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Legacy of Faith grants

From the Diocese of Marquette MARQUETTE — Legacy of Faith has been awarding grants to Catholic parishes, schools and social services since 2002. The latest round of grants approved for 2020-2021 mark the endowment fund’s 20th year of grant making. Recently, 62 grants were approved ...

Ishpeming City Council to consider fire suppression in senior center facility

By LISA BOWERS Journal Staff Writer ISHPEMING — Fire suppression at the Ishpeming Senior Center facility, which is currently under construction on Greenwood Street, will be on the agenda during a virtual city council meeting at 7 p.m. today. The council will consider using a $26,000 net ...

Police receive reports of counterfeit $50 bills

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Police Department has received multiple reports of counterfeit $50 bills being passed in the city. People are reminded to inspect currency for proper security markings. Notable on the counterfeit bills is an additional print mark not present on a legitimate $50 ...

2020 master plan: Marquette Township officials to consider planning document

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board will consider adopting a resolution related to its 2020 master plan during a meeting at 6:30 tonight. The Marquette Township Planning Commission held a public hearing on June 24 to allow for final public comment on a proposed draft of the master ...

Man cited for careless driving in 2-vehicle crash

SANDS — The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two-vehicle personal-injury accident on Marquette County Road 480 west of Pelissier Lake Road at 6:55 a.m. Monday. The sheriff’s office said that a 1999 Ford pickup driven by Jarrett Peterson, 19, of Ishpeming was headed east ...

Sheriff’s office lobby inaccessible

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office lobby will be inaccessible today through Friday due to the courtyard renovation between its building and the Courthouse Annex. Anyone with questions or needing to conduct business should call 906-225-8435 as some matters can be handled ...

Second Amendment supporters rally

Attendees at a Citizens United for Freedom and Firearms, or CUFF, ‘March for our Rights’ rally converse at Harlow Park on Saturday. Dozens of people attended the event which included a gun raffle, a drawing and an open-carry march up Washington Street. The nonprofit organization’s purpose ...

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 ...

National Forest offers permits

GLADSTONE — Hiawatha National Forest offers recreation passes and/or fuelwood/firewood permits to visitors by appointment. Many of the HNF facilities and services are free, but some require a permit to help maintain, manage and improve national forests and grasslands for future ...

Community office hours canceled

MARQUETTE — Marquette City Manager community officers hours on July 8 and Aug. 12 have been canceled. The next community office hours will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 9 in the Dandelion Cottage room, located on the first floor off of the Huron Mountain Gallery of the Peter White Public ...

Kids workshop set for Monday

MARQUETTE — Marquette Maritime Museum and Liberty Children’s Art Project present a free Children’s Plein Air workshop from 1-3 p.m. Monday. Registration is limited to 20 and pre-registration is required. Participants under the age of 10 must have a guardian present during the workshop. ...

L’Anse concert series continues

L’ANSE —The classic country and cajun music of the Fiddle Pickers comes to the free L’Anse Lakefront Concerts at 7 p.m Thursday. The lakefront park is at the foot of Broad Street at the lake. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy their music, the summer weather and the spectacular view. ...

Traditional music jam planned

MARQUETTE — From 2-5 p.m. Saturday, the Peter White Public Library will host a traditional music jam on the library’s Front Street steps. Bring a chair or blanket for comfort. Take out a guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, ukulele, harmonica, or just a voice, and join other acoustic musicians ...

Straw bale gardening taught

MARQUETTE — Join the Peter White Public Library on a field trip with Sarah Bixby to learn about Straw Bale Gardening from 1-2:30 p.m. July 14. Straw bale gardening, Joel Karsten’s revolutionary approach to gardening, is a straightforward science, easy on the environment and your wallet. ...

Man suffers minor injuries in car-motorcycle accident

ISHPEMING — A man was injured in a car-motorcycle accident in Ishpeming Township on Saturday, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office reported. The office said it responded to a two-vehicle crash on Bradstad Road at 8:37 p.m. Saturday. A 2001 Toyota Corolla driven by a 16-year-old Negaunee ...

Two people injured in crash near Forestville Trailhead

MARQUETTE — Two people were injured in a single-vehicle accident that took place on Forestville Road near the Forestville Trailhead in Marquette Township shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office reported. The sheriff’s office, which said it responded to the ...

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 ...

Reading program starts at NPL

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Public Library will be offering a summer reading program for all ages from today through Aug. 15. Children age 3 and up can register to participate and pick up a reading log to track the time they spend reading, as well as a free book and kit of his or her choice, on ...

PWPL welcomes Hooper

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library’s series of events, Musical Interludes, sponsored by the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of PWPL, is going live. Starting tonight, music lovers are invited to get to know local musicians in an informal interview/performance on the Library’s ...

Property tax bills were mailed

MARQUETTE — Approximately $31.6 million summer tax bills were mailed to Marquette City property owners June 30 and the due date for payment is Sept. 14. Tax collection payments are accepted at the City Treasurer’s office without interest through Sept. 14. Interest of 1% is added to the ...