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Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Hidden gems of the West End

Raise your hand if you knew about the little piece of heaven that is the West End. Don’t worry, I didn’t either until I started working at the GINCC. I live in Marquette so it never crossed my mind to seek out hiking trails and restaurants in Ishpeming or Negaunee … even though it’s ...

UPHP earns top national honor

MARQUETTE — The Integrated Care Resource Center announced this week that Upper Peninsula Health Plan MI Health Link has once again been named one of the top scoring Medicare-Medicaid Plans in the nation for overall health plan rating. This marks the fourth year in a row that UPHP MHL has ...

BP lays out long-term ambition to achieve net-zero emissions

LONDON — Energy producer BP said Wednesday it wants to eliminate or offset all carbon emissions from its operations and the oil and gas it sells to customers by 2050, an ambitious target born out of pressure to help combat climate change and keep making money. London-based BP’s goals ...

Making most out of Michigan

It started with the 2018 New York Times article, “Can Rural America Be Saved?”, but read more like, “should rural America be saved?”, which was responded to by Professor Jean Hardy, University of Michigan Research Assistant whose work on rural economic and social development is well ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Bad Love Understanding a toxic relationship

By JACKIE JAHFETSON Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The teenage years are meant to be spent finding interests, exploring hobbies and mingling with peers. And sometimes those peers can turn into more than just a friend. When teens begin dating, it can be exciting, fun and new. However, ...

Diabetic infection cause can be mystery

In the course of an average day, a physician may see people with a variety of problems and pathologies. Naturally, this will depend on the specialty of the doctor, with a neurologist seeing different conditions than a dermatologist. In the field of podiatric medicine, we have the good fortune ...

Talk with the Doc

There are many remarkable female athletes, many of whom have made it all the way to the Olympics. One of the most famous of these very talented remarkable athletes is Kathleen Ledecky. I recently learned of her amazing athletic accomplishments in her sport of swimming. Following is a brief ...

New eating disorder facility opens in De Pere

MARQUETTE — A new health program has recently opened at a health facility in De Pere, Wisconsin, to combat eating disorders. Evolve Healing has introduced an eating disorder program at its De Pere location with a staff of counselors, dietitians, a leadership team and therapy animals. The ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

Grandparents Teach, too: How to help sad or angry children relax

When children are angry or out of sorts we need many techniques to calm them down before we can talk together. No matter what it is, the situation begs for calmness. Child psychologist, Angela Pruess’ parentswithconfidence.com is a wonderful site to help. It may depend on whether there is ...

A Congo Valentine story: NMU student makes special connection

Editor’s note: This is a story about Northern Michigan University student Billy McCoy, who is in the Congo on a study program, and his marriage to a local woman. BRAZZAVILLE, CONGO — OK, I have to start with a short recap of the last 10 years. In 2010 I took a trip to Africa. I visited ...

Northern Michigan University alumnus publishes inspirational book

From Northern Michigan University MARQUETTE — Six years ago, Northern Michigan University alumnus Mylan Murphy posted a photo caption on Facebook that stated “It Only Takes 1” — as in one person, place, thing or opportunity to change someone’s life. That’s the guiding principle ...

Trump seeks big increase in career-technical ed money

By JEFF AMY Associated Press President Donald Trump is proposing a $900 million increase in education spending to teach skills and trades, in what would be a historic federal infusion into a spending area that's been stagnant for years. The announcement this week follows Trump's State of ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair 10 a.m. Yoga Chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 1:15 p.m. Tai Chi 3 p.m. Archery Gym ISHPEMING Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday ...

Slumber support: MSU sleep study to launch in U.P. nursing homes

MARQUETTE — Two Michigan State University experts are working together on a sleep pattern research study to examine and improve ways to maximize sleep in adults 55 years old and up in Upper Peninsula nursing homes. MSU assistant professor Robin Tucker of the Department of Food, Science and ...

Center stage

By JACKIE JAHFETSON Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — When two actors get on stage, a series of tiny little “plays” dispatch all at once. The lighting, the sound, the set. Each aspect complements the other. And if someone forgets their cue, everyone knows that the show must go on. This ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair 10 a.m. Yoga Chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 1:15 p.m. Tai Chi 3 p.m. Archery Gym 7 p.m. Lions ISHPEMING Open 8 ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

MI Birds are your birds

By ERIN ROWAN Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Audubon Great Lakes LANSNIG — In the midst of a cold, sometimes dreary winter season, many people don’t think about birds, which are often considered harbingers of spring. But a great variety of birds can be found ...

Objects spark memories for writer

“This shirt is old and faded, all the color's washed away. I've had it now for more damn years than I can count anyway” — Mary Chapin Carpenter The magical quality of memories to be able to attach themselves to inanimate objects, like old pocket watches and hunting jackets, is something ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula • Keweenaw Bay: Catch rates were hit or miss. Those lucky enough to catch fish found splake, brown trout, coho, lake trout, whitefish or herring when using tip-ups or when jigging. Some were trying for smelt and burbot at night, but no reports came in. Those still-fishing ...

