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First boat of the season comes in

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)

Ishpeming City Council to address millage questions

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meeting to discuss a proposed $1.6 million millage to purchase a new ladder firetruck and replace several pieces of outdated equipment in the Ishpeming Department of Public Works fleet on Monday at 6 p.m. at Ishpeming City Hall.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

UP Children’s Museum celebrates 20 years

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. ...

1 dead in motorcycle accident

By Journal Staff MARQUETTE — A 27-year-old Marquette man was found dead at the scene of a motorcycle accident that occurred Thursday on Marquette County Road 550 about a quarter mile south of the Little Presque Isle turnoff. Kody Wayne Lenon reportedly failed to negotiate a curve while ...

Escanaba council selects Thornton as city manager

ESCANABA — Jeff Thornton, former Negaunee city manager, was chosen Wednesday to replace current Escanaba City Manager Jim O’Toole, who is retiring in July. Council’s unanimous decision took place at a special meeting at city hall. Thornton, 50, said he is looking forward to working with ...

Police log

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books. Times are not available from police. 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 L’ANSE — A new wood-drying kiln at the Erickson mill in L’Anse is expected to attract secondary manufacturing to the area, county officials say. Don ...

No injuries in SUV rollover

MARQUETTE — No injuries were reported in a one-vehicle rollover accident that occurred on Wright Street in Marquette Township at about 3 a.m. today. According to the Michigan State Police Post in Negaunee, the driver of the SUV was not injured and was taken into custody at the scene. No ...

Police thwart Ishpeming Township home invasion

MARQUETTE — A 32-year-old Ishpeming man was arrested Thursday in connection to a breaking and entering incident in Ishpeming Township. The incident occurred around 10:17 p.m. at a residence on Balsam Lane, according to a press release from the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. The ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.31 $2.45 Ontonagon (Holiday) $2.35 Wakefield (Holiday) $2.35 Laurium (Marathon) $2.32 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.30 Marquette (Krist) $2.30 Marquette (Ojibwa Express) $2.30 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.28 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.17 Baraga (Pines) $2.13 Hancock ...

Roker headed to Marquette

MARQUETTE — Al Roker will broadcast live from the Superior Dome in Marquette during NBC’s “Today” show on Tuesday and the public is encouraged to take part. Roker is visiting Northern Michigan University as it attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the largest game of freeze ...

Board of Health meets Wednesday

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Health will have its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Courthouse Annex, Marquette.

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 ...

High-speed chase ends with crash

MARQUETTE — A high-speed chase early Saturday morning resulted in an alleged drunken driver crashing into a tree. Dash-cam video of the incident was released today by the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. According to a press release from the department, just after 1 a.m. Saturday, a ...

Remains found in Ironwood home

IRONWOOD — Ironwood public safety officers at about 4 p.m. Monday responded to a report of human remains in a home due for demolition in the city. City inspectors were inspecting the home prior to demolition when they found the deceased individual. While the investigation is ongoing, it ...

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 — Sheriff’s deputies and state police broke up a beer party just as it got under way on Sugarloaf Mountain Saturday. The bust was the result ...

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 ...

Police log

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books. Times are not available from police. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...

Interested in improving deer habitat?

SKANDIA — Private landowners interested in helping to maintain or improve Upper Peninsula deer wintering habitat can learn more about the subject and cost-share programs available to aid in those efforts at any of three upcoming meetings scheduled by the Michigan Department of Natural ...

Marinas slip agreements in the mail

MARQUETTE — The 2017 Marinas Seasonal Slip Agreements were mailed to the 2016 seasonal slip holders on Tuesday. Payments will be accepted through April 17 at the Community Services Parks and Recreation Office located at Lakeview Arena. For more information, call community services at ...