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Editorial

Public events a good way to celebrate summer

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic still is ongoing, rules have relaxed, and hopefully most people are fully vaccinated or getting vaccinated. (If they aren’t, we strongly urge them to take that important step.) Following the summer of 2020 when most of all major events were canceled in ...

Great volunteer opportunity for DNR program

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for a few good, well, volunteers, to help staff an interesting and innovative program at the upcoming Upper Peninsula State Fair in Escanaba. Mentors are needed to help staff the agency’s Pocket Park during the Aug. 16-22 fair. ...

Getting handle on litter problem helps Lake Superior

It’s not uncommon to see discarded cigarette remnants littering roadsides, parks and even the lakeshore. However, a recent collaboration between the Superior Watershed Partnership, the city of Marquette and community volunteers aims to help address the issue, as they have installed five ...

Highway dedication to honor pair of fallen firefighters

With the Forsyth Township Fire Department hosting the annual Upper Peninsula Volunteer Firefighters Association Tournament in Gwinn this weekend, local and state officials will formally honor Ben Lauren and Don Riling — the only two Forsyth Township firefighters who have passed away in the ...

Lorinser mulling run for Michigan’s First Congressional seat

Next year’s race for Michigan’s First Congressional District seat presently occupied by Jack Bergman got more interesting this week — maybe. That’s because a local Democrat of note has established what’s being termed an exploratory committee to look hard at a 2022 run. Dr. Bob ...

When sending children back to school this fall, using logic is a must

With the Fourth of July behind us and back to school sales popping up everywhere you look, there still seems to be some inconsistencies as far as how each individual school plans to address health and safety measures once the fall semester begins. A Tuesday article by The Associated Press cited ...