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Kids kick off Marquette Trail 50 Ultramarathon

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Top: Annika Elliot and Sam Elliot, center, are pictured getting excited before the start of the 5-kilometer Kids’ Race during the ninth edition of the Marquette Trail 50 Ultramarathon at the NTN Forestville Trailhead on Friday evening. At right: Evelyn Grille and her mother, Jen Grille, ...

Francis named champion at UP State Fair

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Collin Carlson of Norway poses with Francis the steer. Francis was named Reserved Champion Steer at the Upper Peninsula State Fair in Escanaba this week. The fair continues through Sunday. (Escanaba Daily Press photo)

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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; ...

City to reconsider adopting fire codes

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission will again consider implementing a national fire code that was postponed until December after local developers spoke out against it in June. Commissioners this week unanimously agreed to hold a work session in September on the National Fire ...

MSHS schedule pickup set

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MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School students should pick up their textbooks and schedule of classes at the high school SRC/library between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. according to the following schedule: seniors, Tuesday; juniors, Wednesday; sophomores, Thursday; and freshmen, Friday. Parking ...

New at Peter White Public Library

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The Peter White Public Library offers these recently added new titles. “Lake Fish: Modern Cooking with Freshwater Fish” by Keane Amdahl. A cookbook for those who want to make the most of their catches from the lakes and streams. The recipes in this volume focus on species found in the ...

Asian carp found near Lake Michigan got past barriers

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By JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY — An adult Asian carp found in a Chicago waterway near Lake Michigan this summer began its life far downstream and apparently got around a series of electric barriers intended to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes, ...

Wright St. water main worked on

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MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, contractor Hebert Construction will be continuing the installation of the water main along Wright Street from the westerly entrance of the new Municipal Service Center Building towards Industrial Parkway. According to a public service ...

Dealing with money later in life

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Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our mid-80s. During our life together, we’ve rarely discussed money. But it seems that my husband has taken on a different view since we moved to a senior residence. He does not ever consider that seeing as we both share the expenses of living here, some ...

Trump pushes out Bannon

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By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump’s conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president Friday, capping a turbulent seven months that now has ...

Flat Broke Blues Band to perform

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MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library and the Marquette Area Blues Society invites music lovers to a special concert on the Front Street steps of the library featuring the Flat Broke Blues Band at 7 p.m. Aug. 29, part of the monthly Bluesday Tuesday series. Marquette-based Flat Broke ...

Ewen man faces several charges

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MARQUETTE — A Ewen man was arrested on drug and weapons-related charges on Thursday. According to a Michigan State Police press release, 41-year-old Wayne Langston was arrested by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team on charges related to possession with intent to distribute ...

Graveraet 1952 to gather

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MARQUETTE — Graveraet Class of 1952 will be having its 65th reunion at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. at the Marquette Elks Club, corner of Front and Bluff streets.

2 injured in Houghton accident

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MARQUETTE — Two people were injured in a car accident on Friday in Houghton County. The Houghton County Sheriff’s office responded to a two-car personal injury crash at approximately 10 a.m. on U.S. 41 near Waylene Street in Portage Township, according to a HCSO release. A vehicle ...

Harvest Fest set in Ishpeming

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ISHPEMING — A local Harvest Festival is planned from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 at the Elks Lodge in Ishpeming. The day will include farms, food, chefs, music and dancing. Harvest tastings will be served up by local chefs throughout the day. Tickets are a $25 suggested donation, to ...

Mackinac Bridge walkers sought

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MARQUETTE — Want to walk the Mackinac Bridge on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, the only day of the year pedistrians can walk the bridge? Join the North Country Trail Hikers day trip, leaving Marquette at 5 a.m., stopping in Newberry for breakfast, walking the bridge, grabbing an ice cream ...

Car show to benefit Women’s Center

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MARQUETTE — Almost two years after an apparent Thanksgiving double-murder-suicide that shocked the region, the family of Jessica Drummond — who police believe was slain, along with her best friend and unborn child, by her boyfriend — is still struggling with the loss. “It’s still ...

Free ORV weekend begins Saturday

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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is inviting residents and out-of-state visitors to enjoy Free ORV Weekend Saturday and Sunday. During the free off-road vehicle weekend, Michigan residents and nonresidents legally can ride DNR-designated routes and trails without ...

Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice ribbon cutting

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The Lake Superior Community Partnership recently teamed up with Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house to celebrate the agency’s new name, expanded services, and mission of “Supporting your Journey throughout Life’s Stages.” Lake Superior ...

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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; ...