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‘Young Frankenstein’ screened MARQUETTE — Get in the Halloween spirit with the modern classic “Young Frankenstein” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Peter White Public Library’s community room. Released in 1974, this spoof of the 1931 classic “Frankenstein” is directed by Mel ...

Gerrymandering

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — An independent, impartial commission is the answer to problems caused by gerrymandering, says a volunteer group called Voters Not Politicians. Gerrymandering’s effects on Michigan voters were discussed Thursday at a meeting of the Marquette Chapter of the American Association ...

State to renew groundwater rule for toxic chemicals

Front Page News

By KALEY FECH, Special to the Journal LANSING — Michigan’s emergency rules on how much of a particular hazardous chemical can be left in groundwater are set to expire Oct. 27, and that could create an environmental problem in the state. To address the concern, the Michigan Department ...

Hydrant flushing underway

Local

NEGAUNEE — The city of Negaunee Department of Public Works will begin city-wide flushing of its water system. According to a press release from the city, flushing will generally occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. It will take up to four weeks to flush the entire system. As ...

U.S. 2 on the map as a Pure Michigan Byway

Region

MARQUETTE — A 92-mile section of U.S. 2 along the north shore of Lake Michigan in the Upper Peninsula officially became the latest Pure Michigan Byway in a recent ceremony in Naubinway attended by local and state officials, Michigan Department of Transportation staff, and residents. The new ...

Junior Girl Scouts make donation to UPAWS

Spotlight

Junior Girl Scout Troop 5012 presents Ann Brownell of the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter with fleece tie blankets and a check for the Pink Lady: Hope for Healing. This fund provides money for emergency medical attention to injured and sick animals who come into UPAWS care. The girls, ...

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; ...

Sons are not welcome at funeral

Community

Dear Annie: This is a problem I know my family will have pretty soon. My mother married my stepfather, “Skip,” after my father died 19 years ago. My stepfather had eight children before they got married, so I have eight stepsiblings. My mom passed away a few years ago. Three of Skip’s ...

New book club to meet

Community

MARQUETTE — A 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Peter White Library will be hosting a meeting of its new book club, Sci-Fi on Tap, at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. The focus of this meeting will be “I, Robot” by Isaac Asimov, first published in 1950. A classic of science fiction literature, “I, ...

Genealogical society to meet

Community

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Genealogical Society will meet at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday for its monthly meeting in the Shiras Room of Peter White Public Library. A webinar on church records will follow. The public is welcome.

Breast screening to be discussed

Community

MARQUETTE — From noon-1 p.m. Wednesday UP Health System-Marquette physician Dr. Sheetal Acharya will discuss breast screening in this month’s “Meet the Physician” series in the Peter White Public Library’s Shiras Room. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer affects ...

Free concert at NMU

Community

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University music department will host a concert featuring Yale Storm and Hot Pstromi at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Reynolds Recital Hall. This free concert is part of the NMU music department’s Guest Artist Series. Bandleader Yale Storm founded the group ...

‘Going in Style’ at the library

Community

MARQUETTE — At 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Peter White Public Library will show the 2017 film “Going in Style” in the library’s Community Room as part of its Matinee Movie series. Bring a lunch and enjoy the movie in a dinner theater setting. Closed captioning will be on to ensure access ...

PWPL to screen ‘Norman’

Community

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library invites film fans to enjoy a bring your own dinner movie event at 6 p.m. Tuesday for a screening of the 2016 film “Norman” in the library’s Community Room. Mediocre shyster Norman Oppenheimer is a fixer — he does the jobs that other don’t ...

Pro make-up artist to demonstrate

Community

MARQUETTE — Professional make-up artist Dan Choszczyk will be presenting a demonstration on theatrical make-up at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Marquette Arts and Culture Center. With more than 30 years experience, he primarily uses his talents in live theatrical productions. His specialty is in ...

Purchase process

Front Page News

NEGAUNEE — The city of Negaunee has made progress toward the goal of selling several parcels of unused city land. At a special meeting last Thursday, the Negaunee City Council voted unanimously to sell an 8,000-square-foot lot near the city’s water tower to Negaunee Cable Co. for $6,000. ...

Local briefing

Local

Lake Street closures to begin MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. today, Lake Street between U.S. 41 and Hampton Street will be closed to through traffic due to water main and sanitary sewer main construction work. The road is expected to be opened on Saturday. The public is advised to use ...

Born 100 years apart

Spotlight

M. Lorraine Laing, born June 22, 1917, is pictured with her great-grandson, Jackson Hart, born Feb. 23. Jackson’s parents are Stephen and Stacey Hart of Airdrie, Alberta, Canada. They came to the Upper Peninsula this summer, specifically for her to meet him. The two were born 100 years apart.