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High schoolers return to class

High schoolers return to class

by Nancy Besonen Baraga and L’Anse Area Schools welcomed their full student bodies back to the fold when classes resumed after the holiday break on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. The… Read more »

County reappoints Miron, shelves retirement pay; Koskinen’s commissioner retirement fund proposal ‘nullified’

County reappoints Miron, shelves retirement pay; Koskinen’s commissioner retirement fund proposal ‘nullified’

by Barry Drue The Baraga County Board of Commissioners wrapped up two loose ends lingering from the regular December meeting with a remote Zoom session on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020…. Read more »

Tribal Health, hospital roll out vaccines; Administer first doses; more coming

Tribal Health, hospital roll out vaccines; Administer first doses; more coming

by Barry Drue The long-awaited first round of COVID-19 vaccines hit Baraga County last week. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which must be stored and shipped in super-cold conditions arrived last Tuesday,… Read more »

Bethel, volunteers quietly fill community needs; ‘This is a great place to live—and great place to give’

Bethel, volunteers quietly fill community needs; ‘This is a great place to live—and great place to give’

by Barry Drue For thirty years a Christ-centered effort to meet the needs of folks in the larger community has been spearheaded through Bethel United Pentecostal Church. Pastor Terry Langston,… Read more »

Funeral homes rise to answer COVID demand

Funeral homes rise to answer COVID demand

by Nancy Besonen Area funeral homes are rising to the challenge of increasing COVID-19 mortality rates in Baraga County. Jacobson Funeral Home and Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, both of… Read more »

Bayside: 50 COVID residents, 13 deaths, 25 staff positives

Bayside: 50 COVID residents, 13 deaths, 25 staff positives

  Management at Bayside Village Nursing Home, L’Anse, responded to the Sentinel, updating COVID status Monday afternoon, Nov. 30, 2020. Bayside is a subsidiary of Baraga County Memorial Hospital. It… Read more »

Deliver Little Bro’s Thankgiving meals to elderly; Taking extraordinary measures to ensure COVID safety

Deliver Little Bro’s Thankgiving meals to elderly; Taking extraordinary measures to ensure COVID safety

by Barry Drue The annual Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Thanksgiving dinners will be offered again this year at numerous area locations, with delivery but no on-site dining in…. Read more »

New life for community Thanksgiving dinner; Volunteers working through COVID rules for take-out meal

New life for community Thanksgiving dinner; Volunteers working through COVID rules for take-out meal

by Barry Drue A long-standing local Thanksgiving tradition is returning to the community. For most of the last 20 years the Bethel United Pentecostal Church and a host of volunteers… Read more »

Clerks, poll workers run efficient election

Clerks, poll workers run efficient election

by Barry Drue A huge turnout, thousands of first-time absentee ballots, a long ballot, endlessly long voting lines, a COVID pandemic and all the controversy of this entire national election… Read more »

Shelter staff carries on mission remotely; Shelter home selected for ‘Giving Tuesday’ funding

Shelter staff carries on mission remotely; Shelter home selected for ‘Giving Tuesday’ funding

by Barry Drue Baraga County Shelter Home staff and volunteers want the larger community to know all of the shelter’s traditional services are being provided to clients in need. The… Read more »

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