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From 1922 to Now: The Extraordinary Life of Pat Nybeck

At 102 years old, Pat Nybeck’s life is a tribute to resilience, dedication, and the profound changes over a century. Born on July 20, 1922, at her family farm in Bessemer Township, Gogebic County, Michigan, Nybeck’s early life was marked by a series of relocations due to her mother’s marriages. Raised in various towns across the Upper Peninsula, she experienced significant hardships.
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Briefs

Free Sports Physical Clinics on July 27th and 29th! Munising Memorial Hospital and Bay Care Medical Center are offering free sports physicals! No appointment necessary. Join us on Saturday, July 27th: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Munising High School Gym, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Superior Central Gym.
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Seeking Public Input Regarding Miners Falls Viewing Platforms

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is seeking public comment regarding Miners Falls Viewing Platforms and Steps Replacement Environmental Assessment. The purpose of this project is to provide safe public access to the Miners River and base of Miners Falls, while reducing impacts to the natural environment.
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Munising School Public Library News

You and your little ones won’t want to miss out on our Summer Reading/ Forest Service Adventure next Wednesday, July 24. Join us as we collaborate with the U.S. Forest Service in an offsite adventure at Valley Spur. We will all meet in the Valley Spur parking lot at 1:00 p.m. and Smokey Bear will be on hand as we explore the outdoors! We are all excited to wish Smokey a Happy 80th Birthday, hear some great stories in the outdoors, and explore while we learn! This is a great event for the whole family! Hey Kids! Don’t forget to log your reading times and earn some great prizes!
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This Week In History

Sourced from the Digital Archive at the Munising Public Library~ consider checking out this wonderful resource for your own research and/or entertainment! 135 years ago - The Alger County Republican - July 20, 1889. Advice to Young Men Young men, you are the architects of your own fortunes.
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What does “Bird Habitat” mean?

If you’re like most private forest landowners, you probably want to improve wildlife habitat. This is one of the most common goals that landowners have, but some of them want to improve the habitat specifically for birds. So, what does forest bird habitat look like? Is any forest good for all birds or is there one forest that’s better than another? The answer is “it depends!”
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Michigan’s expanding forest products industry contributes more than $26 billion to state’s economy

Timber harvests are an important part of Michigan’s $26 billion forest products economy. Michigan’s forest products industry has hit a new peak, adding $26.5 billion to Michigan’s economy, according to new data released by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
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