Tag Archives: Carrie Usher

Jumping in

By Carrie Usher Four seasons of fun—the U.P. offers a variety of recreation activities year-round. Skiing, ice climbing, mountain biking, fishing and hiking are just a few outdoor sports popular in area. While most can be enjoyed and completed alone, it can be intimidating to learn new activities without the aid of a coach, or […]

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State motorcycle rally returns to U.P.

by Jim Pennell The parking lot of the Marquette Holiday Inn will likely have more motorcycles than cars this month when the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) make it the headquarters for its Roar the Superior Shore rally from August 13 through 15. The ride is being organized by the Michigan Harley Owners Group. Dee Sparks-Boak […]

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Don’t hold your breath

by Carrie Usher Commonly questions asked of scuba divers in the Upper Peninsula: “People dive in Lake Superior? Isn’t it cold? You must wear a dry suit, right?” Answers: Yes. Only, if you’re not dressed appropriately. It depends. Divers have been exploring the depths of Lake Superior for years. Whether that exploration means completing a […]

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Fun outdoor event to benefit homeless

by Carrie Usher It may surprise you that homelessness affect more than just those living in urban areas. In fact, there are sixty-one homeless individuals, including children, in Marquette and Alger counties. This number includes those living in shelters, on the streets, domestic violence victims and people who are discharged from institutions who do not have […]

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Mentoring Matters, by Carrie Usher

“Treat others how you wish to be treated” is a common phrase many children hear from their parents while growing up. As a child, it can be difficult to listen to every word parents say. Many life lessons are learned at a young age; however, it may take time to fully appreciate them. But what […]

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County faces three millage proposals, by Carrie Usher

On August 8, Marquette County voters will be asked to decide the fate of three millage proposals that are up for renewal. The proposals were approved in 2000 and voters will decide if those services will continue for residents. County Proposal A The first proposal, County Proposal A for Continuing Services for the Aging states […]

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