Superior people

MDE officials visit U.P. school

WINONA - Michigan Department of Education officials are visiting schools across the state as part of an ongoing initiative led by State Superintendent Brian J. Whiston.While Whiston visited some Upper Peninsula schools himself, last week a trio of other MDE leaders stopped by Elm River Township ...

Lali Kahlid to present photo demonstration

MARQUETTE - Lali Kahlid will present a demonstration on photo image transferring at the Lake Superior Art Association program at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center.A photo transfer is any process that takes a printed image, removes it from whatever it is on, and then ...

Dedication ceremony set for Lake Superior coastal habitats

MARQUETTE - The Keweenaw Land Trust, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources invite the public to a Tuesday dedication ceremony for lands acquired as part of the Abbaye Peninsula - Huron Bay Conservation Initiative.With the support of numerous partner ...

Esky council OKs land transfer policy

ESCANABA - The Escanaba City Council approved a policy Thursday that outlines the procedure for the city giving up a public right-of-way and turning the land over to neighboring property owners under special circumstances.Though the city has had authority to abandon right-of-way property under ...

Forestville fun and games

MARQUETTE - Jessica Straczowski wanted to make at least one thing clear about Friday's Forestville Festival."We're not building community," Straczowski said. "We're building family."The teacher of German, health and special education at North Star Academy, located in Marquette Township, was one ...

‘Holy grail’ goblin found in region

NISULA - It's not quite Halloween yet, but a goblin of sorts already has made an appearance.Ryne and Jenny Rutherford, who run an environmental consulting company, Biophilia, LLC, based on the Stonington Peninsula in Delta County, earlier this month made a noteworthy botanical discovery.Reads ...

Colorful conservation

MARQUETTE - Patrons of the Ore Dock Brewing Co. have something special to look at while sipping their specialty brews this month.An exhibition of artwork by Mindy Otto is on display this month at the Ore Dock, located at 114 W. Spring St., in Marquette.Otto's full-time job is coordinator of the ...

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 ...