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Hygiene for the homeless

November 23, 2015 MARQUETTE — The focus of the Nov. 16 meeting of Boy Scout Troop 302 wasn’t building a campfire or tying knots. more »»

Time to give thanks: Even in toughest times, blessings are abundant

November 23, 2015 It is far too easy to get caught up in a woe-is-me attitude when circumstances and situations seem to be conspiring against us. more »»

Celebrating CWU: Group disbands, but friendships remain

November 16, 2015 MARQUETTE — Life changes and evolves, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy for the people involved. Church Women United, organized in 1941, disbanded for good Nov. . more »»

Sean Astin engages audience at NMU

November 9, 2015 MARQUETTE — The lessons actor Sean Astin has gathered in his life, such as “Keep moving forward” and “Ask your parents questions,” can be picked up in many professions, but it’s particularly... more »»

Compare and contrast: News stories cover quite a wide range

November 9, 2015 Some mornings, it’s part of my job to scan The Associated Press wire service feed and select stories to appear on news section page. more »»

Granot Loma

November 2, 2015 By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — $40 million might get you a really nice penthouse in Manhattan. more »»

At your service: Mean girls vs. better dogs of our nature

November 2, 2015 I attended a lecture recently, one of those lovely, open-to-the-public visiting speakers offered by Northern Michigan University. more »»

Citizen scientists at the forefront

October 26, 2015 MARQUETTE — Getting an ecosystem back in balance can come down to citizen scientists and their interest in creatures such as the solitary ground-nesting wasp. more »»

Electronic character: Chose a television friend but do so wisely

October 26, 2015 Have you ever been watching television and think to yourself “I wish (insert character name here) was my friend?” Am I just weird for having thought that many times through all these 50-plus years o... more »»

Session on balance scheduled

October 26, 2015 MARQUETTE — A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. more »»

World War II book discussion set

October 26, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Peter White Library Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Dandelion Cottage Room at the library to discuss “The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman. more »»

Church to serve community meal

October 26, 2015 MARQUETTE — Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette will host its monthly community meal at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 4. All are welcome. more »»

NMU prof works on whale of a project

October 19, 2015 MARQUETTE — Thousands of new species of animals are described each year. Few are mammals and even fewer of those are as large as a standard school bus. more »»

Debate dissection: Dems, Sanders come away big winners

October 19, 2015 MARQUETTE — I had an unfamiliar feeling as the Democratic debate wrapped up last wee. more »»

Seed savers

October 12, 2015 MARQUETTE — It’s that time of year for pumpkins, chrysanthemums and raking leaves, but for conservationists and like-minded people, it’s also time to harvest seeds. more »»

Janzen House fundraiser set

October 12, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Student Nurses Association will hold a Run For Shelter 5K run/walk on Saturday. more »»

A tough goodbye: Death of a pet is losing family member

October 12, 2015 My last column in this space back on Sep. more »»

Sponsors needed for senior meals effort

October 5, 2015 MARQUETTE — Officials with the AMCAB Meals on Wheels program are hoping to raise enough money for 5,000 meals for homebound seniors in Marquette and Alger counties with a fundraising Harvest Pig... more »»

Befriending anger: Harmful reactions can be a teacher

October 5, 2015 “He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man. more »»

73-year-old great-grandmother shoots black bear in Luce County

September 28, 2015 NEWBERRY — Like your typical great-grandmother, Karen Kuch enjoys doing crossword puzzles, reading books and baking. But Kuch is anything but typical. more »»

Finding some joy: Not all of the news is going to be bad

September 28, 2015 It would be easy to become jaded, cynical, bitter, snide and depressed while working in a newsroo. more »»



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