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Turnquist named as School Lunch Hero

HANCOCK — Like most people, Shelby Turnquist didn’t grow up with a school lunch diet heavy in vegetables. But as she’s found, if kids are exposed to the food — or help grow it — even elementary school children will make a beeline for the salad bar. “When they’re little is when ...

Mental illness more common than most people think

HOUGHTON — As a means of raising public awareness of mental illness in the United States, several research organizations have assembled statistics, including the National Institute of Mental Health.. According to NIH, more than one in five U.S. adults were estimated to live with a mental ...

Non-profits ‘support each other’

KINGSFORD — The Dickinson County Cancer Unit Loan Closet is finally able to use money donated to them by the 100-Plus Women Who Care group last August. After receiving more than $16,000, they decided it was too late in the year to complete renovations needed on the outside of their building ...

Speaker looks at state of forest products industry

ESCANABA — In recent years, the number of sawmills and pulp and paper mills in the United States has been rapidly diminishing. Shutdowns have hurt not only domestic loggers who provide timber for production, but also workers in other fields connected by the ripple effect — like packaging ...

On path to improvement

HOUGHTON — Park improvements, parking deck repairs and lower insurance premiums were part of the Houghton City Council’s second budget hearing Wednesday. In the public improvement fund, City Manager Eric Waara is proposing putting the city’s remaining American Rescue Plan Act funds into ...

22,230 residents eligible to vote in recall election

ESCANABA — A special election that could change the makeup of the Delta County Board of commissioners by recalling three of its members is just days away and is shaping up to be a major event for Delta County residents. Based on population estimates, about 22,230 residents in the county ...