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Have you ever been on stage? Two years ago, I competed in the Country Showdown with my sister at the Lower Harbor in Marquette. Now that’s pretty cool! Even better, we won and got to compete at the Island Resort and Casino! In front of an ecstatic crowd with spotlights and a professional back up […]

Oshkosh, Wisconsin – Country USA 2014 was a tremendous success. Although with headliners like Florida Georgia Line and Carrie Underwood, how could it not be? True country fans at Country USA stepped up to show their support for Elmer Aho. Thanks to Ken and Kathy Winders, Holly Stewarts and Jodie Roger for the photos!  

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Did you see Midway Rentals and Sales in the Negaunee 4th of July Parade and the Pioneer Days Parade? Teaming up with the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Chamber of Commerce (GINCC), Midway Rentals and Sales donated the beach themed trailer for the parades!  

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4th of July is all about the kids. The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum brought a float to the parade thanks to Midway Rentals and Sales. Showing off a sample of the great activities provided by the U.P. Children’s Museum, the trailer donated by Midway Rentals and Sales was decorated to the hilt and accompanied some […]

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My guitar was safe and sound – zipped up in a case with inch thick padding. So how come it started rattling when I pulled it out? Squinting into the sound hole, I noticed a Starburst wrapper. Well, that’s not it! Then I saw them. Scattered inside my guitar was a collection of sunflower seeds! […]

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There is a very distinct line between stumbling and flailing your arms over your head like a maniac. I crossed it. The pavement looked pretty hard while teetering on one foot but there was no turning back. In a desperate attempt, I threw myself to the left and landed… in a soft patch of grass. […]

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Start the Cycle is a program that introduces at risk youth to a life full of success through mountain biking. The program provides the structure for participants to achieve goals and have a sense of belonging. The goal of the program is to complete the Ore 2 Shore Epic Mountain Bike Race in August. At […]

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July 1, 2014 – Marquette, MI – Welcome to Pig-A-Palooza. Held at the Marquette County Fairgrounds, the expo is open to youth between the ages of 9 and 19 and runs for three days. Listening to presentations by livestock health and show specialists, the kids picked up quick tips on keeping their livestock healthy and […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – 06/25/14 – Customers of the Marquette Board of Light and Power have been subject to a phone scam. A caller identifying himself as either Brian or James is saying that power service will be shut off if the resident doesn’t pay their balance immediately. The number is from the Detroit area with […]

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I never thought giving my horse a bath would be so painful! When my horse pushed himself against a wall to avoid getting his feet wet, I just laughed. Suddenly alarmed, my horse lunged forward. I felt the sting beside my eye, but it faded quickly and I forgot about it, focusing instead on the […]

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