Sunday: Our Youth

An exciting trip to our nation’s capital

Eleanor Grosvenor, 12 This past January I went to Washington D.C. My mom and I went with my mom’s best friend. It was weird traveling with just my mom because usually we travel with my whole family. I have never traveled on an airplane with just my mom before. We were traveling to go to ...

Credit union hosts fair for area high schoolers

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer ISHPEMING — Westwood High School senior Jacob Picotte wants to be a millwright. But even millwrights — and just anyone who holds a job — have to balance a budget and find affordable housing. Picotte was one of many high-school students from ...

Bulletin Board

Chocolate Festival fundraiser held MARQUETTE — SAIL, Disability Network of the U.P. will be hosting its ninth annual Chocolate Festival fundraiser for the One in Five Campaign to benefit the varied programs of SAIL across the U.P. The Chocolate Festival features local restaurants, ...

Slow cooker barbecue beer beef stew

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press Let's just start by saying that the words beef, beer and barbecue in a recipe title don't make my husband sad. When browning beef for a stew (whether you're making it in a slow cooker, or a regular old pot or Dutch oven), it's less important to get all ...

The calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

Early Savers

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer GWINN — Students at Gilbert Elementary School are learning to handle their finances, and that doesn’t necessarily entail dropping coins into a piggy bank. Some kids have started actual bank accounts. Students lined up Friday morning at the new ...

The many benefits of reading the printed word

For hundreds of years the human race has depended upon paper and ink for the satisfaction of a good book, but now a new species has invaded the world of printed knowledge: The dreaded eBook. I am here to argue that eBooks are no good. Printed books are so much better! These digital books are ...

Voices of youth

Do you think smartphones are good for kids?

Father Marquette celebrates Catholic Schools Week

MARQUETTE — The second-graders at Father Marquette Elementary School learned more about missionary Bishop Frederic Baraga Tuesday than they probably ever have in their young lives. It helped that they shot a bow and arrow while learning about him. Eighth-graders from Father ...

Seahawks fan discusses his passion for the team

I was born in Marquette Michigan, but when I was 6 years old we moved to Idaho to see family. Idaho is right next to Washington, which is where the Seattle Seahawks play football. When I was in first grade in Idaho all of my friends liked the Seattle Seahawks. Toward the beginning of October, I ...

After-school art

MARQUETTE — Time spent on creativity, like creativity itself, doesn’t always lend itself to being rigid. The weekly meetings of the Bothwell Middle School Art Club allow the students to be free-form in their artistic endeavors. It also gives them the opportunity to plan projects for ...

Snowy subjects

MUNISING — Thursday’s lessons for Sawyer Elementary School third-graders focused on snow snakes, touching deer antlers and walking like a penguin, not reading, penmanship and addition. Not that reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic aren’t the basics of a good early education. It’s ...

Letterboxing a fun way to spend time with family

The first time I went letterboxing was last summer. We were camping with all of my family. My aunt, my two cousins, my little sister and I got in the car and we drove to a beach. We followed the directions to find the letterbox off of my aunt’s phone. We found the letterbox in a hole at the ...

Bothwell students present annual civilizations museum

MARQUETTE — Marquette residents didn’t have far to travel Wednesday if they wanted to see the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Great Wall of China or mummies. Seventh-graders from Bothwell Middle School presented their annual Eastern Hemisphere Civilizations Museum that day in the school ...

Voices of youth

What national, local or personal events do you predict happening in 2018?

Java Bay expands sandwich menu

MARQUETTE — Since its doors opened in June 2015, Java Bay of Marquette has been a popular destination for people looking for speciality coffee drinks or sandwiches. But about a month ago, the locally owned business at 1102 N. Third St. expanded its menu, adding a variety of burgers because, ...

Tutoring toddlers

MARQUETTE — A limited vocabulary and relatively few life experiences don’t have to hinder a 2-year-old’s understanding of a book. Lively expressions and cut-out pictures certainly help. Animated readings and other means of engaging very young children have an important place in ...

Greenwood student gives $11K in new bikes to soldiers’ kids

By CLAUDETTE RILEY Springfield News-Leader AP Member Exchange SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — In recent years, Christmas hasn't quite felt the same for Garrett Litherland. There was something missing. “I thought it was because I wasn't a little kid anymore,” he said. Eventually, the ...