Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Fundraising for economic development

Fundraising. Oftentimes it’s the very activity that is needed to sustain and grow a nonprofit organization or event. As someone who is responsible for it in my organization, I can tell you first-hand how difficult it can be at times. For you as a business or community supporter, I am sure it ...

In brief 9/24/18

River Valley announces promotions WAUSAU, Wis. – River Valley Bank recently announced two employee promotions within its ranks. Jamie Thyrion was promoted from assistant market manager to market manager of River Valley’s Calumet branch. As market manager, Thyrion will be responsible for ...

Business Profile: 906 Technologies

MARQUETTE — 906 Technologies continues to grow and expand — locally and beyond. While many know the business for its quality computer and mobile device repair services, 906 Technologies responds to a wide range of technology-related requests from home and business customers. “We of ...

DeLuca now at Axis, Northern Lights

MARQUETTE — Rachael DeLuca recently completed her four-year medical training in Classical Chinese Medicine at Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, earning a master’s of science degree. She is a doctor of oriental medicine and is also a diplomat in oriental medicine, as ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Continuum of care

MARQUETTE — UP Health Systems - Marquette recently received a re-verification as a Level II trauma center by the American College of Surgeons, according to UPHS-Marquette officials. This verification recognizes the hospital’s “dedication to providing optimal care for injured ...

Childhood obesity a developing health crisis

Times have changed. How’s that for an absurdly accurate introduction? Modern technology has altered our day-to-day routine fundamentally, inalterably, completely. We have machines of every sort, able to do every possible task imaginable, from lawn work to food preparation. In fact, Americans ...

Human body contains many organ systems

The scientific literature regarding human anatomy and biology informs us that there are 11 major organ systems in the human body and nearly 80 individual organs that make up these 11 organ systems. These organ systems allow our human body to maintain and care for itself each and every day. ...

4-year-old recovers, preps for school after Detroit shooting

By ORALANDER BRAND-WILLIAMS The Detroit News DETROIT — To many people, London Muldrow is a walking miracle. The now 4-year-old bounces around and talks like any typical youngster, even though a bullet is lodged in the left side of her brain. The bullet is a sad reminder of being shot in ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

Love for science starts early in life

One interesting science lesson for young children is oil and water do not mix. The word is insoluble. The other is evaporation. An easy way to help children explain insoluble is to put a quarter cup of water in a glass and place cooking oil globs into the glass. Children can break up the oil ...

Schools turn to technology to monitor e-cig use

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Fort Smith schools expanded anti-tobacco policy to include vaping and e-cigarettes “a number of years ago.” Schools around the country are beginning to install sensors in bathrooms, locker rooms and stairwells to detect and alert administrators when vaping ...

Walk the Chalk

MARQUETTE — The sidewalks at Northern Michigan University’s Academic Mall resembled part of the movie “Mary Poppins” Monday afternoon. One scene in that famous 1964 film depicted Bert creating sidewalk art into which he, the title character and the children, Jane and Michael Banks, ...

Energy & Saving Money

MARQUETTE — Negaunee High and Middle schools are two of only six public schools in the Upper Peninsula that are ENERGY STAR-certified. In fact, Michigan has more ENERGY STAR-certified K-12 schools than any other state in the Midwest, with plans to help other Michigan public educational ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Senior events 9/20/18

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m.-Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 4 p.m. Matter of Balance 6:30 p.m. Game Night ISHPEMING noon CAAM Congregate ...

Senior Expo draws many to connect

MARQUETTE — There was much to see and hear about at Tuesday’s Senior Citizens Expo at the Holiday Inn. The annual event, which is sponsored by The Mining Journal, gives seniors an opportunity to connect with those who provide services to them in the community. Over 100 people attended ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m.-Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, CAAM 1 p.m. Bridge Club 4 p.m. Matter of Balance 6:30 p.m. Game Night 7 Lion’s ISHPEMING 9 a.m. GICOA ...

