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The gas station with 6,000 Facebook followers

By Pete Wurdock Since when does a gas station/convenience store in the middle of the Upper Peninsula have almost 6,000 followers on Facebook? When you realize it is Mater’s Stop-N-Go in Seney, you’ll understand. Located at the eastern end of the Seney Stretch, Mater’s...

The man who kayaked over the falls

By Carol Stiffler Marcelo Galizio knew what he was doing when he stepped into the Tahquamenon River on Monday, November 15, dozens of yards from the top of the Upper Tahquamenon Falls. He studied the water: watching how it behaved that day. “I spent a good 20 minutes...

TAS Board Joins EUP Connect Collaborative

By Dan Hardenbrook Tahquamenon Area Schools voted to join the massive EUP Connect Collaborative project to bring high-speed internet access to every 9-1-1 address in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. The school board opted in at their regular monthly meeting Monday night....

Newton Township residents hear presentation on proposed quarry

By Sterling McGinn Gould City area residents filled the Newton Township Hall on Monday, November 8 to hear a presentation about the proposed quarry to be operated by the Carmeuse mining company. Many are concerned how the limestone mining will affect their daily...

HNJH will open an Eckerman clinic

Construction of a new health clinic in Eckerman, which will be operated by Helen Newberry Joy Hospital, is underway.  The clinic is located on M-28 east of Newberry near the intersection of M-123.  The Eckerman Health Clinic is expected to open in the spring, and will...

Kersh’s Market relocates in Germfask

By Pete Wurdock Kersh’s Market in Germfask, located right on the Manistique River at the intersection of M-77 and Ten Curves Road, has expanded into an unlikely setting: an old church. The market is owned and operated by Jeff and Cathy Kershner, who moved to Germfask...