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House adopts Cambensy’s resolution MARQUETTE — The Michigan House of Representatives on Wednesday adopted House Resolution 216 — introduced by recently elected Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette — declaring today as Frostbitten Convention Day in the state. The Frostbitten Convention ...

Christmas magic in L’Anse

L’ANSE — Each year during the month of December, a forest of fully-decorated Christmas trees springs up throughout downtown L’Anse, bringing good cheer — and, with a bit of generosity, lots of money to two area charities. During the annual Christmas Tree Contest, sponsored by the ...

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 ...

‘Scrooge’ returns to NMU

MARQUETTE — The Forest Roberts Theatre continues its holiday tradition by again presenting the Charles Dickens classic “Scrooge” Thursday through Sunday. The 2017 version of the Leslie Bricusse one-act musical is a strong, very enjoyable production. “Scrooge” is again a truly ...

Superiorland Yeserdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago ISHPEMING — When Christ the King Lutheran Church celebrated its 10th anniversary recently, the efforts of a congregation member helped make the event ...

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 ...

1 killed in two-vehicle accident near Escanaba

ESCANABA — A local resident died in a two-vehicle accident that occurred late Tuesday afternoon on Highway M-35 on Escanaba’s south city limits, according to Escanaba Public Safety, which did not release the name of the female victim this morning. Area law enforcement from several ...

Tax protest in Houghton

HOUGHTON/HANCOCK — Members of the Houghton and Baraga County Democrats and other concerned citizens marched to protest the GOP tax bill pending in Congress. The group carried signs across the Portage Lake Lift Bridge Saturday morning. Walking from the Houghton side into Hancock protesters ...

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 ...

Local briefing

BLP board to meet Wednesday MARQUETTE — Due to inclement weather forecast, lots of snow and high winds, the regular Marquette Board of Light and Power board meeting has been changed from today to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Board Room at the MBLP’s Main Office, 2200 Wright St., ...

Local briefing

Board of Review meets Tuesday MARQUETTE — The Board of Review, City of Marquette will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at City Hall, Council Chambers, 300 W. Baraga Ave, Marquette, for the following purposes. - An owner of property that is a “Principal Residence” on May 1 may appeal to the July ...

Happy holidays

Sign-up for Christmas party open MARQUETTE — Sign-up for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Christmas party goes through Wednesday. Those who wish to sign up should call 866-279-8323 with the number and ages of children who will be attending. The party will be taking place from ...

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 ISHPEMING — Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in Marquette County are in the midst of delivering orders from their fourth annual popcorn fundraising project. ...

Some hot toys in big demand

By HALEY GUSTAFSON Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — With Christmas right around the corner, kids are putting together their wish lists and hoping for some of the hottest toys of the 2017 holiday shopping season that seem to be flying off the shelves at local stores both big and ...

TubaChristmas to offer public concert

MARQUETTE — This year’s annual Marquette TubaChristmas event will occur on Sunday afternoon. Tuba and euphonium players will perform at two locations. The first will be free and open to the public, while the second is for facility residents and their families only: ≤ 1:30 p.m. at ...

MSP warns of fraudulent calls

MARQUETTE — The Michigan State Police Negaunee Post has issued a warning to the public to be aware of phone solicitation scams. According to a press release from the MSP, scammers usually give the victim a sense of urgency, pretending to be an official of a legitimate organization to fool ...

Toys for Tots at Ishpeming VFW

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming VFW Post 4573 invites the community to participate in the Toys for Tots Christmas program. Unwrapped toys can be brought to the post until Dec. 10. The post is open from 3-6 p.m. weekdays and at 4 p.m. Sundays.

‘A Christmas Carol’ reading set

MARQUETTE — Bruce Closser will perform a public reading of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at the First Presbyterian Church is Marquette. The reading follows a long tradition of public readings of the work, started by Dickens himself. Bruce’s father, Earl ...