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Family offers $8K reward for info

Michigan News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The family of a Michigan man who was shot and killed last month while hunting deer is offering a more than $8,000 reward for information about his death, citing concerns that it may not have been accidental. Chong Yang’s family held a candlelight vigil for the ...

Doug Russell out as homeless center’s director

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Doug Russell, who’s been the executive director of Room at the Inn since 2015, was let go from the position Thursday for reasons not clear. Ryan Redmond, former manager of RATI’s Warming Center, has been designated interim director of RATI. Redmond confirmed ...

Volunteers, sponsors needed for Spread Goodness Day 2019

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — For those who are looking to get a head start on spreading goodness this year, Spread Goodness Day Organizer Anna Dravland is seeking volunteers and sponsors to help with preparations for Spread Goodness Day 2019, which will take place March 15. While the date might seem far ...

Frostbitten Convention of 1836 underscored

Front Page News

LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives approved House Resolution 472, introduced by state Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, to declare Dec. 14, 2018, as Frostbitten Convention Day, recognizing the landmark agreement that granted the western Upper Peninsula to Michigan and set in ...

Event raises money for United Way

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Items ranging from Christmas wrapping paper to a coffee travel mug to a concealed pistol license class were available Dec. 7 during the second annual Silent Auction Fundraiser for the United Way of Marquette County held in room 41 of the Henry A. Skewis Annex at the Marquette ...

Bill requiring A-F grades for schools advances

Front Page News

LANSING — Michigan would give A-through-F grades to public schools under legislation that narrowly passed the Republican-led House, where supporters hailed it early Thursday as a simpler way to hold schools accountable but critics called it a setback in improving the state’s lagging ...

Bid for distribution study approved

Front Page News

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council approved several initiatives related to electric service during its meeting Thursday, including a $13,370 expenditure for an electric distribution system study. The quote from Power Systems Engineering, a company out of Madison, Wisconsin, was narrowly ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

Local

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago HANCOCK—D&N Financial Corporation announced Tuesday that it will buy all the outstanding stock of Houghton Financial Corp. for a total of ...

Housing commission meeting set

Local

MARQUETTE — The monthly board meeting for the Marquette Housing Commission has been moved to noon Tuesday in the conference room at the Pine Ridge Apartments, located at 316 Pine St., Marquette.

Man dies in Wisconsin traffic crash

Region

MARQUETTE — One man was killed Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 180 near Oxbow Lane in the town of Wausaukee, Wisconsin, according to the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office. Robert W. Roland, 74 of Pembine, Wisconsin, passed away as a result of the crash, while Mary Lou ...

Negaunee High School announces honor roll

Spotlight

The following students have been named to the first quarter honor roll at Negaunee High School for the 2018-2019 academic year. Grade 9 (All As) Christiana Anderson, Madison Austin, Natalie Bell, Raquel Carlson, Emily Gauthier, Alyssa Hill, Nicholas Hill, Emma Krause, Kaylee Krellwitz, ...

The calendar 12/14/18

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 12/14/18

Community

Legion service officer available MARQUETTE — American Legion Tribal Veteran Service Officer Stacy King will be available to all veterans at Sault Tribe Health Clinics from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by the following schedule: Tuesday in Newberry, 4935 Zeez Ba Tik Lane Dec. 22 in Manistique, ...

Slighted by friends

Community

Dear Annie: My husband is friends with a couple from college with whom we have exchanged Christmas cards and graduation announcements over the past 25-plus years. They have three sons, all of whom we sent a card and money to when they graduated from high school. However, when our daughter ...

Christmas Bird Count is finally upon us

Community

“Go to the winter woods; listen there, look, watch, and the ‘dead months’ will give you a subtler secret than any you have yet found in the forest.” - Fiona MacLeod, pen name for William Sharp Beams of sunshine were sprinkled across the warming snow last weekend luring many living ...