Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Ghiardi plans retirement

MANISTIQUE — mBank announced today that Clare Ghiardi, vice president mortgage loan officer, will be retiring effective March 17. Ghiardi has been with mBank since October of 2003 as a vice president mortgage lender in Marquette. She came to mBank from a 30-year career in the banking ...

Dr. Steven Morris to retire

MARQUETTE — After serving the eye care and eye wear needs of the Upper Peninsula for 36 years, Dr. Steven Morris is announcing his retirement. Morris received his bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University in 1976 and his doctor of optometry degree from Ferris State University in ...

Chamber chat: Bell Auxiliary: Giving purpose, support to the west end

“We are here not only for the volunteers to have a purpose, but we also hope we serve a purpose in the community through our support, ” said Julie Solka, volunteer coordinator liaison for Bell Auxiliary. The Auxiliary used to serve as most auxiliaries do. They raised money for the ...

UPHS Cardiac: Hospitals earn accreditation

MARQUETTE — A great deal of hard work was involved, but three UP Health System hospitals - Marquette, Bell and Portage - have earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). UPHS-Marquette also earned Primary PCI Accreditation from the ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Dementia a tough condition

According to the USA National Institutes of Health, dementia is not a specific disease. Rather, it is a descriptive term for a collection of symptoms that can be caused by a number of disorders that affect the brain. Memory loss is perhaps the most commonly seen symptom of dementia. However, it ...

Collapsing arch in foot causes nerve compression discomfort

I have a new case for you, and it's one that some of you may be able to relate to. Have you ever experienced pain from the bottom of your foot? Suzie, our protagonist, did and had for years. She considered herself to be fairly normal: brought up in an average, middle-class family, worked in an ...

‘Cost of Addiction’ focuses on families

MARQUETTE — The problem of substance abuse goes beyond the abuser. If a family is involved, that problem can be exacerbated. To address this part of the issue, a panel discussion entitled “The Cost of Addiction: Family Strategies” took place Wednesday at Marquette Alternative High School ...

Keeping Wildcats well

MARQUETTE — The Wildcat Wellness Health Fair typically is a diverse event, and the Feb. 7 fair was no exception, allowing participants to take home a green apple, pet a therapy dog or even get tested for the HIV virus. The event, which took place at the University Center on the campus of ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

Reading text versus audio books

“Grandma, does listening to a book count the same as reading a book,” an eight year old asks? What a great thoughtful question in light of technology available to children. The answer is “It depends, yes and no.” Listening first Talking, listening and reading are closely linked. ...

Study: Struggling college students get hand

WASHINGTON —Getting through college isn't easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A new tool involving big data can help those at risk. Researchers at Georgia State University spent four years analyzing students’ grades, ...

Art in academia

MARQUETTE — It’s cool when teachers can show off what they teach others. That was the case during the recent School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial Exhibition at the DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University. It could be easy to forget what the faculty do, said Melissa Alan, ...

Surg club raises money for AED

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Surgical Technology student organization recently raised funds to purchase an AED, or automated external defibrillator, that was installed outside the departmental lab in West Science. The students were motivated to take action because of their ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Twp. 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, 10-11 ...

Musings of a Matriarch: When all else fails, try cake decorating or Avon

Throughout the years most of the women I’ve had the pleasure of meeting had two things in common. At one time or another they tried their hand at selling Avon products and when that idea fizzled, they took a cake decorating class. I have to admit, I’m part of the sisterhood that did ...

Campaign tales

MARQUETTE — The 2016 race for Marquette County sheriff is long over, but the man who won the election, Greg Zyburt, had a few tales to tell Wednesday at the Marquette Senior Center. Zyburt, who previously served as Chocolay Township police chief, spoke at the meeting of the National Active ...

Relationship with daughter declining

Dear Annie: My ex-husband was emotionally, verbally and physically abusive, and he was a womanizer from the very beginning. So I divorced him in the 1980s; I then kept custody of our daughter. All was good between my daughter and me for 10 years — before my ex managed to work his way back ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Dear Annie: Woman must leave abuser

Dear Annie: I have been married to my husband for 34 years. He’s been emotionally and verbally abusive for the whole 34. He hit me a few times when we first got married (he was physically and verbally abused as a child), but he hasn’t hit me since then. However, he’s very bossy and ...

Calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

DNR fishing report

Upper Peninsula ≤ Munising: The action was slow. Anglers were mainly targeting whitefish and splake with eggs. A few were using minnows for splake but most of the fish were undersize. Some were able to get a few nice catches of whitefish averaging 15 inches at the city docks, the Anna River ...

Brook trout among most sublime of all meals

“You get a wiggly worm and then you watch him squirm, while you put him on a hook, and you drop him in a brook. If everything's gonna turn out right, you're gonna fry fish tonight.” — John R. Cash Here in the middle of February — deep into winter, past Groundhog Day, but not close ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

When Wellness and Fun Mix

GWINN — Six-year-old Levi Monarch, a student at Gilbert Elementary School, came away from the Feb. 19 Wellness Fair and Chili CookOff with at least one interesting memory: a tailless dog. The boy visited the SuperiorLand Pet Partners booth at the fourth annual event, which took place at ...

What a PAIR

MARQUETTE — There’s a traditional school of thought when it comes to pairing drinks with foods. Matching red wines with red meats, and white wines with white meats or fish, so that the flavors truly blend together, is somewhat the “rule of thumb,” said Nathan Mileski, executive ...

Dia de los Tacos looks for repeat win in online competition

By RYAN JARVI Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Marquette-based food truck Dia de los Tacos is once again competing in the Food Truck Taco of the Year contest. Last year Dia de los Tacos won the competition, which was started three years ago by Mobilecuisine.com. Seafood and ...

Chef Mileski’s ‘go-to’ pairings

MARQUETTE — Nathan Mileski, executive chef and director at Northern Michigan University’s Simply Superior Catering and Events, offered three of his favorite combinations when pairing foods with drinks. ≤ Port wine and chocolate: “Stout with chocolate is super good, as well, if ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Real World Experience

MARQUETTE — Students of Republic-Michigamme High School traveled to Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Center with Industrial Arts teacher Matt Barbercheck to learn about materials testing procedures prevalent in engineering and technology fields. The goal of the field trip was to ...

Facing fears, challenges on the skill hills

How I started skiing was, my grandpa took me out a lot. My mom and her sisters would go skiing with my grandpa a lot when they lived in Minnesota. So when I was about 3 or 4 years old my grandpa and my mom would take me to Marquette Mountain, and they would always try to take me as far as I ...

STEAMing their way into… MAKERSPACE

MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School junior Branden Lindgren on Thursday tapped into the Maker Movement at the appropriately named Makerspace. The spot is a great place for students to learn about anything related to STEAM: Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. The ...

THEY BUILT THIS SIMCITY

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — What’s your “city of the future”? Some North Star Academy students already have a good idea. Last month at the Suburban Collection Showplace in downstate Novi, the North Star Academy 2 team won the Engineering Society of ...

House To Home | VIEW ALL

Americans buy existing homes at fastest pace in a decade

WASHINGTON — Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. That has set off bidding wars that have pushed up prices as the supply of available homes has dwindled to record lows. Home sales rose 3.3 percent in January from ...

RIGHT AT HOME: New ways to use old rugs

As part of the red-hot globalism trend, “tribal style” — exotic, eclectic and influenced by travel — has spread from fashion to home decor. There’s a caravan of interesting furniture and accessories that work in any space, from the sleek and contemporary to the simple and ...

Hanging baskets bring instant color, texture to smaller spaces

Want to add instant color and texture to your deck, balcony, entryway, or other small space around your yard? Consider hanging baskets. If they’re in the right location and are maintained regularly, container plants will bloom from early spring until the first killing frost in autumn — ...

Get your home red carpet ready

LOS ANGELES — Design duo Mark Badgley and James Mischka, known for show-stopping red-carpet gowns, are bringing the glamour of their fashion shows to a living room near you. The designers describe their first-ever Badgley Mischka Home Collection, launching today, as “couture furniture” ...

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Under the Radar at Tuesday Bluesday

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Blues Society and the Peter White Public Library invites the public to a live Bluesday Tuesday concert by Under the Radar at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. Under the Radar plays original blues music, featuring Dale Carrier on ...

Outstanding NMU student artwork honored

ESCANABA — Selected works in the Bonifas Arts Center “No BS or BFA Yet!” exhibit, featuring work by juniors and seniors working in each area of concentration in Northern Michigan University’s School of Art & Design, were honored for being outstanding creations. Kristine Granger, ...

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 ...