midlander Back After Activation (Rob Gallagher) A1 18-Dec-2004
Military War Hits Home for Sanford Grandmother (Benson) A1 18-Dec-2004
MBS Airport Renovation, Studies Could Get Funds for MBS A3 18-Dec-2004
Saginaw Valley State Univ SVSU Board Sets Housing Rates for '06 A3 18-Dec-2004
Charities & Benefits Wal-Mart Matching Kettle Gifts A3 18-Dec-2004
Saginaw Valley State Univ Improvements Made to SVSU Literary Publication A11 18-Dec-2004
Dioxin Dioxin Compensation for Vietnam Vets Costing Billions A1 19-Dec-2004
Charities & Benefits Steelworker Santas: First Time in New Home (Steelworkers) A1 19-Dec-2004
Homer Township New Homer Supervisor Committed to Township A1 19-Dec-2004
Politics Bristol Picked to Lead County Republicans A2 19-Dec-2004
Veterans Merchant Marine Veteran Had Several Close Calls A3 19-Dec-2004
Business-Midland Science Sleuths: No Simple Solutions at MMI Division A3 19-Dec-2004
Clubs & Organizations Girl Scouts in Troop 349 Receive Silver Award B1 19-Dec-2004
Clubs & Organizations Rings Earns Rank of Eagle Scout B1 19-Dec-2004
Dioxin Some Want Dioxin Muck Taken to Midland A1 20-Dec-2004
Politics Stamas Plans Snowy Trip A1 20-Dec-2004
Politics Republicans Rallying to Candidate for State Party Chair A3 20-Dec-2004
Military A Civilian Once More (Steve Kissinger) A1 21-Dec-2004
Water Bonding Sought for Water Junction Project A1 21-Dec-2004
Midland City Needs 90 More Volunteers to Have Roundtable Disc. A1 21-Dec-2004
Weather Looking Forward to a White Christmas A1 21-Dec-2004
Bullock Creek Schools BC Music Program Gets Gerstacker Grant A3 21-Dec-2004
Saginaw Valley State Univ SVSU Board Extends Gilbertson's Contract A3 21-Dec-2004
Crime Court Rejects Withdrawal of Porn Pleas A3 21-Dec-2004
Midland County Midland County's Elected Officials Sworn into Office A1 22-Dec-2004
Shelterhouse Stocking Contest Winner Gives Gifts to Shelterhouse A1 22-Dec-2004
Health & Safety County to Eye Procedures for Family Planning A3 22-Dec-2004
Holidays Festival of Light A3 22-Dec-2004
Clubs & Organizations Girl Scouts of Mitten Bay Honor "Women of Distinction" B5 22-Dec-2004
Clubs & Organizations Officers and Members Elected to JA Board B5 22-Dec-2004
Dioxin Public Not Welcome at Meeting About Latest Dioxin Dev A1 23-Dec-2004
Animals Pampered Pets: Americans Set to Double Spending A3 23-Dec-2004
Charities & Benefits Midland Goodwill Store to Open in Northwest Plaza A3 23-Dec-2004
Employment Tri-Cities Jobless Rate Up in November A3 23-Dec-2004
Clubs & Organizations Legacy Center Elects New Trustees A5 23-Dec-2004
Charities & Benefits Sanford Eagles Reach Out to Needy A6 23-Dec-2004
Weather Holiday Travelers to Face Below-Zero Temps A1 24-Dec-2004
Fire-Midland Interrupted Dream: Fire Victim Determined to Start Agaiin A1 24-Dec-2004
Charities & Benefits Students Learn Value of Giving A1 24-Dec-2004
Northwood University Northwood Automotive Supply Program Graduates First.. A3 24-Dec-2004
Veterans Crossing Into Another Blue: Meridian Grad Leaves Air For.. A3 24-Dec-2004
Holidays Holiday Traditions, Memories & Greetings Insert 24-Dec-2004
