Today in History: Sherman begins ‘March to the Sea’


By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2018. There are 46 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 15, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces led by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman began their “March to the Sea” from Atlanta; the ...

Negaunee City Council approves engineering project

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NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council on Tuesday approved a $49,000 bid for the engineering required to replace a portion of the sewer system on Brown Avenue at a special meeting. U.P. Engineers and Architects was awarded the project after submitting the lowest bid. The only competing bid, ...

No change to 2019 wastewater rates

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MARQUETTE — A proposed wastewater system capital improvement project will go forward in Marquette Township without corresponding rate increases. During the board’s final budget work session on Tuesday, the Marquette Township Board asked Department of Public Works Superintendent Kirk Page ...

Wolf taken to Isle Royale National Park this fall dies

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TRAVERSE CITY — A gray wolf relocated this fall from mainland Minnesota to Isle Royale National Park has died of unknown causes, officials said Tuesday, a minor setback in a multiyear plan to rebuild the predator species on the Lake Superior archipelago. The 5-year-old male was among the ...

Operation Christmas Child starts 2018 collection


MARQUETTE — The first drop-off date for gift-filled shoeboxes will be today at Bethel Baptist Church in Marquette, as Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child kicks off another holiday season of giving. Marquette County’s drop-off site for this year will be at Bethel Baptist Church, ...

Police Log


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 ...

Superiorland Yesterdays


EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MARQUETTE — The Women’s Center in Marquette will host an open house from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday in observance of Displaced Homemaker Week. Through ...

Right-of-way work prohibited


MARQUETTE — With the local asphalt plants shut down, contractors and homeowners are reminded that work in the city right-of-way that requires street pavement or curb removal and restoration is prohibited, according to a press release from the city of Marquette. This restriction will remain ...

City’s Presque Isle road closes


MARQUETTE — Due to the winter conditions, the Presque Isle Park loop around the island is closed for the season, according to an announcement from the city of Marquette.

Compost and rubbish site closed


MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette compost and household rubbish drop-off site, located at 1415 Pioneer Road, is closed for the season.

Werners Creek bridge closed


TRENARY — A Michigan Department of Transportation inspection has deemed a bridge over Werners Creek, southwest of Trenary, unsafe for vehicle traffic of any kind. The bridge is located about a mile north of the Alger-Delta county line, along Deadhorse Creek Road, roughly 4 miles west of ...

Bulletin Board 11/14/18


Stormy Kromer tour planned MARQUETTE — Northern’s Center for Lifelong Learning presents a Tour of Stormy Kromer, Gogebic Community College, and Copper Peak from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $56 per person. This excursion will take participants on a tour of the Stormy Kromer ...

Invited, invited, invited, not invited


Dear Annie: A former co-worker of my husband’s invited us to his son’s wedding. We received the usual “save the date” card one year prior to the ceremony. For the whole year, he asked us whether we would be attending every other week. About six months before the wedding, my husband’s ...

The calendar 11/14/18


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; ...

St. Louis Fall Fest coming up


MARQUETTE — St. Louis the King Women’s Club is hosting its Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event will include a luncheon starting at 11:30 a.m., rummage sale, baked goods, crafts, Rada knives, vendors and more. St. Louis the King is located at 264 Silver Creek Road, ...

Bach piano recital set


MARQUETTE — Youth performing music by Johann Sebastian Bach will be the focus of a public event at the Community Room of Peter White Public Library Saturday. A piano recital begins at 1 p.m. String instrument recital begins at 2 p.m. Admission is free, but donations to BachFest are ...

Vasa program announced


MARQUETTE — Dr. Milton Soderberg and his wife, Boli, will present a program on their recent travels to Scandinavia at the monthly Vasa Lodge meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Messiah Lutheran Church. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and the program will be around 7:15 p.m. The public is invited ...

Michelle Obama’s book tour includes Detroit stop

Michigan News

Michelle Obama’s 12-stop jaunt across the country — and an ocean — is not your average book tour. Of course, the former first lady is not your average author. Oprah Winfrey joined Obama Tuesday night at the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks, as she begins the tour ...

Michigan man who posed as medic had history of lying

Michigan News

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — Court records show that a Michigan man who will soon finish a county jail sentence for impersonating an ambulance medic had a history of lying. Tony Fortuna, 42, is nearing the end of his nine months in Kent County Jail, The Detroit News reported . He was sentenced in ...