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The U.P. Children’s Museum Swept the 4th of July Parade Thanks to Midway

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 […]

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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June 19th 2014, Marquette, MI – What’s the big deal about a fish fry? It’s just a basket of fish, right? Well, I really can’t be a judge. While passing by the Crossroads Bar and Grill yesterday, I realized I had never eaten at a Friday fish fry. Now this would have been enough of […]

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6-18-14 Marquette, MI – Even on the windiest of days, these agitators are ever present. Swarms of over 100 mosquitoes circled like a school of sardines, blocking my path. After readjusting my ear buds, I felt a strange buzzing in my ear. Shaking my head sideways, I concluded that a mosquito had slipped into my […]

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June 4th 2014, Marquette – The Marquette County Fairgrounds held their first annual open house to showcase the variety of events held at the Fairgrounds. Inside the fairgrounds, attendees could take part in a scavenger hunt while munching on the buffet. In a stroke of luck, my name was drawn for a door prize! Unfortunately, […]

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