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Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

What’s coming up for LSCP?

As we enter 2020, my mind is all over the board with things that need to be accomplished at the Lake Superior Community Partnership this year. I'm not going to lie, sometimes it becomes overwhelming to think about! Kicking off the year we have our annual meeting on February 12, that is open ...

Placemaking enhances area

Editor’s note: This is part one of two in a column series focusing on placemaking projects within Alger County. The second part will appear in one month. If you’ve visited Munising or Grand Marais within the last few years you may have noticed that the gateway communities surrounding ...

Hatfield joins Select Realty

Shantina Hatfield is the newest addition to the Select Realty team of agents. Coming from northern lower Michigan, she joins Select with nearly 7 years experience as a top producing REALTOR® from a large brokerage. “With an entrepreneurial drive and unique depth knowledge, she is able ...

Schwenke promoted

Schwenke promoted NTH Consultants, Ltd. announced Jan. 2, the promotion of Brett Schwenke, as "a key leader within the company to support the firm’s growing energy strategic marking initiative,” a press release states. Brett Schwenke has been instrumental in strengthening NTH’s ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Man’s life saved by technology he helped develop

By AMANDA CUDA Connecticut Post AP Member Exchange BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — It’s not lost on Louis Voros that he helped create something that saved his life. Voros, 77, of Fairfield, is a retired mechanical engineer. During his career, he said, he worked on a lot of medical products, ...

Talk with the Doc

Many of us will notice that our skin tends to be dryer in the winter and this often give us the symptoms of our skin being too dry. Dry skin occurs when your skin loses too much water and oil. Dry skin is common and can affect anyone at any age. Symptoms of dry skin may include any and all ...

Radon

By JACKIE JAHFETSON Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Lung cancer is most preventable by not smoking. But what about being exposed to a colorless, odorless radioactive gas? Have you ever pondered about your lungs being poisoned slowly over time and eventually this form of ionizing ...

An update on OBESITY

Obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States — it has been for decades — and it continues unabated. If anything, it has grown alarmingly. Severe obesity was extremely rare before the early 1970s but has since increased faster than obesity, with no evidence of slowing. The epidemic has ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

Sawyer students meet for food, games

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer K.I. SAWYER — It’s not every day a grade schooler wants to go to a board meeting. At K.I. Sawyer Elementary School, though, it’s a BOARD meeting — and it involves things such as good food, Scrabble Junior and camaraderie instead of listening ...

AG suspends investigation of MSU over Nassar

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — State Attorney General Dana Nessel has suspended a nearly two-year-long criminal investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against now-imprisoned serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. The ...

Wintertime picnics can get children outside

A picnic is a state of mind and can be anywhere. Winter picnics can be more like a camping experience with campfire cooking, or a quick picnic snack in the backyard. Each way gets children out of the house in the fresh air when the temperature is not too cold. It is an added plus when when ...

US drinking more now than just prior to Prohibition

By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK — Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition was enacted. What’s more, it’s been rising for two decades, and it’s not clear when it will fall again. That’s the picture painted by federal health statistics, which show a rise in ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Crafting for a cause

By JACKIE JAHFETSON Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Afghans, Hummel collectable figurines, homemade earrings and other crafty, gift items laid sprawled out on tables, showcasing more than their quality. The cause and fight to end Alzheimer’s disease is a continuing uphill battle, but ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair 10 a.m. Yoga Chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 1:15 p.m. Tai Chi 2:30 p.m. Archery Gym 3:30 p.m. Teen Room ...

From firewood to refurbished canoes

By JACKIE JAHFETSON Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Chiseled cedar ribs, fainted varnish and a busted stern don’t appear to leave much of an opportunity to set sail in any kind of waters. However, where some may see rustic wood for a bonfire, local craftsman Craig Kitchen sees a ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair 10 a.m. Yoga Chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 1:15 p.m. Tai Chi 2:30 p.m. Archery Gym 3:30 p.m. Youth Room 7- ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula • Little Bay De Noc: Was hit with another big snowstorm. There is ice from the Kipling area and north. There was still some open water in the “Narrows,” so the area should be avoided. There are pressure cracks from Gladstone south to the Terrace Bay Hotel. Those fishing ...

Dreams of summer sparked by long winter

“In the wee wee hours, that’s when I think of you.” — Chuck Berry On stormy winter days like this, if I’m given time and space, my mind tends to wander away, sometimes to summertime. I think about walking on the sand with the clear water rolling over my toes down at the ...

