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Proper display of the U.S. Flag

June 13, 2014 “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. more »»

Time for annual family garage sale

June 12, 2014 Warmer weather is here to stay and, it’s time for the annual chore of spring cleaning. One great way to earn spending money — and rid the house of old junk — is to hold a garage sale. more »»

Only use a pro for your tattoo

June 11, 2014 If you’re planning on getting a tattoo, make sure it’s from a professional and not your friend, says a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventio. more »»

Danger with dam activities

June 10, 2014 A fatality and a near fatality have occurred this spring due to people seeking recreational activities below hydro-electric dams operated by Wisconsin Public Service on the Peshtigo River. more »»

Misplaced priorities at the VA

June 10, 2014 By U.S. Rep. more »»

GOP struggles to recruit black voters, candidates

June 10, 2014 By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press SMYRNA, Ga. — Like an eager date, Leo Smith showed up at Mount Zion First Baptist Church with a bouquet of flowers in hand. He wasn’t seeking romance. more »»

Latest example of broken promises

June 9, 2014 You might remember a few years back, shortly after taking office, President Obama, sent a memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies. more »»

The VA’s genuine kindness

June 7, 2014 From Thomas A. Bengston and the family of Gilbert Brian Bengston, deceased, of Williamston, Mich. more »»

Complete the school survey

June 6, 2014 If yours is one of the 1,500 households to receive a Dickinson County Schools Consolidation Survey, we urge you to take the time to complete it and send it in. Surveys need to be returned by June 2. more »»

Recreation area comments sought

June 5, 2014 If you enjoy one of the Upper Peninsula’s greatest natural wonders — Piers Gorge — mark June 11 on your calendar. more »»

Plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions

June 4, 2014 President Obama’s plan to cut the pollution discharged by America’s power plants will affect the entire natio. more »»

Who will watch the children?

June 3, 2014 The school year is rapidly coming to an end. Children are being released for their three-month vacation. more »»

Never leave your child alone in a car

June 2, 2014 As the summer-like heat arrives in the Upper Peninsula and northeastern Wisconsin, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), Michigan State Police and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson are... more »»

Let the people decide

June 2, 2014 EDITOR: I was surprised to learn that Dickinson County is funding the Almost Home Animal Shelter with $15,000 this year, and that the county gave them $25,000 of our tax dollars in 2012. more »»

True to your own ideals

June 2, 2014 EDITOR: Here’s my advice for graduates. One of my favorite quotes and poems by an anonymous author is: “It’s not enough to have a dream unless I’m willing to pursue i. more »»

What a great tribute

May 31, 2014 From Agatha Cavaiani of Kingsford: Bouquets to the Sons of the American Legion Post 363 of Kingsford for presenting the Breen Avenue Senior Citizens Center of Kingsford with a new American Flag from... more »»

Biggest sports event of the year

May 30, 2014 The greatest school sports spectacle in the Upper Peninsula — the U.P. Track and Field Finals — are about to begin. more »»

Animals need spring vaccines

May 29, 2014 Rabies, West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Leptospirosis — oh my. It’s spring and our animals need their vaccinations. more »»

It happens every summer

May 28, 2014 Drowning is the nation’s fifth leading cause of accidental death for all ages and the second leading cause of unintentional injury for children age one to 14 years, reports Community Service Trooper... more »»

Protect against ticks, mosquitoes

May 27, 2014 As the weather warms and people begin to spend more time outdoors, it is important to take precautions against mosquito and tick bites. more »»



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