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FTV: Old Schools

     Back during the 1966-67 school year, my eighth grade study hall would meet in the Kaufman Auditorium at Marquette’s Graveraet Junior High.  With the plush velvet curtains covering the windows and stage, it always seemed a bit dark, but if one didn’t have enough homework to keep them busy, there were a lot of interesting […]

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FTV: David Brinkley – Part 2

       The late David Brinkley was not one of my go to sources for information in my formative years.  My father watched Walter Cronkite each night when WLUC-TV 6 was a CBS network affiliate (and the only channel we received).  Even when cable TV entered the picture, our household relied on Uncle Walter for both […]

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COVID-19 Update

Greetings – just wanted to let everyone know that we are broadcasting on a limited schedule because a) I am here cleaning and sanitizing, looking to the future, and b) it gives us a chance to advertise the school district food distribution program – at present, they school staff is serving over 200 families on […]

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FTV: David Brinkley

  David Brinkley’s 1995 Memoir (Knopf Books) is on one hand a fascinating story of his life.  Born in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1920, he grew up in the same era as my father.  Contrasting Brinkley’s tales of growing up in the post-WWI south with my dad’s stories of his early years in Wakefield, Michigan, I […]

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FTV: Hough’s Heroes

       In the movie Kelly’s Heroes (1970 – MGM Pictures), Kelly (Clint Eastwood) leads a rag-tag assemblage of soldiers deep behind German lines with a singular goal in mind.  While his commanding officers mistake Kelly’s assault as an unbridaled act of bravery, his real aim is to raid a bank vault containing gold bars hidden […]

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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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