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Rollin’ on the River

May 24, 2014 MARQUETTE — Janelle Buttery was living in Austin, Texas, when roller derby was starting its renaissance in that trend-launching community. more »»

Big changes: Womens’ status is moving on up

May 24, 2014 It seems that in the last couple of weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time covering events geared toward garnering the interest of young women in those all-important fields of science, technology... more »»

Kiss of spring is, at last, upon us

May 24, 2014 Spring’s bag of tricks — spring ephemerals blooming in the woods, scarlet tanagers, Baltimore orioles and rose-breasted grosbeaks — are arriving in the trees after a long, long winter. more »»

Dance party

May 17, 2014 MARQUETTE — It’s a good time Memorial Day Rock and Roll Dance Party that will benefit a worthy cause: Start the Cycle. The event is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. more »»

A song for that: New uses for music

May 17, 2014 The other day on the road home from work, my Blazer’s radio trumpeted the first few notes of a song and involuntarily, I cringed. The song was “September” by Earth Wind and Fir. more »»

New Superior books

May 10, 2014 MARQUETTE — A number of books with Upper Peninsula connections have been published recently: “Keweenaw County,” Arcadia Publishing, $21.99. more »»

Motherhood: Must be something

May 10, 2014 As I get older, Mother’s Day begins to take on new meaning. Many of my friends have become mothers in the last couple of years and it’s an experience seeing the change in them as a resul. more »»

Mother’s Day: An extra dose of love

May 3, 2014 For most of my life, Mother’s Day has been an occasion for memories because for the majority of my years, my mom has been gone. The last Mother’s Day she was alive was in 198. more »»

Make the pledge?

May 3, 2014 MARQUETTE — Marquette resident Jeff Krebs — better known by many children and families as Papa Crow — has gone a different route with his new musical release. more »»

Just Believe

April 26, 2014 MARQUETTE — The spirit of Jodi Hill Ball lives on. Hundreds of people will take to the streets of Negaunee Saturday May 3 to help raise funds for an organization Jodi dreamed of starting. more »»

Credit card woes: Back to cold, hard cash?

April 26, 2014 My husband and I have been welcomed into the modern world of credit card fraud recently, replacing the same credit card twice in the last few months after our information was stolen and sold to some... more »»

Sing, Dance, Read

April 19, 2014 MARQUETTE — A Big Sing, a benefit for animals and a tour of authors are all on tap this month: Big Sing The Negaunee Male Chorus, which has been singing in fellowship for 83 years, is hosting the... more »»

Easter extravaganza?: Too much ‘stuff’

April 19, 2014 Today is Easter Eve. As you read this, I am at the end of a week off from work in which my plans included spring cleaning and sleeping. And praying for no more snow. more »»

Miss Upper Peninsula Teen USA

April 12, 2014 MARQUETTE — Brooke Brauer will be putting in some hard work during the coming months, getting ready to compete in the Miss Michigan Teen USA pagean. more »»

Equal work, equal pay: Common sense rules

April 12, 2014 Imagine working your very best all year long. It’s probably not that hard to d. more »»

Miss Upper Peninsula USA

April 5, 2014 MARQUETTE — Jimme Vereb isn’t resting on her laurels. The new Miss Upper Peninsula USA is already hard at work, preparing for the next level of competition: The Miss Michigan USA pageant this summe. more »»

The good, the bad: The news business

April 5, 2014 After nearly 32 years in the news business, I can tell you this: There are days when I go home and try to “wash” my brain of some of the stories I have read and of some I have written. more »»

New books

March 29, 2014 MARQUETTE — Three books authored by people with Marquette County connections have recently been released: Andrea Scapino: “Once, Then” Scarpino, who lives in the Marquette area, has published her... more »»

Birth control access: Every woman’s right

March 29, 2014 The question before the U.S. Supreme Court on whether companies can opt out of paying health insurance plans that include the coverage of birth control medication is a troubling one. more »»

History Prize wins support

March 22, 2014 MARQUETTE — Mara MacKay and Sandy Sharp have a vision: They want to bring an event called History Prize to life in the Upper Peninsula. more »»



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