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Editor’s note: This story is the fourth in a month-long series of articles highlighting the work of the Marquette County Veterans Affairs Department and its impact on Marquette County veterans and their families. ISHPEMING — Taking care of local veterans is a community effort that extends ...

Local briefing

Local

Trash to Treasure coming up MARQUETTE — City of Marquette residents are invited and encouraged to participate in the community-wide “Trash to Treasure Weekend” beginning Friday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at 5 p.m. The purpose of the program is to provide a venue for the recycling of ...

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 ...

Pound

Records

No strays are found and lodged at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter in Negaunee Township. Call 475-6661 or visit upaws.org to find out about animals waiting for adoption. Found and lodged at the Alger County Animal Shelter in Munising were a tiger-striped female cat who’s 14 years ...

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; ...

Vessels

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MARQUETTE — The Joseph H. Thompson is expected at 10 p.m. today at the Lake Superior & Ishpeming ore dock in Marquette’s Upper Harbor. Due at 11 p.m. today is the Lee A. Tregurtha. The next boat expected is the Kaye E. Barker at 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Bulletin Board

Community

Duck Island presentation set MARQUETTE — The public is invited to join Brenna Womer, assistant manager at the Marquette Maritime Museum, for a free presentation on her time at Great Duck Island at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the museum, 300 N. Lakeshore Blvd., Marquette. Great Duck Island is ...

Lottery

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DETROIT (AP) — These Michigan lotteries were drawn Sunday: Poker Lotto JH-KH-6C-9D-3H Midday Daily 3 4-2-5 Midday Daily 4 1-4-8-5 Daily 3 7-5-0 Daily 4 5-2-5-1 Fantasy 5 13-18-36-37-38 Estimated ...

Jerry Lewis, comedy icon, telethon host, dies at 91

Front Page News

LOS ANGELES — Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy ...

Superior Pets

Community

News from UPAWS The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter was excited to host our ceremonial groundbreaking, UPAWS: FIRST DIG, of the Philip and Ruth Spade Adoption Center on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. The groundbreaking was held at the site of our new shelter, 815 S. State Hwy 553, Gwinn, MI. ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago NEGAUNEE — Some people’s interest in fishing starts to wane at this time of year, except those waiting for the salmon run. Yet, Jeffrey Poutanen, 11, ...

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS

Front Page News

Above, the ferris wheel is seen in the background as guests wait in line for food Saturday afternoon at the Upper Peninsula State Fair in Escanaba. The fair runs through tonight, including fireworks at dusk presented by Skerbeck Entertainment Group. At far right, a baby sheep poses for 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; ...

City approves evaluations, easements, plus a lease

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission this week moved ahead with annual performance evaluations for the city manager and city attorney, approved a road easement on Michigan Army National Guard property for a roundabout, rezoned property for the hospital transportation project and approved ...

300 block W. Baraga work set

Local

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, Oberstar Inc. will be replacing sanitary sewer laterals on the 300 block of West Baraga Avenue. The work along the block will be done in sections to minimize parking disruptions along the street. This work is the prerequisite for the milling/overlaying ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Program seeks leadership mentors MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s nationally recognized Student Leader Fellowship Program is seeking community leaders to serve as leadership mentors. The SLFP pairs citizens who are active in the local community with NMU students who are in the ...

2018 proposed budget available

Local

MARQUETTE — The Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 for the city of Marquette is available on the city’s website www.mqtcty.org/budget.php. Hard copies are available for public viewing at the City Clerk’s office in City Hall, at 300 W. Baraga Ave. and at Peter White Public Library. ...

Bulletin Board Continued

Community

Finn Fun Day to be held Saturday MARQUETTE — The eighth annual Finn Fun Day will take place on Saturday at the Negaunee Township Hall, 42 M-35, starting at 11 a.m. and continuing until 4 p.m. All are welcome, there is plenty of parking, and there is no admission charge. Food will be ...

Distracted drivers targeted

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MACKINAC COUNTY — Michigan State Police troopers from the St. Ignace State Police Post have recently increased specific patrols of the Mackinac Bridge, targeting distracted and careless drivers. According to an MSP press release, there has been a steady uptick of videos found on internet ...