Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Need a loan? What about advice?

NEW YORK — Want a loan? Advice? When an employee needs help, many small business owners are comfortable mixing the personal with the professional and willingly provide some support. J. Colin Petersen has assisted staffers in a variety of ways: extra cash, lawyer recommendations, loaning a ...

River Valley trains employees in dementia-friendly customer service

WAUSAU, Wis. — River Valley Bank staff members recently completed training to make their customer-service approach dementia friendly. Financial specialists, home lenders and Customer Experience Center team members, among others, were trained on dementia friendly practices in all 15 River ...

Mackinac to make acquisition

MANISTIQUE — Mackinac Financial Corp., the holding company for mBank, recently announced that it will purchase the stock and acquire all assets of Lincoln Community Bank, of Merrill, Wisconsin. The $8.5 million cash transaction is expected to close late in the third quarter of 2018, ...

GLRC welcomes Clare Mulford

MARQUETTE — Great Lakes Recovery Centers recently announced Clare Mulford has moved into the role of chief operations officer. Mulford has been with GLRC since the fall of 2017, starting as a behavioral health project coordinator, adding the title of prevention services coordinator a few ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Books and quotes that inspire, educate

There are multiple authors who have impressed me with their wisdom over the years. I often go back and refer to these great books that contain such profound advice for all of us. I continue to marvel at the fact that they were truly, in my judgment, way ahead of their time when they wrote ...

MS cause a mystery

The world is a dangerous place. It’s over-run with all manner of lurking hazards, from bacteria living on your skin to fungal organisms hiding out in the crevices and hidden places of your world. How do we survive this daily onslaught? Through the action of our immune system, which functions ...

Getting the info

MARQUETTE — As of 2015, there were 115 opioid prescriptions per 100 people in Michigan. From 1999 to 2016, overdose deaths from opioids increased from 99 to 1,699, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The numbers bring Michigan’s opioid epidemic into sharp ...

Benefits of organic foods are now less controversial

Ask the average consumer, the proverbial “man-on-the-street,” and you will likely find their knowledge about nutrition greater than it ever has been. The information super-highway, although loaded with flawed sources and falsehoods, does have a plethora of accurate sources of facts and ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

EMU under investigation for Title IX compliance

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan University is under federal investigation for allegations its athletic program discriminated against female athletes by not offering equal opportunities. The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights launched the investigation following ...

Rocketing their way to knowledge

MARQUETTE — If someone placed several compact discs, pencils, rubber bands and a piece of cardboard in front of you and told you to make a car, what would you do? That was the task given to fourth- and fifth-graders Monday during the opening session of “Rockets Red Glare,” one of the ...

Training Little Sous Chefs is fun

How can we help our children become foodies with a broad palate? How can we teach them to make their own food by themselves when they are a bit older instead of complaining, “There is nothing to eat around here!” According to professional cooks and nutritionists, hands-on family cooking ...

A Superior Award

MARQUETTE — The Center for Upper Peninsula Studies is the recipient of this year’s Superior Award, given by the Historical Society of Michigan. CUPS, as well as Lindsay Hiltunen of Hancock, who won the Charles Follo Award, took the top honors at the society’s 69th annual Upper ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: NOON-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 A.M. GWINN: 7:30 A.M. Morning Exercise 8:30 A.M. Aerobics 9:30 A.M. Yoga 10 A.M.-Aerobics/chair NOON Senior Dining, CAAM 1:00 P.M. Bridge Club ISHPEMING: 9 A.M. GICOA Meeting NOON CAAM Congregate ...

Listening is an art

MARQUETTE — Our veterans have stories to tell — and these stories are important to preserve. Volunteers from Marquette County’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, are woking to preserve the stories of our veterans through the Veterans History Project, a project of the Library ...

Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France — For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred. Recently, the soldier would have his identity recovered — and be reunited with his twin brother in Normandy, where the two Navy men died ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 7:30 a.m. Morning Exercise 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m.-noon Big Room Reserved noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club ISHPEMING 9 a.m. Legal Clinic 10 a.m. Day Trip noon ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula • Keweenaw Bay The E coli warnings have been lifted for fishing in this area. A few Chinook salmon were caught in 70 to 200 feet with spoons or a flasher/fly combo in the early morning. In Traverse Bay, a few lake trout were caught in 100 to 150 feet when trolling spoons. ...

