July, 2006

Advanced-Placement classes challenge students and reduce cost of college, by 8-18 Media

During the senior year of high school, students typically are able to take a lighter academic load. They’ve worked hard the past three years and have sent their academic transcripts to colleges in which they are interested, so they have the luxury of focusing a bit less on academics and more on the friends they […]

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A closer look at Breast MRI, by Heidi K. Henry, M.D. & Charles S. Henry, M.D.

 Breast MRI is a new procedure and evolving technology that can help doctors make a diagnosis. The technology uses Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to look specifically at the breast. Breast MRI is a highly sensitive noninvasive test that examines the inside of the breast through hundreds of images. There is no compression or flattening of […]

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County faces three millage proposals, by Carrie Usher

On August 8, Marquette County voters will be asked to decide the fate of three millage proposals that are up for renewal. The proposals were approved in 2000 and voters will decide if those services will continue for residents. County Proposal A The first proposal, County Proposal A for Continuing Services for the Aging states […]

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Marquette offers all amenities of home, by Nicole Walton

I was sitting in the tiny waiting area at Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport, killing time until I could board my puddle-jumper flight to Marquette. I had just returned from a jaunt to the East Coast, which included a day in the Big Apple: walking, gawking and jabbering with my two girlfriends; looking up, looking ’round and […]

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Family house built on rock, by Pat Tikkanen

In the summer of 1971, my mother convinced my father to start on a kitchen renovation project at the farmhouse. The plan was simple enough: expand the kitchen out into the enclosed front porch. While eventually this would necessitate building a new entryway, moving the staircase that led up to the bedrooms, removing walls and […]

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Mary Todd Lincoln and the ‘Wild Region’, by Larry Chabot

Rumors have circulated for years that Mary Todd Lincoln, tragic widow of assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, was seen in as many as five Lake Superior communities in the late 1860s: Marquette, Munising, Ontonagon and Bayfield (Michigan) and LaPointe (Wisconsin). Was she really here? If so, who says so? Historians have long claimed that Abraham Lincoln’s […]

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Ore dock passes milestone

After nearly 100 years of operation, the Cleveland-Cliff’s Michigan Transportation Division’s Marquette ore dock marked a significant event when the 400-millionth ton of iron ore was loaded from the dock onto the Great Lakes ore carrier Michipicoten. “This is quite an accomplishment for the dock and its ninety-four years of operation and for all the […]

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Put on the brakes and take action, by Tawni Ferrarini and Pam Torreano Aimone

Gentlemen, ladies, teens, start your engines and seize a modicum of control over rising gasoline prices. You can put on the brakes by taking personal action that will relieve concerns created by ever-escalating prices at the pump. The Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy says that the United States is the world’s […]

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Laurium basket maker featured at art show, by Linden W. Dahlstrom

Dolly Luoma is an artist who works in fiber, rattan, birch bark and grass. Dolly Luoma makes baskets. She makes baskets that are functional, arty, decorative, expressive; she makes great ones, small ones, lean ones, brawny ones, brown ones, black ones, gray ones, tawny ones. Selected as this year’s Featured Artist by the Copper Country […]

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On the stage: Forest Roberts Theatre news, James A. Panowski, Ph.D.

Blockbuster season promises greatness The Forest Roberts Theatre at Northern Michigan University has announced its 2006-2007 Blockbuster theatre season. Four audience-pleasing shows along with a new musical version of Scrooge make for what director of theatre James A. Panowski calls “the most spectacular season we have ever presented.” • Epic Proportions a screwball farce by David […]

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Getting the Blues: The Beginning, by Walt Lindala

Spotlights blind my view as I approach the microphone one last time. It’s almost 10:00 p.m. The night sky, a velvet sapphire, serves as a backdrop to a sprinkling of boat lights on Lake Superior. The crowd below has just heard guitarist Kenny Neal complete his encore. The lights are ready to go down on […]

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Migrating to the U.P.: A Testimonial, by Jamie Lafreniere

As residents of the U.P., it’s easy to take for granted all the benefits of life up north. It’s always nice to see it from someone else’s perspective, and Barbara and David Clay are quick to sing the praises of the Marquette area. This retired couple from Rockford (Illinois) travels 400 miles north each summer […]

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City Notes – July 2006

Highlights of what’s happening in and around town Mailbox Dear editor Where’s the respect? Nearly every day I see someone blow through a traffic sign or signal in their vehicle or on their bike, not just kids. The other day, I saw two college-aged guys ride their bicycles through, first, a stop sign at Front […]

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church celebrates 150 years in Marquette, by Patricia Micklow and Judd Spray

Remember • Rejoice • Renew This year St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Marquette is celebrating its sesquicentennial—150 years in the Marquette community. In that time, it has grown from a small-but-dedicated handful of parishioners meeting in one another’s homes on the shores of Lake Superior to a full-fledged congregation occupying one of Marquette’s landmark buildings, the […]

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Bridging Generations, by 8-18 Media

Education of days past included fewer choices and more discipline This is the first story in a two-part series called “Bridging Generations,” which compares the experiences of senior citizens when they were kids to the experiences of kids today. The series is made possible in part by a grant from Kiwanis of Marquette. Education has […]

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