Opinion

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3 weeks ago

Mathematical ancestry

By Nancy Battick Peter Rowlett, a mathematics columnist for the magazine New Scientist, recently wrote a column of interest to genealogists. He’d discovered that one of King Henry VIII’s Masters of the Mint was a man named Ralph Rowlett.  Peter wondered if he could be related to or descended from Ralph.  Genealogists would tackle this […]

1 month ago

City is revitalizing its social media presence

The City of Presque Isle has created a new arm extension of public information with an emphasis on social media. City officials recognize the indisputable relevance of social media in the past 20 years with its rapid growth, immediacy and easy access by local citizens, businesses and organizations. 

1 month ago

UMC today and tomorrow

To the editor:
The United Methodist Church just eliminated the 52-year-old stance that homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching.

1 month ago

City officials shouldn’t be isolated

To the editor:
I am not a resident of Presque Isle, but I have family there and spend a significant amount of money there, so I feel that I have a right to add my 2 cents’ worth.

1 month ago

Check out the newest StoryWalk

The Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library and the Rec & Parks Department celebrates the fifth year of the popular community StoryWalk path at Mantle Lake Park and returns this year with enhancements. 

1 month ago

WWII aircraft to return to Presque Isle

Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower thought the C-47 aircraft was one of the most significant military assets responsible for the Allies’ victory during World War II. 

1 month ago

Old news notices

You’ve undoubtedly used newspapers in your genealogical research for articles on major life events such as marriages or obituaries. But there’s more to be found in newspapers than these. The smallest of items can reveal what was happening in your ancestor’s life. I’m referring to legal notices.