Looking back: Here’s where 2015 went, January through June busy with a long, cold winter

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SAYING GOODBYE–A huge crowd of students, staff, former students and community members gathered for a picnic and program to say goodbye to the Pelkie School last May. Declining enrollment made the closure of the long-serving school a fiscal necessity. Above left, administrator Rich Sarau chats with students, and above right, Pelkie K-3 students eat lunch in their room.

by Nancy Besonen
As 2015 draws to a close, we at the L’Anse Sentinel pause a moment to look back at 52 issues and wonder: where did the time go? Actually, it takes a lot of moments but it’s well worth the trip. Hop on aboard for a ride you’ll find familiar as we look back on news and photos that warmed our hearts, raised our blood pressures, and everything in between. This week we look back at the first six months’ news and events. Next week we will review July-December, 2015. January: An initiative to have the county continue snow plowing services for private driveways stalled when Road Commission Engineer Doug Mills issued an even firmer “no.” The road commission voted to discontinue the service this winter, citing reductions in both funding and the work force.  To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.