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Have wolves destroyed the deer population?

Have wolves destroyed the deer population?

By Carol Stiffler Lou Bennett owns 20 acres of land east of Newberry and says he’s fed deer herds there for 30 years. It was perfect, he said. The woods offered plenty to eat, and many places for deer to hide. There was no pressure. Each winter, he’d feed between 250...
State champs will defend title

State champs will defend title

By Dan Hardenbrook The French Trucking Bantams are headed back to the state championship tournament. Following a masterful weekend in Munising, the team claimed the District 8 Championship on February 9 and secured their place in the state tournament in March. The...

School districts are feeling the flu burden

The flu is behaving badly. By Carol Stiffler When Brenna Pavey got to the January 29 home basketball game against Munising, she quickly heard some bad news: the entire cheerleading squad was out sick. It was going to be a quiet game unless someone stepped up. So she...
A modern hero says goodbye

A modern hero says goodbye

Ian Fishback is leaving the country By Carol Stiffler Ian Fishback became a national sensation in 2005 when he wrote to Senator John McCain about how U.S. soldiers were treating prisoners of war. Alarmed at what he considered unlawful and inhumane treatment of...
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...