February, 2013

Tragedy leads to questions about drunk driving

by Tia Platteborze,  Lauren Lasko,  Ashley Longtine,  Eliina Kangas, Abby Pierce, and Emilee Solka. Back in October, the town of Ishpeming experienced a tragedy involving a thirteen-year-old boy, a trip to Green Bay, and an alleged drunk driver. This tragedy has affected the whole town including, of course, the reporters from the 8-18 Media Ishpeming […]

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A word to the wise

A word to the wise Verbum satis sapientibus:    A word to the wise is sufficient. Curious thoughts can walk into a mind vacant and relatively free of concerns.  Now and then, while I’m taking a walk or lying half asleep, my own mind opens the door to some conundrum involving language.  Take the word […]

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February 2013 Superior Reads

By Cross and Anchor: The Story of Frederic Baraga on Lake Superior by James K. Jamison With the recent declaration that Bishop Baraga is “venerable,” a renewed interest in the saintly bishop has arisen, so Jerry Harju (North Harbor Publishing), in connection with the Ontonagon Historical Society, has reprinted James K. Jamison’s 1948 book about […]

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Earth Keepers

With trays of native plants in their protective arms and on the frigid wings of an Alberta Clipper, the dramatic arrival of three Ojibwa women caused heads to turn as a winter blast blew through the doors near the end of a Marquette press conference announcing an Interfaith Energy Conservation and Community Garden Initiative. Even […]

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SAUNA TIME

There are few pleasures that can top the warm and relaxing steamy heat of a sauna, especially on our cold winter evenings.  It’s not hard to warm yourself, even to a sweat, snow shoeing, skiing, sledding or even hauling wood.  But even after doing those activities comes a chill that is best melted away by […]

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Father Marquette

Barb Kelly was devastated when she was told that the Father Marquette statue located in Marquette’s Lakeside Park had been defaced with red paint.  The vandalism occurred sometime around Halloween 2012 and seemed like a bad omen.  Kelly, Vice President of the Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee, and a leading historic preservationist, along with Emily […]

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Glacier Glide Celebrates 25 Years of Showcasing Winter Art

February 16th, 2013 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Lake Superior Art Association’s annual winter art show Glacier Glide. Back in 1987 Christine Johnson had an exciting idea to combine winter weather and art in Marquette .Our first Glacier Glide art show was held on the east side of Presque Isle near the Gazebo, which, […]

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An Early Childhood Community Safety Net

Slow down for a moment. Take a deep breath and listen to the music as you read the following. Rock-a-bye baby, on the tree top, When the wind blows, the cradle will rock, When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall, And down will come baby, cradle and all. This common version of a nearly […]

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Finlandia University Part I—The First 50 Years

by Deborah K. Frontiera In the spring of 2012 when I took on the task of compiling a “new” history for Finlandia University, I didn’t fully realize what I had gotten myself into. The monstrous task would keep me occupied more than full time for the entire summer and half of the fall. I heard […]

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Dana Skytta, Upper Michigan’s Strongman

by Eric C. Hammerstrom As motorists reach the city limits of most small Upper Peninsula towns, they are greeted by signs announcing victories of days gone by. Some of those signs proclaim the town’s championship volunteer fire department, the Class-D state basketball championship from three decades ago, or a Mite-B Hockey dynasty. As you enter Michigamme, […]

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February 2013 Home Cinema

by Leonard G. Heldreth Our films this month include an independent film by a new director that received four Oscar nominations, two Oscar-nominated animation features, and the best science fiction film in quite some time. Beasts of the Southern Wilds Beasts of the Southern Wild is the most original film I’ve seen in quite some time.  Written […]

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Early Childhood Caries

  by Rebecca Maino Do you find yourself sipping on a sweetened soft drink all day long?  Coffee with sugar or sweetened cream?    Does your 4 year-old child do the same thing with juice?  Maybe you think it’s okay to have your child sip on juice or milk all day long instead of soda pop.  […]

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