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Francis named champion at UP State Fair

Collin Carlson of Norway poses with Francis the steer. Francis was named Reserved Champion Steer at the Upper Peninsula State Fair in Escanaba this week. The fair continues through Sunday. (Escanaba Daily Press photo)

MSHS schedule pickup set

MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School students should pick up their textbooks and schedule of classes at the high school SRC/library between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. according to the following schedule: seniors, Tuesday; juniors, Wednesday; sophomores, Thursday; and freshmen, Friday. Parking ...

Wright St. water main worked on

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, contractor Hebert Construction will be continuing the installation of the water main along Wright Street from the westerly entrance of the new Municipal Service Center Building towards Industrial Parkway. According to a public service ...

Ewen man faces several charges

MARQUETTE — A Ewen man was arrested on drug and weapons-related charges on Thursday. According to a Michigan State Police press release, 41-year-old Wayne Langston was arrested by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team on charges related to possession with intent to distribute ...

2 injured in Houghton accident

MARQUETTE — Two people were injured in a car accident on Friday in Houghton County. The Houghton County Sheriff’s office responded to a two-car personal injury crash at approximately 10 a.m. on U.S. 41 near Waylene Street in Portage Township, according to a HCSO release. A vehicle ...

Free ORV weekend begins Saturday

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is inviting residents and out-of-state visitors to enjoy Free ORV Weekend Saturday and Sunday. During the free off-road vehicle weekend, Michigan residents and nonresidents legally can ride DNR-designated routes and trails without ...

DNR seeks pre-proposals for Aquatic Habitat Grant Program

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking pre-proposals for the next round of funding for the Aquatic Habitat Grant Program. This program is focused on funding projects that either protect intact aquatic habitat or rehabilitate degraded aquatic habitat. There is ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.43 $2.50 Ishpeming (Holiday) $2.50 Marquette (University BP) $2.49 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.49 Marquette (Ojibwa Express) $2.46 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.43 Hancock (Holiday) $2.39 Iron Mountain (Holiday) $2.37 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $2.36 Marquette ...

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 – Kelly Specker, who shined for the Marquette Senior High School golf ream this past season, defeated Ann Mendelin Monday for the title in 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 ...

Presbytery Point to celebrate a milestone

MICHIGAMME – For 80 years children and young adults have traveled to the Presbytery Point Camp in Michigamme Township to find a place to belong, believe and become. “Our campers tell us that they can truly be themselves at camp,” camp manager Caron Christopherson said. “They are loved ...

Local briefing

Solar eclipse events combined MARQUETTE — The solar eclipse open house scheduled for Monday at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette has been combined with another event scheduled for that day at the rotunda entrance of the Seaborg Center on the Northern Michigan University ...

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 ...

Sweet summer business

When 8-year-old Dahlia Bloch, left, of Marquette told her dad that she wanted a $400 iPad, he told her to get into business. Bloch decided to start her own lemonade stand and says she's earned $130 since June. She hopes to earn enough money to buy an iPad by the end of summer. Bloch is pictured ...

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

TruNorth gives $10K to Habitat ISHPEMING — The Board of Directors of TruNorth Federal Credit Union — an unpaid group of volunteer members — announces the 2017 TruNorth Community Grant will be awarded to the Habitat for Humanity Homeowner Repair Program. A check for $10,000 will be ...

U.P. State Fair opens in Escanaba

This year’s Upper Peninsula State Fair runs through Sunday. The theme for this year’s fair is “Michigan’s 906 State Fair: Spreading Smiles Across the Miles.” Vickie Micheau, executive director for the Delta County Chamber of Commerce, said: “This is the eighth year that the U.P. ...

U.P. economic initiative releases new name, logo

MARQUETTE — InvestUP is the name of the new regional economic initiative for the Upper Peninsula. The name and the logo were announced Monday at Staybridge Suites in Marquette. The initiative first was announced in May. Bob Mahaney, president and CEO of the Veridea Group, said the ...

Police arrest 2 for string of larcenies

MARQUETTE — Two individuals have been identified in connection with a string of larcenies near the 1500 block of Fair Avenue in Marquette. The Marquette Police Department was dispatched to the area around 6 a.m. Sunday in response to a larceny from a motor vehicle complaint, according to an ...

400 block of N. Front closed today

MARQUETTE — The 400 block of North Front Street, between Arch and Michigan streets, will be closed today to through traffic from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. for a sanitary main repair. For questions, call the Marquette Public Works Department at 906-228-0444.