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15 arrested in cock-fight raid

Michigan News

HART TOWNSHIP, Mich. — More than a dozen people have been arrested and 35 live roosters found after police broke up a cock-fighting ring in western Michigan's Oceana County. State police say Sunday that the bodies of 10 roosters also were found in a large pit during Saturday's raid in Hart ...

Pictured Rocks Days this weekend

Local

In Saturday’s paper, it incorrectly stated the dates for Pictured Rocks Days in Munising. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Eagle Mine community forums

Local

MARQUETTE — Eagle Mine will host a series of community forums throughout Marquette County. The forums are an opportunity to learn more about the status of Eagle Mine and get an update on its operations. The forums will be: ≤ Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Humboldt Township ...

Advisory council to hold meeting

Local

ST. IGNACE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council is scheduled to discuss muskellunge regulations, firewood movement and introduce a new DNR forest health specialist among its agenda items when the panel meets from 6 to 8:30 p.m. ...

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; ...

AAPS open house announced

Community

WILSON — The AAPS — Ancient Artifact Preservation Society — announces its first open house to present the AAPS Collection of ancient artifacts. The artifacts include: Upper Peninsula copper and stone implements, tools, weapons; curious finds, and printed/visual history cards within the ...

Legion service officer to be in city

Community

MARQUETTE — American Legion Department Service Officer Lisa Clark will be in Marquette from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14 at American Legion Post 44, 700 W. Bluff St. She is available to assist all veterans and families of veterans with claim preparation, presentation, counsel and appeal ...

Book club to meet at library

Community

MARQUETTE — Once Upon A Crime, the book group for Mystery Lovers, will meet at 7 p.m. June 13 in the Dandelion Cottage Room at the Peter White Public Library to discuss “A Beautiful Place to Die” by Mally Nunn. The novel is set in South Africa in 1952 and Nunn explores a divided ...

Friction Farm to perform at PWPL

Community

MARQUETTE — Modern folk duo Friction Farm will perform at the Peter White Public Library, 214 N. Front St., at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Friction Farm is a husband and wife team of traveling troubadours. Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay sing songs inspired by great books and share their creative path ...

Bible Camp accepting apps

Community

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

Community

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

Community

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

Front Page News

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

Front Page News

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

Front Page News

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

Local

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

Local

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

Spotlight

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 ...