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CONFRONTING SKELETONS

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“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” - George Santayana MARQUETTE — A rare, historic photo hanging in the Negaunee Public Library recently provoked indignation among some middle school students when they noticed it for the first time. Jessica Holman, ...

First boat of the season comes in

Local

The Kaye E. Barker, the first boat of the season, came in Saturday at the LS and I Ore Dock in Marquette. (Journal photo by Christie Bleck)

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; ...

County gets new voting equipment at little cost

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MARQUETTE — As the state of Michigan begins rolling out new voting machines this year that will be used for the next decade, the cost to local municipalities in Marquette County will be “next to nothing,” officials said. Clerk Linda Talsma said Marquette County’s past vendor, Dominion ...

Ishpeming City Council to address millage questions

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ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council will hold a special meeting to discuss a proposed $1.6 million millage to purchase a new ladder firetruck and replace several pieces of outdated equipment in the Ishpeming Department of Public Works fleet on Monday at 6 p.m. at Ishpeming City Hall. ...

Bulletin Board

Community

‘Embrace Diversity’ events in April MARQUETTE — During the month of April, the Peter White Public Library is inviting patrons to “Embrace Diversity.” They will be running a number of events to highlight the ways that people are different. ≤ On Tuesday, April 4 at noon in ...

Third Street bike lane focus of forum

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MARQUETTE — Success in a city’s business district often brings challenges, and some of those challenges were discussed Thursday during a forum that focused on the Third Street corridor. The Marquette Downtown Development Authority held the forum, which was attended by business owners ...

Bulletin Board Continued

Community

‘Tarpon’ screening held April 3 MARQUETTE — DocuMonday presents a screening of the 1973 documentary film “Tarpon” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 3 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. Starring Richard Brautigan, Jimmy Buffett, and Jim Harrison, this first of the modern ...

Volunteer opportunities

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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 ...

Rules for buying a car for all cash

Community

MarY HUNT An automobile is a major purchase, and it’s the consumer purchase most likely to put a major kink into your financial situation. Here are the three rules to follow when buying a car: RULE 1. Pay cash. Hang on. I know you may not be able to do that right now. Just be patient, ...

Housekeeping in perspective

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HELOISE Dear Readers: My mother, the original Heloise (I) (1919-1977), was every housekeeper’s helper, friend and cheerleader. She really championed her “housewifes” as she called her readers, because yes, they were housewives back then. She tried to tell her readers that there is more ...

Graduation threatens to end sisters’ everday closeness

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Jeanne Phillips DEAR ABBY: My sister “Maddy” is in 12th grade and will graduate soon. Over the last two years, we have grown really close — from eating Chinese together every other day, to going shopping together. We have the closest relationship in the family, and I consider her to be ...

My sad, old mother-in-law

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Annie Lane Dear Annie: My husband and I have been arguing over his family. His mother is very controlling and causes a lot of problems. Her husband died about 25 years ago, and ever since then, she’s just stopped living. She won’t go out of the house unless she has to go to the doctor, ...

Grandview set on fall opening

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MARQUETTE — The formerly abandoned Holy Family Orphanage in Marquette is on track to begin its new life as Grandview Marquette in September, according to developers. Once finished, the 90,000 square foot apartment complex will serve low- to moderate-income individuals and families ...

UP Children’s Museum celebrates 20 years

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At right, Nheena Itner, center left, president of the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, invites attendees to join in song and celebration for the museum’s 20th birthday celebration. She is accompanied by museum staff members Landon Stelwagen, center, and Carter McFall, center right. ...

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; ...

U.P. Boat, Sport, and RV Show kicks off

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Northern Michigan University is hosting the 24th annual U.P. Boat, Sport, & RV Show at the Superior Dome in Marquette this weekend. It will be open Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m to showcase the largest gathering of recreational vehicles and products in the Upper ...

New at Peter White Public Library

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What’s New in Kids Books “The Best Bear in all the World” by A. A. Milne This book is a treasure for both young new Pooh lovers, and those who want to re-capture a moment from their childhood with old friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. Written by four authors to celebrate Pooh’s ...

FBI Detroit Division officials visit U.P.

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MARQUETTE — Officials from the FBI Detroit Division are in the Upper Peninsula this week, meeting with local leaders and community members to learn more about the area’s specific needs and to share information about the bureau. Thursday morning, local media representatives were invited ...