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Cliff’s COO to exit Dec. 31

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Cliffs Inc. announced Friday that P. Kelly Tompkins, executive vice president and chief operating officer, will retire effective Dec. 31. Tompkins assumed his current position with the company in January, and his retirement was planned, according to a CCI press ...

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Rollover crash causes injuries GWINN — The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the scene of a single-vehicle rollover crash that took place at 11:35 p.m. Monday on Kelly Johnson Road, one mile east of M-553. A 20-year-old female from Gwinn was driving a 2007 Dodge ...

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 ...

Hauswirth named new NTN executive director

MARQUETTE — The Noquemanon Trail Network has announced the selection of Lori Hauswirth as its new executive director. Hauswirth brings more than 20 years of experience in trail advocacy and nonprofit work to the position having most recently served as the executive director of the Copper ...

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Missing hunter found, is OK MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a missing hunter on Lake Lory Road in Champion, according to a report issued Saturday. Miles Mattson, 69, of Marquette was reported missing around 7 p.m. on Saturday. When Miles did not ...

Police release no new info on body case

MARQUETTE — As of early today, no new information was being released regarding a body discovered Friday morning near the Marquette shoreline, according to the Marquette Police Department. At 9:03 a.m. Friday, police responded to a call of a body in Lake Superior about 200 yards south of the ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago WASHINGTON — A $296 billion Pentagon spending bill awaiting President Reagan’s signature drew mixed reviews from one Michigan lawmaker, but contains ...

New gallery focuses on contemporary art

MARQUETTE — As change happens in a person’s life, it leaves behind remnants, artifacts and afterimages that can haunt us. That is the theme of a new art exhibit by James Veil, a graphic designer, illustration artist and musician, whose collection “Obscured Light” can be experienced at ...

Police log

Nov. 2 - 9:40 a.m., warrant arrest other agency, 200 block West Baraga Avenue - 10:04 a.m., walkthrough, 1100 block Erie Avenue - 10:08 a.m., peace officer standby, Whetstone Road - 11:00 a.m., vehicle lockout, opened, West Michigan Street near North Front Street - 11:03 a.m., ...

Singin’ loud

Newly opened Contrast Coffee Co., located along Third Street in Marquette, hosted an open mic night Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m with acoustic music and poetry readings. Above, Angela Carter, left, plays the cajon, a box-shaped drum, while Rex Havoc sings and plays guitar. (Journal photo by ...

UPAWS gets Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes grant

NEGAUNEE — The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is hoping for the public’s help to win a substantial grant. On Wednesday, UPAWS was told it was selected for a Holiday Wishes Award from Petco Foundation, in partnership with Petco, according to a UPAWS press release. The award was ...

Rollover crash in Richmond Township

­­PALMER — The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a single-vehicle rollover crash that took place Friday on M-35 in Richmond Township. Police were dispatched to the crash at 9:05 p.m., according to a release from the sheriff’s office. Kevin Mays, 25, of Gwinn was ...

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Gwinn school board vacancy GWINN — The Gwinn Area Community Schools Board of Education accepted the resignation of President Ronald Lauren effective Monday. The board has 30 days to fill the vacancy. The person appointed to the post will serve on the board until Dec. 31, 2018. Those ...

Marquette BLP board changes, hears updates

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Board of Light and Power said farewell to longtime board member Dave Carlson Tuesday evening and welcomed former board member Edward Angeli based on the results of the recent city-wide election. The BLP Board of Directors also discussed decreasing the number of ...

‘Shrek Jr.’ brings beautiful world to stage

Everyone’s favorite ogre will grace the stage this weekend as the Forest Roberts Theater transforms into a big, bright, beautiful world for “Dreamworks Shrek the Musical Jr.” performed by the Superior Arts Youth Theater. The musical follows the story of an ogre named Shrek (Asa Naigus) ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago NEGAUNEE — Excitement over Negaunee High School’s gridiron success has gone past the city limits, bridging even the void that separates cross-town ...

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 ...

Weekend gas gauge

$2.79 — Houghton (Marathon) $2.79 — Newberry (Sunoco) $2.79 — Ontonagon (Holiday) $2.75 — Negaunee (Holiday) $2.75 — Ishpeming (Holiday) $2.69 — Ironwood (Holiday) $2.67 — Marquette (Krist, Washington Street) $2.53 — Escanaba (BP) $2.46 — Baraga ...

Adoption Day set for Tuesday in PWPL community room

MARQUETTE — Michigan Adoption Day is being celebrated locally in Peter White Public Library’s Community Room from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21. The event is being sponsored by the Honorable Cheryl L. Hill, Marquette County Probate Judge, in collaboration with local agencies and is open to ...