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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 ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago CALUMET—Memorial services will be held today on the 75th anniversary of the trampling and suffocation deaths of 73 children. The children were attending a ...

Tree drop-off sites to open

MARQUETTE — Residents paying the “Solid Waste” fee on their monthly bills are eligible to use the Christmas tree drop-off sites in Marquette. Owners and tenants of properties not paying the fee should contact their regular waste hauler for service. These sites are supported by fees, not ...

Christmas at the Masonic

Davin Makela of Davin’s Chocolates fixes up his booth at the Masonic Marketplace on Saturday afternoon in Marquette. The market, in the Masonic Building at 128 W. Washington St., featured more than 20 vendors with a special appearance from Santa. (Journal photo by Corey Kelly)

Dredging of Ontonagon Harbor

ONTONAGON — King Company Inc., based in downstate Holland, was awarded a more than $1.1 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the federal channel in the Ontonagon Harbor. King Company will remove about 132,300 cubic yards of shoal material from the federal ...

DDA announces holiday office hours

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Downtown Development Authority will be closed several days during the 2018-2019 holiday season. ≤ Monday through Wednesday — Closed ≤ Thursday and Friday, Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ≤ Saturday through Jan. 1 — Closed The DDA will reopen from 9 a.m. to ...

Dashing through the snow

Brenna Leafers, left, and Cheylene Dollar dress in festive running gear for the Queen City Running Co.’s third annual Christmas Party and Reindeer Dash Fun Run. Participants were encouraged to donate to the U.P. Foster Closet before and after the 5k run. Queen City Running Co. is planning ...

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 ...

Tom Baldini Holiday Homecoming

MARQUETTE — All Marquette-area alums, guests, former and current employees, friends and supporters from Marquette Senior High School, Graveraet, J.D. Pierce, Bishop Baraga and Marquette Alternative High School are invited to share the holiday season. The seventh annual Tom Baldini Holiday ...

BLP office to close for holidays

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Board of Light and Power office will be closed for the holidays on Monday, Christmas Day, Dec. 31 and New Years Day. For emergencies, call 228-0300.

Man arrested for hit-and-run crash

MARQUETTE — A 40-year-old woman was injured after being struck by a vehicle on U.S. 2 west of Iron River on Thursday morning. The Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post stopped a 26-year-old Iron River man who was reportedly driving erratically on U.S. 2 in Iron River around 1:40 a.m, an ...

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

NEGAUNEE — Animal lovers looking for a “furever” friend lined up outside of the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter in Negaunee Township Thursday morning in the hope of finding the perfect pet to adopt this holiday season. Home for the Holidays is an annual event hosted by UPAWS, a ...

2 arrested by UPSET in Iron Mountain

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team detectives seized over 30 grams of crystal meth and more than $1,000 in cash from an Iron Mountain residence Thursday. The owner of the home was arrested on charges related to crystal meth distribution and lodged at the Dickinson County ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.18 $2.54 Munising (Holiday) $2.34 Marquette (University BP) $2.29 Marquette (Krist) $2.29 Wakefieid (Holiday) $2.27 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.22 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.18 Hancock (Holiday) $2.09 Baraga (Pines) $2.09 L’Anse (Holiday) $2.05 Menominee ...

NMU leaders surprise student with degree at workplace

MARQUETTE — Steven Donley didn’t plan to attend Northern Michigan University’s Saturday commencement to receive his master’s degree in business administration, only so that two graduating seniors he supervises at the Best Buy in Marquette Township could enjoy the morning off to ...

Marquette City Commission approves master plan changes

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission in a 6-0 vote Monday approved an amendment to the community master plan, as brought forth by the planning commission, which includes a new section of updates regarding the city and recommendations for its future. Mayor Pro Tem Sarah Reynolds was ...

Parks and rec meeting today

MARQUETTE — There are two upcoming meetings scheduled for the Marquette Parks & Recreation Master Plan Ad-Hoc Steering Committee. The meetings are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today and Jan. 10 at the Citizens Forum in Lakeview Arena located at 401 E. Fair Ave., Marquette.

City offices to close for holidays

MARQUETTE — City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Ave.; Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Ave.; the Marquette Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St., in the Peter White Public Library; and the Municipal Service Center, 1100 Wright St., will be closed for the Christmas and ...

New lineman lineup

BARAGA — The villages of Baraga and L’Anse will have partnered with WPPI energy to meet their electric distribution system construction and maintenance needs. The two municipalities will have access to a two-person journeymen lineworker crew and the equipment needed to perform routine ...