Monday: In Business | VIEW ALL

Meet GINCC’s new executive director

As the new executive director of the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and to thank those who have been valued members of GINCC. Throughout my career, I’ve worked within the U.P. and the west end in different ...

Range Bank changing leadership

MARQUETTE — Kenneth Palmer, longtime chairman, president and CEO of Range Financial Corp., recently announced his retirement, effective June 1, 2018. He will be succeeded by Roxanne Daust, who has served Range Bank in several leadership roles over the past two decades, according to a press ...

Businesses far from devastation feel storm’s impact

NEW YORK — Texas and Florida are usually the biggest markets for ReelSonar's fishing devices and apps. But recreation isn't a priority right now — and may not be for a while — in the states amid the devastation left by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Though ReelSonar is based in Seattle, ...

Benefits of being a partner of the LSCP

Is your business a partner of the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP)? Did you know that the money you invest allows us to support economic development in Marquette County? The dues paid by our partners help us to provide business development services that help businesses in all sectors ...

Tuesday: Health | VIEW ALL

Rising arch signals developing nerve disease

Bob had never been particularly athletic, and was always considered a serious “klutz,” although he noticed his motor skills becoming more troublesome as a young adult. Bob thought of himself as a bit of nerd, which was mostly due to the fact he was never any good at sports. In his early ...

Good food equals good diabetes management

MARQUETTE — Who knew a colorful plate of food could also be good for you? That doesn’t mean you have to pile Skittles on your strawberry salad. However, eating colorful — but healthy — foods can help people combat diabetes. Talking about diet and diabetes at Wednesday’s Senior ...

Jokes from the Doc

I was recently informed that it has been quite some time since I reviewed some of my silly third grade jokes in my “Talk With the Doc” Mining Journal column. So, let’s have some fun today and see if I can get a chuckle, or at least a good smile from you with the following fish jokes, ...

Western Marquette County Health Foundation provides funding in October

ISHPEMING —Western Marquette County Health Foundation’s next grant cycle begins Oct. 1 and community members are encouraged to apply for a grant with the foundation this fall. The foundation is dedicated to providing funding for health and wellness solutions for the communities within ...

Wednesday: Learning | VIEW ALL

Unsung hero

NEGAUNEE — Some science classes have beakers and test tubes. Other classes have safety helmets and harnesses. Guess which one Krista Squiers will use in her Environmental Adventures class? Squiers, an eighth-grade science teacher at Negaunee Middle School, has been awarded a $2,000 Voya ...

Storms teach science, acts of kindness

Storms like hurricanes, tornadoes and blizzards grab children’s attention and are excellent times for families to teach weather, geography and how people help each other. Emergencies can bring out the best in people. One never knows how children can be inspired to become a scientist, ...

And the question is …

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The contestants in the final stages at the Miss America competition will have to answer a second round of questioning on the way to winning the crown. Sam Haskell, executive chairman and CEO of the Miss America Organization, told The Associated Press that the second ...

Helping kids learn to read their names

As big brothers and sisters return from school and talk about what they are learning, autumn is a perfect time for younger children to learn to spell their name and share what they are learning, too. There are some fun activities to help remember the letters of their name and the sequence of ...

Thursday: Boomers & Beyond | VIEW ALL

Senior Expo addresses variety of issues

MARQUETTE — The topics again were varied at Wednesday’s well-attended Senior Expo at the Holiday Inn. The annual event, sponsored by The Mining Journal, featured speakers who were scheduled to talk about the spine and the aging process, food access and diabetes, funeral pre-planning, ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Musings of a Matriarch: Once again, fooled by the packaging

My Legacy Box arrived last week. For a year I listened to ads assuring me all my photos, slides, DVDs, and VCR tapes will be preserved for posterity through the efforts of the company. For $50.00 they promised to transfer 75 slides to a disk. I finally took the plunge and ordered the box. Then ...

Senior events

MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair Aerobics, ...

Friday: Outdoors | VIEW ALL

Gone fishin’

• Marquette: Lake trout fishing was slow as most struggled to catch two or three fish. Coho were caught near the lower harbor and near the mouth of the Carp and the Chocolay Rivers. A couple chinook were caught in the rivers but no word on coho yet. • Au Train: Limit and near limit ...

Marquette marathoners

MARQUETTE — Local runners Bill Sved and Donna Thackwray have finished the Marquette Marathon, as have many others. Their resume, though, also includes races in glamorous locales like the Honolulu and Maui Oceanfront marathons. However, every state has its scenic spots, and running a ...

Outdoors North: Leaving a ‘Gone Fishing’ note may be good practice

“I wished I’d looked before I leaped, I didn’t know it was so deep. Been down so far I don’t get wet, I haven’t touched the bottom yet,” — Diane Hildebrand and The Monkees With the deep purple shadows of evening starting to fall, the shiny teardrop-shaped spinner blade was ...

Gone fishin’

Upper Peninsula • Marquette: Had good fishing with many taking a mix of lake trout, coho, steelhead, and even a few chinook 50 to 60 feet down near the white rocks and between the Upper and Lower Harbors. Most were using downriggers with 3 to 5 colors of lead core. A few salmon were caught ...

Saturday: Weekend | VIEW ALL

Pimento cheese is more than the sum of its parts

By ELIZABETH KARMEL Associated Press I almost always have pimento cheese in my refrigerator. It is one of my comfort foods and I never get tired of it. Like most Southerners, I grew up with it and there are as many variations as there are Southerners. The version that I make most is super ...

