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Hunt for state Christmas tree begins

June 17, 2016 It might be June, but the search is on for that perfect tree for the Christmas season. Nominations are due soon for the 2016 Michigan Christmas tree. more »»

Drownings show Lake Superior can be unforgiving

June 16, 2016 Local drownings again made the news, the most recent being a double drowning that took place on Saturday near Little Presque Isle in Marquette Township. more »»

Inviting invaders on Great Lakes

June 15, 2016 The announcement this week that Lake Michigan regulators have recommended cutting back chinook salmon stocking by more than 60 percent, starting in 2017, should raise further red flags on proposed... more »»

Reintroduction of Arctic grayling a positive move

June 14, 2016 We sincerely hope a state effort coupled with assistance from a downstate Native American tribe to reintroduce Arctic grayling back into Michigan waters is successfu. more »»

Revival of paper mill good for U.P.

June 13, 2016 We were exceedingly pleased to learn last week that the shuttered Manistique paper mill had been purchased and is preparing to open for business. more »»

Cancer Closet president says thanks for help

June 11, 2016 Bouquet From Diane Schabo, Iron Mountain: As the new president of the Dickinson County Cancer Unit Loan Closet, I would like to extend my utmost appreciation to our local community for their... more »»

Art For All show moves to IM City Park

June 11, 2016 IRON MOUNTAIN — Art For All is moving to Iron Mountain’s City Park for its 49th annual show set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. more »»

Antique books donated to KHS Media Center

June 11, 2016 KINGSFORD — The Kingsford High School Media Center recently received a set of antique books. They are an eight-volume set of the “Times Encyclopedia and Gazetteer” from 1935. more »»

Lap pads donated

June 11, 2016 Eighth grade students in Tina Francis’ career classes at Kingsford Middle School completed a community service project where students made lap pads and donated them to the Dickinson County Cancer... more »»

Documentary tells history of U.P. ghost town

June 10, 2016 Like many regions of the country, the Upper Peninsula has its share of locations that are slowly fading into non-existence. more »»

‘Dark store’ bill seeks fair process for assessments

June 9, 2016 Both sides say they just want to see businesses pay their “fair share” of property taxes. What that “fair share” is — well, there’s a little difference of opinion. more »»

Find ways to reduce lead risk in homes

June 8, 2016 The problem of lead exposure is on the minds of everyone in Flint, with good reason. more »»

Elections need ability to air all views safely

June 7, 2016 In recent months, we have seen rallies for presidential candidates, both Democrat and Republican, disrupted by supporters from other campaigns. more »»

UP moose may be more than stressed

June 6, 2016 How many readers have seen a moose recently? These majestic animals, because of their size, are hard to miss if you stumble across one when hiking through the woods. more »»

Grateful for the volunteer help at Family Ties

June 4, 2016 Bouquet From Tami Tomassucci, Family Ties Adult Center coordinator, Iron Mountain: A special thank you to the Zion Lutheran Church, Jim Edberg, Iris Wallner and Laura Lobner. more »»

Grants available for habitat enhancement

June 3, 2016 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources again is offering some significant sums of money to help promote developing more wildlife habitat in the state. more »»

Good move to add CPR, AED training in schools

June 2, 2016 The Michigan Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would require that schools teach students in grades 7 to 12 how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and proper use of an automated external... more »»

Ballast measure should not weaken lakes protections

June 1, 2016 A bill that’s making its way through Congress that has a lot of people expressing alarm, has us alarmed. more »»

Tenth Honor Flight mission a great success

May 31, 2016 Another Upper Peninsula Honor Flight is in the book and it was a smashing success. more »»

Give thanks to our many heroes

May 31, 2016 Today is Memorial Day, a day when we honor and remember our fallen. Consistent with federal law, the U.S. more »»

 
 

 

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