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Ishpeming man sought in connection with alleged assault

A former Ishpeming resident is being sought by the Ishpeming Police Department in connection with an alleged assault. According to an IPD press release, the Marquette County Prosecutor’s office has issued a warrant for David James Bellmer, 39, for assault with the intent to do great bodily ...

Mackinac Bridge to close for annual Labor Day walk

MARQUETTE — Thousands of drivers usually cross the Mackinac Bridge during the annual bridge walk, and the Mackinac Bridge Authority, Michigan Department of Transportation and other state agencies have been working for months to make sure every one of them knows they won’t be able to this ...

Police arrest juvenile for larceny

MARQUETTE — Police arrested a 17-year-old Marquette resident over the weekend for allegedly stealing packages delivered to people’s homes. The juvenile was arrested on warrants out of the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office for larceny between $200 and $1,000, and receiving and ...

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 ...

Remembering Jessica

Susanna Bernier and Steve Wahlstrom walk hand in hand at the Classic Cars on Third Street Car Show Saturday between Park and Ohio streets. All proceeds from the car show benefitted the Marquette Women’s Center in remembrance of Jessica Drummond. (Journal photo by Corey Kelly)

Local briefing

Trash to Treasure coming up MARQUETTE — City of Marquette residents are invited and encouraged to participate in the community-wide “Trash to Treasure Weekend” beginning Friday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at 5 p.m. The purpose of the program is to provide a venue for the recycling of ...

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 NEGAUNEE — Some people’s interest in fishing starts to wane at this time of year, except those waiting for the salmon run. Yet, Jeffrey Poutanen, 11, ...

300 block W. Baraga work set

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, Oberstar Inc. will be replacing sanitary sewer laterals on the 300 block of West Baraga Avenue. The work along the block will be done in sections to minimize parking disruptions along the street. This work is the prerequisite for the milling/overlaying ...

2018 proposed budget available

MARQUETTE — The Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 for the city of Marquette is available on the city’s website www.mqtcty.org/budget.php. Hard copies are available for public viewing at the City Clerk’s office in City Hall, at 300 W. Baraga Ave. and at Peter White Public Library. ...

Distracted drivers targeted

MACKINAC COUNTY — Michigan State Police troopers from the St. Ignace State Police Post have recently increased specific patrols of the Mackinac Bridge, targeting distracted and careless drivers. According to an MSP press release, there has been a steady uptick of videos found on internet ...

Westwood High School announces honor roll

Semester 2 *Denotes 4.0 GRADE 12 ALL “A’s”: Jared Anderson, Jarod Anttila, Mariah Cardoni, Kassy Carlson, *Lauren Farley, Kaylee Lusardi, *Eliza Manninen, *Madysen Mattias, *Anna Messing, *Jarl Peters, Paige Rivard, Bryce Traver, Skylar Vickery, *Luke Wiljanen 3.0 GPA or BETTER: ...

Francis named champion at UP State Fair

Collin Carlson of Norway poses with Francis the steer. Francis was named Reserved Champion Steer at the Upper Peninsula State Fair in Escanaba this week. The fair continues through Sunday. (Escanaba Daily Press photo)

MSHS schedule pickup set

MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School students should pick up their textbooks and schedule of classes at the high school SRC/library between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. according to the following schedule: seniors, Tuesday; juniors, Wednesday; sophomores, Thursday; and freshmen, Friday. Parking ...

Wright St. water main worked on

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, contractor Hebert Construction will be continuing the installation of the water main along Wright Street from the westerly entrance of the new Municipal Service Center Building towards Industrial Parkway. According to a public service ...

Ewen man faces several charges

MARQUETTE — A Ewen man was arrested on drug and weapons-related charges on Thursday. According to a Michigan State Police press release, 41-year-old Wayne Langston was arrested by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team on charges related to possession with intent to distribute ...

2 injured in Houghton accident

MARQUETTE — Two people were injured in a car accident on Friday in Houghton County. The Houghton County Sheriff’s office responded to a two-car personal injury crash at approximately 10 a.m. on U.S. 41 near Waylene Street in Portage Township, according to a HCSO release. A vehicle ...

Free ORV weekend begins Saturday

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is inviting residents and out-of-state visitors to enjoy Free ORV Weekend Saturday and Sunday. During the free off-road vehicle weekend, Michigan residents and nonresidents legally can ride DNR-designated routes and trails without ...

DNR seeks pre-proposals for Aquatic Habitat Grant Program

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking pre-proposals for the next round of funding for the Aquatic Habitat Grant Program. This program is focused on funding projects that either protect intact aquatic habitat or rehabilitate degraded aquatic habitat. There is ...