Sunday: Our Youth

Voices of youth

Where is the most interesting place you’ve ever been?

Experiencing summer bliss in Marquette

Having been given the opportunity to live in other areas of the U.S., I am all the more grateful for the fact that Marquette experiences all four seasons. After about six months of snow, the warm weather and fun beach days are a relief. Summer is by far my favorite season: school’s out, I can ...

Rocking the dulcimer

MARQUETTE — Little hands can produce melodious sounds in one quick, easy workshop. That swift learning was on display Wednesday afternoon at the Peter White Public Library during the “Rock the Dulcimer” workshops held for youths ages 6-7, and 8 and up. There also was a morning workshop ...

Voices of youth

What fictional place would you most like to go to?

Summer strumming

ISHPEMING — They weren’t aiming to be Jimi Hendrix, or even Don Ho for that matter. They just wanted to learn a few notes and chords. And that they did Thursday afternoon at the Children’s Beginning Ukulele Workshop at the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library. Teaching the workshop ...

Culinary Cuisine

MARQUETTE — Most people won’t become professional chefs, but they still need to eat, and unless they have the means to eat out all the time, that means learning to cook. Discovering the basics of cooking was the goal of Thursday’s Culinary Cuisine camp, one of several Career ...

Remembering Marquette’s beloved icon

Anja mcbride, 13 Phil Niemisto was someone who had the very special ability to make everyone smile. I would be walking downtown with my mother and I would see him washing windows or tending to his garden in the pocket park, and I would say hello to him and we would stop and talk for a while. ...

Chipping in for kids

MARQUETTE — Sally Davis, president of the Rotary Club of Marquette, was worried there wouldn’t be enough volunteers to spread the huge pile of wood chips at the Lions Field Recreation Area. She needn’t have worried. Members of that rotary club, as well as the Marquette West Rotary ...

Beloved librarian ready to retire

By VALERIE WELLS Herald & Review AP Member Exchange DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — City librarian Rick Meyer is a self-described “numbers guy,” so when he came to the staff’s retirement gathering for children’s librarian Katie Gross, he came armed with a few statistics. “Because ...

Voices of youth

If you could ask your pet one question, what would you ask it?

Make Boston baked beans slowly — very slowly

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN The deep flavor and creamy texture of Boston baked beans is the product of simple, yet judiciously chosen ingredients and slow_very slow_cooking. It seemed a natural recipe to adapt to the slow cooker and, given our location, we were under pressure to get this ...

Sound science

MARQUETTE — Tuning forks and thunder machines can interest even very young kids, and that interest was on display Wednesday during the Peter White Public Library-sponsored event, “Sounds All Around.” The Michigan Science Center, located in Detroit, put on the program at the Westwood ...

Voices of youth

If you could be any animal in the world, what would it be?

Young skateboarder states support for Marquette’s park

I recently moved to Marquette from Banner Elk, North Carolina. In North Carolina, I was with a group of kids who showed me skateboarding. After my friend gave me a skateboard, I started skating all the time. I started progressing every day I skated, but soon after that, I found out that our ...

Summer Youth Academy integrates American Indian teaching

MARQUETTE — Should a peacock grouper or unicornfish be used in an aquaponics project? That was a discussion that took place among several participants in a Tuesday session of the second Reimagine STEM Summer Youth Academy at Northern Michigan University. STEM stands for Science, ...

Detroit Lions fans still hopeful for that breakout year

bodhi white, 13 I wrote a Lions’ season preview at the end of last summer, so now I will do a Lions’ season in review. In my column last year, I predicted the Lions would go 10-6 (they went 9-7), and then I predicted that the Lions would make the playoffs. They missed the playoffs by one ...

NTN’s South Trails are an important piece of community

I am a community member and a sophomore at MSHS here in Marquette. I recently heard that there was a plan to build on the Noquemanon Trail Network’s South Trails. This was devastating news to hear. These trails have been such a big part of my family and my childhood. When I was younger my ...

On a YMCA mission

MARQUETTE — Are all YMCAs in the state of Michigan the same? One father-and-son duo might be able to tell you soon. Alan Stokes, who lives with his son, Jonathan, 13, in Lansing, are visiting every YMCA in the state. The boy is autistic, but that didn’t keep him from frolicking around a ...

Voices of youth

What are some small things that make your day better?

‘Conflict and Compromise’

MARQUETTE — The long, convoluted tale of why the Upper Peninsula isn’t a part of Wisconsin is the focus of Grace Holmgren’s project for the National History Day Contest, which gets underway this week in Maryland. The eighth-grader attends Bayshore Community Academy in Oconto, ...