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Former Marquette mayor Bob Ling dies

April 20, 2015 MARQUETTE — Former Marquette mayor and city commissioner Robert Ling passed away April 12 at his home in Rancho Murieta, California. more »»

Knowledge is power: Seek honesty in culture of certainty

April 20, 2015 “I know one thing: that I know nothing.” — The Socratic Paradox The more life reveals, the more our assumptions look ridiculous. more »»

Job fair on tap in April

April 20, 2015 MANISTIQUE — Staff from Munising Correctional Facility and Newberry Correctional Facility will be holding a job fair for the Michigan Department of Corrections. The job fair will be from 10 a.. more »»

Project Feed a Neighbor

April 13, 2015 ISHPEMING — If you live on Marquette County’s west end, chances are good you had delivered to your house Saturday a plastic grocery bag with a pink label announcing the sixth annual Project Feed a... more »»

Songs in my head: ‘Soundtrack’ a constant companion

April 13, 2015 There is always a song playing in my head. Always. Those songs are called “earworms” by some, but to me, they’re the soundtrack of my life. more »»

Male chorus plans program

April 13, 2015 ISHPEMING — The Negaunee Male Chorus will present its concert for spring “Living Water” at 7 p.m. April 25 in the W.C. Peterson Auditorium at Ishpeming High School. more »»

Turbulent era on campus marked in digital age

April 6, 2015 MARQUETTE — Three Northern Michigan University students have brought the college’s tumultuous era of protest in the 1960s and ’70s into the digital age. more »»

Lifestyles briefing

April 6, 2015 Spring weather presentation set MARQUETTE — As seen in recent years, America is becoming increasingly vulnerable to weather events. more »»

Perma-planning: Workshop held for permaculture park

March 30, 2015 MARQUETTE — Sometime down the road, you could see apples, pears, blueberries and currants growing in the Chocolay Permaculture Par. more »»

‘Coach’ is returning: What other beloved shows need sequels?

March 30, 2015 Craig T. Nelson is bringing back Hayden Fox? Mercy me. That is intriguing television news. Late last week, it was announced NBC ordered 13 episodes of a sequel to the old ABC comedy “Coach. more »»

Good Friday service planned

March 30, 2015 MARQUETTE — An ecumenical Good Friday worship service is planned for Friday at Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette. The service will be in 20-minute segments running from 12:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. more »»

Back in the wild

March 23, 2015 MARQUETTE — It didn’t take long for the formerly emaciated barred owl to get back to its regular Marquette Township haunts. more »»

Fred Waara TU banquet planned

March 23, 2015 MARQUETTE — The local Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be hosting its 28th annual banquet on April 3 at Northern Michigan University’s Bottum University Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. more »»

Genealogical session planned April 10

March 23, 2015 MARQUETTE — The registration deadline is March 31 for the Peter White Public Library’s Genealogy Spring Workshop which will take place at 6:30 p.m. April 10. more »»

Progress achieved: But racism remains national torment

March 23, 2015 Not long ago, I received a brief email, about 10 percent of which consisted of a repeating racial slur used in the most derogatory way you can imagine. more »»

Iwanicki named Rural Engineer of the Year

March 16, 2015 MARQUETTE — Marquette County Road Commission engineer-manager James Iwanicki was recently named the 2014 Rural Engineer of the Year by the County Road Association of Michigan. more »»

Saturday night sauna: TV programs recall Finnish connections

March 16, 2015 Often, the air would be nippy so my dad would wrap me in his jacket and a warm embrace as he carried me. more »»

Firefighters recognized

March 9, 2015 ISHPEMING — Three Ishpeming firefighters who recently retired with more than 70 years of experience between them were recognized for their service at the Ishpeming City Council meeting Wednesday. more »»

U.P. robotics competition set

March 9, 2015 MARQUETTE — From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, there will be an Upper Peninsula-wide robotics event at Peter White Public Library in Marquette. more »»

Keeping the faith: Never mind the world has gone mad

March 9, 2015 Somewhere, someone with a weight problem is being mocked for the way their clothes fit; there’s a police officer using brutal force on another man just to feel powerful; there’s a radical ideologue... more »»

‘Seedy’ situation

March 2, 2015 MARQUETTE — Thinking about radish seeds in March? Why not? The wintry weather notwithstanding, many people buy their seeds now — or soon — to get a head start on this year’s growing season, no matte... more »»



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