Planning a giant event


Congratulations to the organizers of the Niagara Centennial Celebration.

They are planning a giant event that will be entertaining and fun for all ages.

The five-day celebration at Heights Park in Niagara runs June 25-29 and will feature national, regional, and local recording and music artists on a main stage, a second music stage, a giant carnival midway with rides and games, a huge centennial parade, fireworks, food and beverages, a children’s area, a time capsule, centennial souvenirs, arts and crafts area, an all-classes’ high school reunion, and more.

A centennial button costs $10 and is good for all five days of the celebration. That’s just bucks a day. The buttons are now on sale at more than 20 locations in Marinette County and the Upper Peninsula.


From The Alpena News:

Today seems the perfect time to stop and say “thank you” to a host of people whose jobs are made harder by the frigid cold weather and snow of winter.

Specifically we think of firefighters, emergency crews, law enforcement, road crews, utility workers, mail carriers and of course, our own newspaper carrier force. Each of these groups face harder conditions in which to do their jobs this time of year and few of us would want to trade jobs with them right now.

And, there are many other groups of workers we’re sure we forgot to mention.

Imagine life out on the roads right now with fresh snow and ice and sub-zero temperatures. Can you imagine a plow driver out in the middle of God’s country at 5 a.m. right now plowing? Or, for that matter, can you imagine one of our carriers out at the same time, on a country or township road that hasn’t yet been treated, attempting to get to you your morning newspaper?

Can you appreciate what it must be like for a water department repairman fixing a broken line in sub-zero temperatures, or an electrical company worker up in the air working on a line transformer with a steady wind and snow in his face?

For all those whose jobs are made harder this time of year, we say “thank you.”