Sunday: Our Youth

Angry Bear

By JAYMIE DEPEW Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — As the Upper Peninsula thaws from yet another fierce winter, many yearn for warmer days with an insatiable thirst for spring — or beer. That desire will be quenched soon enough, though, as the Ore Dock Brewing Co. in Marquette prepares ...

Negaunee woman preps for 2019 World Food Championships

MARQUETE — More than 1,500 chefs will meet Oct. 16-20 at the Reunion Tower Lawn in Dallas, Texas for a chance to win more than $350,000 in cash and prizes, the biggest payout in Food Sport history. Among the field of competitors for the eighth annual World Food Championships will be Brenda ...

Cucumber, fennel, apples and romaine sing in this salad

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN All too often, chopped salads wind up tasting mediocre and doused in dressing. We were set on creating a simple version that was fresh and flavorful. We settled on a mix of flavors and textures, selecting cucumber, fennel, apples and romaine. Red onion added a ...

Marshmallow Marquette

MARQUETTE — Did you ever wonder what the Superior Dome would look like if it were made out of sugar cubes? Youngsters had the chance to find out Thursday afternoon at the Peter White Public Library. Mary Harma, PWPL Youth Services librarian assistant, led an activity in which ...

Bounce houses, peer outreach help boost Wisconsin youth vote

By EMILY HAMER Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Borna Riazi, 19, said his parents and teachers “never really” pushed him to vote. Riazi did not see voting as something that had a direct impact on his life. Plus, he described himself as “too ...

Salamander studies

MARQUETTE — Why did the salamander cross the road? To get to the other side, of course, but mostly to finvd water when the weather warms. But how dangerous is it for them to cross that road? That’s what Northern Michigan University sophomore ecology major Eli Bieri wants to find ...

Wild times down on the farm

ivy pomeroy, 9 I just got a guinea pig and he is just the best. I also have a cat, two dogs, several fish and chickens. My guinea pig likes to cuddle and play. He makes the cutest noises and he is so warm when he lays on top of you. I have an American guinea pig so he is shorthaired. He sheds ...

Scientific tracking in action

NEGAUNEE — One of the many challenges facing Marquette County lately has been dealing with the more than 210 inches of snow that have fallen this winter. Even with all the plowing, snow blowing and shoveling, many things remain covered. A buried picnic table is one thing, but a fire ...

Packing in nutrition

MARQUETTE — More soup for you! That’s the thought behind the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency being the conduit to providing soup to local “backpack” programs for area youth. Haley Mahr, a nutrition educator at MARESA, said the organization has received ...

Just for Kix

Sometimes a warm-up move can be as impressive as a regular dance move. Young dancers’ dexterity was on display during the Feb. 23-24 Just for Kix Workshop, a local dance convention that took place in the Graveraet Elementary School gymnasium in Marquette. Separated into groups, dancers in ...

My mother, the chef

Many of the family and friends I know are very good when it comes to cooking and baking in the kitchen. My mom, however, is not so good. I have witnessed many attempts and fails that my mom has accomplished. My mom is the kind of person that goes on Pinterest a lot so that she can save recipes ...

Voices of youth

What’s the hardest part about being a kid?

Seaborg Center hosts Science Olympiad

MARQUETTE — Olympic competitions aren’t just about alpine skiing, weightlifting and diving. They can be about cell biology, health science and chemistry too. Each year about 300 students from throughout the Upper Peninsula compete in many events in the Science Olympiad competition. ...

Knapp Elementary aims to launch walking school bus program

By CAITLIN SIEVERS The Journal Times AP Member Exchange MILWAUKEE — On an unseasonably warm February morning, 11 children — some quiet and sleepy-eyed, some chipper and chatty — followed Regina Stieber along Milwaukee sidewalks wet with melting snow. Two days per week, Lincoln ...

Hearts galore

It was a festive coincidence that Valentine’s Day fell on the same day of the monthly Second Thursday Creativity Series at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum in Marquette. “Valentine Bash!” featured the usual museum attractions as well as making special valentine cards and cookies, ...

School programs are fun for kids, and convenient for parents

I go to a before- and after-school program at Sandy Knoll Elementary School run by Child and Family Services of the U.P. The program is available to elementary kids enrolled in a Marquette Area Public School. The program is so convenient, the children have a lot of fun and it helps out working ...

Voices of youth

What animal best represents you and why?

The perfect rich, meaty ragu achieved with baby back ribs

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN Ragu can be made from any meat or combination of meats, but the earthiness of a pure pork ragu is undeniably attractive_and great comfort food. Most recipes for traditional pork ragu use pork shoulder and a hard-to-find, bony cut like neck, shank, or feet to give ...

Teenagers thrash out ideas at policy debate camps

By KATHERINE ROTH Associated Press For thousands of teens, the ideal summer camp has nothing to do with roasting s’mores over a fire. It’s about devoting an intensive week or two — or maybe the entire summer — on a college campus, immersed in the world of policy debate. ...