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Editorials

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 ...

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 ...

Make Thanksgiving a safe gathering

A few simple precautions can avoid disaster when preparing a meal on Thanksgiving Day, the leading day for home cooking fires, according to the Michigan office of License and Regulatory Affairs, or LARA. Consumers who use portable deep fryers to cook turkeys should know the dangers involved ...

Homelessness on the rise in the Upper Peninsula

Homeless Awareness Month takes place every November in Michigan to raise awareness about issues relating to housing insecurity and homelessness. The hope is to get communities invested in making a difference on behalf of those who are struggling to find and maintain secure and safe ...