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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 ISHPEMING — Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in Marquette County are in the midst of delivering orders from their fourth annual popcorn fundraising project. ...

Some hot toys in big demand

By HALEY GUSTAFSON Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — With Christmas right around the corner, kids are putting together their wish lists and hoping for some of the hottest toys of the 2017 holiday shopping season that seem to be flying off the shelves at local stores both big and ...

TubaChristmas to offer public concert

MARQUETTE — This year’s annual Marquette TubaChristmas event will occur on Sunday afternoon. Tuba and euphonium players will perform at two locations. The first will be free and open to the public, while the second is for facility residents and their families only: ≤ 1:30 p.m. at ...

MSP warns of fraudulent calls

MARQUETTE — The Michigan State Police Negaunee Post has issued a warning to the public to be aware of phone solicitation scams. According to a press release from the MSP, scammers usually give the victim a sense of urgency, pretending to be an official of a legitimate organization to fool ...

Toys for Tots at Ishpeming VFW

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming VFW Post 4573 invites the community to participate in the Toys for Tots Christmas program. Unwrapped toys can be brought to the post until Dec. 10. The post is open from 3-6 p.m. weekdays and at 4 p.m. Sundays.

‘A Christmas Carol’ reading set

MARQUETTE — Bruce Closser will perform a public reading of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at the First Presbyterian Church is Marquette. The reading follows a long tradition of public readings of the work, started by Dickens himself. Bruce’s father, Earl ...

Marquette man arrested for OUI, fleeing the scene

MARQUETTE — A Marquette man was arrested early Wednesday morning for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, driving an unregistered vehicle with no proof of insurance and failure to report an accident. At approximately 12:50 a.m. officers from the Marquette Police Department were ...

Housing Commission set to meet

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Housing Commission board meeting has been moved. The meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at 316 Pine St., Marquette, in the conference room.

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.54 $2.69 Munising (Holiday) $2.65 Laurium (Marathon) $2.63 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.63 Ishpeming (Holiday) $2.57 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.54 Marquette (Krist) $2.53 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $2.51 Hancock (Holiday) $2.43 Wakefield (Holiday) $2.31 Baraga ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago SAWYER AIR FORCE BASE — Two base personnel were recognized by Sgt. Charles Doute as standouts in their fields. First Lt. Joseph Gootee, named ...

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 ...

100 years of Finnish independence

By COREY KELLY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — To celebrate the anniversary of Finland’s independence from Russia on Dec. 6, 1917, the Marquette Regional History Center held an event Wednesday called “100 Years of Finnish Independence.” “Politically and socially the Finns have ...

Happy holidays

German-style Christmas Market NEGAUNEE — As part of the yearlong Reformation 500th Anniversary Celebration, a German-style Christmas Market is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, located at 520 U.S. 41 East, Negaunee. The public is invited to join in the ...

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 ...

Traffic incident causes highway closure

IRON MOUNTAIN — Traffic lights were pulled down and power was disabled to the intersection of U.S. 2 and M-95 in Breitung Township Wednesday when a tractor-trailer operated by a 76-year-old Quinnesec man failed to negotiate a turn. A trooper from the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post ...

Meet the Modeltowners Friday

MARQUETTE — Gwinn Area Community Schools will host a “Meet the Modeltowners and Santa” event before the varsity boys basketball game Friday night. Community members will have the opportunity to meet cheerleaders, wrestlers, and players from the JV boys, and girls and boys varsity ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago NEGAUNEE — Beth Barry has been in the baking business for 28 years, so putting the finishing touches on a holiday cake is old hat. She opened Beth’s ...

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 ...

100 YEARS OF HERITAGE

ISHPEMING — The 22nd annual “Pikkujoulu” — Little Christmas — celebration at the Ishpeming Elks Club seemed a little sweeter this year, and it wasn’t just the pulla bread. This year’s party, sponsored by the League of Finnish-American Societies, was on Sunday, only three days ...

Local briefing

Suds, Buds and Barristers event MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Student Law Forum will host a presentation titled “Search and Seizure” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. Attorney experts Karl Numinen and Phillip Toutant will address Fourth Amendment ...