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Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Flannery earns CTFA certification

MARQUETTE — Mike Flannery, fiduciary manager at First National Trust & Wealth Management, was recently awarded the Certified Trust & Financial Advisor professional certification from the American Bankers Association. “Earning the CTFA certification validates Mike’s experience ...

Valentine joins First Bank team

ESCANABA — Todd Maki, president and CEO, and Ben Zyburt, senior vice president and manager of the Investment Management Group, First Bank, Upper Michigan, have announced that Robert Valentine joined the bank’s Investment Management Group as the institutional investment officer. Valentine ...

GINCC annual awards gala set for Oct. 10

On Thursday, Oct. 10 the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Gala and Awards Night at the Wawonowin Country Club from 5:30-8 p.m. It will be an occasion to celebrate with chamber members and public accomplishments of the past year on the West End of ...

Empty desks

NEW YORK — Using technology to run her practice lets defense attorney Susan Williams give clients the time and attention they need. Williams decided years ago she didn’t want a large staff that would require her to increase her caseload simply to have the money to pay her employees. She ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Real Yoopers wear pink

MARQUETTE — Breast cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in the United States, with over 240,000 people diagnosed each year and over 40,000 deaths annually. In the Upper Peninsula, the American Cancer Society reported an average of 228 women diagnosed with breast cancer each year ...

Hepatitis a most common liver disease

Do you know what your liver was doing last night? Seriously, your liver does a lot of things essential to health. What do you know about your liver? Do you actually have any idea what this vital organ is, and what it does for you? If you are reading this, you are about to find out. ...

Talk with the Doc

It is my very strong recommendation that we all become what I call a “Food Label Reading Detective.” However, there is so much information on many food labels that I believe we can limit what we are reading to what I consider to be the most important information. When I look at food ...

Door to door

MARQUETTE — Finding and arranging transportation to get to medical appointments can be a challenge for many people, especially in rural areas. Age, health issues, weather or lack of a vehicle are all reasons someone may need a ride to the doctor’s office. For Marquette County veterans, a ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

That’s a violin?

MARQUETTE — For many people, the thought of violin music conjures up thoughts of classical sounds in a symphony orchestra. However, a violin also can be used to make unique and creative sounds. Local residents can hear this firsthand when the Kaufman Lyceum Series welcomes internationally ...

Importance of food: Session to connect dots

By Mark Urban AP Exchange TRAVERSE CITY — Four previous conferences have brought valuable information to the area on the importance of local food. The Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities offered Farms, Food and Health Conferences in 2014 and 2016 and added Culinary Medicine ...

Grandparents Teach, too

Fall is a glorious time to go on a picnic hike. The trees are brilliant oranges and reds and there are no bugs. What to bring is always a big decision. You can Involve your children in menu planning, nutrition education, and make a memorable grandparent-grandchild day. To plan and teach you ...

Summer of study

MARQUETTE — Topics ranging from nanoparticles to public transportation in rural communities were just some of the summer research projects discussed during Friday’s annual McNair Fall Symposium at Northern Michigan University. McNair Scholars delivered 10-minute talks on their summer ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Playing a part in history

MARQUETTE — Imagine this scenario: a large-scale feature film production comes to the Upper Peninsula and you’re selected as an extra, giving you the opportunity to rub elbows with famous actors, see behind-the-scenes action, and collect stories to tell for decades to come. For area ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: NOON-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 A.M. GWINN: 8 A.M. Morning Exercise 8:30 A.M. Aerobics 9:30 A.M. Yoga 10 A.M. Aerobics/chair NOON Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 P.M. Bridge Club 3:30-9 Kids ISHPEMING: NOON Meal 1:30 P.M. Tai Chi LOST ...

Caring for caregivers

MARQUETTE —A little respite can make a big difference for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease, as over 16 million family members and friends provided 18.5 billion hours of care to loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in 2018, according to the ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8 a.m. Morning Exercise 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 2 p.m. Class in Big Rm 3:30-9 Kids ISHPEMING: 9 ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Caring for the crag

MARQUETTE — Slugg’s Bluff sounds like the name of a 1960s-era Clint Eastwood movie, but it’s actually the site of a local weekend conservation project. Northern Michigan University student Brandon Caltrider, a junior studying biology and president of the NMU-based South Superior ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula Keweenaw Bay: Splake and salmon were being caught and a few lake trout were caught in Huron Bay when the weather permits. Traverse Bay was producing some lake trout and salmon in shallower water. Marquette: Had no updates due to weather conditions. Anglers were starting to see ...

