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Ishpeming council to talk pensions

MARQUETTE — The Ishpeming City Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday in city hall for a budget and sustainability discussion. The council will also consider a proposed corrective action plan related to Public Act 202, or the Protecting Local Government Retirement and ...

Police ID Negaunee crash victims

NEGAUNEE — Police have released the names of the people involved in the fatal two-vehicle crash that led to the death of one person Sunday. The victim of the fatal car crash was William E. Tull, 29, of North Pioneer Avenue in Negaunee, according to the Negaunee Police Department. The ...

DNR issuing supplemental deer feeding permits in southern U.P. counties

MARQUETTE — Except within its chronic wasting disease surveillance areas, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has agreed to issue supplemental deer feeding permits in the southern part of the Upper Peninsula. The action comes with average U.P. snow depths measured across the region ...

PWPL elevator work is delayed

MARQUETTE — Due to changes in vendor schedules, the elevator at Peter White Public Library will be operational this week. Once a revised timeline is presented by the company, the library will release new closure dates, according to a press release. When elevator work begins the elevator ...

Singing for the trees

GWINN — It was appropriate the women who turned out at Peter Nordeen Park on Friday ate muffins made with walnuts and other tree-related ingredients and drank chaga tea, made from a mushroom that often grows on birches in cold climates. They were celebrating the “Sing for the Trees” ...

2019 U.P. Builder’s Show kicks off

Michael Terres, 9, plays with Lincoln Logs in the Children’s Activity Area at the 2019 U.P. Builder’s Show, which is being held in the Superior Dome in Marquette. For the last 45 years, the show has brought together all aspects of the building industry under one roof. Vendors such as ...

City manager offers office hours

MARQUETTE — Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon in the Dandelion Cottage room, located on the first floor off the Huron Mountain Gallery of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an ...

No injuries reported in accident

WAKEFIELD— No injuries were reported after a Michigan State Police vehicle collided with a snowmobile in Ontonagon County around 7 p.m. Central Standard Time Thursday. According to police, the Michigan State Police vehicle was eastbound on M-28 in Bergland Township when a snowmobile failed ...

PIPAC meeting now rescheduled

MARQUETTE — The Presque Isle Park Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been rescheduled for March 20 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Presque Isle Pavilion at 3 Peter White Drive. At the meeting, the committee will be seeking public input regarding Presque Isle ...

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Under the brilliant direction of Susan Candey — with assistant Taylor Koski — 60-plus children dance, flip and leap across the stage telling the story of Jack Kelly (played by Sam Billman) and friends, most of whom live on the streets and live only from the pennies they earn selling ...

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 ...

DNR: Ice shanty removal dates near

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that mandatory ice shanty removal dates are approaching. Regardless of the date, shanties must be removed before the ice is unable to safely support them. In warmer weather, the ice quickly can become unsafe for ...

No injuries in Negaunee Township rollover

MARQUETTE — One person was cited but no injuries were reported after a rollover accident on U.S. 41 just east of Pond Road in Negaunee Township around 7:35 this morning. The vehicle, a single-cab Chevrolet Silverado, was eastbound on U.S. 41 when the driver lost control of the vehicle, ...

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 ...

Arts, culture meeting rescheduled

MARQUETE — The city of Marquette Arts and Culture Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for today has been rescheduled for March 14. All meetings take place in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library, at 217 N. Front St. Call ...

Snowmobilers beware of wildlife

MARQUETTE — Heavy snowfall across much of the Upper Peninsula this winter is making conditions fantastic for snowmobiling, but not so great for moose and deer, resulting in riders and wildlife winding up on the same trails. “The deep snow conditions can make using the packed snowmobile ...

Repairs underway at furniture store

Shunk Furniture is recovering from a recent cave-in at its main showroom location, at 364 U.S. 41 in Negaunee Township. During the early morning of Feb. 24, the roof collapsed from heavy snowfall in the back of the store. No one was in the store at the time. Construction is already underway at ...

Lifeguard training scheduled

MARQUETTE — This year, the Marquette City Fire Department is partnering with Northern Michigan University to provide waterfront lifeguard training. All Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Certification/Re-certification classes will be conducted through NMU and will be held at the PEIF pool. This ...

PWPL’s elevator out of service

MARQUETTE — The elevator at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette will be out of service from Tuesday through March 22 while parts are replaced and repaired. A news release from PWPL states: “We apologize for the inconvenience. In the meantime we have temporarily moved a few ...

Ishpeming City Council will get information on project changes

MARQUETTE —The Ishpeming City Council will hear an update from the developer of the proposed Jasperlite Senior Housing Project during its regular meeting at 7 p.m. today at Ishpeming City Hall. G.A. Haan Development will provide an update on the housing complex, which will be built on the ...