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New inductees into Alger Roll of Honor well deserving

September 22, 2014 The Alger County Women’s Roll of Honor has three new members now, after a ceremony last month inducted them into the prestigious group. more »»

County community foundation marks major milestone

September 21, 2014 One of the area’s bedrock organizations passed a significant milestone last week. more »»

That dog gone minimum wage just won’t go away

September 21, 2014 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to share his long-repressed feelings about a traumatic event. “It was,” the Kentucky Republican confided, grim-faced, “the worst day of my political life. more »»

Lack of debates would be definite loss for Michigan voters

September 21, 2014 Michigan voters won't see any shortage of political ads this election season — between now and Nov. more »»

Road Watchers effort good way to get road information

September 20, 2014 We like a Michigan Department of Transportation program announced recently designed, in large measure, to determine how well MDOT?is maintaining roads in the stat. more »»

Sawyer air museum a viable link to past

September 18, 2014 Many longtime residents of the area can remember the significant presence K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base had on the region. more »»

Chocolay burning ordinance needed to maintain safety

September 17, 2014 Think twice about leaving an outdoor fire unattended in Chocolay Township. More than likely, that’s not a good idea anywhere. more »»

Local teen’s work in African orphanage a great example

September 15, 2014 While most other teenagers are worrying about class schedules, homework and the latest hits on iTunes, there’s one area 14-year-old looking to do a little good in the world. more »»

State land transactions good for the area, region

September 14, 2014 Among a dozen-and-a-half land transactions approved this past week by Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh, four were approved for the Upper Peninsula, including a deal of... more »»

Ready, set, let the politics in the state of Michigan begin

September 14, 2014 Michigan voters may already feel as if they’re inundated with political advertising preoccupied with nasty personal attack. more »»

Lakeshore Boulevard project gains needed momentum

September 13, 2014 The city of Marquette appears to be moving in the right direction in its efforts to revamp a stretch of Lakeshore Boulevard that skirts the Lake Superior shoreline. more »»

Walt Kyle Mile a great community fundraiser

September 12, 2014 The Walt Kyle Mile has evolved in its six years of raising funds for the Beacon House, the hospitality house for patients receiving medical care and their loved ones. more »»

Lots of good churches

September 11, 2014 To the Journal editor: My husband and I recently received an anonymous letter specifically addressed (handwritten) to us. more »»

Events of 9/11 should never be forgotten

September 11, 2014 Today marks the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States, and a number of events are scheduled in many of the usual places to mark the occasion. more »»

Forget about a suspension, put Rice behind bars

September 10, 2014 In a time when scandals and off-the-field antics have just as much to do with the NFL?as the actual games, the league finally got something right. more »»

Landmark Inn must stay a gem despite new ownership

September 9, 2014 At first thought, the words “Landmark Inn to be sold” could instill thoughts of sadness. more »»

Community support needed for skate park work

September 8, 2014 The skate plaza in the city of Marquette, located at the corner of Pine Street and Fair Avenue, has been up and running for one year, allowing youth in the area to hone their skateboard, scooter and... more »»

Helicopter testing looks like good deal for Sawyer

September 7, 2014 The deal Marquette County officials are trying to work out with the U.. more »»

U.P. veterans enjoy another successful Honor Flight

September 6, 2014 Another successful Upper Peninsula honor Flight is in the books, and there are another 80 military veterans from the U.P. who have enjoyed the trip of a lifetime. more »»

Honest conversation on race

September 6, 2014 After weeks of national angst generated when a white police officer shot an unarmed black man on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., perhaps it is time we have an honest discussion about race in America. more »»



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