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Econo makes donation

Spotlight

Zach Quinnell, manager at Tadych’s Econo Foods of Marquette, presents a check for $2,760 to Karmen Albert of Redeemer Lutheran Preschool.

Pound

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Found and lodged at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter in Negaunee Township were a male black lab found at K.I. Sawyer; a short-haired gray male cat found in Marquette; and a short-haired black and white male cat found in Marquette. Call 475-6661 or visit upaws.org to find out about ...

Archduke Ferdinand, wife, shot to death in 1914

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Today is Wednesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2017. There are 186 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, were shot to death in Sarajevo by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip — an act which sparked ...

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

Ishpeming VFW summer hours set ISHPEMING — Ishpeming VFW 7345 has new summer hours. The post will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. The post has air conditioning, a snack bar, pool table and a large screen TV. Area veterans, family, friends and guests are invited to drop in ...

Honoring Alvar

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Aug. 7 will mark 75 years since Alvar Liimatainen lost his life fighting for his country, Marquette’s first known World War II casualty. A special gathering at the Marquette Regional History Center Monday morning proved Alvar is not forgotten. The gathering brought together ...

Celebrity golf outing raises $122,600 for Beacon House

Local

MARQUETTE — The 2017 Upper Peninsula Celebrity Golf Classic held last week in Marquette brought in roughly $122,600 to support operations of the Beacon House. The amount is slightly lower than 2016’s fundraising total of $164,000, but organizers said it still surpassed the $30,000 goal ...

Weather

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Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, partly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday, showers likely, mainly after 3 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 69. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and ...

First WWII casualty was ‘nice fellow,’ hero

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Shirley Moore remembers Alvar Liimatainen, Marquette’s first known World War II casualty. “I can say that Alvar was a very nice fellow,” said Moore, a 1939 Graveraet High School graduate, two years younger than Liimatainen. “He was almost shy when I first got to know him, ...

Lottery

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DETROIT (AP) — These Michigan lotteries were drawn Monday: Lucky For Life 07-18-21-30-34, Lucky Ball: 5 Poker Lotto AH-3C-4C-9D-9S Midday Daily 3 4-2-5 Midday Daily 4 9-5-1-9 Daily 3 8-5-0 Daily 4 1-0-8-5 Fantasy ...

Fire code revision

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Marquette residents who want to enjoy a legal fire in their wood-burning units no longer have to keep hotdogs nearby to avoid a potential violation. In two public hearings, the Marquette City Commission Monday evening addressed two fire code issues brought forward by Marquette ...

Local briefing

Local

Special meeting held Wednesday ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council will hold a special meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the City Hall conference room to discuss a start date for the city’s $10.7 million infrastructure project. The project is expected to replace a quarter to one-third ...

Stocks

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AT&T ..................... 38.15 Cliffs N.Resources......6.64 Dow Chemical Co... 63.57 Exxon ...................... 81.24 Ford ......................... 11.18 General Electric ...... 27.61 IBM ....................... 155.23 International Paper ..56.73 Kimberly-Clark ...

Pound

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Found and lodged at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter in Negaunee Township were a medium-haired brown tabby cat found in Negaunee Township; a short-haired black female senior cat found at K.I. Sawyer; a male black lab found at K.I. Sawyer; a short-haired gray male cat found in ...

MAPS to operate at deficit under new budget

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette school board on Monday unanimously adopted its 2017-18 budget, which sets the district up to operate at a deficit of more than $560,000 this coming school year. Marquette Area Public Schools’ total general fund revenues are projected to decrease to nearly $31.37 ...

Court decision on grant could affect Michigan case

Front Page News

LANSING (AP) — An attorney says a U.S. Supreme Court decision about aid to a church preschool could have an impact on a Michigan lawsuit. Opponents are challenging a $2.5 million appropriation to private schools for fire drills, inspections and other state requirements. They say it violates ...

Vessels

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MARQUETTE — The James L. Kuber is expected at 8 p.m. today at the Lake Superior & Ishpeming ore dock in Marquette’s Upper Harbor. Due at noon Wednesday is the Kaye E. Barker. The American Integrity is expected at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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 ...

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; ...