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January 13, 2013 ISHPEMING — The Upper Peninsula Luge Club of Negaunee’s four top athletes — Leisel Demeuse, 16, Derek Rogers, 15, Daryn Carter, 15, and Derek Carter, 15 — are headed to Europe today to compete in... more »»

NHL?lockout shouldn’t ruin season

January 13, 2013 Last weekend I woke up to a notification on my phone saying that the NHL was coming back this month. Surprisingly, it didn’t make me as happy as I thought it would. more »»

Kaleidoscope fun fair set for March

January 13, 2013 MARQUETTE — Kaleidoscope 2013, the kids educational fun fair, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at the Northern Michigan University Superior Dome in Marquette. more »»

Frostbite Festival benefit planned

January 13, 2013 MARQUETTE — The Annual Teaching Family Homes Frostbite Festival Benefit Concert will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Ramada Inn of Marquette. This is a family event for all ages. more »»


January 6, 2013 ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Since last year, Danielle Ziaja has collected more than 54,000 personal care items for homeless people in suburban Detroit, and the Rochester teen is just getting started. more »»

Glide through winter on the ski slopes

January 6, 2013 In the Upper Peninsula in the middle of winter, there’s not much to do outside for many except shovel the driveway. more »»

A first time experience of the mine

December 30, 2012 Recently was invited out to tour the Empire and Tilden Mines. I went out to Palmer on Thursday and found myself amazed by what I sa. more »»

fun & safe new years

December 30, 2012 MARQUETTE — New Year’s is normally thought of as a holiday for adults to enjoy, but it can also be fun and safe for younger children too. more »»

Kids shop for Christmas

December 23, 2012 MARQUETTE — As Christmas approaches, mothers, fathers, grandfathers and grandmothers are out shopping for presents for their children and grandchildren. more »»

Getting into a classic rock groove

December 23, 2012 There’s something about music that just seems to stay with us. We get songs stuck in our brains and we just can’t avoid bobbing our heads and shaking our feet. more »»

A Christmas gift of reading

December 16, 2012 ISHPEMING — Growing up, many children were read to by their parents — whether at bedtime or throughout the da. more »»

Christmas lights bring memories

December 16, 2012 December has always been my second favorite winter month, with February being the first since my birthday is in that month. more »»

Kids party at Gwinn VFW

December 16, 2012 GWINN — The Gwinn VFW Post 5670 and auxiliaries will host its annual Kids’ Christmas Party from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the VFW club. Santa will arrive at 2 p.m. more »»

‘Mermaid Jr.’ tickets on sale

December 16, 2012 MARQUETTE — Tickets are on sale for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” which will play at 7 p.m. Jan. 25, and Jan. 26 at Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette. There also will be a 1 p.m. more »»

Free day at kids museum

December 16, 2012 MARQUETTE — Free Day, an annual event provided by the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum and Charter Communications, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. more »»


December 9, 2012 GWINN — Usually we think a lead role in a play or musical is played by one person — with an understudy available if needed. more »»

Love in the holiday season

December 9, 2012 I love the holiday season. My sister, Freya, can finally come back up to the Upper Peninsula. She cannot come back home often because she goes to the University of Michigan. more »»

All the right moves

December 2, 2012 MARQUETTE — Flying, twisting and leaping through the air is challenging — physically and mentally — but these are the challenges that a gymnast lives for. more »»

Whole city has been lifted by win

December 2, 2012 Every Monday through Friday I drive down Third Street in Ishpeming to get to work. This week, there has been an addition made to the usual scene on that road. more »»

Santa’s West End schedule revealed

December 2, 2012 ISHPEMING — Santa Claus is coming to Ishpeming, Ely and Tilden Townships for his annual tour, carrying treats for kids of all ages. The schedule that Santa Claus will follow Saturday, De. more »»



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