Tag Archives: Tia Platteborze

It’s ribbons all around for 4-H kids

These are a few things you think of when you go to the Upper Peninsula State Fair: kids screaming while riding rides, midway hawkers calling “try your luck” and eating elephant ears. Well, those aren’t the only things that grace the fairgrounds in Escanaba every year. Throughout the fairgrounds, there are a dozen or so […]

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Young filmmakers inspired by Michigan film festival

By: 8-18 Media The fifth annual Traverse City Film Festival wrapped up early last month, but its influence is continuing on in the minds of the many young, aspiring filmmakers from Michigan who attended. Youth from the Traverse City area, as well as other areas of the state, are attending the festival each year to have […]

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Children, community come together during forest fire

by 8-18 Media On May 20, 2009 a fire broke in a rural, but fairly populated area off of County Road 581 south of Ishpeming. The fire was caused by a fallen power line and resulting sparks. Because of the very dry and windy conditions, the fire spread quickly. The fire burned for several days […]

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4-H kids from across U.P. compete in Horse Bowl

by 8-18 Media More than 100 kids gave up a recent Saturday to go to the Forest Park High School in Crystal Falls to be drilled, question after question. The questions weren’t on algebra or history; instead they were about something the kids love—horses. During the recent Upper Peninsula Regional Horse Bowl, which is run […]

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Ishpeming area kids stay safe on New Year’s Eve

by 8-18 Media It’s New Year’s Eve, and the gymnasium at the Ishpeming High School is filled with local teenagers, along with some parents and volunteers. The group of roughly 100 youth will ring in 2009 and will spend the entire night at the school as part of an All Nighter event sponsored by Good […]

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