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Articles from the August 2, 2014 edition

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 News    August 2, 2014

Michigan heads to polls Tuesday for primary elections

Tuesday’s primary election presents Gogebic County voters with a few key decisions that will impact how the November general election plays out, as well as a proposal that addresses the state’s personal property tax. The statewide measure, Propos... 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 Ryan Jarvi    News    August 2, 2014

Couple shares courthouse wedding

BESSEMER - With vows exchanged underwater or near volcanoes, and reception parties with hundreds of guests and price tags for thousands of dollars, the norm for weddings seems to be shifting toward... Full story

 
 By Ralph Ansami    News    August 2, 2014

Iron fair opens three-day run in Saxon with ideal weather

SAXON, Wis. - Nicholas Walesewicz was keeping a close watch on his rabbits as the 84th Iron County Fair opened Friday at Saxon. Ideal weather greeted fair-goers as the crowd grew around 6 p.m., while... Full story

 
 By Cortney Ofstad    News    August 2, 2014

Hurley students travel to Europe

HURLEY - For nearly a week in June, 36 students from the Hurley K-12 School traveled with eight adults to Spain, the Netherlands and France to experience European culture first-hand. Natalie Patritto, trip organizer and Spanish teacher at Hurley,... Full story

 
 By Dennis Grall    Sports    August 2, 2014

Welcome to the club

HANCOCK - Three former professional athletes who hail from the Upper Peninsula are among 10 new inductees into the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame. Paul Feldhausen of Iron Mountain spent three... Full story