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Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Summers appointed as Credit Union Trust CEO

MARQUETTE — After leading the launch of Credit Union Trust over the past two years, Robert Sajdak has chosen to retire from his CEO and president position. Jordan Summers has been appointed to replace Sajdak as the trust bank’s new CEO and president. Summers most recently served as chief ...

Hanson named CNO at UPHS – Bell

ISHPEMING — UP Health System - Bell Chief Executive Officer Mitch Leckelt announced that June Hanson, MHL, BSN, has been appointed to serve as Chief Nursing Officer for UP Health System - Bell, effective March 1. Hanson has been with Bell Hospital since May 2004. She has been the interim ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Urology Pearls: To err is fatal — part two of a series

His name was Gunapala and he was 23 years old. One day, around 11 o’clock in the morning, he arrived, accompanied by his mother, at the medical ward of Colombo Medical School in Sri Lanka. He was built like a boxer; his mother was a plump, working class woman in her 40s. She told Dr. Carlo ...

Health Matters: The science of sleep

You’ve had a long and trying workday, exhausting as usual. Following dinner, an hour of television and sleep is tugging at your eyes. You hear the bed calling your name. Upon completion of your nightly ritual, you crawl into bed, ready to surrender to the cover of night. Certainly, a long ...

Chopping it off: NMU student donates hair for children’s cancer

MARQUETTE — Do you ever wonder what happens to your hair after getting it trimmed at the barber or salon? Believe it or not, most of it goes straight into the trash, and then to the landfill. Therefore, why not have it donated for a good cause? That’s exactly what Clare Feneley is ...

Staying physically active amid the COVID-19 pandemic

“Wear a mask, Watch your distance, and Wash your hands.” Promotion of the 3-W’s has served as the primary public health strategy used to manage the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. While these guidelines serve as a critical first line of defense in reducing viral transmission, another ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

Environmental knowledge

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy is partnering with the Michigan Learning Channel to provide environmentally focused instructional videos as part of the content for this new service. The MLC is a statewide distance-learning collaboration by public ...

Cookies for caring

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University students have delivered cookies and brownies to various Marquette locations to express appreciation on behalf of NMU for the above-and-beyond efforts demonstrated by teachers, first responders and nursing home staff members during the pandemic. The ...

Giving back: Scholarship to be awarded to service-oriented seniors

MARQUETTE — A scholarship established through the Northern Michigan University Foundation will support graduating seniors who exhibit outstanding community service while attending NMU. David and Marie Blum of Ann Arbor gifted the William and Josephine Balconi Community Service Scholarship, ...

Out in the field : NMU nursing students help at vaccination clinics

MARQUETTE — For Northern Michigan University students studying in health care fields, hands-on experience is irreplaceable. The COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult to obtain that experience because many courses were restructured to an online format. NMU nursing students who had previously ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

US hunger crisis persists, especially for kids, older adults

PHOENIX — America is starting to claw its way out of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, but food insecurity persists, especially for children and older adults. Food banks around the U.S. continue giving away far more canned, packaged and fresh provisions than they did ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Outdoors North: A little sanctuary

“Baby, let’s go to the ca­­­bin down below,” – Tom Petty I stood at the front porch rail for a good long time, soaking up the cool night air. I relished the sounds of the evening, which still included the playful splashing the ducks were making on the water. Best of all, there was ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula River mouths had excellent fishing for coho and a couple steelhead. Perch were starting to head to spawning grounds in Lake Michigan waters. Ontonagon: Fishing was a little slow over the past week as inclement weather slowed activity. Anglers that made it out found mixed ...

‘Gardening for life’

MARQUETTE — Marquette landscape architect Bill Sanders will discuss the gardens at the Marquette Co-op during the Fourth Annual Keweenaw Native Plant Symposium set for April 15, 22 and 29. The free online event features topics for both experienced native gardeners and those interested in ...

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

Peter White Public Library announces May youth events

May Kids Take & Make Kit Pickup Monday, May 3. 10 a.m. Peter White Public Library Youth Services. May the Force be with you while you do these Star Wars themed kits! Baby Yoda keychains for ages 8-12 and Baby Yoda Pocket Pals for ages 4-7. Finger Lightsabers will be available for all ...

U.P. Reader installment to feature youth writers

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association presents the fifth installment of the U.P. Reader, which will feature the collected works of 32 top U.P. authors. The U.P. Reader also will include winners of the Dandelion Cottage Short Story Award with divisions for ...

WHS students to compete for national business professional awards

ISHPEMING — Sixteen Westwood High School students will compete for national awards at the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference, “Envision, Empower, Ignite,” to be held virtually from April 26–May 9. Eighteen WHS students earned 30 Top 10 awards at the State ...

Special service project

Senior Girl Scout members from Troop 5081 have undertaken a special service project in which they made red, white and blue wrist corsages for 11 female residents at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans. These corsages will help them accessorize for the patriotic events they celebrate at Jacobetti ...

House To Home | VIEW ALL

Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine effects needn’t cause a panic

I got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Now what? ------------------- Don’t panic. U.S. health officials on Tuesday recommended pausing vaccinations with J&J’s shot as they look into reports of six clots out of nearly 7 million doses given in the country. Health ...

Orthodox Jewish couple allege housing discrimination in New York City

NEW YORK — An Orthodox Jewish couple sued two New York City agencies that supervise affordable housing lotteries Tuesday, saying their family of eight faced religious discrimination when they were repeatedly rejected because of their family’s size. In the Manhattan federal court lawsuit, ...

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 ...

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

Greta Van Fleet spread their wings gloriously

Greta Van Fleet are back and they’re doubling down. The young Michigan rockers whose sound and classic look is reminiscent of Led Zeppelin have returned with “The Battle at Garden’s Gate,” an album not just rooted in classic 1970s rock but gloriously pounded into it. This sophomore ...

On ‘Promising Young Woman,’ consent, and a harrowing ending

“Man. That ending!” That’s likely what you’d hear everyone saying on the way out of the multiplex — if we were all still going to the multiplex — after “Promising Young Woman.” In an audacious and provocative film (nominated for five Oscars), there’s no part more audacious ...

New film follows 2 zombie moviemakers with Down syndrome

Two best friends with Down syndrome who caused a sensation four years ago when they created their own gory zombie movie are back, this time in a documentary championed by a Hollywood luminary. “Sam & Mattie Make a Zombie Movie,” released Tuesday on Apple TV, follows Sam Suchmann and ...

Netflix scores streaming rights to new top Sony films

NEW YORK — Netflix further beefed up its film catalog on Thursday in a multi-year deal that will make it the new streaming home to Sony Pictures’ top releases in the U.S. Beginning next year, Sony’s new films will exclusively stream domestically on Netflix after their theatrical runs. ...