Sunday: Our Youth

Mountain biking a fast-paced, exciting sport

I like mountain biking because it is a fast-paced activity. Mountain biking is a sport because it involves physical exertion, individuals and teams that compete against each other for entertainment. I ride the Marquette north and south trails. My favorite trail is either Down Dogger, or Eh ...

Teen active in 4-H programs shines in environmental education role

By JAN BRINN Michigan State University Extension MARQUETTE — Marquette County has a notable 4-H teen environmental and outdoor education science leader in Hannah Peterson. As a younger 4-H member, Peterson had amazing experiences at the Upper Peninsula 4-H Camp. Ever since, Peterson ...

Coder Dojo 906

MARQUETTE — There are Coders. There are Dojos. And then there are Coder Dojos. Coder Dojo 906 is a community-based programming club for young people ages 5 to 17 who want to learn how to code and develop websites, apps, programs and games. It’s also a chance for kids to have fun ...

Choir Camp a really good time for everyone

This past summer I went to the second annual Choir Camp at St. Peter Cathedral. At first I was nervous. Would all the kids there be ready to go to Hollywood? Would I be the one kid who is totally off pitch? Well, let me tell you how I came to find this camp. One day I was waiting for my ...

SMALL SEED SAVERS

MARQUETTE — An adult might not get a kick out of squishing a cherry tomato, but a 3-year-old might. That activity was part of a Tuesday program at the Peter White Public Library, “Seed Saving for Kids.” Actually, it wasn’t just “for the kids” as it also was “by the ...

Voices of youth

What Halloween candy is the worst, and which is the best?

‘Screenagers’ Coming soon to a screen near you

MARQUETTE — Teenagers using cell phones? It’s an everyday occurrence. However, it can get out of hand, and tempering the use of such electronic devices in the digital age is the subject of the film “Screenagers.” The 68-minute film will be shown Monday at Kaufman Auditorium, ...

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the European Union are preparing to head back to the Brexit negotiating table after a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May that received a cautious welcome from the bloc’s leaders. May stressed in her Friday speech that Britain wants to keep closes ties with the bloc and offered to keep paying the EU and following its rules during a two-year transition period after the U.K.’s formal departure in March 2019. EU leaders welcomed the constructive tone of May’s speech, but called for more detail. French President Emmanuel Macron said clarity still is needed on three big issues: the rights of European citizens affected by Brexit, the amount Britain must pay to settle its obligations to the EU, and the status of the border between Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland. “If those three points are not clarified, then we cannot move forward on the rest,” Macron said. Negotiators are due to start a fourth round of Brexit talks in Brussels on Monday. In a blow for May’s government, credit rating agency Moody’s downgraded Britain a notch to Aa2, the third-highest level, citing the country’s debt burden and uncertainty about Brexit.

About a year ago our very trusted babysitter, Patty Sanderson, was looking on Facebook and found a video about a dog that needed to be adopted at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter. She let my little sister and I watch the video. After we watched the video we found out that the dog’s ...

Planting pollinators

HARVEY — Sean Buckmaster, a third-grader at Sandy Knoll Elementary School in Marquette, took charge of his little plot of land Friday along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. “I need some more dirt here,” Sean said. The boy was one of many Sandy Knoll third-grade students who took part in a ...

Voices of youth

What is one thing you don’t do that you wish you did?

Turbine techies

MARQUETTE — They weren’t intended to power the city of Marquette, but they were fun to make. Participants at a special Wednesday event entitled “Explore Tech: Family Engineering Challenge: Design a Park and Wind Turbines!” created their own miniature wind turbines in the ...

I have a crazy family, but we make it work

My name is Bria Larson and I have a large unique family. My stepdad’s name is Jon Teichman. He is super cool. My mom’s name is Laura Teichman, and she is the best at cooking. My sister’s name is Ava Larson and she is great at computer coding. My dad’s name is Jake Larson, and he is so ...

‘Water Wedges’ theme of Explore Tech program

MARQUETTE — Whatever floats your boat. That, in a way, was the theme of Thursday’s Explore Tech program, Water Wedges, at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. At least it was what intrigued Nina Fassbender, 8, of Marquette, who along with other youngsters created origami boats ...

Voices of youth

If you could broadcast any kind of message into outer space, what would it be?

Fast flier

K.I. SAWYER — Sixteen-year-old Truman Durand of Harvey didn’t waste much time taking a solo airplane flight upon earning his student pilot license. The Marquette Senior High School sophomore flew a Cessna 150J solo on Aug. 13 — the very first day he was allowed such an ...

Trip to Spain with train rides, castles and Oreo desserts

Recently I traveled to Spain. We got to go to Spain because my parents are both Spanish professors at Northern Michigan University. We took a two-hour plane ride to Chicago from Marquette. Then we had to wait seven hours in the airport. My brother and I mostly ate popcorn and played Minecraft ...

Voices of youth

What are you excited to go back to school for?

Heading north

From the Michigan Department of Natural Resources MARQUETTE — Building a bridge or planting trees is not something Detroit teenager Anthony Richard typically gets to experience. But a Michigan Department of Natural Resources program that enables youths to experience the great outdoors ...

My first trip to Chicago, but it won’t be my last

georgia hummell, 10 I like to travel as long it’s not too far because I get really carsick and I really hate it. The longest I have ever traveled was three days. That trip felt too long, but once I get where we are going I love the activities. Recently we traveled to Chicago to see a ...

Upcoming NFL season looks good for Lions

bodhi white, 12 As we head into the 2017-2018 NFL season, the Lions record was 9-7, which, considering the fact they started last season 1-3, is not bad. They were 18th according to ESPN.com in defense in the regular season and 21st in offense. They limped through the season and did not beat ...