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March 9, 2013 MARQUETTE — Some of the best Upper Peninsula writers are featured in a new anthology “The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works” being published by the Wayne State University Press in... more »»

Page-turners: Book series really catches fire for columnist

March 9, 2013 It’s my great-niece Sydney’s fault. She’s the one who suggested I read a certain book serie. more »»


March 2, 2013 MARQUETTE — Hockey has always been an important part of Dave Joseph’s life and now he’s an audible part of the defending Stanley Cup champions. more »»

Learning curve: Getting comfortable outdoors

March 2, 2013 Having lived in the Upper Peninsula for 15 years, I’m embarrassed by how little I know about winter sports. Take, for example, the following story. more »»


February 23, 2013 ISHPEMING — Benjamin Argall has taken the business experience he’s gained through working at a number of places and combined it with his lifelong passion for art. more »»

The big show: Remembering when a movie was an event

February 23, 2013 The Oscar telecast coming up on Sunday serves to remind me that in the long-ago days of my youth, going to the movies was an event. more »»


February 16, 2013 MARQUETTE — Billions around the world will watch with great interest the 85th Academy Awards telecast Sunday, Feb. 24. more »»

Baby fever: Friends, family caught up in epidemic

February 16, 2013 As the flu makes its way around the country, another type of fever appears to be taking hold of many of my friends and family — baby feve. more »»


February 9, 2013 MARQUETTE — A son’s tribute to his parents’ enduring love has evolved into a concert which will raise funds for two local organizations dear to his family. The Fe. more »»

Moving pictures: Art that needs to be experienced

February 9, 2013 In more than three decades of working at this newspaper, I have written thousands of stories but few have affected me in the way the ones I’ve written about Ed Lantzer’s panels have. more »»


February 2, 2013 MARQUETTE — Tiina Harris hopes folks will not only look at the buildings, parks and other sites that make up the City of Marquette but also see the people who work for the municipality. more »»

Speeding in winter: It’s just not worth the risk

February 2, 2013 It’s a scenario we all know well. You’re driving down the road, discussing the merits of your favorite band with your significant other, and you check your mirrors to see what’s behind you. more »»


January 26, 2013 MARQUETTE — Former and current Upper Peninsula residents are making entertainment news: New book David Jaicks of Marquette has come out with his fourth book, “Horses In The Fo. more »»

Morning, UP

January 26, 2013 While shopping in a local grocery store the other day, an exchange between a mother and son caught my ear. “I hate little kids,” said the child, who probably was 3 or 4, and sitting in a grocery cart. more »»


January 19, 2013 MARQUETTE — Dayton Hyde’s love of horses spans more than 70 years. Born in Marquette in 1925, Hyde was one of five children. more »»

Do-it-yourself: Making your own stuff is liberating

January 19, 2013 Since Christmas, I have become something I never thought possible — a do-it-yourselfer. All those commercials and television shows aimed at do-it-yourselfers have suddenly become relevant. more »»


January 12, 2013 MARQUETTE — A few items of local entertainment news: “Gut Bomb Sessions” - Kiddywompus, a Marquette-based three-piece bluesy/country-infused roadhouse band, has released its debut five-song EP, “Gu... more »»

People’s Choice: Dazed and confused by outcome

January 12, 2013 For the first time in at least a decade, I tuned in to watch some of the People’s Choice Awards broadcast Wednesday night. more »»


January 5, 2013 MARQUETTE — Nheena Ittner is stoked about an upcoming event that will benefit the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. more »»

Making a list: Our own candidates for banishment

January 5, 2013 Lake Superior State University recently released its list of banished words for 2013. more »»



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