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Spring Street to close Monday MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, Spring Street from Seventh Street to the west end will be closed to allow for the reconstruction of the street and underground utilities. This is the first phase of the Local Streets portion of the Marquette Hospital ...

Old Buddy Bear passes away

Oswald’s Bear Ranch in Newberry discovered during the “End Of Hibernation Contest” that Old Buddy bear has died during hibernation, according to a news release from the ranch. Old Buddy was rescued by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and transported to Oswald’s Bear Ranch in 2013. He ...

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 — Four Marquette firemen recently completed 266 hours of firefighter training through the Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council in conjunction ...

2 injured in 3-vehicle accident

MARQUETTE — Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash in Champion Township on Thursday morning. According to a Marquette County Sheriff’s Office press release, 20-year-old Ryan Mcgeshick of Baraga was driving east when he lost control of 2003 Dodge Intrepid on the slushy roadway ...

Summer homeless effort set

MARQUETTE — A Summer Shelter for Marquette homeless persons will be hosted by concerned citizens mid-May thru mid-September. For volunteer training, those interested are asked to attend one of the two orientations; Wednesday at 3:30 or 5:15 p.m. at Hope Connection Center, 947 W. Fair ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.45 $2.49 Laurium (Marathon) $2.47 Wakefield (Holiday) $2.41 Sault Ste. Marie (USA Marathon) $2.39 Hancock (Holiday) $2.35 Menominee (Admiral) $2.35 Marquette (Krist) $2.35 Marquette (Ojibwa Express) $2.35 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.33 Ishpeming ...

‘Gift of Water’ event set for Friday in Marquette

MARQUETTE — The basic element of water will be the focus of an Arbor Day event, “The Gift of Water: Perspectives from the Native American World,” set for 7 p.m. Friday at Messiah Lutheran Church. The church is located at 305 W. Magnetic St. Sponsored by the interfaith Northern Great ...

HS students to show CTE skills

MARQUETTE — High school students from across the Upper Peninsula will gather at Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Complex on Friday in a celebration of Career and Technical Education during the 2017 Upper Peninsula CTE Skills Challenge. NMU will host three student competitions ...

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 ...

Honoring the fallen

NEGAUNEE/CALUMET — Michigan workers who have been injured or died on the job will be honored at two Upper Peninsula Ceremonies on Friday. The community is invited to a Workers Memorial Day event at Ronn Hall in Negaunee at 6:30 p.m., according to a Marquette Alger Central Labor Council ...

USDA boundary area changes

GLADSTONE — With the upcoming elections for a seat on the local USDA Farm Service Agency County Office Committee, agriculture producers in Marquette and Delta counties should be aware of an April 4 Local Administrative Area boundary change that may have affected their representation. The ...

Folklife Award nominations

MARQUETTE — The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University is seeking public nominations for the 2017 Upper Peninsula Folklife Award. The award recognizes those who make a difference in the creation and/or preservation of Upper Peninsula folk arts, including music, dance, ...

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 — A field of 40 students from grades 5 through 8 competed Friday in the annual Marquette-Alger Regional Spelling Bee at Graveraet Middle School ...

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 OKs travel reimbursement

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission at a meeting held earlier this month unanimously approved travel reimbursement for commissioners for their trip to Lansing to attend the Michigan Municipal League Conference in March. Commissioners also unanimously approved a small property purchase ...

Space available on sister city trip

MARQUETTE — Marquette area residents interested in visiting Marquette’s Japanese Sister City of Higashiomi this year should contact Paulette Lindberg, vice chair of the Marquette Area Sister Cities Partnership or stop by the Marquette Arts and Culture Center in the lower level of the Peter ...

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 ...

Aspen Ridge students clean up U.S. 41 roadside

Jim Maki’s seventh grade earth science students from Aspen Ridge Middle School in Ishpeming conducted a roadside cleanup Friday in anticipation of Earth Day, which was Saturday. Click on the photos for more details.

Ishpeming City Council continues talks on equipment millage

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council will continue discussions about a proposed equipment millage for the city’s Public Works and Fire Departments during a special meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the City Hall Conference room. The council will consider modifying the amount of the $1.6 ...