Saturday: Weekend

Negaunee breaks loose for 6-2 win over Gaylord

By RYAN STIEGJournal Sports WriterNEGAUNEE - It's been a rough stretch for the Negaunee Miners hockey team, but they came together Friday night for a big win over Gaylord.The Miners got two goals apiece from Trevor Borlace and Shane Ring to defeat the Blue Devils 6-2 at the Negaunee Ice Arena. ...

Packers expected to contend vs. Cardinals today

By BOB BAUMAP Sports WriterGLENDALE, Ariz. - Three weeks ago, the Arizona Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers by 30 points. No one should expect that kind of blowout when the teams meet again tonight, this time in the NFC divisional playoffs."I think these guys definitely come back here with a ...

Sports briefs

Redmen icers beat Portage, 8-3TRAVERSE CITY - The Marquette Redmen jumped out to a fast start to defeat Portage Central 8-3 at the Traverse City Showcase on Friday.Jake Phillips had two goals and two assists, while Joe Phillips had a goal and two assists as the Redmen scored four times in the ...

Iron Mountain zips past Gwinn

By ADAM NIEMIIron MountainDaily NewsIRON MOUNTAIN - Iron Mountain High School remained unbeaten with a 67-40 win against Gwinn in a Mid-Peninsula Conference boys basketball game on Friday.Carson Wonders led Iron Mountain (8-0, 5-0 M-PC) with 19 points and six rebounds.Four Mountaineers scored ...

The Sweet Stuff

ARQUETTE - For more than 100 years, Donckers has been the place to go for Marquette residents looking to cure their sweet tooth.The Donckers website states that the store began in 1896 as a simple, open air stand featuring candy, fresh fruit, tobacco, and popcorn.In 1914, Fred Donckers moved ...

FOR THE BIRDS

MARQUETTE - The Roughed Grouse Society is set to host the 23rd annual Mid Upper Peninsula Chapter Conservation and Sportsmen's Banquet on Jan. 16 at the University Center of Northern Michigan University.Social hour for the event will begin at 5 p.m., with dinner scheduled for 7 p.m."The focus ...

New England lobstermen still fishing thanks to mild winter

By PATRICK WHITTLEAssociated PressPORTLAND, Maine - Many New England lobstermen are still fishing deep into December this year because of unseasonably warm weather and an abundance of the critters, and Maine's beloved scallops are a little harder to come by as a result.The extra fishing hasn't ...

Chicken that isn’t bone dry?

By ELIZABETHKARMELAssociated PressWe've all suffered through cardboard-dry chicken breasts. We do it because periodically we commit (or recommit or re-recommit) to healthy eating. And boneless, skinless chicken breasts are a fine and filling lean protein well suited to the job.Except for one ...

FARM BILL 101

MARQUETTE - The Michigan State University Extension will be hosting an educational program on Jan. 14 to provide Upper Peninsula farmers an opportunity to learn about some of the changes to the Farm Service Agency programs.Topics of discussion will include changes to the Grasslands Conservation ...

Want to eat healthy? Move sides to the center

Like millions of you, I am a home cook. I get dinner on the table for my family day after day. I plan the main dish, the vegetables (I always serve two so any pickier kiddos have a choice) and the sides.And if you're anything like me, your default is to spend your creative energy on the protein ...

Demand for craft beer sparks surge in U.S. hop production

MOXEE, Wash. (AP) - Demand from craft beer brewers led to an 11 percent increase in U.S. hop production in 2015 compared to the previous year.The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service says production totaled 78.8 million pounds.Washington state produced 59.4 ...

HOPS FOR HELP

By JUSTIN MARIETTIJournal Staff WriterMARQUETTE - Last weekend, the Ore Dock Brewing Company kicked off its annual Hops for Help fundraiser. Each year, the brewery - with the help of local bars and restaurants - offers patrons the opportunity to spread goodwill within their communities by ...

Leading Thai seafood boss: AP shrimp probe a ‘wake-up call’

By ROBIN McDOWELL and MARTHAMENDOZAAssociated PressBANGKOK- The president of one of the world's biggest seafood exporters expressed frustration and promised change Tuesday after saying an Associated Press investigation that linked slave-peeled shrimp to his company should be a "wake-up call" to ...

Fruit OK for some days, chocolate for others

By MELISSAD'ARABIANAssociated PressIf you were to join my family for dinner on a regular weeknight (go for it, but call first!), you'd see our typical dessert routine in action.It works like this: My husband grabs my favorite tiny bamboo cutting board and a paring knife while I grab a variety ...

SERVING U.P. TRADITION

NEGAUNEE - As a Florida native, David Trawick had naturally never heard of some of the Upper Peninsula's signature food items like cudighis and pasties when he first came here. However, his wife Michelle broke him in quickly, and the food he learned to love eventually led to a successful ...

Put leftovers to use in savory curry

Indians love a festive celebration. My family loved them so much that not only would we celebrate Diwali and Holi, we'd also throw ourselves into Easter and Christmas. I even remember my mum getting excited about Chinese New Year.Christmas often was bigger for us than Diwali because both sides ...

Lawmakers: Deal to create megabrewer could cause hangover

WASHINGTON- Castle Danger Brewery in Two Harbors, Minn., has been brewing what it calls "dangerously good ales" on the north shore of Lake Superior since 2011. The company outgrew its original home in tiny Castle Danger and now distributes beer to bars and restaurants throughout northern and ...

SMALL FARMS, BIG IMPACT

MARQUETTE - In November, Upper Peninsula Food Exchange representatives Natasha Lantz and Neal Curran of the Marquette Food Co-op participated in a United States Department of Agriculture GroupGAP debriefing session with the United States Department of Agriculture at the USDA Training Center in ...

Tap maple flavor for sweet and savory

Along with blueberry and cranberry, maple is a distinctly North American flavor. But beyond putting the syrup on pancakes and in frosting (with maybe some bacon bits, too), we don t cook with it as much as we might.In her new cookbook, "Maple: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Featuring Pure Maple ...

Testing finds no nuke-disaster radiation in Alaska seafood

By DAN JOLINGAssociated PressANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska seafood has not been tainted by the Fukushima nuclear disaster four years ago, according to test results announced Monday by a state agency.Alaska health authorities working with the federal Food and Drug Administration pronounced Alaska ...