Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

VAST, Iron Range Agency recognized

MARQUETTE — At a recent executive meeting, Frankenmuth Insurance recognized VAST of Marquette, and Iron Range Agency of Ishpeming as “Preferred” partners for 2017. The distinction is awarded to the top 15 percent of all independent agencies representing the insurance company, and is ...

Barton now a private wealth adviser

MARQUETTE — Patricia K. Barton, with Ameriprise Financial, financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., has become an Ameriprise Financial private wealth adviser. Barton with an office in Marquette, is among the 15 percent of roughly 10,000 Ameriprise Financial advisers ...

Tradeoff: No cash but faster lines as restaurants forgo currency

NEW YORK — The lunchtime lines at Dos Toros move faster these days — customers don’t fumble for bills or coins, and employees don’t make change. Since around New Year’s, the Mexican food chain has been cashless. “For the vast majority of customers, there’s no reaction at all; ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Paralympian tests custom prosthetic device constructed by NMU students

MARQUETTE — On April 17, U.S. Paralympian Kelly Allen tested out a custom-made prosthetic made by Northern Michigan University students in an advanced mechanical kinesiology course to help Allen improve her kayak performance. The class had been collaborating with Lynn Vanwelsenaers, ...

Foot implant helps knee, back pain

Advances in medicine and science have had a tremendous impact on our quality of life. These developments have occurred throughout history. Where would we be if we hadn’t learned about germ theory? How about the development of antibiotics, without which even a mild ingrown nail could be ...

Carolina Reaper is nothing to mess with

There are bad decisions and there are worse decisions that end up giving you a really bad headache. George decided to participate in a hot pepper contest. “What can go wrong?” he must have asked himself. He ate the Carolina Reaper, the hottest pepper on the Scoville scale. His story was ...

‘Prime’ competition

MARQUETTE — Prime numbers, polygons and probability, oh, my! Making math fun and exciting was a goal of Saturday’s Ninth Annual U.P. High School Math Challenge held at Jamrich Hall on the campus of Northern Michigan University. High schoolers from around the Upper Peninsula met to take ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

Grandparents Teach, too: Children can start a garden early

The weather is mostly sunny but the soil is not ready for planting. This is one of the most frustrating times of the year. We are ready to plant but the soil is not in many parts of the United States. In a perfect world, families would wait for the garden soil to be 80 degrees before ...

Teacher tech

MARQUETTE — It’s a virtual certainty that virtual reality is playing an increasingly bigger role in classrooms. And those classrooms include those in the Upper Peninsula, which — like school districts in more populated areas of Michigan and even the United States — need to move past ...

HEALTHY IMAGES

MARQUETTE — How does a photographer get a compelling picture of a radiologist looking at a mammography image? It’s a sensitive subject about a procedure that takes place in a private area. With a little imagination — and advice from a medical professional — it can be done. Sidney ...

Grandparents Teach, too: Helping kids deal with bullying isn’t easy

While talking with young children about bullying, they often share how upset and helpless they feel that no one comes forward to help. Adults are disappointed and hurt about this, too. They know witnessing bullying can be just as, if not more, damaging to the other children as the victims. ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Helping hands

MARQUETTE — An estimated 34.2 million people provide unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older, and over 65 percent of caregivers who live with those receiving their care do not get unpaid help with caregiving, according to a 2015 report from AARP. While serving as a primary caregiver for a ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Exercise, Clubhouse 8:30 a.m. Aerobics, Clubhouse Gym 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Chair Aerobics, Clubhouse noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge, Clubhouse Lions Room 3-9 p.m. ...

Musings of a Matriarch: Of lawnmowers, stones and dog bones

As a few bare patches of yard begin to appear on my south lawn, I rejoice that winter may finally be over. Those last 15 inches of snow from a week ago panicked me. I wondered if it would ever leave. Now my fear is allayed as the sun slowly melts the white stuff and the drain in my garage is ...

Laura Sloney to mark 100th birthday

MARQUETTE — Local resident Laura Joanne nee Mattila Niemi Sloney will celebrate her 100th birthday Tuesday in the company of family members who are travelling from all over the nation to celebrate the occasion. In celebration of Laura’s remarkable life and 100th birthday, Laura’s ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Gone fishin’

UPPER PENINSULA • Marquette: The bubblers were locked in tight with ice and snow. Before the storm, anglers were getting 1-3 coho per trip. Those targeting steelhead in the Carp and Chocolay Rivers have caught the occasional brown trout. • Munising: Still has ice fishing and anglers were ...

Outdoors North

“Remember when Mr. Barnum presented Jenny Lind, they named a candy after her, a circus after him,” — Gordon Lightfoot On a rainy Saturday morning, 100 years ago today, newspapers that hit doorsteps in the state capitol reported the death of a man named August Goetz. No one knew how ...

Changes underway for U.P. fisheries

ISHPEMING — Daily fish bag limits, fish stocking and other topics were discussed at the “Conversations and Coffee” event held April 11 at the Ishpeming Township Hall. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources holds “Conversations” forums annually throughout the state to garner ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula • Little Bay De Noc: Still had ice however the edges were getting soft in some spots. The area around Butler Island had opened up so use caution. Only a few anglers were targeting perch in 30 to 40 feet off Kipling. Catch rates were fair when using minnows or wigglers right ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Under pressure

By MELISSA D’ARABIAN Associated Press Not a day goes by that I don’t get a recipe request or question about the Instant Pot. So, dear readers, today is the day for my starter recipe for you Instant Pot (Multi-Pot, etc.) fans. I’ll start by pointing out that we are really talking ...

