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Drive-up food pantry to be held Monday

MARQUETTE — The drive-up food pantry at Hope Free Lutheran Church in West Ishpeming for the month of April will be held on the second and fourth Mondays instead of Thursdays. It will be held today and April 26 from 9:00 a.m. until noon on both days. Organizers ask that attendees drive up ...

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 MUNISING — Officials at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore are hoping to find a long-lost Ojibwa burial ground at Sand Point. The Ojibwa camped in the ...

Architect Richer named to boards

MARQUETTE — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Dax T. Richer, of Marquette, to two boards. Richer was appointed to the Michigan Board of Architects. He is a senior architect at RG Design Company. He is a licensed architect and holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and ...

Teal Lake Melt Down concludes

MARQUETTE — The Teal Lake Melt-Down Structure sank on at 3:18 p.m. Monday, organizers announced. Mike Guenette of Negaunee is the winner of the 2021 Teal Lake Melt-Down. The prize amount of $2,188 was won with a winning guess of 3:01 p.m. April 5. The Teal Lake Melt-Down is a community ...

Correction

MARQUETTE — A front-page story in Wednesday’s Mining Journal about Downtown Marquette’s Restaurant Week should have stated that Music on Third is planned for Aug. 19. The other dates are July 15 and Sept. 16.

County Road CG closed until further notice due to current road conditions

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Road Commission has closed County Road CG, Steel Bridge Road, in Ely Township, around one mile south of County Road 581 until further notice due to current road conditions. Motorists wishing to use County Road CG, Steel Bridge Road south of the closure must ...

MDDA to meet Thursday morning

MARQUETTE - The Thursday meeting of the Marquette Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors will be held virtually, with board members and staff attending remotely beginning at 8 a.m. This meeting will be streamed on the city of Marquette YouTube channel at ...

Blood center has critical needs

MARQUETTE — The U.P. Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for O Negative, O Positive, B Negative and A Negative blood types. The U.P. Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba and Iron Mountain and is the primary supplier of blood ...

Environmental group holding talk

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition will hold a “Propane and Electricity: Keeping the Heat on and Powering Up Our Grid” discussion with Jenn Hill of the Citizens Utility Board of Michigan at 7 p.m. Friday via livestream on Facebook and Zoom. Facebook: ...

Art Week funding requests sought

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette Arts and Culture Division is currently accepting funding requests for Art Week 2021 events and activities, which takes place June 21 through June 26. Art Week kicks off the summer event season, inviting local artists, organizations and businesses to come ...

State police investigating B&E of hardware store in Republic

By Journal Staff REPUBLIC — Troopers from the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post are investigating the breaking and entering of Peter’s True Value in south Republic during the early morning hours of April 1. The suspect or suspects broke into the business and stole several items, ...

MDDA to meet Thursday morning

MARQUETTE - The Thursday meeting of the Marquette Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors will be held virtually, with board members and staff attending remotely beginning at 8 a.m. This meeting will be streamed on the city of Marquette YouTube channel at ...

BLP to light tree for last time

MARQUETTE — With the demolition of the Shiras Steam Plant slated for this summer; the Marquette Board of Light & Power will light the Christmas tree on the Shiras Steam Plant one more time over the weekend, Friday through Sunday. The BLP invites the Marquette community to stop by for ...

Virtual jazz festival on tap

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Department of Music will present its virtual Jazz Festival Opening Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Closing Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Opening Concert will feature the NMU Jazz Octet, performing “Some Like it Cool.” The Closing Concert ...

NMU to hold panel discussion

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will host a virtual panel discussion titled “Understanding the Jan. 6 Assault on the U.S. Capitol” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. NMU professors representing four disciplines will share their perspectives. Panelists include Jonathan Allen, political ...

Medicare 101 classes offered

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Health Plan is offering a virtual Medicare 101 class that will help attendees answer questions such as: When can I enroll? - What are my options? - When can I change my plan? - And more. To register, visit https://www.uphp.com/events-calendar/ or ...

Artist meet & greet Saturday

MARQUETTE — Jason Schneider, assistant professor of furniture design and woodworking at Northern Michigan University, is the guest artist for the month of April at the Zero Degrees Art Gallery, located at 525 N. Third St. in Marquette. “He is nationally known for his work making ...