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Officials discuss childcare options

MARQUETTE — Socialization in a preschool or day care program is an important part of a child’s overall education, said Deb Dupras, director of the Great Start to Quality, a regional resource for parents and child care providers. There are 33 facilities that provide early childhood ...

PEEPS be with you

MARQUETTE — Give Peeps a Chance art challenge fundraiser, hosted by the Marquette Unitarian Universalist Congregation, took place Friday afternoon in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room. “We wanted something catchy and we wanted it to be Peeps,” Jamie Kuehnl, ...

BLP contractor files for bankruptcy

MARQUETTE — Innova Global Ltd., an international sound emissions and noise management company that’s been working to assess noises and vibrations emanating from the Marquette Energy Center, filed for bankruptcy and was placed in receivership on April 1. PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. — a ...

UPX Minerals withdraws request

MARQUETTE — A contested mineral lease request involving thousands of acres of land in Marquette County has been withdrawn. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced on Tuesday that UPX Minerals, a subsidiary of Canadian-based Highland Copper, withdrew its request for the ...

Former Michigan conservation director tells ‘spectacular’ tale

By WILL GRIMM Special to the Journal LANSING — It’s hard to imagine the Great Lakes not having any large sport fish – yet it was once that way. Before the introduction of Pacific salmon, the Great Lakes had a small sports fishery with few anglers. While small game fish like ...

Superior Health Foundation launches 2019 Proactive Grant Focus process

MARQUETTE — The Superior Health Foundation recently announced the launch of its 2019 Proactive Grant Focus process with the release of a request for information to gather criteria about organizations with the capacity and vision to make an impact on improving medical transportation services ...

Marking student work at NMU

MARQUETTE — Jamrich Hall on Thursday was a place where you could read or hear about a biomarker for glioblastoma, American violent crime in the 1990s and the effect of organic amendments upon soil and plant health in potted beans — all under one roof. The 24th annual Celebration of ...

Plant a tree

MARQUETTE— Coniferous, deciduous and fruit trees as well as shrubs, berries and garden vegetables such as asparagus, horseradish and rhubarb are offered through the Marquette County Conservation District’s annual spring tree sale fundraiser. Those who wish to participate have until Monday ...

Schools cancel, traffic slowed as spring snow blankets area

MARQUETTE — Residents in Marquette County woke up this morning to having to scrape the ice off the cars, but that’s probably to be expected this time of year. A total of 5.4 inches of snow was recorded Thursday by the National Weather Service in Negaunee Township. “I would say in the ...

‘In My Mother’s Voice’

MARQUETTE — “We had to leave our families behind in Nazi Germany, and I didn’t know if I’d ever see my mother or my father or my younger brother again. It was the summer of 1941. I was 29 years old, and I had never been more than a few day’s journey from my hometown, and here I was on ...

Millage detailed

K.I. SAWYER — The necessity of voters passing a sinking fund tax levy for Gwinn Area Community Schools was detailed at a special “Soup with the Superintendent” event on Tuesday at K.I. Sawyer Elementary School. On the ballot in a special May 7 election will be a proposal requesting a ...

Chocolay Township approves first reading of controversial rental ordinance

HARVEY — Officials are taking another crack at governing rentals of all types in Chocolay Township. The first reading of the township’s proposed rental ordinance and a proposed zoning ordinance amendment related to rentals along with a proposed rental property registration form were ...

Fundraising in support of kids who have been abused

MARQUETTE — Those in the city of Marquette this weekend can run, walk or jog along the shore of Lake Superior to benefit the new Superior Child Advocacy Center, which aims to help children who have endured physical and sexual abuse. The Lead the Way 5K event will take place, rain or shine, ...

Michigan Senate OKs delay in change to teacher evaluations

LANSING — The Michigan Senate on Wednesday voted to delay a key change in the state’s evaluation system for teachers and school administrators, in the latest sign of unease with what critics call an overemphasis on standardized testing in K-12 education. Senators unanimously approved ...

Sharing culture

MARQUETTE — Storytelling is often carried out through music. The Hungarian folk group Sondorgo used Hungaro-Serbian tamburas, traditional signature folk instruments, to share a touch of its culture with the Marquette community through a series of performances on Friday. The band, comprised ...

Shooting in Gwinn injures one

GWINN — Police are investigating an incident in Forsyth Township that led to a female being transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound Tuesday. Officers had been dispatched to the scene after a home invasion with an armed subject allegedly took place at the residence along Stephenson ...

City, NTN to begin Heartwood Parcel 13 negotiations

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution directing City Manager Mike Angeli to negotiate a sale with the Noquemanon Trail Network for Parcel 13 of the Heartwood Forestland property. The NTN recently presented Angeli with a letter of intent to ...

Values up slightly in Marquette County in annual equalization

ARQUETTE — Taxable and assessed values of property in Marquette County have increased from 2018 to 2019. Furthermore, this year’s increases are slightly larger than last year’s increases of about 1.5 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively. County property values and the equalization ...

No to pot

HARVEY — Chocolay Township is likely to be added to a growing list of Marquette County municipalities that will ban establishments related to the the sale of recreational marijuana. The Chocolay Township Board, in a 6-1 vote Monday, approved the first reading of a proposed ordinance that ...