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Bible Camp accepting apps

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ISHPEMING — Everyone is invited to join in “Discovering God’s Forever Forgiveness” at this year’s Camp Moose on the Loose Vacation BIble School at Bible Baptist Church in Ishpeming. The VBS will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon today to Friday, for ages 3-12. It will include Bible stories, ...

Learn CPR at NMU this summer

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MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s School of Health and Human Performance will offer three American Heart Association courses this summer: certification in both First Aid/CPR/AED and Basic Life Support; and a non-certified community Family & Friends CPR course. The schedule ...

Dance planned at Rock center

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ROCK — A dance will be held at the Rock Community-Senior Center, 3892 W. Mapleridge Road, from 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Music will be provided by The Country Hashbrowns. Admission is $5 per person. A free-will donation lunch will be available. For more information, call Alice at 906-356-6588. All ...

NAMIWalks kickoff event to be held Wednesday

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By JAYMIE DEPEW Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — One in five people in the United States are affected by mental illness every year. Nearly 45,000 lives are lost to suicide annually, with over 1,300 of them in Michigan. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people between the ...

State certifies prevailing wage ballot petition

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers has cleared a ballot petition to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law, setting the stage for lawmakers to vote on veto-proof legislation for it possibly next week. The board certified the petition Friday, two days after the state ...

JUSTICE

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MARQUETTE — Problem-solving courts are going a long way in addressing offenders’ underlying problems, said a Michigan Supreme Court justice who was in Marquette Friday for a meeting of the Upper Peninsula Judges Association. Judge Elizabeth Clement met with The Mining Journal to talk ...

Local briefing

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Lake Street to be closed Monday MARQUETTE — To facilitate water main construction work, South Lake Street, between U.S. 41 and Hampton Street, will be closed to through traffic beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday. The road is expected to be opened by 5 p.m. that same day. The public is advised ...

Emergency Preparedness

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By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Sawyer International Airport has a busy summer coming up — beyond an extensive runway construction project, a security-status upgrade and the addition of a fifth flight to be offered seven days a week, the airport is also holding a ...

Marquette County Medical Care Facility breaks ground

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The Lake Superior Community Partnership recently teamed up with the Marquette County Medical Care Facility for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of its new rehab wing. The facility is located at 200 Saginaw St. in Ishpeming. To learn more about the facility and services ...

Godfrey graduates AF

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U.S. Air Force Airman Keyanna E. Godfrey graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Godfrey completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic ...

Bulletin Board

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‘The Post’ to be screened June 12 MARQUETTE — At 12:30 p.m. June 12, the Peter White Public Library will show the 2017 film “The Post.” Due to renovations at Peter White, the film will be shown in the Business Reference Room on the top floor of the Library. Closed captioning will ...

The calendar

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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; ...

Bulletin Board

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Marquette City Band schedule MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Band will start its summer schedule June 14. The opening concert will be at at Presque Isle Bandshell at 7:30 p.m. that date. Admission is free to the public, but donations are greatly appreciated. In 1929, John Longyear, Jr. ...

Volunteer opportunities

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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 contacting Julie Shaw at 315-2607 at the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should ...

AINSLEY’S ARMY

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By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Teachers, students and staff at Cherry Creek Elementary School gathered together and wore camouflage clothing at the school’s annual field day Friday in support of Ainsley Kargela, a second-grade student at Cherry Creek who is facing ...

DISCUSSING THE MIGHTY MAC

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MARQUETTE — As an addition to its one-year anniversary celebration, Iron Bay Restaurant and Drinkery invited Mackinac Bridge Authority CEO Bob Sweeney to speak about the 26,372-foot-long bridge in Iron Bay’s tap room last week. Sweeney discussed the history of the bridge, before it was ...

Marigold Mania set for Monday

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By ISABELLE TAVARES Journal Intern MARQUETTE — Imagine yourself as a fourth grader playing in your local park amongst hundreds of sprawling yellow and orange marigolds that you and your classmates have helped plant. On Monday, Lakeview Elementary School fourth graders will walk from ...

MARQUETTE — The 2018 Guide to Local Food is making its way to the Upper Peninsula, and several events celebrating the release of the magazine are scheduled throughout the U.P. The events are being held to help get the guides into the hands of local chefs, grocery stores, tourists and consumers, according to a press release from Taste the Local Difference, a local food marketing agency whose goal is to encourage an increase of food purchases in Michigan to come from Michigan-based farms and producers. The first will be held at Upper Hand Brewery in Escanaba, from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday. In addition to copies of the 2018 guide, there will be free samples from local producers and information on how to source more food locally for all that attend. On Wednesday, organizers will be at the Marquette Food Co-op from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and later that day from 5-7 p.m. at The Marq in Marquette, which will be offering a locally focused appetizer free to attendees. Other events include: ≤ 5:30 p.m. Thursday: Showing of “Tomorrow” by the Sustainable Ecotourism Board of Alger County ≤ 9 a.m. June 9: Education on the Farm program at Wallis Family Farm & Peaceful Acres Farm ≤ 4-5 p.m. June 9 at Karl’s Cuisine, Winery & Brewery ≤ 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 10 at Les Cheneaux Farmer’s Market ≤ 4-6 p.m. June 20 at Belgiumtown Bar & Restaurant ≤ Noon-2 p.m. June 24 at Algomah Acres Meadery ≤ 5 p.m. June 24 at Milly’s Pizza in Hancock ≤ 4-6 p.m. June 25 at Gladstone Farmers Market ≤ 6 p.m. June 26 at Spring Rolls & Tower Gardens in Iron Mountain For more information, visit the Taste the Local Difference Facebook page www.facebook.com/localdifference.

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Keith Secola to perform Friday MARQUETTE — Seven-time Nammy (Native American Music Award) award winner Keith Secola will be in concert along with local Marquette band Waawiyeyaa from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Marquette Commons. This is a free concert fundraiser to assist Waawiyeyaa with costs ...

Engines in motion

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MARQUETTE —Upper Michigan travelers could be sharing the road with some large, unlikely objects this summer. The cargo ship Palabora, loaded in Italy in early May with 10 natural gas-fueled reciprocating internal combustion engines, has arrived at a private dock in L’Anse. Next, the ...