News

Blood drive at NMU Thursday

Local

The UPHS-Marquette Regional Blood Center will conduct a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Northern Michigan University’s Jamrich Hall in Marquette. For an appointment call Lizzy Russ at 231-203-1973.

House committee hears testimony on mining bill

Local

LANSING — The House Committee on Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation held a hearing Tuesday on a bill sponsored by state Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, that would strengthen and develop a sustainable mining, minerals and aggregate industry in Michigan. Cambensy’s House Bill 4227 ...

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

NAMI to hold support group MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers free, confidential peer support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. A ...

Reader fears relative is a narcissist

Community

Dear Annie: I fear that my stepgrandson, “Tommy,” is a narcissist. As a child, he was bullheaded, and he forced others to give in to his wants and demands. He is now 19 and refuses to get a job. He was fired for laziness but lied and said that he had resigned. His mother is the sole wage ...

Genealogy assistance to be offered

Community

MARQUETTE — Representatives of the Marquette County Genealogical Society will be available to guide people through the rough spots in family history research. Those with an interest in genealogy are welcome to work individually with an experienced genealogist from 10 a.m. to noon April 2 ...

House OKs subjecting lawmakers, governor to record requests

Michigan News

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — The Michigan House voted unanimously Tuesday to expand the state's open-records law to cover the Legislature and governor's office, moving to end the state's status as one of just two that wholly exempts both entities from disclosing ...

Body of baby found in car

Michigan News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police searching for a missing 35-year-old Michigan woman say they have found the body of her 6-day-old daughter in her car. Lansing police say Ashley Shade’s Toyota Camry was found parked Tuesday and that Shade has not been located. Shade and the infant were ...

The 1889 typhoid epidemic in Negaunee

Superior History

During the 19th century, typhoid fever was not uncommon in Upper Peninsula, so when William Prisk, age 20, died in Negaunee on Aug. 26, 1889, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. But two weeks later, the paper noted, that while the number of typhoid fever cases in Negaunee was not increasing, ...

Shopko to close all remaining stores

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Shopko on Monday announced it would close all its remaining stores in an “orderly wind-down” of its retail operations this week after being unable to find a buyer for the business. The company, based near Green Bay, Wisconsin, also is evaluating strategic options for its ...

City applies for grant funds for 4 downtown buildings

Front Page News

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council on Thursday approved a resolution to authorize the city manager to submit a $651,000 grant application for facade upgrades to four downtown buildings. Four businesses along Iron Street have partnered with the city to seek the Community Development Block ...

Eagle Mine’s general manager briefs Econ Club

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Ishpeming native Kristen Mariuzza briefed the Economic Club of Marquette County Monday night on her background and how she got to where she is now as general manager of Eagle Mine. Eagle Mine is a subsidiary of Toronto-based Lundin Mining Corp. and one of the only primary nickel ...

1 injured in 2-vehicle crash

Local

MARQUETTE — One person was transported to the hospital and one driver was cited after a two-vehicle personal injury crash on U.S. 41 West at Commerce Drive in Marquette Township around 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. Jessica Renfro, 29, of Marquette ...

PWPL board to meet today

Local

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will hold its regular meeting at 5 p.m. today in the Shiras Room, second floor of the Peter White Public Library, at 217 N. Front St., Marquette. This meeting is open to the public.

Alleged poacher enters plea

Local

MARQUETTE — A man who allegedly shot a white-tailed deer with a bow and arrow while trespassing on private property within Marquette city limits in December entered a plea agreement in 96th District Court Thursday. Casey Waino Roose, 37, of Marquette, was arrested Dec. 12 on charges of ...

MCACA grant workshop scheduled

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Arts & Culture Center will host a grant workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, organized by representatives from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The workshop is an opportunity for local organizations and other potential applicants to learn ...

2 die in Alger snowmobile crash

Local

MARQUETTE — Two people were pronounced dead at the scene of a two-snowmobile accident in Alger County around 9:30 p.m. Monday, according to the Alger County Sheriff’s Office. When deputies arrived at the scene of the crash on Trail No. 8, around 1 mile north of Samuelson Road in Rock ...