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Island Resort and Casino Hosts Texaco Country Showdown Saturday 7pm September 10, 2011

Escanaba – September 10, 2011-  The Island Resort & Casino in Harris will host the Michigan State Final of the 30th Annual Texaco Country Showdown, America’s largest country music talent search. Great Lakes Radio General Manager Todd Noordyk said, “We have been involved in the showdown for 20 years and have consistently been delighted with […]

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Good Weather Ahead But What’s With The Cool Temps

Ishpeming – 09/07/ 2011- Marquette Doppler radar indicated no bad U.P. weather in sight for miles. Clear sunny skies forecast for Monday and Tuesday but cool temps and now spotty frost suggested both evenings. Hum, frost possible near Ole Ish. My mind wanders … will the onions in Ishpeming make it? Pictured are some lonely […]

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My Ishpeming Friend Helped Me With A New View Of Congress

Ishpeming – 09/06/2011 – We are all familiar with a Herd of cows, a Flock of chickens, a School of fish and a Gaggle of geese. However, less widely known is a Pride of lions,  a Murder of crows (as well as their cousins the rooks and ravens),  an Exaltation of doves and, presumably because […]

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Bucks Restaurant Packs A Better Burger With Generous Steak Fries, Ummm

Ishpeming –  August 29, 2011 –  Summer ends with a bang on the Weber grill at my home.  I enjoyed the finest burger of the summer pictured below.  So feeling real good Monday morning, I set out for a day’s work which included a visit to Wilderness Sports to work on a promotion Sandy had […]

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Choice U.S.D.A. Beef Hamburgers On The Grill In The Upper Peninsula

Negaunee Township –  Sunday August 28, 2011 –  Big, moist, pink in the middle, juicy beef burgers bust my buttons as cooked on the deck on a sultry, warm, southerly breezed summer Sunday afternoon.   I mean come on!  The burgers are better on the Weber over charcoal on a warm U.P.summer afternoon.  With summer’s impending […]

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Ski Club Receives Local Donation From Business Association

Ishpeming -08/25/2011 – The final Thursday Night Summer Concert Series held a special presentation from Charlie Anderson, Chairman of the Ishpeming Business Association. Bob Henderson of the Ski Club received a check of $686 from the Business Association. Elaine’s Place and  Congress Pizza were the first and second place businesses generating money for the Business […]

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SOUTHERN HOME SECURITY SYSTEM (Who needs ADT?)

  1. Buy a pair of size 14-16 work boots. 2. Put them on front porch with a copy of Guns & Ammo. 3. Put some giant dog dishes next to boots & magazines. 4. Leave note on your door: “Bubba: Me & Bertha went for more ammo & beer. Back soon. Don’t mess with […]

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The Upper Peninsula State Fair Seems As Busy As I Can Remember Since 1992

Escanaba – August 19, 2011-  Friday at the Upper Peninsula State Fair was standing room only.  The midway was packed with folks trying out the games,                 seeking out Norms french fries, waiting in line for Croatian Chicken,  buying pop & cotton candy, and rides on the giant […]

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Palmer Fire Department Hosting Heritage Day Fund Raiser For Kids

Palmer – 08/18/2011- This Saturday the Palmer Fire Department is hosting a fund raising event at Kid’s Park from noon until 6 pm in Palmer. Their annual event to raise funding for Fire Prevention Week supplies for neighborhood kids will include a food menu of deluxe B-B-Q pork sandwiches, mouth-watering corn on the cob potato […]

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Escanaba – August 15, 2011 –  You could call it Escanaba in the sunlight. Its fair week. Traffic bustles past the fair grounds. A trio of trucks with hot rod tractors just passed the Cherry Lane ice cream shop next to the fair grounds. I saw a hundreds of travel trailers parked at the fair […]

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