News

A league of her own

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Negaunee native Karen Violetta Kunkel — a trailblazer in women’s sports who was a vital force in bringing U.S. Olympic training to the Upper Peninsula — has died. She was 83. Kunkel was a professional athlete, a professor, an administrator, a movie adviser, a ...

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; ...

Sporting life well lived

Front Page News

Editor’s note: This information comes from an article written by Charles F. Faber, who interviewed Karen Kunkel. It is used with the permission of Society for American Baseball Research which is housed at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State ...

Local briefing

Local

House adopts Cambensy’s resolution MARQUETTE — The Michigan House of Representatives on Wednesday adopted House Resolution 216 — introduced by recently elected Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette — declaring today as Frostbitten Convention Day in the state. The Frostbitten Convention ...

Bulletin board

Community

Santa to visit west end ISHPEMING — Santa Claus will be visiting children of the Ishpeming, Tilden and Ely Township areas on Saturday while aboard a Township of Ishpeming Fire Engine. Scheduled stops are: Fire station at 11 a.m.; Cindy and James streets at 11:15; the North Lake School at ...

Husband is looking at porn, much more

Community

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 22 years, and to my knowledge, he has always been committed to me and our family. However, recently he upgraded to a new phone, and I have found he is continually exploring porn and pictures of nude women. I know that all guys look at this from ...

Vessels

Records

MARQUETTE — The Lee A. Tregurtha was expected at 1:30 p.m. today at the Lake Superior & Ishpeming ore dock in Marquette’s Upper Harbor. Friday, four boats are expected: the Michipicoten at 8 a.m., the Menominee at 10 a.m., the James L. Kuber at noon and the Kaye E. Barker at 8 p.m.

Gambling payout

Front Page News

MARQUETTE —A proposed underpass project in Marquette Township got a boost from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community with a $25,000 gaming distribution. The Marquette Township payment is one of 12 KBIC bi-annual distribution payments totaling $161,747.78. The distribution amount is derived ...

Christmas magic in L’Anse

Local

L’ANSE — Each year during the month of December, a forest of fully-decorated Christmas trees springs up throughout downtown L’Anse, bringing good cheer — and, with a bit of generosity, lots of money to two area charities. During the annual Christmas Tree Contest, sponsored by the ...

Lottery

Records

Wednesday DETROIT (AP) — These Michigan lotteries were drawn Wednesday: Classic Lotto 47 05-15-26-34-37-41 Estimated jackpot: $1 million Poker Lotto KC-JH-2C-7D-4H Midday Daily 3 5-9-4 Midday Daily 4 4-9-2-2 Daily 3 9-6-6 Daily 4 9-8-5-8 Fantasy ...

Pound

Records

Lodged at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter in Negaunee Township was a red and white adult female Siberian husky found in Ely Township. Call 475-6661 or visit upaws.org to find out about animals waiting for adoption. Found and lodged at the Alger County Animal Shelter in Munising ...

Gunman kills 26 at Sandy Hook

Records

Today is Thursday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2017. There are 17 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 14, 2012, a gunman with a semi-automatic rifle killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, then committed ...

2017 Christmas Cheer Club

Front Page News

Recent contributors to The Mining Journal Cheer Club include: Jackie Heitman and Kathleen Brennan, Marquette Mary Wedig, Marquette Paul and Cindy Heino, Ishpeming Lauren and Lois LaBrecque, Marquette Bentlee Behrens, Marquette Charles and Lori Bleau, Marquette In honor of Kathy ...

Weather

Records

Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, cloudy with numerous snow showers. Snow accumulation around an inch. Lows 11 to 16. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent. Friday, numerous snow showers. Snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. Highs 16 to 21. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow ...

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 ...

Dam discussion

Front Page News

REPUBLIC — A group of government officials and stakeholders met Friday to discuss long- and short-term solutions for issues surrounding the condition and operation of the Republic Dam. The central issues discussed were the condition of the dam itself and the adverse affect of closing the ...

‘Scrooge’ returns to NMU

Local

MARQUETTE — The Forest Roberts Theatre continues its holiday tradition by again presenting the Charles Dickens classic “Scrooge” Thursday through Sunday. The 2017 version of the Leslie Bricusse one-act musical is a strong, very enjoyable production. “Scrooge” is again a truly ...