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Antique, craft show supports museum

IRON MOUNTAIN — An annual antique and craft event has helped area pieces of history such as the World War II Glider and Military Museum get off the ground. For the past 15 years, the Friends of the Museum has used its Spring Antique, Craft and Gift Sale to build on what the Menominee Range ...

Superior Watershed Partnership hiring now for summer positions

MARQUETTE — The Superior Watershed Partnership will hire over 25 young adults ages 18-25 for the Great Lakes Conservation Corps and the Climate Conservation Corps for the summer field season. The SWP also will hire experienced crew leaders. The SWP Great Lakes Conservation Corps has been ...

Leave wildlife in wild

MARQUETTE — Spring is here, bringing warmer temperatures and the next generation of wildlife. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds those who are outside, enjoying the experience of seeing wildlife raise its young, to view animals from a distance so they are not disturbed. ...

Austrian Olympian visits U.P. luge club

MARQUETTE — Olympians are few and far between, so it was a big deal when a former member of the Austrian women’s luge team visited the Upper Peninsula Luge Club to help the young lugers train. Of course, Veronika Halder, who finished fifth in singles in 2006 in Turino, Italy, and 12th in ...

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

MARQUETTE — Applications are being accepted for the Porcupine Mountains Artist-in-Residence Program for the 2017 spring, summer and fall and 2018 winter residencies. The Artist-in-Residence Program is open to artists and artisans whose work can be influenced by the unique northern ...

Students involved in poetry match

HOUGHTON — Students from the Copper Country went to Lansing recently to compete against students across the state in the annual Poetry Out Loud competition. In the nationwide program, students memorize and recite classic poems. The state winner receives $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip ...

Ontonagon County’s Pelkola dies

Longtime Ontonagon County Board Chairman John Edwin Pelkola died peacefully at his home recently. Remembered for his devotion to his life’s endeavors, the 74-year-old Trout Creek resident passed away Feb. 23. One of the founders of SONCO Ambulance, Pelkola taught at Ewen-Trout Creek High ...

DNR partners with deputies to patrol Houghton snowmobile complaints

HOUGHTON — Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers teamed up with deputies from the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office to address several recent loud noise complaints in the city of Houghton. The group sound enforcement patrol was conducted Feb. 11 along Trail No. 3 ...

Company confirms operations in Porkies

HOUGHTON — Officials with Highland Copper Company, Inc., of Longueuil, Canada, said recently Tuesday that it is conducting exploratory drilling in the Porcupine Wilderness State Park Tuesday to define what resources it has in the eastern section of the Copperwood copper-silver deposit, which ...

Distinguished Alumni Award

L’ANSE — Ford Motor Company Executive Rick Popp has been chosen as L’Anse Sacred Heart School’s Distinguished Alumnus for 2017. This award is given each year to a SHS alum that evangelizes through his/her life and shows exactly what it means to live their faith, as well as give back to ...

Pathways seeks Clubhouse: Facility would be site for the mentally ill

MARQUETTE — Pathways Community Mental Health is looking for a place for its Clubhouse project. A Clubhouse, part of an international model, is not a recreation center but a recovery-focused community offering people with mental illness the chance to achieve their full potential. ...

Students react to order, Tech administration

By GARRETT NEESE Special to the Journal HOUGHTON — The executive order banning travel to the U.S. from citizens of seven countries puts stress on international students and their families, and doesn’t make the country safer, Michigan Technological University international students ...

Mastering gardening in U.P.

MARQUETTE — If looking at photographs of topiaries, giant rhubarb and a bee hotel in places like Hampton Court and Hever Castle Gardens don’t inspire you, maybe the Upper Peninsula Master Gardeners Association isn’t for you. If they do, perhaps it is. Michigan State University ...

Ice wine on tap in Delta County

ESCANABA —Two local wineries are creating something sweet this winter. Leigh’s Garden Winery in Escanaba and Northern Sun Winery of Bark River are making ice wine at their locations — a wine unique to cold climates. According to Carrie Bartel, tasting room manager at Leigh’s Garden ...

Fundraising underway for Samsung project

MARQUETTE — A crowdsourcing fundraiser has been set up for Marquette Area Public Schools to help with a nationwide technology competition. MAPS grant writer Sara Cambensy and Marquette Senior High School science teacher Rebecca Simmons have written a state-level winning grant in the ...

Delta Animal Shelter has successful year in 2016

ESCANABA — It was a busy yet successful 2016 for the Delta Animal Shelter. According to Delta Animal Shelter Manager Susan Gartland, the shelter staff couldn’t be more excited to see what 2017 has in store. Over the past year, Gartland explained the shelter maintained its no-kill status ...

Little Presque Isle

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources expects a final decision this winter on its non-motorized trails designations at Little Presque Isle, a popular recreation site located off Marquette County Road 550 in Marquette Township, according to a Michigan Department of Natural ...

KBIC investing in casino staff

BARAGA — The Ojibwa casinos manager is focused on making sure the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s $40 million in casino upgrades pays off by investing in one of the tribe’s biggest resources — its staff. “My experiences at the top … have been really good,” a thankful Wren told ...