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Library millage ballot language approved

MARQUETTE — Marquette Township voters will decide whether to continue funding the Peter White Public Library Nov. 6. In a 5-to-2 vote, the Marquette Township Board at its regular Tuesday meeting approved a resolution and language pertaining to the renewal, which would consist of 1 mill ...

Take a walk on the quiet side

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Area Historical Society is hosting cemetery tours throughout the month of July. The tours showcase some of Ishpeming’s most influential residents such as Charles Stakel, Kenneth I. Sayer, Mabel Sundblad and more. Last year, tours were focused on World War I ...

Downsizing

By JAYMIE DEPEW Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The Beacon House in Marquette will temporarily downsize Aug. 1 by ceasing services at its Third Street location and solely operate the hospitality rooms at UP Health System-Marquette, in part, to focus on a capital campaign for the ...

Teen group battles underage drinking

MARQUETTE — Customers at Econo Foods might have gotten a “sticker shock” while shopping at the Marquette grocery store Monday, courtesy of the Marquette County Teen Team. MT2, the community coalition youth group of Marquette County Cares, also known as MC2, put numerous stickers on ...

City seeks to fill vacant board seats

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission is seeking applicants for various boards and committees, with appointments scheduled to be made as soon as possible. In all, there are nine panels seeking to fill 20 vacancies. According to the Marquette City Charter, each member appointed by the ...

Police ID fatal crash victim

ISHPEMING — Police have released the names of people involved in the fatal two-vehicle accident that took place at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Malton Road Monday. Carrie Emanuelson, 82, of Champion, was pronounced dead at the scene Monday, and was the sole fatality of the accident, ...

1 dead in 2-vehicle accident in Ishpeming

ISHPEMING — One person is dead following a two-vehicle accident that took place shortly before 2:30 p.m. Monday on U.S. 41 at the intersection of Malton Road in Ishpeming. Ishpeming police said a 64-year-old Marquette man was driving a white 2018 Lincoln Navigator westbound on U.S. 41 while ...

Lindstrom key to flag hand-out program

MARQUETTE — Over the past three decades, thousands of youngsters in the area have experienced the thrill of waving an American flag at a Fourth of July parade — due in a large part to Greg Lindstrom. Lindstrom and his 1928 Ford Model A pickup have led the Marquette Fourth of July Parade ...

Local leaders weigh in on Senate Bill 1031

NEGAUNEE —“Devastating” was one of the many words used by municipal leaders and citizens to describe the potential negative impact that Senate Bill 1031 could have on Upper Peninsula communities. Two dozen attendees from Marquette County and beyond attended a Monday public forum with ...

Thanedar, Democratic candidate for governor, visits Marquette

MARQUETTE — Attendees of Friday’s Town Hall meeting held by a Shri Thanedar, a Democratic candidate in Michigan’s gubernatorial primaries, had a chance to learn about the candidate’s background, political views and policies he would pursue as Michigan’s governor. Thanedar, who ...

CELEBRATING OUR INDEPENDENCE

MARQUETTE — Several local communities have fun-filled Fourth of July celebrations planned. BIG BAY Wednesday, Bay Cliff Health Camp will sponsor its traditional Independence Day Parade in downtown Big Bay. The parade begins at 3:15 p.m. at the entrance of Bay Cliff Health Camp and will ...

Partying is for the birds

HARVEY — The Chocolay Raptor Center threw a party in honor of the 100th anniversary of the effective date of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act on Sunday. The act, signed by the U.S. and Great Britain — acting on behalf of Canada, then part of the British Empire — made official the treaty, ...

Customers to see utility discounts

MARQUETTE — Customers of SEMCO Energy Gas Co., the Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corp. and the Upper Peninsula Power Co. will see reductions in their bills starting in July. The reductions, according to a Michigan Public Service Commission press release, represent the largest ...

Partnering with communities: State, local land banks work together

MARQUETTE — On a recent visit to Marquette County, Josh Burgett, director of the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority, met with Marquette County Land Bank Authority Chairwoman Anne Giroux and had a chance to see projects the county land bank is involved with. The county authority, which ...

Major cities, tiny towns host immigration policy protests

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press WASHINGTON — They wore white. They shook their fists in the air. They carried signs reading: “No more children in cages,” and “What’s next? Concentration Camps?” In major cities and tiny towns, marchers gathered across America, moved by ...

New education budget could mean looming school closures

By ALICE YIN Associated Press LANSING — Last fall, Melissa Wriggelsworth said she spent some of her own paycheck to purchase binders for all 18 of her students. It was a familiar sacrifice for the 49-year-old who taught at the Lansing Public School District for 20 years. She said that ...

Immigration protests held in nearly 2 dozen Michigan cities

DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in Detroit and nearly two dozen other Michigan cities to add their voices to nationwide protests over the detention of immigrant families. Detroit police estimated that more than 250 people marched Saturday through the city’s downtown before ...

Proposed utility tax cuts under discussion

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Senate Bill 1031, a proposed piece of legislation that would amend Michigan’s General Property Tax Act to exempt qualified utility personal property from being taxed will be the topic of a public forum to be held at the Negaunee ...