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New at Peter White Public Library

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While reading “MURDER IN MATERIA,” a true crime mystery, I began to wonder how many memoirs and historical narratives were written with genealogical research as the underlying focus. DNA research, online genealogy databases, and old-fashioned searches through public records are very popular ...

Busy, not anti-social

Community

Dear Annie: I am doing graduate work online for professional development in my field. The courses require a lot of reading. My manager approves of my course of study, but our organization’s policies do not allow eating lunch at the desk, because of the possibility of getting food in the ...

More than 4K squatters in Detroit

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A newspaper investigation has found that squatters occupy as many as 4,300 of the 300,000 Detroit properties owned by the city’s Land Bank Authority. The Detroit Free Press reports that the Detroit Land Bank has turned only a fraction of occupants into homeowners. The ...

Trump taped talking of paying for Playboy model’s story

Front Page News

By ERIC TUCKER and JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model’s account of having an affair with him, people familiar with an investigation into the ...

Rock the Dulcimer workshops

Community

MARQUETTE — On Wednesday, the Peter White Public Library continues its summer reading program with three Rock the Dulcimer workshops with Wanda Degen in the Business Reference Room at the library. Wanda is a professional folk musician with over 35 years of experience educating and ...

Kayaker’s body found 2 years later

Michigan News

BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in northern Michigan believe they’ve found the body of a kayaker who went missing nearly two years ago. Volunteers with high-tech equipment discovered a body Thursday in deep water in Lake Michigan’s Platte Bay. Benzie County Sheriff Ted Schendel tells ...

‘Jeopardy!’ winner gets probation

Michigan News

ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — A seven-time “Jeopardy!” winner who taught history at a Michigan college was put on probation Friday for going into the email accounts of professors, administrators and students. “I am sorry for all the pain I have caused,” said Stephanie Jass, 48, who must ...

Camp Nesbit wraps up another season

Local

HANCOCK — Camp Nesbit Director Jen Beaudette reported 2018’s camp experience to the Copper Country Intermediate School District Board on Tuesday night. “Smokey the Bear comes,” Beaudette said. The camp, which happens the third week of June, is for current and former students of ...

Home demolitions may create new problem: lead-tainted dust

Michigan News

DETROIT — The nation’s largest home-demolition program, which has torn down more than 14,000 vacant houses across Detroit, may have inadvertently created a new problem by spreading lead-contaminated dust through some of the city’s many hollowed-out neighborhoods. Health officials are ...

Weather

Records

Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered showers overnight. Cloudy. Lows around 58. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Saturday, a chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon. ...

Future visions

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Marquette County’s Master Plan will soon be getting a complete overhaul. The Marquette County Board of Commissioners heard a presentation on the development of an overhauled Marquette County Master Plan from Eric Anderson, manager of planning at Marquette County’s ...

Police Log

Local

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 ...

State raises flags about collectors

Michigan News

DRYDEN, Mich. — Michigan authorities are raising flags about two men who raise money for priests accused of crimes. The attorney general’s office is ordering them to stop taking excessive compensation. From 2014 through 2016, the state says Pete Ferrara received $690,000 and Joe Maher ...

Stocks

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AT&T ..................... 31.27 Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. .8.84 DowDuPont............. 66.14 Exxon ...................... 82.01 Ford ........................ 10.82 General Electric ...... 13.73 IBM ...................... 149.24 International Paper ..53.31 Kimberly-Clark ...

New chapter: County YMCA emerges from bankruptcy

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The YMCA of Maquette County has begun a new chapter. Judge John T. Gregg approved the YMCA’s reorganizational plan under Chapter 11 at a confirmation hearing on Thursday morning in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan. This marks the end of a long ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

Local

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MARQUETTE — The county board named three final appointees Tuesday to the Marquette County Solid Waste Authority Board. Seated on the board were Robert ...

Ishpeming High School Class of 1968 holds 50-year reunion

Spotlight

The Ishpeming High School Class of 1968 held its 50-year reunion July 7 at the Red Rock Banquet Center in Ishpeming. Pictured are: row 1: Randy Bergman and Russell Bergman; row 2: Lawerence McCarthy, John Ostlund, Ken Nuorala, Larry Joseph, Christine Gagliardi Blank, Linda Hooper ...

Vessels

Records

MARQUETTE — The Lee A. Tregurtha was expected at 3 p.m. today at the Lake Superior & Ishpeming ore dock in Marquette’s Upper Harbor. The Honorable James L. Oberstar is due at noon Saturday and the James L. Kuber is expected at 2 p.m. Saturday.