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March 30, 2013 MARQUETTE — Amy Lakanen is amazed at how far Dead River Derby has come in less than a year. more »»

Enough already: Time for spring to make its move

March 30, 2013 I’ve been told by forecasters that I’ll wake up this morning to a beautiful day that will be different than most of the other days in this unusual March — we’re actually going to top 40 degrees. Whoa. more »»


March 23, 2013 MARQUETTE — Some local arts and entertainment happenings of note: - Reading Day at the Westwood Mall in Marquette is taking place today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

Saying goodbye: A farewell to old friendship that’s fizzled

March 23, 2013 It has been more than two weeks since I said goodbye to an old, old friend. This was a friend that in my youth was only part of my life at Christmas time. more »»


March 16, 2013 MARQUETTE — It was fate, Steve Jones said, that he and fellow guitarist Bob Hiltunen wound up playing in a band together. more »»

Don’t look back: Some memories are too precious

March 16, 2013 You can never go back. It’s a phrase I didn’t truly understand until recently. more »»


March 9, 2013 MARQUETTE — Some of the best Upper Peninsula writers are featured in a new anthology “The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works” being published by the Wayne State University Press in... more »»

Page-turners: Book series really catches fire for columnist

March 9, 2013 It’s my great-niece Sydney’s fault. She’s the one who suggested I read a certain book serie. more »»


March 2, 2013 MARQUETTE — Hockey has always been an important part of Dave Joseph’s life and now he’s an audible part of the defending Stanley Cup champions. more »»

Learning curve: Getting comfortable outdoors

March 2, 2013 Having lived in the Upper Peninsula for 15 years, I’m embarrassed by how little I know about winter sports. Take, for example, the following story. more »»


February 23, 2013 ISHPEMING — Benjamin Argall has taken the business experience he’s gained through working at a number of places and combined it with his lifelong passion for art. more »»

The big show: Remembering when a movie was an event

February 23, 2013 The Oscar telecast coming up on Sunday serves to remind me that in the long-ago days of my youth, going to the movies was an event. more »»


February 16, 2013 MARQUETTE — Billions around the world will watch with great interest the 85th Academy Awards telecast Sunday, Feb. 24. more »»

Baby fever: Friends, family caught up in epidemic

February 16, 2013 As the flu makes its way around the country, another type of fever appears to be taking hold of many of my friends and family — baby feve. more »»


February 9, 2013 MARQUETTE — A son’s tribute to his parents’ enduring love has evolved into a concert which will raise funds for two local organizations dear to his family. The Fe. more »»

Moving pictures: Art that needs to be experienced

February 9, 2013 In more than three decades of working at this newspaper, I have written thousands of stories but few have affected me in the way the ones I’ve written about Ed Lantzer’s panels have. more »»


February 2, 2013 MARQUETTE — Tiina Harris hopes folks will not only look at the buildings, parks and other sites that make up the City of Marquette but also see the people who work for the municipality. more »»

Speeding in winter: It’s just not worth the risk

February 2, 2013 It’s a scenario we all know well. You’re driving down the road, discussing the merits of your favorite band with your significant other, and you check your mirrors to see what’s behind you. more »»


January 26, 2013 MARQUETTE — Former and current Upper Peninsula residents are making entertainment news: New book David Jaicks of Marquette has come out with his fourth book, “Horses In The Fo. more »»

Morning, UP

January 26, 2013 While shopping in a local grocery store the other day, an exchange between a mother and son caught my ear. “I hate little kids,” said the child, who probably was 3 or 4, and sitting in a grocery cart. more »»



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