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Evening of Elegance tickets available

MARQUETTE - Tickets are now on sale for the Women's Center's Annual Evening of Elegance which is from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Landmark Inn's Harbor Room.The gala marks the end of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year the event honors Unsung Heroes. These are heretofore ...

Lifesaving devices donated by KBIC

BARAGA - Keweenaw Bay Indian Community donated two life-saving devices - available from one of its corporations - to aid trained first responders in saving Lake Superior swimmers struggling to avoid drowning.Five people have lost their lives this year in Lake Superior alone, including 22-year ...

Giving back

MARQUETTE - Donating money to a cause is easier for some people than others, depending on the ability to pay and other factors.They haven't stopped Marc Momberg, 50, from giving money to a place he works: Lakestate Industries.Momberg, who lives at the assisted living facility, Sundara West ...

Bald eagle a recent raptor rehab at center

HARVEY - At least it wasn't lead poisoning, but an injured bald eagle made its way to the Chocolay Raptor Center recently for some rehab.Center cofounder Jerry Maynard said the Michigan Department of Natural Resources brought the bird, which was found in a field in Bruce Crossing, to the center ...

Rest, refit, revitalize: Losing stress a needed part of happy living

Take a deep breath, lean back. Floating face-up in Lake Superior, I stare up at the bright sky.Sunshine peaks through the clouds, and a bird soars effortlessly across my view.I close my eyes and take in the rhythmic ebb and flow of the crystal clear water surrounding me.Another deep breath, in ...

Volunteers needed for dinner

MARQUETTE - Sponsors are still needed for the Night of 5,000 Dinners: Feed the Need Fundraiser for Meals on Wheels.This event is set for Nov. 10 at the Lost Creek Community Center in Marquette. A Harvest Dinner will take place beginning at 5:30 p.m. The menu will feature local meats and ...

Tech prof works with ‘Ride the Wave’ initiative

HOUGHTON - The Flint water crisis is resonating all over the world as an example of how not to do certain kinds of civil engineering and the situation is getting attention at Michigan Tech University.Dr. Martin Auer, Tech professor of civil and environmental engineering and principal ...

Half marathon, full-on effort

MARQUETTE - Matamba, Tanzania, is far from Marquette. However, it's not far from Dr. Sue Ritter's heart.The 67-year-old obstetrician-gynecologist, who is retired from OBGYN Associates of Marquette P.C., plans to run in the Marquette Half Marathon Saturday to raise money for a hematology machine ...

Alzheimer’s group to stage walk

MARQUETTE - The Alzheimer's Association - Greater Michigan Chapter will host its annual "Walk to End Alzheimer's" Sept. 24 at the Jacobetti Complex in Marquette.Registration for the 2-mile walk will begin at 9 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. ceremony and 10:30 a.m. start.The chapter will host ...

Cooperative members share duties

MARQUETTE - Vegetables line the south side of a large house on North Fourth Street in Marquette.However, it's more than just a typical veggie garden. It's part of the lifestyle at the Marquette Climbers' Cooperative.One of its residents, Andrew Adamski, led a "Yarden" tour Aug. 14, an event ...

Keeping peace in Palestine

MARQUETTE - Sometimes a little moral support can go a long way.The Rev. Nancy Amacher, a retired Evangelical Lutheran Church in America pastor and former senior pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church, recently returned from Israel and Palestine - a region of the world not exactly known for peace and ...

Trapper’s ed class to be held

ESCANABA - The Upper Peninsula Trappers Association is sponsoring a Trapper's Education Class at the Pocket Park Building at the U.P. State Fairgrounds on Sept. 17.It is open to kids or adults who want to learn how to trap in a safe, responsible manner. This is a comprehensive course covering ...

Yooper identity crisis: Proud native takes issue with stereotypes

Pasties, plaid, guns, nature and the Green Bay Packers.That's what Yoopers are all about, eh?Sure, the above list offers a narrow view into what life is like for some folks who call the Upper Peninsula home. But for many of our friends below the bridge, that's all we are. Just a buncha ...

Free Store moving to Lakestate property

HARVEY - People who depended on the Free Store for basic needs - but had to go without them after the closing of Grace United Methodist Church in January - shouldn't have to wait long to have those needs met again.The new Free Store is expected to relocate at the rental building adjacent to the ...

‘Bad Moms,’ good film: Raunchy comedy has very sweet heart

The new movie "Bad Moms" made me cry. Seriously. Went to see the movie Saturday with my dear friend Heather and walked out with tears running down my face.Not because it was a bad movie. It was hilarious. Raunchy but hilarious. In fact, it's best I offer a disclaimer: it's a film I recommend ...

NHS student packets ready

NEGAUNEE - Negaunee High School students in grades nine through 12 can pick up their schedule packets in the high school office from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today, Tuesday and Wednesday. Schedule packets that are not picked up will be mailed Thursday morning.Included in the packet will be the ...

Block Party set for Saturday

MARQUETTE - The Silver Creek Neighborhood Block Party will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Silver Creek Church, 219 Silver Creek Road, in Harvey.The entire community is invited to this free event. Activities include a backpack and school supply distribution, food, music, games and other ...

Local group holds tour of productive home

MARQUETTE - The Fether home along Woodland Avenue is not your typical city yard. Instead of a manicured lawn and trimmed hedges, it has black raspberries, pear trees, honeybees and chickens.And, of course, chicken eggs.Jake Fether, who lives with his wife, Kate, and children Liam and Cora, ...

Just the facts, please: Our future depends on good journalism

MARQUETTE - Here's a mystery for you: why would somebody like me or my bright and talented colleagues choose the worst job in America for a career?Yep. Newspaper reporter has been at the very bottom of the Jobs Rated report for the last three years, No. 200 out of 200 jobs ranked.The report ...

Stop spreading hate: Why words matter, even on social media

MARQUETTE - If you'd like to get an idea of how much hate and ugliness exists in this world, you need not look further than social media. My feed on Facebook and Twitter is constantly riddled with it. Backhanded comments. Name-calling. Threats of violence. Political bashing. Racism. Sexism. ...