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In need of repair

By LISA BOWERS Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The Republic Dam could be up and running in time for the Republic Sportsman’s Club’s 28th annual Fishing Derby in July. But first, officials say they need to find funding to complete repairs to make the structure operational. The ...

GOING WITH THE FLOW

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming residents may notice construction workers and heavy equipment out in force as the city’s water project moves into full swing. The $10.8 million project, which began in July, is expected to replace one-quarter to one-third of the city’s aging water infrastructure, ...

Framing the substance abuse problem

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to support a grant proposal Tuesday from the Marquette County Cares coalition to the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs that would fund an art show addressing substance abuse. The proposal aims to increase ...

Lions Club to host pancake breakfast Sunday

NEGAUNEE — Lions Clubs are about more than giving away used eyeglasses to people who need them. They’re also about contributing to local youth programs and volunteering at sporting events. However, fundraisers help the cause. The Negaunee Lions Club is celebrating its 50th year, and one ...

Sands Township shooting range zoning request denied

GWINN — The Sands Township Planning Commission on Tuesday denied a request from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to have a parcel of land along Marquette County Road 480 rezoned to allow for a public shooting range. The DNR was requesting a zoning change from industrial to open ...

BLP addresses noise complaints

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board heard an update Tuesday from the Marquette Board of Light and Power about noise emanating from the Marquette Energy Center. BLP Executive Director Tom Carpenter provided the board with additional information and assurances that the BLP and Wartsila, ...

Man pronounced dead after crash involving police car

MARQUETTE — A Marquette man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle head-on collision involving a Marquette city police car. Nathaniel Carpenter, 80, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred on M-553, south of the Marquette Mountain ski hill, at 4:09 p.m. ...

Public hearing for Picnic Rocks Condos delayed

MARQUETTE — Lakeshore Residences LLC, the applicant for the proposed Picnic Rocks Condos to be built along Lakeshore Boulevard in Marquette, has directed city staff to cancel the public hearing for a planned unit development, or PUD, concept qualification that was on the agenda for ...

Homecomings very different for Vietnam vet

ESCANABA — It was a very different homecoming for Vietnam veteran Dennis Hahan, of Wilson, when Upper Peninsula Honor Flight Mission XIII returned to the Delta County Airport last September. Hahan served as a medic in the Vietnam War at the age of 20. He served in Vietnam for a year before ...

NMU hosts research lab open house

MARQUETTE — A Treadwall and an Incline Trainer have found a home along West Washington Street. And so have other exercise machines. An open house was held Monday at the new Northern Michigan University Kinesiology and Exercise Oncology Research Laboratory at 841 Washington St. Visitors ...

UPHS-Marquette recognized by state for ACC accreditation

MARQUETTE — State Reps. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, and Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, presented a plaque to UP Health System-Marquette officials Monday morning, recognizing the hospital’s recent accreditation of its cardiac catheterization lab. In March, the American College of Cardiology ...

To build or not to build

MARQUETTE — As condominiums are on the rise along Lakeshore Boulevard — one of the area’s most scenic thoroughfares along Lake Superior shoreline in Marquette — Lakeshore Residences LLC has proposed an estimated $30 million project to be built on the former foundry site across from ...

There they are, U.P. queens crowned

NEGAUNEE — Two young women from Negaunee were selected to be the Upper Peninsula’s newest representatives as Macy Niemisto was crowned the new Miss Upper Peninsula USA and Malorie Munson was crowned the new Miss Upper Peninsula Teen USA 2018 at a pageant Saturday at the Forest Roberts ...

New class of electrical line technicians graduates

MARQUETTE — The next time you see a person fixing a line high off the ground in bad weather outside of the typical 9-to-5 work day, think of what that individual had to learn to get to that point. Perhaps that worker graduated from the Electrical Line Technician Program, a partnership ...

Cambensy focuses on school safety

MARQUETTE — State Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, held a listening town hall on the topic of school safety Sunday at Marquette Senior High School. Cambensy was accompanied by a panel of speakers from law enforcement agencies and schools, as well as state Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet. The ...

A TRUE LIFESAVER

MARQUETTE — Two Westwood High School alums are bringing attention to organ donation especially the possibility of becoming a living donor. We hear all the time about how a chance meeting of two people can be life-altering. But, in the case of Donna Schaffer and Scott Berg — a ...

Lowell Larson completes MISSION investigation training

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Detective/Lieutenant Lowell Larson of the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office recently completed MISSION training with the Michigan Sheriff’s Association Special Investigation Operations Network over three days at the Ingham County ...

State spreads awareness of safe delivery law for newborns

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Agencies across the state are spreading the word about Michigan’s Safe Delivery Law, which legally allows biological parents to surrender an infant 72 hours old or less to an on-duty employee inside a hospital, fire department or police ...