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MVAA director visits Marquette to discuss future of veterans homes

MARQUETTE — As the state of Michigan prepares to next year begin building smaller long-term care facilities for veterans throughout the state, pending the approval of federal grant funding, state officials said firm plans for the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette are still several ...

Wilmoth, Ruska found at gas station in Munising

MARQUETTE — Police have confirmed that missing persons LeeAnn Marie Wilmoth and Eric Scott Ruska were found alive early this morning at a 24-hour Shell gas station in Munising after a tri-county search that has lasted since Monday. Detective 1st Lt. Robert Pernaski, who works out of the ...

Thrifter Sisters Flea Market to kick off

MARQUETTE — The Thrifter Sisters Flea Market and Vintage Camping Show is set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Marquette County Fairgrounds. Organizers invite the public to shop for all sorts of treasures: vintage, retro, shabby chic, industrial, antiques, repurposed, handmade, ...

Police release image believed to be Ruska’s truck

MARQUETTE — Police have released an image of what they believe could be the truck involved in a missing persons investigation currently underway in the central Upper Peninsula. Detective 1st Lt. Robert Pernaski, who works out of the Special Investigation Section of the Michigan State ...

Local briefing

1st annual Color U.P. Fun Run/Walk MARQUETTE — The Women’s Center Inc. is hosting a 5K Color Fun Run on Saturday. It is not a fundraiser but an event to raise awareness of sexual assault. Approximately 195 people are registered for the event. It will start at 8 a.m. at the Heritage ...

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 ...

Shipwreck Museum hosts survivor

MARQUETTE — The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum will host shipwreck survivor Frank Mays this Saturday and Sunday at the museum at Whitefish Point. Mays, the only living survivor of the 1958 shipwreck Carl D. Bradley in Lake Michigan, will be signing books from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday ...

DNR officials work to live-capture black bear

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP — Officials from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are working with residents around the 100 block of Midway Drive to live-capture what is suspected to be an injured black bear, according to a post made on Negaunee Township’s official Facebook page. Officials ...

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 number of reported tornado sightings highlighted a weekend of volatile weather in the central and eastern Upper Peninsula. No injuries were ...

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 ...

Police in Delta, Alger and Marquette counties search for missing woman, man

NEGAUNEE — The Michigan State Police Post in Negaunee is currently investigating a complaint involving two missing persons, according to a press release issued Tuesday afternoon. LeeAnn Marie Wilmoth, 28, and Eric Scott Ruska, 37, were believed to have been in the Chicago Lake area in Delta ...

Local briefing

Public Art Task Force to meet MARQUETTE — A meeting of the city of Marquette’s Public Art Task Force will be held on Wednesday. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library, at 217 N. ...

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 ...

Grease lightning

It is officially summer now that Lake Superior Theatre’s season is kicking off. “Grease” opens Tuesday for a three-week run and it is a great way to launch the season. “Grease” is the most-produced and most popular musical in America, and with good reason. Fifties nostalgia, catchy ...

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 — A tornado that touched down near Munising Thursday night tore a one-quarter-mile path through forest land three miles from Lake Superior, 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 ...

Senate candidate campaigns in Negaunee

Mike Carey, of Crystal Falls, a Republican candidate for the 38th District of the state Senate, hands out informational cards about his campaign during the Pioneer Days Parade in Negaunee Saturday afternoon. (Journal photo by Rachel Oakley)

Fuel truck tips onto side, spills 100 gallons in Wells Township

WELLS TOWNSHIP — A fuel truck carrying 8,200 gallons of fuel tipped on its side Saturday morning, spilling about 100 gallons of fuel in Wells Township, according to a press release from the Michigan State Police. The truck from Stang WI Corp. was westbound on County Road 426 and County ...

Local briefing

2 injured in Brickyard crash MARQUETTE — A man and woman from Morenci, Michigan were injured in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Brickyard Road and US-41 Saturday morning when a 24-year-old Marquette man allegedly failed to stop at a red light, according to a press release from ...

Correction

Potential changes to recycling MARQUETTE — A front page article that ran in Thursday’s edition of the Journal, “City mulls garbage contracts,” incorrectly stated a change to the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority’s recycling program. The MCSWMA’s potential change ...