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New at Peter White Public Library

Community

“And the winner is…” Each year the American Library Association announces the Newbery and Caldecott book winners, along with book titles that received honors in those awards. Come check out these award and honor winning books in Youth Services: “Long Way Down” by Jason Reynolds, ...

Company sues AM General for $3M

Michigan News

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A Michigan company is suing AM General, alleging the vehicle manufacturer owes more than $3 million for contract work at its northern Indiana plant. Michigan-based Allied Industrial Group’s original contract called for $17.4 million in improvements at AM ...

Committee meeting rescheduled

Local

MARQUETTE — The Presque Isle Park Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for March 14 has been rescheduled for March 21 at 5:30 p.m. The location of the meeting is the citizen forum in Lakeview Arena at 401 E. Fair Ave. in Marquette.

Co-worker doesn’t seem to understand hygiene

Community

Dear Annie: We have an “open office” format, so during cold and flu season, we’re pretty much always passing around something or other. My co-worker “Dana” keeps getting sick with colds, the flu, sinus infections, etc., and I’ve noticed that Dana seems to be patient zero for the ...

State Supreme Court denies appeal

Michigan News

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Supreme Court has denied a Detroit-area man’s request for a new trial in the 2013 fatal shooting of an unarmed woman on his porch. The court said Friday that it would not review Theodore Wafer’s argument that jurors should have been given ...

Gunman takes hostages at Cali veterans home

Front Page News

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JANIE HAR Associated Press YOUNTVILLE, Calif. — A gunman slipped into an employee going-away party at the largest veterans home in the United States and took three people hostage Friday in a shootout and standoff that has kept the sprawling California grounds ...

U.P. Builders Show kicks off at Superior Dome

Local

At top, the U.P. Builders Show draws thousands to the Superior Dome in Marquette, where every aspect of the building industry is brought together under one giant roof. This year over 135 businesses will be exhibiting their wares and services. Pictured, the show just as as people began ...

Bulletin Board

Community

MAPS has school of choice slots MARQUETTE — Marquette Area Public Schools has announced school of choice openings for non-residents in all grades for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year. Application forms may be obtained at any MAPS school building or at the superintendent’s ...

Chemicals found in drinking water

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — Drinking water in three southeastern communities tested positive for contamination, according to state environmental officials. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality found perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, in water in New Baltimore, ...

Savannah’s fountains set for holiday

Michigan News

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Park fountains in Savannah are gushing bright green water — a signal that St. Patrick’s Day soon will arrive. Organizers of Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day parade gathered Friday to pour watering cans full of green dye into the wrought-iron fountain in Forsyth ...

Centenarians celebrated

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — With the Marquette Regional History Center celebrating its 100th birthday this year, it seems only right for them to celebrate the lives of Yoopers who’ve reached the same milestone. “It’s important to the community for us to remember where we came (from) because it does ...

Short- term rental parking raises concerns

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Nearly a year after the Marquette City Commission passed two amended ordinances regarding short-term rentals, city officials plan to revisit those rental standards in the city zoning ordinance within the next few months. In a January letter to the Marquette Planning Commission, ...

Funding OK’d for Sawyer consulting fees

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners approved funding consulting fees related to a grant that would provide money for new snow removal equipment and concrete apron repairs at Sawyer International Airport. A large portion of the grant, with an anticipated award date in ...

Becker named to seat

Front Page News

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council appointed Jon Becker, a longtime member of the Negaunee Planning Commission, to fill a vacant council seat during its meeting Thursday. Becker was among five candidates who had applied for the seat left vacant by the January death of Councilman Michael ...

Gwinn man gets weapons charges

Local

GWINN — A Gwinn man was arraigned in court Thursday on various weapons charges following a late-night incident Wednesday in Forsyth Township. Township police officers responded to the area of Ace Hardware at about 11:25 p.m. Wednesday on a tip that 26-year-old Steven David Baker was believed ...

Meth production causes fire

Local

MARQUETTE — A structure fire, believed by investigators to be caused by the production of methamphetamine inside of the structure, was reported around 6 p.m. Wednesday at 55 East Riling St. Lot 27 in Gwinn. When officers arrived, they discovered that a male subject, identified as Brad ...

Superiorland looks to ‘Spread Goodness’

Region

MARQUETTE — Thanks to the efforts of Anna Dravland, creator of Spread Goodness Day, today has been set aside as a day to make a difference. The intent of Spread Goodness Day is for groups and individuals to participate by doing good deeds, no matter how insignificant, to make a positive ...

1 dead in Moran Township crash

Region

ST. IGNACE — A female has died after a two-vehicle crash Thursday on U.S. 2, just west of St. Ignace. Troopers from the Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post responded to the crash, which involved a westbound pickup truck and an eastbound minivan. The driver of the minivan crossed the ...

Thursday snowmobile crash kills 1

Region

MARQUETTE — A fatal single-snowmobile accident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Thursday on Trail No. 3 in Allouez Township, located in Keweenaw County. Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Department officials reported Dale Wiza, 58, of Franklin, Wisconsin, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was ...