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Sunday: Our Youth

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 ...

Nets, Lakers will rule the NBA

bodhi white, 13 This year’s NBA offseason has been crazy with big names like Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson and others being free agents. This is a big shakeup changing the landscape of the NBA and I think I know the two teams who are going to rise ...

PWPL: Finding Flat Astro

Jack, 5, and Flat Astro are enoying hot tub time at Mima Kim and PopMike’s. 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. Stop by the library at 217 N. Front St. to ...

Play-Doh play

MARQUETTE — Play-Doh Play was advertised in the Peter White Public Library’s monthly events calendar as an activity for all youths “beyond trying to eat Play-Doh.” According to the official Play-Doh website at https://playdoh.hasbro.com/en-us, the substance’s exact ingredients ...

Teens fed up with violence

By ANDREA TUDHOPE KCUR-FM AP Member Exchange KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Now that it’s July, Wyandotte High School senior Tahj Harris said he hears gunshots every day. “I’m used to it,” he said. “I don’t think much about it.” For many teens in the northeastern corner of ...

PWPL: Finding Flat Astro

Miles, 9, took his Flat Astro to watch Grandma’s Marathon and the lift bridge in Duluth, Minn., the weekend of June 29-30. 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 ...

Voices of youth

What’s your favorite book or subject to read about?

No-fuss corn and quinoa dish with a Southwest flair

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN For this quinoa side dish we turned to Southwestern flavors, adding jalapenos, lime and corn. You will need an oval slow cooker for this recipe. Be sure to rinse the quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer before using; rinsing removes the quinoa’s bitter protective ...

A visual connection

A visual letter is like a written letter in that both tell stories, share important ideas and feelings, and connect children regardless of where they live.” — LIANA GRAVES, program coordinator Marquette County 4-H MARQUETTE — Letter writing is taking on a whole new art form, ...