News

A driving secret

Community

Dear Annie: For the past two months, I’ve been dating a man; let’s call him “Matt.” Matt, like me, is in his early 30s. He is a manager at a local coffee shop, which doesn’t sound too exciting, but he’s actually really passionate about it. I find that more attractive than ...

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; ...

New at Peter White Public Library

Community

Like many of our patrons, I enjoy browsing the New Fiction display on the main floor. Recently I looked through the display and chose the following as the titles I would most like to read. Each one appealed to me for a different reason. “Human Acts” by Han Kang follows the aftermath of a ...

Speed limit hikes

Front Page News

LANSING — In accordance with new state law, the Michigan Department of Transportation and Michigan State Police have identified 900 miles of non-freeway state highways for speed limit increases to 65 mph, and 600 miles of freeway for speed limit increases to 75 mph. Select freeway routes will ...

Event to focus on local gains, global challenges

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Taken on a global scale, the climate outlook may look bleak based on some scientific observations like ocean acidification, rising sea levels, extreme weather events, and food and water insecurity. But even small victories can reverberate in a community like Marquette, where ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Children’s clothing sale Saturday MARQUETTE — Redeemer Lutheran Preschool, located at 1700 W. Fair Ave., Marquette, is hosting its annual Children’s Clothing and Toy Resale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The sale features clothing sizes 0 to 14/16 and various children’s toys, books ...

Getting outside guarantees seeing something great

Community

"The first couple of butterflies are a sure sign there is not turning back to winter." — Anonymous It only took a day of sunshine a week ago on Friday and a day in the 60s to pop cottonwood silver and red maple flower buds, and get some spring peepers warming up for their big chorus numbers ...

BLP making ‘green’ strides

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Board of Light and Power will mark two significant energy developments this summer that seem to promise — not only greater reliability and energy independence — but a more environmentally friendly way to keep the lights on. BLP Assistant Director David Lynch ...

Marquette competes in High School Bowl

Spotlight

The Marquette Redmen played the Houghton Gremlins in the semi-finals of High School Bowl and were defeated by a score of 290-180. Forty schools from the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin field teams for Public TV 13’s High School Bowl tournament, now celebrating 39 years on the air. ...

Mattie Wright receives AAUW award

Spotlight

Northern Michigan University information systems student Mattie Wright recently won the 2017 Martha Griffiths Award from the Marquette Branch of the American Association of University Women. Meg Goodrich of AAUW, left, presented the award to Wright. The Tecumseh native received $250, a ...

Feed a Neighbor collection Saturday

Front Page News

ISHPEMING — Bright pink labels have been attached to 7,000 bags. Volunteers have distributed them door to door. Now, all that’s left is for Ishpeming, Negaunee and Republic area residents is to fill those bags and leave them curbside for collection Saturday morning. Instructions on the ...

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; ...

Old Buddy Bear passes away

Local

Oswald’s Bear Ranch in Newberry discovered during the “End Of Hibernation Contest” that Old Buddy bear has died during hibernation, according to a news release from the ranch. Old Buddy was rescued by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and transported to Oswald’s Bear Ranch in 2013. He ...

Police Log

Local

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

Local

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MARQUETTE — Four Marquette firemen recently completed 266 hours of firefighter training through the Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council in conjunction ...

2 injured in 3-vehicle accident

Local

MARQUETTE — Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash in Champion Township on Thursday morning. According to a Marquette County Sheriff’s Office press release, 20-year-old Ryan Mcgeshick of Baraga was driving east when he lost control of 2003 Dodge Intrepid on the slushy roadway ...

Summer homeless effort set

Local

MARQUETTE — A Summer Shelter for Marquette homeless persons will be hosted by concerned citizens mid-May thru mid-September. For volunteer training, those interested are asked to attend one of the two orientations; Wednesday at 3:30 or 5:15 p.m. at Hope Connection Center, 947 W. Fair ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

Local

State average: $2.45 $2.49 Laurium (Marathon) $2.47 Wakefield (Holiday) $2.41 Sault Ste. Marie (USA Marathon) $2.39 Hancock (Holiday) $2.35 Menominee (Admiral) $2.35 Marquette (Krist) $2.35 Marquette (Ojibwa Express) $2.35 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.33 Ishpeming ...

When policy meets pleasure

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission unanimously approved a non-exclusive lease to Superior Kayaking Co. to use beach and parking space at Presque Isle Park after a second reading of the terms at Monday’s regular meeting. The lease is for use of a small area for parking and kayak ...