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Getting stuck reading

Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Houghton Elementary School kindergarten students begin the process of covering Principal Anders Hill in layers of silly string at the culmination of National Reading Month activities at the school Friday. The school's parent-teacher organization bought every ...

Retirement plans, both expected and unexpected

HOUGHTON — For those close to retirement, or already retired, planning and preparation are key factors for a comfortable later life. “Retirement is very different for every person,” said financial advisor John Nelson. “Some people enjoy traveling. Some people want to stick (to) home ...

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is a pen and ink drawing by Taylor Sebbas, a 10th-grade artist at Hancock High School.

Miners knew to feed oggies to knockers

Long gone in the Lake Superior copper district are the days when a pare would taper off with a fuggan or an oggy, and a bit from the miners jack at croust. That is to say in Cornish dialect, a mining team would relax while eating a fruit-filled pastry or a pasty, and take a drink from their ...

Using tears to measure vitamins

HOUGHTON — Instead of using blood to test vitamin levels in our bodies, Michigan Tech researchers are exploring tears as a less invasive alternative. But how would researchers know if they had a subject that wasn’t missing key nutrients? Babies were the answer, with their nutrient rich ...

Go further with food by preparing in advance

CHICAGO — During National Nutrition Month®, celebrated each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to “Go Further with Food” by preparing meals in advance to enjoy throughout the week. “Preparing several meals on the weekends can provide balanced meals that ...

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “Biina Josefine” by Opal Ellsworth, an 11th-grade artist at Baraga High School.

Phoenix House offers path to escape addiction

Simply stated, addiction can kill. And it often does. It doesn’t have to be the end. While many people suffering addiction can reach a point of hopelessness or a feeling of being trapped by their addictions, there are ways out of addiction and into recovery for those who truly want to ...

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

Provided image “Texture Chicken” by Sidney Kelly, a kindergarten artist at Houghton Elementary School.

Using GRACE to study well-being

The GIS Resources and Applications for Career Education (GRACE) project is looking for high school teachers and students to be a part of the upcoming project. The statewide project trains high school teachers and students to use GIS (geographic information science) and spatial technologies ...

A study of guilt

I am interested in the man running behind the presidential limousine, for I know that for the rest of his life, his heart would be pierced by the spike of guilt. It was a sunny day in Dallas, Nov. 22, 1963. In the rear of the blue and grey Lincoln continental convertible, sitting on the back ...

Six ways to healthier living

A Clubhouse is a recovery-focused program organized to support people living with mental illness. Through participation in a Clubhouse, members gain access to opportunities to rejoin the worlds of friendships, family, employment and education, and to the services and support they may ...

John Slawson, agent of the Cliff mine

Ed. Note: This feature is the first in a return to our series: Copper Country’s Past and People John Slawson was a man with a new family and a bright future. Slawson was the agent of the Cliff mine, about six miles west of Eagle River. This was a prestigious position, considering the Cliff ...

Better late than never: Hancock man awarded diploma for his service to country

HANCOCK — As a 10th-grade student in 1954, Herbert Marutz thought the Navy sounded more appealing. “I had uncles that served — one in the Army, one in the Navy,” he said. “We'd been talking about it, Korea was just getting ready to end. I wasn't doing well in school - English and ...

The benefits of using essential oils

CHASSELL — Humans have been using extracts from various kinds of vegetation to treat various maladies, and Dr. Kemmy Taylor thinks essential oils are still important for health. Taylor, who is a practicing chiropractor with an office on U.S. 41 north of Chassell, said the quality of ...

MTU to present large production of ‘West Side Story’ at the Rozsa

Michigan Technological University's Performing and Visual Arts Department gears up for another production. "West Side Story", a critically acclaimed musical, is loosely based off of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Associate professor of theatre and head of the electronic media ...

Portage offers 2 life saving classes

HANCOCK — UP Health System-Portage hospital conducts two life saving classes aimed at different audiences, but Jenna Ollanketo said anyone can take either class. Ollanketo, who is CPR coordinator for the hospital, said the Heartsaver First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator class ...

Kalcich brings expertise in functional medicine to patients at Aspirus

LAURIUM – Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital and Clinics proudly welcomes Jill Kalcich, MD, to their excellent family medicine team. Dr. Kalcich is board certified in family medicine and functional medicine. As a functional medicine doctor, she helps patients get to the root cause of disease through ...

Orchid Ensemble to perform at MTU’s McArdle Theatre

HOUGHTON — Chinese music will fill McArdle Theatre at Michigan Technological University at 7:30 p.m. Saturday when the Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based Orchid Ensemble performs. Jared Anderson, chairman of the Tech Visual and Performing Arts Department, said the three-person group ...