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A sweet shot on opening night keeps Judy Reid smiling into 2022 at the annual Hofer Ping Pong tournament last weekend in Menominee. Reid won the Class C title.

Charged with the task of throwing out one of the two first balls of the night at the Annual Hofer Ping Pong Tournament, Jay Hofer, 1, schools his mother Tori Hofer on the art of sports drama by patiently building up the enthusiasm of moment before releasing the ball.

The Hofer Ping Pong tourney resumed this year in Menominee with a smaller field and safety precautions because of the pandemic. At left, with his ball cap positioned for optimal performance, Sam Hofer gives it his all as he faces last year’s tournament Class AA champion Dave Attilla. Above, …

Flanked by the image that encompasses the spirit of the over four decades of annual Hofer Ping Pong Tournaments, Tom Hofer (left) shakes hands with his gracious opponent, Gary Reno, after Hofer won the match. Reno, a long-time friend of the Hofer brothers, is noted (via memory) to have compe…

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Marinette County Administrator John Lefebvre, seated at right in front of map, presented a conceptual map of the new mountain biking trails at the County Board meeting last month. The trail system will have 10 zones featuring varying levels of difficulty to allow skill progression for mounta…

Bartender Isabella Riesen serves up some holiday spirits Christmas Eve to a festive gathering of patrons at the Edgewater Sports Bar in Marinette’s Menekaunee neighborhood. Tonight is New Year’s Eve and area residents are encouraged to drink responsibly.