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Rising star

February 8, 2016 HOUGHTON — A Michigan Tech University scientist recently became one if only six researchers around the country to receive a prestigious biomedical award. more »»

3-year old’s advice: Nuptials planning shouldn’t cause worry

February 8, 2016 She sometimes puts her shoes on the wrong feet, she doesn’t always remember to include the number “nine” when counting and she can get a little crabby when it’s time for a nap. more »»

Jinkerson receives hikers chapter award

February 1, 2016 MARQUETTE — Over the years as president of the North Country Trail Hikers chapter of the North Country Trail Association, Lorana Jinkerson has written a children’s book about the trail, maintains it... more »»

No fun to snow fun: Trying to revive love for winter a challenge

February 1, 2016 The wind was gently swirling the snowflakes as they fell and I thought, “It’s beautiful, like a snow globe. more »»

Author to autograph books

February 1, 2016 MARQUETTE — TV host Tom Daldin will sign copies of his book, “Under the Radar Michigan: The First 50” from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday at Snowbound Books in Marquette. Everyone is welcome. more »»

Chassel Township adds cardboard recycling

January 25, 2016 CHASSELL — Chassell Township is now offering cardboard recycling at its waste transfer station at the Chassell Township Garage, increasing Copper Country residents’ opportunities to create second... more »»

Ringside seat on life: Crime beat provides extraordinary access

January 25, 2016 Writing for a newspaper has changed me. Some days, I go into work with a cup of coffee and smile on my face, anxiously awaiting the day’s assignment. Other times, it makes my heart sink. more »»

Observing MLK Day: Message never more important than now

January 18, 2016 Today we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an American leader whose life was ended by an assassin’s bullet almost 48 years ago. more »»

RSVP has new director

January 18, 2016 By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer NEGAUNEE — Two weeks into her new position of director of Aging Services and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Marquette County, Julie Shaw has some... more »»

Throwback logger: U.P. man gets back to basics in harvesting timber

January 11, 2016 HERMANSVILLE — Forwarders and harvesters are among the common giants in the woods around any commercial logging operation, but one Upper Peninsula man — though practicing on a smaller scale — has... more »»

Unnoticed miracles: Embrace what you can, and cannot, see

January 11, 2016 “A pearl is a temple built by pain around a grain of sand. more »»

MMA-fighting missionary fights for ‘Forgotten’

January 4, 2016 DALLAS (AP) — Eyes blackened and his face red with a sheen of sweat, mixed martial artist Justin Wren pounded his chest and raised his other arm in victory. This win was different. more »»

Remotely annoyed: Hitting the mute button a big part of modern TV watching

January 4, 2016 It’s a bad habit, but sometimes the television at my house is on in the background while I am doing chores or readin. more »»

Upgrades possible for Father Marquette Park

December 28, 2015 MARQUETTE — Father Marquette Park is a nice place for tourists to glimpse as they drive by. more »»

Bulletin Board

December 28, 2015 ‘Leviathan’ to be presented MARQUETTE — CineArts Films at Peter White Public Library, a series devoted to foreign and independent films, presents the multiple award-winning movie “Leviathan” at 6 p. more »»

A different kind of resolution:

December 28, 2015 To think soon I’ll be writing the year “2016” on an almost daily basis still boggles my mind, but at least it means we made it through 2015 intact. more »»

Conservation district marks 60 years

December 21, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Conservation District celebrated a year of noteworthy achievements Wednesday at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. more »»

War on Christmas: Is it happening or is it absurd rhetoric?

December 21, 2015 This is a serious question: Have any of you ever actually been chastised for saying “Merry Christmas” to someone? Since early November, the annual Facebook posts about “not being afraid” to say Merr... more »»

Socks in the hundreds

December 14, 2015 MARQUETTE — They’re not diamond earrings, but the socks donated by Wattsson & Wattsson Jewelers to Rock the Socks! still should be appreciated. more »»

It’s that time again: Many battle blues this time of year

December 14, 2015 The holidays. A time to put up lights, pick out gifts, gather with loved ones and partake in the spirit of the season. But for a whole lot of people, the season is anything but bright. more »»

TRIO Upward Bound

December 7, 2015 HANCOCK — Tracie Leix enjoyed the three years she took part in the Finlandia University TRIO Upward Bound program, and in part because of that experience, she recently received an award recognizing... more »»



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