Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Chamber Chat 11/12/18

For many local retailers and merchants, the holiday shopping season is one of the biggest income opportunities of the year. The competition from online retail keeps chipping away the local profit margin a little bit more each year. Because of that trend we need to start making a conscious ...

In brief 11/12/18

Bourque is new vehicle inspector MARQUETTE — Joshua Bourque was selected as the new vehicle safety inspector for the Upper Peninsula. He has a background as a mechanic and previous experience working on school buses. Bourque is from south central Michigan but has resided in the ...

Business highlights 11/12/18

Democrats eye up Trump’s tax returns WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting President Donald Trump’s tax returns is high on the list of Democratic priorities now that they have won the House. By law, the leaders of tax-writing committees in the House and Senate can obtain tax returns and related ...

Bound to fail

NEW YORK — Nearly a year after Courtney Jackson launched her clothing business, she took on a partner to help manage the company’s growth. A month into the partnership, something was wrong. Jackson’s partner was supposed to handle half the company’s workload, but that didn’t happen. ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Nature or nurture?

MARQUETTE — Is it nature or nurture that makes us who we are? This age-old question was discussed at a talk given by Dr. Jed Magen, associate professor and chair of the department of psychiatry at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. The talk, which was aimed at the ...

Placebo effect is powerful medicine

The opioid crisis is big news. Thousands have died either directly or indirectly from this phenomenon, whereby a surgery is performed, or an accident causes significant trauma, requiring the prescribing of a narcotic pain medication. Denying relief of a painful condition is difficult for a ...

Being thankful is always best medicine

In my judgment, one of the most important things we can remember to do on a daily basis is to give thanks for many of the things in our life. Of course, just some of the things we should be thankful for include our personal interactions with family, friends, co-workers, and others, as well as ...

OPEN HOUSE AT NMU

MARQUETTE — Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes in a cancer research lab? Attendees of an open house held by the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center at Northern Michigan University Thursday night had a chance to tour the center’s lab facilities and learn more about cutting-edge ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

MSU deputy AD Greg Ianni announces retirement

EAST LANSING — Michigan State University is losing a longtime member of its athletic department. Greg Ianni, Michigan State deputy athletic director who has been on staff since 1993, on Tuesday announced his retirement, effective Jan. 31, 2019. He will remain an advisor to first-year ...

Taking cyber challenge

ISHPEMING — Emphasis is being placed on getting more girls involved in the STEM-related fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. So, why shouldn’t cybersecurity — which definitely is tied to technology — be another field open to females? Aili Harmon, a junior at ...

Personal keepsakes written for kids

“Mom, did you know that after World War II, Great Grandpa saw starving little kids searching in garbage cans for food in Germany and he always shared his rations with them? Their faces bothered him for the rest of his life.” “Yes, dear, he had a hard time talking about his ...

Teamwork

MARQUETTE — NICE Community Schools Superintendent Bryan DeAugustine believes teamwork is one of the reasons students in the district performed better than the state proficiency averages in the recently released M-STEP and SAT scores. For this year’s standardized tests, third-graders at ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Senior events 11/15/18

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m.-Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 6:30 p.m. Game Night 7 p.m. Gwinn Lions ISHPEMING noon CAAM Congregate Meals-485-5527 ...

WWII vet honored

ISHPEMING — John Snyder, a 98-year-old veteran of World War II, was honored for his service in a ceremony Sunday at the American Legion Post 114 in Greenwood Location. While Snyder thought he was headed to the post to participate in its Veterans Day celebration, he was surprised to be ...

Senior events 11/8/18

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN Clubhouse Closed for Veterans Day noon CAAM Meal ISHPEMING 9 a.m. GICOA Meeting 9 a.m. Legal clinic noon CAAM Congregate Meals-485-5527 for reservation 1:30 p.m. Tai Chi LOST ...

Decades of design

MARQUETTE — If you’ve lived in or around the Marquette area at some point within the last several decades, it’s likely that you’ve seen a sign hand-painted by Carl Mayer, 85, of Marquette, as his work has graced many past and present Marquette-area businesses such as Thill’s Fish ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Gone fishin’ 11/16/18

Upper Peninsula • Overall: No ice on the inland lakes yet, but temperatures have been steady in the 20’s and night temperatures will continue to be in the 20’s in the extended forecast. • Portage Lake: A few brave anglers had caught some walleye. • Little Bay De Noc: Had walleye ...

