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Marquette Monthly
March, 2008

Marquette Monthly
Table of Contents
No. 245
March, 2008

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by Liz Beckman
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Cyber-pasty fun Larry Chabot
Web site offers cure for homesickness


City Notes Kristy Basolo
Highlights of important happenings in the area

In the Outdoors Don Kilpela
Winter ‘ski-dogging’ offers special outdoor experience

Arts & Humanities Pam Christensen
Hemingway celebrated in Great Michigan Read

Lookout Point Larry Alexander
Marquette economic organization celebrate milestones

Locals Becky Korpi
Local Army retiree goes back to work

More In the Outdoors Lon and Lynn Emerick
Notes from the North Country

Food & Other Important Things Don Curto
When we were young and the world was ours

Health Matters Leslie Bek
Clinic story takes another turn

More Lookout Point Cynthia Pryor
Lawsuits, meetings continue about sulfide mining

More Health Matters Jim Harrington
Study shows tobacco prevention programs cut adult smoking

Back Then Bill Van Kosky
Epidemic! Diptheria causes much local speculation

8-18 Media
Parents notified when young Michigan drivers get STOPPED

Home Cinema Leonard G. Heldreth
3:10 to Yuma, Sunshine, Stardust, Eastern Promises

This month's Brad Veley cartoon


Editor in Chief & Publisher Pat Ryan-O’Day
Managing Editor Kristy Basolo
Calendar Editor Carrie Usher
Graphic Design, Ad Production Kathy Jeske Casteel
Office Manager Kathy Jeske Casteel
Chief Photographer Tom Buchkoe

Proofreader Tyler Tichelaar
Webmaster Brian O’Day
Circulation Dick Armstrong

Contributing Artists Don Curto, David Kilpela

Contributing Writers Not Listed Above
Gerald Waite

We thank the Marquette County History Museum for their continuing assistance.

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