WOAS news and history

FTV: Tale of Six Rooms

     During my job interview with Elementary-Jr. High Principal Jim Ollila, we took a quick tour of the old Ontonagon High School building.  At that time, I didn’t know the history of the district. I wasn’t aware that it had only been eight years since the opening of the new high school building on Parker Avenue.  […]

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S4SD -DbD 5 Update

Greetings all – With February behind us, we are working diligently to get the posters and buttons judged so we can wrap up this year’s Strive 4 a Safer Drive – Don’t be Distracted 5 campaign. Winners will be announced in this space in the next two weeks. Thank you to MSP Trooper Jerry Mazurek […]

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FTV: Wood Stories

 When one is young, it is sometimes hard to fathom why your parents work so hard.  We always had a perfectly good coal or oil furnace in the houses we lived in, yet my father was obsessed with cutting firewood.  Of course, one needed a fireplace or a wood stove of some sort to warrant […]

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FTV: Time and Tide Part 2

     In Part 1 of Time and Tide, we examined some of the ways humans have managed to foul up Mother Nature’s handiwork.  Specifically, we looked at the mess humans caused by adjusting natural beach patterns in Bayocean, Oregon, Grand Marais, Michigan, and the Lakeshore Boulevard beach front in Marquette, Michigan.  In this segment, we will […]

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FTV: Time and Tide

       Of course, the full statement teased in the title is, “Time and tide wait for no one,” but even the shorter version will suffice for our purposes here.  Having recently finished the second hiking book provided to me by the WOAS West Coast Bureau in Eugene (William Sullivan’s Hiking Oregon’s History – Navillus Press […]

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FTV: Steve Gorman

       Steve Gorman looked into the bathroom mirror and conversed with his reflection:  “Just do what your gut tells you.” His gut replied, “Do NOT join this band, they’re (expletive deleted) crazy.”  With that settled, he resolved to stay with Mary My Hope, the band he had joined soon after relocating from his native Kentucky […]

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FTV: Oak Island

       The aptly named “Money Pit” on a little two lobed island off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada was purportedly discovered in 1795.  In a mere seventy years after the discovery, numerous groups of treasurer seekers from near and far had landed on Oak Island. Their explorations saw at least ten shafts and an […]

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