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Fattoush

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press During the month of Ramadan, observant Muslims perform daily fasts from dawn to dusk, only breaking the fast with a meal (usually a light one) after the sun sets. Fasting is intended to cleanse the soul, allowing Muslims to turn their attention inward, ...

Bacon, sage and provolone chicken rolls

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press A rolled chicken breast may look la-di-da fancy, but it‘s really super-easy to pull off with a tiny bit of patience. And this particular version rewards you with bacon and melted cheese. I feel like I can do a lot of things if there is bacon and melted ...

Rebel farmers create new food label

By LISA RATHKE Associated Press THETFORD, Vt. — Was your tomato grown in dirt or water? Organic shoppers might notice additional labels this summer that will give them the answer — and tell them whether their choices align with what a rebellious group of farmers and scientists deem the ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Passionate ‘YouTuber’ talks about technology

As you know from my previous columns (or maybe you don’t know and this is the first column by me you have read, in which case, welcome! Glad to have you reading), I have a minor YouTube channel called Saturday Bush Live. Perhaps you should subscribe. By that, I mean, I’m begging you. ...

Galaxy slime quest

MARQUETTE — With Shiras Planetarium on the premises — and very cooperative weather with clear skies — Marquette Senior High School was a great place to hold Statewide Astronomy Night activities on a local level. Throughout Michigan, many events were planned with an astronomy theme, ...

Voices of youth

Do women face different challenges than men in order to get into leadership roles?

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council overwhelmingly rejected a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of “aggression” by the United States, United Kingdom and France against Syria on Saturday, a vote reflecting support for the allied airstrikes on Syrian chemical sites. But the vote at the end of an emergency meeting called by Russia also demonstrated again the paralysis of the U.N.’s most powerful body in dealing with Syria’s seven-year conflict. Russia’s demand for condemnation and an immediate halt to “aggression” and “any further use of force” by the three Western allies got support from only two other countries on the 15-member Security Council — China and Bolivia. By contrast, eight countries voted against the Russian draft — the U.S., U.K., France, Netherlands, Sweden, Kuwait, Poland and Ivory Coast. Four countries abstained — Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Equatorial Guinea and Peru. At the meeting, the fifth in a week on chemical weapons in Syria, Russia and its supporters again clashed with the U.S. and its allies over a suspected poison gas attack on April 7 in the Damascus suburb of Douma. The U.S., U.K. and France said they launched airstrikes against Syrian chemical sites after obtaining evidence that a chemical weapon was used by President Bashar Assad’s government. Russia and its ally Syria called the attack fabricated and said no evidence of chemical weapons use exists in Douma.

MARQUETTE — Ceramic shoes with no laces, a drawing of train tracks and power lines and artwork entitled “My Mind is a Hamster Wheel” symbolized the variety of pieces exhibited at the sixth annual High School Art Awards at the city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center. Although the pieces ...

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You have to see it to believe it

MARQUETTE — Starting this Thursday, the hundreds of people attending the 2017 Great Lakes Harley Owners Group Rally centered in Sault Ste. Marie will find out what they say about the Sault is true: You have to see it to believe it. The rally will include all sorts of public events through ...

Newberry, Tahquamenon area has wilderness, recreation

NEWBERRY — With a drop of nearly 50 feet and a width of more than 200 feet, Upper Tahquamenon Falls — the second largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River after Niagara Falls — is a major attraction in the Newberry area. There’s a lot more, however, to the region. But since ...

A day at the lakes

MARQUETTE — If you think the center of the Upper Peninsula is lacking in fun things to do, think again and consider taking a visit to the town of Curtis and the Manistique Lakes area. Situated between Big Manistique Lake and South Manistique Lake, Curtis is surrounded by natural beauty and ...

Grand getaway: Grand Marais offers visitors tranquility, much more

GRAND MARAIS — When tourists start thinking about recreational opportunities in the Upper Peninsula, places like Marquette, the Keweenaw Peninsula or the Soo Locks might come to mind. However, there is another great spot that can sometimes get overlooked due to its size — that’s Grand ...

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 ...

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New HBO documentary examines King’s challenging final years

When a figure is as fundamental to our history and national identity as Martin Luther King Jr., is there anything left to learn about him? Actually, it may be precisely because King is such a towering figure in our collective memory that we tend to focus on a few big moments — Montgomery, ...

Slick neo-noir ‘Gemini’ stays surface level

Writer-director Aaron Katz’s “Gemini “ is a very stylishly executed and well-cast attempt at a Lynchian neo-noir that doesn’t really work. Glum and meandering, the Los Angeles-set mystery about a Hollywood starlet and her assistant starts off promising enough but trudges along aimlessly ...

The local SCENE

A calendar of local arts and entertainment events Ongoing The Iron Mountain Music Jams are held the last Saturday of the month at the Crystal Lake Senior Center from 1-4 p.m. This is an acoustic jam and welcomes players from all levels. There is no fee and listeners are welcome. The upcoming ...