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Essay contest winner

Marcel Raiche, an eighth-grade student at Bishop Baraga Catholic School in Iron Mountain, placed 10th in Michigan for his America & Me Essay Contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan. He received a plaque as well as a $1,000 cash prize. In addition, Bishop Baraga Catholic ...

Ex-health chief: I quit after Gov. Whitmer wanted ‘new direction’

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s former health director said Thursday that he resigned in January after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told him it was “time to go in a new direction,” telling lawmakers he was comfortable signing an order to relax COVID-19 restrictions despite having had a ...

Mini-grant awarded

The Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation, in partnership with the Dickinson Area Community Foundation, recently awarded a $250 mini-grant to the Youth Advisory Committee at Forest Park High School. The funds will be used to upgrade the clothes closet, which is available in a confidential ...

Niagara scholarship group annual meeting planned on Tuesday

NIAGARA, Wis. — President Kim Schuster has announced that the annual meeting of the Niagara Area Scholarship Foundation will be at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, in the conference room at the Niagara office of Forward Financial Credit Union. The purpose of the meeting will be to meet annual statutory ...

Breitung Township volunteers

Each week The Daily News is reprinting photos from its files, as well as featuring older images on its Facebook page. Today’s Throwback Thursday photo shows Breitung Township volunteer firefighters at the Quinnesec station in about 1983. From left, in front are Rich Wales, Ernie Vivio, Jerry ...

State GOP plan: Return to work, get $1K

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Unemployed people who find a job would get $1,000 as part of $12.7 billion in proposed COVID-19 relief spending that began advancing in the state Legislature on Wednesday. The “return to work” grants would cover up to 400,000 residents, nearly half of the 839,000 ...