StoryMap storytime

MARQUETTE — The cold, fresh waters of the Great Lakes are literally littered with shipwrecks; according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, about 1,500 wrecks are submerged in Michigan waters alone, some more than 100 feet down and others much nearer the surface. Not everyone ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula • Lake Fanny Hooe: In Copper Harbor was producing splake and lake trout. • Lake Antoine: In Dickinson County was producing some perch for ice anglers; however, the fish were running small. • Little Bay De Noc: With the colder temperatures, anglers were fishing the ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Older actors find a Minnesota stage where age is no problem

By PETER COX Minnesota Public Radio News ST. PAUL, Minn. — On a Monday night, the start of the second week of rehearsals, a group of actors gathered in a circle, stretching and working through vocal exercises. They’re like actors putting together a show at any other theater, except ...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of Jan. 22, 2020: TOP 20 GLOBAL ...

A little bit of an introduction

Do you ever find yourself wondering about the lives and backgrounds of the writers you read? I know I do. Whether they're a best-selling fiction author, a journalist or an academic writer, I usually find myself curious about the lives they led, as understanding who a writer is can lend ...

Taylor Swift shakes Sundance with revealing documentary

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer PARK CITY, Utah — The normally private Taylor Swift premiered an intimate documentary last week at the Sundance Film Festival in which the pop star discloses a past eating disorder, chronicles her inner battle over speaking forthrightly about politics and says ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Shades for Schools

MARQUETTE — In this case, “throwing shade” is not a bad thing. Spread Goodness Day, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by Marquette resident Anna Dravland, will celebrate its third year on March 13. This year, the Shades for Schools fundraising goal is $20,000, with the deadline Feb. ...

Reading always a valuable activity

Hunter Vedder, 12 Books. That’s my topic for today. Yeah, I can hear your groans already, but they are good. Fantasy is my favorite or realistic fiction. Fantasy consists of wizards, dragons, magic and spells cast down by the evil witch; Harry Potter if you must put it that way. Keeper of ...

Snowfest 2020

MARQUETTE — A makeshift track for fat tire bikes and a sizable snow sculpture was part of the Northern Michigan University Academic Mall on Wednesday during Snowfest. Put on by NMU Rec Sports, the event gave students an introduction to winter activities as well as various campus ...

Community continues to help Paw Packs

GWINN — The food program for youngsters in need at K.I. Sawyer Elementary School is going well, but a little — or a lot — of added help now and then can’t hurt. Hannah Erickson, coordinator of the nonprofit organization that began in August 2018, acknowledged Paw Packs is going ...

Gas tank getaways | VIEW ALL

Copper Country adventure

Houghton and Keweenaw counties exhibit a vast historical mining heritage and unmistakable exquisite beauty fanned out from the west to the northeast over what is commonly referred to as the “Copper Country.” The copper mining tradition here is displayed prominently in the holdings of the ...

Summertime on the southern shoreline

Across southern portions of Schoolcraft and Delta counties, U.S. 2 skirts the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, providing access to a range of places to explore for everyone from campers and birdwatchers to boaters, history buffs and anglers. The city of Manistique, the county seat in ...

Rest, relax & refresh

If you’ve ever pictured yourself riding up a highway along some beautiful windswept coastline, to the top of a mountain with a commanding view, then you may well enjoy the magnificent beauty of the Keweenaw Peninsula. From just outside Mass City in Ontonagon County, M-26 winds north through ...

Paddle the day away on Lake Gogebic

In the mid to late 19th century, the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway had established a station at Lake Gogebic, the area was known then for its mining, and the small locality boasted a population of 40 souls. The U.S. Postal Service office here was dubbed “Ballentine” in honor of ...

Home and Garden | VIEW ALL

Some midcentury homes in Houston decimated by Harvey floods

By NANCY SARNOFF Houston Chronicle AP Member Exchange HOUSTON (AP) — On a recent Friday morning Sam Scott walked through his house for the last time. The Houston Chronicle reports he grabbed a dust mask from his car and entered through the open garage. The door had buckled during ...

Gear and gadgets for cleaning a dirty dog from home

Those of us with outdoor-loving pets know the downside to all that freewheeling frolic: muddy paws, tangled fur and often much worse. Animal behavior experts have many theories on why some dogs roll in noxious odors. Some researchers posit that getting one’s neck into a smell is an ...

Scene | VIEW ALL

‘The Turning’ is a muddled take on madness

It’s really not a good sign when a movie ends with a bold, shocking flourish and much of the audience can be heard muttering through the credits: “Wait, um ... WHAT?” Not, “Ooh” or “Wow” or “Hmm” or “Interesting!” Nope, this is more like an exasperated, even hostile sigh ...

Guy Ritchie’s ‘The Gentlemen’ tastes like a stale pint of ale

Guy Ritchie’s honor-among-thieves meta-caper “The Gentlemen,” with Matthew McConaughey, has all the tailored tweed suits and smoky atmosphere of a handsome scotch commercial. “The Gentlemen” might not be an ad, but Ritchie’s film is most assuredly selling something. It’s selling ...