Sunday: Our Youth

Happy New Year

Ava Warren, at left, celebrates the ball drop at the Upper Peninsula Children's Museum Dec. 31, 2014. Revelers again will have the chance to go to the museum’s “Elementary Ball” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday. The museum, located at 123 W. Baraga Ave. in Marquette, will have a party with a ...

Voices of youth

If you opened a store, what would you sell?

Caroling to seniors

NEGAUNEE — The younger generation entertained the older generation in a festive, holiday way Thursday morning. Fourth-graders from Lakeview Elementary School sang holiday carols to residents of Eastwood Nursing Center as part of several Negaunee Public Schools youth activities that took ...

A night of hope: A Christmas party for 100 children in need

By ISABELLE ALTMAN The Commercial Dispatch of Columbus AP Member Exchange COLUMBUS, Miss. — Glenda Buckhalter, community outreach coordinator for the city of Columbus, recently learned six homeless children she works with are not expecting anything for Christmas. The children’s ...

All aboard!

MARQUETTE — Kids at Peter White Public Library went “All Aboard The Polar Express,” even though they weren’t physically there. The library sponsored the special holiday-themed program Thursday in the new Youth Services Great Room. Amanda Pierce, PWPL Youth Services assistant, ...

Part II: Perfecting the art of DIY soaps, beauty products

Esme ulland-joy, 10 EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of a two-part column by 10-year-old Esme Ulland-Joy. The first part was published Dec. 2. Do you remember that in my last column at the beginning I said I hadn’t gotten a good bath bomb recipe? Well, this past summer I went to my ...

Rock the Socks!

MARQUETTE — Do you have a pair of socks with a bizarre pattern possibly not suited to the workplace? Or do you simply have “normal” socks to give away? Either way, consider getting involved in this week’s Rock the Socks! fundraiser, which runs Monday through Saturday. Participants ...

Voices of youth

What do you wish you knew how to do that you can’t do right now?

‘Kindness Matters’

MARQUETTE — It’s never too late to teach kids about peace. Students at Father Marquette Catholic Academy again participated in this year’s Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest, which had the theme of “Kindness Matters.” The poster created by sixth-grader Kassie Pawlak ...

Part I: Perfecting the art of DIY soaps, beauty products

Esme ulland-joy, 10 EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a two-part column by 10-year-old Esme Ulland-Joy. I have always liked science and chemistry, but until my last birthday when I turned 9 I really didn’t know how much I liked it. It started with an old Christmas catalog. I was ...

Batkid Miles Scott is healthy and thriving now cancer-free

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco’s beloved Batkid is cancer-free and thriving. On the five-year anniversary of the day that then-5-year-old Miles Scott captured the hearts of millions by saving the day in San Francisco as “Batkid” — his ...

Initiative gives children cars to accommodate disabilities

By PETER SALTER Lincoln Journal Star AP Member Exchange LINCOLN, Neb. — Reagan Graham rolled into the west Lincoln warehouse in a wheelchair, but soon she was cruising in style. The 2-year-old wheeled around in her new blue Ford, the gathered crowd making room for her, music on her ...

Voices of youth

What’s your favorite family tradition?

eCommerce for pets

MARQUETTE — Who wouldn’t love a heartwarming sticker on a backpack that says “My therapist has a wet nose”? Or one that has a paw print on a coniferous wilderness setting with the sun in the background? Juniors and seniors in Northern Michigan University’s Marketing and ...

Remembering the good times with a family friend

ANJA Mcbride, 13 I used to live on Baraga Street. When we lived there we had neighbors that lived two houses away from us and they were really nice. Their names are Renee and Ron Wicklund. They have three kids and four grandchildren. Renee is a long-standing member of the Sunshine Girls, a ...

Spacing out

MARQUETTE — A new community arrival made its appearance during the Second Thursday Creativity Series at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. The Marquette Astronomical Society brought a new telescope, nicknamed “Galileo,” that will go to the Peter White Public Library for ...

Don’t spank

By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer The nation’s leading pediatricians’ group has strengthened its advice against spanking and other physical punishment because of the potential for long-term harm. In an updated policy released Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics says that can ...

More US adults and kids are doing yoga, meditating

NEW YORK (AP) — If you can do a downward-facing dog, you’re among the increasing numbers of Americans doing yoga. A new report says more adults — and even kids — are practicing yoga and meditation. A government survey conducted last year found 14 percent of adults said they had ...

5th-graders to elect ‘kid governor’

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — They are years away from reaching voting age but fifth-graders across Connecticut will have a say in an election of their own. Voting begins Monday and will run for a week in Connecticut’s Kid Governor contest. The civics program created by the Connecticut ...

Youth in Wonderland

MARQUETTE — Superior Arts Youth Theater is nearing its first performance of Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” at the Forest Roberts Theatre Nov. 15-18, 2018. This production is directed by Jalina McClain with vocal direction by Jeff Bruning and choreography by Taylor Koski. ...