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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 »»

Easily distracted? Doing homework a modern nightmare

March 2, 2015 How do kids today ever get any homework done? I ask as an adult who has an ongoing addiction with my iPhone, MacBook and other devices. more »»

MACC presents Chicago duo

March 2, 2015 MARQUETTE — The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center presents the Chicago-based band The Lonberg-Zerang Duo at 7 p.m. Thursday. more »»

Marquette Rail Jam

February 23, 2015 Top, Andrew Bliss of Traverse City catches some air coming off a rail during the open jam session of the third annual Downtown Showdown Ski & Snowboard Rail Jam, Saturday, in Marquette. more »»

Sandy Knoll teacher nominated for national award

February 23, 2015 MARQUETTE — Sandy Knoll Elementary first-grade teacher Alicia Fure has been nominated for the LifeChanger of the Year Award. more »»

Dark store disaster: Loophole throttles budgets, programs

February 23, 2015 A pall settled over the historic Peter White Public Library’s Board of Trustees last Tuesday night, as I shuffled through a sizable stack of budget documents in utter disbelief. more »»

Doing what she can

February 16, 2015 MARQUETTE — Calumet resident Mary Hunt knows what it’s like to be struggling. And what it’s like to be cold in winter. more »»

Ghosts stirred: Phantom items come to forefront in move

February 16, 2015 In the process of moving into a new dwelling, some “ghosts” from the past cropped u. more »»

Spaghetti dinner benefit set

February 16, 2015 LITTLE LAKE — A spaghetti benefit dinner will be held for Frank Malette Jr. and his family from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion in Little Lake. Frank fell off his roof on Dec. more »»

Area kitten back in pink after soft palate surgery

February 9, 2015 MARQUETTE — Lyra the kitten had a cleft soft palate defect, which can interfere with feeding and ultimately long-term survival. more »»

‘Cold’ calculation: Could screens make zombies of us all?

February 9, 2015 I’ve been wondering lately if our apparent collective (and persistent) fascination with zombies comes from the possibility that we are in fact the “walking dea. more »»

Children’s museum plans party

February 9, 2015 MARQUETTE — Local families and visitors will have a warm place to hang out and have fun before watching the sled dog teams leave downtown Marquette Friday evening. more »»

 
 
 

 

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