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Alzheimer’s group to stage walk

MARQUETTE - The Alzheimer's Association - Greater Michigan Chapter will host its annual "Walk to End Alzheimer's" Sept. 24 at the Jacobetti Complex in Marquette.Registration for the 2-mile walk will begin at 9 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. ceremony and 10:30 a.m. start.The chapter will host ...

Cooperative members share duties

MARQUETTE - Vegetables line the south side of a large house on North Fourth Street in Marquette.However, it's more than just a typical veggie garden. It's part of the lifestyle at the Marquette Climbers' Cooperative.One of its residents, Andrew Adamski, led a "Yarden" tour Aug. 14, an event ...

Keeping peace in Palestine

MARQUETTE - Sometimes a little moral support can go a long way.The Rev. Nancy Amacher, a retired Evangelical Lutheran Church in America pastor and former senior pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church, recently returned from Israel and Palestine - a region of the world not exactly known for peace and ...

Trapper’s ed class to be held

ESCANABA - The Upper Peninsula Trappers Association is sponsoring a Trapper's Education Class at the Pocket Park Building at the U.P. State Fairgrounds on Sept. 17.It is open to kids or adults who want to learn how to trap in a safe, responsible manner. This is a comprehensive course covering ...

Yooper identity crisis: Proud native takes issue with stereotypes

Pasties, plaid, guns, nature and the Green Bay Packers.That's what Yoopers are all about, eh?Sure, the above list offers a narrow view into what life is like for some folks who call the Upper Peninsula home. But for many of our friends below the bridge, that's all we are. Just a buncha ...

Free Store moving to Lakestate property

HARVEY - People who depended on the Free Store for basic needs - but had to go without them after the closing of Grace United Methodist Church in January - shouldn't have to wait long to have those needs met again.The new Free Store is expected to relocate at the rental building adjacent to the ...

‘Bad Moms,’ good film: Raunchy comedy has very sweet heart

The new movie "Bad Moms" made me cry. Seriously. Went to see the movie Saturday with my dear friend Heather and walked out with tears running down my face.Not because it was a bad movie. It was hilarious. Raunchy but hilarious. In fact, it's best I offer a disclaimer: it's a film I recommend ...

NHS student packets ready

NEGAUNEE - Negaunee High School students in grades nine through 12 can pick up their schedule packets in the high school office from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today, Tuesday and Wednesday. Schedule packets that are not picked up will be mailed Thursday morning.Included in the packet will be the ...

Block Party set for Saturday

MARQUETTE - The Silver Creek Neighborhood Block Party will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Silver Creek Church, 219 Silver Creek Road, in Harvey.The entire community is invited to this free event. Activities include a backpack and school supply distribution, food, music, games and other ...

Local group holds tour of productive home

MARQUETTE - The Fether home along Woodland Avenue is not your typical city yard. Instead of a manicured lawn and trimmed hedges, it has black raspberries, pear trees, honeybees and chickens.And, of course, chicken eggs.Jake Fether, who lives with his wife, Kate, and children Liam and Cora, ...

Just the facts, please: Our future depends on good journalism

MARQUETTE - Here's a mystery for you: why would somebody like me or my bright and talented colleagues choose the worst job in America for a career?Yep. Newspaper reporter has been at the very bottom of the Jobs Rated report for the last three years, No. 200 out of 200 jobs ranked.The report ...

Stop spreading hate: Why words matter, even on social media

MARQUETTE - If you'd like to get an idea of how much hate and ugliness exists in this world, you need not look further than social media. My feed on Facebook and Twitter is constantly riddled with it. Backhanded comments. Name-calling. Threats of violence. Political bashing. Racism. Sexism. ...

Convention experience new for Rep. McBroom

CLEVELAND - While some delegates return to the Republican National Convention every four years, for some, including Michigan State Rep. Ed McBroom, the experience is brand new.McBroom is representing the Upper Peninsula in at the convention in Cleveland alongside Escanaba resident Judi ...

Vintage console donated to history center

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Regional History Center has grown by about 115 pounds, but those pounds contain a lot of history.Jim Gleason, who formerly worked for WDMJ AM, has donated a 1948 Gates Radio Model SA50 dual-speech input console used at that station to the center.Gleason, now chair of ...

40 years gone by now: Reunion a reminder of very happy days

NEGAUNEE - Those unexpected gestures in life can score a direct hit on the heart, like a gesture made at my recent 40-year class reunion.If you read the columns I write, you know gathering with the Negaunee High School Class of 1976 is something special for me. Not everyone enjoys class ...

Five stops featured on this year’s garden tour

MARQUETTE - Creating a pollinator garden on a pile of sand is no small accomplishment, and the result can be seen on this year's Marquette Garden Tour.The Marquette Beautification & Restoration Committee will host the 23rd annual tour from 1 to 7 p.m. July 28, rain or shine.The tour ...

Reward offered for Veterans Park vandalism info

HOUGHTON - A Houghton resident is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identification of the person or people responsible for the recent vandalism at Veterans Park in Houghton."When we investigate something like a larceny, we always have evidence, like we can find what gets ...

New ‘kid’ on the block

MARQUETTE - A woodblock print is something many kids have undoubtedly made in an elementary art class. However, local artist Ben Bohnsack has taken that skill to a new level - and then some.Bohnsack is the July featured artist for the SmallWorks Gallery, located in the Marquette Arts and ...

Celebrating the Fourth: Reflecting on the holiday’s true meaning

MARQUETTE - On this day in 1776, Congress approved the final text of the Declaration Independence, breathing life into the new nation - the United States of America.One of our founding fathers, John Adams, realized the significance of this event and the lasting effects it would have ...

DB-TC bids farewell to superintendent

DOLLAR BAY - Jan C. Quarless, Ph.D., was recognized for his service as superintendent of the Dollar Bay - Tamarack City Area Schools recently, as he prepares to retire after 12 years in his position.George Stockero, Copper Country Intermediate School District superintendent, was on hand at the ...