Superior people

Back on the ‘Homefront’

MARQUETTE - Fundraisers come in all varieties, and one particularly unique one connected raptors with the treatment of mentally ill veterans.First, however, a little training was in order.Judy Krause and Lorna Hank, members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness/Alger-Marquette affiliate, ...

KCF looking for volunteer vetters

HANCOCK - The Keweenaw Community Foundation is looking for community members who are interested in joining a number of advisory committees, Jim Vivian, executive director of the KCF said.hese committees include Environmental, Houghton County Historical Preservation, and the Portage Lake Youth ...

New resort hotel opens in Duluth tourism boom

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - A new resort hotel that opened Thursday on the Lake Superior waterfront is the latest sign of the tourism boom in Duluth.The Pier B Resort is also emblematic of Duluth's economic evolution from an industrial port city to one that relies more on health care, education and, ...

Kid’s fishing day coming up

SENEY - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with the Seney Natural History Association, invites people to participate in the 27th annual Children's Fishing Day Saturday at Seney National Wildlife Refuge.Anglers age 1-16 should register at the Visitor Center before fishing. The ...

I.M. MSP post has new commander

IRON MOUNTAIN - F/Lt. Paul Campbell began his duties last week as the new commander at the Michigan State Police post in Iron Mountain."I'm very excited about being here," he said. "I look forward to serving the people of Iron and Dickinson counties."Campbell, a Grand Rapids area native, comes ...

Michigan State extension to offer jams, jellies workshop

NEGAUNEE - Michigan State University Extension will be offering a jams and jellies workshop in Negaunee to educate the community about how to safety preserve jams and jellies.Buying and eating local is not only healthy, but can help save food dollars. The rising popularity of growing and buying ...

Water safety

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center in Iron Mountain is helpingarea third graders learn swimming and water safety skills before school is out for the summer. With a $4,625 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and the Dickinson Area Community Foundation, the YMCA ...

An everyday hero: Sibling provides much inspiration to sister

MARQUETTE - Heroes walk among us every day. Sometimes they're clearly visible, like police officers, firefighters or active military personnel.Oftentimes, they're not. They're mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, brothers, sisters or friends.They're the kind of people who usually don't ask for ...

Finnish culture taught in Copper Country School

SOUTH RANGE - Third-grade students at South Range Elementary School enjoy learning about Finnish culture from a native Finn, as part of a program sponsored by Finlandia University."Our area, and our school in general, is very rich in the Finnish culture, so the relevance is very real for our ...

Poverty, consumerism: Society suffering from identity crisis

MARQUETTE - In a world where everything is a sales pitch, who do you trust?Truth has become a matter for debate, and any claim is given merit whether it's factual or not.The constant barrage of advertising wears down our resistance and increases our tolerance for lies and selfish motives.We ...

EASY RIDER

IRON MOUNTAIN - A Norway man was honored for more than three decades of motorcycle safety training at the May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month event in Detroit.Richard Henrion, 66, was given a plaque by Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson in recognition of 35 years as an instructor in ...

Reunion time again: Years seem to be passing too quickly

It has been more than a year since I moved into my current wonderful apartment. Truth be told, there are boxes in the basement I haven't gone through yet. And there are items that, as organized as the move was, I haven't been able to track down.That's a factor of how efficiently and quickly the ...

Copper Country ISD gives out annual awards

HANCOCK - The Copper Country Intermediate School District held its annual Parent Advisory Committee for Special Education Dinner Awards Ceremony last week at the CCISD building in Hancock.For the past 13 years, the PAC has been honoring people in the three county area who have made an ...

Spiffing up the salon atmosphere

MARQUETTE - If there's any workplace that needs good lighting and a soft, welcoming atmosphere, it's a beauty salon.The cosmetology program at Northern Michigan University showcased recent upgrades to its salon at the Jacobetti Complex at an April 20 open house.Better lighting, a dropped ...

Crazy modern living: Simple tool can help put it in perspective

MARQUETTE - We operate at a speed in our culture that is giving us collective whiplash.It feels to me as though my whole messy life is balancing on a point like a circus act. The elephant knee is quivering above an inflated ball, which is ready to burst under the animals, jugglers and acrobats ...

Memories retained: New home summons warm recollections

MARQUETTE - My earliest memories are almost entirely based at the house I grew up at on Michigan Avenue in Gladstone.I remember so clearly building forts with my brother in the large cedar bush that lined our back yard, laughing and arguing as our 120-pound golden retreiver, Reggie, barked and ...

From classroom to climate: NMU students organize fair

MARQUETTE - Although they had help from vendors, the April 16 Spring Community Climate Fair came about mostly due to the efforts of Northern Michigan University students.The event, which took place at MooseWood Nature Center, featured vendors like the Northern Climate Network, the Climate ...

Oh, what a weirdo: Hated word becomes welcomed description

The older I get, the less it bothers me to be called a weirdo, because, well, I am a weirdo.Weirdo was an insult that cut me to the quick in my youth. Like so many other young people, I longed to fit in and be an integral part of things, be it a circle of friends or in a classroom setting. But ...

Including the internet in the war against invasives

MARQUETTE - If species like the emerald ash borer, garlic mustard and Eurasian watermilfoil can invade landscapes, perhaps they should invade your thoughts as well.Residents seeking information and insight on Michigan's invasive species are invited to visit the state's new Michigan Invasive ...

Ceramics for the young set

MARQUETTE - An art education major typically focuses on two major things: the art itself, and educating people about that art.Amanda Kucharek, a senior at Northern Michigan University, is majoring in art education with a concentration in ceramics. She balances her efforts between her unique ...