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Experiencing ski-jumping in person

February 10, 2013 Wednesday, the Ishpeming Ski Club hosted the annual Ski Jumping Tournament at Suicide Hill Ski Bowl in Negaunee. It was their 126th time — but my first ski jumping tournament. more »»


February 3, 2013 ISHPEMING — There’s nothing particularly unusual about reusing a vacant building, but the former C.L. Phelps Middle School in Ishpeming has an innovative reuse plan under way. more »»

Mourning the end of the march

February 3, 2013 Every day was the same this past fall. After a long, hard day of school, it just felt good to be able to let the stress of the day vanish with some band time…. marching band, that is. more »»

No school safety plan is perfect

January 27, 2013 Since the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary on Dec. more »»

Library to offer puppet shows

January 27, 2013 MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library’s puppet show program “Once Upon a Time...” will present the fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast” in two performances: 1 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. more »»

Bullied teen reflects on homecoming, media gaze

January 27, 2013 ALGER, Mich. (AP) — It has been several months since 16-year-old Whitney Kropp stood tall on the football field and faced a packed stadium during the Ogemaw Heights High School homecoming coronatio. more »»


January 20, 2013 MARQUETTE — An undersea world is being brought to life on stage in the Lake Superior Youth Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” “The Little Mermaid Jr. more »»

Sickness brings exam challenges

January 20, 2013 I am a student at Marquette Senior High School and, as with all students, I’m required to take exams over everything I’ve learned at the end of each semester with 20 percent of the final grade based... more »»


January 13, 2013 ISHPEMING — The Upper Peninsula Luge Club of Negaunee’s four top athletes — Leisel Demeuse, 16, Derek Rogers, 15, Daryn Carter, 15, and Derek Carter, 15 — are headed to Europe today to compete in... more »»

NHL?lockout shouldn’t ruin season

January 13, 2013 Last weekend I woke up to a notification on my phone saying that the NHL was coming back this month. Surprisingly, it didn’t make me as happy as I thought it would. more »»

Kaleidoscope fun fair set for March

January 13, 2013 MARQUETTE — Kaleidoscope 2013, the kids educational fun fair, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at the Northern Michigan University Superior Dome in Marquette. more »»

Frostbite Festival benefit planned

January 13, 2013 MARQUETTE — The Annual Teaching Family Homes Frostbite Festival Benefit Concert will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Ramada Inn of Marquette. This is a family event for all ages. more »»


January 6, 2013 ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Since last year, Danielle Ziaja has collected more than 54,000 personal care items for homeless people in suburban Detroit, and the Rochester teen is just getting started. more »»

Glide through winter on the ski slopes

January 6, 2013 In the Upper Peninsula in the middle of winter, there’s not much to do outside for many except shovel the driveway. more »»

A first time experience of the mine

December 30, 2012 Recently was invited out to tour the Empire and Tilden Mines. I went out to Palmer on Thursday and found myself amazed by what I sa. more »»

fun & safe new years

December 30, 2012 MARQUETTE — New Year’s is normally thought of as a holiday for adults to enjoy, but it can also be fun and safe for younger children too. more »»

Kids shop for Christmas

December 23, 2012 MARQUETTE — As Christmas approaches, mothers, fathers, grandfathers and grandmothers are out shopping for presents for their children and grandchildren. more »»

Getting into a classic rock groove

December 23, 2012 There’s something about music that just seems to stay with us. We get songs stuck in our brains and we just can’t avoid bobbing our heads and shaking our feet. more »»

A Christmas gift of reading

December 16, 2012 ISHPEMING — Growing up, many children were read to by their parents — whether at bedtime or throughout the da. more »»

Christmas lights bring memories

December 16, 2012 December has always been my second favorite winter month, with February being the first since my birthday is in that month. more »»



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