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Help wanted: Surgical technology a growing career field

December 11, 2013 MARQUETTE — As the Baby Boomer generation ages, thus requiring more medical care, jobs in the medical field will see some of the largest increases over the next 10 years, according to the U.. more »»

NASA: Ancient Mars lake may have supported life

December 11, 2013 LOS ANGELES — NASA’s Curiosity rover has uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars that may have teemed with tiny organisms for tens of millions of years, far longer than scientists had... more »»

Good tips for child-safe cleaning

December 11, 2013 There are healthy and safer options of common “green” and organic products available at stores and co-ops to keep young children’s areas clean. more »»

Foot in the door

December 4, 2013 MARQUETTE — With the school year now in full swing, most area schools have probably needed to call in a substitute teacher to fill in during a regular teacher’s absenc. more »»

Keeping kids’ areas and toys clean

December 4, 2013 What is in your children’s environment? Ninety- two percent of all poison exposures occurring in the home involve everyday household items such as medicines, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, and... more »»

Districts see savings with transportation change

December 4, 2013 HANCOCK — Three years ago, the members of the Hancock Public Schools Board of Education contracted with R&A Transportation to bus students. At their Nov. more »»

Giving back

November 27, 2013 MARQUETTE — There’s a lot of giving going on in the Marquette area, and it has little to do with the holiday season. more »»

Sneak Peek: DA Glass shows off progress

November 27, 2013 FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Much of DA Glass’s machinery is still en route — some, in fact, arrived in New Jersey Monday after being shipped from Europ. more »»

Learning to measure can be fun time

November 27, 2013 Young children are full of measurement questions. How long is it? How big is it? How far away is it? The answer is hard to explain without knowing measurement units. more »»

Design Build Draft

November 20, 2013 GWINN — Students in Gwinn Area Community Schools’ computer-aided design and drafting class are hard at work this year, creating and building a number of things in a hybrid classroom/job site settin. more »»

Children can learn much from animals

November 20, 2013 There is an undeniable bond between humans and animals. A pet can be a friend to talk to, an exercise partner, a protector, a service animal, a lap warmer, and much more. more »»

Escanaba board to seek replacement for resigning member

November 20, 2013 ESCANABA — The Escanaba school board has accepted the resignation of one of its members and authorized the superintendent to put out a notification for interested candidates to fill the vacancy. more »»

Security a continuing focus in local schools

November 13, 2013 MARQUETTE — Area schools are continuing to upgrade their security systems as national headlines call attention to mass shootings across the nation. more »»

Hanukkah, Thanksgiving special year

November 13, 2013 It has been 125 years since Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coincided. This year is a good time to tell children the story of both festivals. For more family teaching fun see and hear grandparentsteachtoo. more »»

With a little help from their friends

November 6, 2013 ISHPEMING — Kids in second grade at Aspen Ridge School in Ishpeming Township are discovering that they read better and have more confidence in their reading when they practice with a furry friend. more »»

Upper Peninsula writers look at copper strike

November 6, 2013 HOUGHTON — Writers and educators from the region and beyond investigated the role of how writing interacts with the working class at this year’s Writing Across the Peninsula Conference. more »»

Name is much more than label

November 6, 2013 Names are everywhere. Children learn about their world by giving names to people, places and things. Here is a fun activity to help young children recognize their own and family members’ names. more »»

Good drama

October 30, 2013 MARQUETTE — Often when people think about school, images of books and bubble sheet test forms come to mind. more »»

Making kids’ candy venn diagrams fun

October 30, 2013 What do young children do for weeks after Halloween? They play with their stash like King Midas with his golden treasure. more »»

Gladstone school board fills board secretary position

October 30, 2013 GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Area School Board filled the vacancy created by the resignation of Bill Milligan accepted last month. The board selected Tom Harrell to fill the post at its meeting recently. more »»



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