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SUPERIOR READS: exploring auto, folksong histories

Reviews by Tyler Tichelaar   A History You AUTO Know of Western Marquette County (1899-1968) By Robert D. Dobson   Robert Dobson is known for writing books based on researching old local newspapers, namely the Ishpeming Iron Ore and the Negaunee Iron Herald. Now his research has turned to a focus on automobiles in Western […]

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HOME CINEMA

By Leonard Heldreth Our films this month are all about ghosts, aliens and demons.   A Quiet Place Horror movies often use sounds to frighten an audience—a creaking door, howling wind, rustling noises—but John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place is set in a world that tries to remain silent. The film starts with “Day 89” in […]

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WATERSHED EVENT

By Jim Pennell In 1995, a dozen residents of northern Marquette County got together to talk about preserving the natural beauty of the land around the Yellow Dog River. That small group of locals has now grown into the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve (YDWP), a non-profit headquartered in Big Bay with hundreds of members all […]

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WWI REMEMBRANCE

Story and photos by Deborah K. Frontiera Two years ago, Sue Collins, an associate professor in the Humanities Department at Michigan Technological University, came up with the idea of a community-wide commemoration of the end of World War I and the Copper Country’s involvement in it. She formed a core committee of community members, including […]

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GREAT WAR ENDS!

Story by Larry Chabot  •  Illustrations by Mike McKinney One hundred years ago this month, The Great War—the “war to end all wars”—ground to a halt on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 as Germany and the Allies signed an armistice. The headlines blared the news: “People go […]

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MEET JEN

Stories and photos by 8-18 Media BEEP! BEEP! Your alarm is blaring at 6 a.m. It’s early, and you are having trouble getting up and out of bed and ready for work or school. Don’t worry, radio talk show host Jennifer Stephens is up earlier than you, and it is her job to help you […]

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GRAND GRAVY

Story and Photos by Katherine Larson I was barely 20, shy and inept. I was spending my first Thanksgiving far from home and had been invited by a young man I’d been dating to come to his family’s meal. What I did not expect was for him to disappear into the living room to join […]

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POLL PEOPLE

Story and photos by Katherine Larson. November 6 is Election Day! This is the day for each of us to claim the full power given to us by the Constitution: to cast our votes, to express our opinions, to exercise our sovereignty as “we the people.” It’s a great opportunity; take advantage of it and […]

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HEADING HOME

By Joseph Zyble. While many candidates and incumbents are hoping to win elections this month, Sen. Tom Casperson of Escanaba is working on wrapping up his political career. It’s not simply the fact that he has reached the eight-year term limit allotted to state senators in Michigan. Sen. Casperson’s decision to step away from political […]

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GAINING TRACTION

By Bryon Ennis. My 2010, all-wheel drive SUV usually performed well on snow-covered Upper Peninsula roads, and I credited this normally safe, sufficient traction to the four all-weather tires that came on the vehicle. However, I experienced two hair-raising episodes when, of its own accord and totally without warning, my SUV suddenly broke from its […]

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