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Potential fireworks ordinance makes a lot of sense

July 13, 2016 Fireworks are to be expected on the Fourth of July holiday. However, note the operative word is “on” Independence Day, not at midnight days after the holiday. more »»

Salvation Army appointments a positive move

July 12, 2016 We are pleased to welcome the new Salvation Army officers assigned locally. Capts. Doug Winters and Kim Winters officially started duties in late Jun. more »»

Enviro fines in bilge discharge should have been higher

July 11, 2016 We applaud the recent leveling of a hefty fine in connection to a German-based cargo ship dumping oily bilge water into the Great Lakes — and only regret the sanction wasn’t much higher. more »»

South Marquette development good but caution urged

July 10, 2016 Through an arrangement similar to what occurs in brownfield redevelopment projects — a process that the city of Marquette has become familiar with in recent years — there may be hope on the horizon... more »»

Residents in need should check out mobile food pantries

July 9, 2016 Upper Peninsula residents in need should avail themselves of an outstanding program that provides food to people who qualify. more »»

Pioneer Days reunites classmates and old friends, extends holiday

July 8, 2016 Even after all the other communities have wrapped up their Fourth of July celebrations, Irontown USA is just getting started. more »»

Apple move to help increase organ donations heartening

July 7, 2016 It’s difficult not to like and support a program about to be offered by Apple designed to encourage people — especially young people — to register as organ donors. more »»

Area conservation project to benefit birds, butterflies

July 6, 2016 If you’re riding your bicycle along Lake Superior between the Michigan Welcome Center in Harvey and the mouth of the Carp River in Marquette, you might see newly planted garden spots along the way. more »»

Rotary awards scholarships to recent Marquette graduates

July 6, 2016 Recent Marquette High School graduates Parker Smith and Laura Norton were each presented the Marquette Rotary Club's scholarship for $5,000 given over four years. more »»

Golf classic raises funds

July 6, 2016 The Sportsman’s Golf Classic Held June 5 at the Marquette Golf Club raised $4,000. The two benefiting organizations were South Shore Fishing Association for their Veterans Fishing Day on Sep. more »»

Scouts complete course

July 6, 2016 Local Boy Scouts from Troop 302 in Marquette recently completed the Boy Scout of American’s National Youth Leadership Training course at Camp Hiawatha near Munising. more »»

Death of Wiesel, Holocaust witness, loss to generations

July 5, 2016 Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor who lost his family to Nazi brutality in two separate concentration camps, died Saturday. He was 87. more »»

Remember nation’s history while celebrating its birth

July 4, 2016 Today we celebrate the Fourth of July. Many of us will watch from parks and lawns throughout the region as colorful fireworks light up the night sky. more »»

BLP, community needs to find solid common ground on solar rates

July 3, 2016 Last week the Marquette Board of Light and Power began a process of gathering public input on solar rate structures. more »»

Traveling wall touched many lives in profoundly different ways

July 3, 2016 I have to begin this column with a big thank you to all Vietnam veterans. I hope the AVTT Vietnam Traveling Wall helped provide some appreciation and closure to Vietnam veterans. more »»

Today’s paddle sports event on Teal Lake a great time for all

July 2, 2016 We recommend area residents with an interest in paddle sports consider participating in an event this morning and later today on Teal Lake. more »»

Bay Cliff 4th of July holiday activities well worth considering

July 1, 2016 Our region is blessed with many communities going all out to celebrate America’s Independence Day each year. more »»

Munising area addressing large tourism growth

June 30, 2016 When a community depends on tourism for much of its economic vitality, there can be ups and downs that present a challenge to local officials and business owners. more »»

State education budget is going in right direction

June 29, 2016 Gov. Rick Snyder earlier this week inked into law a bill authorizing $16.1 billion in education spending. more »»

Pictured Rocks marks half- century milestone

June 28, 2016 We’d like to add our voice to a well-deserving chorus of “Happy Birthdays” being directed toward the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The site, a part of the U.S. more »»



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