June, 2007

Money matters, by 8-18 Media

Teens learn importance of financial management By the time they graduate, sixty-five percent of college students owe at least $3,000 in credit card debt. During a recent presentation at Northern Michigan University, a representative from the Federal Reserve Bank told teens how to avoid falling into debt. Ericca Maas, a senior project manager in the […]

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Bullying, harassment, or just joking around? by 8-18 Media

Second Step program teaches kids how to identify and respond to negative behaviors Walking down the halls of any school, you can see kids pushing, teasing and calling names. It’s just what happens when you put a bunch of kids together. Sometimes even teachers and staff join in the fun. But when has joking around […]

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Oh, for a cure like this…, by Don Curto

The ever-increasing sales of bottled water is one of the great marketing scams of our time. But it certainly is not unique, and perhaps not even the most audacious. Marquette was the location of what must have been the ringer of all time. We’ll get to that later. In a local supermarket I recently saw […]

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Campaign urges citizens to step up to health challenge, by George Sedlacek

Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote that “the greatest wealth is health.” Anyone who’s suffered with an illness or chronic disease knows the truth of these simple words. The good news is that illnesses such as diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, arthritis and osteoporosis can be prevented or minimized by eating healthy, exercising often, reducing […]

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Frisbee tournament returns to U.P., by Buck Buchanan

For fifty years, they came to do battle in the Upper Peninsula. Every Fourth of July, the top Guts Frisbee teams in the world would arrive to compete in the International Frisbee Tournament. (IFT). Teams fought hard all weekend to win the tournament and gain the honor of drinking from the Julius T. Nachazel Memorial […]

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Notes from the North Country, by Lon & Lynn Emerick

What rich lives we lead in this superior peninsula—no, not in material things, surely not in bank accounts, but rather that we are privileged to dwell so close to sparkling lakes, singing rivers, dense forests. Thanks to the encouragement of Marquette Monthly publisher Pat Ryan-O’Day, we are going to be allowed to share our journey […]

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‘Best of All Possible Tours’ hits U.P., by Elwin N. “Mick” McKellar, Jr.

As its seventeenth summer season begins, the Pine Mountain Music Festival will again tour the Central and Western Upper Peninsula with its treasure trove of opera, symphony and chamber music. The season begins on June 9 in Calumet, and Marquette performances begin June 15, with Opera for Kids at the Peter White Library in Marquette […]

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Enjoy the summer at your local library, by Pam Christensen

School soon will be out, and students will be enjoying summer activities. Some will be busy with sports, camp or cultural activities. Summer is a great time to relax, recharge and explore less studious pursuits. This idyllic life is one we would all like to enjoy, but teachers and librarians want parents to encourage their […]

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Home away from home, by Kathy Pohl

The old brick and sandstone orphanage at the corner of Altamont and Fisher streets has been part of the Marquette landscape since 1915. That’s when the Holy Family Orphans’ Home first opened its doors. The Marquette community has long had a history of looking after its own, and such was the mission of the new […]

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First Presbyterian Church celebrates 150 years, by Becky Korpi

For as long as many of us can remember, the story of Amos Harlow and his impact on the founding and development of Marquette has been famous and celebrated. But the story of how the Harlow family also brought Presbyterianism to Marquette is less commonly known. Olive Harlow, Amos’ wife, resided in one of several […]

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Little businesses that could (and still are), by Becky Korpi

This is the second in a series of articles about small businesses that have thrived in local communities throughout the years. Picture it: Marquette, 1869. Settled only twenty years ago as a shipping center, the future looks promising for this young city. Marquette General Hospital (known then as Marquette City Hospital) is in its first […]

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Rapport honored with Evergreen Award, by Ann Gonyea

If there is one thing Karlyn Rapport has proven over the course of her work and volunteer life in Marquette County, it’s that one person can make a difference. Rapport was named the recipient of the 2007 Evergreen Award of Marquette County at the Lake Superior Community Partnership Annual Dinner on March 23. Characterized as […]

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City Notes – June 2007

Highlights of what’s happening in and around town Local family continues on fantastic voyage We got to Portland at 10:00 p.m., so we just climbed aboard and went to bed. The next day was the only nice day for the entire week, which was rainy and cold and windy (this week was supposed to be […]

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New beginnings, by Leslie Bek

  Page Center story continues, half a century later For some, transforming a sixty-year-old seasonal church camp into a retreat center and gathering place for people of all communities would be a leap of faith. For those who have been brought together by this transformation effort, they are giving life to a shared vision. It […]

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