No man is an island...
Front Page, Week of August 3, 2022
Kind of a somber week this week. I’d like to offer one of my favorite poems.
No Man is an Island
No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
—John Donne, 1572-1631
Paying respect to Deb Mann
I was surprised and saddened to learn of the death of Deb Mann. Not many could match her passion for community service, and she certainly left her mark here. Below are some of the stories recognizing or featuring her from the last year.
Around 100 friends of Hancock Downtown Development Authority Coordinator and community leader Deb Mann remembered her yesterday at a gathering at Quincy Green.
“There are so many ways to describe what an amazing women Deb was. She tirelessly devoted her time and energy in making this community great through various programs, events and volunteering efforts…”
Daily Mining Gazette
Mann worked with the Hancock DDA to bring more activities to Bridgefest this year, and had plans for even more next year.
Daily Mining Gazette
This story, from slightly more than a year ago, makes it clear just how much effort had to go into the dog park in Hancock. And it was done, in large part thanks to Deb Mann.
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Colin Jackson, TV6
A Houghton County judge wants to review the Portage Township Planning Commission’s determination that resort plans for Pilgrim Point meet local zoning requirements.
Houghton County Fair: Cathy Isaacson wins Exhibitor of the Year, Ruth Salo takes home the Agnes Ahola Award (Photo gallery)
Houghton county residents represented themselves well, with incredible needlework, art, baking, floriculture, and horticulture.
The Associated Press
Joe Biden has yet to file for reelection, the UK has not changed its guidance on COVID vaccines and pregnancies, the Mississippi governor doesn’t have a private water truck, and more misrepresentations (lies) from the realm of the internet.