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Curtis loses two in house fire

Curtis loses two in house fire

By Carol Stiffler The Curtis community is reeling from an unthinkable loss. On the morning of Saturday, January 18, a fire destroyed the home of siblings Mary Burton, 69, and Rod LaFond, 73, and claimed both their lives. The fire broke out in the morning, and sources...
Read by Grade 3 hits now

Read by Grade 3 hits now

By Carol Stiffler Between now and May, third graders have a huge task ahead of them: Learn to read proficiently in time to pass the M-STEP assessment test at the end of the school year. There’s no real reward, but the penalty is huge – third graders who cannot...

Teams Take to Trails in Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Races

By Dan Hardenbrook More than 50 mushers and their sled dog teams took the trails of northern Luce County last weekend for the 20th Annual Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Races. The race returned to the magnificent Muskallonge Lake State Park for the kick start to the...

Five U.P. school officials will meet with Whitmer

By Carol Stiffler Five regional school superintendents will meet with Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday, Jan. 8, when she hosts a ceremonial signing for the supplemental funding bills she signed two weeks ago. The supplemental bills restored $573.5 million in...

The fish are biting, but be cautious on the ice

By Carol Stiffler Like a siren call, the ice on the Manistique Lakes has already attracted hearty fishermen. Though winter only technically began days ago, the ice is already thick enough in some places for snowmobiles to cross over. “The fishing’s good,” said Mick of...
LP press expansion is breaking records

LP press expansion is breaking records

Newberry’s manufacturing giant Louisiana-Pacific Corporation recently expanded the size of its press, a $14.5 million project that makes it possible for the plant to increase its output by roughly 15%. And, thanks to technology, they’re managing the...