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Youths tell their stories in Not In Our Town mural

June 5, 2016 BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — When 16-year-old Oskar Urquizo saw his silhouette Friday on a retaining wall across Olive Street from the Bloomington Public Library and City Hall, he was taken aback. more »»


May 29, 2016 MARQUETTE — Faced with the daunting challenge of transplanting thousands of plants and the soil underneath them, organizers tasked with salvaging what’s left of the Outdoor Learning Area at Northern... more »»

Life is a lot like hiking on Isle Royale

May 29, 2016 Graduation is meant to be this big thing. One of the things that I wanted to do was give one of the speeches, but I wussed out of that at the last minute, but I’m not worried. more »»

Our Youth

May 22, 2016 more »»


May 15, 2016 MARQUETTE — History and culture are coming soon in the lives of some girls at Marquette Alternative High School at Vandenboom. more »»

If you have to move away, try to have fun

May 15, 2016 When you move to a new house, things can be hard sometimes. You will miss your old house, and you still have to get used to living in the new house. more »»

Restaurant owner in Idaho potato country writes ode to fries

May 15, 2016 NEW YORK — Fried or baked, sprinkled with truffle oil or flavored with crumbled herbs, french fries are an enduring dish, fancied up or served the simple way around the globe. more »»

Our Youth

May 8, 2016 more »»

Art through TEEN EYES

May 1, 2016 MARQUETTE — High school minds often are creative in ways adults can’t fathom, but in a good way. more »»

The worst year of my life

May 1, 2016 When they’re 5 years old, most kids usually have a lot of fun, but it wasn’t that swell for me. more »»


April 24, 2016 By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — A “Campers Passport” was the ticket to a free book recently at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, be it “Ten Wriggly, Wriggly Caterpillars,”... more »»

INVENTION CONVENTION at the Children’s Museum

April 17, 2016 MARQUETTE — They didn’t invent a new type of jet airplane or a life-saving medical device, but who knows? Maybe by taking part in the Upper Peninsula Children Museum’s most recent Second Thursday... more »»

How we can all be heroes

April 17, 2016 I have a story about three heroes. The day was snowy, and it felt like there was a blizzard outside. more »»

The pros and cons of new technology

April 10, 2016 Two years ago, in school I took tests on paper. Now, I take tests on Google Forms, on a Cloud-Based Chromebook. more »»


April 10, 2016 By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula and Brisbane, Australia, are literally worlds apart. more »»

The calendar

April 10, 2016 EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. more »»

Bulletin Board

April 10, 2016 ‘Star Trek Cookbook’ at Tasty Reads MARQUETTE — Tasty Reads, the book group for readers who love to cook, will meet at noon Monday in the Peter White Public Library’s Shiras Room. more »»


April 3, 2016 MARQUETTE — Learning about Planet Earth could be as simple as acknowledging it can be windy at times. more »»

Augmented reality mapping out tech’s next mind-bending trip

April 3, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Virtual reality is a trip, but an even wilder ride could be around the corner as mind-bending startups and technology trendsetters try to emblazon the world with interactive hologram... more »»

Our Youth

March 27, 2016 more »»



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