Tag Archives: Marquete Monthly

Drug abuse prevention starts early

By Marquette County Health Department staff Did you know that favorable attitudes toward drug use are a predictor of early drug use for youth? This may seem like common sense, but changing youth attitudes toward alcohol and other drugs can serve as a protective factor. The old adage “do as I say not as I […]

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette talks with 8-18

Written by Abigail Pierce, Emilee Solka, Calli Solka, with contributions by Brandon O’Brien,  Annabella Martinson, Anja McBride. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette recently visited the Upper Peninsula and, while he was in Marquette, stopped by the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum to meet with 8-18 Media.  8-18 Media:  What are your duties as attorney general? Schuette:  […]

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Busy as a bumblebee

by Scot Stewart Fuzzy, big and noisy, bumblebees are a wonder. Many have pondered how an animal shaped more like a hairy jellybean could fly. The flocculent round bodies are perfect designs for their lives as nectar and pollen feeders and the roles they play in pollination. But much of their entire existence is either […]

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How trees make us healthy

by Jessica Juntunen The Upper Peninsula offers the perfect wild spaces and natural tracts of land for outdoor excursions and opportunities for getting out and about. Plenty of people in the U.P. enjoy getting outdoors; it’s a reason many visitors come every year to vacation here. The Upper Peninsula has no shortage of natural wildlife preserves, […]

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Matherne draws from Cajun heritage in poetry

by Erik Lennartson Now an avid poet by passion and profession, Beverly Matherne was not always the poet she is today. “It wasn’t my specialty when I went to university,” Matherne said. An award-winning Cajun-American poet, Matherne writes blues poetry, which has a rhythm worthy of musical accompaniment. As she performs it, the sound of […]

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