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Articles from the September 29, 2014 edition


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  • Bessemer Pumpkin Fest draws large crowd

    Cortney Ofstad|Sep 29, 2014

    By CORTNEY OFSTAD [email protected] BESSEMER - Beautiful weather graced the 36th annual Pumpkin Fest in Bessemer on Saturday, with sunshine, cloudless skies and temperatures in the mid-to-upper 70s. "We're loving the weather," event volunteer Donna Frello said. "It's such a pleasure having this weather, and it's double pleasure being at Pumpkin Fest." Saturday's schedule was packed with pumpkin and non-pumpkin themed events. According to Frello, the goal of the event is to include... Full story

  • 'Hurley Pride' signs raise pride in community

    Cortney Ofstad|Sep 29, 2014

    HURLEY - Members of the Hurley K-12 School and Hurley community got artistic over the weekend, sharing their pride for the school district and the people that support it. Throughout the community, and around the school, the slogan "Hurley Pride," with a large "H" was spray painted. "An idea came to be that since there is so much pride within the Hurley School and community, why not display a classy symbol around town as a reminder of what the Hurley School is all about," elementary principal Kev... Full story

  • ORV 'Run for the Colors' vets ride draws large crowd

    Jason Jarvi|Sep 29, 2014

    [email protected] WAKEFIELD - More than 50 off-road vehicles hit the trails this weekend for the first-ever "Run for the Colors" veterans ORV ride, organized by the U.P. ORV Trail Development Association and the Western U.P. Trail Association. The riders departed from the Wakefield American Legion at 11 a.m. Saturday and took the trail east through the Ottawa National Forest, then returned to the Legion where veterans were provided a free dinner. "It's really to give our vets a chance... Full story

  • Phillips celebrates life

    Jan Tucker|Sep 29, 2014

    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 Marshfield but would be unable to drive for 24 hours after the tests. Phillips talked her into getting her checkup on Wednesday so they could go hunting on Thursday and Friday. Phillips found herself in Marshfield with nothing to do for 24 hours and decided... Full story

  • Watersmeet school looks to 'STOMP Out Bullying'

    Ryan Jarvi|Sep 29, 2014

    WATERSMEET — One of Watersmeet Township’s school colors, gold and blue, will play an important part on Oct. 6 in raising awareness of bullying. The Nimrods will drop the gold and wear blue as part of a worldwide “Blue Shirt Day” to raise awareness of bullying and cyberbullying. Blue Shirt Day is scheduled each year on the first Monday of October, which is National Bullying Prevention Awareness month. April Syria, guidance counselor at the Watersmeet school, said this is the sixth Blue Shirt Day but the first year the district is working... Full story