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Local briefing

Traffic disruptions to be expected MARQUETTE — Beginning Monday, various areas in the city of Marquette will experience traffic disruptions due to soil boring operations. Tri Media Consultants will be performing soil boring sampling for future street reconstruction projects. The public is ...

Several millage proposals on Alger County ballots

By JAYMIE DEPEW Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Voters in Au Train, Burt and Grand Island townships will decide the outcome of several proposals by casting their ballots on the Nov. 6 general election. In Au Train Township, voters will decided whether or not to renew an operating ...

Local briefing

Elks to host wine, beer fest tonight NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Lady Elks are hosting a wine/beer fest at the Negaunee Elks Lodge from 7-11 p.m. today. Tickets are available at the door: 3 tickets for $15 for wine, craft beer, hors d’oeuvres, raffles and musical entertainment by Pierre ...

‘You Are Welcome Here’

MARQUETTE — Many downtown Marquette businesses are displaying posters in their windows with the message “You Are Welcome Here” in multiple languages. Northern Michigan University staff members delivered the posters as part of a campaign designed to strengthen international students’ ...

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 ...

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 — Specific attractions can convince travelers to come to the Upper Peninsula and also determine how long they spend here, according to a survey ...

DDA branding focus groups set

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Downtown Development Authority invites business owners, managers, employees and property owners from within Marquette’s downtown district to a branding roundtable at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in a branding roundtable on at ...

2-vehicle crash causes injuries

ISHPEMING — Three people were hospitalized with minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash Thursday at the intersection of U.S. 41 West and North Lake Drive in Ishpeming Township The crash occurred around 4:30 p.m., according to a Marquette County Sheriff’s Office press release. A brown ...

InvestUP names Marty Fittante as new CEO

MARQUETTE — Escanaba native Marty Fittante has been named CEO of InvestUP. Fittante will lead the newly developed private sector-led economic organization effective Jan. 1, an InvestUP press release states. As the current chief of staff for Sen. Tom Casperson, Fittante also serves as the ...

Artist honors ancestors through handwoven portraits

MARQUETTE— An exhibit of weavings about women from Wisconsin’s 12 tribes titled Ancestral Women from award-winning jacquard weaver Mary Burns opens today at The Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center in Marquette. There will be an opening ceremony at the gallery at 1 p.m. Followed by a ...

New cyber hubs announced for NMU, U-M Flint

DETROIT — Two new cyber hubs in Marquette and Flint will open as part of the Michigan Cyber Range Network, Gov. Rick Snyder announced Monday at the North American Cyber Summit. The hubs at Northern Michigan University and at the University of Michigan-Flint are planned to open in ...

New space for youth open at PWPL

The Youth Services Department is now in operation in its newly renovated space at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. Renovations include new carpeting, a small expansion, additional storage space as well as some new features for patrons to enjoy, such as a Tween Zone. This is an area ...

USDA conservation funding available

EAST LANSING —The U.S. Department of Agriculture has funding available through two conservation initiatives to improve forest wildlife habitat and water quality in the Upper Peninsula and northern Michigan. Private forestland owners who submit applications by Friday may be eligible for ...

DNR grant awards total $1.04M

LANSING — More than a dozen conservation organizations, units of government and nonprofit groups have been awarded a total of roughly $1.04 million in Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Habitat Grants for projects to be completed by Sept. 30, 2020. The money will support ...

St. Mike’s bazaar Saturday

MARQUETTE — St. Michael Catholic Church’s Altar Society in Marquette will host its annual Fall Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A White Elephant sale will take place in the Monsignor Dunleavy Hall, corner of Heard Court and Kaye Avenue. Items available include crafts, baked goods, ...

St. Chris’ bazaar Saturday

MARQUETTE — St. Christopher’s Harvest Bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature crafts, books, a bake sale and a country store. Lunch will be available. The church is located at the corner of Badger and Ontario in Marquette Township.

Craft sale in Skandia

SKANDIA — The Skandia Lions Club Community Christmas Craft Show is set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Skandia Community Center, 224 Kreiger Drive.

Local tales of the supernatural

MARQUETTE — While staying at a hotel in Sault Ste. Marie, Jennifer Billock, the author of “Ghosts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula,” had her covers ripped off of her during the night even though she was alone. About 15 years ago, local maritime historian and author Fred Stonehouse was on ...

‘Sweeney Todd’

MARQUETTE — In the director’s notes for Sweeney Todd, currently being staged at Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre, director Keli Crawford- Truckey smartly asks the question before her audience does: Who would choose to write a musical about murder and cannibalism? She ...

VA health flu vaccines available

MARQUETTE — Flu vaccinations are now available for veterans enrolled in VA health care. Veterans may request the flu shot at their regularly scheduled VA appointments. Veterans may also get vaccinated during free walk-in flu shot clinics at Marquette VA Clinic on Fridays, Nov. 2 and 9, ...