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Elections

Humboldt Township voters approve sanitation millage

MARQUETTE — Humboldt Township residents on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to renew a 1.5-mill levy for garbage pickup. Residents cast 43 “yes” votes to 7 “no” votes for the millage, which will result in a 1.4976 mill levy, or just under $1.50 for every $1,000 of taxable property value ...

Mid Pen millage fails by one vote

MARQUETTE — A 2-mill ballot proposal for the Mid Peninsula School District’s sinking fund failed by the narrowest of margins during Tuesday’s primary election. Voters cast 133 “no” votes to 132 “yes” votes, according to results posted on Delta County’s website. Baldwin and ...

County to vote on medical care facility millage

MARQUETTE — In the upcoming primary election Tuesday, Marquette County residents will vote on the renewal of a millage for the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. The millage proposed is .55 mill — or 55 cents per $1,000 of taxable value on real and personal property. If passed, ...

Evan Bonsall

1.) Why do you think voters should choose you? (150 words) I’m running for City Commission because I plan on living in Marquette for the rest of my life, and I want to make sure our City has a bright future. Young people and working families will be the foundation of that future, but rising ...

Margaret Brumm

1.) Why do you think voters should choose you? (150 words) Voters should choose me because I am the best qualified candidate for the position. My educational experience allows me to be comfortable with both legal and technical documents. My work experience has taught me how to work ...

Sally Davis

1.) Why do you think voters should choose you? (150 words) Experience matters. I have proven leadership through my work in management, proven community commitment through service on many non-profit boards, and experience in oversight of large budgets. I know how to persevere and seek ...

Andrew Lorinser

1.) Why do you think voters should choose you? (150 words) My value system was formulated through three decades of living in this community. I was raised by Marquette and I’m confident my passions align and resonate with many residents. I believe when one is elected to public office, we do ...

Jermey Ottaway

1.) Why do you think voters should choose you? I am the best candidate for Commissioner in this election. I am currently serving on two of the most important city boards, the Downtown Development Authority and the Board of Zoning Appeals. I have a full understanding of how city government ...

Mike Plourde

1.) Why do you think voters should choose you? I think people should vote for me because, first and foremost, I love this city. I love it's magic. And I am the most experienced candidate. I am the only candidate with city commission service time. I have served with distinction and I know ...

Nina van den Ende

Why do you think voters should choose you? (150 words) Voters should choose me, Nina van den Ende, because I am a critical thinker who looks at all aspects of an issue. I will do my “homework” and look into issues with a critical eye. I am dedicated to reducing the long term debt and ...

Humboldt Township voters to weigh in on sanitation renewal

MARQUETTE — Humboldt Township residents will have the opportunity to renew a 1.5-mill levy for garbage pickup on Tuesday. Township Supervisor Tom Prophet said the renewal is an important part of township operations. “It’s important for the residents of Humboldt Township to continue ...

Mid Pen schools: District seeks 2 mills for building upgrades

MARQUETTE — Administrators at the Mid Peninsula School District in Rock are hoping voters will approve a sinking fund millage for some much-needed upgrades to their school building. The 2-mill request, if approved, would be assessed against all property in the Mid Peninsula School District ...

Burt Township: Millages for harbor and general operations on ballot

GRAND MARAIS — Burt Township residents will have two operating millage renewals to vote on during Tuesday’s primary election. The first is to renew the general operating millage levy of .25 mill for the Grand Marais Harbor. If renewed, the increase in the tax limitation would be at 25 ...

Gwinn school district seeks sinking fund millage

Gwinn Area Community Schools will appeal to voters in Tuesday’s election to pass a sinking fund millage — its second try after a request failed in the May 7 election. The school district seeks a levy not to exceed 1.75 mills, which is $1.75 on each $1,000 of taxable property value, for 10 ...

Son and family don’t bring anything to dinner

Dear Annie: My wife and I are both retired seniors. We sold our house and moved to the town where our son, daughter-in-law and grandson live. My wife loves to take the little guy swimming and do many other activities with him. Every Sunday, we have a family dinner at our home. They come with ...

The calendar

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; ...

Hill, Smith win commission seats

MARQUETTE — City of Marquette voters elected two candidates to fill seats on the Marquette City Commission Tuesday. Incumbent Jenna Smith and newcomer Jenn Hill were the top vote-getters, landing seats on the nonpartisan seven-member commission that acts as the legislative branch of city ...

Voters approve BLP proposal, elect Prince, Irby to board

MARQUETTE — Incumbent Jerry Irby and John H. Prince were elected to the Marquette Board Light and Power board Tuesday. Irby received 4,938 votes and Prince received 5,123. There were also 173 write-in votes. A millage to change how the BLP calculates its payment in lieu of taxes, or ...

Negaunee City Council gets new mayor, one new councilor

NEGAUNEE — David Kangas will take the helm as the mayor of Negaunee in December, as Paul Maino, Jason Wallner and Edward Karki were elected to the city council. Kangas received 1,068 votes while his opponent, William Anderson Jr. garnered 603 votes in the mayoral race, according to ...

Ishpeming City Council sees change; Lehmann elected mayor

ISHPEMING — Karl Lehmann was elected mayor of the city of Ishpeming Tuesday and the Ishpeming City Council will see two new members take their place for a four-year term on the five-member panel. Unofficial Marquette County election results show Lehmann won the mayor’s seat with 41.74 ...