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County board looks at parking expansion for Sugarloaf area

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners at its 6 p.m. meeting today will consider amending a contract with Sanders and Czapski Associates to include the survey and design of a parking expansion at the Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area along County Road 550. The meeting will ...

Critical need for blood

MARQUETTE — The UPHS Regional Blood Center Marquette is experiencing a critical need for O-negative, A-negative, and B-negative blood types. Marquette blood center hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information about blood donation and ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago GRAND MARAIS — A series of “funshops” will be conducted at the Burt Township Recreation Center here beginning later this month and continuing ...

Tamama Dance Company to present ‘Collection’

MARQUETTE — Tamama Dance Company will perform an intimate, hour-long modern dance performance titled “Collection” Tuesday through Saturday at Northern Michigan University’s James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre. Tamama is a Marquette-based, nonprofit modern dance group that was started ...

Service officer on medical leave

MARQUETTE — American Legion Department Service Officer Lisa Clark will be on medical leave for the next several months. Individuals who have claims with Clark and need help with their case in the next several months can contact Will Weycker, the American Legion Post 44 Post Service Officer ...

Business After Hours event planned

NEGAUNEE — The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce announces its next Business After Hours event, hosted by Time Flies Quilt and Sew. This casual networking event will take place from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Time Flies Quilt and Sew in Negaunee (116 U.S. 41E, blue building ...

Community meal held in Gwinn

GWINN — Grace Lutheran Church in Gwinn will be serving its free monthly community meal from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is invited to this Table of Grace at which a pork and rice casserole will be served. The handicapped accessible church is located at 558 W. M-35 in ...

Trout Unlimited to hold meeting

MARQUETTE — The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Barrel + Beam, 260 Northwoods Road, Marquette. All who are interested in conservation and cold water fisheries are welcome.

HARA to hold meeting Thursday

NEGAUNEE — The monthly meeting of the Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Marquette County Health Department building in Negaunee Township. Anyone interested in amateur radio is welcome to attend. More information, contact Rich at 249-3837.

Calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

Seney National Wildlife Refuge plans busy summer

SENEY — The Seney National Wildlife Refuge had announced its 2019 event schedule in the following news release: Photo Tours — upon request as staff or volunteers are available. Meet other photographers and explore the refuge, look for great shots and share photos. Email Seney@fws.gov to ...

Kivela fund fundraiser on Monday

MARQUETTE — Great Lakes Recovery Centers will be hosting the second annual Spaghetti and Sisu event from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday at Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette. The event is open to the public and will include a spaghetti lunch and a short program addressing behavioral health ...

Activity day held at Graveraet school

Above, kids play basketball during Graveraet Elementary School’s activity day on Friday in Marquette. Students rotated between multiple stations in and outside of the school with various activities available led by parent volunteers. “Activity day is a celebration of the end of the school ...

IPD ask for assistance in IDing suspect after burglary

MARQUETTE — The Ishpeming City Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying a suspect who is wanted for questioning in regards to a burglary that occurred at an Ishpeming pawn shop Friday morning. The burglary occurred around 6:35 a.m. at the business, which is located at 212 ...

Local briefing

Portion of Evergreen Street closed REPUBLIC TOWNSHIP — Evergreen Street in Republic Township will be closed from 300 feet east of M-95 to Pine Street from Monday through June 14. A detour route will be signed and must be used. The road will be closed due to utility work being conducted ...

Lanes closed for Petunia work

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 6 a.m. Friday, South Front Street/U.S. 41 from Furnace Street to the roundabout will be tapered down to one lane heading north for the Marquette Beautification Committee’s annual planting of petunias. The lane is expected to be open to through traffic at 3 ...

Marquette is flushing water mains

MARQUETTE — The City of Marquette Water Department is flushing water mains now until approximately Friday, June 28. Residents may experience cloudy water and minimal water disruptions during this time. The city advises to let the water run until it is clear prior to usage.

Road work underway in L’Anse

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing about $358,000 for railroad crossing approach work at two locations in Baraga County in L’Anse and Bovine. The U.S. 41 railroad crossing work near L’Anse is underway with an estimated completion date of July 19. The ...

Morning networking event offers support for area business owners

MARQUETTE — The early bird gets a strong cup of coffee and the first pick of fresh baked goods. The Marquette Chamber of Commerce invites local business owners, entrepreneurs and interested community members to its early morning networking event, What’s Brewing, every Wednesday from 7:30 ...