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City of Marquette selects Kovacs as next manager

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette has selected Karen Kovacs as its next city manager. The Marquette City Commission voted 7-0 at its regular meeting Monday night to make an offer of employment to Kovacs, the lone finalist for the position after John Kramer of Aurora, Illinois, withdrew his ...

Volunteers needed for LPGA Symetra Tour

Region

ESCANABA — The Delta County Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers for the Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass from June 11-13. This marks the 10th year that the Sweetgrass Golf Club will welcome the LPGA Symetra Tour and 140 international golfers to their award-winning course. ...

Early schools in Marquette were varied

Superior History

MARQUETTE — As the school year winds down, let’s take a look at the history of some of the many schools that came and went in early Marquette. In the earliest years, schooling was rather informal. The first recorded school opened in 1849 with two teachers and just four students including ...

Houghton alums support antiracism programs

Region

HOUGHTON — Four recent alumni of Houghton-Portage Township Schools have launched an initiative to get the district to add more education on racial discrimination and social justice. Three of the graduates — Boris Busov, Adeline Grier-Welch and Cassandra Van Dam — spoke to the Keweenaw ...

9 new positive cases in Dickinson County

Region

Local health officials Monday reported nine more confirmed COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County along with almost 50 recovered from the virus since its last update Thursday. In a Facebook post Monday morning, the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department also listed seven new positives and ...

History quiz

Superior History

Q: When did construction start on the breakwater in Marquette’s Lower Harbor? A. 1853 B. 1867 C. 1880 D. 1898 ANSWER: B. Construction began in the summer of 1867 and took many years to complete.

Chocolay board OKs first marijuana ordinance reading

Front Page News

HARVEY — Marijuana-related businesses soon could be a part of the Chocolay Township landscape as they already are elsewhere. The Chocolay Township Board on Monday accepted the first reading of a new marijuana establishments ordinance to regulate these businesses. The ordinance now moves to a ...

Meet the Munising High School of 2021

Local

Munising High/Middle School Mascot: Mustangs Number of students in grades 6-12: 335 Number of seniors: 39 Commencement: noon, May 29 Senior Class Officers; President Austin Struble Vice President Sophia Rolfe Secretary Alexis Walther Class Adviser Heather Nayback Senior Class colors: ...

Take a gander at this family of geese

Local

Lifelong reader Tom Mudge of Marquette, age 100, captured this shot of a mating pair of geese on May 7. These geese return each year to nest and hatch their young. The day-old gosling hatched a couple of weeks early this year, presumably due to warmer temperatures than previous years. Did you ...

Police Log

Local

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 ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

Local

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MARQUETTE — For more than 25 years, Marquette Community Theater has been entertaining audiences with its productions, and is about to do it again with its ...

AAUW honors Mahn

Local

MARQUETTE — The American Association of University Women of Marquette has named Hannah Mahn as the 2021 Martha Griffiths Award winner. The Martha Griffiths Award is given annually to a high-achieving graduating Northern Michigan University student and is named in honor of one of ...

LaCrosse to discuss work

Local

MARQUETTE — In a monthly series at Peter White Public Library, Dr. Amber LaCrosse of Northern Michigan University’s Department of Psychology and the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center will discuss her background and work in behavioral neuroscience, cognitive function, and cancer biology. ...

Dunham’s is now hiring

Local

TROY — Dunham’s Sports is now hiring for its new Marquette store to be located in the former Younkers site in Westwood Mall in Marquette Township. Positions available are team members/cashiers, key team leaders and team managers. Apply online at https://careers-dunhamssports.icims.com ...

Negaunee High announces its 3Q honor roll

Spotlight

NEGAUNEE —The following students have been named to the third quarter honor roll at Negaunee High School for the 2020-2021 academic year. Grade 9 With Distinction All A’s) Courtney Beckman, Ashley Bell, Patrick Byman, Owen Debelak, Corbin Erva, Madison Frustaglio, Collin Gallion, ...

Bay honors Sue Beckon

Spotlight

ESCANABA – Bay College honors Sue Beckon, part-time accounting instructor, as one of its recipients of the Outstanding Educator Award. To receive consideration for the award, faculty were nominated by a colleague, student, or someone from the community.. Beckon is an adjunct accounting ...