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Important tool for school districts

August 7, 2014 It’s August and local school officials are getting ready for the new school year. They worry about enrollments, budgets, class offerings and class schedules. more »»

Foundation seeks grant applications

August 6, 2014 If your non-profit organization is in need of help funding your community activity, you should contact the Dickinson Area Community Foundatio. more »»

Keep food safe in power outages

August 5, 2014 Summertime is a popular time of year for family gatherings, outdoor recreational opportunities, and fun in the sun. Along with fun and enjoyment comes the increased risk of tornadoes. more »»

Input sought on forest land update

August 4, 2014 The forest products industry supports 150,000 jobs, and contributes $14.6 billion annually to Michigan’s economy. Here in the Upper Peninsula — and Michigan — trees are more than a job. more »»

National Farmers Market Week

August 2, 2014 Bouquet U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9, National Farmers Market Week. more »»

Shopping locally really makes cents

August 1, 2014 Shopping locally makes sense — and cents. The second largest shopping season of the year will soon be upon us. more »»

West Nile virus reported in area

July 31, 2014 West Nile virus is a potentially serious illness. Experts believe West Nile virus is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fal. more »»

Why you need to vote Aug. 5

July 30, 2014 Michigan’s primary election is Tuesday, Aug 5. Much of the public views primary elections as ho-hum, a vote that makes little or no difference. That would be wrong, very wrong. more »»

Iron Mountain could be next

July 29, 2014 Sunshine is wonderful, until it becomes overbearing. That’s when a good shade tree becomes invaluable. more »»

Income eligibility guidelines updated for school lunches

July 28, 2014 Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services updates income eligibility guidelines for meals served at schools and day care programs, based on federal poverty level. more »»

Riders asked to 'tread lightly'

July 25, 2014 With the increasing use of off-road vehicles as a fun, summer activity, conservation officers are encouraging riders to observe the “TREAD Lightly” program to promote responsible riding. more »»

Utility bill scams keep surfacing

July 24, 2014 The caller sounds convincing: If you don’t pay your utility bills immediately, your gas, electricity or water will be shut off. They ask you to pay using a specific — and unusual — metho. more »»

Michigan joins database that helps car buyers

July 23, 2014 After Hurricane Katrina, authorities reported truckloads of flooded vehicles being taken out of Louisiana to states as far away as Michigan, where they were dried out, cleaned, and readied for sale... more »»

Regular safety checks help reduce grill fire risks

July 22, 2014 Kingsford Public Safety officers quickly extinguished a fire in a gas grill over the weekend. According to the report, flames were coming from a valve on the propane tank. more »»

Time to think about propane

July 21, 2014 It’s 80 degrees and sunny. You’re thinking about sunscreen, air conditioning and lemonade. more »»

Village Centennial

July 19, 2014 Bouquet From Sharon Eaton, Alpha Museum Board Secretary/Treasurer: The Alpha Museum Board of Directors would like to thank our many visitors for their overwhelming support during the recent three da... more »»

Getting kids to eat healthy

July 18, 2014 Having trouble feeding your children healthy foods? What parent isn’t, especially during summer vacation. Thankfully, Kelly Rumpf of the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department may have an answer. more »»

Children in hot cars

July 17, 2014 It’s the same story every year. Responsible adults leave children in hot cars, often with deadly consequences. While many of these instances are unintended, the results are the same. more »»

Ruling affects local court costs

July 16, 2014 A new Michigan Supreme Court ruling could have a huge impact on local county budgets. more »»

Be wary of online deals

July 15, 2014 Everyone wants a good deal on the items they buy. That’s why auctions and garage sales are so popular. more »»



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