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Petrovich reflects on her role as Gwinn superintendent

GWINN — You can’t say retiring Gwinn Area Community Schools Superintendent Sandy Petrovich came on board without a few obstacles. She took over the superintendent role from Tom Jayne in late 2017. Petrovich had a seemingly overwhelming task in front of her, with the district facing a ...

Michigan launching $5M sweepstakes to boost vaccinations

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — About $5 million in cash and college scholarships will be given away in lottery-style drawings aimed at raising Michigan's COVID-19 vaccination rate, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday. The incentive program features a $2 million jackpot, a ...

Marquette City Police mourn loss of K-9 Nitro, honor dog’s legacy

MARQUETTE — On Sunday, the Marquette City Police Department and K-9 handler, Officer John Waldo, celebrated one day early the eighth birthday of their bomb dog, K-9 Nitro. The next day — on Nitro’s actual birthday — an unexpected and sudden terminal condition took Nitro away. MPD ...

Army sergeant rides to raise funds for wounded veterans

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee native Tyler Pynnonen is riding his Honda CT70 motorcycle 1,776 miles across the country to raise funds for combat-wounded veterans. Pynnonen, 31, a snowmobile athlete with Nitro Circus and a sergeant in the U.S. Army, is on a fundraising mission. On Monday he began ...

Local projects receive waterways grants

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday announced that more than $4 million in grant funding will be awarded to 23 communities throughout the state to boost recreational boating. The funding is made possible through the DNR Parks and Recreation Division’s ...

Beach parks reopen

MARQUETTE — McCarty’s Cove Beach and Tourist Park have reopened. As of 11 a.m. today, lifeguards resumed normal hours. As always, beach status updates may also be accessed through the City's website, https://www.marquettemi.gov/departments/fire/waterfront-safety/