May, 2008

Despite war, some girls still consider military option, , by 8-18 Media

With wars dragging on in Iraq and Afghanistan and the dangers faced every day by soldiers— including female soldiers, in many cases—is the military still a viable option for girls starting out in life? For many, it is. According to the Department of Defense, as of January, there were 194,277 females in active duty out […]

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MCHS looks to future, seeks donors, by Tracey Weber and Ann Brownell

In 1974, a small group of people concerned about the animals of Marquette County created a not-for-profit organization called the Marquette County Humane Society (MCHS). The organization’s mission is to create awareness of the importance of spaying and neutering of all domestic pets, and provide safety for animals who are strays, as a result of […]

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Cohodas Literary Prize winners announced

NMU has announced the 2008 Cohodas Literary Prize award winners. First prize went to “On the Possibility of Tolerant Religion” by David Hilden. “It seems clear that we must separate what we probably know from what we simply believe, or else we will become intolerant,” Hilden wrote. “…Elsewhere, the preponderance of faith has been far […]

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Heroes for the uninsured named, by Nancy Mathews

Six exemplary health care providers from across Upper Michigan will be honored May 1 for their contributions in providing services to uninsured Upper Peninsula residents. They will receive 2008 “Hero for the Uninsured” awards at an evening recognition dinner at Upfront & Company in Marquette, sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Health Access Coalition (UPHAC) in […]

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Tips offered for summer food safety, by George Sedlacek

With summertime quickly approaching and backyard barbeques and family picnics on the horizon, the Marquette County Health Department reminds the public about proper food handling and that food safety is not an option, but an obligation. Consumers need to know simple steps they can take to prevent foodborne illness. “As the temperature rises, so does […]

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Watson Olson receives Evergreen Award, by Ann Gonyea

Recognized for her work on behalf of others, especially youth and families, Judy Watson Olson was honored as recipient of the 2008 Evergreen Award of Marquette County. The award was announced at the Lake Superior Community Partnership annual dinner on April 11. Watson Olson was recognized for accomplishments in her career promoting positive youth development […]

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Local stop may take away lack-of-vacation blues, by Don Curto

A month ago, on or about April 1, we had a wonderfully great snowstorm and blizzard. That one was followed by another, almost as great, on April 11 and 12. Why was it great? It was so because later in the day, after businesses, schools and museums were closed, the snow stopped falling, the wind […]

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Notes from the North Country, by Lon and Lynn Emerick

If you take paths less traveled in the Upper Peninsula, wondrous discoveries wait around every curve. Like dark mysterious rivers, old pathways flow quietly through the forests, taking the explorer back through time to a simpler era. Following ancient woods roads, old fire lanes and abandoned railway spurs whither they wander is addictive. They offer […]

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Bike events encourage health, commuting, Jennifer Binkley Power

The bicycle is the vehicle of the future. It has a competitive edge in urban transit: it is efficient, economical, healthy, ecological, fashionable and fun. Too often overlooked and underrated, the bicycle is a simple and pleasing way to get healthier while saving our environment and reconnecting with the community. The value of bicycle commuting […]

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Mine opponents speak at London meeting, by Cynthia Pryor

Four community leaders took their opposition to the proposed Upper Peninsula sulfide mine to the United Kingdom where each spoke at the annual meeting of London-based Rio Tinto, the mining giant and parent company of Kennecott Eagle Minerals Co. Before a gathering of thousands, Susan LaFernier, vice president of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, was […]

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Pictured from left are Betsy Morals, LSCP Director or Marketing and Communications, Michelle Hoggard, Manager, Don Messer Jr., Board Member/ Tribal Council Member, Tony Rabitaille, Chairman of the Board of Aanikoosing Inc., Andrew Chosa, Chief Executive officer Aanikoosing Inc., Caralee Swanberg LSCP Vice President of Economic Developement, don Gladwell, Marquette County Ambassador, Jim Grundstrom, Marquette County Ambassador

City Notes – May 2008

Highlights of what’s happening in and around town Mailbox Dear editor As the vacancy pastor at Victory Lutheran Church at 315 Explorer, I am writing to bring to your attention an extremely heart-warming community event that occurred on April 21 at Victory. As the Sawyer Community is aware, Victory has an emergency food pantry for […]

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Local authors, publishers celebrate UPPAA’s ten-year anniversary, by Tyler Tichelaar

Anyone who has ever wanted to write a book, written a book but doesn’t know how to get it published or already is a published author but wants to learn how to market a book can join the dozens of other writers and publishers who will descend upon the Peter White Public Library on May […]

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A look back at Marquette’s ‘other’ marina, by John Cebalo

The Presque Isle Marina flanks the city’s most cherished land holding, fronting the magnificence of Lake Superior, its setting is one of natural splendor. Overshadowed by the Cinder Pond, the marina is out of the boating mainstream, its infrastructure is rusting, corroding and sagging. The facility has an interesting history, an active lifespan and a […]

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