Overnight rainstorm paves way to sleep

“Now the rain’s been droppin,’ drip drop a drippin’ every day you’ve been away.” — Aaron Schroeder and Chuck Kaye I’m sitting up in bed listening. Everyone else has gone to sleep. With the darkness gathered around me, I’ve got my eyes closed listening. I can hear my watch ...

Upgrades at Marquette Mountain

By AMY GRIGAS Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — If you have ever driven south out of Marquette down winding Marquette County Road 553, chances are you have driven by Marquette Mountain. The mountain has been around since the late 1950s and is often referred to as “the hill” by locals. ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

From common to cool: Lowly cabbage has become a star

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press Here’s a sentence that might come as a surprise: Cabbage is cool. That taken-for-granted vegetable, that sturdy, dense staple of many a poor, ancestral homeland, is finally getting respect. “It’s all about how it is prepared, how it’s elevated,” ...

Mexico celebrates its independence with iconic dish

By MARIA TERESA HERNÁNDEZ Associated Press MEXICO CITY — The first bite of chiles en nogada, a traditional Mexican dish eaten around the country’s independence celebrations, sends a shiver. The salty skin of the poblano chile crunches, the pomegranate seeds that dot it explode between ...

Twisted Truck takes on the town

MARQUETTE — You might like your soft pretzel with a little salt, a side of nacho cheese or maybe a squirt of mustard. How about with a vanilla cream sauce, garlic cheese spread, dipped in cinnamon sugar or topped with pepperoni? DaH Pretzel Guys are serving classic soft pretzels with some ...

Walla Walla Wine

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — Southeastern Washington has been producing high-quality wines for decades. But in the past five years, the wineries of the Walla Walla Valley have drawn international accolades for the reds — particularly syrahs — produced from the unique soil just across the ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Armageddon on wheels a fun experience

miriam miljour Hi my name is Miriam, I am 9 years old and I went to my first monster truck race. It was a few weeks ago and it was called Armageddon. It was in Escanaba at the state fairgrounds. I went because it was my dad’s birthday and because my mom was really excited to go see the ...

Decor adds to junior kindergarten experience

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — A bare classroom with nothing but a chalkboard and blank walls isn’t exactly the best setting to nurture a young child’s mind. Fortunately for the students in Graveraet Elementary School’s new junior kindergarten program, they ...

Janesville Mall testing new ways to lure youths, families

By NEIL JOHNSON The Janesville Gazette AP?Member Exchange JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — This fall, a space that once housed a jewelry store on the Janesville Mall’s north end will become a vintage video game arcade, replete with Pac-Man and Super Mario Brothers murals on the walls. What ...

Voices of youth

What will you miss most about summer vacation?

Gas tank getaways | VIEW ALL

Copper Country adventure

Houghton and Keweenaw counties exhibit a vast historical mining heritage and unmistakable exquisite beauty fanned out from the west to the northeast over what is commonly referred to as the “Copper Country.” The copper mining tradition here is displayed prominently in the holdings of the ...

Summertime on the southern shoreline

Across southern portions of Schoolcraft and Delta counties, U.S. 2 skirts the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, providing access to a range of places to explore for everyone from campers and birdwatchers to boaters, history buffs and anglers. The city of Manistique, the county seat in ...

Rest, relax & refresh

If you’ve ever pictured yourself riding up a highway along some beautiful windswept coastline, to the top of a mountain with a commanding view, then you may well enjoy the magnificent beauty of the Keweenaw Peninsula. From just outside Mass City in Ontonagon County, M-26 winds north through ...

Paddle the day away on Lake Gogebic

In the mid to late 19th century, the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway had established a station at Lake Gogebic, the area was known then for its mining, and the small locality boasted a population of 40 souls. The U.S. Postal Service office here was dubbed “Ballentine” in honor of ...

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

Adaptation of ‘The Goldfinch’ is elegant but flawed

Everything is beautiful in John Crowley’s adaptation of “The Goldfinch,” even the grilled cheese sandwich that a kind stranger makes for a boy who has just lost his mother. It’s easy to get swept up by the refined stateliness surrounding this messy odyssey of grief and trauma. But like ...

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 ...