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Dryland Dash

Local

Musher Kaitlyn Tidwell and her dogs cross the finish line for the Adult Bikejor 2-dog race on Saturday morning at the third annual UP200 Dryland Dash held at the Negaunee Township Park. (Journal photo by Trinity Carey)

Board to consider resolution, budget

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board will consider a resolution in support of security fencing around the ice rink at Lions Field at its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The resolution will allow township staff to seek assistive funding from the Michigan Participating Plan ...

Resource rally to be held tonight

Local

MARQUETTE — Today, Great Lakes PAIL Resources will be hosting a resource rally. The event will raise awareness, as well as provide support for the families in the community who have experienced pregnancy and/or infant loss. It will be at the Delft Bistro, 139 W. Washington St., Marquette ...

Maritime Museum closes for season

Local

MARQUETTE — Thr Marquette Maritime Museum’s last day for the 2018 season was Sunday. The museum will reopen in mid-May 2019. The public is invited to attend this winter the museum’s monthly Maritime History on Tap series at the Ore Dock Brewing Company in Marquette. The schedule of ...

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; ...

Eco Printing program, demo set

Community

MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Art Association is hosting an Eco Printing program and demonstration at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Eco Printing is an art form that uses plants to transfer their botanical images onto paper. Michele Tuccini and Charlice Stewart will demonstrate the process, show ...

‘Chappaquiddick’ to be screened

Community

MARQUETTE — Bring lunch and get together with other movie lovers to watch “Chappaquiddick” at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Peter White Public Library’s Heritage Room on the top floor of the library. Closed captioning will be on to ensure access for all. On July 18, 1969, Ted Kennedy ...

Holidays Gift Mart vendors sought

Community

HOUGHTON — Vendor booth applications are now being accepted for the 21st Annual Home for the Holidays Gift Mart, which will be held at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts in Houghton from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 24. The annual Home for the Holidays Gift Mart is a juried show, ...

Detroit animal control head tries to bring issues to heel

Michigan News

DETROIT — The city’s long-troubled animal control operation has its third new leader in three years as it grapples with overcrowding and outdated facilities. The Detroit health department tapped Pittsburgh native Charles Brown in August to head Detroit’s Animal Care and Control ...

Grants awarded for state crops

Michigan News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Federal grants have been awarded to organizations representing growers of a variety of Michigan specialty crops. The funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture supports efforts such as marketing, sustainability, boosting production, and preventing disease and pest ...

Fire safety events held in Marquette County

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A group of preschoolers at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marquette covered their ears as a fire alarm shrieked. Smiling, one little boy exclaimed, “Wow, that’s loud.” “Do you think it would be loud enough to wake you up if you were sleeping?” a city of Marquette ...

PFAS discussed at roundtable event

Front Page News

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — PFAS is an acronym that’s been a concern lately among state officials, and it was the subject of a roundtable discussion Saturday at the Marquette Fire Station along Third Street. Michigan Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer has sought the ...

Negaunee City Council rescinds 2017 property sale

Front Page News

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council rescinded last year’s sale of a city-owned parcel at 550 Pioneer Ave. during its regular meeting on Thursday. During a special meeting in October 2017, the council voted unanimously to sell an 8,000-square-foot lot near the city’s water tower to ...

Preliminary exam held for Varney

Local

By Journal Staff MARQUETTE — A preliminary examination was held in Marquette’s 96th District Court Thursday for Michael Wallace Varney, 61, of Caspian, who was charged by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office in September with 50 felony counts due to allegations Varney provided his ...

‘Celebrating Our Roots’ at annual tea party

Local

“Celebrating Our Roots” is the theme of the fourth annual Tea Party held on Saturday by the Forsyth Township Public Library Fundraising Committee at the Gwinn Clubhouse. Community members wore ethnic dress during a style show, which came after patrons feasted on various tea sandwiches and ...

Homecoming royalty named in Gwinn

Region

Mallory Delmont and Seth Aho were named Gwinn High School’s homecoming queen and king Friday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of the Aho family)

Travel Marquette donates to Fresh Coast Film Festival

Spotlight

Presenting a check to the Fresh Coast Film Festival is Reed Benton, Travel Marquette board member, Susan Estler, Executive Director of Travel Marquette, Bugsy Sailor, co-founder of Fresh Coast, Bill Thompson, event organizer and Emily Klegg, grant writer for Fresh Coast. Travel Marquette is an ...

Econo donates to UPAWS

Spotlight

Tadych’s Econofoods recently presented a check for $1923.94 to Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter representative Karen Rhodes.

Jandrons partners with Jewelry Innovations to aid MCFD

Spotlight

Jandrons Fine Jewelry has partnered with Jewelry Innovations to provide the Marquette City Fire Departments with ring safety removal tools, instruction and basic ring safety tips for both on and off the job. With the increased popularity of contemporary metal rings, the goal is to provide for ...