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September 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Rebuilt Waywego Unveiled at Swap Meet

The Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum held its annual Swap Meet and Auction last September 19. The event raised money for the museum, which this winter will be used to pre- buy propane. More...

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Sea Lamprey Control Planned for Tahquamenon River

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada personnel will apply lampricides to the Tahquamenon River (Chippewa and Luce Counties) to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom.  More...

DNR EUP Citizens Advisory Council to Meet in Cedarville

From Great Lakes net pen aquaculture to deer and land management plans and a grantfunded wetlands improvement project for Munuscong Bay, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens Advisory Council will have a More...

Rare Didymo Algae Launches Call for Control, Opportunity for Study

Anglers on the St. Mary’s have been pulling up large mats of an invader algae called Didymosphenia geminate, better know as didymo. The unusual species of algae has been detected for the first time in Michigan, in the St. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters TO THE EDITOR

All Letters to the Editor must be no longer than 350 words. To be considered for publication they must be signed by the author with an address and telephone number included for verification only. More...

Obituaries

Jean A. Ficker

Jean A. Ficker, 85, of Hulbert died Monday evening, September 21, 2015 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.  Born May 11, 1930 in Cross Village, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Emma (Bachee) Kabelman. More...

Jerrick Memorial Service

A gathering of family and friends celebrating the life of Chuck Jerrick will take place Saturday, October 3 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. More...

Sports

Newberry Youth Football Team #2 – Grade Three through Grade Six

Back row: Coach James Taylor, Ryan Zellar, Chaz Bultema, Assistant Coach Dustin Phillips, Zach Burton, Jacob Davidson, Jalen Taylor, Jayden Endsly, Assistant Coach James Endsly. More...

DNR Updates Info on Lake Michigan Fishery Status

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has posted a two-page document to its Website to provide updated information about the current status of the Lake Michigan fishery.  More...

Photos

Adrian Depew serves in JV action. More...

Photo

The young bull moose in the Tahquamenon River several weeks ago has been roaming all over the north country. Last week he visited Larry White’s yard by Perch Lake.   More...

Anonymous Challenger Aids Tahqua-Land Digital Upgrade

The Tahqua-Land Theatre is making a final desperate attempt at its Digital or Die campaign to stay open, this time through a Go Fund Me fundraiser. More...

Investigation Continues into Drummond Island Shootout

The Michigan State Police (MSP) Sault Ste. Marie Post continue to investigate an incident that occurred at approximately 2: 30 a. m. Thursday, September 24 in which two Border Patrol agents were shot at on Drummond Island in Chippewa County.  More...

Local News

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Teresa Irish recently presented her dad’s story, A Thousand Letters Home.   More...

Curtis Public Library Part of Bigger Picture

Curtis Public Library provides a number of services, activities and special programs in Portage Township, but is just one of the affiliate libraries that comprise the Superior District Library system.  More...

Take Care to Maintain Healthy Smiles

Most people know that brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste, flossing and visiting your dentist regularly can prevent cavities. Good nutrition, fluoride rinses and fluoride varnish are other ways to keep your child’s teeth healthy.  More...

Columnists

Protecting the Forest

Kids Korner

National Aeronautics and Space Administration When you think about NASA, you probably picture outer space, comets and galaxies, but there is also much to explore on our home planet Earth. More...

Don’t Get Me Wrong!

The pole beans are a sight to behold this time of year. They are blotchy and tough and thick, like a snake that swallowed a litter of mice, one after another, then died, froze and baked in the sun. I can’t believe I used to eat these things. More...

The Counseling Corner

Sometimes the Kids Need to Know

As parents we want to protect our children not only from physical danger, but also from the emotional pain that life can bring. More...

Features

TRIVIA

The extended right arm of the Statue of Liberty is 42 feet long.  It arrived in New York City in 1885 aboard the French ship "Isere." The Statue of Liberty weighs 225 tons.  There are 403 steps from the foundation to the top of the torch in More...

Did You Know?

NASA researchers found a way to visualize a sonic boom. This image was created by using a technique called Schlieren imaging, which allows us to see shock waves by visualizing fluids and gases that can’t be viewed with the naked eye.   More...

Adults Can Make Difference in Lives of Foster Care Children

Volunteers are needed to serve on a 15-county Foster Care Review Board that covers the entire Upper Peninsula.  More...