Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Job cuts endure at Indiana factories despite Trump pressure

INDIANAPOLIS — About 1,500 workers at three Indiana factories are facing layoffs despite hopes that President Donald Trump would convince the companies to reverse plans for moving production to Mexico. United Technologies confirmed Friday that the first wave of about 50 layoffs happened ...

Wozny promoted at mBank

MANISTIQUE — mBank has announced the recent promotion of Eric Wozny from a management trainee to AVP-commercial banking officer, located in Niagara, Wisconsin. Wozny started with mBank in early 2014 within the company’s Management Trainee Program part-time while concurrently earning his ...

A Southern girl with a big U.P. dream

You may have noticed Hanna’s Tea Times in downtown Negaunee. It is a delightful boutique sitting on Iron Street. This is the place where tea lovers come for high-quality tea, a beautiful presentation, and the friendly and knowledgeable Maryhanna Ockerman, also known as Hanna — the owner of ...

Flow Cytometry available in the U.P.

Flow Cytometry in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula? It does indeed exist and the laboratory at UPHS-Marquette has it. So, what exactly is this enigmatic science? “Flow cytometry is a science that enables us to phenotype or identify leukemias and lymphomas,” says Martin Renaldi, Laboratory ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Improved approaches to osteoarthritis

Would you think it controversial to say there is much modern medicine has yet to learn about health and well-being? Numerous examples can be found without much difficulty, from treatments for cancer (that don’t involve poisoning the body), to alopecia areata (the all-too common male pattern ...

Talk with the Doc: Volunteer work can help health

Perhaps the best definition of being a volunteer is as follows: A volunteer is a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself to perform a service willingly and without pay The benefits of volunteering are beneficial for the individual, and will often benefit one’s family, and your ...

‘Prescribing Practices’

MARQUETTE — Drug problems don’t always begin on a dark street corner in a shady area of town. An estimated one out of five patients with non-cancer pain or pain-related diagnoses are prescribed opioids in office-based settings, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That topic ...

Osteoarthritis treatments provide hope

Would it be fair to say that good health is a desirable goal, one that is pursued by many? Because heart disease is rampant, cardiac fitness is typically part of the plan on the road to optimal health. But how do you achieve this very desirable objective if you can’t walk or stand without ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

Grandparents Teach, too: Try writing personalized books with preschoolers

Young children may not be able to form their letters yet, but they are able to talk and draw. All they need are family members to help them write a personalized book. Children like to talk about themselves and be the complete focus of an adult’s attention. Gather some computer paper, ...

A ‘dia’ in another LANGUAGE

MARQUETTE — If you were a student taking part in Spanish Day, a mere “yes” or “no more” wouldn’t have sufficed. In fact, it might have landed you in “jail.” A “si” or “no mas,” though, were the preferred responses. Hundreds of high school students from throughout the ...

Gifting picture books can be great idea

Great books with no or few words and beautiful illustrations are fantastic for building vocabulary, love of books, writing, and drawing skills. This is not too much praise especially if they are Caldecott Award winners for illustrations. The 2017 Caldecott Medal winner is ”Radiant Child: The ...

Study: Student loan defaults rising

The stock market is up, unemployment is down but things aren't rosy for all Americans. A new analysis of government data by the Consumer Federation of America found that the number of Americans in default on their student loans jumped by nearly 17 percent last year. As of the end of 2016, ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Township Hall, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 8-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Musings of a Matriarch: Lessons of Baltimore II were well learned

When I was a kid, Lent was a scary, somber time. Fear started on opening day when the priest ground ashes into my forehead, made the sign of the cross, and told me to remember that I was dust and unto dust I would return. Mom probably walked with us to the front of the church when we were very ...

Spring BEGINS

MARQUETTE — What are now basically pots of dirt at the Mill Creek Senior Living Community in a few months should be colorful botanical specimens. Residents at Mill Creek, an assisted living and memory care facility located in the Harlow Farms Conservation Community at 1600 Mill Creek Court, ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Township Hall, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 8-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula There has been little activity for steelhead on the rivers and there have been no smelt reports. Most of the inland lakes have ice that is deteriorating rapidly. - Marquette: The ice has moved out of the harbor. The Chocolay boat launch was still iced in. Anglers have been ...

Outdoors North: Spring not here but promise worth waiting for

“I saw her sitting in the rain, raindrops falling on her; she didn't seem to care, she sat there and smiled at me. Then I knew, she could make me happy; flowers in her hair, flowers everywhere.” — Artie Kornfeld and Steven Duboff Typically, when the astronomical calendar marks the ...

Rise seen in local tick-based diseases

HARVEY — The minuscule bloodsuckers we call ticks have their place in the natural world. They provide food for other animals, for example. However, passing on disease to domestic pets probably isn’t considered its preferred role in the ecosystem. Dr. Tim Hunt, a veterinarian at Bayshore ...

Bulletin Board

Lenten activities announced MARQUETTE — St. Michael Catholic Parish of Marquette welcomes all interested persons to participate in the Lenten Mission it will be hosting from Sunday through Wednesday. Oblate Father John Graden and Mary Sellars Malloy will lead those gathered in song, ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Healthy diets begin with smart food choices

MARQUETTE — Sticking to a healthy diet may not always be easy, but there are small steps that can be taken to improve the consumption of nutritious foods, and ultimately benefit one’s overall health. With National Nutrition Month taking place every March, the Academy of Nutrition ...

Fun Flavors

By ELIZABETH KARMEL Associated Press This nan pizza is a fun way to eat the flavors of India in America’s favorite food. The popular chicken tikka masala is widely believed to have been created in England for the British palate and is actually the national dish. But it is so tasty that ...

Ban on Irish butter sparks fight in butter-loving Wisconsin

By CARA LOMBARDO Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin resident Jean Smith snatches up entire stocks of her beloved Kerrygold Irish butter from stores when visiting family in Nebraska, thanks to an antiquated law in her dairy-obsessed state that bans it and any other butter that ...

Always put God first, never mind how busy you are

A woman of Samaria came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” His disciples had gone into the town to buy food. The Samaritan woman said to him, “How can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman for a drink?” For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans. Jesus answered her ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Science Olympians unite

MARQUETTE — Where could a student go on a “Microbe Mission,” become a “Road Scholar” or fly a miniature helicopter, all in the same day and basically the same place? Those opportunities came during the regional tournament of this year’s Michigan Science Olympiad, which took place ...

Dancing ballet from preschool on

I have been in ballet since I was in preschool and I have learned a lot ever since I started. I am in ballet 1 right now and the levels are: Baby ballet, something, another thing and then primary. Then comes ballet 1 and 2, 3, 4, and maybe one more after you complete ballet 1-4 or 1-5 you ...

A Reading Rainbow

MARQUETTE — It was the day before St. Patrick’s Day, but youngsters still got a taste of the Irish holiday while learning more about the written word Thursday at “Reading Rainbow” Reading Night at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. Barb Rhyneer performed Irish fiddle music ...

Scene | VIEW ALL

Play about Boston bombing premieres

BOSTON (AP) — A documentary play about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing is about to make its world premiere in Boston. “Finish Line” is being presented by the Boch Center at the Shubert Theatre starting Wednesday. The Boston Theater Company production will run through March 26. The ...

Recent films herald more Days of Sun for musicals

So, perhaps you’ve heard: “La La Land” didn’t win best picture at the Oscars. But if every cloud has a silver lining, this one might be called golden: The Emma Stone-Ryan Gosling musical, which did win six Oscars, has been racking up box office numbers remarkable for a musical — ...