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3 Marquette projects receive beautification awards

MARQUETTE — Father Marquette Park, Petunia Pandemonium and other flower-rich spots in the city of Marquette have not gone unnoticed by industry professionals. The Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association, based in the Lansing area, on Monday at the Hampton Inn presented the awards to the ...

Alger – Burt Township/Grand Marais agreeable to millage requests

GRAND MARAIS — Two operating millage renewals were passed by Burt Township voters on Tuesday during Alger County’s primary election. There were 150 total votes cast for each proposal. A general operating millage levy of .25 mill for the Grand Marais Harbor passed with 106 votes in ...

Helping hand

MARQUETTE — Two important questions hang in the air like wisps of smoke that just won’t clear. What caused the fire on July 30 at Pine Ridge Apartments in Marquette, and when can the 145 displaced residents return home? Complex issues prevent those questions from being answered. ...

Local man dedicates life to service to veterans

NEGAUNEE — When Bernie Stanaway Jr. joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1992, he planned to make military service his career until an injury made it impossible, but helping others who served became his mission — one he has worked to fulfill for the past two decades. Stanaway served in Korea; ...

Upgrades to Sawyer OK’d by panel

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a $503,210 bid from Industrial Marketing of Gwinn for the purchase of a runway snowplow for Sawyer International Airport. Commissioner Joe Derocha was absent from the meeting. Engineering, design, ...

Men arraigned Monday on charges related to Pomp’s Tire larceny

MARQUETTE — The two men arrested in July for their alleged involvement in a larceny at Pomp’s Tire Shop in Marquette were arraigned in 96th District Court Monday. Pomp’s employee Steven Joseph Briggs, 40, of Ishpeming, was charged with larceny in a building, as well as ...

Protecting water

MARQUETTE — The practices and ecosystems surrounding headwaters are critical for the quality of water and life in communities downstream. At the Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy’s Indian Lake Watershed Preserve Complex, visitors can find a protected area containing a wealth of wetlands and ...

Grants spruce up facades

MARQUETTE — Visitors to Marquette’s downtown might notice several buildings undergoing changes to their facades this summer and throughout the coming months. This is due to a series of facade improvement grants awarded to downtown properties by the Marquette Downtown Development ...

Sawyer sewer project eyed

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners will consider a recommendation to enter into a contract with GEI Consultants to complete a grant project that will improve the influent pumping system of the K.I. Sawyer Water/Wastewater Department to 6 p.m. today in the Henry A. Skewis ...

The Jewel of Marquette

“Preserve it, treasure it, as little altered as may be for all time.” These words by the famed 19th-century landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted summed up his 1896 recommendations for Presque Isle Park, which has been managed by the city of Marquette in the century since. ...

Search and Rescue volunteers needed

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Search and Rescue Team is seeking volunteers to assist them in rescue services. These services, which include water, ice and high-angle rescue, are provided by Special Operations and Rescue Unit 131. The roughly 30-member volunteer team assists in the ...

Ishpeming Gem and Mineral Show celebrates 44 years

ISHPEMING — Children, community members and rock and mineral enthusiasts gathered at the Ishpeming Elks Club Saturday for the 44th annual Gem and Mineral Show. The show, hosted by the Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club, featured rock jewelry, silent and live auctions, and rock and mineral ...

On vacation?

MARQUETTE — With just a couple months left of the summer season, many are taking off on fun-filled getaways. But as you pack up for vacation and prepare for those good times, it’s important to make sure your house is secure while you’re away. “With people going on vacation and leaving ...

Home improvements

NEGAUNEE — Up to seven homeowners in one Negaunee neighborhood may be eligible for grant funds to improve the appearance of their property, but time is of the essence. City officials are working with the Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Regional Commission, or CUPPAD, ...

Lower drug costs in focus

MARQUETTE — Prescription drug prices — and health care in general — are top concerns of Americans, but they also are a source of frustration to at least one high-ranking Michigan politician. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, held a telephone conference call Thursday to discuss the ...

Artist makes creations using cigar boxes

MARQUETTE — Some things you just hate to throw away after you’ve used them — National Geographic magazines, Mason jars and worn-out, but still beloved stuffed animals spring to mind. For Marquette artist Christine Saari, she’s made good use of cigar boxes. Using old boxes and ...

Sale talks off

MARQUETTE — Veridea Group has terminated its purchase agreement of the former UP Health System-Marquette Campus. Veridea Group President Robert Mahaney on Thursday issued a statement regarding the termination. “In November of last year Veridea Group entered into a purchase and sale ...

Pine Ridge residents still waiting

MARQUETTE —There are no easy answers to the question when will Pine Ridge Apartments residents get to go home after a fire on the roof of the apartment building Tuesday forced them to evacuate. Officials at the Marquette City Fire Department said there are “no updates.” Investigators ...

K-9 foundation gets additional funding

MARQUETTE — Charter Spectrum presented the Marquette City Police Department’s K-9 Unit with a $10,000 check on Monday during a special presentation part of the Marquette City Commission meeting held at Marquette City Hall. Marquette City Chief of Police Blake Rieboldt accepted the check ...