Charities & Benefits Midlanders Contribute $11,475 to Barley Fund A1 25-Dec-2004
Military Freeland Soldier Isn't Home for the Holidays (Averill) A1 25-Dec-2004
Crime Scammers Don't Take a Vacation A3 25-Dec-2004
Charities & Benefits Cold, Hard Cash: Families Compete at Bell Ringing A3 25-Dec-2004
Health & Safety Family Watches Over Lightning Victim for Nearly 20 Years A3 25-Dec-2004
Charities & Benefits Midland Shows Its Compassion (Chacon) A1 26-Dec-2004
Military 1460th Soldier Happy to be Home for Christmas (Gage) A1 26-Dec-2004
Business-Midland Midland Company Helps to Make Tough Plastic A3 26-Dec-2004
Midland-Fire Department Somebody Has to Work': Police, Firefighters Realize… A3 26-Dec-2004
Volunteers Dow Key Club Members Eager to Get Involved C5 26-Dec-2004
Basketball Hardwood Heroines:  (All-Area Dream Team) D1 26-Dec-2004
Larkin Township Chief to Step Down (Art Atton-Fire Chief) A1 27-Dec-2004
Disasters Midland Mission Team Might Be Delayed (Evang Free) A1 27-Dec-2004
Midland County-Sheriff Nielsen Receives Training for Job as Sheriff A3 27-Dec-2004
Art & Artists From Trash to Craft A3 27-Dec-2004
Disasters Toll at 44,000 A1 27-Dec-2004
Disasters International Red Cross Seeking $6.5 Million A1 27-Dec-2004
Northwood University Northwood Offers Classes in Sri Lanka A1 27-Dec-2004
MBS Airport Friendlier Skies (Don Weaver) A1 27-Dec-2004
Charities & Benefits Miracle Happened! Bell Ringing Families Help Salv Army A1 27-Dec-2004
Crime-Midland Two Teens Arrested in Church Break-Ins A1 27-Dec-2004
Homer Township Homer Looks to Improve Township Hall A3 27-Dec-2004
Dioxin Groups Offer Suggestions for Cleanup Plan A3 27-Dec-2004
Religion Saginaw Diocese Has New Bishop A1 29-Dec-2004
Disasters Officials Fear Toll Could Top 100,000 A1 29-Dec-2004
Families One Heart, One Home (Kym Burgess) A1 29-Dec-2004
Jerome Township Jerome Supervisor Ordered to Remove Barriers on E Harry A1 29-Dec-2004
Awards & Prizes Oreffice Honored (Franca Oreffice) A2 29-Dec-2004
Health & Safety Mother's Instinct: Mom Knew Infection…(Thompson) A3 29-Dec-2004
Michigan Parenting Plan Veto Disappoints Moolenaar A3 29-Dec-2004
Disasters Aid Agencies Accepting Contributions A9 29-Dec-2004
Disasters Disaster Response Being Called 'Unbelievable' (tsunami) A1 30-Dec-2004
Disasters Tsunami Deaths Exceed 114,000 A1 30-Dec-2004
Holidays All Ages Can Party on New Year's Eve A1 30-Dec-2004
Fire Fire Destroys Amish Sawmill A1 30-Dec-2004
Holidays New Year's Day Bike Ride Forecast; 30s and Cookies A3 30-Dec-2004
Religion New Saginaw Diocese Bishop Described as Charismatic A3 30-Dec-2004
Charities & Benefits Grops Fill Holiday Goody Bags for Hospice Patients A8 30-Dec-2004
Religion Area Catholics Hopeful, Wary About Carlson A1 31-Dec-2004
Midland County County Might Have New Chairman A1 31-Dec-2004
Fire A Family Changed (Patricia Barnes) A1 31-Dec-2004
Crime-Midland Two Teens in Custody Awaiting Arraignment A1 31-Dec-2004
Holidays A New Year's Eve Night Out in Midland A3 31-Dec-2004
Families Uncle Roy: Niece Finds Long Lost Uncle, Friendship A3 31-Dec-2004