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Peanut Days fundraiser starts Friday

ISHPEMING — The Greater Ishpeming Area Pioneer Kiwanis Club will hold its annual Peanut Days fundraiser on Friday and Saturday at the following sites: in Negaunee at Super One Foods and in Ishpeming at Jubilee Foods, Jim's IGA and TruNorth Credit Union. The club asks for the public’s ...

Children’s museum to host event

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum in Marquette will host “Fort-O-Rama” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday as part of its Second Thursday Creativity Series. “Join us for a variety of fort building-themed crafts, fun with knot tying and unexpected music,” organizers ...

Yarnwinder guild to meet Thursday

MARQUETTE — The Yarnwinder Fiber Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. There will be a yarn and tool exchange, and participants can learn how to test yarn types and weights.

Grand Hotel to be sold

DETROIT (AP) — The owners of the iconic Grand Hotel on Michigan’s Mackinac Island said Tuesday that they’ve reached a tentative deal to sell the hotel to a private equity firm. The Musser family and KSL Capital Partners are expected to close the deal within 30 days. Terms were not ...

NMU Bike Week

MARQUETTE — With miles of trails just outside your door and fat-tire bikes to make it through the winter snow, the Marquette community knows all about biking. To celebrate biking and get more individuals involved in the activity, two Northern Michigan University students are hosting the ...

Presque Isle Marina project starts

MARQUETTE — The Presque Isle Marina and Presque Isle boat launch was to close Monday for construction of the new docks, with the marina remaining closed until the project is completed. The launch will be intermittently closed for demolition of the piers and installation of the new docks. ...

Lake Superior Shore Run Saturday

MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Shore Run is celebrating its 25th anniversary Saturday at Little Presque Isle along Marquette County Road 550. The Superiorland Ski Club has been hosting the trail-based running event since 1994 as a fundraiser for its youth ski programs for ages 5-18. Events ...

Angeli to hold office hours

MARQUETTE — Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold community office hours from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library, at 217 N. Front St.

Marquette County Board to reconsider airport grant today

MARQUETTE — A special meeting will be held by the Marquette County Board of Commissioners at 3 p.m. today in room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Courthouse Annex to reconsider the Federal Aviation Administration’s Military Airports Program Grant at Sawyer International Airport. During the ...

Transformer fire causes power outage in Marquette

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Fire Department and the Marquette Board of Light and Power responded to a report that an electric pole transformer caught fire on the 1300 block of West Avenue between Mildred and Kildahl avenues Friday in Marquette. Area resident Dirk Van Osdol called in the ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago REPUBLIC—Overzealous volunteers took instructions to stencil safety belt buckle up reminders on the pavement of parking lot exits too far, a county ...

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 ...

YMCA offers free wellness program for vets

MARQUETTE — For local veterans looking to get active this fall, the YMCA of Marquette County is offering a free Veterans Wellness Program for up to 45 veterans. The program — which will offer a free 90-day membership to the YMCA, along with free wellness counseling and training — has ...

Commission to consider 2020 budget

MARQUETTE — After four work sessions and over 10 hours of discussion on the proposed fiscal year 2020 budget, the Marquette City Commission will hold a public hearing before considering its approval at a meeting tonight. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in Marquette City Hall Commission ...

United Way of Marquette County kicks off campaign

MARQUETTE — The United Way of Marquette County is in its 76th year and today kicks off the 2019 fundraising campaign, which has a goal of $400,000. But officials hope to surpass that amount, said Andrew Rickauer, executive director of the local United Way. Why donate to the United Way ...

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 ...

Rummage, bake sale held at Moosewood Nature Center

Above, attendees browse through items at Moosewood Nature Center’s rummage and bake sale Friday morning. The event, which started Friday, continues today. Now in its third year, the sale raises funds for the nonprofit nature center. “All our items are all gently used items that were ...

Correction

Building demolition to cost $75K MARQUETTE — There was an error in the “Structural problems may cause service disruption at senior center” article published on page 1A of Friday’s Mining Journal about the proposed cost to demolish the Ishpeming Senior Center. Demolition of the ...

Group helps municipalities with policies

MARQUETTE — In response to growing public interest and awareness surrounding agriculture and locally-sourced food, the Upper Peninsula Food Exchange’s Policy Committee is working with communities across the region to provide education and draft regulations, and advocate for public policy ...