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Reading to launch local poetry books following Art Awards

MARQUETTE — Six local poets will celebrate the launch of six books of poetry with a reading this evening, following the city’s Art Awards ceremony. The reading “Stars in the Sky” will take place at 8 p.m. in the Sky Room of the Landmark Inn. The city’s 21st Annual Art Awards, ...

May 20 Big Bay Relay to start in city

MARQUETTE — The Annual Big Bay Relay Saturday will again begin in the City of Marquette, before heading north. The event will start at the Kaufman Sports Complex on Hawley Street at about 8 a.m. Participants will proceed along Hawley Street and then head north along County Road 550. No ...

Reading to launch books of poetry

MARQUETTE — Six local poets will launch their latest work in six books of poetry on Saturday, following the city’s Art Awards ceremony. The reading “Stars in the Sky” will take place at 8 p.m. in the Sky Room of the Landmark Inn. Kathleen Heideman will read from her new book, ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MARQUETTE — Thanks to a heavy rain that has fallen since Sunday, Michigan Department of Natural Resources firefighting officials are finally able to ...

Weekend gas gauge

State average: $2.42 $2.45 Wakefield (Holiday) $2.44 Houghton (Mobil) $2.39 Escanaba (BP) $2.38 Marquette (Krist downtown) $2.38 Marquette (Holiday) $2.38 Harvey (Holiday) $2.38 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.38 Ishpeming (Holiday) $2.26 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.24 Baraga (Pines ...

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 ...

‘Five Women Wearing the Same Dress’ opening

MARQUETTE — When was the last time you attended a play? Once? Never? Why not try something new and spend two hours watching “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” if for no other reason than the curiosity to be part of and witness to the countless hours of labor that 10 Marquette ...

Iron Industry Museum hosts open house

NEGAUNEE — The Michigan Iron Industry Museum will welcome the musical group White Water at its annual open house Sunday, according to a release from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The event will feature two afternoon concerts by White Water at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Between concert ...

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 ...

Reduced traffic on Baraga Avenue

MARQUETTE — This is a reminder that the Duke Life Point Hospital construction project at 850 W. Baraga Ave. — between McClellan Avenue and Seventh Street — is under way. During the construction, the section of Baraga Avenue adjacent to the project will be in rugged condition and ...

Compost site open select dates

ISHPEMING — City of Ishpeming residents will have the opportunity to dispose of large, nonhazardous trash items at the Compost and Metal Collection Site off Carson Road on the following dates: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday; 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 26; and 9 a.m.-2 p.m May 27. ...

City special meeting canceled

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission special meeting scheduled for today at 5:15 p.m. in the commission chambers at Marquette City Hall has been canceled. For questions, call the city manager’s office at 906-228-0435.

Weight restrictions lifted

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Road Commission has lifted seasonal weight restrictions on all roads under its jurisdiction, effective this week. Only normal legal loads will be allowed until May 30, and overloads will be allowed by permit only following this date until further notice.

Neighbor dispute results in standoff in Gogebic County

MARQUETTE — A neighbor dispute in Ironwood Township Tuesday afternoon turned into a standoff that ended with an Ironwood Township resident being taken into custody, according to a press release from the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office. The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office responded to a ...

Moped driver sustains minor injuries

MARQUETTE — A minor injury was reported this morning when a moped was unable to stop on slippery pavement on Altamont Street in south Marquette. Marquette City Police and Fire departments responded to the incident on the corner of Altamont and Jackson streets at about 9:45 a.m. Marquette ...

Flash flood watch in effect for western U.P.

MARQUETTE — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for a portion of the western Upper Peninsula, including Ontonagon and Gogebic counties, through Thursday afternoon. Periods of heavy rain are expected through tonight with the heaviest rainfall expected to occur late ...

Honor Flight en route to DC

ESCANABA — Veterans from throughout the Upper Peninsula departed from the Delta County Airport this morning for Mission XII of the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight. Since 2011, the U.P. Honor Flight has been taking World War II and Korean War veterans on an all expense paid trip to see the ...

Police investigate possible threat

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Police Department is investigating possible threats made at Bothwell Middle School Tuesday afternoon. Police officials responded to a call at about 3:54 p.m. Tuesday. Police declined to comment further, citing an ongoing investigation.

Home invasion reported Tuesday

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Police Department responded to a report of a home invasion on the 1300 block of Waldo Street on Tuesday. The police responded to a call at about 6:54 p.m. According to Detective Blake Rieboldt, drugs are alleged to have been taking from the residence. An ...

Changes to rental fire safety code

MARQUETTE — Changes to the City of Marquette’s Rental Fire Safety Code, as well as a new fee structure, were approved at the May 8 meeting of the Marquette City Commission. These new rules and fees take effect on Thursday. A two-month grace period, from May 18 through July 31, will be in ...