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Editorial

Real-life issue addressed in Vista production

It’s a topic that has come a long way in recent years but still has a long way to go: mental health. The Historic Vista Theater is hosting a musical about that subject, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony winner called “Next to Normal.” The production’s director, Leslie Parkkonen, shared ...

Holocaust survivor’s message remains relevant today

The headline of a story on the front page of Tuesday’s Mining Journal read “Never again.” Mining Journal Staff Writer Trinity Carey’s article covered a speech by Holocaust survivor Martin Lowenberg, who on Monday spoke at Northern Michigan University about his horrific World War II ...

Shoveling snow may cause serious health problems

With a reasonable amount of snow finally on the ground, driveway and walkway clearing has begun in earnest in Superiorland. And a great deal of it is accomplished by out-of-shape homeowners looking to save a little money by doing it themselves. That’s where the trouble can start. According ...

Pompeo was not Marine officer

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has impressive credentials: He graduated third in his class from Los Amigos High School in California’s Orange County before winning an appointment from his congressman — “B-1 Bob” Dornan, a conservative remembered for his unstinting support for the ...

Haunting poem reminds of World War I carnage

Today is Veterans Day, a day set aside to honor and remember everyone who has served in the armed forces. All of us should not forget the sacrifices people make to wear the uniform of the United States. What a great many people don’t know is that Veteran’s Day, as it is currently ...

Marquette was well served by Sal Sarvello

Superiorland lost a true community icon a week ago when it became known that former Marquette Police Department chief Sal Sarvello had died at age 73. Sarvello, who spent the better part of four decades protecting and serving the residents of Marquette, enjoyed the reputation of being a ...

Get out and cheer on Ishpeming Hematites

Despite a weather forecast that calls for a chance of snow showers, possibly mixed with rain in the afternoon and a high around 35, we hope the stands are packed Saturday afternoon when the Ishpeming Hematites host the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes in a Michigan High School Athletic Association ...

Wiping slate clean is right thing to do

Everybody makes mistakes, some bigger than others. People have the right to overcome their past transgressions and move on, hopefully in the right direction, with the smaller offenses playing less of a role in a person’s future. The Michigan House on Tuesday passed legislation that would ...

Coastal collaboration the natural way to be resilient

The Great Lakes One Water Partnership is a multi-year, basin-wide collaboration whose purpose is to limit the impact of extreme weather events and flooding in 31 coastal Great Lakes communities. Led by the Council of Michigan Foundations, the project aims to act as a “force multiplier” ...

Winter is on the way, time to get home, vehicle ready

Superiorland residents and pretty much everyone in the Upper Peninsula already has received a taste of winter in recent days. Much more is on the way, to be sure. The Michigan State Police at this time of year put out advisements on winterizing residents’ homes and vehicles. A great deal of ...

Line 5 legal saga appears positioned to go on and on

We’d like to think that last week’s court decision affirming the legal package behind Canadian company Enbridge’s efforts to built a tunnel in the bedrock beneath the Straits of Mackinac to house controversial Line 5 would be the end of the legal wrangling surrounding the issue. That ...

Don’t throw that jack-o’lantern away! Compost it

With trick or treating and Halloween slipping into history for another year, a huge number of pumpkins are scattered all through towns and cities in Superiorland and elsewhere, most having been carved into jack-o’-lanterns. Unless we miss our guess, most of said pumpkins are destined for ...

MCACA awards to regional sites will bolster arts

The Upper Peninsula is blessed with a vivid arts and culture scene, which got a little brighter recently with the awarding of $700,000 to a number of nonprofit organizations by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. “The arts and culture in the state of Michigan forms the ...

Playoff teams have earned our support

Four Marquette County schools have made the playoffs in football, despite some of them experiencing a slow start to the season. The first round of the playoffs will get underway this weekend, with Westwood (7-2) hosting the Menominee Maroons (6-3) at 6 p.m. Saturday. The Patriots were one of ...

Playoff teams have earned our support

Four Marquette County schools have made the playoffs in football, despite some of them experiencing a slow start to the season. The first round of the playoffs will get underway this weekend, with Westwood (7-2) hosting the Menominee Maroons (6-3) at 6 p.m. Saturday. The Patriots were one of ...

Readers can be citizen scientists from their laptops

Ever dream of being a scientist but don’t want to earn a Ph.D.? Or maybe you don’t look good in a long white lab coat with safety glasses? Now local residents can contribute to science and not have to defend a dissertation. Expected to launch in January on www.zooniverse.org, Yooper ...

New Chocolay manager has lived in area before

The new Chocolay Township manager has a built-in advantage of sorts over anyone from the outside who accepts a position and relocates here; he’s already lived in this area — twice. William DeGroot said his father was a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, flying with the 87th Fighter Interceptor ...

Olson deserving of Pendill Wall of Excellence inclusion

We can’t think of a more deserving individual to have his name added to the A. Felch Pendill Wall of Excellence at Marquette Senior High School than Jeff Olson, a 1981 MSHS graduate who went on to become one of the most successful high school coaches in state history. Olson’s coaching ...

SHF an essential organization that supports community

It’s easy to overlook the many organizations that live in Marquette County that, through one device or another, provide funding to deserving nonprofits that serve the population. They just always seem to be there when a need must be addressed. That’s how it is with the Superior Health ...

SAIL event this week provided much needed info

Absolutely Accessible Upper Peninsula was a much needed event for our local area. After all, one in five people live with a disability, according to the Superior Alliance for Independent Living. SAIL was the host organization in this week’s Absolutely Accessible gathering which was planned ...