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What’s Flying: What’s yet to come this winter

“What is there kindlier than the feeling between host and guest?” — Aeschylus   This winter has been like few others in so many ways. Thus far, the weather has continued on a mild, gentle path, just now again showing a bit more of its true self, with a dash of snow and a nip from ...

DNR council has open spots

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is soliciting applications for open volunteer positions on both the Eastern and Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Councils. The councils are designed to advise the DNR on regional programs and policies, identify areas in ...

Ishpeming VFW sells pasties

ISHPEMING — VFW Post 4573, 310 Bank St., Ishpeming, is having a pasty sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 2. Call 485-4207 or 486-8623 to reserve a pasty. People may call 486-4856 the day of the sale to see if organizers have any extra pasties.

Sault Tribe starts online gaming

SAULT STE. MARIE — The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and Kewadin Casinos announced that after more than a year of work on regulations and review, the Michigan Gaming Control Board has authorized the Sault Tribe to begin online sports betting and online gaming at noon today. ...

DNR seeks input on strategy for public lands

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking input on a comprehensive strategy for more than 4 million acres of public lands. The draft of the DNR’s updated strategy to tap into the power of public lands for the benefit of Michigan’s residents, natural resources and ...

Beech leaf disease added to state invasive species watch list

LANSING — The Michigan departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture and Rural Development announced Wednesday the addition of beech leaf disease to the state’s invasive species watch list. Invasive species on the watch list have been identified as posing an immediate or potential ...

Superior’s waves meet frozen shore

Reader Kathy Taylor submitted this photo of Lake Superior’s waves crashing against ice-covered rock formations along the shoreline. Did you take a great picture of a freighter arriving in the harbor? Did you capture a beautiful photo of freshly fallen snow? Or did you happen to snap a ...

MSUE course on chronic pain management starts Thursday

MARQUETTE — Registration is open for a free Michigan State University Extension online course on Chronic Pain Personal Action Towards Health that starts Thursday, organizers announced. Developed by Stanford University, Chronic Pain PATH provides information and techniques to cope with the ...

Holiday surprise at RMS

Brayden Hebert-Hytinen, a second-grader at Republic-Michigamme School, poses for a picture with Santa. Over the holiday season, Santa surprised students at Republic-Michigamme School, sponsored by Republic Community Services. (Photo courtesy of Republic-Michigamme School)

What’s Flying: Lack of winter leads to oddities

“I pray this winter be gentle and kind — a season of rest from the wheel of the mind.” — John Geddes It has been uncommonly warm in northern Michigan this winter. Always strange when the biggest snows come in October! A snowstorm, or even a big snow shower, will jolt life back into ...

Winter walks: New snowshoe trail opens at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

MUNISING — Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has a new trail for snowshoe users. The trail has been a year in the making, and travels through a variety of habitats of beech, maple and conifer forests. The trail offers visitors a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the quiet and solitude of the ...

A walk back in time: MHRC offers snowshoe hike

MARQUETTE — For those who want to get outdoors and enjoy a little history on the way, “A Walk on the Snow and Back in Time” will be offered at 6 p.m. Wednesday by the Marquette Regional History Center. The public is invited to join in a snowshoe hike with Dr. Jacquie Medina, professor ...

What’s Flying: 2021 a hopeful year for birders

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” — Edith Lovejoy Pierce And so, the New Year has started! After the first week it would seem the world is still coping with ...

Moon sets lower harbor aglow

Reader Jerry Sisco submitted this image of the moon lighting up the waters of Marquette’s lower harbor. Did you take a great picture of a freighter arriving in the harbor? Did you capture a beautiful photo of freshly fallen snow? Or did you happen to snap a captivating image of wildlife? ...

LaBrecque donates to Cheer Club

Lauren LaBrecque, 7, of Marquette is shown with her donation to The Mining Journal’s Cheer Club on Dec. 17. The Cheer Club, which kicked off Nov. 27, collected unwrapped toys and gifts to be donated to local children and families in need during the holiday season. (Journal photo by Ryan Spitza)

Harrisons drop off gifts for Cheer Club

Harlow and Rowan Harrison are shown with donations they dropped off to The Mining Journal’s Cheer Club on Tuesday. The Cheer Club, which kicked off Nov. 27, collects unwrapped toys and gifts to be donated to local children and families in need during the holiday season. (Journal photo by Lisa ...

NMU AFSCME gives to Cheer Club

Rick Schwemin, president, left, and Bob Erspamer, treasurer, of Northern Michigan University’s AFSCME union are shown with their donation to The Mining Journal’s Cheer Club on Tuesday. The Cheer Club, which kicked off Nov. 27, collected unwrapped toys and gifts to be donated to local ...

2020 Cheer Club donors

Recent contributors to The Mining Journal Cheer Club include: Jane Mogavero, Marquette Gloria Clocklin, Marquette AFSCME Local 1852 Mr. and Mrs. Bates, Marquette Raynor and Fern Johnson, Champion Long Oak Ponies, Champion The McCarthy Family, AuTrain The Poggi Family, ...