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Local officials react to $9B in potential education cuts

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By RYAN JARVI Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal aims to cut federal education spending by $9 billion by reducing K-12 funding for professional development and after-school and summer programs, as well as decreasing financial assistance ...

MTU student dies while camping

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ISHPEMING — Police say a 19-year-old Marquette County man died early this morning of suspected hypothermia while camping in the remote Rocking Chair Lakes area, about 17 miles north of Ishpeming. Marquette County Sheriff Greg Zyburt said the man was one of six 19 to 20-year-old Michigan ...

DNR offers ‘Wildlife Through Forestry’ forum in Baraga County

Region

BARAGA — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will offer its latest “Wildlife Through Forestry” forum, which will showcase preliminary results from the DNR’s ongoing Upper Peninsula predator-prey study, May 8 at the Ottawa Sportsmen’s Club in Baraga County. “This is the ...

Superior Central students prepare Easter baskets

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A group of students purchased items and put together Easter baskets for residents at Tendercare Health Center in Munising. They are high school students at Superior Central High School in Eben Junction. They put together 18 baskets filled with goodies such as scarves, sweets, decorated Easter ...

NMU’S SLFP aids Marquette County 4-H Program

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Northern Michigan University’s Student Leader Fellowship Program has helped the Marquette County 4-H Program by providing one volunteer to assist with many integral parts of the program including 4-H Camp and The 4-H Awards Banquet. The 4-H Program has been extremely grateful for the past ...

Gopher’s aids LSH

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Ruth Almén, Director of Community Relations and Program Development from Lake Superior Hospice, accepts a check for $200 from Gemma and Eric Martello, owners of Gopher’s Bakery in Marquette. In February the partnership created Cookies for a Cause to raise money for the support of families ...

Range aids ‘Miner Packs’

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Negaunee Public Schools started a “Miner Packs” program this year that provides families in need at Lakeview Elementary with a healthy “pack” of food each weekend through their students. The program relies entirely on donations from individuals and business and Range Bank is proud to ...

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Community

Fiber artists’ work showcased MARQUETTE — During the month of May, the Lake Superior Fiber Artists will showcase their work in the first floor display case at the Peter White Public Library. The Lake Superior Fiber Artists include: ≤ The Marquette County Quilters Association meets ...

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; ...

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‘The First Monday in May’ screened MARQUETTE — DocuMonday presents a screening of the 2016 documentary “The First Monday in May” at 7 p.m. Monday in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. This film is a look at the development of the fashion exhibition, “China: Through ...

Volunteer opportunities

Community

Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by contacting Julie Shaw at 315-2607 at the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should ...

College student dies of suspected hypothermia while camping

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ISHPEMING - Police say a 19-year-old Marquette County man died early this morning of suspected hypothermia while camping in the remote Rocking Chair Lakes area, about 17 miles north of Ishpeming. Marquette County Sheriff Greg Zyburt said the man was one of six 19 to 20-year-old Michigan ...

March for Change

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MARQUETTE - More than 300 people turned out Saturday to participate in the fourth annual Marquette Climate March, which organizers said was meant to celebrate local energy developments and climate adaptation efforts, as well as demonstrate support for better climate change policies on a ...

Jacobetti home honors volunteers

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MARQUETTE — Recognizing April as National Volunteer Month, the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette recently held a banquet to honor the home’s volunteers, who provided nearly 11,000 hours of service in 2016. “Our volunteers’ presence, compassion and human touch is an ...

Teal Lake repeal?

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NEGAUNEE — Teal Lake and gas-powered engines could be a good combination — or the concept might be like mixing oil and water. The Negaunee City Council is hoping to get input from residents at a public hearing during its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday on the repeal of two ...

Local briefing

Local

Spring Street to close Monday MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, Spring Street from Seventh Street to the west end will be closed to allow for the reconstruction of the street and underground utilities. This is the first phase of the Local Streets portion of the Marquette Hospital ...

Evidence presented in child neglect case

Region

By JENNY LANCOUR Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — The court-appointed guardian of a 3-year-old found lying naked in a ditch in Rapid River on St. Patrick’s Day, presented more evidence in court Thursday on the former living conditions and health of the girl and her sister who remain ...

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Pet tags at Econo through May MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Pet Tags are springing up all over in Econo Foods in Marquette. During May, Econo customers can donate $1 (or more) for a special pet tag, and the purchaser’s tag will be displayed in the store for the entire month. ...