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 presented at 11:30 a.m. Thursday during TruNorth’s annual member picnic at Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum in Ishpeming.

The Homeowner Repair Program, a partnership between the Habitat for Humanity, Marquette County Land Bank Authority, and Community Action-Alger Marquette, is intended to “provide homeowner repair services to low-income families in Marquette County, with a focus on the western portion of the county,” according to the grant application.

The program will benefit families who would otherwise not qualify for federal funding or a conventional home equity loan.

These families will benefit from an improved equity position and a cleaner, safer living environment.

“Our grant program was created to give support in a way that would enhance the lives of our members and build a strong community for long-term success,” said George Isola, general manager of TruNorth, in a news release.

To learn more about TruNorth, visit its website at trunorthcu.org.

‘Just Duet’ presented Thursday

MARQUETTE — The second annual “Just Duet” concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Reynolds Recital Hall, Northern Michigan University.

A concert for piano duet by Marquette pianists Nancy Redfern, Sharon Aho Farrell, Vikki Griffin, Linda Hurrell and Nancy Railey who will be performing pieces by Eugenie Rocherolle, Robert Schumann and Dmitri Shostakovich.

The public is invited and there is no admission charge. For more information call 227-2563.

Intersection closing for work

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, Presque Isle Avenue at the Fair Avenue intersection will be closed to through traffic for Phase 2 and 3 reconstruction work.

It is expected this intersection will be closed for approximately one week. With this work completed, a temporary bypass road will be available to allow traffic to travel through this intersection on the south side of Fair Avenue to Third Street.

The Presque Isle Avenue work will detour traffic from Presque Isle Avenue to Kaye Avenue, Third Street, Fair Avenue, Lakeshore Boulevard and Wright Street.

Businesses in this area are open and patrons can access them by way of the detour route to Wright Street and onward to Presque Isle Avenue.

The public is advised to use caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for construction, detour and advisory signing.

A phasing schematic can be accessed at the City of Marquette Engineering Division web site under the Presque Isle Avenue Reconstruction Project link at www.mqtcty.org.

Hebert Construction Company is the general contractor for this project.

Genesee Street work starts

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, Oberstar Inc. will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceeding with sanitary sewer lateral replacement on Genesee Street between Division and Altamont streets.

This work is the prerequisite for the curbing replacement and milling/overlaying for this street.

This work will be done with intermediate road closures and the public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all warning signs, lane shifts and other traffic control measures. The work is expected to last two weeks.

Additional announcements will be forthcoming for mill and overlay activities.