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March 29, 2015 Once upon a time in a land far away, there lived a people called the Yoopers. They lived in a land so secluded that even most Google searches came up with “I got nothin’ bru. more »»

Country store work

March 29, 2015 By ELIZABETH BAILEY Journal Staff Writer NEGAUNEE — The third graders at Lakeview Elementary in Negaunee are taking what they learn in the classroom to the streets, or the hallways at least. more »»

Lizard lovers

March 22, 2015 MARQUETTE—The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum is known for having a hands-on approach to learning. more »»

We’re being controlled by technology

March 22, 2015 Technology in my generation is completely different from when it was in the late the 1900s, even the early 2000s. more »»

A different style of dancing fun

March 15, 2015 Explaining a type of dance is usually difficult, but there’s generally something to compare it to. For example, a waltz is a type of ballroom dance, similar to the foxtrot. more »»

Girls on the move

March 15, 2015 SKANDIA— The fifth-grade girls of Sawyer Elementary School’s Girls on the Move, got to practice what the group preaches by going cross-country skilling at Maple Lanes in Skandia Wednesday afterno. more »»

Karate kids

March 8, 2015 NEGAUNEE — “The family that kicks together sticks together!” Instructor Joyce Tredeau of the YMCA Family Karate class emphasized this idea during a recent interview. more »»

No such thing as free time

March 8, 2015 Most student athletes don’t know what “free time” is. In my four years of high school, I have learned that I have little to no free time, and no offseason. more »»

Girls Give Back

March 1, 2015 GWINN—Get connected and be inspired: those words form the motto of the Girls Give Back group, a collection of sixth- to eighth-grade middle school girls who literally give back to the community. more »»

Bringing you out of the gloom

March 1, 2015 With all this talk of death and destruction, I thought we all could use a moment of childish, unfiltered happiness. No “reverse osmosis” here. No siree. Nothing can get in our way no. more »»

Not a typical classroom

February 22, 2015 MARQUETTE— Students from Gwinn High School and Gwinn Middle School have stepped it up a notch by working together to integrate students with special needs into the schools’ communites. more »»

Spring break can’t come soon enough

February 22, 2015 Winters in the Upper Peninsula are one of a kind, that's for sure. more »»

Last time on a big band stage for me

February 14, 2015 Every year for the past six years, I have been involved with the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association’s Band and Orchestra Festivals. more »»

Upward Bound

February 14, 2015 By ELIZABETH BAILEY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Children filled the room and the boom of bouncing basketballs echoed in the carpeted gymnasium of Lake Superior Christian Church where the Upwar... more »»

Teen Advisory Board

February 8, 2015 MARQUETTE—Usually when one thinks of library groups, all that comes to mind is reading books and the like, but the Teen Advisory Board at the Peter White Public Library makes a point to use some of... more »»

Ups and downs, but that’s life

February 8, 2015 Life has its ups and downs, and they make us stronger everyday. High school has taught me so many things, and I know it’s just the beginning. more »»

Program brings kids closer

February 1, 2015 Cindy didn’t recognize the word for sled, even when I said it slowly in Spanish. But why would she? This was her first trip outside Guatemala, and she had never even seen snow before. more »»

Pajama Story Night at PWPL

February 1, 2015 MARQUETTE—Children gathered in pajamas on the rug sitting cross-legged in front of the stage with their stuffed animals at hand, ready for a night of stories and songs to begin. more »»

Poetry Out Loud

January 25, 2015 MARQUETTE—Students at Marquette Senior High School competed in the school-wide Poetry Out Loud competition Wednesday morning, where 12 finalists went head-to-head for a chance to move on to the stat... more »»

Time seems to fly by so quickly

January 25, 2015 My mom always told me that time flies. One day she looked in the mirror and she was 40. My Grandpa Bill told me that time passes too quickly and to enjoy my youth. more »»



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