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Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Suez Canal ship case adjourned for settlement talks

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday adjourned until July 4 the case of a hulking cargo vessel that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week earlier this year. The decision came after both legal teams of the Suez Canal and the vessel’s owners asked for more time for negotiations that ...

Stryker appointed as chief nursing officer at UPHS – Marquette

MARQUETTE — UP Health System – Marquette announced that Christine Stryker, MBA, MSN, RN, has been appointed to serve as chief nursing officer for UP Health System – Marquette. The appointment became effective May 17. Stryker brings to the organization o”ver 25 years of progressive ...

Richardson Jewelers Marquette celebrates recent remodel with ribbon cutting

MARQUETTE —The Lake Superior Community Partnership recently assisted Richardson Jewelers with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its newly remodeled showroom. Randy Richardson, owner and Jeweler of Richardson Jewelers Marquette, and his team accomplished a complete renovation of the ...

Chamber Chat: We’re hiring at the GINCC

Are you looking for a fun job to showcase your organizational skills, knowledge of the area, and customer service? If so, we are hiring! We are searching for a Marketing & Events Coordinator. This position would be a great fit for someone who knows the West End like the back of their hand, ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Health Matters

It’s a hidden epidemic, affecting about 7 million Americans. Understandably so, who wants to talk about their smelly leg ulcer? (Besides me, that is.) The topic is the chronic wound, defined as any opening in the skin (aka ulcer, wound, sore, etc) that doesn’t heal in a timely ...

MDHHS recognizes Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

LANSING — June is National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is doing its part to help aging Michiganders improve their brain health. MDHHS and online video platform GetSetUp are teaming up to offer free brain health classes ...

Talk with the Doc

We are truly blessed in the USA and in the State of Michigan and our wonderful Upper Peninsula communities to have outstanding local and state law enforcement personnel and agencies that serve us all so very well and keep us safe in so many ways. At this time I almost cannot tell you how ...

Jumpstart A Heart

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Law Enforcement Administrators Association and the Community Foundation of Marquette County are raising money to upgrade AED equipment for area law enforcement. AEDs, or automated external defibrillators, are used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

‘A Big Read’

MARQUETTE — Peter White Public Library is one of 61 organizations nationwide selected to receive a 2021-2022 NEA Big Read grant. A grant of $20,000 will support a community reading program focusing on Joy Harjo’s “An American Sunrise” this fall. An initiative of the National ...

Schools across US brace for surge of kindergartners in fall

School districts across the United States are hiring additional teachers in anticipation of what will be one of the largest kindergarten classes ever as enrollment rebounds following the coronavirus pandemic. As they await the arrival next fall of students who sat out the current school ...

Scientist describes first documented meteotsunami in Great Lakes

LANSING — Large waves from Lake Michigan struck Ludington on April 13, 2018. That was the first documented case of a meteotsunami in the Great Lakes and provides an opportunity for scientists to better understand and forecast these events, according to a new study. published in Natural ...

Confidence breeds COMFORT

MARQUETTE — Teachers can have a lot of BRIGHT ideas. Kyle Saari, a fifth-grade teacher at Negaunee Middle School, was featured on a recent statewide series about innovation in Michigan classrooms — the BRIGHT series — and making school a place where students want to be. “Educators ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

U.P. Home Health & Hospice supporting Walk to End Alzheimer’s

MARQUETTE — More than 6 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. That number is expected to more than double to 13 million by 2050. As defined by the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that ...

Suicides in Michigan jumped 33% from 2000 to 2020

LANSING — Suicide rates in Michigan were on a constant increase until 2019 when the numbers started to decline. In 2019, numbers dropped by 5%, then again last year by 13%. But even with the decline, the numbers from 2020 still show a dramatic 33% increase from 2000. Brian Ahmedani ...

Johnny Gilbert, the voice of ‘Jeopardy!’, keeps going at 92

LOS ANGELES — Johnny Gilbert, who decided to stick with “Jeopardy!” after Alex Trebek’s death, faced the wrenching question once again as production for next season neared. This time it would mean adjusting to the quiz show’s yet-to-be-named host, as opposed to the succession of ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula Keweenaw Bay: Anglers who were able to get out between storms were able to catch lake trout while trolling in waters below 40 feet. Those targeting salmon in Keweenaw Bay and in Huron Bay did not have the best luck. Activity on the Falls River picked up with more expected in ...

