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Marquette Township, Marquette to study water rate system costs

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board unanimously approved the expenditure of not more than $14,785 for its portion of a joint water rate study with the city of Marquette during a recent meeting. The total cost of the study, which the city and township will share equally, should not ...

MSO looks for youth to participate

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Symphony Orchestra invites area youth ages 11-14 to participate in a special choral ensemble for its Sing with the Symphony! Family Pops Concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at Kaufman Auditorium. Under the baton of Maestro Octavio Mas-Arocas, the youth choir will ...

Cut your tree

Did you know holiday trees are available for cutting on Hiawatha National Forest land? If you are one who likes the “thrill of the hunt” — the excitement of trudging through the snow in search of the perfect tree — then the national forest has the perfect opportunity for you. For the ...

Lions help people assess possible diabetes risk

MARQUETTE — Could you be one of the 97,000 Yoopers who has diabetes or prediabetes and doesn’t know it? November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and Upper Peninsula Lions Club members will be out in the community this month, helping people find out if they are at high risk for having ...

Audubon meeting tonight

MARQUETTE — Tonight, the Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society will hold its annual membership meeting. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Room on the top floor of Peter White Public Library. This is an informal social event where members are invited to bring their ...

Grandview subject of program

MARQUETTE — The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning presents “Grandview Marquette: Then and Now,” a program on the former orphanage’s transition to an apartment facility. The event will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at 600 Altamont St. Weather permitting, participants ...

Literacy celebration Thursday

MARQUETTE — The Marquette-Alger Reading Council will be holding an autumn celebration of literacy, simply called MARC Fall Kick-Off, from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at Drifa Brewing Co., 502 S. Lake St. in south Marquette. Appetizers from Togo’s and Aubree’s will be provided. Network with ...

Legion officer has hours

MARQUETTE — American Legion Department Service Officer, Lisa Clark will be in Marquette from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at American Legion Post 44, 700 W. Bluff St. She is available to assist all veterans and families of veterans with claims preparation, presentation, counsel and appeal ...

Frozen fun at children’s museum

MARQUETTE — “Fabulous Frozen Fun” will be the theme at this week’s Second Thursday Creativity Series at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum in Marquette. The event, which takes place 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday will have hands-on “Frozen” activities and music, as well as a ...

NICE clothing re-sale Saturday

ISHPEMING — The NICE Child & Family Resource Centers will host its 14th annual clothing resale event from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Aspen Ridge School cafeteria. Donations of gently used clothes, winter wear, footwear and outerwear can be dropped off from 3-6 p.m. Friday and ...

Fish Fry Friday at Legion

MARQUETTE — American Legion Post 44, 700 W. Bluff St., Marquette, has Fish Fry from 5-7 p.m .Friday. On the menu are whitefish, shrimp or chicken baskets. Baskets include choice of meat with french fries and cole slaw. This meal is open to the public. The post will return to its full ...

‘Next to Normal’

NEGAUNEE — Yeah, something next to normal; that's the thing I'd like to try; close enough to normal to get by; we'll get by, we'll get by. Mental illness. It's a subject you would not expect to be addressed in a musical. But the critically acclaimed rock musical “Next to Normal” by Brian ...

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 ISHPEMING — The next stop for the winner of the 19th annual Miss Ishpeming Scholarship Pageant will be February’s Miss Superiorland pageant. Tara Leigh ...

DNR stocks more than 21M fish

HARVEY — Brown trout, coho salmon, steelhead, walleye and nine other species and one hybrid were among the roughly 21.28 million fish stocked in Michigan’s public waters so far this year. These fish weighed a combined total of 311 tons. Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff made ...

UP blood center needs supplies

MARQUETTE — The UP Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for B-pos, O-neg, A-pos and A-neg blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba, Sault Ste. Marie and Iron Mountain and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 ...

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 ...

Ladies Night set in Ishpeming

ISHPEMING — Ladies Night in Ishpeming is Nov. 20. Most businesses participate from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m., though some start later or close earlier. Food and treats, discounts and prizes are featured at numerous Ishpeming businesses. Punch cards allow entry for prizes from the sponsor, ...