April, 2007

Local kids use latest technology to help manage diabetes, by 8-18 Media

Imagine giving yourself shots every day for the rest of your life, or having a device attached to your body by a tube. Add to that, pricking your finger to check your blood sugar several times a day and constantly monitoring your diet and exercise. That’s the reality for the more than 250 kids in […]

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Positioning native plants in your garden, by Sue Rabitaille

Gardening with native plants can be a rewarding experience for a number of reasons. Native plants tend to have higher survival rates then nonnative plants because they are best suited to our soil, climate and hydrology. Watering is not necessary after the first few weeks of planting, except during extended periods of drought. Fertilizer use […]

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Health department kicks off alcohol awareness month, by George Sedlacek

The Marquette County Health Department has facilitated the Marquette County Coalition for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (MC2) since 1993. MC2 has more than 100 member organizations and individuals who work to reduce the problems of alcohol abuse. Alcohol abuse has been identified as one of the top five health problems in Marquette County for […]

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Earth Keepers plan Earth Day activity, by Leslie Bek

There are three key elements in this month’s article. Before we go any further, let’s prepare to set the stage and do some self evaluation on the subjects. No cheating, because you know you will only cheat yourself and cheaters never win or even come close to winning. I’ve heard that cheating can lead to […]

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Breaking through, one taco at a time, by Mauricio Posada

We’ve been told that the way to fulfill our hopes is to succeed at certain things. Go to school, do well on our exams, earn good grades and find “the career” after graduation. This formula for success gives many people the impression that, upon graduating, a firm will pat you on the back by hiring […]

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Sister City Scholars who came to NMU…and stayed, by Pam Christensen

This is the first time in the twenty-two year history of the Marquette Sister City program that Marquette and NMU have been blessed with four Sister City Scholars at one time. The current Sister City Scholar, Maiko Komori, is joined by former scholars Maiko Kosugi, Hiromi Nakamura and Yuuka Sano. Kosugi, Nakamura and Sano have […]

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Memory snippets from days gone by, by Don Curto

For quite a few years now, I have been long on reflection and sometimes short on action. As one gets older and sees clearly that his life will end, usually, one suspects, sooner than he desires, and that the just recent incredibly clear understanding that one is immortal was not really correct however positively sure […]

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City Notes – April 2007

Highlights of what’s happening in and around town Mailbox Dear editor We have just finished a most satisfying meal of pork chops tented over root vegetables, from Don Curto’s February 2007 column. This is just one of many, many culinary gifts he’s given us (along with opinionated and interesting commentary on all sorts of things), […]

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Angel Shreveport, where are you now?, by Joe Secreast

Feature – 17th annual short story contest winner New Mexico, 1975 The cowboy boarded in the moonless night in a nameless town in the desert, the bus station a mobile home with a single streetlight out front. As Angel watched, the driver stowed the cowboy’s duffle bag in the luggage compartment beneath her window. The […]

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