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Downtown pocket park vandalism is shameful

July 5, 2015 It’s one thing to tend a garden on your own private property. It’s another matter to nurture a garden for public use, especially when the costs come out of your pocke. more »»

Veterans’ sacrifices sometimes too great, but help is available

July 4, 2015 With the Fourth of July comes fireworks, parades, barbecues and the colors red, white and blue. It’s our Independence Day here in the U.. more »»

Solar plane arrives in Hawaii after 5-day flight

July 4, 2015 KAPOLEI, Hawaii — A plane powered by the sun’s rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. more »»

Journalist, wife die in car crash

July 4, 2015 SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A man who spent 40 years as a journalist at The Saginaw News has died with his wife after their car struck a tractor-traile. more »»

Bond hearing turns into reunion

July 4, 2015 MIAMI (AP) — A Florida burglary suspect wept after the judge overseeing his bond hearing realized they had been childhood friends. more »»

Greek campaigns reaching finale

July 4, 2015 ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greeks packed city squares for dueling rallies late into the night Friday, as polls showed a dead heat between the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ camps ahead of a bailout referendum Sunday tha... more »»

Gratitude for those who make festivities possible

July 3, 2015 Watching the fireworks in Michigamme tonight? Viewing the parade in Ishpeming Saturday? Heading to the Elwood Mattson Lower Harbor Park this weekend to enjoy the Marquette County Exchange Club’s 30t... more »»

Let the Fourth remind us of our similarities

July 2, 2015 As the Fourth of July weekend comes so soon after U.. more »»

Gas tax to repair state roads deserves consideration

July 1, 2015 Michigan voters overwhelmingly turned down Proposal 1 on May 5, which would have raised the state sales tax from 6 to 7 percent with the goal of funding deteriorating roads. more »»

Fireworks display looking to be among best ever

June 30, 2015 We join the greater Marquette area plus visitors in anxiously awaiting the upcoming Fourth of July fireworks display, set for this coming Saturday in Marquette’s Lower Harbor Park. more »»

Annual Rotary fish boil another great community event

June 29, 2015 Helped by one of the best days, weather-wise, the area has experienced all summer, the annual Rotary Fish Boil was held Saturday in Marquette and, by all accounts, was a great success. more »»

LifeRing may be viable alternative to AA for some people

June 28, 2015 A program that started recently in Marquette might provide a viable alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous, if that well-known group’s connection to religion is objectionable. more »»

Celebrity golf event goes to support great cause

June 27, 2015 It’s good when one can break out the golf clubs and hit the course for a few holes. It’s even better if one can sink a few birdies. more »»

HOG continues doing great work for Bay Cliff

June 26, 2015 The smiles on the youngster’ faces said it all: The Superior Chapter of the Harley Owners Group brings pure joy along when it travels up to Bay Cliff Health Camp to visit the campers and staff. more »»

Kivela meth bills offer chance at redemption

June 25, 2015 We support bills introduced recently by state Rep. more »»

Township ordinance getting jump on blight

June 24, 2015 Most people probably don’t want to live next to a yard full of junk or one with grass 16 inches long, even out in the country. more »»

New E. coli testing program wise use of public funds

June 23, 2015 The laboratory at the Marquette Area Wastewater Treatment facility was among 11 across the state of Michigan to receive funding and equipment for a new E. coli testing method. more »»

No solution, or end, to gun violence in nation

June 22, 2015 Yet another mass shooting — this one much, much closer to home — and still, no one has any answers to the gun violence that continues to plague this great nation. more »»

Today a great day to thank your father for all that he does

June 21, 2015 Today is Father’s Day and on this occasion, we’d like to remind you of some wise words from wonderful actor JK Simmons. more »»

NMU tuition hike regrettable but necessary

June 20, 2015 Northern Michigan University’s Board of Trustees on Thursday approved increasing the school’s tuition by 3.2 percent — which is the cap set by the state — for the 2015-16 academic year. more »»

 
 
 

 

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