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Out of the Darkness Walk Saturday

MARQUETTE — The annual Marquette County Out of the Darkness Community Walk will be held Saturday at Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming. It is hosted by the Marquette County Suicide Prevention Alliance. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with activities starting at 10 a.m. The proceeds ...

‘The Ripple Effect’ screened tonight

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Suicide Prevention Alliance, the Alger County Collaborative and the Marquette County Cares group are jointly hosting a screening of the documentary “The Ripple Effect,” a feature-length film that focuses on the devastating effects of suicide and the ...

Area hit by heavy rains

Flooding is shown on Pioneer Road in Marquette early today. Marquette city officials reported no major flooding issues today, but said a culvert along Division Street in Marquette became obstructed by debris causing rainwater to cover parts of the roadway early this morning. That debris had ...

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 ...

Friedreich’s ataxia event Saturday

LITTLE LAKE — An event to raise awareness of Friedreich ataxia will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Throttle Bar and Grill in Little Lake. A local woman, Julie Vallier, was recently diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia, a rare neuromuscular disease that currently has no ...

MARSP fall meeting in Negaunee

MARQUETTE — All retired school employees are invited to attend a “Taste of Local History” at noon Tuesday when the Marquette County Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel gathers for its fall meeting. The retirees will meet at Tino’s in Negaunee for lunch. ...

Items stolen from M-28 stations

MARQUETTE — The Chocolay Township Police department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating items that were stolen from the rescue stations along M-28 East. “When the equipment is stolen it takes time and money to replace,” a release about the stolen items states. “This ...

BACK IN TIME

ISHPEMING — Winston Churchill once said: “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” The comment, made as the British Parliament was deciding how to rebuild the House of Commons after it had been destroyed by over a dozen air raids during World War II, highlights Churchill’s ...

Name of plane crash victim released

By Journal Staff ST. IGNACE — The Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man killed in a plane crash that occurred around 9:49 p.m. Friday near the Mackinac County Airport in St. Ignace as Ronald Steven Dague, 64, of East Troy, Wisconsin, an assistant district attorney with ...

Lumi plans free Friday concert

MARQUETTE — Lumi is coming to Marquette soon. Lumi is Finnish for “snow,” and although it inevitably will hit the area in copious amounts when the cold weather comes, a different sort of Lumi will make an appearance in the city this week. Ryan Brandt, an adjunct teacher at Northern ...

United Way to kickoff campaign

MARQUETTE — The United Way campaign kicks off with a 75th anniversary event from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday at the Peninsula Medical Center in Marquette. The event will take place in the atrium, just inside the main entrance, where United Way partner agencies will greet people and offer ...

CR 478 to be closed Thursday

MARQUETTE — Marquette County Road 478, Black River Road, in Ely Township, will be closed about 1 mile west of County Road CO between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday for a culvert replacement, according to a news release from the Marquette County Road Commission. For more information, call the road ...

Building up a buzz

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Colony collapse, a disorder in which worker bees disappear from a hive, is on the rise. To promote awareness of this disease and spread education of the outdoors, the first ever Gathering in the North was held Saturday at the ...

Mackinac County plane crash under investigation

By Journal Staff ST. IGNACE — The Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a plane crash that occurred around 9:49 p.m. Friday near the Mackinac County Airport in St. Ignace. Residents who lived near the airport reported observing a plane “possibly go into the water” in ...

545 South to be closed Tuesday

MARQUETTE — Marquette County Road 545 South in West Branch Township, about 2.25 miles south of M-94, will be closed from 7 a.m. Tuesday through Friday for installation of a box culvert at Sheen Creek, according to the Marquette County Road Commission. Traffic will not be allowed to pass the ...

City sets 2019 budget meetings

MARQUETTE — The proposed fiscal year 2019 budget for the city of Marquette is available on the city’s website, www.marquettemi.gov. Hard copies are available for public viewing at the city clerk’s office at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Ave. and at Peter White Public Library. The ...

GLRC earns accreditation

MARQUETTE — CARF International recently announced that Great Lakes Recovery Centers Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years for its behavioral health programs. The latest accreditation is the sixth consecutive three-year accreditation that the international accrediting body, ...

LeSage wins scholarship from MCMCFC

ISHPEMING — The Marquette County Medical Care Facility has announced that Halie LeSage has received a 2018 Gary Easton Scholarship Award from the Michigan County Medical Care Facilities Council. LeSage has been a licensed practical nurse at the facility since October. She is furthering her ...

Federal building gets protection upgrades

Work is underway along the building that houses the Western District of the U.S. District Court to install bollards along Third Street. The bollards, which are vertical posts, will act as protection against a vehicle being driven into the building. The building is located at the corner of ...