Local briefing

Vehicle-motorcycle crash injures 1

ISHPEMING — One person was injured on Saturday afternoon in a vehicle-motorcycle crash in Tilden Township.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office reported it responded to a report of a motorcycle hitting a parked vehicle at 12:55 p.m. Saturday on Marquette County Road PBG in Tilden Township.

The rider came up over a crest of a hill too quickly and ran off the road, with the rider trying to correct the motorcycle. However, the rider ran into a truck that had the driver’s door open.

The motorcycle stopped abruptly between the door and the truck frame. The rider is under age and the name will not be released.

Minor damage was reported to both vehicles, although the rider was taken to U.P. Health System-Bell in Ishpeming for non-life-threatening injuries.

The rider, who was wearing a helmet, was cited for county off-road vehicle violations.

Assisting at the scene were Ely Township first responders and UPHS-EMS-Bell.

Cat rescued from tree by firefighters

NEGAUNEE — Yes, these things do happen.

Firefighters rescued a cat on Saturday afternoon after a dog chased it 65 to 70 feet up a tree along Midway Drive in Negaunee Township, according to the township fire department.

The rescuers were Jesse Lapin of the Negaunee City Fire Department and 2nd Lt. Kolton Klein of the Negaunee Township Fire Department.

A city ladder truck was used in the rescue.

MPSC meeting held in Escanaba

ESCANABA — The Michigan Public Service Commission’s meeting on the Upper Peninsula Power Company’s Integrated Resource Plan will be Friday in Escanaba.

UPPCO will present its plan for the future and people will have the chance to speak to the Michigan Public Service Commission about it.

The meeting will be in two sessions, at 4 p.m. and at 5:45 p.m. at Bay de Noc Community College, 2100 N. Lincoln, Escanaba in the Heirman University Center’s 952 Bays Conference Room.

Honor Flight viewing event offered

MARQUETTE — A room has been reserved at Peter White Public Library in Marquette May 22 for anyone who would like to watch the Facebook Live feed of the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight as it brings veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials in their honor.

This is the 16th mission of UPHF and 78 veterans are signed up for this flight which leaves Escanaba early in the morning of May 22 and returns at about 8:30 p.m. that day.

Scott Knauf, UPHF president, said the viewing room will be available during PWPL’s open hours that day, which are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.


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