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Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

The Bargain Barn opens in Ishpeming’s Country Village

­­ISHPEMING — The Bargain Barn, located at 1040 Country Lane in Ishpeming, has announced its opening. The business is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. “We buy and sell all sorts of items,” organizers said in a news release. “We also accept donations. Keep adding items ...

Dr. Buck joins Marquette Family Medicine residency program

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program has announced Dr. Meredith Buck as its newest faculty member. Buck, who is board certified in family medicine, attended the Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency in Eau Claire, Wisconsin where she served as co-chief resident ...

Chamber Chat: GINCC to hold application drive

Anyone who has been unemployed recently can attest to the fact that filling out job applications can feel like a full-time job. At the same time, many would-be employers have been struggling to fill open positions. The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce (GINCC) Application ...

Twin brothers open converted jet cafe

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Few Palestinians in the occupied West Bank get to board an airplane these days. The territory has no civilian airport and those who can afford a plane ticket must catch their flights in neighboring Jordan. But just outside the northern city of Nablus, a pair of ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Talk with the Doc: Football history and humor reviewed

We are now into our high school, college, and professional football seasons. Today, let's take a look at the history of football and offer some football humor and jokes as well. The sport we now know in the United States and enjoy watching as football was previously called gridiron football, ...

Health Matters: The art and science of improving body mechanics

How well do you walk? I’m not expecting an answer of course. The question is not only hypothetical, it is also nearly impossible for anyone to say. We rarely get the opportunity to objectively observe our own personal gait type. And how many of us critically assess the intricacies of how well ...

Students with disabilities hope for ‘new normal’ in class

SALT LAKE CITY — Anna Stephens is a physics and astronomy student at the University of Utah. At first, she hated the idea of attending class remotely last school year. Stephens deals with chronic pain and fatigue. She’s also autistic and has ADHD. “In the past, I had not done well ...

US hospitals hit with nurse staffing crisis amid COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a nurse staffing crisis that is forcing many U.S. hospitals to pay top dollar to get the help they need to handle the crush of patients this summer. The problem, health leaders say, is twofold: Nurses are quitting or retiring, exhausted or demoralized by the ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

NMU, Bay Mills CC partner on certificate

MARQUETTE — A new teaching certificate partnership between Northern Michigan University and Bay Mills Community College, which will begin this fall, is designed to prepare K-12 teachers of Anishinaabemowin language and culture. The Michigan Department of Education granted the program ...

9/11: As the decades pass, the act of remembering evolves

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — Across the vast field where the plane fell out of the sky so many years ago, all is quiet. The hills around Shanksville seem to swallow sound. The plateau that Americans by the millions ascend to visit the Flight 93 National Memorial, to think of those who died in this ...

Wall to wall

By CHRISTIE MASTRIC Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Student clubs at Northern Michigan University now have a new place to promote themselves. Walls at the Lydia M. Olson Library have been set aside for clubs to put up displays to educate other students about what they have to ...

Search for Isle Royale’s bone bounty yields environmental clues

ISLE ROYALE — I was on the hunt for teeth. The rich, dark, wet earth forced itself under my fingernails as I scratched through roots and a few beetles. But no teeth. I needed those teeth. Or that’s what Clay Ecklund, my expedition leader, told our team of volunteer bone seekers on ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Childless older women better off than older men

Older adults who are childless in the U.S. are more likely to be college educated, working and white than those with children, and their numbers are growing. About 1 in 6 adults age 55 and older are childless, and childless older women appear to be better positioned than men when it comes to ...

Decriminalization of magic mushrooms intro’d in state Senate

LANSING — As Ann Arbor readies for a one-year anniversary celebration of its decriminalization of psychedelic plants and fungi, state lawmakers are considering a similar move that would apply to the entire state. It would drop the punishment for possessing and using entheogenic plants ...

Staying active

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula is often described as one giant outdoor playground with its pristine waters, miles of trails, natural scenery and endless opportunities for recreation. It can be argued that there’s no better place for an outdoors enthusiast. Unfortunately, as we grow ...

Keeping with tradition, man runs 80 miles on 80th birthday

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Bernie Hoefgen of Eau Claire turned 80 in early August and commemorated the milestone by doing something that not a lot of 20-year-olds, much less octogenarians, do: walking 80-plus miles — more than 160,000 total steps — over four days. This was the 40th consecutive ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Whitetail preview

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released its annual deer hunting preview for the deer hunting seasons, which began Saturday. Overall, conditions are looking excellent for the upcoming seasons, and deer hunters can expect hunting to be as good or better than last ...

Outdoors North

“It’s a million miles to the city from the hills and valleys we know; it’s a million miles to the city and someday we all want to go.” — Tom T. Hall When I was a little kid, the world we knew was small, but it was big to us. We seemed to have everything around us that we ...

Digging in the Sands

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center, in cooperation with the Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., has completed a three-week archaeological excavation project at the circa 1630s GLO No. 3 site located in Sands Township. This important Marquette County cultural site has been the focus of ...

