Sunday: Our Youth

Once homeless, youth pays it forward to help less fortunate

By ROB EARNSHAW The (Northwest Indiana) Times AP Member Exchange CEDAR LAKE, Ind. — What started with a pot of chili for a dozen homeless people on Lower Wacker Drive has mushroomed into an effort to feed more than 300, thanks to the generosity of a 10-year-old boy and his family. He ...

Successful ballet program requires practice

In ballet we work on our splits and I can do two types: right leg in front and center splits. I was able to do center splits awhile ago and now can go into oversplits. Oversplits is where you get into the splits and put something under your foot so one foot is raised and you are higher above ...

Playground picnic

NEGAUNEE — Lakeview Elementary School students got a break from eating in the cafeteria Thursday when the school held its annual school picnic. The Negaunee students and their parents ate outside on the playground, enjoying their lunches in a different setting. “It’s a fun thing to wrap ...

Voices of youth

What hobby would you get into if time or money wasn’t an issue?

Tuscan spinach and ricotta dumplings topped with marinara

By SARA MOULTON Associated Press It was my great good fortune recently to spend a week in Tuscany on a culinary tour, assisting a friend of mine with some cooking classes. Of course, I was as much a student as a teacher, and I learned a ton as we banged around from town to town. One of the ...

How to make a Cobb salad without bacon and cheese

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Stunning presentation aside, Cobb salad has all the markers of a powerhouse meal, including eggs, avocados, tomato, and lean chicken_we just had to do something about all that bacon and cheese. We were sad to sacrifice bacon's smoky flavor until we tried sauteing ...

Local U.P. food guide released

MARQUETTE — The 2018 Guide to Local Food is making its way to the Upper Peninsula, and several events celebrating the release of the magazine are scheduled throughout the U.P. The events are being held to help get the guides into the hands of local chefs, grocery stores, tourists and ...

Atypical cafeteria cuisine

ISHPEMING — There weren’t many scrunched-up faces, if any at all, when Ishpeming Middle School students tasted kale salad and fruit pizza Wednesday morning — proof positive that healthy food can be tasty if prepared well. Health teacher Ryan Reichel said the event came about by a grant ...

Voices of youth

If you opened a store, what would you sell? Why?

Kansas teenager making slow progress with neurologic illness

By JEAN KOZUBOWSKI Salina Journal AP Member Exchange DELPHOS, Kan. — Rachael Bradshaw keeps busy. The 15-year-old is finishing her freshman year at Minneapolis High School, where she was named yell leader for the cheer team. She’s on the yearbook staff. She was on the ...

Dancing in ballet is full of fun and camaraderie

Esme ulland-joy, 9 I have been in ballet since as long as I can remember. I remember when I was in preschool that on Tuesday afternoons, I had to change into my ballet leotard before I left and then I would go straight to ballet. I still enjoy it and want to keep dancing forever. I go to ...

Navajo youth copilots plane over the Grand Canyon

By OLIVIA RICHARD Cronkite News PHOENIX (AP) — Cadet Amaris Tracy climbed into the cockpit of a small plane, her face calm but her hands shaking slightly. “I’m really excited to get to fly the plane for the first time,” Tracy said, adjusting her headset. “At the same time, it's ...

A constitutional experience

MARQUETTE — It probably was more exciting than C-SPAN, at least to the students taking part. The “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” team from Marquette Senior High School took part in simulated congressional hearings during the national finals, which took place in late ...

Voices of youth

Why are mothers important? How are you going to celebrate Mother’s Day?

On the … MOVE

MARQUETTE — The Start the Cycle youth movement got a “big reveal” Thursday night at Mattson Lower Harbor Park. Laura MacDonald, board president and lead director, was jubilant over the new mobile unit that was driven to the park — to the delight of the many participants as ...

Making the case to play tackle football

Ben rayhorn, 10 Since I was in second grade (I’m in fourth grade now) I have been playing flag football. Tackle football has also been an option through these years, but my parents won’t let me play tackle football until high school. My parents won’t let me play because they don’t ...

Cancer survivor’s foundation gives tablets to sick kids

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A nonprofit organization established by a two-time survivor of childhood cancer is donating iPads to children’s hospitals in West Virginia. Walking Miracles Family Foundation founder Brett Wilson said in a statement the iPads contain apps that help explain ...

Lakeview hosts Art Walk, Book Fair and Ice Cream Social

NEGAUNEE — Each and every student at Lakeview Elementary School in Negaunee had at least one piece of art on display during the school’s annual Ice Cream Social, Book Fair and Art Walk Tuesday. “There are nearly 1,000 pieces of art on display from our 630 students,” said Linnea ...

Alaska games mimic hunting tasks, like sneaking up on a seal

By MARK THIESSEN Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — To most spectators, the term “Olympics” means world-class swimming competitions, downhill skiing or the 100-meter dash. But near the Arctic Circle, a different type of Olympics for young people pays homage to the region’s ...