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Superior people

Kemppainen has been busy — not just in ministry but in community

ISHPEMING - The Rev. Rudolph Kemppainen's resume is nine pages long, so it's easy to see he has had a busy life, both in the ministry and in service to the community.Looking back, Kemppainen said the 60 years since his ordination into the Lutheran ministry have passed quickly."The years have ...

Woodstack ROCKS

CHOCOLAY- Summer is the time of music festivals and for the Upper Peninsula music scene there is a new contender on the circuit, Woodstack Music Festival which was held at the Gitche Gumee RV Park in Chocolay Township Thursday through Saturday.Three nights of music, camping and partying with ...

All you need is love : Marriage honored in latest court ruling

"The history of marriage is one of both continuity and change," stated the opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court Friday in support of gay marriage.Isn't that the truth? Not just about marriage, but about every social construct the human race has ever borne.Conventional and legal views of marriage ...

Senior center trip space available

NEGAUNEE - The Negaunee Senior Center has seats available on two upcoming trips, which serve as major fundraisers for senior services in the Negaunee area.The Shades of Ireland and Northern Ireland tour is set for Oct. 22 through Nov. 3. Cost starts at $4,199, and includes airfare, lodging, bus ...

Iron, steel mix at auto show

NEGAUNEE - A 1937 Studebaker fire truck from Marquette Township Fire & Rescue and other vintage vehicles showed the vital link between the region's iron-mining industry and the steel used in Michigan's auto industry Sunday at the "Iron, Steel and the Automobile" antique car ...

Need a good laugh? Two TV shows that will make you roar

There's a new "must-watch" program on my television viewing list, especially now that we're in that gap between the end of the NHL season and the start of the NFL season.This recommendation comes with an advisory. I feel the need to issue said advisory as a few years ago, a sweet senior citizen ...

Local briefing

Carnegie tech program to startISHPEMING - Tech Help Thursdays at the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library have been scheduled.The times are: 5-6 p.m. Thursday; 2-3 p.m. July 9; and 5-6 p.m. July 23.Sign up for one on one help with all questions. Sign-up is at the front desk. The length of the ...

‘Swan Lake’ enchants

MARQUETTE-Parents, siblings, and people from the community came to support their dancers at this year's Swan Lake Saturday evening at the Forest Roberts Theater on Northern Michigan University's campus.Although Swan Lake is one of the most well-known story ballets worldwide, and was first ...

Toasting art, artists: Why Marquette is a great place to live

I don't pretend to know what art is or what it means to be an artist, but I presume to have some ideas.I've talked to about one artist every week for the last year to write profiles and stories in The Mining Journal's Scene insert. In my time at the paper, I've talked to writers, painters, ...

UPAWS to present on dog safety

ISHPEMING - The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare shelter will present a program on Dog Safety at the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library at 1 p.m. Wednesday.Children learn about how to avoid bites while also learning about how to enjoy safe relationships with dogs. The program is designed for ages 4-12.

Outdoor preservation North Star students install signage

MARQUETTE - A nature preserve that's home to Midway Creek, marsh marigolds and ruffed grouse served as an outdoor classroom for North Star Academy students Tuesday.The students visited the Vielmetti-Peters Preserve, located at the terminus of Brickyard Road in Marquette Township, for a day of ...

Local briefing

YMCA announces scheduleMARQUETTE - Step into fitness at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at the YMCA of Marquette County. The schedule is:- Tuesday: Dr. Bill Short, Family Medicine - UP Health System Marquette Family Medicine- June 16: Dr. Conway McLean, Podiatry - Superior Foot and Ankle- June 23: Dr. Jim ...

Blossoming talent? Plant killer will try to grow flowers!

Flowers? I love flowers which is why I haven't tried to grow them in the past decade or so. Because I am a plant killer.Not intentionally, mind you. It's just that I've never really had any luck with trying to grow plants outdoors or even in keeping plants alive indoors.My home has silk ...

Diocese of Marquette ordains 3 new priests

MARQUETTE - For the first time in 22 years three priests were ordained at the same time in the Diocese of Marquette during a special liturgy on Friday at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette.Deacons Brandon Oman, of Ralph; Brad Sjoquist, of Kingsford; and Tim Ferguson, of Saginaw were the first ...

Addicted to truth: Community better than incarceration

MARQUETTE - The latest scientific studies find the opposite of addiction is not sobriety; it is human connection.Everyone has some experience with addiction - that coffee you need in the morning, that donut or cigarette in a moment of strain, gambling, pain killers, uppers, downers. Even a ...

Charity motorcycle ride set

GLADSTONE - The Michigan Bikers Helping Veterans second annual MBHV Annual Charity Ride will be taking place Saturday.All monies raised will go MBHV to help veterans. A pre-ride fish fry will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Bungalow Depot in Gladstone. Register for the ride Friday and receive $1 ...

HarborFest being planned

MARQUETTE - This year promises to be another celebration of Lake Superior and its environs as Marquette West Rotary celebrates its 32nd annual festival in Mattson's Lower Harbor Park the last weekend in August.A new tradition has begun with HarborFest's Thursday night, Aug. 27, event - the ...

Youth Exchange offers opportunities

MARQUETTE -Spending time abroad as an exchange student is one of the most unique opportunities available to young people. An exchange will provide opportunities to grow in new ways and experience a new culture and ideas.The purpose of the Rotary Youth Exchange program is to provide secondary ...

Fast food, fun times: Restaurant memories spur warm feelings

When my older sister Chris was a teenager, she worked at the Bunny Bread factory on West Washington Street. It was warm in the area in which she worked, she told us, and it, of course, smelled of bread. That's about all I remember about her actual job.When she worked there, I was probably 6 or ...

Plate It Forward

MARQUETTE - What did the grape say when it got stepped on? Nothing. It just let out a little wine.That's one of the jokes included on 500 sets of placemats being distributed to families throughout Marquette County this spring. Whether family members groan or giggle together over the joke, it ...