Region

Regional Roundtable coming

L’ANSE — Want to learn how to make your community a better place to live, work and play? Want to understand the concept of placemaking and how it impacts visitors and residents alike? Then plan to attend the Regional Roundtable on April 20 and join representatives of the Western Upper ...

YEAR OF THE CAT

IRON MOUNTAIN — For Pet Idol, 2017 is the Year of the Cat. Star feline Stella Bella turned out to be the public’s purrfect choice in the Iron Mountain Daily News competition, seizing the title by a landside over two dogs to become the Newspapers In Education mascot for the 2017-18 school ...

Dog, owner rescue toddler in ditch

By the Escanaba Daily Press RAPID RIVER — Officials removed two young girls from an unsafe and unsanitary home in Rapid River Friday after one of the girls — a 3-year-old — was found lying naked in a ditch during cold temperatures earlier that day. The 3-year-old was found by a local ...

CN dock in Escanaba to close

ESCANABA — The Canadian National Railroad Ore Dock in Escanaba will close at the end of April, according to a story posted on upperpeninsula.biz. The story by Craig Woerpel indicates CN confirmed the move Monday with the city of Escanaba. Ore has been shipped from the Escanaba port for ...

Third Street DDA forum held

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Downtown Development Authority will host a public forum at 3 p.m. Thursday at The Casa Calabria, 1106 N. Third St., Marquette. The purpose of the forum is to gather input on the 2018 Marquette Marathon and the North Third Street bike lane. No official business ...

READY TO ROLL

MARQUETTE — Range Bank announces the title sponsorship of the 2017 Marquette Trails Festival which will be held June 23-25 at Marquette Mountain. This donation marks the third year that Range Bank has been the title sponsor of the event, which raises money to support the Noquemanon Trail ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MARQUETTE — A documentary seeking to capture the soul of Upper Peninsula loggers, trappers and commercial fishermen is nearing completion. “Good man in ...

Police log

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 ...

CopperDog mushers race down to the wire

CALUMET — For the first time a woman won the CopperDog 150 sled dog race when Anny Malo Saint-Zenon of Quebec, Canada, finished a scant 2 seconds ahead of the pack with a time of 10 hours, 6 minutes, 28 seconds. Finishing second was Ross Fraboni of Two Harbors, Minnesota, with a time of ...

CopperDog 150 sled dog race results

CALUMET —Below are race results in the CopperDog 150, with the mushers name and race time. ≤Anny Malo, 10:06:28 ≤Ross Fraboni, 10:06:30 ≤Martha Schouweiler, 10:16:03 ≤Jake Golton, 10:19:11 ≤Dennis La Boda, 10:21:41 ≤Bruce Magnusson, 10:26: 18 ≤JR Anderson, ...

Ontonagon County’s Pelkola dies

Longtime Ontonagon County Board Chairman John Edwin Pelkola died peacefully at his home recently. Remembered for his devotion to his life’s endeavors, the 74-year-old Trout Creek resident passed away Feb. 23. One of the founders of SONCO Ambulance, Pelkola taught at Ewen-Trout Creek High ...

CopperDog 150 race under way

By KURT HAUGLIE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette CALUMET — The temperature was cold, but the sky was clear, and there was no snow falling Friday at the start of the CopperDog 150 dog sled race on Fifth Street in Calumet. Race Director Meredith LaBeau said there were 21 mushers entered for the ...

‘Dollars for Drama’ fundraiser set

MARQUETTE — Superior Arts Youth Theater is raising money through its Dollars for Drama fundraiser until Sunday. This year’s theme is “It’s our small world after all.” The city of Marquette may be small, compared to the world as a whole, but the community, and youth in general, have ...

Cochran found guilty of murder

CRYSTAL FALLS — Kelly Cochran now faces life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury convicted her Tuesday of first-degree murder and other charges for the 2014 killing of 53-year-old Christopher Regan of Iron River. Her official sentencing is set for May 10 in Iron County ...

Marijuana law, other issues addressed

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Student Law Forum will present “Suds, Buds and Barristers” tonight, at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. in Marquette. Practicing attorneys will address marijuana law and other legal questions from 7 to 9 p.m. in the community space upstairs. The ...

Plan for lakes, streams tonight

MARQUETTE — The Fred Warra Chapter of Trout Unlimited will sponsor a “Fishing After Hours” program at 6:30 p.m. today in the Board Room of the Landmark Inn. Phil Schneeberger, Lake Superior Basin Coordinator and 42 years with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fisheries ...

Feeding America truck coming

ISHPEMING— The Feeding America truck will be at CrossBridge Church, 119 N. Third St., in Ishpeming on Thursday. Anyone needing food is welcome. Items will be distributed according to last name to minimize waiting time. The order is rotated every month. The order for March is: G-L, 9:30 ...

World Day of Prayer Friday

NEGAUNEE — World Day of Prayer 2017 women, men, and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer on Friday. The focus is on Matthew 20:1-16, the parable of the laborers in the vineyard. The Bible study and worship service invite us to explore concepts ...

Escanaba DDA cuts expenses

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Downtown Development Authority reviewed its 2017-18 budget recently during a meeting at city hall. DDA Director Ed Legault provided the board with a review of the upcoming budget that forecasts a deficit of $49,246. In order to create a “buffer” and not face a ...

2017 Regional Spelling Bee place winners announced

MARQUETTE — The Ishpeming-Negaunee- NICE Community Education Division will be hosting the Upper Peninsula Spelling Bee Finals on Wednesday, March 8. The agenda for the event is as follows: - 5th Grade competition at Westwood High School Auditorium, 12:30 p.m. - 6th Grade competition at ...