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At the end of my shift tonight it struck me that it’s been five years today that I got in my green 1995 Dodge Voyager and took off out of my parents house just south of Houghton to come to Marquette.  I have to say that it’s very odd to think about.  I came here […]

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Noun: Whirligig (WER-lih-gig) Definition: 1. A child’s toy having a whirling motion 2. a. One that continuously whirls or changes b. A whirling or circling course (as of events) Sample sentence: Sam was spinning in a financial whirligig; the more he earned the more he spent as he plunged deeper and deeper into debt.

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When you choose a backpack for your child as he or she heads back to school, it is important to look for more than just color and style. Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back. For that first day of school, pack light. Organize the backpack to use all of […]

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Adjective: Homiletic (hah-muh-LET-ik) Definition: 1. Of, relating to, or resembling a homily 2. Of or relating to the art of preaching; also : preachy Sample sentence: In clerical collar and vestments, Mr. Jones was a figure of homiletic power in the pulpit.

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Take advantage of the weather. Fall can be a treat for the senses: the crisp air, apple picking, pumpkin carving, a gorgeous canopy of fall foliage, and the crunch of leaves underfoot. These months are a great time to exercise outdoors and enjoy cooler temperatures. Walking, hiking and cycling are all awesome in the fall. […]

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This past weekend I was the best man in a wedding, which required driving from Marquette to my hometown of Houghton. If you’re ever near the Baraga/L’Anse area, there’s the Bishop Baraga Shrine up on a hill you can go see.  It’s kind of hidden by trees but there’s a sign that points out the […]

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Verb: Imbibition (im-buh-BIH-shun) Definition: The act or action of imbibing Sample sentence: The sign at the entrance to the building stated that the imbibition of alcoholic beverages on the premises was prohibited.

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Salmonella is bacteria that can cause a gastrointestinal infection known as salmonellosis. Usually salmonellosis is referred to as “salmonella.” This infection can occur in humans and animals. Most people infected with salmonella are ill for four to seven days. The person may be ill enough to require hospitalization. Serious complications and death are rare and […]

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  Negaunee, Mich. – The Negaunee Miners wrapped up their second week of practice by hosting the Escanaba Eskymos at Miners Stadium on Friday August 19th.   The scrimmage, an annual event between the two schools, is a great opportunity for coaches to see their players at game speed.  Varsity Head Coach Paul Jacobson says […]

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Ah yes, I remember Michelle Branch when her single “Everywhere” came out in 2001 and where it got stuck in my head right along with Weezer for most of that summer. Well after some time in country band The Wreckers, she’s back with a new album called “West Coast Time” and a new single “Loud […]

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