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Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Flannery earns CTFA certification

MARQUETTE — Mike Flannery, fiduciary manager at First National Trust & Wealth Management, was recently awarded the Certified Trust & Financial Advisor professional certification from the American Bankers Association. “Earning the CTFA certification validates Mike’s experience ...

Valentine joins First Bank team

ESCANABA — Todd Maki, president and CEO, and Ben Zyburt, senior vice president and manager of the Investment Management Group, First Bank, Upper Michigan, have announced that Robert Valentine joined the bank’s Investment Management Group as the institutional investment officer. Valentine ...

GINCC annual awards gala set for Oct. 10

On Thursday, Oct. 10 the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Gala and Awards Night at the Wawonowin Country Club from 5:30-8 p.m. It will be an occasion to celebrate with chamber members and public accomplishments of the past year on the West End of ...

Empty desks

NEW YORK — Using technology to run her practice lets defense attorney Susan Williams give clients the time and attention they need. Williams decided years ago she didn’t want a large staff that would require her to increase her caseload simply to have the money to pay her employees. She ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Real Yoopers wear pink

MARQUETTE — Breast cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in the United States, with over 240,000 people diagnosed each year and over 40,000 deaths annually. In the Upper Peninsula, the American Cancer Society reported an average of 228 women diagnosed with breast cancer each year ...

Hepatitis a most common liver disease

Do you know what your liver was doing last night? Seriously, your liver does a lot of things essential to health. What do you know about your liver? Do you actually have any idea what this vital organ is, and what it does for you? If you are reading this, you are about to find out. ...

Talk with the Doc

It is my very strong recommendation that we all become what I call a “Food Label Reading Detective.” However, there is so much information on many food labels that I believe we can limit what we are reading to what I consider to be the most important information. When I look at food ...

Door to door

MARQUETTE — Finding and arranging transportation to get to medical appointments can be a challenge for many people, especially in rural areas. Age, health issues, weather or lack of a vehicle are all reasons someone may need a ride to the doctor’s office. For Marquette County veterans, a ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

Summer of study

MARQUETTE — Topics ranging from nanoparticles to public transportation in rural communities were just some of the summer research projects discussed during Friday’s annual McNair Fall Symposium at Northern Michigan University. McNair Scholars delivered 10-minute talks on their summer ...

Vaping, anxiety the focus of TCAPS group

By Brendan Quealy AP Member Exchange TRAVERSE CITY — Going beyond the academic needs of a student and addressing the child’s social and emotional well-being has become a priority to educators across the country. Traverse City Area Public Schools is prioritizing that as well after ...

Grandparents Teach, too

Change jars, heavy change purses and coins discarded around the house can be a source of easy and fun economics activities for young children. One resourceful grandson reported finding five dollars in change just laying around the house. Econ activities For this activity you’ll need a ...

Poetry Out Loud

MARQUETTE — Poetry doesn’t have to be a quiet, introspective activity. Michigan Humanities has opened registration for the 2019-20 Poetry Out Loud program, which allowed high schoolers to recite poetry competitively. The program helps students learn about poetry while mastering public ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Caring for caregivers

MARQUETTE —A little respite can make a big difference for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease, as over 16 million family members and friends provided 18.5 billion hours of care to loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in 2018, according to the ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM noon-Senior Dining, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN 8 a.m. Morning Exercise 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9:30 a.m. Yoga 10 a.m. Aerobics/chair noon Senior Dining, Congregate Meal 1 p.m. Bridge Club 2 p.m. Class in Big Rm 3:30-9 Kids ISHPEMING: 9 ...

On the horizon

ISHPEMING — Understanding the mind-body connection is crucial toward reducing stress and becoming a healthier person overall. That was one of the messages stressed, if you want to call it that, during a Friday session of the Horizon Project at the Ishpeming Senior Center. The Horizon ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM Labor Day Holiday: CLOSED GWINN Labor Day Holiday: CLOSED ISHPEMING Labor Day Holiday: CLOSED LOST CREEK Labor Day Holiday: CLOSED MARQUETTE Labor Day Holiday: CLOSED MUNISING Labor Day Holiday: CLOSED NEGAUNEE Labor Day Holiday: CLOSED SKANDIA Labor ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Upgrades at Marquette Mountain

By AMY GRIGAS Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — If you have ever driven south out of Marquette down winding Marquette County Road 553, chances are you have driven by Marquette Mountain. The mountain has been around since the late 1950s and is often referred to as “the hill” by locals. ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula Keweenaw Bay: A few salmon, and some splake and lake trout were caught. Those fishing Huron Bay had some success for lakers in deeper water. Marquette: It was another windy week! Quite a few lake trout were caught, including a 60-pounder. Steelhead and brown trout were also ...

Early autumn venture intrigues, educates

“Summer’s end’s around the bend, just flying.” – John Prine The afternoon couldn’t make up its mind between sunny skies, cold winds and clouds threatening rain. I decided to spend those hours traveling gray-graveled backroads, looking for some respite from the hurry here and there ...

A ‘stellar’ hobby

MARQUETTE — As many people who have tried to take a photo of the nighttime sky can attest, “astrophotography” can be challenging. A few local people, thought, have achieved “stellar” results. One is Todd Stephens of Marquette, a member of the Marquette Astronomical ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Walla Walla Wine

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — Southeastern Washington has been producing high-quality wines for decades. But in the past five years, the wineries of the Walla Walla Valley have drawn international accolades for the reds — particularly syrahs — produced from the unique soil just across the ...

Food & Food Safety

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer An estimated 48 million people get sick from foodborne illnesses, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To allow for better and more rapid response to food ...

Smoked salmon the old-fashioned way

By LOUISE DIXON Associated Press LONDON — Lance Forman’s family has been producing traditional smoked salmon in London for four generations, and he says the smoking process hasn’t changed much since those early days. H. Forman and Son has long supplied some of London’s finest ...

History on tap

By AMY GRIGAS Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Prohibition on alcohol was passed into law in 1919 and went into effect across the nation in January 1920. But before that, individual states were able to vote on banning booze, and Michigan was an early supporter. Michigan was the first ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Armageddon on wheels a fun experience

miriam miljour Hi my name is Miriam, I am 9 years old and I went to my first monster truck race. It was a few weeks ago and it was called Armageddon. It was in Escanaba at the state fairgrounds. I went because it was my dad’s birthday and because my mom was really excited to go see the ...

Decor adds to junior kindergarten experience

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — A bare classroom with nothing but a chalkboard and blank walls isn’t exactly the best setting to nurture a young child’s mind. Fortunately for the students in Graveraet Elementary School’s new junior kindergarten program, they ...

Janesville Mall testing new ways to lure youths, families

By NEIL JOHNSON The Janesville Gazette AP?Member Exchange JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — This fall, a space that once housed a jewelry store on the Janesville Mall’s north end will become a vintage video game arcade, replete with Pac-Man and Super Mario Brothers murals on the walls. What ...

Voices of youth

What will you miss most about summer vacation?

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

Adaptation of ‘The Goldfinch’ is elegant but flawed

Everything is beautiful in John Crowley’s adaptation of “The Goldfinch,” even the grilled cheese sandwich that a kind stranger makes for a boy who has just lost his mother. It’s easy to get swept up by the refined stateliness surrounding this messy odyssey of grief and trauma. But like ...

The local SCENE

A calendar of local arts and entertainment events Ongoing The Iron Mountain Music Jams are held the last Saturday of the month at the Crystal Lake Senior Center from 1-4 p.m. This is an acoustic jam and welcomes players from all levels. There is no fee and listeners are welcome. The upcoming ...