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Deadly home fires on the rise

January 16, 2015 Tragedy struck in the town of Dunbar, Wis., this week. Eight-year-old Emilee Gill, a first grader at Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine Schools, perished when her family’s home on Collins Lane caught fire. more »»

Streamlining HIPPA information sharing

January 15, 2015 The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, otherwise known as HIPPA, helps keep your private medial information private. more »»

U.P. energy crisis solution

January 14, 2015 Sometimes, lawmakers’ response to Upper Peninsula needs are as slow as dial-up internet. Sometimes, they surprise us. more »»

On-going fight against flu bug

January 13, 2015 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza activity in the U.S. remains high overall and is likely to continue for several weeks. more »»

January Cervical Awareness Month

January 12, 2015 January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and Marinette County Public Health urges every woman to talk to their health care provider about preventing cervical cancer. Each year in the U.. more »»

A gem in the middle of the U.P.

January 10, 2015 From Dave & Rhonda Wickerham of Crystal Falls: We want to thank the Friends and Patrons of Crystal Theatre. more »»

Most readers oppose gas tax

January 9, 2015 With gasoline prices comfortably affordable, it’s easy to imagine a small fuel tax increase to improve Michigan roadways. But you don’t think about it for long. Michigan Gov. more »»

Birth Defects Prevention Month

January 8, 2015 January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, and Marinette County Public Health’s suggestion for Marinette County’s New Year’s resolution is to do everything we can to give our newborns the... more »»

National Radon Action Month

January 7, 2015 January 2015 has been declared National Radon Action Month by the Environmental Protection Agency. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department is working with the U.S. more »»

Extreme cold is dangerous

January 6, 2015 Temperatures are forecasted to hover around zero degrees with wind chills at 25 below or colder the next coupled of days. This extreme cold can be very dangerous. more »»

Keep your pets warm in winter

January 5, 2015 The cold weather is here and while that may be an inconvenience for us, it can be life-threatening for outdoor pet. more »»

Dependable, reliable

January 3, 2015 Bouquet From Agatha Cavaiani of Kingsford: Bouquets to the Kingsford snow plow guys during our recent heavy snowfal. more »»

Time to remove the Christmas tree

January 2, 2015 The gifts have been opened, the ornaments are starting to sag, and the fallen pine needles are multiplying daily. more »»

Healthy lifestyle in the new year

December 31, 2014 It’s the most wonderful time of year. It’s also the time for New Year’s Resolutions. A healthy lifestyle leads to a better life. Many people have that same resolution. The trick is staying healthy. more »»

Say no to wood stove regulations

December 30, 2014 Michigan Legislature has passed Sen. Tom Casperson’s legislation to make sure that Michigan residents aren’t saddled with state regulations on the use of their wood-burning stoves. more »»

Measles vaccine is highly effective

December 29, 2014 From 2001-2012, the average number of measles cases reported nationally per year was 60. more »»

Making a difference

December 27, 2014 Bouquet From Denise Formolo, Iron Mountain, UPCAP Services Inc., Office of Community Corrections: T’was the night before Christmas and I sat to reflect on all the good people this year I had met. more »»

Yes, it’s possible to quit smoking

December 26, 2014 Most smokers say they want to quit and many will make a New Year’s Resolution to quit in 2015. If this is your year to quit, the American Lung Association shares five tips to help you: — 1. more »»

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

December 24, 2014 Francis P. Church, an editorial writer for the now-defunct New York Sun, probably said it best. He was on that newspaper’s staff when an 8-year-old girl named Virginia wrote a letter to the editor. more »»

Provide safe sleep space for infants during holidays

December 23, 2014 During the holidays, people often travel away from home to gather with family and friends. more »»



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