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An everyday hero: Sibling provides much inspiration to sister

May 23, 2016 MARQUETTE — Heroes walk among us every day. Sometimes they’re clearly visible, like police officers, firefighters or active military personnel. Oftentimes, they’re not. more »»

Finnish culture taught in Copper Country School

May 23, 2016 SOUTH RANGE — Third-grade students at South Range Elementary School enjoy learning about Finnish culture from a native Finn, as part of a program sponsored by Finlandia Universit. more »»

Poverty, consumerism: Society suffering from identity crisis

May 16, 2016 MARQUETTE — In a world where everything is a sales pitch, who do you trust? Truth has become a matter for debate, and any claim is given merit whether it’s factual or not. more »»


May 16, 2016 IRON MOUNTAIN — A Norway man was honored for more than three decades of motorcycle safety training at the May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month event in Detroit. more »»

Reunion time again: Years seem to be passing too quickly

May 9, 2016 It has been more than a year since I moved into my current wonderful apartment. Truth be told, there are boxes in the basement I haven’t gone through yet. more »»

Copper Country ISD gives out annual awards

May 9, 2016 HANCOCK — The Copper Country Intermediate School District held its annual Parent Advisory Committee for Special Education Dinner Awards Ceremony last week at the CCISD building in Hancock. more »»

Spiffing up the salon atmosphere

May 2, 2016 MARQUETTE — If there’s any workplace that needs good lighting and a soft, welcoming atmosphere, it’s a beauty salon. more »»

Crazy modern living: Simple tool can help put it in perspective

May 2, 2016 MARQUETTE — We operate at a speed in our culture that is giving us collective whiplash. It feels to me as though my whole messy life is balancing on a point like a circus act. more »»

Memories retained: New home summons warm recollections

April 25, 2016 MARQUETTE — My earliest memories are almost entirely based at the house I grew up at on Michigan Avenue in Gladstone. more »»

From classroom to climate: NMU students organize fair

April 25, 2016 MARQUETTE — Although they had help from vendors, the April 16 Spring Community Climate Fair came about mostly due to the efforts of Northern Michigan University students. more »»

Oh, what a weirdo: Hated word becomes welcomed description

April 18, 2016 The older I get, the less it bothers me to be called a weirdo, because, well, I am a weirdo. Weirdo was an insult that cut me to the quick in my youth. more »»

Including the internet in the war against invasives

April 18, 2016 MARQUETTE — If species like the emerald ash borer, garlic mustard and Eurasian watermilfoil can invade landscapes, perhaps they should invade your thoughts as wel. more »»

Ceramics for the young set

April 11, 2016 MARQUETTE — An art education major typically focuses on two major things: the art itself, and educating people about that art. more »»

Friend, hero, confidant: Mom deserves thanks, more on her birthday

April 11, 2016 MARQUETTE — When I think about my childhood, it’s mostly a blur. But it’s my mother who stands out the most. Relationships with our parents are always complicated. more »»

Traversing America’s trails

April 4, 2016 MARQUETTE — If James Lunning isn’t an avid hiker by now, he soon will be. Lunning, who hails from Minneapolis, recently came through Marquette as a thru-hiker on the North Country Scenic Trail. more »»

Family cancer scare: News from loved one brings perspective

April 4, 2016 MARQUETTE — A few weeks ago, I got the dreaded phone call. One of those calls where before words are even spoken, you know that something isn’t quite right. My mom had just left the doctor’s offic. more »»

Grandfathers: Cherish offer to spend time together

March 28, 2016 By now, most of you have probably read about the grandfather — the PaPaw — who had invited his six grandchildren to dinner, making 12 burgers, only to have just one of the kids show up for the meal. more »»

Munising man pens chapter for new book

March 28, 2016 MUNISING — David Kronk of Munising has interesting memories of working for the National Park Service. Now other people can share them as well as the recollections of other NPS employees. more »»

Dreamer’s dreams: Better society, world possible if we try

March 21, 2016 MARQUETTE — In a world that seems increasingly obsessed with data, technical minutiae, sales, profits, individual attainment and winning, I often feel left behind. more »»

Local climbing group receives national award

March 21, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Climbers Coalition has been awarded a 2015 Sharp End Award by the Access Fund for successfully opening the AAA Walls to recreational climbin. more »»

Body image basics: There’s much more than meets the eye

March 14, 2016 MARQUETTE — While paying for gas a few weeks back, the cashier stopped, looked at me, cocked his head to the side and asked, “Did you get punched in the face?” Throughout my life, I’ve been asked... more »»



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