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North Central Michigan College’s luncheon lecture series for the winter semester will begin on Friday, January 29. A wide variety of topics will be featured: the history of Michigan’s roads, the clarinet, El Niño and La Niña, women magicians, Stephen Brede’s 3,800-mile Great Lakes solo voyage, presidential election preview and climate change. All programs in the winter series will be held on Fridays in the College’s Library conference room. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon.
January 29 – Fixing our Roads. Brian Gutowski, engineer manager of the Emmet County Road Commission, will trace the history of Michigan’s roads from the first native trails to the present day. He will explain how road work is funded in Emmet County and what improvements will result from a new state law that was passed to help get our roads fixed.