Angler help sought with muskie survey

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is asking those who fish for muskellunge to help with its ongoing efforts to investigate these fish through the DNR’s online muskie angler survey. Since 2014, this survey has gathered information about muskie angler demographics and ...

Outdoors North

“I can still hear her whisper, let’s go down to the waterline.” — Mark Knopfler When I stopped and stepped out, the dust was clouded and billowing down the dirt road behind me. It was dry. At my boot tips, I noticed a trail in the sand made by the dragging of a turtle’s tail. The ...

Studying sparrows

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University biology students are performing field research in Chocolay Township to determine how blood-borne pathogens affect the nesting patterns of white-throated sparrows. The work involves catching the birds in a mist net, banding them and collecting blood ...

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

‘A high honor’

MARQUETTE — Alex Gooch, who will be a senior at Marquette Senior High School this fall, on Monday was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Gooch, 17, is a member of Troop 309, chartered by Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette, with Al Feldhauser as Scoutmaster. He has been a Scout since first ...

SCHOOL SAUNA SHOP

REPUBLIC — At the start of the 2019-2020 school year, Republic-Michigamme Schools added a two-hour, advanced shop course for students to provide an opportunity to allow for bigger and bolder projects. John Hawkins, a Republic native who has hired Republic-Michigamme Schools’ shop ...

MARIGOLD MANIA

Marigold Mania 2021 took place Wednesday, with four classes of fourth graders planting flowers at the Miners Park in Negaunee. They each came from Lakeview school with the plants that they had started in the greenhouse, organizers said. “Each year the students do this project as partners with ...

‘Paint the Downtown with Love’

MARQUETTE — What town doesn’t need more color, especially in these challenging times? The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum invites the community to “Paint the Downtown with Love,” a chalk art fundraising festival scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. June 25-26 in downtown Marquette during ...

House To Home | VIEW ALL

Father’s Day gifts can celebrate home interests

By KIM COOK Associated Press After a pandemic year in which the shape of work and play were transformed, Father’s Day gifts can embrace comforting old favorites or celebrate exciting new interests. Here’s a selection of high- and low-tech goodies for an epic dad’s day. CRAFTS AND ...

Who’s being a pest, and who isn’t? This column will tell you

OK, so you’ve got your vegetable and flower transplants in the ground, their roots are reaching out into surrounding soil, and stems are starting to grow. Wait before you turn your back on them! A few — just a few — common pests might be lurking. Transplants are threatened by three ...

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

In Pixar’s ‘Luca,’ young life as a stolen adventure

A brisk and bright sun-dappled fable of above-ground adventure and below-the-surface identity, Enrico Casarosa’s “Luca” — a summery, shimmering fish-out-of-water fairy tale — is one of Pixar’s most pure and condensed enchantments. Pixar has plunged into the sea before, of course, ...

NMU grad involved with new film, ‘Blood Pageant’

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University alumnus Matthew Zyble, who graduated from Harbor Springs High School in 1987, kept busy during the pandemic. “Over the COVID winter, I edited the feature film ‘Blood Pageant’ which debuts in selected theaters on June 18 and distributed on ...

The unanswered ‘Jeopardy!’ question: Who will become the new host?

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES — "Jeopardy!" needed a host, and Lucille Ball had an enthusiastic suggestion for creator Merv Griffin: The smooth-voiced, debonair emcee of the "High Rollers" game show. That was 1984. Decades later, filling the void left by the late Alex ...

Review: You’ll have fun but your heart will break

By MATTHEW GAVIN FRANK Special to Journal In his innovative new spoken word poetry project, “Slow Dancing with Bigfoot” — a hybrid collaborative album/book scored by the ethereal music of the father/son duo Streaking in Tongues — two-time Upper Peninsula poet laureate Marty Achatz ...