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Gwinn resident found safe after becoming lost on hike

GWINN — A missing hiker was found in good condition early Saturday morning by a Michigan State Police helicopter after multiple police agencies conducted a search, according to the Forsyth Township Police Department. Forsyth Township police responded to a call of a possible missing Gwinn ...

MooseWood adventure

MARQUETTE — Getting children outdoors and engaged with nature can inspire a lifelong interest in wilderness and wildlife, especially when a knowledgeable guide can point out a rare salamander, an interesting plant or the handiwork of beavers. Due to this, first- and second-grade students ...

PLAIDURDAY

Attendees of this year’s Plaidurday celebration are seen on the front steps of the Peter White Public Library on Friday. An estimated 220 individuals gathered for the sixth annual Plaidurday group photo. Founder of the celebration, Bugsy Sailor, said it was “incredible” to see the ...

Preparations now underway

MARQUETTE — With the city of Marquette’s proposed adult-use marijuana regulation ordinance headed for a public hearing and city commission vote on Oct. 15, the Marquette City Planning Commission is preparing for the potential arrival of marijuana businesses in the city, as associated land ...

Lake Superior goes Scottish

MARQUETTE — The Marquette area soon should have two brightly colored boats that can be seen along the Lake Superior shoreline. A group of community boat builders, who don’t really have an official name, has been building a special boat at Tamarack Custom Builders, the shop of ...

New Committee on Michigan’s Mining Future appointments announced

By Journal Staff MARQUETTE — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced her appointments to the new Committee on Michigan’s Mining Future on Friday, with many of its members hailing from the Upper Peninsula. The committee, which will be “tasked with making advisory legislative and policy ...

What happened to Sgt. Donald Rexroth?

QUANTICO, Va. — Human remains discovered in 2017 in the woods near K.I. Sawyer have been identified as those of Sgt. Donald Rexroth, an airman assigned to K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base who disappeared 40 years ago. Rexroth disappeared without a trace and subsequent investigations into his ...

Trooper honored for saving life of motorist

NEGAUNEE — The Michigan State Police Negaunee Post announced that trooper Joseph Ballone has been recognized for saving a life. The MSP Board of Awards reviewed an incident investigated by Ballone and concluded that he was deserving of the department’s Lifesaving Award. MSP said that ...

A ‘model’ donation

ISHPEMING — They probably won’t work on Model A’s anytime soon, but people who own these classic vehicles are making it easier for West Ishpeming teens to learn about automobiles in general. The Superior A’s Model A Club gave the auto shop program at Westwood High School a check for ...

Oktoberfest: Annual celebration sees growth

NEGAUNEE — It’s the time of year when straw bales, pumpkins and cornstalks line the streets of Irontown. The Downtown Negaunee Association is hosting its fourth annual family-friendly Oktoberfest with vendor specials, German festivities and kids’ activities throughout beginning at noon ...

Celebration of plaid to spread smiles

MARQUETTE — You may be able to tell if people are Yoopers by their accents, their Stormy Kromers or their plaid shirts. Plaidurday, a worldwide celebration of plaid, will take place Friday and be celebrated in Marquette with a group photo on the stairs of the Peter White Public Library at ...

Manager position to be advertised locally

MARQUETTE — Marquette Township will advertise for manager candidates locally before contracting an outside company to perform an executive search. Marquette Township Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to hold off on hiring a consulting firm in their search for an individual to ...

New director looks forward to future

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Downtown Development Authority’s new executive director, Rebecca Salmon, officially started her position as of Monday with the retirement of long-time MDDA Executive Director Mona Lang at the end of September. Salmon, who was previously the assistant director for ...

VFW Auxiliary to hold event to raise funds, encourage membership

MARQUETTE — For those looking to support local veterans and military personnel, there are a number of ways to do so at an upcoming event. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary to Post 3165 in Negaunee will be holding a craft show, soup luncheon and annual membership drive from 10 a.m. to ...

Baraga Avenue Harvest Festival to be held Saturday in Marquette

MARQUETTE — As the air turns cooler, winds whip up and crisp, brightly colored leaves begin to blanket the ground, it’s clear that autumn has arrived. To celebrate the fall season, the Marquette Downtown Development Association is holding its seventh annual Baraga Avenue Harvest Festival ...

Conservation celebration

MARQUETTE — A hands-on learning experience can sometimes spark a lifelong interest in a subject. In an aim to give local students a taste of conservation- and agriculture-related fields, Friday’s AgriPalooza conservation festival brought hundreds of fifth-grade students from Marquette and ...

Residents oppose potential sale of newly created ‘pocket park’

MICHIGAMME — The proposed sale of a small sliver of property in Michigamme Township has some residents up in arms. The Michigamme Township Board during a July 8 meeting voted to “investigate” the sale of the lakefront property, which measures about 65-feet-long by 25-feet-wide and is ...

‘Send Silence Packing’

MARQUETTE — Backpacks were scattered throughout a first-floor lobby of Northern Michigan University’s Jamrich Hall on Monday, but they had nothing to do with transporting books across campus. They were there to “Send Silence Packing.” That was the name of the traveling exhibit that ...

Marquette County to construct storage facility

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a bid of $254,995 to Custom Construction Co. and a bid alternative in the amount of $4,320 for the construction of a pole barn to be used for storage for the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office’s Rescue 131 and ...