Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Tincknell in MSU administrator role

MARQUETTE — Susan Tincknell was recently named community administrator of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine U.P. Region Campus. Prior to Tincknell beginning her new role in October, Tincknell was the residency administrator of the Marquette Family Medicine Residency ...

Open house set at Neurotrainer

MARQUETTE — Dr. Timothy Milano of Advanced Chiropractic and new owner of Neurotrainer is hosting an open house at his recently acquired property, at 337 W. Washington St., Marquette, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The open house will have drawings and door prizes, and free food and ...

Thursday evening fun in the West End

Not quite in the Christmas spirit? Wish there was more snow for December? Although we can’t change the weather, we CAN tell you about all the festive things happening in the West End on the Thursdays up until Christmas! Here’s what’s happening on Thursday, Dec. 14 and Thursday, Dec. ...

The rising cost of care

NEW YORK — As small business owners learn what their 2018 health insurance costs will be, some are considering providing different types of coverage for their employees. Companies are receiving notices of premium and coverage changes for 2018. The changes vary, depending on factors including ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Exploring health care

MARQUETTE – “What are you going to be when you grow up?” A common question asked of young children becomes more and more serious as high school graduation nears. Upper Peninsula Health System - Marquette is helping students to decide with its Health Care Exploring Program. Students ...

Radio-wave surgery has many benefits

Like many denizens of the modern world, I find myself enamored of the toys we have available to us, the products of modern technology. Look at the excitement generated by the release of the latest cell phone. As a surgeon, this is especially true, with all manner of electronic gadgets at our ...

Timbermen’s group a top state organization

One of our great organizations in Michigan is the Michigan Association of Timbermen. Of course, the lumber industry is a very significant part of our overall Michigan economy, and it certainly is a very substantial positive part of the economy of the Upper Peninsula. The overall objective of ...

World AIDS Day

MARQUETTE — Government agencies and health care providers have been working since the late 1980s to find a cure for HIV, but part of that requires having an open dialogue about the disease, officials say. The Marquette County Health Department Continuum of Care Program joined ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

NMU outdoor rec students get creative

MARQUETTE — A plugged-in piece of driftwood can make the most bizarre of sounds. Recycled bicycle parts don’t have to fill the landfill. Rocks can look more appealing when spritzed with water. These are just of the few nuggets of wisdom that could have been gleaned from Thursday’s ...

State program boosts school nutrition with local foods

LANSING — More Michigan students can enjoy fruits and vegetables from local farms because of the expansion of a state program that supports buying them. The 10 Cents A Meal program is administered by the Department of Education.The state offers up to 10 cents per meal for schools to ...

Discovering snow prints always exciting

Every time there is fresh snow a new story appears in the backyard. Families can help foster curiosity and love of nature by showing children ways to observe wildlife. A young nature detective can learn signs of animal life around the neighborhood. Looking for tracks in mud or snow give clues ...

Another dimension

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — A recent introductory 3-D printing class for the community at MAPS Makerspace had many dimensions, but mostly up. And the participants could even take home lovely parting gifts, which were small 3-D items like pre-made robots and ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Organization seeks volunteers

MARQUETTE — Since the creation of Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly, the non-profit volunteer-based organization has helped thousands of isolated and lonely elders worldwide by providing life-long friendships, even reaching those in secluded areas like the Upper Peninsula of ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Just don’t ever give me a flaky pie crust

An old acquaintance from high school called me last week to say he was bored and wanted to chat with someone other than his dog. I wasn’t sure how to take his comment, but I laughed and said I knew what he meant. I get tired of talking to my empty rooms. At least Larry has a dog, but since ...

Bringing a gift to life

MARQUETTE — The love of a father was resurrected this holiday season through the creative efforts of his widow in the form of a children’s book. The book, “Flitterbick’s Gift,” is self-published through Lulu.com. Fae Stuart Presley lost her first husband Edward Stuart to cancer in ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Gone fishin’

Thin ice has formed on most of the smaller inland lakes on the west end. The ice is thin and not safe for foot travel. Colder weather is predicted for the end of next week and beyond which should help with the freezing process and could provide some early ice fishing. • Little Bay De Noc: ...

465 bee species are identified

AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan is home to about 465 bee species, according to a first-ever census that scientists hope will provide information helpful for conserving the insects, which perform the vital chore of pollinating crops and wild plants. The number might ...

A snowy irruption

HARVEY — A person coming across a large white owl resting in what appears to be a lethargic manner might understandably be concerned. Is it sick? Or is it just resting? Lately, it could likely be the latter. The Marquette area in recent weeks has been visited by many snowy owls — ...

