Local briefing

Lakeshore Blvd. closed till spring

MARQUETTE — Lakeshore Boulevard, from Fair Avenue to Hawley Street in Marquette, will remain closed to through traffic until the spring thaw, according to a press release from the city.

Officials said an announcement will be made when the closure is lifted.

Winter property taxes mailed

MARQUETTE — Winter tax bills totaling $1.7 million were to be mailed to Marquette city property owners on Friday. Tax collection began Saturday and payments are accepted at the city treasurer’s office without penalty through Feb. 14. A penalty of 3 percent will be added to unpaid winter tax bills on Feb. 15. On March 1, taxes are considered delinquent and will be transferred to the county treasurer for collection.

The 2018 winter property tax bill represents millage levies for Marquette County Transit, County Aging, County Medical Care Facility, County Dispatch, County Rescue and County Veterans’ Affairs.

Negaunee Historical Society meets

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Negaunee.

This meeting is to elect officers and trustees for the upcoming year. All members welcome to attend.

Red Kettle bell ringers needed

MARQUETTE — The Salvation Army of Marquette County still needs paid bell ringers for the 2018 Red Kettle Campaign season. The bell ringers will be stationed at one of 10 different kettle sites throughout the county.

Interested applicants must be able to stay on their feet, in cold weather, for four to eight hours at a time.

To apply, please visit one of the worship and community centers at the following locations:

≤ Marquette Corps and Community Center, 1009 Baraga Ave., Marquette.

≤ Ishpeming Community Center, 222 Division St., Ishpeming.

Two forms of ID are required per applicant.