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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 — Sheriff’s deputies and state police broke up a beer party just as it got under way on Sugarloaf Mountain Saturday. The bust was the result ...

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 log

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books. Times are not available from police. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...

Interested in improving deer habitat?

SKANDIA — Private landowners interested in helping to maintain or improve Upper Peninsula deer wintering habitat can learn more about the subject and cost-share programs available to aid in those efforts at any of three upcoming meetings scheduled by the Michigan Department of Natural ...

Marinas slip agreements in the mail

MARQUETTE — The 2017 Marinas Seasonal Slip Agreements were mailed to the 2016 seasonal slip holders on Tuesday. Payments will be accepted through April 17 at the Community Services Parks and Recreation Office located at Lakeview Arena. For more information, call community services at ...

Third Street DDA forum held

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Downtown Development Authority will host a public forum at 3 p.m. Thursday at The Casa Calabria, 1106 N. Third St., Marquette. The purpose of the forum is to gather input on the 2018 Marquette Marathon and the North Third Street bike lane. No official business ...

PWPL Board of Trustees to meet

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Shiras Room of the library. The meeting will be a space planning work session.

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 ...

IOHRA to meet on Wednesday

MARQUETTE — The Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority has scheduled a public hearing on its 2017 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant application. The hearing will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Country Inn and Suites, Marquette. The grant application will be to place two ...

Superiorland history

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. BIG BAY — The Powell Township Board is at least partially responsible for the loss of ambulance service in the township. That’s the opinion of Dr. Dennis Whitehead, ...

Taking the plunge for Special Olympics

Calvin Lewis, left, and Tony Stagliano dry off after taking on the Michigan Law Enforcement Polar Plunge Saturday afternoon at Marquette Mountain. The event was held by the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Michigan, with proceeds going to help support athletes in Michigan's ...

JC Penney stores in U.P. to close

By Graham Jaehnig Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — JC Penney Corp. will begin liquidating its Houghton outlet on April 17 of this year, according to the corporation. In an effort to reduce costs and build sales, the corporation announced in February it would close up to 140 ...

Local briefing

Man arrested on drug charges MARQUETTE — A 28-year-old Atlantic Mine man was arrested Friday on several felony drug charges. Following a five-month investigation by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, the man was arrested on one count of delivery of methamphetamine; one count ...

DNR closes footbridge at Black River Falls

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has closed a footbridge leading to Black River Falls on the Gwinn Forest Management Unit in Marquette County. The wooden bridge crosses a small, deep gorge in the rocks that channels water from the river during flooding. The ...

‘A Journey of Hope’

MARQUETTE — For journalist Laura Ling, her presentation called “A Journey of Hope” was more than just a title. It represented a harrowing ordeal in her life. Ling, co-author with her sister, Lisa, of “Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to ...

Science Olympiad held Saturday

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Seaborg Center will mark its 30th anniversary hosting a Science Olympiad Saturday. About 325 students from throughout the Upper Peninsula will compete in 46 events facilitated by more than 125 volunteers. The Science Olympiad runs from 9 a.m. to ...

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser held

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Boy Scout Troop 346 will have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the Negaunee Township Community Center. The suggested donation is $5 and children 5 and under are free. Take out containers will be available. Those unable to attend who would ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.33 $2.46 Ontonagon (Holiday) $2.35 Sault Ste. Marie (USA Marathon) $2.35 Marquette (Krist) $2.35 Harvey (Holiday) $2.35 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.35 Laurium (Marathon) $2.34 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.33 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.16 Baraga (Pines) $2.16 L’Anse ...

As weather changes, use caution on ice

MARQUETTE — The weather is starting to warm up a bit, and officials are advising residents to use caution and common sense when venturing out on the ice. “Gather as much information as you can,” said U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Terry Bailey. “Always dress ...

3 injured in Marquette Township car accident

MARQUETTE — One Ishpeming woman and two women from Sault Ste. Marie were injured in a three-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon along US-41 in Marquette Township, according to a press release from the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. near Wright ...