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Body found in Ishpeming field ID’d

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ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Police Department, with the help of UP Health System-Marquette, have positively identified the woman found last week near the Ishpeming High School football field as Kayla Jean Gilstorff. The body of the 26-year-old Ishpeming woman was discovered early Friday ...

Child loses battle with cancer

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MARQUETTE — Ainsley Rose Kargela, a second-grader at Cherry Creek Elementary, has died. The 8-year-old lost her battle with a rare form of cancer on Sunday at Children’s Hospital in Detroit, according to the Ainsley’s Army Facebook page. “I’m writing with the heaviest of hearts ...

Sawyer water quality said to be high

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MARQUETTE — The K.I. Sawyer Water Department recently released the 2017 water quality report for the former Air Force base, providing details about where the water comes from, what it contains and how it compares to standards set by the state and the Environmental Protection Agency. With ...

Local briefing

Local

VULCAN — Former state Rep. Ed McBroom recently announced his intention to continue seeking election to the Michigan Senate following the death of his brother Carl in an automobile accident July 7. McBroom, a Republican from Vulcan, is running for the 38th District Senate seat, which covers ...

UPHSM donates $10K to Big Brothers, Big Sisters

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UP Health System-Marquette supported the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette and Alger Counties with a $10,000 donation. Victor Harrington, regional director of Marketing and Business Development at UPHS presented the check to Jayne Letts, executive director at Big Brothers Big Sisters, on ...

Callanan awards DAR medals

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Marquette resident Keitha Callanan of the Onagomingkway Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is the chapter’s National Defense Chair. A favorite part of her position is to award various DAR medals to students in both high school and college across the western ...

Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Old Ish Auto

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On July 19. the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the one-year anniversary and new GINCC Membership status of Old-Ish Auto. Old-Ish Auto officially opened its doors on July 17, 2017 in Downtown Ishpeming. They are open Monday through ...

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; ...

Fighter squadrons to reunite

Community

K.I. SAWYER — The 62nd and 87th Fighter Interceptor Squadrons will be gathering at the former K.I. Sawyer AFB for a reunion the first week of August. A meet and greet will officially kick things off Aug. 3 at the American Legion Post in Little Lake. Aug. 4 there will be a golf outing for ...

Art camps scheduled for Big Bay

Community

BIG BAY — Summer Art Camps are being put on by the Liberty Children’s Art Project in collaboration with Powell Township School for a week-long day camp and the Marquette Maritime Museum for a one-day pop up art camp in Big Bay. The Art Garage with Liberty Children’s Art Project will ...

Maritime museum to host reading

Community

MARQUETTE — Award-winning children’s author Tracy Nelson Maurer reads her picture books, “Storm Codes” and “John Deere, That’s Who!’ at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Marquette Maritime Museum, 300 N. Lakeshore Blvd., Marquette. The event is part of the museum’s Children’s Day and ...

Yurkovich band set to perform

Community

ISHPEMING — The Richie Yurkovich Band is playing at a dance from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Post 114 Hall in Greenwood Location west of Ishpeming. Admission is $8.

Trillium House seeking volunteers

Community

MARQUETTE — Trillium House is looking for volunteers to help ensure its hospice residents are safe and comfortable at the end of life. “Right now we’re focusing on building a corps of Care Support volunteers,” said Executive Director Pat Bray in press release. This volunteer role is ...

Anti-gerrymandering group airing 1st TV ad in Michigan

Michigan News

LANSING — An anti-gerrymandering group on Tuesday began airing its first TV ad in a campaign to persuade voters to change how Michigan congressional and legislative districts are drawn, appealing especially to independents and Republicans by noting former President Ronald Reagan’s criticism ...

Police identify men found in river

Michigan News

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two men whose bodies were found under a door floating in the Flint River in eastern Michigan, and they say two more suspects have been arrested in the case. Police said Tuesday that the bodies of 32-year-old Rodney Harden Jr. and ...

Cause of death remains unknown after autopsy

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MARQUETTE — Police said nothing suspicious was found during an autopsy performed Monday by UP Health System-Marquette on the body of the female discovered in a field northwest of the Ishpeming High School football field. The cause and manner of death have still not been determined at this ...

Ishpeming council to hold special meeting

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ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council will consider eight agenda items during a special meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The council will consider a resolution to finalize its 2019 goals in order to provide direction to staff as they formulate the city budget for the upcoming year. Some of ...

Water testing in Marquette schools continues

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MARQUETTE — The second round of water testing for lead at Marquette Area Public Schools buildings was scheduled to begin this morning. MAPS Superintendent Bill Saunders said in a letter sent earlier this month to parents, students, staff and community members that the ratios of fixtures ...

Bulletin Board

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Negaunee band set to perform NEGAUNEE — Director Brandon Nelson has announced the program for this week’s Negaunee City Band concert, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Outdoor Performing Arts Center at the east end of Iron Street. Marches are featured, beginning with ...