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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 ...

Labor Day festivities planned

ISHPEMING — As communities around the country prepare to celebrate Labor Day, local officials are gearing up for the 28th Annual Labor Day Festival in Ishpeming on Monday. Local labor unions and community members are encouraged to participate in the Marquette-Alger Community Labor Councils ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.88 $3.12 Munising (Holiday) $2.99 Hancock (BP) $2.99 Wakefield (Holiday) $2.94 Negaunee (Krist) $2.93 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $2.92 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.91 Marquette (Krist) $2.90 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.79 Menominee (Admiral) $2.74 Baraga ...

MDOT: Delays to be expected

MARQUETTE — Drivers traveling in the L’Anse and Baraga area beginning Sept. 9 can expect delays. Three large generators will be transported to the new Upper Michigan Energy Resource Corp. facility in Baraga Township, temporarily blocking traffic. Under a permit from the Michigan ...

Marquette Marathon this weekend

MARQUETTE — The annual Marquette Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k and kids fun runs will be today and Saturday. Today’s Kids Fun Run will start at 7 p.m. at Lakeview Arena. Runners will cross Pine Street to the multi-use path, then continue north on the multi-use path for approximately ...

Beach closed through Saturday

MARQUETTE — The beach at Marquette Tourist Park is closed today, Friday and Saturday. According to an email sent by Shea Kinder, Head Lifeguard, the beach will be closed these days due to inadequate staffing.