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November 3, 2012 MARQUETTE — When Marquette singer-songwriter Jerry Mills stopped in The Mining Journal’s office, the interview was going to focus on a recent item he’d crossed off his bucket list. more »»

My mother’s hands: A reminder of many blessings

November 3, 2012 The circumstances are no longer clear in my mind as this happened probably 40 years ago, but one part of the incident’s memory is vivid for me. more »»


October 27, 2012 MARQUETTE — The inspiration for her children’s book came to Marquette author Carrie Pearson one day while she was in the woods. more »»

No excuses! Voting an important duty for every citizen

October 27, 2012 Excuses abound for people who think their vote is pointless in the upcoming general election. “One vote doesn’t matter,” they say. “None of this affects me anyway.” I couldn’t disagree more. more »»

Fall arts & entertainment roundup

October 20, 2012 MARQUETTE — Local artists have won acclaim recently and several special shows are being planned locall. more »»

Pedestrians to motorists: Slow down, pay attention

October 20, 2012 The other day while I was walking around Marquette on my lunch break, something happened that nearly stopped my heart. more »»

Revealing the reveal

October 13, 2012 MARQUETTE — Redline has been a popular band in the Marquette area for years. But with several group members living and working in Wisconsin, it is difficult for the band to book a lot of gigs. more »»

In search of: A musical voice for the modern generation

October 13, 2012 After listening to a compilation of songs from Bob Dylan’s first two albums — and having already felt unimpressed with the current state of popular music — I’m beginning to understand something: The... more »»


October 6, 2012 MARQUETTE — The No. 1 film in the country has a local connection: Its editor is a Marquette native. Raking in $42. more »»

Band of sisters: Women on Honor Flight were inspiring

October 6, 2012 They came from different places and circumstances in life and they followed different life paths. more »»


September 29, 2012 MARQUETTE — Music will be an important part of the first ever Rocktoberfest, a celebration planned for Friday, Oct. 5 in Munising. more »»

New tradition: Getting into the woods is a way to recharge

September 29, 2012 As the leaves begin to change and the air begins to cool, I’ll be spending this weekend in a cabin on Mirror Lake inside the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. more »»


September 22, 2012 MARQUETTE — At an age most children are learning the alphabet, Marquette native Derrell Syria was learning how to be an entertainer. more »»

Greatest invention ever: Television mute button

September 22, 2012 There are moments when I think the mute button on my television remote could be the greatest invention. Ever. During election years, the poor mute button gets a workout. more »»


September 15, 2012 MARQUETTE — Allie Johnson was just 3 years old when the first story about her ran in The Mining Journal, but she does recall some details. “I remember holding the big tomato,” she said. more »»


September 8, 2012 MARQUETTE — They may come from diverse geographic locations and backgrounds, but the members of the band Circle of Willis are united by the love of music and the fun they have playing it. more »»

Hidden gems: Our peninsula still holds surprises

September 8, 2012 My dad did not have a college diploma, but he was one of the smartest people I have ever know. He thirsted for knowledge, reading voraciously and talking to anyone about anything. more »»


September 1, 2012 MARQUETTE — The five guys in Everything Under The Sun all express delighted shock at all the good things that have happened in the band’s short life. more »»

Not back to school: Seasonal nostalgia for the classroom

September 1, 2012 Walking through stores in town lately, I’m greeted by giant banners exclaiming it’s back to school tim. more »»

Singin’ the blues

August 25, 2012 MARQUETTE — The lineup for Marquette Area Blues Fest 2012 is a mix of new and veteran artists with one certain thing in common: great talent. Blues Fest takes place Sept. more »»



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