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Park reflections

Reader Ken Beck submitted this photo showing the Kaufman Mausoleum’s reflection in a pond. It was taken one fall evening while he was walking in Park Cemetery. Did you take a great shot of the sunset over Lake Superior? Did you capture a beautiful photo of freshly fallen snow? Or did you ...

Youth camp fundraising meeting with success

MARQUETTE — The Friends of Camp Batawagama is making progress toward its goal of raising $25,000 online to support the construction of a new bathroom building for boy campers at the Iron County Youth Camp. The $25,000 will cover about one quarter of the projected cost, and it will be “a ...

Pandemic lockdown created clean air gains

MARQUETTE — The same pandemic that restricts travel and manufacturing is having a measurable impact on decreasing air pollution in parts of the Great Lakes region, experts say. It is an impact that scientists can detect with sensors mounted on NASA satellites and that measure nitrogen ...

Supreme Court rejects attack on Biden victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a lawsuit backed by President Donald Trump to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory, ending a desperate attempt to get legal issues rejected by state and federal judges before the nation’s highest court. The court’s order was its ...

Superior aglow near Marquette Harbor Lighthouse

Reader Eric Angerer of Marquette captured this image of the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse along the Lake Superior’s shoreline. More of his work can be viewed at www.ezmoments.com. Did you take a great shot of the sunset over Lake Michigamme? Did you capture a beautiful photo of freshly fallen ...

Round up campaign kicks off

MARQUETTE — The annual Round Up at the Register campaign to raise money for the United Way of Marquette County kicked off at the Marquette Food Co-op last week, with a goal to raise $5,000 to benefit local community organizations, organizer said in an announcement. Throughout the holiday ...

Pet licenses available online

MARQUETTE — Marquette city residents looking to license their dog or cat can now find the applications available online at the city’s website, along with instructions for completing the form correctly. Once completed, the application can be returned to the City Clerk’s office either by ...

Contemplative sessions this month

MARQUETTE — Meditate Marquette Center for Meditation and Contemplative Practices is offering several contemplative practice sessions throughout December. A one-day virtual retreat for deepening personal practices is being offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Retreats are a time-honored ...

Hawk release set for Saturday

MARQUETTE — The Chocolay Raptor Center has announced a young red-tailed hawk will be released back to the wild this Saturday. The release will take place at 1 p.m. in a field in L’Anse. The hawk was rescued just over a month ago, unable to fly in that area, according to the release from ...

Pandemic drives economy here, elsewhere

Special to the Journal MARQUETTE — Welcome to the COVID economy: Lumber prices and tent sales soared. Great Lakes shipping took a dive. Home sales were up. And energy sales shifted from manufacturing plants to home offices. Here is a sample ride of a segment of the Michigan economic roller ...

NMU still ‘Lighting Up the Holidays’

Northern Michigan University will continue its annual “Lighting Up the Holidays” tradition in a revised virtual format. Beginning Tuesday, an event website will feature DIY ornament kits and festive coloring pages, virtual letters to Santa, downloadable images for photos with Santa and ...

Virtual tech help offered

MARQUETTE — Members of Northern Michigan University’s Student Cybersecurity Association will be available to help Peter White Public Library patrons with their personal technology devices from 5-6 p.m. every Tuesday in December through the Zoom app. This opportunity is for those wanting ...

NCTA part of GivingTuesday

MARQUETTE — The North Country Trail Association is involved in this year’s GivingTuesday, which was created in 2012 as a day that encourages people to do good on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. On Giving Tuesday in 2019, the NCTA community raised more than $70,000, and with a match from ...

NMU alumni nominees sought

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association Board of Directors is accepting nominations for its annual alumni awards program through Dec. 31. Graduates will be honored during the 2021 Homecoming celebration in four categories: Distinguished Alumni, Alumni Achievement, ...

Advent events set at St. Michael

MARQUETTE — St. Michael Catholic Church in Marquette will be offering the community a Sunday evening faith opportunity at 7 p.m. this Sunday in celebration of the Advent Season. On this date, there will be worship of contemplative reflection, music, and prayer built around the liturgy of ...

Planning group meets on Zoom

MARQUETTE — Tuesday’s Planning Commission meeting will be held virtually with commission members and staff attending remotely through Zoom video conferencing. This meeting will be streamed on the City of Marquette YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/CityofMarquetteGov). Note ...

Alzheimer’s Association offers tips on celebrating safely

LANSING — The holidays are supposed to be a special time for getting together with family and friends, but the risk of becoming severely ill from COVID-19 is even greater for individuals living with dementia, who tend to be older and have underlying health conditions. As the novel ...

Sand Point sunshine

Reader Debbie Perttula submitted this photo of the hazy late afternoon sun and sparkling waters of Lake Superior at Sand Point beach in Munising. Did you take a great shot of the sunset over Lake Michigamme? Or did you happen to snap a captivating image of wildlife? The Mining Journal is ...

Kultalahti: A vanishing piece of history gets preserved

By JIM KURTTI Special to the Journal MARQUETTE — Autumn brings out nostalgia in many with its ever-shortening days, the fallen leaves, and the like. With winter already at the door I long to make a few last-of-the-season walks — on terra firma — to my favorite forest places, or one ...

Sweet autumn sunset

Reader Dorothy Taylor submitted this photo of the Power Plant she shot from her deck in south Marquette on Nov. 1, capturing the sunset. “Soon to be just a memory,” Taylor said. Did you take a great shot of the sunset over Lake Michigamme? Or did you happen to snap a captivating image of ...