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New school-based medical center under construction

ISHPEMING - Construction of a new school-based adolescent health center in the Ishpeming High School is nearing completion.The Hematite Health Clinic serves students ages 10 to 21 years old within the city's school district, providing medical care that includes wellness checks, sports physicals ...

Good times, medieval style

MARQUETTE- At some point in a person's life, he or she has dreamed about being a knight on the battlefield or ruler of a kingdom. For the Society for Creative Anachronism, members recreate that historical fantasy here in Marquette and around the world.The society is a world wide-organization ...

Reach and rise: Mentor a child and change two lives

MARQUETTE - This week, I got my first homework assignment since I graduated college last May.I wasn't grumbling about it, though. It's something I should do a lot more of: get in touch with my "inner kid." You may soon see me swinging at the park or building a sand castle on the beach. Hardly ...

Sacrifice recalled

MARQUETTE - The Civil War soldiers from this area deserve to be remembered and John Gorto is doing his best to make that happen.He's spent years working on documenting the names of these men and the result is a book called "Civil War Veterans Buried in Marquette County" which is available at ...

Sweet, sweet summer: Do kids make same kind of memories?

Summer. Glorious hot, windy, beautiful summer. Alas, she is not my friend.Sunburns have been a way of life for as long as I can remember anything. Nowadays, I try my darndest to avoid getting fried in the sun but even with 100 SPF sunscreen, the burn seems to be inevitable.Wish I could spend ...

Balance class to be offered in Schoolcraft County

MANISTIQUE - A Matter of Balance class is being offered in Manistique starting in September.Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even ...

Northern Vegans to meet

MARQUETTE - Join Northern Vegans for a vegan barbeque at 6 p.m. Wednesday at 117 W. Case St., in Negaunee, across the street from the Negaunee Middle School.Northern Vegans will provide free vegan hot dogs, burgers, buns, and condiments while supplies last. Bring a beverage, plates, cups, ...

Belles getting together at Coco’s

MARQUETTE - The Ishpeming/Negaunee Belles meet at Coco's Restaurant in Marquette at noon Thursday.Members from Ishpeming meet at St. Joseph's Church parking lot at 11:30 a.m. to carpool.

Gerald to play blues at band shell

MARQUETTE - The city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center and the Marquette Blues Society presents David Gerald at 7 p.m. Thursday.The public is invited to attend this free concert at the band shell on Presque Isle.David Gerald, raised in Detroit, plays blues and R&B music. Gerald ...

Long-term dedication expected in September

HANCOCK - The Quincy Mine Hoist Association began its dedicated shaft house lighting program in 2012, and in September, the longest continuous lighting of the structure since then will begin.The lighting dedications are done in honor of a living person or in memory of someone who has died, and ...

Another mass killing: Gun violence can be prevented, America

MARQUETTE - Living with the very real and deadly threat of gun violence against ourselves and those we love has become an American norm.A study by scholars at the Harvard School of Public Health and Northeastern University shows mass shootings in the U.S. have tripled between 2011 and 2014.But ...

Rock and mineral club to meet

ISHPEMING - The Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club is hosting its 40th annual rock and mineral show from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Ishpeming Elks Club, 597 Lake Shore Drive.There will be dealers, silent auction, crackerbarrel, displays, a kids area, and demos throught out the day, with ...

Big screenings

By RENEE PRUSIJournal Staff WriterNEGAUNEE - Steven Wiig has appeared in all kinds of films.Big budget ones like "San Andreas" and "Ant Man" have provided the Negaunee native small roles. Mainstream character studies like "Milk" and "Into the Wild" have given him more on-screen time and ...

Family ties explored: Growing older alters sibling dynamics

"Has your brother changed?" Seems a simple question, but it's not for me. Not really.The question was asked of me by a new friend when I shared my excitement about a visit from my oldest sibling, Alex. When the question was asked of me, it was the day my brother had arrived in the area from ...

U.P. company towns explored

GWINN - The Forsyth Township Historical Society will present "Company Towns: A U.P. Perspective" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Gwinn Clubhouse on Maple Street in Gwinn.Guest speaker Christian Holmes, retired librarian and dean at Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba and author of the recent ...

When paradox strikes: The problem with techology

MARQUETTE - Paradox seems to live at the heart of human endeavors, like a joke nobody's in on.Recently, I saw a pair of girls, about 11 or 12 years old, walking in the sunshine on a perfect summer day.But neither laughed or spoke or changed the plod of their pace. They stared down into the ...

Marquette musicians to perform at the PWPL

MARQUETTE - Bluesday Tuesday hosts a live blues concert featuring The Cannonball Drag at 7 p.m. July 28 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.Local blues musicians Tyler Dettloff and Zach Mueller will showcase a wide range of blues music, from Atlanta to Mississippi to Chicago plus ...

Thrill ride Journey was great, destination amazing

A bucket list isn't something I've ever sat down to write, but if I did, one of the items would be crossed off now. Because thanks to Vern Wilhelm of the Superior Chapter of the Harley Owners Group, I got to ride on a Harley.Vern and a large contingent of Superior HOG members recently made a ...

Serving God for 60 years

ISHPEMING - When Rudolph Kemppainen, a farm boy from the little town of Salo in Hancock Township, was attending seminary, the same thought kept invading his brain."When I was in seminary, I wondered time and again 'why am I here? Couldn't I serve God in some other way? How will I overcome my ...