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Sunday: Our Youth

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?

Starting school

MARQUETTE — Negaunee Public Schools will begin school this year early, on Tuesday to be exact. A look on a calendar will show Aug. 27 to fall before Labor Day. NPS Superintendent Dan Skewis said a tie-in with Northern Michigan University is partly responsible for the early ...

Big time trivia

Esme ulland-joy, 10 April 17, 2020 next trivia In 236 days from now my family will be packing our car and heading to Stevens Point for the World’s Largest Trivia Contest. The contest is run by 90FM WWSP. It will be their 51st year putting on the contest. Going to trivia has been a ...

Keeping the peace

By CHARLIE EVANS Northern Michigan University MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University senior history major and Army ROTC member Derek Hentkowski spent his summer working alongside Rwandan Defense Force cadets, assisting with peacekeeping missions in the African nation while also ...

Food pantry serves summer nourishment for local children

By HADLEY BARNDOLLAR The Portsmouth Herald AP Member Exchange PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Cardboard boxes brimming with fruit and vegetables stretched across folding tables, as the smell of rain rose from the pavement of the Gosling Meadows public housing neighborhood. Despite ...

acting bug

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Not every kid will be the next Meryl Streep or Daniel Day-Lewis, but becoming more comfortable in standing up in front of an audience and performing a few dance steps could be a big win. The Superior Arts Youth Theater has been putting ...

All about the sport of archery

Hello, my name is Hunter Vedder. Today, I am going to tell you about archery and how I became interested in it. I am a Boy Scout and while I was still in Cub Scouts my mother was the Cub Master and she managed to get us a chance to go to Straight Line Archery. I now go once a week for one ...

Voices of youth

What wild animal do you hope to see out in the woods?

Camp Pow Low turns 50

GWINN — Girl Scouts took part in traditional camp activities Wednesday, such as a scavenger hunt and making s’mores, in a most traditional setting: Camp Pow Low. Scouts from around the Upper Peninsula converged on the organization’s 43-acre camp, which is located along Mehl Lake ...

Moon Day

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The 50th anniversary of the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing has come and gone, but the moon remains in the sky. So, it’s beneficial for youngsters to continue to learn about all things lunar, and that was a purpose of ...

Volunteering at Willow Farms a great opportunity

I now volunteer at the Willow Farms Therapeutic Riding Facility located in Harvey. WFTR is a horse farm with riding programs for kids and young adults ages 4-26 with disabilities. There are programs for all personalities, so if you know someone who has a disability and you think it would ...

Voices of youth

How do you stay cool on these hot summer days?

LearnINg to fly

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer K.I. SAWYER — Youngsters soon will have the opportunity to view Marquette County in a way typically only an experienced aviator — or a very high-flying eagle — could see. In fact, the program involved in such an opportunity is called the Young ...

School launches internship program for at-risk youths

By HENRY J. CORDES Omaha World-Herald OMAHA, Neb. — Audrey Mugisha admits that until two weeks ago, he had barely looked under the hood of a car. Now the 18-year-old knows how to change the oil in your car. He can rotate your tires, too. And he’s learning what it takes to make it as ...

PWPL: Flat Astro’s Final Mission

The Clark Family recently took Flat Astro on his final mission to Black Rocks in Marquette. This is a continuation of Flat Astro, the paper astronaut. He is a part of the Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. PWPL officials want to thank Flat ...

‘Garage sale’ band successful

MARQUETTE — Musical talent can overcome only so much. A fledgling cellist likely will have a better time learning the instrument if it’s not a broken-down, second-hand one. Although they probably can’t afford a Stradivarius violin, several Marquette Area Public Schools orchestra ...