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Sunday: Our Youth

8-18 Media: Step up in crisis

My alarm didn’t go off. I looked at the clock. It was 7:15 am. “Oh, no!” I thought. “I am going to be late for school!” When I spoke with my mom, she told me that we weren’t going to have school for three weeks. I was excited. Three whole weeks off from school! It has now been ...

Recent NMU grad returns from COVID-19 hot spot in Italy

From Northern Michigan University MARQUETTE — NMU alumna Elle Gallager recently found herself on lockdown in the Veneto region of northern Italy, one of the first COVID-19 hot spots in the country. The May 2019 graduate had traveled there for a unique au pair cultural exchange ...

Making ice-fishing memories

By JENNIFER JOHNSON Michigan Department of Natural Resources MARQUETTE — When I first decided to write this story, I wanted to describe how I bring my daughter, Rhiannon, ice fishing and the amazing bond that comes with it. However, that would be telling only part of the story. I ...

Manistique student wins U.P. spelling bee

NEGAUNEE — Kevin Baker, a seventh-grader at Manistique Middle School, is the new champion of the Upper Peninsula Community Education Association’s Spelling Bee Finals, which took place on Wednesday at Negaunee High School. Put on by the Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Education ...

Carting off history

NEGAUNEE — Historically speaking, the year 1844 is special for the city of Negaunee, but in case anyone forgets, all they have to do is look at one of the new decorative ore cart planters that will be placed around town. Carts that will bear that date are being created by students of ...

Globetrotters delight

Solomon gorsalitz, 9 Hi, my name is Solomon Gorsalitz and I’m 9 years old and I’m in the third grade at Father Marquette Catholic Academy. Last year, I went to see the Harlem Globetrotters. They played a game at NMU’s Berry Events Center. I went to the game with my parents and with ...

Making solid connections

By DAN KRAKER Minnesota Public Radio News DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — If you’re reading this on your phone — stop. Look up. Who’s nearby? Any kids, partners, co-workers or friends who might be trying to talk to you? And how many times have you checked your phone today, ...

Negaunee, Westwood students visit NMU

MARQUETTE — Making parfaits and seeing how an automobile alignment is performed are just a few examples of what local students did during the Feb. 14 Career Day at Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Complex. Sophomores from Negaunee and Westwood high schools, as well as students ...

The joy of skiing

MADALYN CRONEY, 11 Hi, my name is Madalyn Croney. I am 11 years old and I am in 5th grade. My favorite thing to do is to go downhill skiing. I was 11 months old when my dad put me in a front pack and skied with me. I don’t remember the first time I went skiing on my own, but I was young. ...

‘Wonder Babies’

MARQUETTE — Fifteen-month-old Michael Schwemin of Ishpeming was taking part, with the help of his mother, in singing and motion activities during Thursday’s Wonder Babies session in the Peter White Public Library. Michael was engaged in that fun, but when the shaker balls were taken ...

Passionate about ice climbing

EMMA MINNICK Hey, winter is here so you better bundle up for this year’s season. What’s your thing? Is it skiing, snowboarding, sledding, dog sledding, or ice skating? Well, my thing is ice climbing. I’m an eleven-year-old girl climber and I love to ice climb. I also love to rock ...

Marquette resident publishes first book

MARQUETTE — The tale of a hungry feline can be a parable, and one that children can understand. Marquette resident and Northern Michigan University graduate Elizabeth Fust recently published a book, “The Hungry Kitten’s Tale.” Illustrated by part-time Minnesota resident Mary ...

Shades for Schools

MARQUETTE — In this case, “throwing shade” is not a bad thing. Spread Goodness Day, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by Marquette resident Anna Dravland, will celebrate its third year on March 13. This year, the Shades for Schools fundraising goal is $20,000, with the deadline Feb. ...

Reading always a valuable activity

Hunter Vedder, 12 Books. That’s my topic for today. Yeah, I can hear your groans already, but they are good. Fantasy is my favorite or realistic fiction. Fantasy consists of wizards, dragons, magic and spells cast down by the evil witch; Harry Potter if you must put it that way. Keeper of ...

Snowfest 2020

MARQUETTE — A makeshift track for fat tire bikes and a sizable snow sculpture was part of the Northern Michigan University Academic Mall on Wednesday during Snowfest. Put on by NMU Rec Sports, the event gave students an introduction to winter activities as well as various campus ...

More than I thought: Cheerleading reflections

Hayden Graves, 14 Cheer is so much more than I thought it would be. When I was little I would watch shows and movies which would include cheerleaders and I always wanted to be one. Now that I am a cheerleader, I never thought about just how much goes into it. For example, when we stunt we ...

Community continues to help Paw Packs

GWINN — The food program for youngsters in need at K.I. Sawyer Elementary School is going well, but a little — or a lot — of added help now and then can’t hurt. Hannah Erickson, coordinator of the nonprofit organization that began in August 2018, acknowledged Paw Packs is going ...

Oozing their way into 2020

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — They were told to “dress for a mess.” And a mess is what they got. Youngsters took part in several Thursday sessions of the New Year’s Slime activity at the Peter White Public Library’s Great Room. Mary Harma, PWPL Youth ...

Consider supporting the Prime Time program

Anja mcbride, 14 This past fall, I spent hours at the Peter White Public Library every Saturday for six weeks. While, it isn’t unusual for me to spend my days in the library (it is like my second home), this time it was for an extra special reason. From Oct. 5 to Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m. to ...

N. Dakota youth court program aims to help at-risk youth

By JACK DURA The Bismarck Tribune AP Member Exchange BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Nearly half of all youth referred to North Dakota’s juvenile court since March have involvement with child welfare. One new program aims to reduce that number. North Dakota’s Supreme Court and ...