German POWs were interned in Upper Peninsula

“You’re takin’ me back, a long, long, long time ago.” — Rick Nielson In this northern hardwood stand, along the edge of a clearing, cracked concrete foundations lie below a blanket of dead leaves and rusted and worn strands of metal wire are twisted within the low branches of the ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Christmas dinners served for free

MARQUETTE — Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly and Ishpeming Elks Lodge will each provide traditional holiday meals for the public on Christmas Day, free of charge. Meals will include traditional holiday favorites such as turkey, ham, stuffing, cranberry sauce, potatoes, gravy and ...

Marquette Food Co-op offering cooking classes

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Food Co-op has released its winter/spring 2018 cooking class schedule. “Whether you’re looking to improve your health, amp up your skills in the kitchen, diversify your menu or learn about different cultures through food, the co-op has a class for you,” a ...

A berry tart in under an hour, using a olive-oil cake base

By MELISSA D'ARABIAN Associated Press During the holidays, we could all use a fantastic tart recipe in our hip pockets. Tarts are a perfect festive end to any dinner party, and they make a lovely gift for a neighbor. If the thought of making homemade crust intimidates you, or if you just ...

Hudson’s offering classic fare

MARQUETTE — Home of the $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon, $3 margarita and Manny’s famous all-you-can-eat Friday fish fry, Hudson’s Classic Bar and Grill in Marquette Township has something for all to enjoy. Hudson’s, named after the Hudson Motor Car Company that was active in Detroit during the ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Gwinn grade schoolers paint wooden trucks

GWINN — Toys have more meaning for children if they create them on their own. Or at least paint them. Sawyer Elementary School kindergarten students painted wooden cars during a special art session Thursday. Gilbert Elementary students were to take part in the same activity Friday. Dale ...

Part I: My family takes a trip to Oregon

Eleanor Grosvenor, 12 I was so excited this past September because I was going to travel to Oregon for my uncle’s wedding. It was so hard to wait, but finally the day came. We had to wake up pretty early because our flight was at 5 a.m. in the morning. We drove to the airport and got on the ...

Voices of youth

What about the winter season are you most looking forward to?

Arkansas teen creates children’s home in Kenya

By SARAH MORRIS Jonesboro Sun AP Member Exchange JONESBORO, Ark. — Maddie Archer is no ordinary college freshman. The 18-year-old runs Under His Wings International, a nonprofit that funds a children's home in Kenya with 21 kids in its care. “The way mine is different is Under His ...

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Giving the gift of memory

For elderly people struggling with memory loss, one of the toughest things can be forgetting the details of their own lives. What must it be like when you struggle to recall something you were sure you'd never forget — the name of an old friend, perhaps, or a favorite city where you once ...

No strife, no food allowed in the woman cave, but decaf tea’s OK

NEW YORK — When people find out that I'm an empty nester with a “woman cave” in my New York City apartment, they seem to have a lot of questions. So I recently created this FAQ about it for Facebook friends, which led to a whole other round of comments and questions. If you're curious ...

Swarm chasers return wayward honeybees to hives

When half or more of your honeybees have deserted the hive and are lingering nearby, who ya gonna call? Swarm chasers can provide quick help to fellow beekeepers, keeping them from getting stung literally and financially. “A swarm is the division of the honeybee colony into two parts,” ...

Iowa students build robot for garden project

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Davenport West High School students are building a robot to be used next spring in gardens at Buffalo Elementary School. The “FarmBot” project is the brainchild of Buffalo Principal Heidi Gilliland as project-based learning that involves the technology students at ...

Gas tank getaways | VIEW ALL

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

Good corn taste is in the genes

The taste of sweet corn in the market has, to many palates, gotten better and better over the years. The taste of sweet corn that I grow is the same every year. Still, my taste buds tell me that my corn tastes best. It's not from having a green thumb or a site particularly congenial to ...

Scene | VIEW ALL

Mcdormand gives blistering turn in ‘3 billboards’

That face. Frances McDormand’s face is one of the first things you see in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” and it’s impossible not to be struck by its pure decency. Perhaps it’s a result of all the other roles we’ve seen this uniquely fearless actress play, on stage ...

the local SCENE

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 jams will be Friday. For more information call ...

Nielsen ratings

Oct. 30 - Nov. 5 Listings include the week’s ranking, with viewership for the week. Data is provided by The Associated Press. Numbers listed at the bottom are weekly averages. 1. World Series Game 7: Houston at L.A. Dodgers, 28.29 million. 2. World Series Game 6: Houston at L.A. Dodgers, ...