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Free Store moving to Lakestate property

HARVEY - People who depended on the Free Store for basic needs - but had to go without them after the closing of Grace United Methodist Church in January - shouldn't have to wait long to have those needs met again.The new Free Store is expected to relocate at the rental building adjacent to the ...

‘Bad Moms,’ good film: Raunchy comedy has very sweet heart

The new movie "Bad Moms" made me cry. Seriously. Went to see the movie Saturday with my dear friend Heather and walked out with tears running down my face.Not because it was a bad movie. It was hilarious. Raunchy but hilarious. In fact, it's best I offer a disclaimer: it's a film I recommend ...

NHS student packets ready

NEGAUNEE - Negaunee High School students in grades nine through 12 can pick up their schedule packets in the high school office from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today, Tuesday and Wednesday. Schedule packets that are not picked up will be mailed Thursday morning.Included in the packet will be the ...

Block Party set for Saturday

MARQUETTE - The Silver Creek Neighborhood Block Party will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Silver Creek Church, 219 Silver Creek Road, in Harvey.The entire community is invited to this free event. Activities include a backpack and school supply distribution, food, music, games and other ...

Local group holds tour of productive home

MARQUETTE - The Fether home along Woodland Avenue is not your typical city yard. Instead of a manicured lawn and trimmed hedges, it has black raspberries, pear trees, honeybees and chickens.And, of course, chicken eggs.Jake Fether, who lives with his wife, Kate, and children Liam and Cora, ...

Just the facts, please: Our future depends on good journalism

MARQUETTE - Here's a mystery for you: why would somebody like me or my bright and talented colleagues choose the worst job in America for a career?Yep. Newspaper reporter has been at the very bottom of the Jobs Rated report for the last three years, No. 200 out of 200 jobs ranked.The report ...

Stop spreading hate: Why words matter, even on social media

MARQUETTE - If you'd like to get an idea of how much hate and ugliness exists in this world, you need not look further than social media. My feed on Facebook and Twitter is constantly riddled with it. Backhanded comments. Name-calling. Threats of violence. Political bashing. Racism. Sexism. ...

Convention experience new for Rep. McBroom

CLEVELAND - While some delegates return to the Republican National Convention every four years, for some, including Michigan State Rep. Ed McBroom, the experience is brand new.McBroom is representing the Upper Peninsula in at the convention in Cleveland alongside Escanaba resident Judi ...

Vintage console donated to history center

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Regional History Center has grown by about 115 pounds, but those pounds contain a lot of history.Jim Gleason, who formerly worked for WDMJ AM, has donated a 1948 Gates Radio Model SA50 dual-speech input console used at that station to the center.Gleason, now chair of ...

40 years gone by now: Reunion a reminder of very happy days

NEGAUNEE - Those unexpected gestures in life can score a direct hit on the heart, like a gesture made at my recent 40-year class reunion.If you read the columns I write, you know gathering with the Negaunee High School Class of 1976 is something special for me. Not everyone enjoys class ...

Five stops featured on this year’s garden tour

MARQUETTE - Creating a pollinator garden on a pile of sand is no small accomplishment, and the result can be seen on this year's Marquette Garden Tour.The Marquette Beautification & Restoration Committee will host the 23rd annual tour from 1 to 7 p.m. July 28, rain or shine.The tour ...

Reward offered for Veterans Park vandalism info

HOUGHTON - A Houghton resident is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identification of the person or people responsible for the recent vandalism at Veterans Park in Houghton."When we investigate something like a larceny, we always have evidence, like we can find what gets ...

New ‘kid’ on the block

MARQUETTE - A woodblock print is something many kids have undoubtedly made in an elementary art class. However, local artist Ben Bohnsack has taken that skill to a new level - and then some.Bohnsack is the July featured artist for the SmallWorks Gallery, located in the Marquette Arts and ...

Celebrating the Fourth: Reflecting on the holiday’s true meaning

MARQUETTE - On this day in 1776, Congress approved the final text of the Declaration Independence, breathing life into the new nation - the United States of America.One of our founding fathers, John Adams, realized the significance of this event and the lasting effects it would have ...

DB-TC bids farewell to superintendent

DOLLAR BAY - Jan C. Quarless, Ph.D., was recognized for his service as superintendent of the Dollar Bay - Tamarack City Area Schools recently, as he prepares to retire after 12 years in his position.George Stockero, Copper Country Intermediate School District superintendent, was on hand at the ...

Back on the ‘Homefront’

MARQUETTE - Fundraisers come in all varieties, and one particularly unique one connected raptors with the treatment of mentally ill veterans.First, however, a little training was in order.Judy Krause and Lorna Hank, members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness/Alger-Marquette affiliate, ...

KCF looking for volunteer vetters

HANCOCK - The Keweenaw Community Foundation is looking for community members who are interested in joining a number of advisory committees, Jim Vivian, executive director of the KCF said.hese committees include Environmental, Houghton County Historical Preservation, and the Portage Lake Youth ...

New resort hotel opens in Duluth tourism boom

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - A new resort hotel that opened Thursday on the Lake Superior waterfront is the latest sign of the tourism boom in Duluth.The Pier B Resort is also emblematic of Duluth's economic evolution from an industrial port city to one that relies more on health care, education and, ...

Kid’s fishing day coming up

SENEY - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with the Seney Natural History Association, invites people to participate in the 27th annual Children's Fishing Day Saturday at Seney National Wildlife Refuge.Anglers age 1-16 should register at the Visitor Center before fishing. The ...

I.M. MSP post has new commander

IRON MOUNTAIN - F/Lt. Paul Campbell began his duties last week as the new commander at the Michigan State Police post in Iron Mountain."I'm very excited about being here," he said. "I look forward to serving the people of Iron and Dickinson counties."Campbell, a Grand Rapids area native, comes ...