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West End

West End update – Bob Hendrickson – GINCC

ISHPEMING — How many of us go to a certain store or restaurant because of the people we meet there or the workers who greet us? My guess is most of us do. Shopping local isn’t just about supporting the local community. It is also an experience that we can look forward to time and time ...

Historically speaking

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming has sent a number of its citizens to serve in the state legislature, but only one, to date has served in the US Congress: Horace Olin Young. Young, who preferred to go by either H. Olin Young or H.O. Young, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1902 as a ...

Historically speaking

NEGAUNEE — Nov. 20, 1951 was an exciting time for Negaunee High School, its basketball team, fans and the community. The new Lakeview Memorial Gymnasium, which adjoins the Lakeview elementary school, was being dedicated on that night. Representatives of the John H. Mitchell American Legion ...

Historically speaking: The mines of Ishpeming

From the Cleveland mine in the 1850s to the present-day Tilden mine, the Ishpeming area is littered with the ghosts of many mines. Some mines shipped tons of ore on an annual basis and others shipped nothing at all. The New Burt mine located along CR 581 south of Ishpeming is one of the ...

West End update – Bob Hendrickson – GINCC: The holidays return

After a year that felt like the 2020 holidays were stolen by the Grinch, let’s make this season extra special. For many local retailers and merchants, the holiday shopping season is one of the biggest income opportunities of the year. The competition from online retail keeps chipping away ...

West End update – Nate Heffron – city of Negaunee

The city of Negaunee recently received its National Register of Historic Places designation for its downtown district. I want to say we are very proud of a moment that has been a long time coming. When I first started as city manager in 2018, the city council adopted a resolution to work ...