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Blue ice at Mackinac City

Luanne Skrenes of Ishpeming submitted this photo of the blue ice at the Mackinaw City view of the Mackinac Bridge. Did you take a great shot of the sunset over Lake Superior? Or did you happen to snap a captivating image of wildlife? The Mining Journal is accepting original local photo ...

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 ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago SAULT STE. MARIE — The spring shipping season opens in full swing, with the Army Corps of Engineers breaking the ice on the Soo Locks on March 21. Lake ...

Mesquite program Wednesday

MARQUETTE —The Marquette Regional History Center will offer The Wreck of MESQUITE, an online presentation, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The USCGC MESQUITE ran aground in late 1989 off the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Ravaged by storms and ice, the Coast Guard sought to remove ...

MML boards announce dividends

ANN ARBOR — Members of the Michigan Municipal League’s insurance programs will share dividends totaling $13.6 million in 2021. “This is welcome news for almost a thousand Michigan cities, villages, counties, townships, and other public entities whose finances have been severely ...

Vet medicine topic of library series

MARQUETTE — In this new monthly series at Peter White Public Library, Professor Jennifer Jezylo of Northern Michigan University’s Department of Biology will discuss her extensive career in veterinary medicine. She also will talk about her teaching for the biology department and assistance ...

Beautiful ice

Reader Rebecca Arendts of Marquette submitted this image, taken at Marquette’s Lower Harbor a day before that area’s ice was declared no longer safe. Did you take a great shot of the sunset over Teal Lake? Or did you happen to snap a captivating image of wildlife? The Mining Journal is ...

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 ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago CHRISTMAS — Train traffic resumed Tuesday after crews righted two Wisconsin Central engines and three empty freight cars that popped off their track ...

LSCP to celebrate virtually

MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Community Partnership will host its Annual Celebration virtually at 4 p.m. Thursday. This event is the LSCP’s largest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds benefit economic development in Marquette County. During the celebration, they will also be honoring ...

Manager office hours canceled

MARQUETTE — Marquette City Manager community office hours on Wednesday have been canceled. The next community office hours will be held on Wednesday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Dandelion Cottage room, located on the first floor off of the Huron Mountain Gallery of the Peter White ...

Pantry announces March hours

ISHPEMING — The Food Pantry at Hope Free Lutheran Church in west Ishpeming announces its hours of operation for March. The pantry will be open from 9 a.m. until noon on the Thursday, March 11 and Thursday, March 25. All those in need are welcome to come with a limit of one visit a month per ...

NMU faculty award endowed

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s highest faculty honor, the Distinguished Faculty Award, has been endowed by a major gift from NMU Board Vice Chair Steve Young and his wife, Tricia Kinley, of Lansing. Young attended Northern in the 1970s, according to a release from the ...

Scholarships available for Marquette County high schoolers

MARQUETTE — Scholarships are available for Marquette County high school students. The Community Foundation of Marquette County administers scholarships and the Excellence in Education Endowment Fund to benefit students in Marquette County. The combined funding provides over $130,000 annually ...

MAPS announces school of choice openings for fall semester

MARQUETTE — Marquette Area Public Schools has announced school of choice openings for nonresidents in grades K-12 for the first semester of the 2021-22 school year. Application forms may be obtained at any MAPS school building, at the superintendent's office or downloaded from the MAPS ...

Marquette City Commission to meet virtually Monday

MARQUETTE — Due to directives from the state of Michigan, the Monday Marquette City Commission meeting will be held virtually without the public in physical attendance. The public is invited to view and participate in the meeting electronically. The meeting will be streamed on YouTube and ...

UPCM announces booking change

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum announces it will be moving to its two-hour booking format starting April 1. Occupancy will be limited to 25 people during each two-hour time slot to assure safe social distancing. Tickets may be purchased by going online ...

Author Frank to read from book

MARQUETTE —This month, for Peter White Public Library’s Authors Reading Virtually series, writer/poet/lyric essayist/all ‘round cool guy Matthew Gavin Frank reads from his just-published book “Flight of the Diamond Smugglers.” It will be an evening of global intrigue, jewels, and ...

Quote corrected

MARQUETTE — A quote in Tuesday’s front page Mining Journal on small farms and food should have quoted Alex Palzewicz as saying new programs such as 10 Cents a Meal have come to the Upper Peninsula.