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City parks the focus

MARQUETTE — The Shiras Park parking lot, which was in shambles for months after a record-breaking October storm, has been cleared of rubble and decorated with several picnic tables that overlook Picnic Rocks in Marquette. Margaret Brumm, a candidate for a seat on the Marquette City ...

MAPS board approves budget

MARQUETTE — The Marquette school board Monday adopted the district’s budget for fiscal year 2018-19. Revenue for the upcoming year for Marquette Area Public Schools is projected to be roughly $33.2 million, with about $20.9 million coming from state aid. That number is up from the ...

Ishpeming school getting new roof

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming High/Middle School building should look different at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, especially if you look up. Anthony Bertucci, director of business services for Ishpeming Public Schools, said Dan Perkins Construction, based in Ishpeming, is putting a ...

FEMA arrives to assess damages

HOUGHTON — As federal teams began arriving in Houghton County to assess flood damages on Monday, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow visited several sites to see the devastation and the work that has already been done to improve it. Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Michigan ...

Forest planning

NEGAUNEE — The community forest concept already has become a reality in the region, with the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve having taken ownership of over 688 acres of forest along the Yellow Dog River in 2016. The Yellow Dog River Community Forest, named after that river, was the ...

Strategic plan vote expected at meeting

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission will vote on whether to approve its strategic plan at its meeting tonight. According to the Marquette City Charter, the city’s strategic plan must be updated every two years. Two work sessions were held, one in May and one earlier this month, ...

Alzheimer’s walk kick-off staged

MARQUETTE — The Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Michigan Chapter hosted its kick-off event for the 2018 Marquette Walk to End Alzheimer’s Thursday evening in the city of Marquette. The walk itself will not take place until Sept. 8, at the Jacobetti Complex on the campus of Northern ...

Residents renew complaints about MEC noise

MARQUETTE — Several residents who have lodged written complaints about noise and vibration from the Marquette Board of Light and Power’s Marquette Energy Center along Wright Street reiterated their concerns during a regular meeting of the Marquette Township Board on Tuesday. June 11 was ...

Tahquamenon teacher charged with sexual assault

NEWBERRY — A Tahquamenon Area Schools teacher was recently charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree, which is a felony. Carrie Ann Miller was arraigned on the charges June 18 in the Luce County 92nd District Court. The complaint alleges that the 48-year-old ...

Plans for copper mine project moving forward

BESSEMER, Mich. — The recent results of a feasibility study have provided a comprehensive overview of a mining project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Highland Copper Company Inc. has announced the results of their 8 month feasibility study for its copper mine project in Gogebic County, ...

For the love of the TRAILS

By JAYMIE DEPEW Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — “What makes you proud to live in Marquette?” was one of the questions Aaron Arnett of Arnett Muldrow & Associates asked Marquette residents and business owners last week over a course of several meetings about the Downtown ...

Coordinating efforts

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Fire crews, law enforcement, first responders, airport personnel and officials, volunteers who played crash victims, and many others gathered at Sawyer International Airport Saturday for a full-scale emergency preparedness exercise, ...

Knocked back, people getting to work on leap forward

By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — As cleanup continues from Sunday’s flash flood, donations and volunteer efforts are underway. People seeking to volunteer or give assistance can call 211 or 906-233-6621. More people have volunteered than have requested ...

IN PHIL’S HONOR

By COREY KELLY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Muralist Elizabeth Howe, in collaboration with other artists and downtown business owners, created a display to honor the memory of Phil Niemisto for Art Week. Earlier this year, Howe was approached by Arts and Culture Manager Tiina ...

A maritime mural: Alternative High School students artwork unveiled

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Some Marquette Alternative High School students have left their mark — or at least their signatures — at the Marquette Maritime Museum. Through a grant from the Community Foundation of Marquette County, several MAHS art ...

Snyder signs law creating Medicaid work requirement

By ALICE YIN Associated Press LANSING — Work or education is now required for many Michigan residents receiving Medicaid health coverage. Gov. Rick Snyder signed the law Friday that affects able-bodied adults, ages 18 to 62. Starting in 2020, they’ll have to show workforce engagement ...

ART WEEK EVENTS

MARQUETTE — The City of Marquette’s fourth annual Art Week includes this schedule of events: Live Music/Performances Art Week Kickoff Concert with The Jimmy Almen Group Sunday, 6-8 p.m. Marquette Commons – 112 S. Third St. Free admission Visit ...

Wild 4 Art program to kick off June 30

By SOPHIE HILLMEYER Journal Intern MARQUETTE — Art, science, math and history will collide this summer in the Calumet Art Center’s Summer Youth Art Immersion: Wild 4 Art 2018. This eight-week program will incorporate youth ages 9 and up on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon, June 30 ...

Open house gives public chance to meet law enforcement

NEGAUNEE — “He’s the best partner I could ever have,” said Michigan State Police Trooper Mack Schlicht. “He doesn’t talk back a whole lot.” Wick, the 4-year-old German shepherd, wagged his tail and looked up at his handler and partner. The Michigan State Police Negaunee Post ...