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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 ...

Rotary foundation funds available

MARQUETTE — The Marquette West Rotary Foundation is accepting grant proposals for 2019 funding until June 8. To be eligible for Marquette West Rotary Foundation funding an application should meet the following criteria. Funding should be for programs and projects that will benefit children ...

Iron Range Roll set for Saturday

MARQUETTE — Connect Marquette will be sponsoring the sixth annual Iron Range Roll on Saturday. No streets will be closed for the event. Bicyclists participating in the event are to follow the rules of the road; however, motorists are asked to be aware of the bicyclists crossing the ...

Friday last day to register for Town-Wide Rummage Sale

ISHPEMING — Friday is the deadline to register for the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce’s Town-Wide Rummage Sale, set to take place June 7-9. The GINCC began this event in 2013 to unite communities and neighbors throughout western Marquette County, all while helping ...

Summer reading program starts

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Public Library will kick off its summer reading program at 6 p.m. June 7 with magician Cameron Zvara performing on the lawn of Negaunee City Hall. Zvara’s show is filled with magic, comedy, juggling, music, and tons of audience participation. The public is invited ...

Radio license testing offered

NEGAUNEE — The Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association will be hosting a licensing test session for those interested in obtaining an amateur radio license on June 8. The location is the Marquette County Health Department building. Doors open at 8 a.m. with testing beginning at 8:30 a.m. There ...

Threat to WHS leads to arrest

ISHPEMING — A suspect was taken into protective custody Tuesday after Westwood High School administration reported a potential threat to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s office personnel were able to respond to the high school within two minutes of the call from ...

Ishpeming City Council to hear from 3 candidates for city manager position

MARQUETTE — The Ishpeming City Council will conduct public interviews with three candidates for the city manager position during a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. today. Councilors have been searching for a replacement for outgoing City Manager Mark Slown since the end of March. Slown’s ...

Street work starts, with milling set to begin today, paving Monday

MARQUETTE — As part of Marquette’s ongoing street improvement project, Payne & Dolan Inc. will begin milling today. Paving will begin on June 5. All work is scheduled to take place under flag control or temporary closure to through traffic, according to a city press release. The ...

1 killed in ORV accident

WELLS TOWNSHIP — One man passed away after an ORV accident in Wells Township Saturday night, according to the Michigan State Police. Troopers responded to the scene around 11:43 p.m. Saturday and found that the driver of the ORV had crashed while westbound along County Road 495 near County ...

Citation issued in 3-vehicle crash

MARQUETTE — One person was cited after a three-vehicle personal injury crash occurred Monday along U.S. 41 West near Northwoods Drive in Marquette Township, according to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred when a 2015 Chevrolet, driven by Shirley Evelyn Ford, 93, ...

Recital is Wednesday

MARQUETTE — Pianist the Rev. Ryan Ford and cellist Andrew LaCombe will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. The free recital will feature Beethoven’s “Cello Sonata No. 4 in C major” and Rachmaninoff’s “Cello Sonata in G minor.” Ford is ...

LWV annual meeting June 12

MARQUETTE — The League of Women Voters in Marquette County ‘s Annual Meeting will be at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. at 6 p.m. June 12. League members invite anyone who is interested in learning more about its activities and plans to come to meet the current members of the LWV. Attendees ...

Correction: Veteran’s name corrected

In Sunday’s story regarding the donation of Vietnam veteran portraits by Steve Wahlstrom to Marquette Area Public Schools, the veteran pictured at left in the photo and referred to in the article is Rod Linn.

Car collides with utility pole, 1,300 BLP customers without power Monday night

MARQUETTE — Around 1,300 Marquette Board of Light and Power customers in the city of Marquette were without power after a car struck a utility pole along Lakeshore Boulevard Monday night. The accident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Monday when a 2003 Toyota struck a utility pole along Lakeshore ...

DAV honors veterans

MARQUETTE — Residents of the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette were treated to more than breakfast Thursday at the Crossroads Restaurant at the intersection of County Road 480 and M-553. The event, hosted by the local Disabled American Veterans Chapter 22, featured award-winning ...

Local briefing

Crash results in minor injuries MARQUETTE — A Marquette woman sustained minor injuries as the result of a two-vehicle crash Saturday. According to a Marquette County Sheriff’s office press release, a Toyota Avalon driven by a 23-year-old Texas man failed to yield while making a left ...

Volunteers place flags on vets’ graves

Hudson Jones, member of Boy Scout pack 395, places flags on the graves of veterans at Marquette’s Park Cemetery on Wednesday in honor of Memorial Day. Baseball and hockey teams, American Legion members, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and other community volunteers gathered at the cemetery to make ...

Local briefing

Fundraiser for Girls on the Run MARQUETTE —Anytime Fitness of Marquette is working with Girls on the Run to help inspire girls to recognize their inner strength. Donations for Girls on the Run are being accepted at the gym through Wednesday. Money is the best donation and they are also ...

Volunteers needed at cemetery

NEGAUNEE — Volunteers are needed to help clean up the Negaunee Cemetery. Crews will be at the cemetery from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The cemetery can be accessed off Marquette County Road 492 and Forge Road.