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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 ...

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 Ishpeming City Council approved a watered down version of an ordinance prohibiting the sale of pollution-causing food packaging on city ...

Person rescued from breakwater

MARQUETTE — A subject was rescued from the signal light located at the end of the Presque Isle Park breakwater in Marquette Wednesday evening and transported to the hospital. The subject’s friend called the police around 8:50 p.m., according to the Marquette City Police Department. ...

Eagle Mine to operate longer

MARQUETTE (AP) — Officials say a high-grade nickel and copper mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is expected to remain in operation more than a year longer than earlier expected. Toronto-based Lundin Mining announced this week that it anticipates that the life of Eagle Mine in Marquette ...

Celebrating 906 Day for a cause

MARQUETTE — Over the past 18 years, Marquette’s Beacon House has provided patients and families with more than 324,000 guest nights during periods of medical crisis. With the Upper Peninsula and 906 area code encompassing about 311,000 residents, this equals out to a little more than a ...

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 ...

McBroom to hold office hours

MUNISING — State Sen. Ed McBroom will hold office hours on Monday in Munising and Manistique, the lawmaker announced Wednesday. McBroom will be available to answer questions and provide information and assistance, as well as take suggestions on issues affecting communities and businesses in ...

Friday holds special meaning for Yoopers

MARQUETTE — Everyone looks forward to Friday. And Yoopers from Sault Ste. Marie to Menominee are looking forward to this Friday, otherwise known locally as 906 Day. The celebration of the “world’s greatest area code” has fallen on Sept. 6 each year since Justin “Bugsy” Sailor, who ...

U.P. Fun Facts:

The Upper Peninsula is unique, geography-wise. Connected to Wisconsin, it’s surrounded on the other sides by Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron. It’s not just the land mass, though, that makes the U.P. distinctive. Justin “Bugsy” Sailor has compiled “The Ultimate List of Upper ...

U.P. Trivia!

Do you think you’re an expert on all things Upper Peninsula? Take this 10-question 906 quiz and see how you fare: 1. This Laurium native was the University of Notre Dame’s first Walter Camp All-American. 2. The Smithsonian reports this Upper Peninsula item is 2,500 years old and weighs ...