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Dryland Dash

Musher Kaitlyn Tidwell and her dogs cross the finish line for the Adult Bikejor 2-dog race on Saturday morning at the third annual UP200 Dryland Dash held at the Negaunee Township Park. (Journal photo by Trinity Carey)

Board to consider resolution, budget

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board will consider a resolution in support of security fencing around the ice rink at Lions Field at its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The resolution will allow township staff to seek assistive funding from the Michigan Participating Plan ...

Resource rally to be held tonight

MARQUETTE — Today, Great Lakes PAIL Resources will be hosting a resource rally. The event will raise awareness, as well as provide support for the families in the community who have experienced pregnancy and/or infant loss. It will be at the Delft Bistro, 139 W. Washington St., Marquette ...

Maritime Museum closes for season

MARQUETTE — Thr Marquette Maritime Museum’s last day for the 2018 season was Sunday. The museum will reopen in mid-May 2019. The public is invited to attend this winter the museum’s monthly Maritime History on Tap series at the Ore Dock Brewing Company in Marquette. The schedule of ...

Preliminary exam held for Varney

By Journal Staff MARQUETTE — A preliminary examination was held in Marquette’s 96th District Court Thursday for Michael Wallace Varney, 61, of Caspian, who was charged by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office in September with 50 felony counts due to allegations Varney provided his ...

‘Celebrating Our Roots’ at annual tea party

“Celebrating Our Roots” is the theme of the fourth annual Tea Party held on Saturday by the Forsyth Township Public Library Fundraising Committee at the Gwinn Clubhouse. Community members wore ethnic dress during a style show, which came after patrons feasted on various tea sandwiches and ...

Sauerkraut Supper event returns to Marquette

The New Free Store and Marquette Lions Club host the return of the annual Sauerkraut Supper (formerly known as Grace United Methodist Church Sauerkraut supper) on Thursday evening at the Masonic Temple of Marquette. Dinner included roasted pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes with gravy, and a ...

Budget, truth in taxation public hearings to be held at county board meeting

MARQUETTE — A truth in taxation public hearing and a fiscal year 2019 budget hearing will be held at Tuesday’s meeting of the Marquette County Board of Commissioners, which will take place at 6 p.m. in room 231 of the Marquette County Courthouse’s Henry A. Skewis Annex. Specifically, ...

Cyber security addressed at summit

An Upper Peninsula Leadership Summit held Thursday at the Landmark Inn focused on cyber security and how to improve economic growth in the Upper Peninsula through technology. From left, Arroyo Networks co-founder Cedric Kennedy; Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget director ...

Little Lake American Legion to host fish fry

LITTLE LAKE — American Legion Post 349 in Little Lake will have a fish fry from 4-7:30 p.m. Friday. The choices on the menu are walleye, whitefish (baked or fried), perch, cod (baked or fried), 21-piece shrimp, fantail shrimp or a combo fish platter. All these dinners include french fries ...

‘Frankenstein’ visits Irontown

NEGAUNEE — Things might get a little spooky on Iron Street in Negaunee this week. The Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council presents the Mary Shelley classic “Frankenstein” as adapted by local playwright Paul Olson on the Vista Theater stage. Frankenstein follows the story of Dr. ...

Negaunee City Council to hold 2 meetings

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council will hold back-to-back meetings tonight. The council will hold a special meeting to discuss the city’s 2019 budget starting at 5:30 p.m followed by its regular council meeting at 7 p.m. at the Negaunee Senior Center. During its regular meeting, the ...

Women arraigned on false report

MARQUETTE — Two women have charged with filing a false police report and were recently arraigned in Mackinac County, with the charges stemming from a false report the women filed in June regarding sexual assault, according to the Michigan State Police. The charges stem from a June 6 report ...

Winds lead to flooding, power outages

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Powerful winds have whipped up big waves along the shores of Lake Superior, flooding a business district and causing power outages. The National Weather Service says a Canadian freighter measured a wind gust of 86 mph near Castle Danger north of Duluth Wednesday ...

Senior/adult skate set to begin

MARQUETTE — Sunday kicks off the Marquette Senior Center’s Senior/Adult Skate at Lakeview Arena. Senior Skate is for those age 50 or older, or at the discretion of the Senior Center Coordinator. Skating hours are from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Skating takes place in the Olson Rink. There is no ...

City Hall entrance closed for work

MARQUETTE — The east entrance to Marquette City Hall will be closed for renovation today and Friday. Access to the building will be available through the west entrance. The city of Marquette appreciates your patience during this construction process.

1 man injured, 1 jailed after accident

MARQUETTE — One man was hospitalized and one man was arrested and jailed after a vehicle versus pedestrian accident that occurred in Gwinn around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred when a box truck driven by a 44-year-old ...

Candidate McBroom discusses priorities during Marquette visit

MARQUETTE — Education and auto reform are two priorities of former state Rep. Ed McBroom, who is seeking a seat in the Michigan Senate’s 38th District. McBroom visited the Peter White Public Library Tuesday evening for a meet-and-greet session with the public. The Republican challenger ...

Spring Street closing for concert

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, and continuing through noon on Sunday, the Spring Street road and sidewalk will be closed between Front Street and Third Street for a concert event sponsored by Northern Michigan University Arts and Entertainment. No detour will be provided. ...

Dryland Dash coming up

NEGAUNEE —What do sled dogs and drivers do when there is no snow? See for yourself at the UP 200 Dryland Dash and Fun Run scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the Negaunee Township Hall. The Dryland Dash is a one- and two-mile loop with winners being determined by combined times for the ...