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Detroit-area sculptor to memorialize civil right activist

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A 23-year-old sculptor is shaping the memory of a Detroit civil rights activist who was slain in Alabama during a 1965 voting rights march. Austen Brantley is preparing to unveil a statue of Viola Liuzzo this July, the Detroit Free Press reported. Brantley was commissioned ...

Craft bears

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — “It was a long winter,” said Andrea Pernsteiner, co-founder of the Ore Dock Brewing Co. in Marquette. Bears everywhere were turning over in their dens from all the noise and merriment made Saturday during the annual Festival of the Angry Bear at the Ore Dock on ...

Popular preschool to close its doors

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MARQUETTE — The decision to close a long-standing preschool and day care in Marquette Township is fraught with emotion for all involved. St. Christopher’s Preschool, which is on the campus of St. Christopher Catholic Parish along Badger Street, will be closing its doors for good at ...

Volunteer opportunities

Community

Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by calling 315-2607 — the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should contact the agencies ...

Off-road vehicle park to open in southeast Michigan next year

Michigan News

HOLLY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Off-roading enthusiasts will have a new vehicle park in southeastern Michigan to take dirt bikes, all-terrain vehicles and SUVs beginning next summer. The Oakland County Board of Commissioners recently approved a 20-year agreement to jointly manage a 235 acre ...

Local briefing

Local

No injuries in Negaunee accident NEGAUNEE — No injuries were reported in a single-vehicle accident that occurred around 2:30 p.m. Friday on U.S. 41, near the intersection of Teal Lake Avenue in Negaunee. The Negaunee City Police Department in a press release, reported that a 1990 Dodge ...

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; ...

State briefing

Michigan News

Judge OKs charge for ex-MSU dean LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A judge says prosecutors can pursue a second felony charge against a former medical school dean who had oversight of Larry Nassar at Michigan State University. Judge Joyce Draganchuk on Friday approved the request to add a charge of ...

Officials discuss childcare options

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MARQUETTE — Socialization in a preschool or day care program is an important part of a child’s overall education, said Deb Dupras, director of the Great Start to Quality, a regional resource for parents and child care providers. There are 33 facilities that provide early childhood ...

Conflicting viewpoints could become family issue

Community

Q: My wife and I are examples of opposites attract. We hold different social and spiritual beliefs but still really love each other. Now we’re expecting our first child. We plan on showing her both our perspectives as she grows so she’ll be well-rounded. That’s a healthy approach, ...

Bulletin Board

Community

‘Cowspiracy’ screening to be held MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University student group tudents Against Animal Exploitation will be hosting a documentary screening of “Cowspiracy” on Earth Day, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 2901 of the West Science Building on campus. Snacks ...

Bulletin Board Continued

Community

Michigamme’s Steamer Comes Home MARQUETTE — Michigamme’s Steamer Comes Home will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. April 24 at the Marquette Regional History Center. In 1900 the community of Michigamme bought a horse drawn steam fire engine. By 1962 it was obsolete and sold. Yet many valued ...

The Motley Fool

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Ask the Fool Cracking Open the Shell Q: What’s a shell company? — H.L., online A: A shell company is a structure that has financial assets and engages in financial transactions but has little going on in the form of operations — that is, little or no production or sales and few ...

A pathway for pet adoption

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Dear Readers: Looking to ADOPT a dog or cat but don’t know where to start? The Shelter Pet Project, in cooperation with the Humane Society of the United States (www.humanesociety.org), is a great resource. Simply visit the website (www.theshelterpetproject.org), enter your ZIP code, select ...

Mom taking care of everyone else has no time for herself

Community

DEAR ABBY: I am a stay-at-home mom to three wonderful little girls. I appreciate my husband working so I can do this, but I’m very lonely. I have no real friends. I help my mom with all her medical needs, making appointments and getting her to them. I also help my brother with his three ...

Writing down what’s hard to say aloud

Community

Dear Annie: I am trying to decide if I should print out the following letter and give it to my wife. What do you think? Dear Leigh: My goal here is not to blame or accuse or criticize. I just want to find a way to better communicate. Please don’t get angry or frustrated or feel like I am ...

Quest to get off PPIs leads reader to new diagnosis

Community

DEAR DR. ROACH: I read your recent article on proton pump inhibitors, and I wanted to chime in about my own quest to get off the medications. Over 20 years ago, I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and placed on a PPI because of extreme heartburn symptoms. I followed all of the rules: nothing ...

PEEPS be with you

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Give Peeps a Chance art challenge fundraiser, hosted by the Marquette Unitarian Universalist Congregation, took place Friday afternoon in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room. “We wanted something catchy and we wanted it to be Peeps,” Jamie Kuehnl, ...

Accident occurs on US 41 in Negaunee

Local

First responders are pictured at the scene of a single-vehicle personal injury accident that occurred around 2:45 p.m. Friday near the intersection of North Teal Lake Avenue and U.S. 41 in Negaunee. Responders removed the occupant from the van, which came to rest on its side, by taking out ...

‘The Hate U Give’ to be screened

Community

MARQUETTE — At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, the Peter White Public Library will host a book vs. movie presentation of the “The Hate U Give,” with introduction and discussion led by Douglas Gill. The 2017 teen novel by Angi Thomas is the first person narrative of Starr Carter, a 16-year-old ...