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Taavola takes helm of rec department in Gladstone

GLADSTONE — The City of Gladstone has a new parks and recreation director. Wendy Taavola, who stepped into her first day on the job May 20, says she aims to maintain and improve the city’s existing assets and anticipates that the first year will be spent gaining insight on how things are ...

Hundreds celebrate at second Keweenaw Pridefest

HANCOCK — Kicking off the start of Pride Month, the second annual Keweenaw Pridefest drew hundreds to the Hancock Beach Saturday. The event is put on by Keweenaw Queers, with the goal of being free, all-ages and inclusive, said President Kate Atkinson. This year’s theme, “Here and ...

IXL Museum reveals Hermansville’s past

HERMANSVILLE — Inside Hermansville’s IXL Historical Museum, a fascinating story of the once-booming lumber company town is told through its exhibits. The first floor of the 1881-82 Wisconsin Land & Lumber Co. building that was dedicated to the administration staff houses artifacts ...

Open Air Market returns to downtown Norway

NORWAY — The Norway Downtown Development Authority will kick off its second-annual Open Air Market on Thursday on Main Street in the downtown. The market is open from 5:30 to about 8:15 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 22, with the exception of July 4. The event coincides with Music in ...

New boats, better response

HANCOCK — The U.S. Coast Guard Station Portage’s newest vessel will be out patrolling the waters next week. Officers have been training on a new 45-foot response boat medium, the first of two it will have on the water this summer. Starting Monday, the boat replaces the 47-foot motor ...

Job was well done

To the Journal editor: Last fall, the county road that we call the Stoneville Road between Tilden and Ishpeming townships was redone. I don’t know the name, but the company that was in charge did an excellent job. It is better now than it was before. In addition to resurfacing, they ...