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GO FIND!

A story of rescuing and being rescued     By Megan Emily How does a girl from a tiny town in the U.P. wind up jumping out of a helicopter onto a 13,000-foot mountain to find a plane crash victim’s body with the help of her search and rescue dog? It sounds impossible, but that’s […]

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CTE

Career Technical Education raising student career outlooks     By Joseph Zyble Area business and trades professionals are volunteering and collaborating to greatly improve career opportunities for high school students who may not have the access to or interest in pursuing a traditional college degree to begin a career. This group, called the CTE Committee, […]

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COACHING TREE

The legacy of hall of fame basketball coach Irv Dieterle   By Michael Murray The Westwood High School girls basketball team leads Marquette in the fourth quarter of a game in mid-February, but its advantage is shrinking. Marquette’s half-court trap is causing problems for the Patriots, and Westwood coach Kurt Corcoran, pacing in front of […]

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EMPTY BOWLS

Fundraiser will help feed those in need     By Katherine Larson Food insecurity—the lack of reliable access to food—plagues nearly one out of seven people in Marquette County, according to 2016 data from Feeding America. For Marquette County children, the rate is even higher: nearly one in six. That’s nearly 9,000 people, almost 2,000 […]

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MICHAEL’S WAKE

Former U.P. residents’ Florida home was in category 4 hurricane’s path     Story and photo by 8-18 Media In the Upper Peninsula of Michigan when we think of a big storm we think of below zero windchills, blowing snow and icy roads.  Traveling during a winter storm can be dangerous and sometimes there are […]

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PANCAKE DAY

The U.K. alternative to the Mardi Gras celebration     At The Table by Katherine Larson Mardi Gras gets all the publicity. There are the parades and the beads, the floats and the bands, the general jollification that in many places marks the Tuesday before the Christian liturgical calendar sends believers on to a 40-day […]

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CURLING

Olympic winter sport has taken hold in the Copper Country   By Deborah Frontiera If you’ve never heard of the sport of curling, you are not alone, but the sport dates back to 16th century Scotland, where it was played on frozen lakes and ponds using channel stones. Scottish immigrants brought the game to Canada […]

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LOCALS

Software designer, publisher to serve as new book review editor     By MM Staff Victor Volkman has been named the new Superior Reads book review editor for the Marquette Monthly. Volkman succeeds Tyler Tichelaar, who launched the column and faithfully produced it for the past decade before deciding to step down from the role […]

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THE GIFT OF WATER

Discovering the profound on the sea, lakeshore under the stars By Helen Haskell Remien We first met Steve under a sky filled with stars on the island of Oahu. His face crinkled into a smile as he scooted over, inviting us to sit next to him on a wall dividing beach from resort.  At first, […]

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March 2019: Full Events Calendar

MARCH EVENTS 1 FRIDAY Sunrise 7:30 a.m.; Sunset 6:34 p.m. Calumet • CopperDog 150 and 80 Start. This annual race will include teams of 10 dogs covering 150 miles in three days. The CopperDog 80 will include teams of 8 dogs covering 80 miles in two days. 5 p.m. Downtown. • First Friday Art Walk. Visit local […]

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SUPERIOR READS

Amazing story of love, rescue in the mountains By Victor Volkman Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost – and Myself By Susan Purvis Blackstone (2018) https://susanpurvis.com On the surface, Go Find is a simple memoir with a simple title: a woman in her 30s makes an impulse decision to get a dog and […]

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HOME CINEMA

If ‘Old Man’ is Redford’s last film, he made a graceful exit By Leonard Heldreth The films this month follow the exploits of a gentlemanly bank robber from the past and explore some very contemporary conflicts in black and white relationships. The Old Man & the Gun David Lowery’s most recent film, The Old Man […]

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March 2019: Support Groups

• Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families—Marquette. This group is open to those interested in learning about recovery from growing up in dysfunctional or alcoholic families. Sunday, 6 p.m. Tuesday, 6 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 120 N. Front St. Wednesday, 6 p.m. ALANO Club, 1202 S. Front St. 361-2563. • Alano Club. Twelve-step recovery meetings daily. […]

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March 2019: Museums

Calumet • Calumet Theatre. Both self-guided and guided tours of this historic theatre built in 1900 are available. Prices vary. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. 340 Sixth St. 337-2610 or calumettheatre.com • International Frisbee Hall of Fame and Museum. Learn about the history of Guts Frisbee. Days and hours vary. Open when events are held. […]

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March 2019: On The Town

Gwinn • Happy Hour. – Saturdays: Karaoke. 5 East Stephenson. 346-6340. • Up North Lodge. – Mondays: Trivia. 7 p.m. – Friday, March 8: Comedy night with Mike Polfus and Alex Baysore. 10 p.m. – Saturday, the 9th: Sing It U.P. Auditions. 9 p.m. – Saturday, the 16th: Sing It U.P. Auditions. 9 p.m. – Saturday, the 30th: Sing […]

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