Tag Archives: Sam Eggleston

Foundation supports field improvements

by Sam Eggleston John Sandy and the other members of the Superiorland Soccer Association envisioned a place where kids could play soccer, baseball and ride their BMX bikes without struggling for space, parking or facilities. It’s a vision the Kaufman Foundation, along with other generous supporters, could see as well. That’s why the former River Park […]

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‘Mom’s’ caters to locals, welcomes visitors

by Sam Eggleston The apple pie still was warm as it was handed over the counter to the hands of the eagerly awaiting customer. “Karen just made it,” said Betty, an employee at “Mom’s Place” in McFarland. The store, located on M-35 between Gwinn and Rock, smelled like cinnamon apples on the first truly warm day […]

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County celebrates movie anniversary

by Sam Eggleston Murder will be the driving force behind many of the activities throughout Marquette County this summer—or, to be more specific, Anatomy of a Murder will be. The fiftieth anniversary of the landmark court drama’s creation, filmed in its entirety in Big Bay, Ishpeming, Michigamme, Marquette and surrounding areas and written by local […]

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Initiative gives Republic economic group a boost

by Sam Eggleston The Republic Economic Development Administration (EDA) has new life, thanks to the refreshing breath of the Republic Rainbow Initiative. The Initiative, which was started in February, merged with the formerly defunct Republic EDA in late April with hopes of increasing the economic standing of the small western Marquette County town. “We’re trying […]

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Historic eatery celebrates anniversaries

by Sam Eggleston Most people have enough trouble trying to plan the events around a single anniversary celebration. Nancy Ferro, the owner of the Mt. Shasta restaurant in Michigamme, doesn’t mind though. In fact, she’s planning four anniversaries at one time. “It’s definitely keeping me busy,” laughed Ferro, who moved to the area from Chicago five […]

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Folk fest celebrates U.P. cultures

by Sam Eggleston During Daniel Truckey’s moves to various locations throughout the United States—the East Coast, Iowa, downstate Michigan—he began to notice one undeniable aspect of the cultures in the country: the culture of the Upper Peninsula is unique. That, thought Truckey during his journeys, is something that should be celebrated. Enter the Upper Peninsula Folklife […]

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Art, snow highlight annual event

by Sam Eggleston Teams of sled dogs will be tromping through the snow come the weekend of February 20 through 22 and the U.P. 200, but they won’t be the only ones. The twenty-first annual Glacier Glide Outdoor Art Exhibit and the Wintercharm Art Exhibit will give people plenty of chances to do some tromping of […]

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