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Mother and 5 of her children die in Michigan motel fire

Michigan News

SODUS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A fire that swept through a southwestern Michigan motel early Saturday killed five children and their mother, authorities said. The Cosmo Extended Stay Motel in Sodus Township was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived shortly after receiving a 911 ...

Board appoints new fire chief

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Fire Department’s new chief will likely start work by Friday. Current Marquette Township Assistant Fire Chief Dan Shanahan was appointed to the job in a 6-1 vote of the Marquette Township Board on July 17. The appointment was immediate, but Shanahan ...

Hammock hazards

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MARQUETTE — An afternoon relaxing in a hammock on Presque Isle — it’s a peaceful activity that many residents and visitors enjoy, but it may come as a surprise to learn setting up a hammock between trees can damage them — and is prohibited under a Marquette city ordinance that aims to ...

BLP budget planning starts for FY 2018-19

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MARQUETTE — The Marquette Board of Light and Power board has started preparing for its 2018-19 budget. Mark Link, the BLP’s new chief financial officer, presented an analysis of the non-profit’s operations and costs and also discussed future business risks during a work session Thursday ...

Competition draws performers from across Upper Peninsula

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MARQUETTE — Contemporary, jazz, aerial, ballet — a bit of every dance style could be seen at the 11th annual Blueberry Dance Festival. Dancers from throughout the Upper Peninsula kicked off the festival Wednesday by participating in master dance classes taught by special guest ...

Blueberry Festival

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In spite of the cool weather, crowds gathered on Washington and Front streets in downtown Marquette Friday afternoon in celebration of the 17th annual Blueberry Festival. The area was full of sidewalk sales, food vendors, music, games and kids activities from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., below. At right, ...

Marquette commission to consider Heartwood Forestland sale

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By JAYMIE DEPEW Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — After Marquette city officials received proposals from developers interested in acquiring Heartwood Forestland property, city commissioners will decide whether to sell the parcels at their regular meeting Monday evening. Over the course of ...

Marquette man named 2018 U.P. Veteran of the Year

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MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Veteran of the Year Committee has selected Charles Hawes of Marquette to be the 2018 U.P. Veteran of the Year. The Marquette County Veterans Alliance nominated him to receive this award. Hawes served as an E-5 second class petty officer in the U.S. Navy. ...

Gwinn Teen Clinic expands service area

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By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The Gwinn Teen Clinic has expanded its coverage area to serve all clients between ages 5 and 21 who live within a 25-mile radius of Gwinn High School, located at 50 West M-35 in Gwinn. “Previously we've only been available to kids ...

‘Bug’ is a brilliant production that raises many questions

Local

From the hideous polyester motel bedspread to the too-bright digital bedside alarm clock to the navel-picking pizza delivery guy, the production crew of Wolf’s Head Theater Company — a subsidiary of the widely known and praised Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival — spares no expense ...

Benvenuto alla festa

Local

ISHPEMING — Whether it’s said in Italian — “Benvenuto alla festa” — or in English — “welcome to the festival” — it’s a phrase that those who love all things Italian wait the whole year to hear. And that wait is almost over. Members of the St. Rocco-St. Anthony ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

Local

State average: $3.03 $3.09 Munising (Holiday) $2.99 Marquette (Krist) $2.99 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.99 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.99 L’Anse (Holiday) $2.99 Wakefield (Holiday) $2.95 Hancock (Holiday) $2.95 Iron Mountain (Holiday) $2.86 Elaine’s (Ishpeming) $2.76 Baraga ...

Marina gallery hosts artist reception

Local

MARQUETTE — The city will host an artist reception at the City Marina Gallery on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The Gallery is located at the Cinder Pond Marina Harbor Services Building, adjacent to Mattson Park. The 2018 summer show features work by local and regional artists: Kay Johnson, Susan ...

Local briefing

Local

Commission work session changes MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission work session scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, regarding the 2018-19 capital outlay budget, has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Commission Chambers at city hall. For more information, visit the city of ...

Access for All Week aims to end stigma

Local

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — One in five people live with a disability, according to the Superior Alliance for Independent Living. As part of its Access for All Week, a celebration of the 28th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, SAIL ...