Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Teal Lake Melt-Down returns for 3rd year

Have you seen the large, rust-colored structure on Teal Lake? If you have and you’re wondering what the heck it could be, I’m here to fill you in. That large structure is a mining head frame replica built by U.P. Fabricating, and the community is taking guesses as to when it will fall ...

Beth Millner Jewelry seeks applicants for nonprofit fundraiser

MARQUETTE — Beth Millner Jewelry in Marquette is now accepting applications for its fundraiser jewelry program. Every year, the business selects worthy nonprofit organizations located in the Upper Peninsula from a pool of applicants. Once selected, Millner designs a custom piece for each ...

Larson achieves Circle of Success recognition with Ameriprise

MARQUETTE — Larry G. Larson, a financial adviser with Larson & Associates, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. in Marquette, has qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program and will be honored for this achievement in ...

6 things small businesses can do to improve cybersecurity

NEW YORK — Small businesses can be more vulnerable to cyberattacks than larger companies because they often don’t have sophisticated and comprehensive systems to protect themselves from hackers, viruses, malware and what’s called ransomware. And owners who are focused on customers and ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Getting the point

MARQUETTE — The United States has already had over 200 cases of measles reported in 2019, as outbreaks have been reported in 11 states — in Michigan, a case of measles was just reported Thursday in Oakland County, officials said. “These outbreaks are entirely preventable because the ...

Plastic pollution impacts health

When people are asked to think about the word “health”, thoughts automatically turn inward. They think of their heart or their joints, liver or lungs, associating health with the internal environment, our “innards”, all those organs and vessels. But the external world is a critical ...

Presidential wit, wisdom abounds

There are volumes of collections that reflect on the wit and wisdom that has been expressed by our great presidents of the United States over many years. Of course, they have been expressed during hard times and during good times. They can often give us some insights for us to reflect upon ...

DRUG SURVEY

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Data released from a recent survey conducted by The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America — Michigan Chapter, and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association indicates more than half of Michigan residents are not supportive of “any ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

The Midfulness Mindset

K.I. SAWYER — There can be mayhem in a classroom, or there can be mindfulness. Most schools would choose the latter. Craig Kitchen of Marquette, a therapist for 32 years, comes to K.I. Sawyer Elementary School twice a week to teach mindfulness to students. His wife, Judy, used to teach ...

Cost of college

The Trump administration on Monday proposed new limits on federal student loans taken out by parents and graduate students as part of a broader proposal to curb the cost of college. White House officials included the plan in a list of suggested changes to the Higher Education Act, a sweeping ...

Online Khan Academy helps families

If your children struggle in elementary, middle or high school, or they simply need more practice, there is a website that can help turn things around. If you are a teacher who wants to help struggling students and high achievers, a site founded by Sal Khan and supported by the Gates Foundation ...

Connecting music skills and learning

The years before age 8 are a critical time for building the physical, mental and emotional foundations that support us for the rest of our lives. Researchers have found a significant positive relationship between formal music lessons before or around age 8 and reading comprehension, spelling, ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Preventative care

MARQUETTE — Foot care is an important part of regular health and hygiene routines. But as people age, it can become more difficult to take care of their feet due to more limited flexibility or mobility. When a person can’t regularly take care of their feet, ingrown toenails, dry skin, ...

New faces

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — At Brookridge Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care in Marquette, new faces have joined familiar ones to serve the facility’s families and residents, as well as the surrounding community. Jennifer Huetter, who was Brookridge’s ...

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. Yoga Chair 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 2:30 p.m. Archery -Gym 3:30 p.m. Teen Room Open ISHPEMING 9 a.m. GICOA ...

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. Yoga Chair 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 2:30 p.m. Archery -Gym 3:30 p.m. Teen Room Open ISHPEMING 9 a.m. Legal ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Rock star

MARQUETTE — Her last name is Hill, and she lives in Boulder, Colorado. So, maybe it was Lynn Hill’s destiny to be one of the world’s best climbers. Hill, 58, came to Northern Michigan University’s Jamrich Hall on Tuesday to talk about her experiences that have landed her on the list ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula • Marquette: Had slow fishing again. The Upper Harbor near the “Bubbler” is now open water and a few anglers launching small boats from the beach were picking up the odd coho, brown trout or Chinook salmon but most were not having much luck. The ice in the Lower Harbor ...

Winter begins to loosen claws on region

“My time’s out of place,” — Billy Cowsill, Jeffrey Hatcher With a choking discontent hanging over my head, I hit the road looking for some peace of mind, something to jumpstart my heart — something to believe in, like springtime. Driving, the narrow-trunked white birch trees are ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula • Marquette: Fishing has been slow. Those going out of the Lower Harbor caught a few splake or a couple Menominee however most caught nothing. Night anglers have caught burbot. Most were using minnows for splake and burbot or a single egg and waxworm for whitefish. Those ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

A pasta dish that brings out the earthy flavor of mushrooms

aBy AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN We wanted to create a pasta dish that brought out the delicate, earthy flavor hiding in supermarket mushrooms. We selected cremini mushrooms, which have a meatier texture and a more intense, woodsy flavor than button mushrooms but are still readily ...

Irish brown soda bread that’s hearty and easy to make

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN Irish brown soda bread is a hearty, wholesome loaf that tastes as good with a helping of scrambled eggs as it does with a smear of salted butter or tangy marmalade. And not only is this humble bread versatile, it’s also simple to prepare. We mimicked the ...

Kildare Irish American Pub

MARQUETTE — A new pub in Marquette has opened just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Kildare Irish American Pub opened its doors March 7 and will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, offering a full bar and menu for those out on the town during the holiday. “We’re built for St. ...

Take ham and cheese to the next level

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN Take your ham and cheese sandwich to the next level by turning it into a slider. Fluffy potato dinner rolls are just the right size for a few bites. Heating these small sandwiches in the oven makes the rolls nice and crisp and the cheese melty and gooey. You can ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Scientific tracking in action

NEGAUNEE — One of the many challenges facing Marquette County lately has been dealing with the more than 210 inches of snow that have fallen this winter. Even with all the plowing, snow blowing and shoveling, many things remain covered. A buried picnic table is one thing, but a fire ...

Packing in nutrition

MARQUETTE — More soup for you! That’s the thought behind the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency being the conduit to providing soup to local “backpack” programs for area youth. Haley Mahr, a nutrition educator at MARESA, said the organization has received ...

Just for Kix

Sometimes a warm-up move can be as impressive as a regular dance move. Young dancers’ dexterity was on display during the Feb. 23-24 Just for Kix Workshop, a local dance convention that took place in the Graveraet Elementary School gymnasium in Marquette. Separated into groups, dancers in ...

Gas tank getaways | VIEW ALL

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 ...

Scene | VIEW ALL

The big PICTURE

This recent photo by Ruth Holmstrom of Marquette shows a cardinal looking on. Readers who want to submit photos for publication in the Big Picture should send them as large format jpgs to jmarietti@miningjournal.net or photos@miningjournal.net. Readers should include who took the photo, and ...

The new animated ‘Wonder Park’ is at war with itself

There’s always that moment on roller coasters when the lap bar gets locked down and you slowly, agonizingly ride up to the first drop. You know the next few minutes are going to be harrowing — you just don’t know how bad. So here’s a warning about the new animated amusement park film ...

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 ...