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Articles from the April 4, 2013 edition

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 By Cortney Ofstad    News    April 4, 2013

Art of attraction

IRONWOOD — Big changes have taken place at the Western Upper Peninsula Convention and Visitors Bureau in Ironwood in the past year. In November, the bureau moved to a new location, downsizing from...

 
 News    April 4, 2013

Great Lakes levels below normal next six months

TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Water levels across most of the Great Lakes are likely to remain well below average for the next six months, posing continued hardships for commercial vessels and tourist towns...

 
 News    April 4, 2013

Muskegon residents give away beach from yards

MUSKEGON (AP) — With winter all but over, most Muskegon-area residents are putting away their snow shovels and getting ready to break out their lawn mowers. For residents near Pere Marquette Park...

 
 Opinion    April 4, 2013

Jesus Christ the answer to drinking, drug problems

To the Editor: At the age of 16, I had my first beer. By the age of 18, I was a town drunk in Crystal Falls. From the age of 18 to the age of 38, I drank heavily. I spent a small fortune on a product that caused me three car accidents, one of which... Full story

 
 Obituaries    April 4, 2013

Linda K. Heikkinen

RAMSAY, Mich. — Linda K. Heikkinen, of Ramsay, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the age of 66. Linda is survived by her husband, John; and a daughter, Angie. She was preceded in death by her son, Kevin. No funeral service is... Full story

 
 Obituaries    April 4, 2013

Stanley V. Lantta

SAXON, Wis. — Stanley V. Lantta, of Saxon, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the age of 90. Stanley was born on Jan. 6, 1923, in Iron Belt, the son of Matt and Lydia Lantta. He... Full story

 
 Sports    April 4, 2013

Gordon, Mackey named to coaches' all-state team

Ewen-Trout Creek senior Dillon Gordon and Ironwood junior Adam Mackey were named to Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan all-state teams. Mackey made the Class C team after leading the Red Devils to an 18-4 season. Gordon is on the Class...