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Libraries remain places of wonder, education

April 27, 2016 The library is a great place to take grandchildren when providing childcare. The visits are easy, inexpensive, and offer a fresh supply of books for the home stack. more »»

Hammer it home

April 27, 2016 By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Lumber, tape measures — and, of course, safety glasses and hard hats — aren’t part of most competitions. more »»

Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997

April 27, 2016 WASHINGTON — The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released recently showed. more »»

Breakfast is very good eats any time of day

April 20, 2016 Breakfast is becoming the meal of choice for any time of day. Children like the texture of the foods and families like the nutritional value. more »»

Reaching for THE STARS

April 20, 2016 MARQUETTE — The clear night last Friday afforded good views of the early evening and night sky, but the large telescopes outside Shiras Planetarium gave people an even better chance to score a reall... more »»

Study: Dinosaurs were in decline long before giant asteroid hit

April 20, 2016 NEW YORK — Dinosaurs were in decline long before an asteroid strike polished them off about 66 million years ago, a study say. more »»

Camper Chili Cook-Off and Silent Auction a needed fundraiser

April 13, 2016 MARQUETTE — It wasn’t about serving up tasty chili, although that was a big part of it. more »»

Build kids’ creativity, confidence

April 13, 2016 Role-playing helps young children prepare for new experiences. It provides vocabulary to help them express concerns and be more confident. more »»

Unleashing their creative sides

April 6, 2016 MARQUETTE — Creative writing could be considered one of the ultimate exercises in introspection, especially if a writer pens thoughts on paper or computer in the company of no on. more »»

Giving kids a sense of place is important

April 6, 2016 As the weather improves, families find it easier to get outside and give children a sense of place. Most children no longer have the experience of playing freely outside in the neighborhood. more »»

Noise impacts a baby’s learning

March 30, 2016 “What a child hears in a noisy environment is not what an adult hears,” according to Dr. Lori Liebold. more »»


March 30, 2016 MARQUETTE — For anyone’s budding career, it helps if you can be name the president of a national organization, especially one in your field, and especially if you’re still just a student. more »»

Arctic Sea ice reaches record low for wintertime

March 30, 2016 WASHINGTON — The growth of Arctic sea ice this winter peaked at the lowest maximum level on record, thanks to extraordinarily warm temperatures, federal scientists said Monday. more »»

Closing 32 million word gap

March 23, 2016 It is so exciting to hear children’s first word. more »»

Midwest Skills Development Center students using backlot pole setter

March 23, 2016 K.I. SAWYER — Some students work with a microscope, paintbrush or world map. Others work with a backlot pole setter. more »»

NASA salvages Mars mission that should have launched by now

March 23, 2016 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s next Mars mission is still alive. Instead of scrapping the grounded Mars InSight spacecraft, the space agency announced recently it’s shooting for a 2018 launch. more »»

Milestones for ages 12- 24 months

March 16, 2016 The second year of life is a delightful time for children and those who care for them. more »»

‘She Believed’

March 16, 2016 MARQUETTE — A few clicks on your computer mouse can help empower local high school girls. more »»

Map making with plastic eggs is fun

March 9, 2016 Children are naturally eager for knowledge. With a little preparation, families can have fun together providing a learning environment and inviting discovery. more »»

50 days and counting

March 9, 2016 MARQUETTE — About 50 days of learning have gone by the board in the 100DayProject, but that means 50 more are left. more »»



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