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Marquette City Commission to consider Cliffs-Dow property rezoning

MARQUETTE — A portion of the former Cliffs-Dow property along Lakeshore Boulevard in Marquette could be rezoned to a mixed-use district to allow for development, despite a state deed restriction currently prohibiting residential uses of the site due to chemical contamination in the ...

LWV holds town halls to educate voters

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Voting is a basic right granted to all citizens of this country, but often people keep themselves from filling out a ballot due to a lack of understanding of the voting process. To educate the community on new laws surrounding the ...

Church’s fall bazaar a testament to service

HARVEY — The Prince of Peace Fall Bazaar, scheduled for 10 a.m. today, has special meaning this year. Organizers of the fundraiser at 555 Riverside Road in Harvey say the 46th annual event is a testament to faith, family and service. Donna Clarke, founder of the event and longtime ...

Play review: Rocky Horror

By SOPHIE SAM Special to the Journal MARQUETTE — If you hear the words “Marquette” and “Halloween,” one of the first things you are bound to think of is “The Rocky Horror Show.” One of the Marquette area’s most fascinating traditions, it goes back several years, beginning ...

‘Proud to be an American’

MARQUETTE — Thursday marked the end of a long journey and the beginning of a new era for 39 people hailing from 17 countries, as they officially became U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony. The ceremony, held at Northern Michigan University’s Northern Center by the U.S. ...

Third time’s a charm in Gwinn?

GWINN — With facilities in Gwinn Area Community Schools still needing maintenance, the district again is requesting voters pass a sinking fund millage to pay for that maintenance. The GACS Board of Education at its Monday meeting voted to request a sinking fund millage of 1.5 mills for ...

Marquette pair ID’d by police

MARQUETTE — The two people discovered dead by police in a Marquette home along Sherman Street on Monday have been identified. A press release from the Marquette City Police Department identifies the 31-year-old female as Adel Renee Winter and the 29-year-old male as Mark Alan Bibler II. ...

MooseWood Nature Center to hold annual Haunted Bog Walk

MARQUETTE — For those who are looking for a spooky weekend activity, the MooseWood Nature Center is celebrating 20 years of frights and delights this weekend with its annual Haunted Bog Walk fundraiser. The Haunted Bog Walk will be held at Presque Isle Park from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday ...

Absolutely Accessible Upper Peninsula

MARQUETTE — One in five people live with a disability, according to the Superior Alliance for Independent Living. To raise awareness and increase accessibility in the community for those with disabilities, SAIL hosted Absolutely Accessible Upper Peninsula on Tuesday at the Holiday Inn in ...

Nessel intervenes in Semco increase

MARQUETTE — Semco customers will see a $3.72 increase per dekatherm, a unit used to measure natural gas, following a settlement agreement approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission on Oct. 17. The increase, which is expected to be implemented in November, reflects the company’s ...

Superior Health Foundation hosts fall grants celebration

MARQUETTE — A record $507,000 was dispersed to organizations across the region Wednesday night at the Holiday Inn of Marquette, with a major focus being improved transportation for people with medical appointments. The Superior Health Foundation hosted its annual fall grants celebration ...

Earth art

MARQUETTE — As fall comes to a close, colorful leaves hanging from the trees are now dotting the ground. But on Friday, the leaves at Presque Isle’s Black Rocks rested in puddles according to their color. Northern Michigan University art and design students gathered under the guidance of ...

Investigation continues into Marquette deaths

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Police Department is continuing its investigation today after two bodies were found in a home along Sherman Street. Authorities initially classified their deaths as “natural,” but few details have been released in the case involving the duplex at 911 ...

Ishpeming Senior Center facility condemned

ISHPEMING — The red tag on the door at 324 Pine St. may say “condemned,” but the Ishpeming Area Commission on Aging’s senior center is still operating as well as can be expected, officials said Tuesday. “Obviously (the building) is closed,” center Director Elise Bertucci said in a ...

Retrofitting project on its way to completion

MARQUETTE — After months of construction, the retrofitting project to address noise emissions from the Marquette Board of Light and Power’s Marquette Energy Center is nearing completion. The project at the MEC is anticipated to be finished in the next few weeks, BLP officials said at ...

Two found dead in Marquette residence

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Police Department is investigating the deaths of two individuals. Around 8:10 a.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to a residence at 911 Sherman St. A 31-year-old female and a 29-year-old male, both Marquette residents, were found dead in the residence, a ...

Pier progress

MARQUETTE — Work at the Presque Isle Marina at the north end of Lakeshore Boulevard is well underway and expected to be completed this fall. The project, which began Sept. 3, has so far involved “removal of the south pier and the fuel system as well as the associated dredging of the area ...

Second liaison officer added to MAPS district

MARQUETTE — In collaboration with the city of Marquette and the Kaufman Foundation, Marquette Area Public Schools announced the addition of a second full-time liaison officer to the school district. The position will be filled by a detective from the Marquette City Police Department and ...

Viable options

MARQUETTE — Operating a power drill is pretty much gender neutral. To prove this point, a Women in Construction career exploration event took place for area high schoolers on Friday at Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Complex, hosted by the NMU construction management program. ...