A shout-out to driver who cleaned up trash


Barb-Bouquet: I am a log truck driver from the Marquette area. I travel Lake Antoine Road every day at all manner of different times of day. The early morning of Saturday, Nov. 20, I was quite miffed that some parasite threw their trash out the window on the corner of Pine Creek and Lake ...

Good deeds in area for Thanksgiving holiday


Bouquet: Another great example of giving back to the community, Peter Monette, Monette’s Market in Kingsford, donated the turkey for the Breen Senior Center’s Thanksgiving dinner. The Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency added the mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, gravy, dressing ...

Who’s a hero? Some states, cities still debating hazard pay


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — When the U.S. government allowed so-called hero pay for frontline workers as a possible use of pandemic relief money, it suggested occupations that could be eligible from farm workers and child care staff to janitors and truck drivers. State and local governments have ...

Life prison terms loom after felony murder convictions in Arbery case


ATLANTA (AP) — The killing was captured on video and shared around the world: Ahmaud Arbery running toward and then around an idling pickup truck before its driver blasted him at close range with a shotgun. Soon after Travis McMichael fatally shot Arbery on Feb. 23, 2020, his father, ...

Supporting local shopping on Small Business Saturday


After a 2020 holiday season that spurred online sales due to the pandemic, it’s time to turn back to shopping local for Small Business Saturday. This annual day devoted to the idea of supporting smaller, more specialized shops and stores in the community rather than the more massive ...