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Marquette Legion fish fry Friday MARQUETTE — American Legion Post 44 Fish Fry is from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the post, 700 W. Bluff, Marquette On the menu, choices are whitefish or shrimp $11 or chicken strips $9. Meals come with a choice of baked potato or french fries. Salad bar is included with all meals. This meal is open to the public. Community dinner at Hope Free ISHPEMING — The monthly community dinner at Hope Free Lutheran Church located in west Ishpeming will be at 5 p.m. Sunday. The menu this month includes pork chops and baked potato. Groceries will also be available to those in need. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 906-485-5714. Gwinn school to host events GWINN — The Sixth Annual Wellness Fair and Chili Cook-off at Gwinn High School is set for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. K.I. Sawyer and Gwinn elementary students can earn a “brag tag” for attending. There will be door prizes as well as hourly prizes. The family-friendly event is free to the public, crafters and vendors. For details, contact Barbie Ward-Thomas, food service director at Gwinn Area Community Schools, at 906-346-0313 or bward@gwinn.k12.mi.us. Isle Royale moose study at issue MARQUETTE — This is the 61st year of the famed Isle Royale Wolf-Moose Winter Study, the longest predator-prey study in the world. This year, it is threatened by (a potential) government shutdown. Three women who know the island and the mission of the Winter Study intimately intend to celebrate and consider the importance of the study, whether it goes forward or not. A musician, a poet, and the wife of the preeminent scientist of the study are part of a very special event Sunday at The Joy Center in Ishpeming. Two of Isle Royale’s past Artists in Residence, songwriter and composer Terri Bocklund and poet/painter/environmental activist Kathleen Heideman Rydholm will share their passion and works inspired by their experiences on Isle Royale. Special Guest Candy Peterson will join Bocklund and Heideman Rydholm with insights gained from being side by side with Dr. Rolf Peterson (the study’s preeminent scientist) for decades. Candy Peterson is the author of the memoir “A View from the Wolf’s Eye,” which chronicles her adventures with Rolf over the many years they have been involved with Isle Royale, not only as scientists, but as passionate and caring stewards of the unique northwooods wilderness, its temperamental biosphere, and its enigmatic inhabitants. Film clips from the full-length documentary film “A Fortunate Wilderness” will also be shared during the event. This film is the work of George Desort, also a past Isle Royale Artist in Residence, and a volunteer who annually goes to the island during the Winter Study to assist the team of scientists in their mission. The event at The Joy Center is free to all, and a “love offering” will be taken. The event begins at 7 p.m. Amputee social group to meet MARQUETTE — The next meeting of Amputee Social Group is set for 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at 1010 W. Washington St. in Marquette (Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics building). This is a peer social group created for all amputees, families, and friends in the Marquette community to share resources, life experiences and create relationships.Bulletin Board

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Marquette Legion fish fry Friday MARQUETTE — American Legion Post 44 Fish Fry is from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the post, 700 W. Bluff, Marquette On the menu, choices are whitefish or shrimp $11 or chicken strips $9. Meals come with a choice of baked potato or french fries. Salad bar is included ...

Getting ready for a new dog

Community

Dear Annie: I’m hoping to adopt a small dog soon, and obviously, my apartment needs to be prepared. The small, curious new member of the family will want to play with almost everything in reach, so I imagine I’ll need to clear the floor as much as possible. What else do I need to do to ...

Biden: Longtime Rep. John Dingell treated all with ‘dignity’

Michigan News

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Longtime Rep. John Dingell knew that jobs were about more than collecting a paycheck, and that health care meant more than just good health. Both were about dignity, former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday while eulogizing the longest serving member of Congress ...

Seymour Avenue and a strange love story

Superior History

Place names are the best windows into local history. The mundane hides outrageous stories. A family that once occupied the upper echelon of high society in Marquette is remembered with a short road that runs north from West Washington Street to West Ridge Street. Seymour Avenue is named for ...

Snow daze

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The succession of recent weather events involving the polar vortex, ice storm and blizzard have made going to school a challenge in Marquette County. For example, Marquette Area Public Schools Superintendent Bill Saunders said Friday marked the seventh snow day of the 2018-19 ...

Westwood Mall sold to developers

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Westwood Mall property in Marquette Township has been sold. Marquette Township Planning and Zoning Administrator Jason McCarthy confirmed that the majority of the 30-acre property previously owned by EBL&S Property Management was sold to two different developers. An ...

Panel OKs land development code project

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Marquette property owners will be able to legally possess chickens, rabbits and bees in city limits by the end of the month. The Marquette City Commission unanimously approved a new Land Development Code Monday, which incorporates contemporary zoning, sign and fence ordinances, ...

Board weighs in on casino project issues

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Chocolay Township residents who live adjacent to new sewer infrastructure being constructed to benefit the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Ojibwa Casino expansion will not be required to connect to it. The Chocolay Township Board unanimously approved the second reading of an ...

Whitmer to focus on magnitude of road problem in speech

Front Page News

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday she will discuss the magnitude of Michigan’s problem with poor roads and bridges in her first State of the State address, appealing to the public to give feedback on the costs of pothole-ridden infrastructure. The Democrat, who made fixing ...

Michigan Ice Fest starts Wednesday

Local

MUNISING — The 2019 Michigan Ice Fest will be held in Munising this week, with events taking place Wednesday through Sunday. Ice Fest headquarters is located at the Munising Community Center, 101 E. Chocolay St., where participants should go to pick up registration materials, check out and ...

PWPL event set for Wednesday

Local

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library in Marquette invites the public to Climate Change Musings with Katya Gordon. Due to inclement weather, the event has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Heritage Room on the library’s upper level. What do climate change, Lake Superior ...

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 ...

Area sees a rash of crashes

Local

NEGAUNEE — Five people were transported to UP Health System-Marquette for injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash that occurred around 11:25 a.m. Monday on U.S. 41 near Midway Drive in Negaunee Township. The Michigan State Police Negaunee Post reported Alonzo Feldbauer, 79, of Ishpeming, ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Transition reading group to meet MARQUETTE — The Transition Marquette County Reading Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Dandelion Cottage Room of Peter White Public Library to discuss “The Sea Around Us” by Rachel Carson. It is not her most famous book, many people think it is ...

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; ...

Troublesome drinking and driving

Community

Dear Annie: I have been married for 25 years. My husband grew up in a foreign country and has been drinking alcohol his whole life. He drinks beer the way I drink water. He is in the restaurant business and must be able to recommend wine to his customers, so giving up alcohol is not an option. ...

Public honors late John Dingell, longest-serving congressman

Michigan News

By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press DEARBORN — Hundreds of John Dingell’s former constituents lined up Monday at a performing arts center in suburban Detroit to pay their respects to the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, passing his flag-covered coffin and offering ...

Businessman accused of sign theft

Michigan News

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — An elected official in suburban Detroit is charged with stealing the campaign signs of a candidate running for school board. Stuart Sherr is a wealthy businessman and a member of the Bloomfield Hills City Commission. He’s accused of illegally removing the ...