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‘Oz,’ Woodstock were pair of significant milestones

August 15, 2014 Today marks the anniversary of two American cultural milestones. more »»

Depression often a private struggle but it doesn’t have to be

August 14, 2014 We join the collective outpouring of grief and sympathy being expressed at the unexpected death of Robin Williams. He was much too young and much too loved and admired to die as he did. more »»

Frank Sciotto remembered fondly by many people

August 13, 2014 Politicians come and go, but not all of them receive the fine tributes that have come the late Frank Sciotto’s wa. more »»

IPD officers called upon to handle unusual problem

August 12, 2014 Give the Ishpeming Police Department a good measure of credit. Officers last Friday night were called upon to handle a situation that was more reminiscent of the old west than modern police work. more »»

Vets expo provided assistance, info to area veterans

August 11, 2014 The U.P. Veterans Expo put on Friday and Saturday inside the Superior Dome in Marquette likely helped a lot of people. more »»

Locals look to state for cash to help offset freeze costs

August 10, 2014 County and municipal officials in Marquette County are continuing to seek financial aid for communities whose public works department budgets were devastated by last winter’s deep freeze. more »»

Feds, Veterans Administration have to find another way

August 10, 2014 We’ve heard and seen it all before. more »»

State’s GDP outpacing national average

August 9, 2014 With the near incessant refrain of bad news the average information consumer is apt to encounter these days, it’s easy to see how good news can sometimes escape attention. more »»

Plan to attend the U.P. Community Band Festival

August 8, 2014 We must offer a salute to the Marquette City Band, not just for the special event which it is hosting this weekend, but for its ongoing work in expanding its offerings. more »»

Voters made sound decision on MAPS millage request

August 7, 2014 Voters in Tuesday’s election came out solidly in support of the Marquette Area Public Schools sinking fund millage request. By a 2,687 to 1,533 margin, district voters approved the . more »»

Idle Congress left Obama with no choice

August 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — The 113th Congress has just slinked out of town for a five-week summer recess, leaving behind its lowest public approval rating in 25 years, according to the latest Washington Post/ABC... more »»

30 years of injustice for Bhopal

August 7, 2014 The night of the industrial disaster is forever seared into the memory of the people of Bhopal, India. more »»

State marks 40 years of Endangered Species Act

August 6, 2014 Rare wildlife species don’t always recover on their own. They need help from government as well as private groups and individuals concerned about their survival. more »»

Marquette County Fair offers something for everyone

August 5, 2014 The Marquette County Fair gets underway Thursday and we encourage everyone to head out to the fairgrounds to check out all the fair has to offer. more »»

Primary election important on multiple fronts

August 4, 2014 Even though Tuesday’s election is a primary, there are important issues to be decided by this election. We encourage you to get out and vote and help make some important decisions about our community. more »»

Best to be aware of area bears on prowl for food

August 3, 2014 State wildlife biologists said this year’s late spring has left local berry crop ripening behind schedule, keeping black bears in the area looking for additional food sources, including garbage and... more »»

Vote on Veterans Administration can open door to more

August 2, 2014 In an unexpected — and exceedingly rare — display of inside-the-Beltway cooperation, the U.. more »»

National Night Out events are worth attending

August 1, 2014 The spirit of neighborliness shines during National Night Out. National Night Out events are planned through Aug. 16 at various locations in Marquette County. more »»

Lack of federal funding for winter woes unfortunate

July 31, 2014 The recent news that federal disaster relief funds wouldn’t be coming to our area to help local governments deal with deep-freeze problems last winter was not good. more »»

NMU makes right move in banning tobacco on campus

July 30, 2014 Northern Michigan University is implementing a new tobacco-free policy, which although might inconvenience a few people, will benefit the greater good. more »»



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