Volunteers needed for Pocket Park at UP Fair


ESCANABA — Mentors are needed to help staff the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Pocket Park during the Aug. 16-22 Upper Peninsula State Fair. Activities volunteers assist with include helping kids catch and release bluegills in the U.P.-shaped pond, shoot pellet guns or bow and ...

Crew clubs White Sox

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tyrone Taylor hit a grand slam to cap the Milwaukee Brewers’ six-run outburst in the seventh inning of a 7-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. White Sox manager Tony La Russa and outfielder Tim Anderson were both ejected by plate umpire John Libka in the ...

Many questions as NFL training camps open

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From players getting COVID-19 vaccinations to relaxed coronavirus protocols to lineup issues, particularly at quarterback, the NFL faces a multitude of questions as training camps open. At least in 2021 there is the knowledge — and lessons learned — from completing last season during a ...

Campground parade


A bike parade at Summer Breeze Campground in Breitung Township is now a two-year tradition. Owners Jerry and Nikki Atkinson again coordinated the event, providing ice pops and candy. Breitung Township Fire Department brought a truck to the Independence Day procession. In the cart are Nikki and ...

Little League State tourney in Norway

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Norway’s 9-and 10-year-old All-Stars pose after winning the Michigan District 10 Little League championship July 16 at Brackett Field at Marion Park in Norway. The state tournament begins today at Marion Park. Norway will face Birmingham at 1:30 p.m. in their first game of pool play. Team ...

Tigers win 7th straight, finish sweep of Rangers

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DETROIT (AP) — Eric Haase hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Detroit Tigers extended their winning streak to a season-best seven games by topping the slumping Texas Rangers 7-5 on Thursday. Zack Short and Victor Reyes also homered for the Tigers, who completed a four-game ...