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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced publication of the Interim Rule in the Federal Register moving Michigan’s Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) Modified Accredited Advanced Zone, which includes Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Otsego, and Presque Isle counties, to bovine TB free status.… Read Full Story
by Peter Jakey—Managing Editor
Food, dancing and summer-like weather highlighted most of the 63rd annual Posen Potato Festival.
Three days and nights of special meals, parades and activities came to a close Sunday under brilliant sunny skies in the Potato Capital, but with a somewhat somber tone.… Read Full Story
by Peter Jakey-Managing Editor
Short of final figures from the recently completed County Fair in Millersburg, fair board president Rachel Goodstein said the number of entries and variety has improved.
“Two years ago, we started reinventing the county fair,” said Goodstein, who serves as media spokeswoman.… Read Full Story
by Angie Asam–Staff Writer
Construction along Third Street, or Business Route 23, is moving along right on schedule as Bolen Asphalt Paving began milling off the old asphalt Tuesday morning on the west end of the road.
Milling will be done and paving will follow with the schedule showing Bolen will be working today through Saturday and returning Monday and Tuesday of next week to finish up.… Read Full Story
by Peter Jakey–Managing Editor
The expansion of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS) into waters along Presque Isle County and northern Lake Huron could become reality in the coming days.
Supporters of the Great Lakes Heritage Center along the Thunder Bay River are anticipating a favorable announcement and are preparing to celebrate Saturday with a Community Appreciation Day.… Read Full Story
by Peter Jakey—Managing Editor
Alan Claus, 75, of Hawks was back in the mission field this summer on trips to Israel for an Alzheimer’s disease presentation and to deliver eyeglasses to another poor Central American country.
Claus, who is a member of Faith Lutheran Church, has spent thousands of dollars self-financing the trips.… Read Full Story
We’ve got a world premiere – right here – in Rogers City. “Curtain Call: The Musical,” a brand new youth musical, by playwright Maggie Gautier, opens today (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. at the Rogers City Theater.
“Curtain Call: The Musical” is the story of students and their teachers who come together to stage a play.… Read Full Story
by Angie Asam-Staff Writer
With Labor Day weekend quickly approaching the Presque Isle County Fair board is preparing for the fair. This week royalty to reign throughout the fair and represent the fair throughout the year was crowned. With Kristy Hopp earning the title of Presque Isle County Fair Queen on Tuesday, Wednesday was the day for the junior miss and princess pageants.… Read Full Story
Shianne Smolinski, the daughter of Rich and Connie Smolinski, is the new Miss Posen. Reacting with joy as master of ceremonies Randy Idalski read her name, she smiled and covered her mouth and accepted the sash and crown from Kendall Hirschman, Miss Posen 2013.… Read Full Story
Final preparations are in the works as the nine contestants for Miss Posen get set for the pageant. Final dress rehearsal is tonight (Thursday) for Friday’s pageant. Friday’s event starts at 7:30 p.m. at Posen High School. The pageant precedes the 63rd annual Posen Potato Festival set for Sept.… Read Full Story