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Cheer Club

From left, Brody LaBeau, 7, and Brandon LaBeau, 5, hold a few of the gifts they dropped of Friday afternoon for The Mining Journal’s Cheer Club. The LaBeaus have donated to the Cheer Club for several years in a row and said they enjoyed the chance to shop and pick out gifts for other boys and ...

Mueller is back — and so are questions about Trump, Russia

By CHAD DAY Associated Press WASHINGTON — Robert Mueller is back. After a quiet few months in the run-up to the midterm elections, the special counsel’s Russia investigation is heating up again with a string of tantalizing new details emerging this week. None of it answers the ...

Marquette hosts parade, tree lighting

To kick off the holiday season, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority hosted the eighth annual Winter Snow Fun Holiday Parade and 43rd annual city of Marquette Tree Lighting on Friday. Shown at far right is the tree, situated near the Marquette Commons. (Photo by Shawn Wolfman) At right, ...

Lions breakfast Sunday

Ishpeming Lions Club members Aaron Joki, Dan Perkins and Jim Manty began preparations on Friday for the 15th Annual Holiday Breakfast Buffet at St. John’s Church. The event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday at KD Hall at 325 S. Pine St. in Ishpeming. Proceeds from the ...

Applicants sought for Healthy Weight & Wellness Challenge

MARQUETTE — Beginning Saturday, The Mining Journal and Perform4Life will be seeking applicants for its three-month-long Healthy Weight & Wellness Challenge that kicks off mid-January. According to the Journal’s publisher, Jim Reevs, the local newspaper teamed up with Marquette General ...

Kaufman Foundation makes donation to area schools

MARQUETTE — Fewer kids will be cold this winter courtesy of the Kaufman Foundation’s support of Coats for Kids for Marquette Area Public Schools. Coats for Kids is a campaign aimed at outfitting school-aged kids with basic necessities. Through a donation announced Thursday, MAPS so far ...

UPPCO customers to see decreases in bills for next six months

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Power Company customers will see their monthly bills reduced by an additional $3.50 for the next six months. Under a Michigan Public Service Commission ruling on Nov. 21, UPPCO will return a total of $1,668,691 to its electric customers, according to an MPSC ...

Youth Police Academy aims to provide education, inspiration for local kids

MARQUETTE — The very first Marquette County Sheriff’s Office Youth Police Academy is now well underway, as the 25 middle and high school students enrolled in the course attended the third session of the academy Tuesday night at Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Center. Sheriff ...

Police engage in friendly competition for a cause

MARQUETTE — The Michigan State Police and the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office will be working to raise money for the Salvation Army in a friendly bell-ringing competition from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday outside of Walmart in Marquette Township. This will be the first year the law enforcement ...

Chevy, abused dog, is recovering

ESCANABA — An abused dog has received an outpouring of support from the community. The public has rallied for little Chevy, a Jack Russell terrier mix, by donating above and beyond what the Delta Animal Shelter asked for to help with the dog’s medical expenses. Chevy was brought to the ...

Art auction held to support Shop With a Cop program

MARQUETTE — For those who are looking to support the local Shop With a Cop program and potentially acquire a piece of fine art by local artist Dan Cook, an auction of Cook’s work that will benefit the program is underway. The virtual auction, which began at noon Tuesday, will award the ...

Spreading the cheer

MARQUETTE — Many people got into the spirit of giving at the Salvation Army’s Ishpeming office Monday morning, as volunteers unloaded multiple truckloads of toys, games and other gifts for local children into the office for the charity’s annual toy drop. The Ishpeming Rotary Club, ...

Anonymous family finds unique way to help others

MARQUETTE — Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, started a few days early for a couple in Marquette and about 140 recipients of their generosity. The pair initially entered Super One Foods in Marquette at about 3 p.m. Thursday ...

City discusses closing Lakeshore Boulevard for winter

MARQUETTE — City Manager Mike Angeli said at a Marquette City Commission meeting Monday evening that he suspects a portion of Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed throughout the winter season. Over the years, the scenic drive has been closed on and off between Wright and Hawley streets due to ...

Snow being made at Marquette Mountain after alleged vandalism

MARQUETTE — Snow is being created on Marquette Mountain for the upcoming ski and snowboard season, but it wasn’t easy getting to that point. General Manager Frank Malette said recent vandalism events at the ski hill, located off of M-553, set back operations for weeks. He said there had ...