Sweet potato, mushroom soup offers autumn ‘hug’

What's for dinner? It is the eternal question and, nationwide, the "I'm out of ideas" face can be spotted on folks wandering the grocery store in search of inspiration. While even chefs sometimes get "dinner block," there is an advantage to having a library of tricks and techniques at your ...

Serve egg rolls from the restaurant at home

By SARA MOULTON Associated Press Who doesn't love an egg roll? For generations it's been Chinese cuisine's No. 1 hit in America. And why not? They're ubiquitous, they're fried, they're delicious, and you can eat them with your hands. Unfortunately, egg rolls are restaurant food. Making them ...

I’m tweaking your spaghetti and meatballs

By MELISSA D'ARABIAN Associated Press Spaghetti and meatballs was the classic dish I ate at Grandma's house growing up: She had her all-day recipe that filled her creaky house with heady aromas that built anticipation as meatballs simmered in sauce on the stove. The fact that she was 100 ...

Sunday: Our Youth | VIEW ALL

Turbine techies

MARQUETTE — They weren’t intended to power the city of Marquette, but they were fun to make. Participants at a special Wednesday event entitled “Explore Tech: Family Engineering Challenge: Design a Park and Wind Turbines!” created their own miniature wind turbines in the ...

‘Water Wedges’ theme of Explore Tech program

MARQUETTE — Whatever floats your boat. That, in a way, was the theme of Thursday’s Explore Tech program, Water Wedges, at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. At least it was what intrigued Nina Fassbender, 8, of Marquette, who along with other youngsters created origami boats ...

Voices of youth

If you could broadcast any kind of message into outer space, what would it be?

I have a crazy family, but we make it work

My name is Bria Larson and I have a large unique family. My stepdad’s name is Jon Teichman. He is super cool. My mom’s name is Laura Teichman, and she is the best at cooking. My sister’s name is Ava Larson and she is great at computer coding. My dad’s name is Jake Larson, and he is so ...

House To Home | VIEW ALL

Fall decor’s deep, rich hues are bolder this year

Deeper, richer hues are often part of decor’s autumnal palette, but this year they’re bigger and bolder than usual. “Color is a powerful communicator,” says Pottery Barn spokeswoman Monica Bhargava. “It can be a key point of inspiration that defines the mood and feel of a ...

Gas tank getaways | VIEW ALL

You have to see it to believe it

MARQUETTE — Starting this Thursday, the hundreds of people attending the 2017 Great Lakes Harley Owners Group Rally centered in Sault Ste. Marie will find out what they say about the Sault is true: You have to see it to believe it. The rally will include all sorts of public events through ...

Newberry, Tahquamenon area has wilderness, recreation

NEWBERRY — With a drop of nearly 50 feet and a width of more than 200 feet, Upper Tahquamenon Falls — the second largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River after Niagara Falls — is a major attraction in the Newberry area. There’s a lot more, however, to the region. But since ...

A day at the lakes

MARQUETTE — If you think the center of the Upper Peninsula is lacking in fun things to do, think again and consider taking a visit to the town of Curtis and the Manistique Lakes area. Situated between Big Manistique Lake and South Manistique Lake, Curtis is surrounded by natural beauty and ...

Grand getaway: Grand Marais offers visitors tranquility, much more

GRAND MARAIS — When tourists start thinking about recreational opportunities in the Upper Peninsula, places like Marquette, the Keweenaw Peninsula or the Soo Locks might come to mind. However, there is another great spot that can sometimes get overlooked due to its size — that’s Grand ...

Home and Garden | VIEW ALL

Good corn taste is in the genes

The taste of sweet corn in the market has, to many palates, gotten better and better over the years. The taste of sweet corn that I grow is the same every year. Still, my taste buds tell me that my corn tastes best. It's not from having a green thumb or a site particularly congenial to ...

Houseplants can clean indoor air

Gardening is a rewarding hobby that can pay a host of dividends, both for the planet and the people doing the gardening. Healthy plant life can help clean the air by absorbing carbon dioxide and various air pollutants, while the act of gardening can help gardeners combat stress. Published in ...

Home safety checks to complete today

A new kitchen or a bathroom remodeling job might be dream projects for many homeowners, but the right home improvement project at a given moment is not necessarily the most glamorous project. Sometimes safety upgrades around the house must take precedence over more popular projects. Accidents ...

Scene | VIEW ALL

the big PICTURE

This photo from August submitted by Brian and Rebecca Olds shows baby skunks that were living in their yard in Ishpeming. Readers who want to submit photos for publication in the Big Picture should send them as large format jpgs to jmarietti@miningjournal.net or photos@miningjournal.net. ...

Witherspoon can’t save bland, gooey ‘Home Again’

It’s a crime to waste Reese Witherspoon. You know what’s worse? To waste Reese Witherspoon AND Candice Bergen. That lovely bit of casting alone — Witherspoon and Bergen as daughter and mom — should have been enough to lift “Home Again,” a debut from writer-director Hallie ...

the local SCENE

A calendar of local arts and entertainment events Ongoing The Iron Mountain Music Jams are held the last Saturday of the month at the Crystal Lake Senior Center from 1-4 p.m. This is an acoustic jam and welcomes players from all levels. There is no fee and listeners are welcome. The upcoming ...

u.p. moments in HISTORY

Ishpeming High School football players, circa 1890s. (Photo by Childs Art Gallery) This feature provided by: www.viewsofthepast.com 149 Washington St.