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Marquette’s first family of physicians

Superior History

MARQUETTE — Mary Louise Boyce was born July 9, 1859 in Auburn, New York, the eldest daughter of Dr. C. William Boyce and Mary Louise Osborne. Mary Louise belonged to a family of physicians; in addition to being a physician in her own right, her father, two brothers, husband, son and ...

Marquette commission discusses fireworks, brownfield plan

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Fireworks ordinances and a combined brownfield plan for a blighted building along Washington Street were discussed at the Marquette City Commission meeting Monday evening. Since July, several Marquette residents expressed their dismay to the commission about dangers and ...

NMU student enrollment grows

Local

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s new student enrollment has increased 9.9 percent this fall, thanks to a second consecutive year of growth in first-time freshmen and a significant boost in transfer students, an NMU press release states. New freshmen numbers are up by 107, or 7.1 ...

Pride Fest set for Saturday

Local

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Rainbow Pride will be hosting the fifth annual Pride Fest from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday at Tourist Park in Marquette. There will be a variety of events throughout the day, featuring kids activities, nonprofit vendors, food, merchandise and a drag show. Also at ...

PWPL parking lot closed for paving

Local

MARQUETTE — Paving of Peter White Public Library’s parking lot began Wednesday. The parking lot is closed today while asphalt is removed from the entire lot, according to a press release from Andrea Ingmire, library director. Free parking is available on the upper floor of the Bluff ...

Food for families at Silver Creek

Local

HARVEY — Silver Creek Thrift and Silver Creek Church are teaming up with Feeding America to provide 250 families with food. Distribution will take place from 3-6 p.m. Friday at Silver Creek Church. Silver Creek Church and Silver Creek Thrift are located at 219 Silver Creek Road in Harvey. ...

Traffic signals ready for upgrades

Local

MARQUETTE — Temporary four-way stops will be in effect in the city of Marquette between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the following locations for traffic signal upgrades: • Friday – Seventh and Washington Streets • Monday – Fourth and Washington Streets • Tuesday – Front and ...

BachFest Marquette starting up

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Arts and Culture Center is proud to present BachFest Marquette, a season-long collaborative celebration of classical music, the life and legacy of famed composer J.S. Bach, and the arts in the U.P. The festival, which takes place from September to December, ...

Up North Lodge raises over $23K from 2018 Bike Night events

Spotlight

The Up North Lodge announced it raised $23,300 during its 2018 Tuesday Bike Night events. Since its inception, The Up North Lodge has raised $158,000 for the community. According to a press release, the lodge thanks all of the 2018 Bike Night sponsors – Mark Aho Financial Group, Pepp Motors ...

Lunch held for veterans

Spotlight

Residents from the Jacobetti Home for Veterans joined Lost Creek residents for a Community Action Alger-Marquette Senior Congregate Dining Lunch on Sept. 7. Twelve veterans were treated to lunch and a long-stem rose to show appreciation for their service to our country.

Bulletin Board

Community

2nd Thursday Creativity Series MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum will host its Second Thursday Creativity Series from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today. This week’s focus is on “Entreprenuering,” with 10 home-based businesses each providing hands-on fun for kids. 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; ...

Agency seeks anti-lock brakes on all new US road motorcycles

Michigan News

DETROIT— A federal safety agency is recommending that all new motorcycles built for road use in the U.S. have anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control as standard equipment. The National Transportation Safety Board voted 5-0 on Tuesday to make the recommendations to the National ...

Marquette County road projects stalled due to labor dispute

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — It has been said that there are no winners in a labor dispute, and stalled road construction projects across Michigan seem to be proof of that. Over a dozen road projects in Marquette County and hundreds more across the state have been slowed, delayed or work has ceased all ...

Watchdog to lead review of Michigan’s child welfare system

Michigan News

DETROIT — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appointed the director of an agency that serves as a watchdog of the state's child welfare system to lead a review after a scathing audit of Children's Protective Services, the administration announced Tuesday. Snyder selected Orlene Hawks to lead the ...

Michigan again extends deadline for marijuana businesses

Michigan News

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan regulators on Tuesday again extended the deadline for medical marijuana businesses to be licensed, allowing 108 facilities to continue operating while warning that 98 others will be issued cease-and-desist letters if they do not close by the end of the week. Gov. ...