Outdoors North: Nature has so much to offer us

“Adios to all this concrete, gonna get me some dirt road backstreets,” – Guy Clark The early afternoon was bright and warm, though gray clouds were scratching at the corners of the blue, trying to gain a hold to pull themselves over it all. I left the crumbling obelisk head shafts, ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Taking note: Looking back

My unease grew as I scrolled through the news notifications on my phone on the evening of March 11, 2020, the lit-up screen a bright contrast to the surrounding darkness. “Tom Hanks tests positive for COVID-19.” “NBA suspends season.” “Restrictions announced on travel from ...

Taking note: ‘In like a lion…’

The first day of March seemed to completely fulfill the beginning of that well-known cliche about the month: “In like a lion, out like a lamb.” Writing the first half of this old saying in my journal last Sunday was a bit trite, but completely irresistible as winds howled, clouds filled the ...

Taking Note: Hidden stories

For me, there’s no shortage of things to love about secondhand items. There’s the mysteries, the stories, the joyful coincidence of the perfect object somehow finding its way to you, the chance to give something another use, a new life. And whether an item comes from a thrift store, a yard ...

Christie’s Chronicles: Anthropomorphism problems

EDITOR’S NOTE: Christie’s Chronicles is a new monthly column by Journal Staff Writer Christie Mastric that will run the last weekend of each month. At first I balked about naming my column Christie’s Chronicles, as I realize that alliteration is overused in literature. But that’s what ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

‘The fruits of their labor’

MARQUETTE — Father Marquette Catho­­­lic Academy middle schoolers started the year off by seeing the fruits of their labor from the spring school year. 5th through 8th-grade students spent their science classes on Sept. 9 harvesting, preparing, and eating the potatoes they planted before ...

8-18 Media: Is it Groundhog Day again for the Lions?

School is starting. We have just had the hottest summer that I can remember. Despite the heat, football players across the nation are hitting the gridiron. Football is really coming. The question right now is what are the Detroit Lions doing? The Detroit Lions have been “rebuilding” for ...

MUCC magazine for kids wins 2021 Environmental Projects Award

LANSING — TRACKS Magazine was awarded the 2021 Environmental Projects Award by the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame recently. Michigan United Conservation Clubs has published TRACKS Magazine since 1977, and it has reached millions of youth since its inception. Geared towards ...

Taking a stand: Wildcats support girl’s lemonade enterprise

MARQUETTE — When 5-year-old Millie Gauthier fulfilled her wish of setting up a lemonade stand at her grandparents’ summer home in Marquette, not far from campus at the corner of Spruce and Albert Streets, two NMU football players were among her first customers. The Wildcats not only paid ...

House To Home | VIEW ALL

Tell us about mu variant of coronavirus

Q: What is the mu variant? --------------------------- A: It’s a version of the coronavirus that was first identified in Colombia in January and has since caused isolated outbreaks in South America, Europe and the United States. The World Health Organization last month listed it as a ...

Wisconsin backs off creating app regulations for private swimming pool rentals

MADISON, Wis. — A startup that allows private homeowners to rent their swimming pools by the hour won’t have to meet the same stringent requirements that large, public pools do after Wisconsin regulators backed down in the face of a threatened lawsuit. The regulators told Swimply in April ...

Gas tank getaways | VIEW ALL

Michigamme & Three Lakes area: Gateways to abundant waters

Serving as gateway communities on either side of the Marquette-Baraga county line, Michigamme and Three Lakes are places tied indelibly to the waters of peaceful and picturesque inland lakes. This is a land of shoreline cottages, pontoon and fishing boats, swimmers, anglers, campers, ...

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 ...

Scene | VIEW ALL

James Wan returns to horror with gory ‘Malignant’

There is no doubt that James Wan knows his way around the horror genre. The man behind “The Conjuring,” “Insidious” and “Saw” franchises has not had many misses. But his gruesome latest, “ Malignant,” is simply ridiculous. And that’s not even taking into account the cringey ...

Superiorland Nightlife

Today 7 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Ramble and Tamble at Peter White Public Library, Marquette, on the Front Street steps Thursday 6 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Music on Third in Marquette 6:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Troy Graham at Northland Pub, ...

NMU to host Wisconsin Brass Quintet

MARQUETTE — The Wisconsin Brass Quintet will kick off the Northern Michigan University Department of Music’s 2021-22 Siril Concert Series with a free 7:30 p.m. Friday performance at the NMU Shoreline Theatre. The performance, titled “A Night at the Movies,” will feature Matthew Endres ...

Cena, Howery make ‘Vacation Friends’ a trip

The pandemic has been cruel to more than a few movie genres, but have any been so hampered by the current state of the world as the vacation comedy? Early on, it reminded us of what we couldn’t do, what we were postponing or canceling. It was an odd experience of wistfulness laced with ...