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Marquette welcomes first Scouts BSA Troop for Girls

MARQUETTE — Now local females can become Eagle Scouts too. An open house held Tuesday at Lakeview Arena’s Citizens Forum focused on Marquette’s first Scouts BSA Troop for Girls, becoming only the second such troop in the Upper Peninsula after Manistique. Young women ages 5 to 17 can ...

Money raised for kiln, mural projects

MARQUETTE — Money is being raised for the Iron Ore Heritage Trail Beehive Kiln Project and a mural along Third Street in Marquette. A fundraiser at Patronicity focuses on helping the Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority raise $25,000 to resurrect the historical Carp River beehive kiln and ...

World traveler

MARQUETTE — Its image could be put on a postcard and nothing else, or it can be sent to sea where it truly can be put to use. Peter McDaniel, formerly of Los Angeles, is the new owner of the Coaster II, which he bought in 2018. However, it’s not just any boat. McDaniel said the ...

Making second attempt

GWINN — The Gwinn Area Community Schools Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved wording of a sinking fund millage request on the Aug. 6 ballot. In the May 7 special election, a sinking fund millage request for the district was defeated by voters there with a count of 686 to ...

Rental rules passed

MARQUETTE — All rentals, including short-term rentals, will be subject to a new ordinance passed by the Chocolay Township Board on Monday. Board trustees voted 5-2 in favor of the ordinance with Judy White and Mark Maki voting against the measure. Several heated exchanges took place ...

Volunteers needed at local greenhouse

MARQUETTE — Do you have a green thumb that needs to be put to use? The nonprofit Marquette Growth, which provides free community access and education to organic gardening, is looking for volunteers to join its efforts this summer in the greenhouse located at Graveraet Elementary School in ...

Walmart ups delivery game with next-day shopping

NEW YORK — Walmart is rolling out free next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars with Amazon. The nation’s largest retailer said today it’s been building a network of more efficient e-commerce distribution centers to make that happen. ...

Connecting with water

MARQUETTE — Rivers, streams and brooks in the area can carry a number of things to Lake Superior — litter included. For those looking to help keep litter out of the local watershed, the Whetstone Brook Clean-Up will be held Saturday by the Marquette County Conservation District and Megan ...

Hanger decision

ISHPEMING — Water customers who are late paying their bills in the city of Ishpeming now will face an additional $25 fee. The Ishpeming City Council, in a 4-to-1 vote during its regular meeting on Wednesday, approved an amendment to its utility billing and payment process policy to include ...

SEMCO granted temporary space for pipeline

MARQUETTE — A SEMCO Energy Gas Co. request for additional easements along the route of its new natural gas pipeline was approved unanimously by the Marquette Township Board on Tuesday. The expansion allows SEMCO an additonal seven-tenths of an acre to increase its temporary workspace along ...

U.P. veteran takes helping others to next stage

MARQUETTE — Anyone who has ever worked on a project with Bill Hager knows he is both a force to be reckoned with and full of surprises. The Marquette County Veteran of the Year who has dedicated his time to service of veterans and others across the Upper Peninsula has written a play. “The ...

Two peas in a pod

Pictured are Chelsea Pekrul and Ashley Cody’s students at the Negaunee Cooperative Preschool with the pea pod cards they crafted for their moms on Friday morning. (Journal photo by Trinity Carey)

Michigan on verge of showdown over high car insurance rates

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — The state with the highest car insurance premiums in the country is on the verge of a political showdown over long-running efforts to cut rates by reining in generous medical benefits. Auto-friendly Michigan, which is among a dozen ...

Headed for the ballot

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners at Tuesday’s regular meeting unanimously approved the language of a millage renewal request for the Marquette County Medical Care Facility to appear on the August primary ballot. The proposed millage, which would expire at the end of ...

Young artists display their work

Above, Jaylen Erickson, 6, poses next to his artwork, pictured in the bottom center, during a reception for the DeVos Art Museum’s Annual Children’s Art Exhibition on the campus of Northern Michigan University Friday evening. This annual event is organized by area art teachers and ...

History center opens new exhibit

MARQUETTE — The opening reception of the Marquette Regional History Center’s Heritage Crafts exhibit was held recently. Dan Truckey, director of Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center, discussed a brief history of immigration in the U.P., traditions ...

Veteran support

MARQUETTE — Congressman Jack Bergman wrapped up the last day of his visit to Marquette County Monday with a stop at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans to present a posthumous medal to the daughter of a local veteran. Taking care of veterans is a passion of Bergman’s, who is a retired Marine ...