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Police ID injured snowmobiler

MUNISING — Police have released the identity of the snowmobiler who sustained serious injuries in a single-snowmobile accident on Trail 8 near Melstrand in Alger County around 11 p.m. Sunday. The operator of the snowmobile is identified as 55-year-old Todd Cantile of Rockford, according to ...

Board to talk PILT, structural planning

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board will consider the first reading of a payment in lieu of taxes ordinance and a service agreement for Whetstone Village Apartments during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the Marquette Township Community Center. The proposed ordinance would establish ...

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 ...

Snowmobiler injured in crash

MARQUETTE — A snowmobiler sustained “serious injuries” in a single-snowmobile accident on Trail 8 near Melstrand in Alger County around 11 p.m. Sunday, according to the Alger County Sheriff’s Office. The operator of the snowmobile was traveling westbound on Trail 8 when he left the ...

NMU Snowfest set for Wednesday

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will present its second annual Snowfest, a winter semester kick-off event, on Wednesday. Free activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. include snow biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing demos on the academic mall, according to a release from the ...

Lost snowmobiler located

MARQUETTE — A lost snowmobiler was found in Sands Township Sunday morning after deputies from the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area. Thomas Lohf, 60, of Marquette had been riding his snowmobile in the Sands Plains when he became stuck on the trail. When he ...

Police investigate B&E incident

MARQUETTE — Police in St. Ignace are currently investigating the breaking and entering of an unoccupied home that occurred between Dec. 30 and Thursday, according to officials from the St. Ignace Police Department. The home was entered through a side door and several long guns, a safe, a ...

Markkanen to hold office hours

MARQUETTE — State Rep. Greg Markkanen of Houghton announced his January office hours for residents of the 110th district. “I am honored to be the voice for the people of the 110th District in Lansing,” Markkanen said in a press release. “It is imperative I am accessible and know what ...

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. This meeting is open to the public.

Lions Winter Carnival donates to food banks

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Snowshoeing, skiing, sledding and other winter fun took place on the snow-covered trails Saturday at Maple Lane Archery and Ski Center in Skandia and all for a good cause. Attendees of all ages at the fourth annual Skandia Winter ...

Local briefing

Women’s March to be held Saturday MARQUETTE — On Saturday, Forward Action Michigan will be hosting the third annual Marquette Women’s March. The march will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Marquette Commons. The Marquette Commons will have informational booths of local organizations and ...

Dead River Derby holds training event

Above, from left, Betsy Sawicky, vice president of Marquette’s Dead River Derby League and trainer, guides new recruits through some of the training necessary to participate in the derby games Thursday evening in Marquette. At right, Erin Leahy Putvin, also known by her derby name as ...

Cambensy honors participants of 2018 school safety forums

MARQUETTE — State Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, on Monday will be presenting a School Safety Tribute to highlight state and local law enforcement officials who participated in school safety town halls last spring. The presentation will occur at 9:45 a.m. Monday at Ishpeming High ...

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 ...

Rotary club opens grant cycle

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Breakfast Rotary on Tuesday announced changes to its annual grant program. Due to the success of the club’s annual “Fishboil” fundraiser, the club is now offering two separate grant cycles, a press release from the group states. Small grants will support ...

Local briefing

1 injured, 1 cited after 3-vehicle crash MARQUETTE — One person was transported to the hospital for a minor injury and one woman was cited after a three-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Chocolay Township, according to the the Chocolay Township Police Department. The accident, which took ...

Taking the oath: U.P. legislators sworn in at state Capitol

By Journal Staff LANSING — Recently elected state legislators took the oath of office Wednesday during an official swearing-in ceremony at the Michigan Capitol building, including Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, and Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan. Cambensy was sworn in as representative for ...

Eichinger new DNR chief: Gov. Whitmer makes appointment

By Journal Staff MARQUETTE — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced appointments for several state agencies, including Daniel Eichinger, who joins the Michigan Department of Natural Resources as the DNR's new director. Eichinger most recently served as executive director of Michigan ...

Parks and rec meeting canceled

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Parks and Recreation Master Plan Ad Hoc Steering Committee meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to lack of agenda items.