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Local briefing 10/26/18

NMU seeks community input MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University is seeking community input on its campus master plan, which will provide a guide for future physical changes on campus. NMU recorded a recent campus forum where alternatives surrounding seven planning themes were ...

Weekend Gas Gauge 10/26/18

State average: $2.83 $2.99 Munising (Holiday) $2.98 Hancock (Holiday) $2.91 Harvey (Holiday) $2.91 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.87 Sault Ste. Marie (Krist Oil) $2.85 Marquette (Krist Oil) $2.82 Iron Mounrain (Krist Oil) $2.79 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.75 Escanaba (Holiday) $2.58 Baraga ...

Tree plantings helping coastal communities

MARQUETTE — Thanks to funding through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the U.S. Forest Service, eight coastal communities on Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron are benefiting from trees planted by the Superior Watershed Partnership and the Great Lakes Conservation Corps. Each ...

Campaigning in Marquette

The Economic Club of Marquette County recently invited several political candidates to speak before the Nov. 6 general election. At left, Republican candidates Rep. Jack Bergman, top, and John James speak to the crowd Friday at the Ramada Inn of Marquette. (Journal photos by Corey Kelly) ...

Sewage seepage: Accidental discharge occurs at Marquette facility

MARQUETTE — There was a report of sewage discharge at the Marquette Area Wastewater Facility along U.S. 41 South Wednesday morning. Mark O’Neill, supervisor of the facility, said a filtrate well overflowed with water that was already bacteriologically treated and mixed with a fully ...

Changes made in Boss jury trial

MARQUETTE — Robert Boss, the former football coach at Finlandia and Northern Michigan universities who was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault-domestic violence in April, will not be facing a jury trial Friday as initially scheduled. Boss is now scheduled for a plea on Nov. 5 in the ...

VFW concert to benefit veterans

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming VFW Post 4573 will be hosting a concert to benefit veterans featuring the Flat Broke Blues Band from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the post. There will be pizza, pop, full bar and snacks available for purchase. This event is open to all ages. Advance tickets are $8 and are ...

Marquette rubbish site to close

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette household rubbish drop-off site, located at 1415 Pioneer Road, will be closed for the season beginning Nov. 11. Due to no lighting at the location, the site will be closing each evening at dusk. The remaining schedule is as follows: ≤ Monday, 3 p.m. to ...

City seeks input on master plan

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Planning Commission has drafted amendments to the Community Master Plan, and the public is invited to provide comments regarding the draft CMP amendment between now and Nov. 25 to the planning commission. The amendments to the CMP include two major components: ...

Bergman, James at the Ramada

MARQUETTE — The Economic Club of Marquette County is hosting a luncheon at noon Friday at the Ramada Inn in Marquette with John James, candidate for U.S. Senate in Michigan, and U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, who is running again for Michigan's 1st District. Club members and the public are invited. ...

Ishpeming council to discuss budget

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council will hold a workshop to discuss its proposed 2019 budget during a special meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday. The council will also consider a parks and recreation commission recommendation to pursue a beach on the west end of Teal Lake. The project, if ...

Budget focus of Negaunee meeting

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss the city’s proposed 2019 budget. Council members will also enter into closed session to discuss union negotiations per section 8c of the Open Meetings Act.

Domestic violence walk, vigil set

MARQUETTE — The Women’s Center in Marquette is holding its annual walk and vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Participants will meet on the front of the Marquette County Courthouse steps and will walk down to the Marquette Commons and back to the courthouse. ...

Recyclables to be collected Saturday

CHATHAM — The Superior Central National Honor Society and Au Train 4-H Club will be collecting recyclables from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at the Michigan State University Research and Extension Center in Chatham. They will be accepting: ≤ No. 1 and No. 2 plastics (remove caps, clean and ...

City receives certificate of achievement

MARQUETTE — The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the city of Marquette by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report, CAFR. The Certificate of Achievement is the ...

Temporary four-way stops in use

MARQUETTE — A temporary four-way stop will be in effect between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. for traffic signal work on the following days and locations: ≤ Lincoln Avenue and College Avenue - Wednesday ≤ Lincoln Avenue and Washington Street - Thursday The public is reminded to exercise ...

HAUNTED HAYRIDE

Above, Dan and Kelly Zellar take their nephews Zayden, 8, Left, and Zach, 14, far right, prepare themselves for what awaits them on the Haunted Hayride at the Marquette County Fairgrounds. At right, an eerie looking skeleton holds a lasso and sits atop a hay bale at the Haunted Hayride event. ...

Board of Health meets Wednesday

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Health will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Courthouse Annex in Marquette.