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June 21, 2017 RSS feed / News

Fish Hatcheries Offer Up-Close Experience

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has reared fish at its state fish hatcheries for more than a century. This summer, the DNR encourages the public to pay a visit to these unique facilities and see this important work up close.  More...

NMU Professor Wins Michigan Emmy

A documentary about the dark store issue in Michigan took home the award for best Politics/ Government Program Special at the recent 39th annual Michigan Emmy Awards in Detroit.  More...

Soo Locks Modernization Act Introduced

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Representative Jack Bergman, U.S. More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Alma College students have the opportunity to participate and receive funds to offset the cost of an “Alma Venture,” a hands-on experience that takes the theory of the classroom into a practical setting. More...

Schoolcraft Memorial to Honor Organ Donors, Recipients

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital will host its first “Gift of Life” Rose Bush Planting Ceremony in honor of organ and tissue donors, recipients and their families. The public is welcome to attend.  More...

Portage Township Discusses Emergency Services

The Portage Township Board held its monthly town meeting June 13 with 14 community members in attendance. More...

Comedy Comes to Curtis

Michigan’s own David Dyer returns to the Erickson Center for the Arts for a night of comedy Thursday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. More...

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On May 18th, Boy Scouts from around the area attended the Camp Hiawatha 50th Anniversary Camporee located just outside of Munising. Everyone who has attended or been a part of the camp over the last 50 years was invited. More...

DNR: When Encountering Snakes, Best to Leave Them Be

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources gets many questions this time of year about Michigan’s snakes. Eighteen different species of snake call Michigan home, but only one of them poses any real harm to humans.  More...

Soo Film Festival Accepting Entries

There is still time to submit a film to the 2017 Soo Film Festival. The regular deadline is June 23 and requires a small entry fee. Late entries must be submitted by July 7 with a slightly higher entry fee. More...

DNR’s Stream Fish Population Trend Viewer Updated

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently announced the annual update to its Web application designed to inform the public on local and regional trends in abundance, growth and survival of important fish populations in selected streams ac More...

Hendricks Township Adopts Noise Ordinance

The Hendricks Township Board meeting took place May 31 at the Town Hall in Epoufette, at which time a noise ordinance was adopted.  More...

St. Ignace Car Show Revs Up June 22 - 24

The auto industry’s finest creations from past, present and future will be on display when the 42nd annual St. Ignace Car Show celebrates Michigan’s love of all things car June 22 – 24.  More...

COLLEGE NEWS

Alma College has released the Dean’s List for those students who achieved outstanding academic performance during the 2017 Winter Term. Among the students named were Matthew LaRoue and Monika Tomica of Newberry.  More...

Project Fresh Coupons Available During CLMCAA Lunch, Bingo

Project Fresh Coupons will be available Friday, June 30 at the CLM Community Action Agency during its Senior Lunch. This also will be the last CLMCAA bingo for the summer.  More...

Moose Population Increases in Western U.P.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologists estimate the number of moose in the western Upper Peninsula core population area at 378 animals, up from 285 in 2015.  More...

Comedian Dyer to Offer Wry Look at Life at ECA

Comedian David Dyer was born in Grand Rapids, where he currently resides. He attended Michigan State University for four years where he studied theater.  At age 24 he decided to pursue comedy, performing at open mic nights in Lansing. More...

Turtle Day to Lure Curtis Residents Out of Their Shells

Wednesday, June 28 Curtis Public Library will hold a Turtle Program beginning at 1:00 p.m. that will be presented by the Seney National Wildlife Refuge. More...

DNR Seeks Partnerships for State Parks, Trails, Waterways

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking several public-private partners for two distinct partnership programs in order to raise awareness and financial support for Michigan state parks, trails and waterways.  More...

Help Fight “Aquatic Hitchhikers”

No matter where you are in Michigan, water isn’t far away, and this week’s Michigan Boating Week highlights the importance of protecting the state’s freshwater resources from the threat of aquatic hitchhikers.  More...

Senator Schmidt Schedules June Coffee Hour

State Sen. Wayne Schmidt will hold coffee hours with constituents throughout the 37th Senate District this month. He will visit Newberry Wednesday, June 28 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Timber Charlie’s Restaurant.  More...

COLLEGE NEWS

University officials have announced that 4,508 students received Academic Honors for the semester that ended in May 2017 at Ferris State University and Kendall College of Art and Design.  More...

Human Trafficking Increasing in Michigan, Nation

In the United States alone there are more than one million people enslaved today. Many of them were brought into the country by smugglers who specialize not in drugs, but in human trafficking.  More...

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Seventy-five new Young Eagles completed their flights on Saturday, June 10 at Sanderson Field. This was the 25th anniversary of the Young Eagles program, founded in 1992. More...