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Hospice group hosts wellness clinics

MARQUETTE — U.P. Home Health & Hospice offeris monthly wellness clinics. Blood pressure, pulse and blood sugars checks are free and cholesterol checks are $5. Questions? Call the office at 906-485-4545. This month’s schedule: ≤ Friday, Gwinn Senior Center, 11 a.m. to noon ≤ ...

UTV accident injures girl, age 15

ISHPEMING — A 15-year-old girl was injured in a utility terrain vehicle crash that took place early Tuesday evening. The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office reported that it was dispatched to the area of North Lake Road near Prospect Street in Ishpeming Township at 5:31 p.m. on a report of ...

Bay Cliff celebrates the Great Outdoors

BIG BAY — Each Fourth of July, Bay Cliff Health Camp sponsors an Independence Day parade in Big Bay. The Fourth of July is a very special day for campers and staff at Bay Cliff as well as for the residents of Big Bay, according to a press release from the camp. The parade is spectacular ...

Car wash to benefit local military

MARQUETTE — Community members can take their cars to Superior Express Care & Wash on Saturday for the seventh annual Military Appreciation Car Wash & BBQ. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. motorists can stop by the car wash, located at 1201 W. Washington St., Marquette, for a $10 car wash that ...

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 ...

Compost site closing for holiday

MARQUETTE — In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, the city of Marquette’s compost and household rubbish site located at 1415 Pioneer Road will be closed Wednesday and Saturday. The site will reopen Monday with its normal scheduled hours.

IAHS sets 2019 Cemetery Tour dates

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Area Historical Society announces its upcoming 2019 Cemetery Tour dates. It’s a chance to learn about notable Ishpeming residents including Julius Ropes, John Penglase and more. This year’s cemetery tour kicks off during the Fourth of July holiday with tours ...

Phil’s 550 Store hosts reopening party

A crowd enjoys the festivities at the Grand Reopening Party at Phil’s 550 Store on Saturday. The country store located along Marquette County Road 550, named after the late owner Phil Pearce and famous for the quirky sayings on its sign, also has an Outpost cabin, which was open for tours on ...

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 ...

City roadways to close for parade

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, parts of Washington and Third streets in Marquette, will be closed to through traffic for the annual Fourth of July parade. The closures will be on Washington Street from McClellan Avenue to Third, and between Washington and Baraga Avenue on Third ...

Boat parade set for Fourth of July

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Boat Parade will be on Thursday, July Fourth, with Friday as the weather-delay date. The parade forms up at 9 p.m. Thursday at the “elbow” in the Lower Harbor breakwater. The parade begins at 9:30 p.m. For boats shorter than 30 feet and for boats 30 feet and ...

Local briefing

LWV to hold monthly meeting MARQUETTE — The monthly meeting of the League of Women Voters of Michigan, Marquette County Member-At-Large State Unit, will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The LWV is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, ...

Plein Air Painting Festival

Above: Artist Donna Budzenski of Marquette starts a painting at Presque Isle Park for the Plein Air Painting Festival All-Day Paint Competition Saturday afternoon. Participating artists had the choice of painting any scene within the city of Marquette. Paintings had to be created outdoors, ...

A trip down memory lane

MARQUETTE — History buffs are invited to take part in a self-guided tour back in time during the Ishpeming Historical Society’s “Places and Spaces” Historic Home Tour fundraiser from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. A suggested $10 donation to the IHS, which operates as a 5013c, gets ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.81 $2.99 Munising (Holiday) $2.84 Ontonagon (Holiday) $2.84 St. Ignace (Shell) $2.84 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.83 Menominee (Admiral) $2.79 Houghton (Freedom) $2.79 Ishpeming (Holiday) $2.68 Marquette (Admiral) $2.64 Baraga (Northern Oil) $2.64 Iron Mountain ...

2 men arrested by UPSET in Houghton

HANCOCK — Two men were arrested Thursday in Houghton on charges related to the distribution of herion and crystal meth following an investigation by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team. A 31-year-old Hancock man, as well as his passenger, a 28-year-old Milwaukee man, were ...

Crash claims life of Republic man

REPUBLIC — A fatal motorcycle crash took place early Thursday morning in Republic Township, claiming the life of a 56-year-old Republic man, according to the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post. Troopers arrived at the scene of the crash on M-95 near Grosbeak Lane in Republic Township ...

Dana Ferguson announces bid

MARQUETTE — Dana Ferguson, a Democrat and lifelong Michigan resident, has announced his bid to be the next U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 1st Congressional District, the second largest geographic district east of the Mississippi River, according to a press release. “Being a ...

Traffic to shift Saturday on project

MARQUETTE — The traffic configuration is expected to change Saturday at the Marquette Township roundabout and reconstruction project. Eastbound and westbound travel lanes will shift to the north — with the westbound lanes moving onto the new pavement. Two lanes in each direction and a ...

Local briefing

Sawyer to offer TSA PreCheck MARQUETTE — Marquette County’s Sawyer International Airport joins the more than 200 airports and 67 airlines nationwide to offer TSA PreCheck beginning Monday. TSA PreCheck is a U.S. government program that allows travelers deemed low risk by the ...