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Posted on July 27th, 2021

General Aviation Terminal Reconstruction

CHIPPEWA COUNTY — The Chippewa County International Airport is receiving over $5 million in grant funds, as announced Friday afternoon.

The U.S. Department of Transportation will be awarding approximately $5,271,043 to the airport, which will be used for the reconstruction and expansion of the airport’s general aviation terminal building to improve operations and efficiency for travelers and baggage moving throughout the airport. This new building will be funded in part by a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation.

“The new building will have state of the art technology,” said Tami Beseau, airport manager. “Online meetings, conference calls and computerized presentations have become the norm during the recent pandemic and our lack of technology presented many challenges as we continued to do business.”

The airport has been working with its Federal Aviation Administration partners for over 10 years to secure funding for this project. The funding for this facility was finally secured in 2019.

The current general aviation terminal is a former military building and in need of major repair. This new terminal building will provide a warm welcome to air charter passengers and pilots flying to the Eastern Upper Peninsula. The two-story facility …


Posted on July 16th, 2021

EUP Wood Shavings – Tenant Highlight

This week we want to shine the spotlight on Eastern Upper Peninsula Wood Shavings, located in Kincheloe.

After a devastating fire destroyed their shop in December of 2018, they have rebuilt and will soon be at full production of their nationally recognized products.

Production begins in the Eastern Upper Peninsula starting with the logs which are harvested locally using a mixture of spruce and balsam. Processing and packaging are all completed at the plant in Kincheloe where there is no propane or natural gas involved in the drying process. The end result is organic, super absorbent, premium bedding.

The naturally dried shavings are highly recommended by horse owners/trainers and chicken farmers across the country. Organic bedding is great for animals with respiratory issues or skin sensitivities and EUP Wood Shavings is proud to share that its products do not contain any harsh chemicals.

You can find their products locally at Pickford Feed Service, U.P. Feeds or contact EUP Wood Shavings directly.

(906) 240-1215

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Posted on July 7th, 2021

Northern Michigan Beaches’ Voted Best in the U.S.

Sleeping Bear Dunes – Michigan Beaches

Being a true Michigander, we find it no surprise when someone tells us that Northern Michigan has some of the best beaches in the U.S. – Rolling dunes that stretch for miles. Clear fresh water that can be eerie calm one day and full of breaking waves the next. It’s an appreciation that can only be understood through experience.

Fodor’s Travel recently voted Sleeping Bear Dunes as their #1 beach in the U.S. (not near the Ocean). While the Sleeping Bear Dunes are absolutely a sight to behold, I’d like to share some of Chippewa County’s top beaches.

        1. Whitefish Point, 11 miles north of Paradise, MI, and approximately 1.5 hours drive from the Mackinac Bridge. Home to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and Whitefish Point Light Station it’s also known as Lake Superiors Shipwreck Coast. The Whitefish Point Underwater Preserve protects the shipwrecks in a portion of the bay for future generations of sports divers. The point is a popular location for rock collectors, bird watchers, and ship watchers. Warning, the water may be cold. Lake Superior rarely reaches temperatures above 60 degrees!

          Whitefish Point – Paradise, Michigan

        2. Drummond Island – Fossil Ledges, located

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