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State wants to reduce STEM funding

By GRAHAM JAEHNIG Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HANCOCK — The Michigan Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Council wants to make drastic changes to STEM in Michigan, according to Shawn Oppliger, director of Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics & ...

Jury finds Ihander guilty in murder trial

By Jenny Lancour Escanaba Daily Press MENOMINEE — Tension was high in Menominee County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon when the jury returned to court declaring Gregory Scott Ihander guilty of second-degree murder in the 2015 death of Jolene Eichhorn, 43, of Carney. After ...

2017 Regional Spelling Bee place winners announced

MARQUETTE — The Ishpeming-Negaunee- NICE Community Education Division will be hosting the Upper Peninsula Spelling Bee Finals on Wednesday, March 8. The agenda for the event is as follows: - 5th Grade competition at Westwood High School Auditorium, 12:30 p.m. - 6th Grade competition at ...

Tube slide at Al Quaal closed

ISHPEMING — The Al Quaal Recreation Area’s tube slide is closed until further notice due to poor and unsafe conditions. At this time, it is undecided whether the tube slide will re-open for any remaining weekends this season. For more information regarding the tube slide, please ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MUNISING — In the old days of the outdoor rink in Munising, a losing battle was fought by the volunteer firefighters to keep the ice smooth during snow ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.32 $2.46 Hancock (BP Dave’s Service) $2.39 Marquette (Krist) $2.39 Marquette (Ojibwa Express) $2.39 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.39 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.39 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.39 Laurium (Marathon) $2.35 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $2.32 Iron Mountain ...

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 ...

Ihander murder trial: Attorney questions police procedure

MENOMINEE — Police procedure during the 2015 arrest of murder suspect Gregory Scott Ihander was questioned by his attorney Tuesday when she cross-examined the lead detective who investigated the death of 43-year-old Jolene Eichhorn. Eichhorn’s body was found in her car trunk on Sept. 9, ...

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 ...

‘Building Madness’ is a fun ride

MARQUETTE — The Panowski Playwriting Award-winning play “Building Madness,” written by Kate Danley, premieres today at the NMU Forest Roberts Theatre and it is a fun roller coaster of a ride. This slapstick comedy dives into the business world of 1930, and an architecture firm that is ...

Public skating canceled at Lakeview

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette’s Lakeview Arena announces the following public skating cancellations due to tournaments in the arenas: ≤ Friday Drop-in Hockey: 11:30-12:50 p.m. — canceled Public Skate: 1-2:50 p.m. — canceled ≤ Saturday Public Skate: 1-2:50 p.m.— ...

FEB. 23 MBRA meeting nixed

MARQUETTE — The regular meeting of the Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority scheduled for Thursday has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. The next regular meeting is scheduled for March 23 at 8 a.m. in Room 103 of City Hall, located at 300 W. Baraga Ave.

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 — For about eight years now, the L.G. Kaufman Foundation has been underwriting a third of the cost of the school liaison officer in the ...

Correction: Council member misidentified

NEGAUNEE — In Tuesday’s Mining Journal Article entitled Negaunee manager “No longer employed,” one of the city council members is incorrectly identified. Bill Anderson was seated as a council member on Jan. 1. The vote passed 5 to 2 to accept the employment separation agreement with ...

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 ...

City adds almost $1M to project

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission approved an amendment to the new Municipal Service Center construction project at its regular meeting last week to include a salt barn and other high-priority items, officials said. The design-build amendment will add more than $800,000 to the cost ...

Spring weight restrictions expand

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Transportation and local agencies are enacting additional annual spring weight restrictions to protect roads. Effective at noon Friday, weight restrictions were imposed and enforced on all state trunkline highways from the Michigan/Indiana and ...

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 ...

Company confirms operations in Porkies

HOUGHTON — Officials with Highland Copper Company, Inc., of Longueuil, Canada, said recently Tuesday that it is conducting exploratory drilling in the Porcupine Wilderness State Park Tuesday to define what resources it has in the eastern section of the Copperwood copper-silver deposit, which ...

Kids Count in the U.P.

MARQUETTE — Kids Count data for the Upper Peninsula involves a variety of factors like education, family and community, economic security and health, all of which were addressed at a Friday forum at the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency. Kids Count is a national ...