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40 years gone by now: Reunion a reminder of very happy days

NEGAUNEE - Those unexpected gestures in life can score a direct hit on the heart, like a gesture made at my recent 40-year class reunion.If you read the columns I write, you know gathering with the Negaunee High School Class of 1976 is something special for me. Not everyone enjoys class ...

Five stops featured on this year’s garden tour

MARQUETTE - Creating a pollinator garden on a pile of sand is no small accomplishment, and the result can be seen on this year's Marquette Garden Tour.The Marquette Beautification & Restoration Committee will host the 23rd annual tour from 1 to 7 p.m. July 28, rain or shine.The tour ...

Reward offered for Veterans Park vandalism info

HOUGHTON - A Houghton resident is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identification of the person or people responsible for the recent vandalism at Veterans Park in Houghton."When we investigate something like a larceny, we always have evidence, like we can find what gets ...

New ‘kid’ on the block

MARQUETTE - A woodblock print is something many kids have undoubtedly made in an elementary art class. However, local artist Ben Bohnsack has taken that skill to a new level - and then some.Bohnsack is the July featured artist for the SmallWorks Gallery, located in the Marquette Arts and ...

Celebrating the Fourth: Reflecting on the holiday’s true meaning

MARQUETTE - On this day in 1776, Congress approved the final text of the Declaration Independence, breathing life into the new nation - the United States of America.One of our founding fathers, John Adams, realized the significance of this event and the lasting effects it would have ...

DB-TC bids farewell to superintendent

DOLLAR BAY - Jan C. Quarless, Ph.D., was recognized for his service as superintendent of the Dollar Bay - Tamarack City Area Schools recently, as he prepares to retire after 12 years in his position.George Stockero, Copper Country Intermediate School District superintendent, was on hand at the ...

Back on the ‘Homefront’

MARQUETTE - Fundraisers come in all varieties, and one particularly unique one connected raptors with the treatment of mentally ill veterans.First, however, a little training was in order.Judy Krause and Lorna Hank, members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness/Alger-Marquette affiliate, ...

KCF looking for volunteer vetters

HANCOCK - The Keweenaw Community Foundation is looking for community members who are interested in joining a number of advisory committees, Jim Vivian, executive director of the KCF said.hese committees include Environmental, Houghton County Historical Preservation, and the Portage Lake Youth ...

New resort hotel opens in Duluth tourism boom

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - A new resort hotel that opened Thursday on the Lake Superior waterfront is the latest sign of the tourism boom in Duluth.The Pier B Resort is also emblematic of Duluth's economic evolution from an industrial port city to one that relies more on health care, education and, ...

Kid’s fishing day coming up

SENEY - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with the Seney Natural History Association, invites people to participate in the 27th annual Children's Fishing Day Saturday at Seney National Wildlife Refuge.Anglers age 1-16 should register at the Visitor Center before fishing. The ...

I.M. MSP post has new commander

IRON MOUNTAIN - F/Lt. Paul Campbell began his duties last week as the new commander at the Michigan State Police post in Iron Mountain."I'm very excited about being here," he said. "I look forward to serving the people of Iron and Dickinson counties."Campbell, a Grand Rapids area native, comes ...

Michigan State extension to offer jams, jellies workshop

NEGAUNEE - Michigan State University Extension will be offering a jams and jellies workshop in Negaunee to educate the community about how to safety preserve jams and jellies.Buying and eating local is not only healthy, but can help save food dollars. The rising popularity of growing and buying ...

Water safety

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center in Iron Mountain is helpingarea third graders learn swimming and water safety skills before school is out for the summer. With a $4,625 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and the Dickinson Area Community Foundation, the YMCA ...

An everyday hero: Sibling provides much inspiration to sister

MARQUETTE - Heroes walk among us every day. Sometimes they're clearly visible, like police officers, firefighters or active military personnel.Oftentimes, they're not. They're mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, brothers, sisters or friends.They're the kind of people who usually don't ask for ...

Finnish culture taught in Copper Country School

SOUTH RANGE - Third-grade students at South Range Elementary School enjoy learning about Finnish culture from a native Finn, as part of a program sponsored by Finlandia University."Our area, and our school in general, is very rich in the Finnish culture, so the relevance is very real for our ...

Poverty, consumerism: Society suffering from identity crisis

MARQUETTE - In a world where everything is a sales pitch, who do you trust?Truth has become a matter for debate, and any claim is given merit whether it's factual or not.The constant barrage of advertising wears down our resistance and increases our tolerance for lies and selfish motives.We ...

EASY RIDER

IRON MOUNTAIN - A Norway man was honored for more than three decades of motorcycle safety training at the May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month event in Detroit.Richard Henrion, 66, was given a plaque by Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson in recognition of 35 years as an instructor in ...

Reunion time again: Years seem to be passing too quickly

It has been more than a year since I moved into my current wonderful apartment. Truth be told, there are boxes in the basement I haven't gone through yet. And there are items that, as organized as the move was, I haven't been able to track down.That's a factor of how efficiently and quickly the ...

Copper Country ISD gives out annual awards

HANCOCK - The Copper Country Intermediate School District held its annual Parent Advisory Committee for Special Education Dinner Awards Ceremony last week at the CCISD building in Hancock.For the past 13 years, the PAC has been honoring people in the three county area who have made an ...

Spiffing up the salon atmosphere

MARQUETTE - If there's any workplace that needs good lighting and a soft, welcoming atmosphere, it's a beauty salon.The cosmetology program at Northern Michigan University showcased recent upgrades to its salon at the Jacobetti Complex at an April 20 open house.Better lighting, a dropped ...