Deciphering ‘sustainability’

MARQUETTE — Look across a sun-dappled clearing in the state forest not far from Newberry, and you’ll see some low-growing blueberry plants bearing ripe fruit and a sea of bracken ferns, with their leaves turning late-summer yellow. Look a little closer, and you’ll find the forest of ...

The snow queen returns to her throne

“Her eyes shone bright like the pretty lights that shine in the night out of Yerington town,” — Steve Gillette/Tom Campbell Stepping out to the wet street that morning, the capitol was covered in a feathery veil of snowflakes, the lights shining in a yellowish glow up high around the ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula Ontonagon River: Salmon and brown trout are present in the Middle Branch. Fish were seen north of M-28. Falls River: Near L’Anse also had salmon and brown trout for those targeting them. Little Bay De Noc: Walleye anglers reported fair action with the better catches for ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

This apple crisp gets an unlikely boost from cranberries

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN Although it’s hard to imagine that apple crisp needs much improvement, we liked the tartness and texture that cranberries added to one of our favorite standard dessert recipes. The challenges were balancing the fruit flavors and making sure that the filling baked ...

Make this green bean casserole ahead of the party and relax

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN Green bean casserole is a holiday staple, so we set out to develop a version that could be assembled in advance to make our holiday cooking easier. To ensure that the flavor of the casserole didn’t become dull in the freezer, we boosted flavor by using plenty ...

Giving thanks … and a free meal

MARQUETTE — Several organizations in Marquette County will provide Thanksgiving meals free of charge to anyone in need of a hot plate of food during the holiday. Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill in Marquette will serve a full Thanksgiving meal to anyone that comes to the restaurant Thursday ...

Food Waste

MARQUETTE — Between 30 to 40 percent of the food supply is uneaten and discarded in the United States. Although it’s challenging to gauge the absolute total of food loss, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service estimates that there’s around 133 billion pounds of ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Spacing out

MARQUETTE — A new community arrival made its appearance during the Second Thursday Creativity Series at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. The Marquette Astronomical Society brought a new telescope, nicknamed “Galileo,” that will go to the Peter White Public Library for public ...

5th-graders to elect ‘kid governor’

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — They are years away from reaching voting age but fifth-graders across Connecticut will have a say in an election of their own. Voting begins Monday and will run for a week in Connecticut’s Kid Governor contest. The civics program created by the Connecticut ...

More US adults and kids are doing yoga, meditating

NEW YORK (AP) — If you can do a downward-facing dog, you’re among the increasing numbers of Americans doing yoga. A new report says more adults — and even kids — are practicing yoga and meditation. A government survey conducted last year found 14 percent of adults said they had ...

Don’t spank

By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer The nation’s leading pediatricians’ group has strengthened its advice against spanking and other physical punishment because of the potential for long-term harm. In an updated policy released Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics says that can ...

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Falling for Tahquamenon

In the land of Hiawatha, north of Newberry, the mighty Tahquamenon River twists and turns, tumbles over two sets of impressive waterfalls and then, still wide and rolling, dumps into Lake Superior at Whitefish Bay. Along the way, there are beautiful forests and marshlands, sandy jack pine ...

The Big Spring

In southern Schoolcraft County lie two fantastic Michigan state parks, each situated along the shores of the Upper Peninsula’s fourth-largest lake — the 8,400-acre Indian Lake, which is located north of Thompson and west of Manistique. Indian Lake State Park — which is divided into a ...

Superior’s sandy shores

Situated about a half-hour north of Seney at the northern terminus of M-77 lies the quaint, summertime seascape community of Grand Marais. This small town of sand and sea, shops and seasonal homes is the eastern gateway community for Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, the nation’s first ...

Houghton County parks ideal for outdoor enthusiasts

Ninety years ago, members of the Houghton County Board of County Park Trustees met and crafted a plan to create three parks within the county. Among the members of the panel was Frederick Jay McLain, a man who’d moved from Nebraska to the Keweenaw Peninsula to work as chief clerk for the ...

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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Latest ‘Fantastic Beasts’ is a mixed bag of wonders

Like the bottomless trunk totted by “magizoolologist” Newt Scamander, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is a mixed bag of wonders. Newt (Eddie Redmayne) can reach into his suitcase and, like Mary Poppins before him, pull out just about anything. And it sometimes feels as ...

This new ‘Grinch’ film will only make you flinch

Every Who down in Whoville gets a new Grinch this season. Why, you may ask? The idea defies reason. Does the classic need help from a hot Cumberbatch? Or is this strange union a bizarre mismatch? The Grinch is the story you learned as an infant, starring a Christmas-hating heel and his doggie ...

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 ...