Outdoors North

“Summer days and the summer nights are gone, I know a place where there’s still something going on.” — Bob Dylan Returning to this quiet corner of the forest, it was clear pronounced changes had occurred since the last time I had been here, only a few weeks prior. The Canada ...

Building adventures

MARQUETTE — Learning to use a power tool is one thing, but learning to use it surrounded by monarch butterflies and flying swallows is another. Combining nature, scrap wood, power drills and simple innovation is part of the annual Adventure Building Camp, which takes place in a retired ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula •Munising: Offshore surface water temperatures warmed to the upper 50’s, low 60’s. Salmon fishing was not good as the fish have dispersed into other areas because of the warm water. Lake trout fishing was good around Grand Portal, north of Grand Island, Big Reef and ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Southwestern black bean and corn salad

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press This is one of those salads that just saves the day over and over again. Here are the reasons I love this salad: It’s fast, it’s really easy, it’s inexpensive, it’s crowd-pleasing, it’s vegetarian, it’s substantial, it’s colorful, it’s ...

The Burger Bus

MARQUETTE — For several years, Marquette County residents and visitors have had the opportunity to try different food trucks that offer tacos, pizza, coney dogs and more. A new vendor people may have noticed rolling into the area recently doesn’t operate out of a truck but instead, a big ...

Make a lobster roll even a New Englander would cheer

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN We wanted to bring home a true New England-style lobster roll, complete with tender meat coated in a light dressing and tucked into a buttery toasted bun, but first we had to deal with the lobster. To make things easier, we sedated the lobster by placing it in ...

S’more blossom cookies

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN S’mores may conjure memories of warm nights and sleep-away camp, but it doesn’t need to be summertime to capture the flavors of this treat; the combination of wheaty graham crackers, rich chocolate, and sweet, gooey toasted marshmallow is good any time of ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Remembering Marquette’s beloved icon

Anja mcbride, 13 Phil Niemisto was someone who had the very special ability to make everyone smile. I would be walking downtown with my mother and I would see him washing windows or tending to his garden in the pocket park, and I would say hello to him and we would stop and talk for a while. ...

Culinary Cuisine

MARQUETTE — Most people won’t become professional chefs, but they still need to eat, and unless they have the means to eat out all the time, that means learning to cook. Discovering the basics of cooking was the goal of Thursday’s Culinary Cuisine camp, one of several Career ...

Chipping in for kids

MARQUETTE — Sally Davis, president of the Rotary Club of Marquette, was worried there wouldn’t be enough volunteers to spread the huge pile of wood chips at the Lions Field Recreation Area. She needn’t have worried. Members of that rotary club, as well as the Marquette West Rotary ...

Beloved librarian ready to retire

By VALERIE WELLS Herald & Review AP Member Exchange DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — City librarian Rick Meyer is a self-described “numbers guy,” so when he came to the staff’s retirement gathering for children’s librarian Katie Gross, he came armed with a few statistics. “Because ...

Gas tank getaways | VIEW ALL

An island retreat … with a hint of lime

Not far to the west of St. Joseph Island, amid the beautiful blue waters of the St. Marys River, sits the Lime Island State Recreation Area — a place with a special feeling unlike that of most any other Michigan state parks. The small island — which is about a mile-and-a-half square — ...

Find your fortune in Iron County

The stillness of a morning on Fortune Lake at Bewabic State Park is something spectacular to experience. This impressive lake reflects the sky, towering trees and grounds of the park along the shoreline like a perfect looking glass. A photograph taken through the clear, still waters here can ...

Welcome to moose country

From the popular swimming beach and waterpark thrills at Van Riper State Park, to the secluded backcountry lakes of Craig Lake State Park, visitors have fantastic opportunities to enjoy the heart of moose country in the western Upper Peninsula. Developing from the local Champion Beach ...

Wild history

COPPER HARBOR — Nestled into the far north Michigan woods, near the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula, between shimmering Lake Fanny Hooe and Copper Harbor on Lake Superior, is beautiful Fort Wilkins Historic State Park. Whether camping, hiking, biking, stargazing, fishing, paddling or delving ...

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

‘Adrift’ is a woman vs nature tale for MeToo era

Woman vs. nature. It certainly has a ring to it, especially when woman wins. But there are too few such stories in our popular culture, and certainly on our movie screens. Enter “Adrift,” based on the harrowing, real-life story of Tami Oldham, who sailed off on a romantic voyage from ...

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 ...