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Sunday: Our Youth

U.P. Reader installment to feature youth writers

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association presents the fifth installment of the U.P. Reader, which will feature the collected works of 32 top U.P. authors. The U.P. Reader also will include winners of the Dandelion Cottage Short Story Award with divisions for ...

Peter White Public Library announces May youth events

May Kids Take & Make Kit Pickup Monday, May 3. 10 a.m. Peter White Public Library Youth Services. May the Force be with you while you do these Star Wars themed kits! Baby Yoda keychains for ages 8-12 and Baby Yoda Pocket Pals for ages 4-7. Finger Lightsabers will be available for all ...

WHS students to compete for national business professional awards

ISHPEMING — Sixteen Westwood High School students will compete for national awards at the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference, “Envision, Empower, Ignite,” to be held virtually from April 26–May 9. Eighteen WHS students earned 30 Top 10 awards at the State ...

Special service project

Senior Girl Scout members from Troop 5081 have undertaken a special service project in which they made red, white and blue wrist corsages for 11 female residents at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans. These corsages will help them accessorize for the patriotic events they celebrate at Jacobetti ...

8-18 Media: Sweet 16 in quarantine

This past year, I have written a lot about how much plans have changed and had to be re-molded because of the pandemic. On February 27th, I turned 16 -years- old. Words cannot explain how happy I was to no longer be 15, because less than three weeks after my 15th birthday, Covid hit, so this ...

Negaunee High School student wins Dandelion Cottage Award

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Publishers & Authors Association has announced the winners of the 4th annual Dandelion Cottage Award, which recognizes U.P. student short story writers of excellence in grades 5 to 12. In the senior division for grades 9 to 12, first place was awarded to ...

Life with Gorlin Syndrome: Part two

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part two of a two-part series. Part one was published in the Feb. 13-14 weekend edition of The Mining Journal. I sat anxiously in the waiting room before my first surgery, clutching my mom’s hand as my tiny legs swayed under the chair, my toes unable to touch the ...

8-18 Media: Life with Gorlin Syndrome

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one of a two-part series. Part two will be published in the Feb. 20-21 weekend edition of The Mining Journal. I was born two months early, exactly on the date of my mother’s 25th birthday. As a premature baby I spent six weeks in the NICU enduring health ...

Westwood winners: Students take part in business competition

ISHPEMING — High school is not too early to learn about being a business professional. Although Westwood High School students previously had taken part in Business Professionals of America Regional Leadership Conference competition, this year’s regional event was held virtually because ...

Stockbridge sage: NMU alumna mixes math and physical education

STOCKBRIDGE — NMU alumna Susan (Gilbert) Lockhart, a junior/senior high school math and physical education teacher at downstate Stockbridge Community Schools, is the subject of a recent newsletter spotlight for effectively channeling her passion for fitness to benefit students academically. ...

8-18 Media: Action on COVID-19

The Covid-19 virus has and is one of the biggest wars humanity has ever faced. The virus is now spreading faster and stronger than ever before, yet some people have the audacity to still not wear a mask, receive the vaccine, and quarantine. I’m currently writing this with extreme frustration ...

PWPL announces February youth events

February Kids Take & Make Kit Pickup Monday, Feb. 1. 12 p.m. Peter White Public Library Youth Services. February Take & Makes are DIY Valentines! Pick up a kit and make some cheerful valentines to send to someone you love, or use the included address labels to mail them to people ...

‘10 Cents A Meal’

MARQUETTE — The Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities announced that the Michigan Department of Education has chosen its 10 Cents a Meal for Michigan’s Kids & Farms grantees for 2020-2021, which includes several grantees in the Upper Peninsula. Grantees include: Gwinn Area ...

8-18 Media: Holiday memories

The coronavirus pandemic has given me more time to reminisce in old memories. I already wrote about my first MLB White Sox Baseball Game, so now I am going to write about my favorite moments and traditions from the holidays over the years and how Covid changed some of my holiday traditions. ...

‘Rock the Socks!’ MAHS involved in charitable campaign

MARQUETTE — One of the most necessary, and perhaps underappreciated, articles of clothing is a pair of socks, and fortunately for needy area residents, more of them now are in circulation. For the ninth year, Marquette Alternative High School held its “Rock the Socks!” project in which ...

A ‘flamboyance of flamingos’: PWPL offers unique reading program

MARQUETTE — Don’t be surprised if you see a few flamingos around town in the coming weeks. The Peter White Public Library continues to plan activities for youngsters to enjoy in the safety of their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s where the new “Flamingos in the Snow” ...

Second Thursday Creativity Series coming up at UPCM

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Children's Museum is offering its Second Thursday Creativity Series “Pandemic Style” on Thursday. “The Mitten” is the theme for Thursday’s activity. Participants can activity packs that include themed crafts supplies and a snack. This month, the ...

Author’s rail trailer tiny house stars in children’s book

LAS VEGAS — When Hannah Doss bought an old railroad trailer about three years ago, she figured she could convert it into an affordable, cozy place to live — a tiny house, one of the downsized, mobile domiciles that are so popular these days. A few months later, while transporting it to ...