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Ribbon cutting held for Sayklly’s store

The Lake Superior Community Partnership holds a ribbon cutting ceremony with Sayklly’s The Candy Store to kick off its grand opening. The owners, Julie and Kevin Robitaille of the Sayklly’s Factory in Escanaba, recently opened the new store in Marquette in the Jandron Retail Center. ...

Man strikes deputy with vehicle

IRONWOOD — A 35-year-old Ironwood man is in custody and facing multiple charges after his vehicle struck a Gogebic County sheriff’s deputy at about 9:30 p.m. Friday. According to the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy was directing traffic at an accident scene on Vanderhagen ...

Fatal accident in Silver Cliff

MARINETTE, Wis. — Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve reported a man died in a two-vehicle traffic accident Thursday. Deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash on Marinette County Highway F in Silver Cliff. A four-door sedan was eastbound on County F when it went left of the centerline and ...

Eat Safe Fish guidelines issues

LANSING — As part of the state of Michigan’s effort to address the emerging contaminant, perfluoroalkyl and polyflouroalkyl substances, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issued Eat Safe Fish guidelines for fish caught in certain waters in the state, including Silver ...

CopperFest celebrates region’s heritage

By KALI KATERBERG Houghton Daily Mining Gazette ONTONAGON — This weekend marks the third annual CopperFest celebration of Copper Country heritage and history. Highlights include fireworks, lumberjack performances, bonfires on Lake Superior and a car show. Ontonagon classics like ...

Camp Nesbit wraps up another season

HANCOCK — Camp Nesbit Director Jen Beaudette reported 2018’s camp experience to the Copper Country Intermediate School District Board on Tuesday night. “Smokey the Bear comes,” Beaudette said. The camp, which happens the third week of June, is for current and former students of ...

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 county board named three final appointees Tuesday to the Marquette County Solid Waste Authority Board. Seated on the board were Robert ...

1 sent to hospital after crash

MARQUETTE — Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries in a two-vehicle traffic crash Thursday, with one of the injured parties was transported to UP Health System-Marquette, according to a press release from Michigan State Police. A Michigan State Police Trooper came upon the ...

Fill the Boot coming up

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette Fire Department L643 is showing its support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association as its members kick off the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer ...

Scrap tire collection set for Aug. 1

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette has received a 2018 Scrap Tire Cleanup Program Grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and is partnering with the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority for this collection. Crews at the Compost/Rubbish site will collect tires ...

Skandia Community Day Saturday

SKANDIA — The Skandia Lions Club will once again host its annual Skandia Community Day, a major fundraiser for the club that features a parade and other attractions. The community day will be held Saturday in downtown Skandia. Parade participants can sign in at 10 a.m. at Maple Lane ...

Presque Isle Avenue construction

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, the second phase of the Presque Isle Avenue reconstruction project will begin. The second phase will include the west half of the street from Wright Street to a point south of Center Street. The east half will be open to two-way traffic. This is ...

Traffic during Hiawatha music fest

MARQUETTE — From Saturday through Sunday, traffic on Sugar Loaf Avenue near the Tourist Park entrance in Marquette will be subject to temporary disruption, to allow pedestrians to cross the street for activities related to the annual Hiawatha Music Festival. Motorists are asked to be aware ...

History remade at LST

The 20th Anniversary at Lake Superior starts off the Summer Season with historic, poignant local favorite “Beacon on the Rock.” Written by Northern Michigan University professors Shelley Russell of the Forest Roberts Theatre and music professor Robert Engleheart, the show deals with the ...

Fill The Boot coming up

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette Fire Department L643 is showing its support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association as its members kick off the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer ...

Fund to aid local Sisters

MARQUETTE — Long time Marquette residents and local volunteer/philanthropists Dr. Ken and Maura Davenport recently opened a designated fund with The Community Foundation of Marquette County for the benefit of the Sisters of St. Paul deChartres located in Marquette. The endowed fund will ...

Summer Strings to perform

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Symphony Orchestra’s brand new Summer Strings group will be give another free, family-friendly performance on Wednesday at Ore Dock Brewing Company. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a special opening performance by the Superior String Alliance Chamber ...

Board to consider resolution supporting Voters Not Politicians

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners will hold their regular meeting at 6 tonight in room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Annex, along Baraga Avenue in Marquette. The board has several action items on the agenda, including the consideration of a resolution to support the ...