Roll with the changes

MARQUETTE — It’s time to get rolling again. The sixth annual Polar Roll is scheduled for Saturday, and this year will involve snowshoers now as well as fat tire bike racers. Todd Poquette, director of adventure for the 906 Adventure Team, is spearheading the annual event. Entries are ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Kirk Douglas rose from poverty to become a king of Hollywood

By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer NEW YORK — He was born Issur Danielovitch, a ragman’s son. He died Kirk Douglas, a Hollywood king. Douglas, the muscular, tempestuous actor with the dimpled chin, lived out an epic American story of reinvention and perseverance, from the riches he ...

Key still making people laugh, flexing drama chops

By GARY GERARD HAMILTON Associated Press NEW YORK — Keegan-Michael Key is transitioning out of over-the-top comedies to focus more on dramatic films, and for him, itís no laughing matter. “We’ve been moving in a little bit of a new direction, where it’s a Keegan with a little ...

Curling up with a good book

Someone from a much warmer locale recently asked me what people here do to get through the winter. I told them about the wealth of winter recreation opportunities, such as fat tire biking, skiing, snowshoeing and winter camping. And although it hardly seems as exciting by comparison, I also ...

Kidman, Nyong’o, Peele talk 1st Oscar moment

By MIKE CIDONI LENNOX Associated Press LOS ANGELES — It happens in an instant: The envelope is opened, a name is called and the Oscar winner’s life and career are changed forever. To some, the first moments after an Academy Award win felt like an out-of-body experience — it came a ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Passionate about ice climbing

EMMA MINNICK Hey, winter is here so you better bundle up for this year’s season. What’s your thing? Is it skiing, snowboarding, sledding, dog sledding, or ice skating? Well, my thing is ice climbing. I’m an eleven-year-old girl climber and I love to ice climb. I also love to rock ...

‘Wonder Babies’

MARQUETTE — Fifteen-month-old Michael Schwemin of Ishpeming was taking part, with the help of his mother, in singing and motion activities during Thursday’s Wonder Babies session in the Peter White Public Library. Michael was engaged in that fun, but when the shaker balls were taken ...

Marquette resident publishes first book

MARQUETTE — The tale of a hungry feline can be a parable, and one that children can understand. Marquette resident and Northern Michigan University graduate Elizabeth Fust recently published a book, “The Hungry Kitten’s Tale.” Illustrated by part-time Minnesota resident Mary ...

Shades for Schools

MARQUETTE — In this case, “throwing shade” is not a bad thing. Spread Goodness Day, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by Marquette resident Anna Dravland, will celebrate its third year on March 13. This year, the Shades for Schools fundraising goal is $20,000, with the deadline Feb. ...

Gas tank getaways | VIEW ALL

Copper Country adventure

Houghton and Keweenaw counties exhibit a vast historical mining heritage and unmistakable exquisite beauty fanned out from the west to the northeast over what is commonly referred to as the “Copper Country.” The copper mining tradition here is displayed prominently in the holdings of the ...

Summertime on the southern shoreline

Across southern portions of Schoolcraft and Delta counties, U.S. 2 skirts the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, providing access to a range of places to explore for everyone from campers and birdwatchers to boaters, history buffs and anglers. The city of Manistique, the county seat in ...

Rest, relax & refresh

If you’ve ever pictured yourself riding up a highway along some beautiful windswept coastline, to the top of a mountain with a commanding view, then you may well enjoy the magnificent beauty of the Keweenaw Peninsula. From just outside Mass City in Ontonagon County, M-26 winds north through ...

Paddle the day away on Lake Gogebic

In the mid to late 19th century, the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway had established a station at Lake Gogebic, the area was known then for its mining, and the small locality boasted a population of 40 souls. The U.S. Postal Service office here was dubbed “Ballentine” in honor of ...

Home and Garden | VIEW ALL

Some midcentury homes in Houston decimated by Harvey floods

By NANCY SARNOFF Houston Chronicle AP Member Exchange HOUSTON (AP) — On a recent Friday morning Sam Scott walked through his house for the last time. The Houston Chronicle reports he grabbed a dust mask from his car and entered through the open garage. The door had buckled during ...

Gear and gadgets for cleaning a dirty dog from home

Those of us with outdoor-loving pets know the downside to all that freewheeling frolic: muddy paws, tangled fur and often much worse. Animal behavior experts have many theories on why some dogs roll in noxious odors. Some researchers posit that getting one’s neck into a smell is an ...

Scene | VIEW ALL

Why wait? ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ worth rushing to see

If the Hollywood mantra for making blockbusters is “faster, faster, faster,” then the creators of “Sonic the Hedgehog” have wisely ignored it. The little blue alien who can sprint quicker than the speed of light has ironically benefited from slowing it down, taking a pit stop to ...

Sing with the Symphony concert set for Saturday

MARQUETTE — The whole family will enjoy the Marquette Symphony Orchestra’s Sing with the Symphony family pops concert at 3 p.m. Saturday at Kaufman Auditorium. The performance will feature the five finalists from the MSO’s first Sing with the Symphony competition. Curt Kowalski, Jacob ...