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Library board to meet Tuesday

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will hold its regular meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Shiras Room, second floor of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. This meeting is open to the public.

Town Hall to be held Tuesday

MARQUETTE — Voters Not Politicians is a grassroots, volunteer-driven campaign to end the toxic role partisan gerrymandering plays in Michigan elections. The group has planned Town Hall in Marquette for people to learn more about partisan gerrymandering and how to get involved to help amend ...

HarborFest brings music, family fun to Mattson Park

MARQUETTE — Marquette West Rotary’s HarborFest will be bringing fantastic music and great family fun to Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette Friday and Saturday. “Friday night we have Bumpus and a great set of local bands,” said Amanda Filizetti, Marquette Rotary West’s ...

HarborFest Band Schedule

Friday 4:45 – 6:15 p.m.: Strung Together 6:45 – 8:15 p.m.: The Wayouts 9 – 11 p.m.: Bumpus Saturday 12:30 – 2 p.m.: Gerry & Allison Brown 2:30 – 4 p.m.:  Tuesday Jones 4:30 – 6 p.m.: The Pit Crew 6:30 – 8:15 p.m.: Iron Daisy 9–11 ...

Godspell preps for final week at LST

By B.G. BRADLEY Special to the Journal MARQUETTE — What is profound remains profound no matter how much time has passed. The 50 years since the first production of Godspell and even the nearly 2,000 years since the writing of the Book of Matthew are no barriers to what touches the ...

Races resume after driver’s death

NORWAY —Races resumed at the Norway Speedway Saturday night following the death of veteran jet dragster driver Doug Rose of Ringtown, Pennsylvania, at the track Friday night. According to a press release from race track officials, Rose’s machine veered into turn one and crashed into the ...

Baraga woman dies in crash

SIDNAW — A Baraga woman is dead after a three-vehicle crash in Duncan Township on Friday. The accident occurred around 1:45 p.m. on M-28 about 2 miles west of Sidnaw. A Michigan State Police investigation determined that a 2000 Honda Accord driven by Roberta Vizina, 72, of Baraga was ...

Blackhawk choppers land at Sawyer

Two UH-60 Blackhawk military helicopters landed at Sawyer International Airport Friday afternoon to refuel. (Photo courtesy of Jody Lindberg)

Blood types in critical need

MARQUETTE — UP Health System Regional Blood Center is still experiencing a critical need for A-positive, A-negative, O-negative and B-negative blood types. The website www.mgh.org/blood, Facebook-UPRBC provides hours and location of blood centers and blood drives.

County Road EL closed till Aug. 31

GWINN — Marquette County Road EL in Forsyth Township, approximately one-tenth of a mile north of M-35, has been closed for the installation of a box culvert at Halfway Creek, according to a press release from the Marquette County Road Commission. The closure will be in place until Aug. 31 ...

Presque Isle Ave. work continues

MARQUETTE — The third phase of the reconstruction of Presque Isle Avenue in Marquette will begin at 7 a.m. on Monday. The third phase will include the east half of the street from Center Street to a point north of Fair Avenue. The west half will be open to two-way traffic. This is the ...

SHF accepting grant proposals

MARQUETTE — The Superior Health Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for the Indigent Care Fund. At its July board meeting, the SHF Board of Directors voted to expend $25,000 in SHF dollars to “kick start” the Indigent Care Fund. SHF will provide grants to health-centered, ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.85 $3.09 Naubinway (Marathon) $3.04 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $2.99 Harvey (Holiday) $2.99 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.99 L’Anse (Holiday) $2.94 Ishpeming (Shell) $2.92 Marquette (Washington Street Krist) $2.92 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.91 Iron Mountain ...

NAMI to hold community walk

MARQUETTE — On Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing through noon, NAMI will be hosting a community walk. Walkers will start at Mattson Lower Harbor Park, then proceed north on the multi-use path to Shiras Park and return along the same route. The walk is to occur exclusively on ...

Classic Cars on Third Saturday

MARQUETTE — A classic car and automobile show will be held along Third Street in Marquette Saturday, with proceeds to benefit the Marquette Women’s Center. The second annual Classic Cars on Third will be open for public viewing from noon to 5 p.m. Registration will start at 10 a.m. next ...

Garden tour to be held Saturday

ISHPEMING — The public is invited to a garden tour at the home of Dominic and Linda Andriacchi from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The home is at 1500 Aspen Drive in Ishpeming. It features miniature plantings around a small pond, mason and leafcutter bee houses, a greenhouse, a gazebo, a ...

Pet handler class to be offered

MARQUETTE — SuperiorLand Pet Partners is hosting a handler class Saturday in Marquette. The handler class is the first step in training, testing and registering potential therapy animal teams with the international pet therapy organization, Pet Partners. For information about pet ...

Introductory Tai Chi workshop

MARQUETTE — On Saturday, an introductory workshop to Tai Chi Chuan will be held at the Hope Connection Center, 927 W. Fair Ave. in Marquette from 9:30 a.m.-noon. No prior experience is necessary. Tai Chi is a mind/body practice that uses gentle movement and mental focus to increase levels ...

Women’s Fair to be held in Harvey

MARQUETTE — A Women’s Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Togo’s in Harvey. There will be many vendors inside and outside of the building. Prizes will be part of the event. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Women’s Center.