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Body of Michigan man located

Michigan News

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — Montana authorities say the body of a 39-year-old Michigan man who was reported missing in the Crazy Mountains has been found. Park County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brad Bichler says in a statement that searchers found the man Wednesday afternoon in Sweet Grass County ...

Utility plans renewables

Michigan News

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A municipal utility in northern Michigan plans to generate all its electricity from renewable sources such as wind and the sun by 2040. Traverse City Light & Power’s board set the goal during a meeting Tuesday. Kate Madigan of the Michigan Environmental ...

Substance on slide identified

Michigan News

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — Police say a laboratory has identified the substance left on a slide at a municipal park in eastern Michigan that burned two children. The Lapeer Police Department says the chemical was identified as sodium hydroxide, which is used in a variety of household cleaning ...

Police officer dies

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit police officer has died after being struck earlier this month by a speeding SUV while assisting with crowd and traffic control at a neighborhood event. Police Chief James Craig announced Officer Fadi Shukur’s death Wednesday. The 30-year-old Shukur had been ...

Rowing recreation

Front Page News

MARQUETTE— Row, row, row your boat swiftly down the lakeshore. Every Monday evening the public can experience the joys of rowing a 32-foor Cornish pilot gig boat, launched in the waters near the Marquette Yacht Club. All the necessary equipment to get out on Lake Superior is provided by the ...

State prison to close in western Upper Peninsula

Front Page News

MARENISCO — State lawmakers and candidates across party lines are weighing in on a Michigan Department of Corrections decision to close the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Gogebic County later this year. The closure of the 1,162-bed facility will result in the loss of 203 jobs for area ...

Ojibwa Convenience Center closes

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Ojibwa Express Convenience Center in Marquette Township has closed just three years after opening. The gas station and convenience store, located at 3475 U.S. 41, shut its doors Tuesday. A Facebook notice posted at 2:50 p.m. Monday noted a closing sale at the store, with ...

Two jailed on felony charges related to crystal meth

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Two people were arrested and lodged at the Ontonagon County Jail on felony charges related to the sale of crystal methamphetamine on Monday, according to a press release from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, or UPSET. Detectives assigned to UPSET, along with ...

Gilstorff death remains under investigation

Local

MARQUETTE — The death of Kayla Jean Gilstorff, 26, whose body was discovered July 20 in a clearing northwest of the Ishpeming High School football field, remains under investigation, but no evidence of foul play has been found, according to the Ishpeming Police Department. An autopsy was ...

Front Street closed for construction

Local

MARQUETTE — Front Street will be closed to through traffic between Arch Street and Michigan Avenue, due to a sanitary sewer main repair today. This closure will begin at 7 a.m. and continue until the repair is completed. Estimated completion time is unavailable.

Body found in Chain Lake ID’d

Local

MARQUETTE — Police have identified the body of the man who was found floating in Chain Lake near St. Ignace in Mackinac County on Monday and say no foul play is suspected in his death, according to a press release from the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office. The man was identified as David ...

Marquette Elks Lodge holds annual family picnic

Spotlight

Marquette Elks Lodge 405 recently held its annual family picnic at the Tourist park in Marquette. Over 80 members and their families attended the event. Pictured from left: Trevor O’Connor, Jackson O’Connor, Bob Duprais and Lloyd O’Connor.

NHS Class of 1968 holds 50-year reunion

Spotlight

The Negaunee High School Class of 1968 recently held a 50-year class reunion. Pictured from left, row one: Mike Jarvi, Joan White Sunne, Diane Kevern Cassiday, Gail Hietala Wolf, Lois Kangas Cross, Pam Darling Barber, Diane Nurmi Piirainen, Donna Pynnonen Vanstraten, Carolyn DeGabriele Hume, ...

The calendar

Community

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Travel Marquette supporting art MARQUETTE — Travel Marquette’s August Artventure features the artwork of local artists Kay Johnson, Susan Roubal, Michelle Tuccini and JoAnn Deuel Shelby in its downtown office art space located at 117 W. Washington St. These four featured artists are all ...

Couple brings uninvited guests

Community

Dear Annie: I hope you can offer a solution to my dilemma. Over the Fourth of July, I hosted a party at my riverfront home. Most of the guests were my son’s friends, whom I get along with, and I am always happy when they bring their kids, because then my grandbabies have little ones to play ...

Hot weather hits area

Front Page News

NEGAUNEE — If it seemed a little hot Monday, it was. Although Monday’s local high temperature didn’t break the record of 89 degrees set in 1970, it was only a degree off at 88 degrees. Ryan Connelly, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service station in Negaunee Township, said ...

Body found at rural U.P. location

Front Page News

MARQUETTE —The body of a man was found Monday afternoon floating in Chain Lake near St. Ignace, according to the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene around 3 p.m. after kayakers discovered the body in the area, according to a press release from ...