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Council to consider pavilion contract, water tower antenna agreement

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council will consider a $63,200 engineering contract with GEI Consultants for a pavilion at Jackson Mine Park during its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Negaunee Senior Center. The pavilion project, which was proposed several years ago, is being ...

Carnegie library friends to meet

ISHPEMING — The Friends of the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Leverton Community Room on the lower level of the library. All who are interested in supporting the library and its programs are encouraged to join the group. Meetings are held monthly for eight ...

1 injured in Negaunee accident

MARQUETTE — One person incurred minor injuries after a car turned into the path of an oncoming motorcycle at the intersection of U.S. 41 East and Teal Lake Avenue in Negaunee Tuesday. The accident occurred around 7:30 p.m., according to a press release from the Negaunee Police Department. ...

Archive Angels: Friends volunteer to organize DeVos museum collection

MARQUETTE— Every Tuesday Diane Kordich and Marilyn Keefe go behind gallery walls and into the DeVos Art Museum collections room where the pair has been organizing the museum’s permanent collection for the last decade. Referred to by staff as the “Archive Angels,” the two women have been ...

Run today for Special Olympics

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will host a community Law Enforcement Torch Run/Walk for Special Olympics today. The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s program generates financial support for more ...

Part of McClellan Avenue to close

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, McClellan Avenue, from U.S. 41 to Washington Street in Marquette, will be closed while Oberstar Inc. works to extend storm sewer infrastructure to the west side of McClellan Avenue. This is a continuation of the final phase of the Marquette ...

Angeli schedules office hours

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

Local Boy Scouts welcoming both boys and girls

MARQUETTE — Bay-Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America, has local packs welcoming both boys and girls to participate. According to a press release, this fall, Cub Scout Packs in the U.P. are welcoming new families to join. For the first time ever, Cub Scout enrollment welcomes both boys and ...

CR 438 closed due to flooding

MARQUETTE — Marquette County Road 438 is closed a half mile east of County Road EAA to Dickinson County line due to flooding caused by a record rainfall of 2.96 inches last week. The road at the bridge will be closed to traffic until further notice. According to officials, the road will ...

Special art workshop for veterans

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center’s Suicide Prevention Program has a series of workshops Tuesday and Wednesday featuring artist Drew Cameron, of Combat Paper, who will help participants convert donated military uniforms into handmade paper. Individual workshops will ...

Marquette Climate March held

Above, attendees start their march from the Marquette Commons through downtown and around Mattson Lower Harbor during Marquette’s Climate March Saturday afternoon. The event was held to bring awareness to global issues and a call to action at the local, state and national level. At ...

Local briefing

East Baraga construction to begin MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, the East Baraga Avenue construction project will begin. Access east of Lakeshore Boulevard will be maintained throughout the duration of the project. There will be times when Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed to ...

U.P. history varied and interesting

MARQUETTE — Topics ranging from Great Lakes fisheries, World War I’s effects in the Lake Superior Basin, and the epic poem “The Song of Hiawatha” were among those discussed at Friday’s Sonderegger Symposium at the Whitman Hall commons at Northern Michigan University. The Center for ...

Harvey Daze is back

MARQUETTE — Local businesses, organizations and residents are working together to bring a community staple, now named Harvey Daze, back to the Silver Creek Church Recreation Area in Chocolay Township. It’s been a few years since the festival was held, but co-organizer Rita Savola said a ...

Woman taken to hospital after semi and car collide

MARQUETTE — One person was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries after an accident between a semi-tractor and a passenger car in the area of South Front Street and Hampton Street in Marquette Thursday, according to the Marquette Police Department. A passenger car ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.95 $3.12 Munising (Holiday) $2.99 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.94 Ishpeming (Holiday) $2.94 Hancock (Holiday) $2.91 Marquette (Krist downtown) $2.89 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.89 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $2.89 L’Anse (Holiday) $2.74 Menominee (Admiral) $2.73 ...

BLP to discuss budget Monday

MARQUETTE — Due to the Michigan Municipal Electric Association Fall Conference, the regular Marquette Board of Light and Power board meeting has been changed from Tuesday to Monday at 4:30 p.m. in the board room at the BLP’s main office, 2200 Wright St., Marquette. At that meeting, the ...

Climate march scheduled Saturday

MARQUETTE — There will be an organized walk from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, beginning at the Marquette Commons. From the commons, at 112 S. Third St., the walk will proceed west on the multi-use path to Seventh Street, then north on the multi-use path spur to Washington Street, ...

Lakeview Arena public skating starts Oct. 1

MARQUETTE—Beginning Oct. 1, the city of Marquette’s Lakeview Arena's public skating hours are as follows: Drop-In Figure Skating, Monday through Friday from 9 to 9:50 a.m. Preschool/Parent & Senior Citizens, Monday through Friday from 10 to 11:20 a.m. Drop-In Hockey, Monday ...

Board approves snow broom bid for Sawyer International

MARQUETTE — At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Marquette County Board of Commissioners, the board approved several agenda items related to county equipment and leases. The board approved the award of a bid to M-B Companies, Inc. for a runway snow broom that will be used at Sawyer ...