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The Miracle of Flight

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Raptors were the focus of a presentation put on Tuesday by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources at Northern Michigan University, as part of the DNR’s Wildlife Through Forestry series. Presenters from the Chocolay Raptor Center and the DNR shared their knowledge about ...

AAUW holding book sale

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Have an interest in pets? Gardening? The former Soviet Russia? It’s a good bet you’ll find a book that intrigues you at the upcoming American Association of University Women book sale. The sale will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon ...

Michigan’s 2018 candidate filing deadline nears

Front Page News

LANSING — Michigan's 2018 elections came into clearer focus Tuesday, the deadline for candidates to file for top offices such as governor, Congress and the Legislature. Next is a 3 1/2-month slog to the August primary, followed by the general election in November. For Democrats, 2018 is ...

CTE takes center stage at NMU’s Jacobetti Complex

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MARQUETTE — High school students from across the Upper Peninsula will gather at Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Complex Friday in a celebration of Career and Technical Education during the 2018 Upper Peninsula CTE Skills Challenge. NMU will host four student competitions ...

Pin-Ups on Tour visits Jacobetti

Local

MARQUETTE — In an effort to re-create the magic of the Hollywood Canteen and honor veterans, a representative of the Las Vegas-based Pin-Ups on Tour visited the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette during its monthly member birthday party Tuesday afternoon. “We’re inspired by the ...

Photos show 2 Great Lakes electric cables were severed

Local

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Officials say underwater photos show two electric cables were severed in what Michigan’s attorney general says was a tugboat anchor strike in the waterway that connects Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. An investigative team led by the U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday ...

Marquette to flush water mains

Local

MARQUETTE — Beginning Monday, the city of Marquette will be flushing water mains until around May 31. Residents may experience cloudy water and minimal water disruptions during this time. City officials advise those residents to let the water run until it is clear prior to usage.

Historical Society to meet May 2

Local

HUMBOLDT — The Champion-Beacon-Humboldt Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. May 2 in the Humboldt Township Hall. The hall is located at 5178 County Road FA in Humboldt. Everyone is invited to attend.

SERA to hold lunch May 7

Local

MARQUETTE — Monday is the deadline for reservations for the State Employees Retirement Lunch that’s planned for May 7. SERA Upper Peninsula Chapter 16 will be holding the luncheon at noon May 7 at Highland Golf Club in Escanaba. The program will feature Hantz personnel Laurie Schmidt ...

The calendar

Community

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Book signing event to be held MARQUETTE — Snowbound Books in downtown Marquette will hold a book signing event, featuring several local authors, as part of Independent Bookstore Day from 10 a.m .to 5 p.m. Saturday. Tom Daldin, Jim Edelman, and Eric Tremonti from the “Under the Radar ...

Dear Annie: Money and caregiving

Community

Dear Annie: My husband and I are both in our mid-80s, and we are beginning to experience health issues. We have four children from his former marriage. We have been married for 48 years. I have always expected to go to a nursing home when my health declines to that point. My husband vehemently ...

FROZEN IN PLACE: Ice blockades of Marquette’s harbors

Superior History

Winter seems to be keeping an unusually long hold on the Upper Peninsula this year. In late March, both the Kaye E. Barker and the James L. Oberstar were stuck in the ice off Marquette. Now strong winds and high waves from last week’s storm have compressed the remaining ice cover between ...

UPHS-Marquette earns ‘A’ rating from Leapfrog

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C.-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for patients, released its new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report today. After receiving grades on the lower end of the scale for several years, UP Health System-Marquette ...

David Vernier sentenced to prison for bankruptcy fraud

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MARQUETTE — The father of a woman convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud in relation to a $145 million circular check-kiting scheme was sentenced Monday for committing bankruptcy fraud, over a year after his daughter began her 18-month sentence in federal prison. David Louis Vernier, ...

Marquette school board OKs steam system upgrades

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved spending $174,405 for steam system upgrades at Marquette Senior High School. Dressler Mechanical Inc., based in Marquette, will be in charge of the project, which will begin this summer after the ...

Zonta awards 2018 grants

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MARQUETTE — The Zonta Club of the Marquette Area presented grants to a number of local agencies at its annual grant luncheon Monday, which was held at the Women’s Federated Clubhouse in Marquette. Each year, the club fundraises through the annual Koeze Nut sale and the Zonta Nailed It ...

Soo tribe makes 2 percent contributions

Local

SAULT STE. MARIE — The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians have provided nearly $165,000 to Upper Peninsula communities to support senior and youth services, and broader recreational and cultural opportunities for area residents, according to a press release. The funding is provided ...

Gwinn kindergarten sign-up today

Local

GWINN — Kindergarten registration and vision/hearing screening for all students entering kindergarten at Gwinn Area Community Schools this fall is set for today at Gilbert Elementary School and Wednesday at Sawyer Elementary School. Parents should call Gilbert at 906-346-2775 or Sawyer at ...

Police Log

Local

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books recorded at the time the calls were received. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...