Ever since the beginning of the pandemic, the need for entertainment hasn’t gone away. On the contrary, the need for entertainment is higher than ever. People are trying to game with friends and family online. They are also those who want a means to escape reality. To leave their residence…


In 2012, wind farm defendants an Ubly Michigan case did unsuccessfully attempt to prevent the opinion of a local property assessment firm that showed that the plaintiffs suffered a reduction in property values approaching $1 million. The case was settled but the terms were not disclosed. https://thumbwind.com/2012/02/21/impact-wind-farms-on-property-values/


Solar is becoming popular, and more and more Americans ponder switching but are confused about whether it is appropriate to them or their belongings. There are five reasons why you should not currently invest in a solar installation on your home or business.

#6 You’re Going to Move

You may want to put off installing…


Having an option to stay in a unique location, even if only for a night, is kind of empowering when you travel. The growing popularity of owner-listed short and long-term rental properties has really busted the hospitality industry wide open. Its offer a range of choice and budget that just…


Update August 17, 2020, Current infection numbers

  • Huron County: 149 Cases, 24 Probable, 4 Dead
  • Sanilac County: 111 Cases, 4 Probable, 5 Dead
  • Tuscola County: 344 Cases, 41 Probable, 29 Dead

Ann Hepfer, Health Officer — Huron & Tuscola County Health Departments

COVID-19 on a blackboard in chauk

Probable cases fluctuate daily based on the investigation efforts. When a probable case is reported staff investigates to determine if the person meets the case definition…


Weeks of hot weather, scant precipitation, and low winds have pushed the water temps into near-record temps in four of the five Great Lakes. Lower Saginaw Bay is expected to reach 80F later this week.

NOAA is reporting that water temperature is running 6 to 10 degrees above normal, resulting…


The restoration efforts of the Kilmanagh are showing great signs of progress. When this post was first published many feared that the iconic general store was going to fall in. The store and the little town surrounding it were still life subjects for artists. One model maker from Germany made…


It’s taken 50 years. The State of Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources has a published strategy and policymaking that has effectively curtailed commercial fishing in Michigan to the brink of extinction. A trio of bills now under consideration in the Michigan legislature could, if passed, be the final act that…


Charity Island is a part of Great Lakes history going back 1,000 of years. In 1819 the future governor of the Michigan Territory, Lewis Cass, asked geologist Henry Schoolcraft to accompany him on a voyage of discovery on on the Upper Great Lakes. Their quest was to seek the headwaters…


Interview with Author Jacki Howard

The reaction to our review of Jackie Howard’s Thumb Pointed Fingers was overwhelming. There still is intense interest in this true Michigan murder mystery known locally as the Dying Sparlings. I was surprised at the number of people who mentioned that their grandfather or uncle was involved as a juror…

Mike Hardy

Author and Owner of Thumbwind Publications

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