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Sunday: Our Youth

U.P. high schoolers win NMU essay contest

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Center for Rural Health has announced the winners of its essay contest for Upper Peninsula high school seniors who will begin college in fall 2021 and plan to pursue a health care career. It partnered with the Michigan Center for Rural Health on ...

A lamb’s tale: Local woman writes new book

MARQUETTE — Good lessons for youngsters are important anytime in the year, but with the upcoming holidays, “Wooly & The Good Shepherd” is especially appropriate. The book was written by Elizabeth Fust, who previously authored “The Hungry Kitten’s Tale.” Fust, a Northern ...

8-18 Media: Serendipitous moments

Have you ever had a moment in your life where you saw something or someone you did not expect to see? Then you have experienced serendipity. Serendipity is luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for. A few years ago, I walked into Babycakes Muffin ...

A multimedia effort: Teen Team creates video and audio spots

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Cares Coalition, or MC2, is developing a multimedia campaign to combat drug abuse and underage drinking. The coalition is composed of community agencies focused on drug and alcohol abuse prevention. So far, the coalition’s Teen Team has created video and ...

Writing workshop: Dandelion Cottage Short Story Contest the focus

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula students in grades five through 12 who are interested in submitting to the Dandelion Cottage Student Short Story Contest, sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association, are invited to sign up for a free short story writing workshop. Space ...

8-18 Media: Students face challenges amid pandemic

This year has been a challenge for everyone, but something that has been especially challenging for many students is online schooling. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, school districts worldwide are working to keep students and staff safe while providing quality education. Specific ...

Building it yourself: Young musicians join the ‘maker movement’

COLUMBUS, Miss.— Sam Shmulsky likes rock — Led Zeppelin, Bush, Oasis and a host of others. The Starkville High senior has been playing guitar since he was 9. When the opportunity to make his own electric guitar recently opened up, the 17-year-old jumped at it. “I love guitar,” he ...

Bay College receives TRIO grant

ESCANABA — Bay College was recently awarded a $1.7 million five-year TRIO Student Support Services grant from the U.S. Department of Education, which will fund the staff and services that make up the TRIO SSS Program at the college. Bay College's TRIO SSS Program is a student-support ...

‘Great Pumpkin’ makes a visit

LUDINGTON, Mich. — The “Great Pumpkin” visited Mason County last Saturday, to the delight of several local kids, and their parents and families, too. Mark and Sandi Williams welcomed family and friends to their 30-acre property in Summit Township to see a massive, prize-winning gourd ...

8-18 Media: Looking back on adventures in Washington, D.C.: Part three

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part three of a three-part series. Part one ran on page 16A in the Oct. 10-11 weekend edition of The Mining Journal, while part two ran on page 16A of the Oct. 17-18 edition. The next day was the last day of the leadership camp I attended in Maryland (to read ...

Help for helping hands: 4-H youth fundraiser underway

MARQUETTE — People can help local 4-H through an online fundraiser now underway. Liana Pepin, the 4-H educator in Marquette County, said the purpose of the fundraiser is to raise money to support local programming. “Right now, we are not meeting in person, so all of our work is done ...

Opening doors: Group offers mentorship, collaboration for student artists

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Hood2Good, a collaborative group of local student artists, just wrapped up its second showcase of the season when the coronavirus pandemic shuttered entertainment venues, including the group's home base — Bowen Theatre at Maryland Hall. Maryland Hall, a performance ...

MARESA sending out surveys

MARQUETTE — Four hundred and fifteen Marquette and Alger County 2020 high school graduates, or their parents, will be contacted via email and/or telephone for a survey during October, November and December. This survey will compile information about the student’s post-graduation training ...

8-18 Media: Looking back on adventures in Washington, D.C.: Part two

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part two of a three-part series. Part one ran on page 16A in the Oct. 10-11weekend edition of The Mining Journal, while part three will run in the Oct. 24-25 edition. The next day was the start of my leadership camp. It wasn’t a full day though, and it started at ...

8-18 Media: Looking back on adventures in Washington, D.C.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one of a three-part series. Part two will run in the Oct. 17-18 weekend edition of The Mining Journal, with part three to run the following weekend. Have you ever been to Washington D.C? I have been there twice. I went there once in fourth grade, and once during ...

Trails and trees: Gwinn students maintain Interpretive Nature Trail

GWINN — The river birch has flaky, reddish-brown bark. The American beech has smooth bark. Proper spelling is essential. Kristy Humphrey, a science teacher at Gwinn Middle School, on Wednesday oversaw her students making new signs with facts about particular trees for the school’s ...

From sticklebacks to sculpins: Fisheries class does sampling work

MARQUETTE — A Northern Michigan University fisheries management class spent a recent Friday afternoon wading with nets in Whetstone Brook near Founders Landing in Marquette. With the guidance of NMU graduate student Chase Daiek, they were learning equipment operation and safety ...

13-year-old covers Hurricane Laura from his grandparents’ house

BATON ROUGE, La. — Even St. Julien has been known to break a news story before other media outlets in his hometown in rural Acadia Parish, sometimes even upsetting spokespeople for agencies when he shares information before they do. The pushback doesn’t bother the 13-year-old. He’s not ...

8-18 Media: Reflecting on last fall’s cruise

Last October I went on a Disney cruise. My whole family went. We got on a boat in New York City. The boat was red, black and white. It was huge!!!!!!! The first thing I thought when I saw the boat was that it was going to be so much fun. We got to our rooms and there was a bunkbed and it ...