Sunday: Our Youth

Across the U.P., swim teams are one big family

angel o’connor, 17 I never thought I’d be on a sports team, but after being in my aquatics class I felt the need to be a part of something. Mrs. McCutcheon mentioned that some of us should join the swim team. That was it! That’s what I needed, that something to belong to. When I joined ...

Round-Up Rally

MARQUETTE — Education for the very young at the Father Marquette Catholic Academy is more than tiny trucks, Mr. Potato Head toys and pattern blocks. However, they might get the youngsters’ attention. The academy hosted a Round-Up Rally on Wednesday at the elementary school campus, ...

Class teaches bugling vocabulary to young elk hunters

By JAYATI RAMAKRISHNAN East Oregonian AP Member Exchange PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Verlyn Savage may speak elk, but there’s more than one language. At the Pendleton Convention Center, Savage stood in front of a crowd of hundreds, lifted a bugle to his mouth, and blew a series of short, ...

Sliding their way to better driving habits

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University students who are new to the area and not used to driving in the unique Upper Peninsula winter conditions had a chance to pick up some pointers during the “Winter Driving Experience” at NMU. The free course was offered for the first time to NMU ...

‘Hello, Universe’ wins Newbery for best children’s book

By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer NEW YORK — Erin Entrada Kelly’s “Hello, Universe,” a nuanced account of a diverse group of middle school students and their unexpected encounters, has won the John Newbery Medal for the outstanding children’s book of 2017. The Randolph ...

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 ...