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Board of health meets Wednesday

MARQUETTE — The regular monthly meeting of the Marquette County Board of Health will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday in room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Courthouse Annex, Marquette.

Operation Action U.P. set to meet

MARQUETTE — Operation Action U.P. will be holding its annual meeting Feb. 13. The event is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. with registration and networking on the campus of Northern Michigan University at the Northern Center Ballrooms. The OAUP annual meeting is open to anyone who has an ...

Election, voting forum Feb. 13

MARQUETTE — An election and voter information forum will be held in February by the Marquette City Clerk’s Office and the Marquette Senior Center in anticipation of the upcoming presidential primary election, according to a city announcement. The event will take place on Feb. 13 in room B ...

Marquette County Board addresses USW concerns

MARQUETTE — Local members of the United Steelworkers Union stated concerns to the Marquette County Board of Commissioners at its regular Tuesday meeting in regard to hearsay about the county mine inspector position. USW local chapters 4950 and 4974 released a statement prior to the ...

Newberry fire victims unharmed

NEWBERRY — The resident and pet residing in a house that caught on fire Friday morning are unharmed. Troopers Hills, Robbins and Sgt. Browne of the Michigan State Police Sault Ste. Marie Post responded to a reported house fire at approximately 12:16 a.m. Friday on County Road 363 in ...

Fatal fire victims ID’d by police

ST. IGNACE — The identity of the two victims of the fatal structure fire in Portage Township which occurred last Saturday have been released. The victims have been identified as 69-year-old Mary Burton and 72-year-old Rodney Lafond, a press release from the Michigan State Police St. Ignace ...

Teen rescued from ice on bay

MUNISING — A teen was rescued from the ice of Munising Bay Tuesday. At approximately 9:20 p.m., the Alger County Sheriff’s Office received a call from 17-year-old James Zielinski on Munising Bay who advised officers that he was on the ice near the Munising City Dock and the ice was ...

MAPS to hold meeting Monday

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Kaufman Auditorium. Agenda items include acceptance of bids for Sandy Knoll Elementary School wall replacement and the the Marquette Senior High School natatorium.

Today’s winterscape … more of the same

Another snowy scene greeted people arising this morning across Superiorland. The National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township reports 122 inches of snow have fallen there since the start of the season. The weekend forecast includes the possibility of snow mixed with freezing drizzle as ...

Police Log

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books recorded at the time the calls were received. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...

Streets closed for Noquemanon

MARQUETTE — Street closures for the annual Noquemanon Ski Marathon will be closed at 3 p.m. today until 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The following streets will be closed: Schneider Mill Court — from River Park Circle to the end of Schneider Mill Court — and Powder Mill Road — from Wright ...

Fund, fee waiver apps available

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette is announcing promotional fund and discount fee waiver applications are available. The Marquette City Code “provides a mechanism for community stakeholders to submit for waivers of city fees and/or in-kind services provided by the city and/or cash ...

NAMI meeting on Monday

MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers free, confidential peer support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. An education meeting will be at 7 ...

Gas Gauge

State average: $2.42 $2.64 Munising (Holiday) $2.64 Ontonagon (Holiday) $2.57 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $2.49 Ishpeming (Holiday) $2.47 Houghton (Freedom) $2.44 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.39 St. Ignace (Marathon) $2.33 Menominee (Admiral) $2.32 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.31 ...

Police log

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books recorded at the time the calls were received. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...

Escanaba mill celebrates a century of papermaking

ESCANABA — The Verso Corporation Escanaba Mill is celebrating a milestone in 2020. As of Friday, Jan. 17, the mill has been making paper for 100 years. According to a press release issued by Verso Wednesday, the mill was in use well before paper production began there. “The Escanaba ...

Police Log

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books recorded at the time the calls were received. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...

South Dakota man guilty of killing, dismembering girlfriend

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota jury convicted a man Tuesday of killing his girlfriend and dumping her dismembered body in a river in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula last year. Jurors in Pierre found 45-year-old Stephen R. Falkenberg guilty of first-degree manslaughter and second-degree ...

Gwinn school board position open

GWINN — Gwinn Area Community Schools Board of Education Trustee Glenn Boogren resigned from his position effective Jan. 14, so the board now has 30 days to fill this vacancy. The person appointed to the open seat will serve on the board until Dec. 31. Those interested in filling the vacant ...