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Art In The Alley

Munising continues enriching downtown with public art projects MUNISING – Several murals depicting the Munising area are being installed in two alleys and along Superior Street near Madigan’s Ace Hardware and Hiawatha Telephone Company in Munising. The themes of the murals focus on recreation and nature, as well as the history of Munising and communications. […]

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LEAGUE RETURNS

Marquette County group devoted to empowering voters growing By Joseph Zyble The League of Women Voters is alive and growing in Marquette County. A prior edition of the league was established in the county in 1968 operating for 38 years before disbanding in 2006. According to officials of the new incarnation of the league, the […]

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BITTER LUMPS

Wife made headlines in husband’s suspicious death Story by Larry Chabot • Illustrations by Mike McKinney This much is known: Charles Stannard was dead in his bed. As two neighbors kept watch, he passed away in the second floor bedroom of his Greenland home after suffering through 15 convulsions in the last hour of his […]

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GOOD EARTH

Young farmers rely on rich soil, natural techniques for great crops Story and photos by Katherine Larson Kate Debs and Joe Newman chose the name of their Chatham farm the way they do everything: thoughtfully, practically and with passion. So “Mighty Soil Farm” it became. “The name encapsulates our ethic and our philosophy,” Newman said. […]

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SECRET SKIES

Ishpeming native, spy plane designer profiled on History Channel By Craig Linde Premiering in June on the History Channel was a two-hour special called “Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works.” This program dealt with the history of the super-secret “Skunk Works” research facility at Lockheed Aviation and its chief designer and […]

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TALL TIMBER

Estivant Pines, the U.P.’s giant, ancient witnesses to history By Deborah Frontiera The tiny seedling near the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula didn’t know it, but it began to grow between Columbus’ third and fourth voyages to the Caribbean. This seedling struggled for light and life on the forest floor, but it beat the odds […]

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FESTIVAL

Harborfest is a fun-filled, end-of-summer celebration News Release The members of the Marquette West Rotary Club invite locals and visitors alike to join them for this year’s HarborFest to be held at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette August 22-24, 2019. HarborFest has been sponsored for almost 40 years by the Marquette West Rotary Club. […]

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PORKIES FEST

Annual music festival returns to Porcupine Mountains State Park News Release The 15th Annual Porcupine Music Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, Aug. 23-25, at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park’s winter recreation area (ski hill) in Ontonagon County. Festival-goers will enjoy three days of music performed by headline acts along with a host of […]

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August 2019: Support Groups

• Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families—Marquette. This group is open to those interested in learning about recovery from growing up in dysfunctional or alcoholic families. Sunday, 6 p.m. Tuesday, 6 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 120 N. Front St. Wednesday, 6 p.m. ALANO Club, 1202 S. Front St. 361-2563. • Alano Club. Twelve-step recovery meetings daily. […]

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August 2019: Youth Events

Escanaba Public Library 400 Ludington St. 789-7328 • LEGO CLUB: Saturday, August 10. 10:30 a.m. Children and their parents are invited. Bring your own LEGOS. Gwinn—Forsyth Township Public Library 180 W. Flint St. 346-3433 • MOON SAND IN THE PARK: Wednesday, August 7. 5 p.m. Peter Nordeen Park, corner of Flint and Pine streets. Marquette—Peter White Public […]

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August 2019: On the Town

Calumet • Shute’s. – Tuesdays: Open mic. 322 Sixth Street. 337-4430. Gwinn • Happy Hour. – Saturdays: Karaoke. 5 East Stephenson. 346-6340. • Up North Lodge. – Mondays: Trivia. 7 p.m. – Sunday, August 4: The Daydreamers. – Sunday, the 11th: Ditch. – Sunday, the 18th: Miss Alyssa and Cold Springs Band. – Sunday, the 25th: Shot Gun Kelly. – […]

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August 2019: Museums

Big Bay • Big Bay Lighthouse. The grounds of the 1896 lighthouse are open year-round. 3 Lighthouse Rd. 345-9957. Calumet • Calumet Theatre. Both self-guided and guided tours of this historic theatre built in 1900 are available. Prices vary. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. 340 Sixth St. 337-2610 or calumettheatre.com • Coppertown USA Mining Museum. The […]

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August 2019: Art Galleries

Calumet • Calumet Art Center. Works by Keith Harju will be on display July 1 through 31, with a public reception at 6 p.m. on the 5th. Days and hours vary, 57055 Fifth St. 934-2228. • Copper Country Associated Artists Studio/Gallery. Works by members and workshop participants in watercolor and oil, drawings, photography, sculpture, quilting, wood, textile, […]

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TALKIN’ TRAINS

Four railroad companies remain active throughout the U.P. By Bryon Ennis During the “Golden Era” of American railroads from the 1890s into the 1920s, some 19 independent railroads operated in the U.P. on 3,513 miles of track. One-quarter of all railroad miles in Michigan were in the U.P. But by 1920, cars and trucks began […]

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ESCANABA

… in the limelight BACK THEN • Story by Larry Chabot • Illustrations by Mike McKinney Escanaba! A resilient Yooper city on Lake Michigan that survived the Great Depression, Prohibition, two world wars, health scares, docks on fire, and other threats. Various sources mention that Native Americans first occupied the area 5,000 years ago, the […]

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