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West End

West End update – Nate Heffron – city of Negaunee

NEGAUNEE — There’s no place like home. But having a place to call home and the rising cost of housing is an issue. Is housing attainable or affordable? And who decides what those words even mean in relation to housing? Unfortunately, those questions are just too complex for me to answer ...

Historically speaking

Here is information obtained from Mining Journal staff writer Renee Prusi and an article written by Charles F Faber, Society for American Baseball Research Karen Violetta, was born in Negaunee, Michigan in 1934, one of three children and the only daughter of Adolph and Fannie (Maki) ...

West End update – Jake Johnson – GINCC

In my junior year of high school, I decided to try out the golf team. I had played in a youth league when I was younger but hadn’t played much since then. Little did I know that in one short season, I would fall in love with a sport I can enjoy for the rest of my life. Going into my ...

Historically speaking

ISHPEMING — Monday’s train bore southward Messrs A.J. Yungbluth, John S. Mennie and W.H. Moulton, all prominently connected with the Cleveland-Cliffs company of Ishpeming, and to whom was delegated the task of looking over buildings of the YMCA organization at several points where the ...

West End update – Nate Heffron – city of Negaunee

NEGAUNEE — Generally I take a different approach when updating my readers about new happenings here on the west end. However, something new, out-of-the-box, and potentially controversial could be coming to downtown Negaunee. I am not writing this to gain your support, but rather to inform ...

Historically speaking

NEGAUNEE — Leo LaFreniere started out in business selling Electrolux vacuum cleaners door to door all across the Upper Peninsula. In the mid 1940s, his son Don started selling vacuum cleaners with his dad. He would take one side of the street and his dad would take the other. They would ...