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Obama takes tougher stance on higher education

February 22, 2012 WASHINGTON — Access to college has been the driving force in federal higher education policy for decades. more »»

MARESA to conduct grad survey

February 22, 2012 MARQUETTE — Two hundred Marquette and Alger county 2011 high school graduates or their parents will be contacted via a telephone survey during March and April to inquire about the student’s... more »»

NMU’s Student Leader Fellowship Program builds leaders through community experiences

February 15, 2012 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Student Leader Fellowship Program continues to gain recognition at all levels, most recently on a national stage by winning the 2012 John C. more »»

Shriver plans new book on Special Olympics

February 15, 2012 BOSTON (AP) — Tim Shriver, Kennedy family scion and CEO of the Special Olympics, said Tuesday he is taking some time off to write a book about the athletes he says have changed his lif. more »»

Area students compete in national poetry contest

February 8, 2012 MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School’s Shirley Smith Little Theatre resounded with measure and verse Thursday afternoon, as several students competed in the national recitation contest Poetry Ou... more »»

Staff to be removed during probe at LA school

February 8, 2012 LOS ANGELES — The entire staff at an elementary school where two teachers were arrested on suspicion of lewd conduct will be removed while the school district investigates, the Los Angeles school... more »»

MARESA program teaches life skills

February 1, 2012 MARQUETTE — Sitting in groups throughout the room, students in Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Services Agency’s Transitions class put their heads together, speaking softly as they address the... more »»

Baraga County initiative focuses on youth

February 1, 2012 BARAGA — A newly formed learning network allows people who work in a learning environment to come together and strengthen their ability to work together and with local youth. more »»

Escanaba High School uses texting to stay in touch

January 25, 2012 ESCANABA — Escanaba High School officials hope a newly implemented mass text message service will keep students, parents and faculty informed of school closings, delays and upcoming events. more »»

Students raise funds for Uganda project

January 25, 2012 HOUGHTON — One of the walls in the Houghton High School cafeteria now has a large, colorful mural and the Key Club is looking to make the mural a community projec. more »»

1/25/12 On the Air

January 25, 2012 Today Subject to change Pro hockey - Detroit Red Wing at Montreal Canadiens, 7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Network Pro basketball - Miami Heat at Detroit Pistons, 7:30 p.m. more »»

1/25/12 Sports look

January 25, 2012 Subject to change Today High school wrestling Newberry at Rudyard, 5:30 p.m. High school girls basketball Escanaba at Negaunee, 7:45 p.m. more »»

1/25/12 Prep girls basketball

January 25, 2012 Houghton 66, Westwood 47 Westwood 10 5 19 13 — 47 Houghton 10 19 19 18 — 66 Westwood — Megan Manninen 15, Janine Barna 2, Caitlyn Hewitt 11, Ashley Pietro 2, Berkley LaFreniere 12, Cara... more »»

1/25/12 Prep boys basketball

January 25, 2012 Negaunee 59, Iron Mt. 46 Summary (field goals, free throws, total points) IRON MOUNTAIN — Thomann, 4-2-10; Beauchamp, 6-1-14; Secinario, 1-1-3; Herman, 1-0-2; Huotari, 4-2-13; Brock, 2-0-4. more »»

1/25/12 U.P. basketball scores

January 25, 2012 Tuesday Girls Gladstone 54, Menominee 24 Houghton 66, Westwood 47 Engadine 73, Mackinaw City 41 Cedarville 48, Rudyard 37 Sault Ste. Marie 78, Brimley 72 (2OT) St. more »»

College basketball

January 25, 2012 No. 20 Mich. 66, Purdue 64 MICHIGAN (16-5) Morgan 5-7 2-2 12, Novak 2-4 0-0 5, Douglass 5-8 0-0 12, Hardaway Jr. more »»

Learning is a lifelong process

January 18, 2012 MARQUETTE — As the new semester begins for schools throughout the area, so too does the semester at the Northern Center For Lifelong Learning. The term began this year on Jan. more »»

Copper Country students participate in ‘patriotic’ program

January 18, 2012 CHASSELL — Nine students at the Chassell Township School District received bonds and citations Monday for a job well done. more »»

BPA competition brings out the best

January 11, 2012 ESCANABA — More than 300 students from across the Upper Peninsula, including a number from Marquette County, recently converged in Escanaba for an annual competition preparing them for careers in th... more »»

Many return to school after the serving in the military

January 11, 2012 HANCOCK — Although they have taken much different roads to get to Finlandia University, John Kolbas and Jon Michael have something in common: They’re both utilizing the GI Bill to enrich their... more »»



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