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 By Jan Tucker    News    September 29, 2014

Phillips celebrates life

ONTONAGON - Dorothy Phillips' desire to go hunting during her two days off from teaching at the Ontonagon High School in 1984 probably saved her life. Phillips was helping out a friend, the late Gladys Chamberlain, who needed medical work at... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    September 25, 2014

Ontonagon Rotary supports 'Skates for Kids' program

ONTONAGON - The Ontonagon Rotary Club Wednesday presented the Ontonagon Amateur Hockey Association a check for the "Skates for Kids" program at the recreation facility. Jason Clinesmith, president of... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    September 2, 2014

Creative floats highlight Ontonagon Labor Festival parade

ONTONAGON - Beautiful weather, large crowds, music, floats and some surprises highlighted the 57th annual Ontonagon Labor Festival parade Sunday in Ontonagon. The parade featured a special... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    August 30, 2014

Labor Day offers years of memories

When you have been involved with an organization as long as I have with the Ontonagon Labor Festival, you have many memories. For more than 50 years, with many chairmen and groups, the annual event... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    August 28, 2014

Highland Copper president to be parade marshal

ONTONAGON - Ontonagon Labor Festival officials learned Highland Copper president Dave Fennell will be the parade marshal at the Festival Parade Sunday at 2 p.m. The Ontonagon County Economic... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    August 23, 2014

Ontonagon County leads state in unemployment

Ontonagon and Baraga counties were the only two western Upper Peninsula counties to see unemployment rates improve in July, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. In Ontonagon County, the jobless rate fell from... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    August 12, 2014

Ontonagon house leveled by early morning explosion

ONTONAGON - The cause of an early Monday morning fire and explosion in Ontonagon remains under investigation, according to the Ontonagon County Sheriff's Department and Michigan State Police. A fire m... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    Opinion    August 2, 2014

Requiem for cursive

To write or not to write; to print or not to print, that is a very big question recently. Many schools no longer teach children to write in cursive, but are teaching instead to print. That program has been ongoing for several years and each year... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    August 1, 2014

Talsma named Homemaker of Year at Ontonagon fair

GREENLAND — Valerie Talsma was named Homemaker of the Year at the Ontonagon County Fair last weekend. Talsma entered the most quality items in the fair to receive the honor. Jenna Jolliff was named Junior Homemaker. Best of Show winners in various... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    July 28, 2014

Warrior Walk turns out 96 participants

WHITE PINE - Ninety-six people registered for the Chris' Warrior Walk during Warrior Weekend in White Pine Saturday. The walk honors the late Warrior graduate and athlete Chris Marshand who died in... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    July 23, 2014

Warrior Weekend to include reunions

WHITE PINE - The red and white sweaters, cheerleading outfits and basketball uniforms will come out of mothballs this weekend for the annual White Pine Warrior Weekend. Warrior Weekend is always the... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    Opinion    June 21, 2014

Living on Tucker Time

All the activities this week were done on “Tucker Time.” Tucker Time means don’t look at your watch, if we say dinner at 6, it means anywhere from 6 to 8! It has been a wonderful week at our house. All the children, grandchildren and... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    June 13, 2014

Barbecue event benefits local cancer patients

ONTONAGON - The eighth annual Barbecue Cook-off for Life added more than $6,000 to the Ontonagon County Cancer Association. On Wednesday, members of the cook-off staff presented a check for $6,390 to... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    June 9, 2014

Kids enjoy day of fishing fun at Ontonagon Marina

ONTONAGON - The weather was cool and sometimes rain fell but the Ontonagon Marina Saturday was full of children and parents for the Kids Fishing Derby, hosted by the Ottawa National Forest. The day... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    Opinion    June 7, 2014

Twins celebrate birthdays, much more together

I had a birthday this week. When you are a twin, birthdays are a little different, even from the start. It is never just your birthday. It is our birthday. The cakes have both the names, the parties are shared and the songs sung to both of you at... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    June 2, 2014

Barbecue cook-off heats up Ontonagon

ONTONAGON - Six teams competed for Barbecue honors at the eighth annual Barbecue for Life Saturday in Ontonagon. The proceeds of the dinner are donated to the Ontonagon County Cancer Association. Tom... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    May 27, 2014

Camp 911 teaches students rescue procedures

ONTONAGON - Fifth grade students from the Ontonagon and Ewen Trout Creek Schools Thursday learned about the many safety and protective programs available to them in the county. It was the ninth... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    May 24, 2014

Uotila tells Ontonagon graduates 'Never let fear hold you back'

ONTONAGON - A teacher who students said has affected not only their minds, but their hearts, as well, delivered the commencement address at the Ontonagon Area High School graduation Friday. Jon... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    April 15, 2014

Holy Family Church holds annual shadow station event

ONTONAGON - Students at  the Holy Family Church in Ontonagon perform the shadow stations of the cross  each Lenten season. Behind a scrim with illuminated light, the students enact the 14 stations... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    April 10, 2014

'Everyone a winner' in annual Meltdown

ONTONAGON - Nearly 500 pounds was lost in the annual Aspirus Ontonagon Fitness Center Meltdown which concluded with an award ceremony Wednesday. Top awards were based on percentage of loss. Team... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    April 9, 2014

Ontonagon Library hosts Fancy Nancy tea part

ONTONAGON - Six years ago Ontonagon Township assistant librarian Laura Lahaie, read a book called "Fancy Nancy", and it gave Lahaie the idea to have a tea party for the kids. Each year, the number of... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    March 4, 2014

Rockland Fire Department purchases rescue snowmobile

ROCKLAND - There were five snowmobile accidents in the Rockland, Mass-Greenland vicinity this winter and the Rockland Fire Department decided they needed to have the ability to help in the rescue... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    March 1, 2014

Rotary club plans 2014 ice-out contest

ONTONAGON — Ice is still forming on the Ontonagon River, but the Ontonagon Rotary Club is looking forward to spring. The Ontonagon Rotary Wednesday unveiled plans for Ice-Out 2014 and 50-50 tickets are available for those who wish to guess what... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    January 24, 2014

Ontonagon Rotary Club re-elects Burgess president

ONTONAGON - Ontonagon County Probate Judge Janis Burgess was re-elected president of the Ontonagon-White Pine Rotary Club. Burgess begins her second term on July 1. Serving with her and also re-electe... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    News    January 22, 2014

Ontonagon board resolves revolving loan fund lawsuit

ONTONAGON - The Ontonagon County Board Tuesday settled a long standing lawsuit aimed at a Revolving Loan recipient who was in default. Spencer Ward had obtained a $117,000 loan from the Revolving... Full story

 

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