Coming together to care

MARQUETTE — The 2018 Upper Great Lakes Palliative Care and Hospice Conference, which will feature a variety of presentations on topics related to end-of-life care, will be held at the Marquette Holiday Inn from 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Oct. 23 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24. The conference will be ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Now is the right time to see those migrant species of birds

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.“ — Lauren DeStefano --------------- Saturday it will officially be autumn. It is all about the tilt of the Earth. At 9:54 ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula --------- • Munising: Fishing pressure was low. Water temperatures have started to drop and were just under 60 degrees near shore. The salmon action was still slow and splake fishing was spotty with only a few caught. ---------- • Grand Marais: A few boat anglers ...

Managing the Wilderness

ISHPEMING — The public is being asked for their ideas on planning Michigan’s 4 million acres of state forestland to keep them healthy and thriving. That’s why the Michigan Department of Natural Resources finalizes plans for each forest management unit about two years in advance of when ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Like pumpkin cheesecake? How about a portable version

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN With a tangy, rich flavor and velvety consistency, cheesecake’s characteristic qualities make it well-suited to variation: Lemon cheesecake, chocolate cheesecake, and berry cheesecake are all common. But our favorite variation might just be pumpkin ...

World Food Championships

MARQUETTE — With the seventh annual World Food Championships just around the corner, home cook Brenda Washnock of Negaunee is looking forward to her fifth time taking part in the nationally-known food competition in November. The 2018 World Food Championships will highlight some ...

The 906 Sports Bar and Grill serving up fan favorites

MARQUETTE — If you’re looking for a place to grab food, drink and watch the game, The 906 Sports Bar and Grill is the place to go. Located in downtown Marquette, the locally owned and family-friendly business provides some of the best views in town, an affordable menu, made-from-scratch ...

Spanish-inspired seafood dish is a simple one-pot meal

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN This Spanish-inspired seafood dish is a simple one-pot meal. You can substitute halibut, sea bass, or haddock for the cod in this recipe. Other varieties of hard, cured sausage (such as linguica) can be substituted for the Spanish chorizo; we do not recommend ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Reading rocks!

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum was “All About Books” Thursday evening as families gathered for reading and activities as part of the museum’s Third Thursday Literacy Nights. The Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan ...

Fun times with figure skating

I started figure skating because I saw my friend do it in a show and that made me want to do it, but I had been thinking about it, though, throughout the years. I started figure skating when I was 6. I was having so much fun, too, that is until I found out my friend figure skated and that she ...

Calling teen vaping ‘epidemic,’ officials weigh flavor ban

By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an “epidemic” and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavored vaping products pulled from the ...

House To Home | VIEW ALL

Sturdy promoted to financial adviser

MARQUETTE — Northstar Investment Management is pleased to announce that Zachary Sturdy has been promoted to financial adviser. He joined Northstar as a research analyst in 2016 after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Cisler College of Business at Northern Michigan ...

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

Back together again

MARQUETTE — Frostbitten Grass, a Marquette-based bluegrass band that played in Marquette and throughout the midwest in the early 2000s, will be playing Friday night at the Ore Dock Brewing Company in Marquette, starting at 9 p.m. with openers Ray Little & the Big Bay City Rollers. The ...

The WAIT is over

MARQUETTE — Inspiration can come from unusual places sometimes. The inspiration for “Waiting for Wiig” — referred to commonly as W4W — came from Sault Ste. Marie, in the eastern Upper Peninsula. Which makes it, really, an Upper Peninsula film to the nth degree. People can see that ...

MTV VMAs was a shocking event, for the wrong reasons

NEW YORK — With most of music industry’s top acts absent — from Beyonce to Bruno Mars — the MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat, and some of the winners turned heads — for the wrong reasons. Exhibit A: Camila Cabello beat out Drake, Mars, Cardi B, Ariana Grande ...