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PWPL collecting food for Canathon

Community

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library is partnering with the TV6 Canathon to help feed hungry neighbors by serving as a collection point for food items to help stock our local food pantries from Monday through Dec. 5. As an added incentive to donate, the library will be offering Food ...

Dance to take place in Rock

Community

ROCK — A dance will take place at the Rock Community-Senior Center, 3892 W. Mapleridge Road, from 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Music will be provided by Ron Jay and The Country Strangers. Admission is $5 per person and there is freewill donation lunch. For more information, call Alice at 356-6588. All ...

Vets Day observance planned

Community

NEGAUNEE —At 11 a.m. Sunday, VFW Post 3165, along with the Greenwood American Legion, will hold services in front of Negaunee City Hall in observance of Veterans Day. The public is encouraged to attend. VFW 3165 auxiliary will serve food and refreshments following the services at Post 3165. ...

Gwinn VFW sponsoring breakfast

Community

GWINN — Gwinn VFW Post 5670 will sponsor a Breakfast Buffet from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at the club. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids under 10 years. On the menu will be pancakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, coffee, juice and milk.

Republicans Shirkey, Chatfield to lead Michigan Legislature

Michigan News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Republican who pushed for passage of right-to-work laws and Medicaid work requirements will lead the Michigan Senate for the next four years. Sen. Mike Shirkey of Clarklake, the founder and owner of an automotive engineering firm in Jackson, was chosen Thursday to be ...

No emerging contamination

Michigan News

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Michigan environmental officials say there’s no emerging threat of chemical contamination in the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair watershed despite tests that found contamination from Selfridge Air National Guard Base . The Detroit News reports that was the ...

Marquette County sees voter increase in midterm

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Almost 8,000 more Marquette County residents cast their ballots Tuesday compared with the November 2014 midterm election. The overall turnout in the county reached over 58 percent, according to County Clerk Linda Talsma. With around 51,000 registered voters in Marquette County, ...

More Dems than GOP cast ballots locally

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — With just over 30,000 ballots cast in Marquette County, over 57 percent of voters chose Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer over Republican Bill Schuette, who received nearly 40 percent of votes. Over 1 percent of votes were for Libertarian candidate Bill Gelineau, ...

District detailed

Front Page News

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council on Wednesday heard an update on the effort to place the city’s downtown district on the National Register of Historic Places. Jessica Flores, an architectural historian and historic building pathologist hired by the Michigan Economic Development ...

Sessions out at Justice Department

Front Page News

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the remainder of the special counsel’s Russia ...

UPHS-Marquette/Portage receive top inspection grades

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Portage and UP Health System-Marquette have been awarded an “A” from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes UP Health System’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in ...

Council to consider property maintenance code

Local

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council will consider a first reading of a proposed property maintenance code during a meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at the Negaunee Senior Center. The code, drafted under the direction of a six-member Special Advisory Committee on Blight Resolution, is intended to ...

Art reception to be held in L’Anse

Local

L’ANSE — The public is invited to join in as Baraga County artists network with the local business community at an art reception Friday for the Baraga County Chamber of Commerce art gallery located at 2 E. Broad St. in L’Anse. The chamber gallery will feature artists of Baraga County, ...

Male chorus to perform

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Male Chorus will be performing its fall concert entitled “Music in the Air” Friday at Hope First United Methodist Church, 111 E. Ridge St., Marquette. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. This ...

Band booking has changed

Local

NEGAUNEE — Since the publication of Monday’s Scene Nightlife section, a band has changed its booking for Saturday. Buick Junction is now playing at Jackson’s Pit in Negaunee at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

The calendar 11/8/18

Community

Friday Peter White Public Library closed — staff development day Alcoholics Anonymous — Early Bird meeting, 7-8 a.m., First United Methodist Church, Marquette. Handicapped accessible. Call AA Hotline at 249-4430. For a complete AA meetings list visit ...