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Just Bill – Yearly change is slow, but in a generation

By Bill Diem A few things are new in Portage Township since last summer. I don’t see it all at once, but little by little the changes become apparent. What happened was, I flew from Paris to Marquette last week, got a ride from Mark Gordon to Curtis, and am now nearly...

Doctor, why? Should I be taking vitamins?

by Paul M. Dake, M.D. Q:  A few days ago, I saw my doctor for a routine physical and, among many other questions, was asked about whether I take any over-the-counter vitamins.  I’m in my early 50’s and have, in fact, taken some sort of vitamin daily for quite a few...

Mark Farner loves this area

By Carol Stiffler Rock musician Mark Farner, a Flint native, has long been a fan of the U.P., and the McMillan and Curtis areas in general. “I first started coming when my friend bought a bar up there,” Farner said. “It was Mick’s Tally Ho in Curtis – their...

Local stars shine one last time

By Dan Hardenbrook Saturday was a special day for top-ranked former high school football players from around the Upper Peninsula as the top senior players from last season suited up and represented their schools one last time. Newberry Linebacker Johnny Nutkins, a...

Getting to know you: Marie McNamara

By Sterling McGinn If you are a McMillan Township resident, Marie McNamara will be your new clerk. She is not a stranger to the township and is familiar with the election process and the many tasks required of the position. Marie McNamara (nee Bergman) was born and...