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Operation Christmas Child starts 2018 collection

MARQUETTE — The first drop-off date for gift-filled shoeboxes will be today at Bethel Baptist Church in Marquette, as Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child kicks off another holiday season of giving. Marquette County’s drop-off site for this year will be at Bethel Baptist Church, ...

Police Log

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 ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MARQUETTE — The Women’s Center in Marquette will host an open house from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday in observance of Displaced Homemaker Week. Through ...

Right-of-way work prohibited

MARQUETTE — With the local asphalt plants shut down, contractors and homeowners are reminded that work in the city right-of-way that requires street pavement or curb removal and restoration is prohibited, according to a press release from the city of Marquette. This restriction will remain ...

City’s Presque Isle road closes

MARQUETTE — Due to the winter conditions, the Presque Isle Park loop around the island is closed for the season, according to an announcement from the city of Marquette.

Compost and rubbish site closed

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette compost and household rubbish drop-off site, located at 1415 Pioneer Road, is closed for the season.

SHF accepting funding requests

MARQUETTE — Superior Health Foundation invites non-profit with a health-centered mission to submit a funding request, with the hopes to be part of the SHF’s 2019 annual gala celebration. The Superior Health Foundation annual gala will be held on Sept. 14 in the new Ballroom on the ...

Council to discuss Brown Avenue Engineering Services at special meeting

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council will hold a special meeting at 5:30 tonight to discuss Brown Avenue Engineering Services. The council postponed consideration of a $49,990 bid from U.P Engineers and Architects during its regular meeting on Thursday to verify if other bids had been ...

Trim the Tree event planned

MARQUETTE — The annual Trim the Tree for Special Olympics event will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Dec. 6 at the Holiday Inn of Marquette. The event raises funds in support of the many sports throughout the year that Special Olympics athletes compete in and enjoy. Vendors — restaurants and ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MARQUETTE — The Women’s Center in Marquette will host an open house from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday in observance of Displaced Homemaker Week. Through ...

City commission to elect mayor, mayor pro tem

MARQUETTE — After two commissioners are sworn in by the city clerk, the Marquette City Commission will elect a mayor and mayor pro tem at its organizational meeting. City Clerk Kris Hazeres will administer the oath of office tonight to new commissioner Jenn Hill and incumbent Jenna Smith, ...

NMU participation in World War I addressed

MARQUETTE — Veterans Day coincides with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Under the leadership of President James Kaye, Northern State Normal School, now Northern Michigan University, participated in WWI regionally, nationally and abroad, a press release from the school states. ...

Winter weather hits Upper Peninsula

Above left, Workers from Gundlach Champion work to clear up debris from a scaffolding collapse that took place sometime late Friday night or early Saturday morning at the site of one of the company’s projects, One Marquette Place, 401 S. Lakeshore Blvd., Marquette. Heavy winds hit the ...

Local briefing

Waste cart deliveries postponed MARQUETTE — Waste Management has postponed the delivery of carts to Marquette residents, which was supposed to occur on Monday and Tuesday, due to an ordering error, according to a city press release. An announcement will be made when Waste Management ...

1 dies in 2-vehicle accident

CALUMET — Alexander James Fisher, 19, of Chassell, was killed in a crash involving a logging truck and car at about 10 a.m. Friday at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Denton Road, the Michigan State Police reported. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post witnessed the crash. An ...

Sunday fundraiser to help 26-year-old stroke survivor

MARQUETTE — The community will have a chance to come together on Sunday to raise stroke awareness while supporting Zac DeForge, a 26-year-old stroke survivor from Atlantic Mine. The fundraising event, which will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Masonic Temple along West Washington ...

NMU concert to honor veterans

MARQUETTE — The Music Department at Northern Michigan University is presenting a Veterans Day choral concert that will feature patriotic American songs from different war periods and guest speakers from different branches of the military. The event is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday in Reynolds ...

Black bear shooting reported

GWINN — A shot was fired at a black bear reportedly acting aggressively early Thursday evening. The Forsyth Township Police Department said that around 6 p.m. in the 3000 block of Marquette County Road 456, a bear reportedly came at an individual, which resulted in the shot being fired at ...