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Saturday: Weekend

Little Town, big ideas

MICHIGAMME — Michigamme Township proves over and over again that when it comes to preserving history, it's the little town that could. It started with the 20-year pursuit and finally the procurement of the township’s own 1900 steam fire engine, which had been sold to a private collector in ...

New life for an old dock

From Northern Michigan University MARQUETTE — Students and faculty from three academic disciplines are collaborating on behalf of a Marquette organization’s endeavor to repurpose the deactivated Lower Harbor Ore Dock as a botanical and ecological center. The project was one of two ...

Power and corruption

‘Power tends to corrupt,” as they say, and “absolute power corrupts absolutely.” That quote is attributed to Lord John Acton, a 19th century British historian. Ever heard of him? Me neither, but he sounds like a smart dude. We just ran through another election cycle and I hardly ...

Marquette County students share their opinions in Tom Baldini Soapbox Showcase

MARQUETTE — Eleven Marquette County students had something important to say, and believed in their viewpoints so much they got up in front of a large audience on Tuesday at Kaufman Auditorium for the second annual Tom Baldini Soapbox Showcase. Named after the late Tom Baldini, a longtime ...

Magic on a screen

NEGAUNEE — A group of second-graders at Lakeview Elementary School walked in their classroom recently, saw what was new — and jumped up and down, cheering. A “Magic TV” can bring on that sort of reaction. Using chalk and a blackboard is all well and good to educate students, but ...

‘Restorative justice’

MARQUETTE — Sometimes a subtle approach works better in a school setting than zero-tolerance policies such as suspension and expulsion. Jennine Frazier, executive director of the Marquette Alger Resolution Service, said the organization has been addressing safety and bullying issues in ...

Reflecting on Halloween

Escaping your normal role and routine, and eating loads of candy, is what Halloween is all about. Scaredy-cats, old witches, ghosts, ghouls and goblins are part of it too. But playing dress up steals the show, in my inexpert opinion. Transforming into somebody or something else for a day ...

Fishing on the big lake

Eli Alexander Hi, my name is Eli Alexander. I’m in the second grade at Father Marquette Catholic Academy. I am going to tell you about an awesome fishing trip that I went on this past summer. I’ve never gone fishing on a boat in Lake Superior, so when our friends invited us, I felt ...

Positive, more favorable news is coming soon

There’s a small slip of paper taped to the top of my desk at work. I’m not entirely sure who stuck it there, or exactly when, but it’s been there for a while, long before my tenure in this building began. The once white-colored paper now has a slight tinge of yellow to it, and the text, ...

‘Mining for Green Energy’

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — As communities across the nation seek cleaner and more affordable energy sources, a team of researchers from Michigan Technological University is working with the city of Negaunee to find out if the Mather B mineshaft could potentially be ...

‘Lazy’ Saturday hiking

Recently, my mom, my sister, my grandpa, and my grandmother and I went hiking in the woods and got caught in a thunderstorm. So, here’s how it all went down: My mom decided she wanted to hike all day and have a picnic in the middle of our hike. I really was not into this idea, but anyway, we ...

Local students make finals in statewide competition

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer ISHPEMING — It wasn’t as big an issue 10 years ago, but cybersecurity is becoming more at the forefront of society — and that means it’s becoming more at the forefront of academia. A team from Westwood High School, Patriots 1, has been named ...

local food

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — One in seven people and one in six children in Michigan are struggling with hunger, according to Feeding America. Food insecurity in Marquette was discussed among community members and various area organizations aimed at increasing ...

Stir-fry basics for home cooks

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press For every home cook happily tossing together a stir fry at home, there are a dozen would-be stir fryers wanting to make chicken-broccoli-sugar-snap-pea stir fry . and then sheepishly reaching for the takeout menu. Stir-fry technique has many people ...

Fresh pumpkin offers a wide variety of cooking options

From left, Isabelle and Alyson Steinbrecher of Hardwood in Dickinson County cut their own pumpkin off the vine at Slagle’s Family Farm and Pumpkin Patch Located at N7705 Metropolitan Road in Felch. It was unclear if these pumpkins were meant for the cooking pot or jack-o-lantern duty. ...

Workshop highlights area edible, medicinal species

MARQUETTE — Foragers set off into Tourist Park near the Noquemanon Trail Network North Trailhead Tuesday evening for a Foraging Workshop hosted by Eco Reps, a Northern Michigan University peer-to-peer educator program which gives students resources to cultivate a community of ...

From Cityscape to Farm Space

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer When we buy our food from as close to the farm as we can get, it not only tastes better, but it’s better for you too. In urban areas where land suitable for any kind of agriculture is hard to come by, it’s more difficult to obtain healthy food that ...

MSU Extension to offer food safety practices training

NEGAUNEE — Michigan State University Extension will be offering a ServSafe class in Negaunee Township to educate food service managers about food safety practices. Training classes are taught by MSU Extension educators who are certified instructors and exam proctors through the National ...

McDonald’s takes a nibble of the plant-based burger

(AP) McDonald’s is finally taking a nibble of the plant-based burger. McDonald’s said Thursday that will sell the PLT, or the plant, lettuce and tomato burger for 12 weeks in 28 restaurants in Southwestern Ontario by the end of the month. The small-market test is rolling out about six ...