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SHF gives out $107,000 in grants

MARQUETTE — The Superior Health Foundation awarded more than $107,000 in health-centered grant funding at its Spring Grants Celebration on Wednesday at the Holiday Inn in Marquette. The SHF awarded $107,329.53 at the celebration, with $82,138.83 being dispersed in large grants to eight ...

Summers appointed to NMU board

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday appointed Bridget N. Summers of Baraga to the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees. “I’m focused on improving education for all Michigan students. Bridget Summers shares that focus,” Whitmer said in a news release. “Bridget ...

Elks to host fish dinner Friday

MARQUETTE — Marquette Elks Lodge 405 will host a fish dinner Friday at the lodge, 127 N. Front St. in Marquette. On the menu, a choice of whitefish, shrimp or cod with choice of baked potato or fries plus a full salad bar and homemade desserts. The dinner will from from 4:30-7 p.m. ...

Talk to focus on local resiliency

MARQUETTE — A Northern Michigan University professor and a student will be presenting a talk entitled “Planning for Local Resiliency: NMU and the City of Marquette's Efforts to Help our Community Flourish Amidst a Changing Climate” at noon Friday in NMU’s Jamrich Hall, room 1318. The ...

Co-op grocery truck coming to K.I. Sawyer

K.I. SAWYER — Starting May 22, a grocery truck will come to K.I. Sawyer on a weekly basis. The Marquette Food Co-op will deliver and sell fresh food and groceries as part of a project to combat food insecurities at K.I. Sawyer, improve community health outcomes and reduce health inequity. ...

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 — Terrance Heldreth plans to see and do as much as he possibly can during a year-long trip to West Germany that starts in July. I’m looking ...

Missing fisherman’s body found

MARQUETTE — The body of a missing fisherman was found around 7 a.m. Tuesday in Chippewa County after authorities began searching late Monday night, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Sault Ste. Marie Post were initially dispatched to an area near ...

Public art commission meets today

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Public Art Commission has scheduled an additional meeting today. This meeting will include agenda items not addressed at the previous meeting April 10. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the ...

NMU flag at half-staff for Bullen

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University flag is lowered to half-staff today in honor of the passing of NMU student Keara Bullen who passed away Sunday as a result of an auto accident in downstate Bingham Township. Bullen, 19, of downstate Mason, was a freshman majoring in marketing. ...

Canada lynx found downstate released in U.P.

MARQUETTE — With a casual glance or two back, a Canada lynx left its holding carrier in under a minute Friday and trotted off over the snow into a stand of pine trees in central Schoolcraft County. The lynx had been brought north to be released in a cooperative venture by the Michigan ...

City offices closed for Good Friday

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

Genealogical society to meet

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Genealogical Society will meet at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Shiras Room at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. Members and non-members are welcome. Virginia Paulson and others will be the speakers for the evening from the Negaunee Historical Society.

NMU hosts Anderton’s Earth Week

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University is celebrating its fifth annual Anderton’s Earth Week April 15-19. Several activities are planned to honor John Anderton, a former geography professor and department head who passed away unexpectedly in March 2014. Students from NMU's Gamma Theta ...

Exploring the depths

ISHPEMING — For those looking to learn more about the complexities of Lake Superior’s food web while enjoying live music, refreshments and more, the Forests for Fish Forum: Lake Superior Food Web – Exploring the Inputs and Depths will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the River Rock ...

County board to consider proposed recycling millage

MARQUETTE — A millage that would support the transition to single-stream and glass recycling in Marquette County may appear on the Aug. 6 primary election ballot. Officials from the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority will present the millage proposal to the Marquette County ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago SKANDIA — Third– grader Kim Krans’ fire prevention poster will soon become billboard size and seen in 20 sites around Michigan. Kim’s poster was ...

Drive-by shooter due in court

ISHPEMING — An Ishpeming man who was arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred on Aug. 28 at 635 Iron St. in Ishpeming will be sentenced Thursday. Brandon Lee Schiefel, 24, was arrested in September without incident on a 12-count felony warrant issued by the Marquette ...

Watercolor program at MACC

MARQUETTE — The Transparent Watercolor Society of America 2018 annual exhibition will be shown on screen at the Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Discussion about each entry will be led by Carl Mayer, TWSA, and Charlice Stewart. This free program is sponsored by the Lake ...