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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 »»

Real world visits: TV shows spark travel interest

March 22, 2014 The Associated Press shared a story earlier this week about one of the popular stops for visitors in Manhattan: Night court. more »»

UP Focus exhibit

March 15, 2014 MARQUETTE — Greg Green is thrilled to be part of the current featured exhibit at The DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University. more »»

Ready to garden: Once spring finally comes

March 15, 2014 It has been a record-breaking winter on several fronts. The longest cold-streak in decades. Temperatures hitting the lowest lows and lowest highs. more »»


March 8, 2014 MARQUETTE — Many people will be taking the plunge March 15 at Marquette Mountain ... and they will be getting cold feet. And cold everything else. more »»

No more deadlines: Be kind to oneself now

March 8, 2014 Time really does pass quickly, often more quickly than we realize or are willing to acknowledge. That thought hit as it dawned on me that one of my favorite movies is 25 years old this year. more »»

‘Sierra Joe 9’

March 1, 2014 MARQUETTE — There’s a reason Alan Robertson’s books sometimes have action taking place in the Upper Peninsula. The author who now lives in Fresno, Calif. more »»

Passionate about tattoos

March 1, 2014 I have a love of tattoos. I can’t get enough of them. If I could sit for it, I’d have a full sleeve on one of my arms by now, but unfortunately, my nerves don’t feel the same way. more »»

Kaufman follies

February 22, 2014 MARQUETTE — This might just be the start of a tradition. The Kaufman Follies, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, is a variety show to raise money for critical repairs in the venerable facility. more »»

Late night TV: Can Fallon out do Johnny Carson?

February 22, 2014 “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” still sounds a little weird to me, but that’s not a criticism, it’s a sign of my advancing age. more »»

Feel the love

February 15, 2014 MARQUETTE — Kira Treloar is aiming to bring some warmth to what has been a brutally cold winter in the Upper Peninsula. She has organized an event called The Marquette Love Show. more »»

Gifts: They’re not that evil

February 15, 2014 Is it so wrong to enjoy celebrating holidays with gift giving? You’d think it was, listening to all the chatter about how society’s gone down the tubes with its mindless consumerism. more »»

Murder in the U.P.

February 8, 2014 MARQUETTE — When Marquette native Sonny Longtine retired from teaching after more than 30 years in the classroom, he wasn’t planning on starting a second career. more »»



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