News

Exchange Club aids NTN

Spotlight

Members of the Exchange Club of Marquette County gathered at the Noquemanon Trail Network’s Forestville Trailhead to build much needed picnic tables.The club donated funds to purchase materials and then members assembled the tables for the campground on site. The rustic campground has been ...

UPHS-Bell makes donation

Spotlight

On behalf of UPHS-Bell employees, Julie Solka, left, presents Sarah Derwin, representing the Marquette County Suicide Prevention Alliance, with a check for $499. UPHS-Bell employees donated funds and chose the alliance. Funds will be used locally on suicide prevention-related initiatives.

Travel Marquette supports area 4th of July festivities

Spotlight

Travel Marquette recently presented the Marquette Fourth of July Committee with a $2,500 check to support the holiday celebration. Shown, from left, is Travel Marquette board member Lyn Durant, Fourth of July Committee member Jerry Irby, Travel Marquette board President Michelle Cook, Fourth ...

Northern Vegans aid PWPL

Spotlight

The local animal advocacy group Northern Vegans recently donated 17 books to the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. Some of the book titles donated include “We're Vegan,” “Santa’s First Vegan Christmas,” “Forks Over Knives Cookbook,” “Mercy For Animals,” and “Why I ...

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; ...

Dear Annie: There’s a whole lot in a name

Community

Dear Annie: Seventy-one years ago, my father decided to honor his kid brother and heritage by naming me Iaina, the female derivative of Iain (also spelled Ian), and I have had to correct others’ spelling and pronunciation of it ever since. I have not learned how to live with it, and no matter ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Newsletter prep volunteers needed ISHPEMING — Volunteers are needed for the mail preparation of the Ishpeming HIgh School Alumni Association newsletter, The Beacon Light, at 1 p.m. Thursday. Volunteers are asked to report to the IHS library. Use the Division Street entrance as all others ...

Board set to OK redistricting measure

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — The Michigan elections board is set to certify a redistricting initiative for the statewide ballot in November. The proposed constitutional amendment is backed by opponents of political gerrymandering. It would task an independent commission with drawing congressional and ...

Disaster declaration

Front Page News

HOUGHTON — Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of disaster for Houghton and Menominee counties Monday afternoon due to health and safety concerns raised by Sunday’s flash flood. With the declaration, National Guard troops will be deployed to aid with road repairs, the governor said in a ...

120 Nassar victims urge MSU board to fire Engler

Michigan News

LANSING — A letter signed by 120 sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar today urged Michigan State University’s governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he had reinforced a “culture of abuse” at the school. The women and girls issued their joint ...

Local groups work to aid Copper Country

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A number of local organizations have announced plans to aid those affected by the flooding that caused damage to roads, homes and businesses in the Copper Country over the weekend. While some organizations are requesting funding to help, others are seeking items to be ...

Board approves budget

Front Page News

ISHPEMING — The NICE Community Schools Board of Education Monday approved the district’s budget and set millage rates for the 2018-19 fiscal year. “We’re doing well overall, I think,” NICE Superintendent Bryan DeAugustine said during a budget hearing, which immediately preceded the ...

GEI Consultants to complete stormwater management plan

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission voted recently to enter into a contract not to exceed $100,000 with GEI Consultants Inc. to develop a stormwater management plan per a stormwater, asset management and wastewater grant. The city of Marquette was awarded the funding, typically called ...

ID enhancement the goal of DDA

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Downtown Marquette will be undergoing some changes in the coming months as the Marquette Downtown Development Authority has selected a firm to direct an identity enhancement project. Earlier this year, the DDA sent out a request for proposals and has selected Arnett Muldrow ...

Relay for Life

Local

MARQUETTE — Relay for Life of Marquette County held its annual fundraising event at Marquette Senior High School, from noon to midnight Saturday. This year, 12 teams worked toward the goal of raising $60,000 for the American Cancer Society’s war on cancer. Relay for Life of Marquette ...

Marquette Township Board to consider SEMCO easement

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board will consider granting SEMCO Energy Gas Co. an easement for its new natural gas pipeline during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the Marquette Township Community Center. The proposed permanent 40-foot-wide easement would consist of 1.27 acres lying ...

Eagle Mine, Humboldt Mill tours

Local

MARQUETTE — A series of public tours of Eagle Mine facilities will be offered this summer, with tour locations alternating between the Eagle Mine near Big Bay and the Humboldt Mill in Humboldt Township on Fridays from June to September. The first tour will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at ...

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; ...

Dear Annie: Bothersome third wheel

Community

Dear Annie: My girlfriend has a brother, “Joel,” who is 23 years old and has Asperger’s syndrome. Now, don’t get me wrong; I have nothing against people with Asperger’s. But this guy is too much. He always has to have the last word, argues constantly and thinks he knows ...