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Police investigating assault MARQUETTE — The Ishpeming Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in finding Chloe Jazmin Shumate, a person of interest in a serious assault case. The assault occurred at the Wonderland Motel on Palms Avenue in Ishpeming around 7 a.m. Sunday, ...

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 MARQUETTE — Industry expansions and reopenings were the highlight of Operation Action U.P.’s annual meeting this morning. Among the featured speakers ...

Phil Niemisto statue damaged

MARQUETTE — The life-sized statue of Phil Niemisto, located at the Washington Street pocket park in Marquette that bears his name, was damaged sometime Friday night or Saturday morning. However, only the hat portion was removed from the statue. The Marquette Police Department didn’t ...

LWV launches Observer Corps

MARQUETTE — The League of Women Voters of Delta County, Marquette County Unit has announced the launching of its Observer Corps, according to a press release. “The Observer Corps gives League members an opportunity to attend governmental meetings, summarize proceedings and report back to ...

Negaunee celebrates Heikki Lunta

The Heikki Lunta Winter Festival parade went up Iron Street in downtown Negaunee Friday night. Participants included Upper Peninsula Luge Club member Ross Johnson and his snow thrower, above. The luge group resurrected the festival last year after several years of its absence. The Negaunee ...

Cambensy to host ‘coffee hour’

MUNISING — State Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, has scheduled a “coffee hour” meeting in Munising for Monday. Cambensy will be available to meet with constituents from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Munising City Hall, 301 E. Superior St. Residents can also contact Cambensy at ...

MCHD offering radon test kits

MARQUETTE — With January noted as National Radon Action Month, the Marquette County Health Department is offering free short-term radon test kits through Jan. 31. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that exposure to radon, which is a tasteless, odorless, colorless gas that ...

Promotional funds available

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette provides, under City Code Section 2-522, a mechanism for community stakeholders to submit for waiver of city fees and/or in-kind services provided by the city and/or cash payments. Requests for the promotional funds may include grant funding, fee relief, ...

Gwinn CSC suspect arraigned; preliminary exam set for Feb. 13

MARQUETTE — Marquon Shavonte Woods, 23, of Gwinn was arrested on four counts of felony criminal sexual conduct on Saturday. Woods was arraigned on Tuesday in the 96th District Court in Marquette. Woods is charged with criminal sexual conduct, first degree, person under thirteen, defendant ...

5-year recreation plan discussed

MARQUETTE — The Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority has scheduled a public hearing on the adoption of their Five-Year Recreation Plan at its next meeting scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Country Inn and Suites, Marquette. A draft of the Recreation Plan has been available for ...

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 ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.54 $2.57, Baraga (Pines Convenience Store) $2.62, Marquette (Krist Station) $2.64, Harvey (Holiday Station) $2.68, Ishpeming (Holiday Station) $2.68, Gwinn (Brown’s) $2.69, Larium (Marathon Station) $2.69, Wakefield (Holiday Station) $2.69, Negaunee (Holiday ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago ISHPEMING — The Ropes Gold Mine remained closed this morning as federal and mine officials prepared for an afternoon meeting to discuss whether it can be ...

READY, SET, JUMP

ISHPEMING — If winter is getting you down, maybe it’s time to learn to fly. The Ishpeming Ski Club will host the 131st annual Ski Jumping Tournament on Tuesday at the Suicide Hill in Negaunee. Dozens of jumpers from all over the world will defy gravity — launching from the 90-meter ...

mBank acquires First Federal of Northern Michigan Bancorp

MARQUETTE — Mackinac Financial Corporation, the holding company for mBank, is merging with First Federal of Northern Michigan Bancorp Inc., according to a press release issued Tuesday by the companies’ directors. The transaction, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2018, ...

Correction

297 people employed through market There was misleading information in an article published Monday regarding the 2017 farmers market season wrap. In the article it should have said among the 90 vendors, including themselves, there are 297 people employed. That information came as a result of ...

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 ...

Iron Mountain librarian competes on ‘Jeopardy!’

IRON MOUNTAIN — The third time did prove to be the charm for Amanda Griggs’ dream of being on “Jeopardy!” The 30-year-old Dickinson County librarian competed on the popular game show Oct. 31, with the episode set to air in the Iron Mountain area at 7 p.m. today on FOX UP. Griggs, a ...

Honoring Artists

Each month Honor Credit Union in Marquette hosts an artist reception for talented Marquette Senior High School students to display their works. This month senior Amelia Cole has her artwork featured, and a reception was held on Tuesday. Cole's mediums of choice are graphite and charcoal, and ...