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The ups and downs of summer

June 30, 2013 The thunderstorms that have been rolling through the area the past week are a sign that summer is really here. I love thunderstorms, always hav. more »»

Voices For Youth seeks members

June 30, 2013 MARQUETTE — Lutheran Social Services, Voices for Youth of Marquette is seeking board members for the VFY Community Advisory Committee. more »»

Library student board to meet

June 30, 2013 MARQUETTE — J-TAB, an advisory board of middle school students in grades 6 through 8 at Peter White Public Library, meets from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 in the Library’s Community Room. more »»

Harry Potter to be screened

June 30, 2013 MARQUETTE — “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” will be shown at 1 p.m. Monday, July 15 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. Rated PG. Free admission. All are welcome. more »»

Happy birthday

June 23, 2013 MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum’s 8-18 Media program is celebrating its 20th anniversary of publication this year. In 1993 the U.P. more »»

Ready to put the pedal to the metal

June 23, 2013 In early July I’ll be 16 years old. While this significant birthday can have a number of exciting meanings, the thing most people associate with turning 16 is getting a driver’s license. more »»


June 16, 2013 ISHPEMING — There are a variety of summer camps going on around the area, but one unique camp allows kids to learn about what it’s like to own a horse. Heritage Hills Horseback Riding, LLC. more »»

Vandals disrespect area history

June 16, 2013 Last weekend the 116-year-old Father Marquette statue was vandalized by someone who doesn’t care about all the hard work that has been put into restoring the statue — or the history of our area. more »»


June 9, 2013 MARQUETTE— Marquette Senior High School Junior Andrew Middler, 17, woke up one morning and saw on TV the devastation caused by recent tornadoes in Oklahoma on The Weather Channel. more »»

Accepting change and moving on

June 9, 2013 The catalyst for change has been small...almost imperceptible. At times, I can be a control freak. I need things to happen a certain way and no other. more »»


June 2, 2013 MARQUETTE — Shaylyn Eggleston gave out instructions in Korean to fellow Soo Bahk Do students as together they progressed through a choreographed series of kicks, blocks and punche. more »»

Air travel frustrating, not scary

June 2, 2013 II flew on a plane for the first time last weekend and other than having a panic attack in the Green Bay airport parking lot, everything went smoothly. more »»

MooseWood center offers camp

June 2, 2013 MARQUETTE — Natural Fun with Stories and Crafts will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 24-28, at the Moosewood Nature Center in Marquette. Children age 3-10 can attend the new summer camp. more »»


May 26, 2013 MARQUETTE — In a city that has put an increasing emphasis on bicycling, bike safety — whether riding a path, the road or in a bike lane — is becoming an ever bigger issue. more »»

Exchange student visit was great

May 26, 2013 Earlier this year, in May, I had an amazing opportunity — to host a Central American for a week through the Central American Youth Ambassadors program through Northern Michigan University. more »»

From breaking bones to breaking records

May 19, 2013 MARQUETTE — There are many talented high school track and field athletes in the area, but one Marquette Senior High School freshman has overcome an injury in just over a year to come back and brea... more »»

Vacation a nice change of scenery

May 19, 2013 On Friday I will be taking my real first vacation ever, and by that I mean I’m actually leaving the Midwest and flying for the first tim. more »»

Harvala and Roose royalty for a night

May 19, 2013 Tyler Harvala was named king and Miranda Roose queen of the Westwood High School prom that was held recently. Both are juniors at WHS. more »»


May 12, 2013 ISHPEMING — Students from two schools have joined forces to learn building trades from the ground up while they constuct an entire commercial building — a garage for a local business. more »»

Spring is a season for many things

May 12, 2013 After a long winter, spring has finally arrived in the Upper Peninsula. At least it appears to have arrived; we may yet have a snowstorm or two, knowing our unpredictable weather. more »»



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