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Editorial

AgriPalooza a laboratory in how best to teach kids

There’s a lot to be said for showing kids how things work, how the various pieces fit together and how outcomes can be influenced. Those were, in part, among the goals of a hands-on learning experience that several hundred fifth graders found themselves involved in recently. Organizers call ...

VFW event coming up Saturday worth attending

At long last, U.S. Army Air Forces Cpl. Walter Kellett of Ironwood is coming home. He died in 1942 in a prison camp in the Philippines while serving this country during World War II at the tender age of 22. It was just this past July when Kellett’s remains were identified. According to an ...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month marked in October

Maybe some day, some wonderful day, there will be peace in all homes, here and around the world. Hands will not be lifted in anger and horrible words will not be flung at family members. People will be safe in their homes. Until that happens, it’s important that the issue of domestic ...

EGLE department transparency a clear and laudable goal

Transparency is a good thing, particularly if your recent track record isn’t all that spectacular. Liesl Clark, director of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, recently talked with The Mining Journal about the agency. EGLE, which used to be the Department of ...

LWV elections site has much good information

Interested in knowing what’s on the Nov. 5 general election ballot or wondering how to obtain for an absentee ballot? If you are, the League of Women Voters of Michigan, Marquette County Member-at-Large State Unit has just the ticket for you. The league’s online voting guide at ...

Another opportunity to comment on city pot ordinance

Marquette officials certainly have afforded its residents and interested others a fair number of opportunities to comment on a proposed ordinance to allow adult use marijuana establishments in the city with another one of those coming up tonight. The Marquette City Commission is expected to ...

NMU handing out Naloxone kits very appropriate

Northern Michigan University officials are out front — appropriately, we believe — in action they took last week in the never-ending battle against opioid overdoses. Some 72 kits of Naloxone, a nasal spray that is used to reverse the effects of opioids, were handed out, courtesy of a ...

Civil War buffs in for treat at Iron Industry Museum

Sometimes we forget the treasures in our own community. But Saturday, we all get a reminder about one treasure that continues to provide a look into an important part of our area’s history. Saturday is when the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee hosts Iron Ore and the Civil War, an ...

Calumet is Kraft Hockeyville USA for 2019

Three years ago, the Upper Peninsula’s deep-seated roots in hockey were nationally recognized when Marquette was named Kraft Hockeyville USA for 2016. This week, Kraft Hockeyville USA is back in the U.P., this time to name Calumet as the winner. A slew of events have been planned to ...

Major project on US 41 in Marquette Township worth inconvenience

Orange cones and barrels aren’t at the top of the list of things motorists want to see when they’re driving on a busy section of highway. However, roads need to be upgraded and improved, even if it’s just maintaining the status quo. A major project that should improve the region ...

Erickson more than earned pay hike received from board

We haven’t picked up on a lot of commentary locally about the pay raise the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees gave President Fritz Erickson last week so let us be among the first to observe publicly that the university is getting good value for the package it’s paying its chief ...

State public education budget a good place to start

Although it seemed to satisfy few, the budget underwriting state support for public schools was approved by the Michigan Legislature late last week. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who has complained the funding was insufficient to the needs districts face, is expected to sign the measure into ...

New state police mobile app has practical uses

Just when you thought you had loaded every possible mobile app onto your smartphone that you could possibly want or need, the Michigan State Police have another one you might consider. And unlike what a lot of people have on their phones now, which often are little more than time and battery ...

Marji Gesick will provide wide variety of challenges

Find your limits. Destroy them. Those are on the words that serve as the cover photo on the Marji Gesick’s Facebook page. That’s what this event, rolling into its fifth year, does to its participants: tests their limits. Today through Sunday, runners and bike riders will try to finish ...

Project Keep Kids Warm doing great work in community

A local group that has provided thousands of articles of winter clothing to area children will mark a decade of service by introducing efforts to become more efficient and donor-friendly. Project Keep Kids Warm, which was established in 2009, will deploy donation boxes at 35 convenient ...

Pine Ridge fire aftermath: Time for much reflection

Finally. About seven weeks after a roof fire was reported at the Pine Ridge Apartments in Marquette, most residents are being allowed back into their homes after being displaced at sites such as Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome and then Lakeview Arena, although some people stayed ...

Heating credit appreciated but sum is modest

It may not be a whole lot of money but a fair number of Michigan households — 288,000 to be exact — are in line to receive an out-of-the-blue payment from the state government this month. The money, $22 per household, will be paid to those which received Home Heating Credits in 2018, ...

Lang deserves honors as she retires from DDA

We are pleased to join the chorus of congratulations directed toward Mona Lang, who celebrated her retirement late last week with the Marquette Downtown Development Authority. She’s served more than 20 years as the MDDA director, officially leaving the post Sept. 30. As Lang hangs up her ...

NMU continues trend of growing its overall enrollment

There was positive news recently from the campus of Northern Michigan University. NMU continues to buck state and national trends by growing its overall enrollment, something most colleges and universities only dream of these days. According to the school’s all-important 10th day enrollment ...

Superiorland has much to offer this weekend

Let’s put it this way: If you say there’s nothing to do on Saturday, you’re really missing out as the day is a jam-packed array of Yooper fun and charity. Here are just a few of the events: ≤ The Chocolay Area Festival, which will be from 10 a.m-4 p.m. at the Silver Creek ...