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Winter wear being distributed

Community

MARQUETTE — Operation Winter Wear Eian’s Closet, an outreach of Silver Creek Thrift, provides new and like-new adult and child-sized jackets, snow pants, hats, gloves, and mittens to families and individuals in need. Distribution will take place today and Friday between 1-6 p.m. No ...

Marquette Elks host fish fry

Community

MARQUETTE — Marquette Elks Lodge 405 Fish Fry is from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday. The public is welcome. Bring in a canned good and receive one entry for a drawing for a free dinner. Chef Jeff will make to order whitefish, baked or fried with a choice of lemon pepper, cajun, ragin cajun spices or ...

1st generation NMU photo planned

Community

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University first-generation college students, whose parents or guardians did not obtain bachelor’s degrees, are invited to gather at the Wildcat statue at noon on Friday for a group drone photo. A reception with pizza, Wildcat cookies and other treats will ...

Craft, bake sale in Little Lake

Community

LITTLE LAKE — A Craft and Bake Sale is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. Saturday at American Legion Post 349 in Little Lake. More than 60 tables have been sold. There is no admission fee. For more information, call Helen Noel at 346-9913.

DAR chapter meeting in Zeba

Community

ZEBA — The Onagomingkway Chapter, DAR, will hold its November meeting at the Historic Zeba Mission near L’Anse from noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Bring lunch and dress warmly. Car pooling can be arranged. Call Melissa at 226-7836 with questions.

Revolve creative event slated

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MARQUETTE — The inaugural Revolve Creative Conference is set for Saturday in downtown Marquette. The goal of this one-day creative conference is to promote the creative class in the Midwest and to support collaboration, cross-discipline works, and creative business. This collection of ...

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

Community

Dear Annie: About 65 years ago, my 20-year-old sister, “Pat,” had an affair with a married man that resulted in the birth of my nephew, “Harry.” The married man, of course, deserted her. Soon after Harry was born, Pat met a slightly older divorced man named “Sam.” Sam married Pat ...

Traditional music jam at PWPL

Community

MARQUETTE — From 2-5 pm. Saturday, the Peter White Public Library will host a traditional music jam in the Community Room on the lower level of the library. Bring a guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, ukulele, harmonica, or just your voice, and join other acoustic musicians and vocalists for a ...

Church to host pie social

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ISHPEMING — A pie social fundraiser is planned from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 440 Stoneville Road, Ishpeming. Pie will be $5 a slice with proceeds being donated to ABE (Adult Basic Ed.), a program for handi-capable adults in Ishpeming.

Fiber guild sale coming up

Community

MARQUETTE — The Yarnwinders Fiber Guild, which is celebrating its 73rd year, is hosting a holiday sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Women’s Federated Clubhouse, 104 W. Ridge St., Marquette. Members will be demonstrating weaving, spinning and needle felting throughout the day. ...

Queen City Calendar returns

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MARQUETTE — The Queen City Calendar, which is a locally screen-printed collaborative project featuring 13 Marquette artists, is back. There will be a release show for it at the Ore Dock Brewing Company at 8 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5. Three bands will be featured, including Blanco ...

VFW post to sponsor 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.

Rock center hosting dance

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ROCK — A dance will take place from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Rock Community Senior Center, 3892 W. Mapleridge Road. Old Friends will be providing the music. Admission is $5 per person and a free-will donation lunch will be available. All proceeds benefit the Rock Senior Corporation. For ...

Acting UAW head says he’ll clean up corruption found by feds

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — The acting president of the United Auto Workers said Wednesday that a corruption scandal plaguing the union will get worse before it gets better, but he’s confident he can fix the mess and turn over a clean house to the next leader. Rory Gamble, a union vice president who ...

House backs ban on cages for egg-laying hens

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan would become the fifth state to require that egg-laying hens be housed in cage-free areas under legislation approved by the state House on Wednesday. The main bill, which is part of a broader update of the state’s animal industry law, would change and delay ...

Michigan bills would let college athletes earn money

Michigan News

LANSING — Michigan is the latest state to consider letting college athletes be paid following the introduction of bipartisan legislation Wednesday that would allow them to cash in on the use of their name, image and likeness. The bills, which are modeled after a new California law but would ...

Firm, owner sentenced

Michigan News

MADISON HEIGHTS (AP) — A Detroit-area company has been ordered to pay roughly $1.5 million and its owner one year in prison for illegally storing hazardous waste. The Justice Department announced Wednesday that Judge Stephen Murphy issued the sentence after accepting guilty pleas in ...

Ann Arbor schools win $1B bond

Michigan News

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Voters in the Ann Arbor school district have approved a $1 billion bond proposal, the largest in Michigan since 1994. The district says the money will be used to upgrade schools, add classrooms, buy buses and technology, among other priorities. The Washtenaw County clerk's ...

Candidate gets 4% of vote

Michigan News

MARYSVILLE (AP) — A city council candidate in Michigan who dropped out after saying she wanted to keep her community white “as much as possible” still received 4% of the vote. Jean Cramer, shown above on Aug. 23, ended her candidacy in Marysville in August, but it was too late to remove ...