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Elections

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 ...

Incumbents re-elected to school boards

MARQUETTE — Some local school boards will see changes to their membership, while voters in other communities elected several incumbents. Four incumbents were re-elected to terms on the Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education during the Tuesday midterm elections. Trustee Kristen ...

Alger County elects board members

MARQUETTE — Alger County residents cast their ballots Tuesday, determining who was seated on various boards and whether certain millage proposals passed or not. Several candidates were elected to seats on the Alger County Board of Commissioners. Representing District 1 will be Catherine ...

Markkanen takes 110th House District

MARQUETTE —Running for the Michigan House of representatives for the 110th district, Tuesday ended with Republican Gregory Markkanen taking home the victory, which was decided by just over 500 votes The seat represents 6 western Upper Peninsula Counties as well as a portion of Marquette ...

Many millage proposals pass Tuesday

MARQUETTE — Beyond approving several millages related to the Peter White Public Library, voters passed many other local proposals Tuesday. The proposals and the vote totals are: ≤ Forsyth Township: an increase of up to 1.6 mills, to be levied from 2018-27, for road improvements. The ...

Incumbent county commissioners retain seats

MARQUETTE — All incumbent Marquette County Commissioners, who ran uncontested in the race, will retain their seats on the commission, according to unofficial results from the Marquette County Clerk. Commissioner John DePetro, the incumbent Democrat who holds the commission seat for the ...

Independent gubernatorial candidate Schleiger discusses goals, objectives

MARQUETTE — U.S. Taxpayer gubernatorial nominee Todd Schleiger, who’s running as an independent, discussed the democratic system and his plans to help fix several issues the state of Michigan potentially faces in a phone interview Wednesday morning. Schleiger, who’s from the Flint area ...

McBroom to face Dianda

MARQUETTE — Voters in Tuesday’s primary election chose Ed McBroom of Vulcan to represent the Republican Party in the race for the Michigan Senate’s 38th District seat in the November general election. McBroom, who received 16,264 votes, or 69.32 percent of votes cast, faced Mike Carey ...

Markkanen and Schott vying for 110th seat

MARQUETTE — The question of who will be the Republican contender for the 110th District in the Michigan House of Representatives is very close, with two candidates within 24 votes of one another as of press time today, according to the Michigan Secretary of State website. As of this ...

Marquette County township millages OK’d

MARQUETTE—Voters in six Marquette County townships approved 11 millage requests including general operating, recreation, police services and road millages according to preliminary election results provided by the Marquette County Clerk. Negaunee Township An .85 mill millage for the ...

All Alger County proposals pass; 911 system, roads on ballot

MUNISING — Voters cast their ballots on a number of Alger County-wide proposals as well as several township proposals Tuesday. The 911 emergency telephone dispatch system proposal passed with 1,581 votes in favor of the proposal and 391 against. The proposal asked if the tax limitation on ...