Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

mBank promotes Beaudre

MANISTIQUE — mBank has announced the recent promotion of Bernie Beaudre from AVP Deposit Compliance/Bank Secrecy Act officer to vice president – Deposit Compliance/Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) officer, located in Manistique. Beaudre has been with mBank for more than 26 years providing ...

Match UP holds promise to help spur employment

About a month ago, along with the Michigan Economic Development Corp., UPWARD Talent Council and Cliffs Natural Resources, we launched a talent portal called Match UP. This program allows employers with qualified job openings to connect directly with the experienced, skilled workers who were ...

U.P. Regional Blood Center: Vitally important

MARQUETTE —  For some 50 years, the Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center — a service of UP Health System-Marquette — has played a critical part in saving lives by providing blood when needed in the local community. The center provides blood to 13 hospitals in the U.P. and all ...

Price dispute anchors crab boats

SEATTLE (AP) — Dungeness crab could be harder to come by if hundreds of fishing boats remain tied up at docks from California to Washington state by a dispute between crabbers and seafood processors over the price of the sought-after crustaceans. Crab fleets that have been fishing in parts ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Safety first on snowmobiles

Our winter season of snowmobiling is now here in our wonderful Upper Peninsula. Today, let’s review some history and some safety tips regarding this great winter activity. Regarding safety, be aware that today’s high-powered modern snowmobiles used throughout the U.P. can achieve speeds in ...

Proven strategies increase longevity

Do you know anyone that is “old”? This begets the question: what exactly is old? Not all that long ago, a person was doing well to reach their 50th birthday. People are living longer, of that there is no doubt. Three centuries ago, life expectancy was less than 16 years and 75 percent of ...

New advice: Peanuts in baby’s diet can prevent scary allergy

WASHINGTON — New parents, get ready to feed your babies peanut-containing foods — starting young lowers their chances of becoming allergic. The National Institutes of Health issued new guidelines Thursday saying most babies should regularly eat those foods starting around 6 months of age, ...

Dr. Huggins and the Nobel Prize

Even if you listened carefully, you could not hear your cells talking. But they do; they converse and instruct each other, their voice is carried not by sound waves but by molecules called hormones. This is a story about a urologist, Charles Brenton Huggins, who did not only listen to the ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

Charter School backed by DeVos growing

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A teenager grips the steering wheel and presses pedals. He sees wind-blown snow in front of him as he approaches the runway. A video game? No, George Radashaw is at a public charter school, simulating a flight in a Cessna airplane. “I’ve always loved ...

Children respond well to love languages

Parenting is not for the faint of heart. It is tough, exhausting, and rewarding especially after following the advice in Drs. Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell’s book “The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively.” They write about all the ways we can express ...

Under the dome: Seaborg Center gets portable digital planetarium

MARQUETTE — If you want to see what Earth looks like from the Martian surface, look no further than the Seaborg Center. The Glenn T. Seaborg Center for Teaching and Learning Science and Mathematics, located at Northern Michigan University, has acquired a Starlab, a portable planetarium that ...

Enjoying books together

Experts agree that reading to your young children one or more times a day is extremely important. It is an easy activity that begins soon after birth and continues through the school years. Children who are read to on a daily basis will be ready to learn to read on their own, and they will ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Township 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 ...

Pink flamingos, plastic tulips and snowplows

When you grow up on a farm, the last thing you think about is planting flowers because there’s so much other work demanding attention. When I was young the only flowers in our yard were the ones that grew wild, but in 1968 when the trailer arrived all that changed. Although my folks still ...

Knotty knitters

MARQUETTE — Reminiscent of a good old-fashioned quilting bee, a group gathers weekly to create garb that keeps people warm — only with yarn and needles instead of fabric swatches and batting. The Knotty Knitters meet at 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Messiah Lutheran Church at the corner of Fourth ...

