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Celebrate a positive task

August 16, 2014 Bouquet From Amy Geronimi, Chief Juvenile Officer, Dickinson County Probate and Family Court: I wanted your newspaper to be aware of something positive the youth in our community recently did. more »»

Getting rid of mercury at home

August 15, 2014 Mercury is a naturally occurring toxic trace element found in air, water, soil and rocks. Mercury, a silvery colored liquid, is a member of a group of elements called heavy metals. more »»

Healthy start to school year

August 14, 2014 Shuffling your child back to school these days takes more than a new wardrobe and a shiny apple, says Denise Berland, Office Supervisor at the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department. more »»

Make time to give blood

August 13, 2014 Summer is a time for the days that never end — a time to watch fireworks, take a boat ride or have a picni. more »»

Enjoy fair animal exhibits with caution

August 12, 2014 County and state fairs have been organized in the United States since the 1800s. They are local events organized by local people for local people. more »»

A serious outbreak

August 11, 2014 In the last few months, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and World Health Organization and other partners have been actively engaged in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. more »»

The first new trail since 2001

August 9, 2014 Bouquet After spending years in the planning stages, a proposal to create a non-motorized trail around the Little Badwater area of the Menominee River is moving forward. more »»

Elections are important

August 8, 2014 How would you like your neighbor to tell you what you’re having for supper tonight? Or when to cut your grass, or what color to paint your house? Most people would not find that too appealing. more »»

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 »»



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