Sunday: Our Youth

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 ...

Learning the importance of child care

I have always wanted to be a babysitter because I thought it would be a fun way to earn lots of money and I have always loved being around kids. I would spend my babysitting money on Pokemon cards, books and a 3DS. I am planning on charging $5 to $6 an hour. Babysitting will give me the chance ...

Safety on snowmobiles

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer GWINN — Driving more slowly at night might seem like basic common sense, but it can be easy to forget when you’re operating a snowmobile, not a car. Or if you’re a teen who’s not experienced at driving either machine. Snowmobile safety was ...

State-ly robotics

MARQUETTE — As one local robotics coach said, taking part in the state finals can feel like going to “a different planet,” even after performing well in state-qualifying tournaments. Several Upper Peninsula FIRST Tech Challenge teams took part in the Dec. 15-16 state championships at ...

Part 2: My family takes a trip to Oregon

I was the junior bridesmaid in my Uncle’s wedding, which was out in Oregon. I was so excited because I had never been a bridesmaid. We helped the bride get ready and brought her down to the wedding, but before all this stuff my cousin and my sister were flower girls and her mom was a ...

Museum partners with Liberty Children’s Art Project

MARQUETTE — It was like “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Thursday evening at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum in Marquette, even though there wasn’t a sad-looking, bent Christmas tree with a single top-heavy ornament on top. The Peanuts cartoon character was the focus of the most ...

Voices of youth

What is your favorite Christmas activity or tradition?

The calendar

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Gwinn grade schoolers paint wooden trucks

GWINN — Toys have more meaning for children if they create them on their own. Or at least paint them. Sawyer Elementary School kindergarten students painted wooden cars during a special art session Thursday. Gilbert Elementary students were to take part in the same activity ...

Part I: My family takes a trip to Oregon

Eleanor Grosvenor, 12 I was so excited this past September because I was going to travel to Oregon for my uncle’s wedding. It was so hard to wait, but finally the day came. We had to wake up pretty early because our flight was at 5 a.m. in the morning. We drove to the airport and got on the ...

Winter warmth

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer GWINN — Rayna Quayle, a sixth-grader at Gwinn Middle School, has seen students come to school in cold weather wearing no hats, gloves or even a jacket. Their lack of basic attire for cold weather worries her. “They come in with sweatpants and ...

Arkansas teen creates children’s home in Kenya

By SARAH MORRIS Jonesboro Sun AP Member Exchange JONESBORO, Ark. — Maddie Archer is no ordinary college freshman. The 18-year-old runs Under His Wings International, a nonprofit that funds a children's home in Kenya with 21 kids in its care. “The way mine is different is Under His ...

Voices of youth

What about the winter season are you most looking forward to?

Three Upper Peninsula robotics teams make state championships

MARQUETTE — Robotics are alive and well in the area, and even downstate. Three Upper Peninsula FIRST Tech Challenge teams have qualified for the state championships set for Dec. 15-16 at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. In the final round of elimination matches at a Nov. 11 ...

Father Marquette is a good school for everyone

michael mankee, 12 The Father Marquette Catholic Schools are schools filled with amazing teachers and kind faculty members. I’ve been attending the schools since I was 4 years old and I’ve made lots of friends over the years at Father Marquette. Through all of my time at Father Marquette ...

This Thanksgiving, whip up a pumpkin cheesecake with ginger

By ELIZABETH KARMEL, Associated Press Pumpkin is so popular today that there is hardly anything that hasn't had a pumpkin variation. Some of them are no-brainers, others are so far-fetched that I don't understand who is buying them, much less eating them. Back in the day, a pumpkin ...