Fondly recalling the Thursday night bellyache

The other day, my brother and I were chatting and the conversation turned to something Ed referred to as the “Thursday Night Bellyache.” I had no idea what he was talking about so he patiently explained. The gist of what he said went like this. When a kid doesn’t want to go to school on ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Rusty patched bumblebee now an endangered species

TRAVERSE CITY — The rusty patched bumblebee has become the first bee species in the continental U.S. to be declared endangered after suffering a dramatic population decline over the past 20 years, federal officials said Tuesday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service first told The ...

Snowmobile safety

MARQUETTE — Snowmobile safety is stressed every winter, but it can be easy to forget while having fun on a machine in the Great Outdoors. With varying amounts of snowfall so far this season across the northern section of the state — and with the recent heavy snowfall in the Marquette ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula - Little Bay De Noc: Anglers were only fishing the head of the Bay and near Gladstone with the exception of the Escanaba Yacht Harbor as no anglers were fishing the southern waters because the area had open water. The bite was slow. Perch were caught on minnows in 22 feet near ...

Winter is for the birds so don’t waste it

“In the wintertime, when all the leaves are brown and the wind blows so chill, and the birds have all flown for the summer.” — Steve Miller Over the past couple of weeks, a large influx of feathered winter visitors has been sighted across cities and towns of the Upper Peninsula, ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Worshipping This Week

Marquette Marquette Hope a multi-site united methodist community Reverend Kristi Hintz Reverend Christopher Hintz 906.225.1344 office@mqthope.com www.mqthope.com First Campus 111 E. Ridge Street (Corner of Front and Ridge) 9:00am Worship Child care available. The ...

Discover Islam a great step in understanding

Last night the Munising Ecumenical Team kicked off a community adult study opportunity called Discover Islam. It is based on a video series put together by American Muslims who wanted to tell non-Muslims about what is mean to practice Islam. It’s accompanied by study guides put together by ...

The key to Healthier eating

By The Culinary Institute of America If you’re anything like the rest of us, you might tend to needlessly overcomplicate your life. You plan an elaborate dinner for a Wednesday night. You schedule a meeting across town at rush hour. With all of the small, daily challenges we face, when it ...

Sorting out the packs

HARVEY — The gymnasium at Cherry Creek Elementary School on Tuesday was full of tables containing canned foods, cleaning products and paper towels. It was just about as good a place as any to collect and put together packs for needy families of students at Cherry Creek, as well as K.I. ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Voices of youth

What does ‘The American Dream’ mean to you?

POETRY OUT LOUD

MARQUETTE — Standing in a spotlight and reciting a poem from memory in front of your peers is daunting enough. Try doing that in front of judges as well. However, eight brave Marquette Senior High School students did just that in Wednesday’s Poetry Out Loud competition, with ...

School employee fired for tweet aimed at student’s spelling

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A school system employee in Maryland who had a lighthearted quarrel with a student on Twitter over the student’s spelling has been fired. Katie Nash tells The Frederick News-Post that she was fired on Friday afternoon from her $44,000-a-year job. A Frederick County ...

Students learn how to react to bullying

By JESS COHEN Associated Press VINCENNES, Ind. — Sporting a highlighter-yellow “ReACT to Bullying” T-shirt and standing beneath a projection slide-show about bullying, Matt Hart gave the students gathered in the South Knox Middle/High School auditorium a disclaimer. “Everything ...

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the big PICTURE

A drop of water freezes at it falls from a plant holder in Ishpeming. The Cliffs Shaft is seen in the background. (Photo by Justin Marietti) Readers who want to submit photos for publication in the Big Picture should send them as large format jpgs to mheath@miningjournal.net, photos@ ...

Why Keaton left Batman franchise

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Keaton has revealed the reason behind his departure from the “Batman” franchise after two films. Keaton starred as the superhero in 1989's “Batman” and 1992's “Batman Returns.” Both of those films were directed by Tim Burton. Joel Schumacher was hired ...

Adam Driver downshifts with pensive ‘Paterson’

NEW YORK — Adam Driver prefers not to see the films and TV shows he’s in, a policy that he grants he’s taken a little far. “I haven’t seen ‘Lincoln’ and I have, like, the smallest part in ‘Lincoln,’ Driver says, chuckling. “It’s not called ‘Samuel Beckwith the ...

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 ...