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Company hired for Kirkwood demolition

NEGAUNEE — A contractor has been selected for the demolition of the Kirkwood Block at 324 Iron St. in Negaunee. The Negaunee City Council voted unanimously on Thursday to accept a $192,550 bid from Pitsh Companies, a demolition contractor out of Grand Rapids for the project and authorize ...

More work needed before Pine Ridge residents can return home

MARQUETTE — Residents of Pine Ridge Apartments can’t go home yet, but Marquette Housing Commission staff are hard at work seeking temporary shelter for displaced residents. While the temporary Red Cross shelter remains open at Lakeview Arena, as of Wednesday, 14 residents were able to be ...

Benefit for Ashley Wolf, hurt in accident, set for Saturday

By AMY GRIGAS Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — A benefit is planned on Saturday for 15-year-old Ashley Wolf, an Ishpeming teen who was involved in a serious all-terrain vehicle accident on July 2. The benefit will take place at the Ishpeming VFW Post 4573, located at 310 Bank St. in ...

Trump heads for golf club holiday as summer storms loom

NEW YORK — Now is the summer (vacation) of the president’s discontent. As Donald Trump prepares to leave on Friday for his annual August holiday at his lush New Jersey golf club, he’s confronting a storm of crises, at home and abroad, that could set the course for his upcoming ...

Brumm to ask for recount

MARQUETTE — Results for the Marquette City Commission primary election were officially verified by the Marquette County Board of Canvassers around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, indicating vote tallies remained the same as the unofficial results posted that morning. However, Marquette City ...

MCSWMA moves forward with recycling project

MARQUETTE — After receiving a grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority is moving forward with its nearly $6 million plan to replace its dual-stream recycling system with a single-stream program. A $3 ...

It’s back to the drawing board

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council will start over with its search for a new city manager, this time with the help of the Michigan Municipal League. The council voted 3-1 to approve a $14,000 expenditure for consulting services through the MML on Wednesday. Councilman Stu Skauge ...

Peters stops at Ishpeming Senior Center during annual motorcycle tour

ISHPEMING — Many people want to stay at home safely and independently as they age, but there can be barriers to aging in place, especially in rural areas. For this reason, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, made a stop at the Ishpeming Senior Center along Pine Street in Ishpeming Wednesday ...

New UN warming report sees hungry future that can be avoided

WASHINGTON — On the ground, climate change is hitting us where it counts: the stomach — not to mention the forests, plants and animals. A new United Nations scientific report examines how global warming and land interact in a vicious cycle. Human-caused climate change is dramatically ...

Crushing defeat

GWINN — Voters on Tuesday again turned down a sinking fund request by Gwinn Area Community Schools, 778-614. “We are very disappointed once again in the voter turnout,” GACS Superintendent Sandy Petrovich said. She thanked the people who voted in favor of the millage, but had a ...

4 named in Marquette commission primary

MARQUETTE — In Tuesday’s primary election, Marquette voters determined city commission candidates Evan Bonsall, Andrew Lorinser, Sally R. Davis and Nina van den Ende will be the four candidates proceeding to the Nov. 5 general election. Candidates failing to make the cut were Margaret ...

Millage renewal passes overwhelmingly

MARQUETTE — A millage renewal for the Marquette County Medical Care Facility passed with 83.2% of the ballots cast in favor of it during Tuesday’s primary election. Marquette County voters OK’d the renewal with 5,266 for and 1,063 against. The .55 mills, or 55 cents per $1,000 of ...

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 ...