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Geek U.P. being held in Houghton today

Local

By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — Fans of comics, science fiction and video games are no less diehard in the Copper Country than anywhere else — if not more so, but the main comic convention known throughout the world in San Diego is more than 2,300 miles away ...

Local students make part for NASA

Local

By DEBORAH PRESCOTT Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — Machining students at the Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District had a special visitor the first week of school — NASA Representative Stacy Hale, the creator and co-founder of the NASA program HUNCH. Darrell Mullins, machine ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Klava Klub to meet Wednesday MARQUETTE — At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Peter White Public Library will host a meeting of its science fiction book group, Klava Klub, at The Crib, located at 401 N. Third St. Marquette. For this meeting, the group will discuss Jeff Vandermeer’s novel, ...

Volunteer opportunities

Community

Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by calling 315-2607 — the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should contact the agencies ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Gospel concert held in Marquette HARVEY — Pastor Carl Miller and the congregation of Harvey Baptist Church invite the public to come hear The Steel Magnolias present a special gospel music concert at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The public is invited; there is no charge. The Steel Magnolias, a ...

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

Teen books, also known as YA or Young Adult books, come in the form of novels, nonfiction, graphic novels or combinations of all three. New teen titles can be found on the first bookshelf to the left when you come in from the parking lot. Check them out. “THE OPPOSITE OF ALWAYS” by Justin ...

Lamprey control

Front Page News

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — A single sea lamprey can consume up to 40 pounds of fish during its adult life and has no natural predators in the Great Lakes. Due to this, the invasive species has the ability to devastate Great Lakes fisheries if left unchecked. In ...

Mining museum highlights importance of preservation

Front Page News

By LISA BOWERS Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — It’s been 175 years since United States deputy surveyor William Burt discovered a portion of the Marquette Iron Range, and the rest, as they say, is history. Three years later, the Jackson Mining Co. began extracting ore from land that ...

Sweet symphony

Front Page News

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The sounds of string instruments filled the Bothwell Middle School music room Friday morning, but this time it wasn’t from the students. Violin soloist Scott Flavin and cello soloist Ross Harbaugh, both professors at the Frost School ...

MDDA’s Lang retires

Local

Marquette Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Mona Lang smiles while chatting with an attendee of her retirement party Thursday evening at the Casa Calabria in Marquette. Many people came out to wish Lang well, as she’ll be retiring effective Sept. 30 after over 20 years at the ...

Local briefing

Local

Police find no threat at TJ Maxx MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office is spreading the word that “no credible threat has been identified” after a social media post described an incident in the parking lot of TJ Maxx in Marquette Township “regarding a ring of men trying ...

Alzheimer’s walk today

Local

Mill Creek Assisted Living residents and staff are pictured wearing tie-dye purple shirts made by residents in support of today’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Mill Creek has made a variety of fundraising efforts for its team in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event throughout the year, holding ...

Regional briefing

Region

State Police warn of phone scams CALUMET — The Michigan State Police Calumet Post is cautioning residents about phone scams. Officials are reminding the public not to provide banking or personal information over the phone to unknown callers posing as a relative in need of money or a ...

Trump administration drops Obama-era water protection rule

Michigan News

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development and infringed on ...

Pipeline progress

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Construction on Semco Energy Gas Co.’s 42-mile Marquette Connector Pipeline — which spans from Negaunee Township to Arnold — is ahead of schedule, with much of the work in and around Marquette completed at this time. While it was initially anticipated that pipeline ...

Board sends weed ordinance back to planning commission

Front Page News

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee Township is sending ordinance language that could potentially allow recreational marijuana businesses within its borders back to its planning commission. Negaunee Township Supervisor Gary Wommer said he placed the matter on the agenda to “clarify a few ...

Event to benefit suicide prevention efforts

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Party ‘til the cows come home at the Michigan State University North Farm in Chatham on Saturday for the fourth annual It’s All In The Barn. The event will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. and is hosted by Alger County Communities That Care, which aims to promote a safe, ...