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DAV honors veterans

MARQUETTE — Residents of the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette were treated to more than breakfast Thursday at the Crossroads Restaurant at the intersection of County Road 480 and M-553. The event, hosted by the local Disabled American Veterans Chapter 22, featured award-winning ...

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Crash results in minor injuries MARQUETTE — A Marquette woman sustained minor injuries as the result of a two-vehicle crash Saturday. According to a Marquette County Sheriff’s office press release, a Toyota Avalon driven by a 23-year-old Texas man failed to yield while making a left ...

Volunteers place flags on vets’ graves

Hudson Jones, member of Boy Scout pack 395, places flags on the graves of veterans at Marquette’s Park Cemetery on Wednesday in honor of Memorial Day. Baseball and hockey teams, American Legion members, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and other community volunteers gathered at the cemetery to make ...

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Fundraiser for Girls on the Run MARQUETTE —Anytime Fitness of Marquette is working with Girls on the Run to help inspire girls to recognize their inner strength. Donations for Girls on the Run are being accepted at the gym through Wednesday. Money is the best donation and they are also ...

Volunteers needed at cemetery

NEGAUNEE — Volunteers are needed to help clean up the Negaunee Cemetery. Crews will be at the cemetery from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The cemetery can be accessed off Marquette County Road 492 and Forge Road.

Front Street work starts Tuesday

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Front Street between Arch Street and Michigan Street will be closed to through traffic for reconstruction work. This project is expected to last four weeks. The Front Street work will detour traffic to Arch Street, Third Street and Michigan ...

Roads closed near museum

MARQUETTE — Coast Guard Road, Arch Street and the pedestrian/bike path will be closed from Lakeshore Boulevard to Michigan Street until further notice during the Lighthouse Point parking lot and bike path construction project this summer. The Marquette Maritime Museum is still open and ...

Communities mourn girls

BESSEMER (AP) — Communities in the western Upper Peninsula are grieving over the deaths of two teenagers who died in a crash just before the end of the school year. Lauren Powless and 15-year-old Madeline Jackson were students at Johnston Junior and Senior High School in Bessemer. Powless ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.93 $3.00 Negaunee (Holiday) $3.00 Marquette (Meijer) $2.99 Marquette (Krist) $2.99 Munising (Holiday) $2.95 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $2.94 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.84 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.75 Hancock (Holiday) $2.72 Baraga (Pines) $2.68 Menominee ...

Kaufman Endowment School Fund Program honors Marquette students

MARQUETTE — The Kaufman name means a lot in the area from a philanthropic standpoint, and that was on display Wednesday night during the L.G. Kaufman Endowment School Fund Program when students in Marquette Area Public Schools were presented a multitude of awards. The event took place, ...

Cambensy mining bill clears Senate Committee

LANSING — The Senate Committee on Natural Resources voted unanimously Wednesday to report House Bill 4227 to the full Senate with recommendation that it pass. Introduced by state Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, in February, the bill would create the Committee on Michigan’s Mining ...

A change of space

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula poses an abundance of natural inspiration, especially the Lake Superior shoreline. For 25 years world-renowned artist Kathleen Conover has owned The Studio Gallery located on Island Beach Road, but now she’s in the process of moving her paintings out, and ...

MBLP office closed Monday

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Board of Light and Power Office will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. For emergencies, call 228-0300.

Correction: Negaunee Twp. not in contact

MARQUETTE — The Medical Marijuana story published on page 1A of Wednesday’s edition of The Mining Journal contained an error. According to Negaunee Township Supervisor Gary Wommer, “KBIC has not had any contact with Negaunee Township about this subject.”

Big tree contest

ANN ARBOR — ReLeaf Michigan, a nonprofit tree planting and education organization, is celebrating Michigan trees with its 14th Michigan Big Tree Hunt Contest. This free contest runs now through Sept. 3 and is open to participants of all ages. Join Michiganders across all 83 counties to ...

Reproductive rights rally held

MARQUETTE — “It’s a lovely day to fight for women’s reproductive rights,” Cori Noordyk, rally organizer, told the crowd gathered at the United States Post Office for the Reproductive Right Rally on Washington Street in Marquette Tuesday evening. Hundreds of rallies took place all ...

Holiday changes city schedule

MARQUETTE — City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Ave.; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Ave.; the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library); and the Municipal Service Center, 1100 Wright St., will close at noon on Friday and will be ...

Compost, rubbish site hours

MARQUETTE — Marquette’s compost drop-off site located at 1415 Pioneer Road, will be closed Saturday and the household rubbish site will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The compost site will reopen Tuesday and the household rubbish site will reopen May 29.