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PWPL board to meet tonight

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will be at 5 p.m. today in the Shiras Room, second floor of the Peter White Public Library. This meeting is open to the public.

Iron Ore celebration Sept. 14

ISHPEMING — From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept.14, Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum will be holding an Iron Ore Heritage Celebration. This will be a one-day event to celebrate the people and the rich history of the Marquette Iron Range, according to a news release, and to commemorate: ≤ The ...

NMU convocation is Wednesday

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson will deliver his fall convocation to faculty, staff and students on Wednesday in Jamrich Hall 1100. The program, hosted by Provost Kerri Schuiling, begins at 4 p.m. with a welcome from Academic Senate Chair Alec Lindsay and ...

Negaunee library chosen

NEGAUNEE — The American Library Association has announced that the Negaunee Public Library is selected to participate in Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of ALA and the Public Library Association, sponsored by Grow With Google, the tech company’s economic opportunity ...

HarborFest 2019: Food, music, fun

MARQUETTE — Marquette West Rotary’s HarborFest will return in Marquette’s Mattson Lower Harbor Park for another year of live music, activities, and family fun Friday and Saturday. HarborFest is one of the premier free two-day music festivals in the Upper Peninsula. Friday’s ...

Sawyer may get spaceport consultant

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday will consider a recommendation from Sawyer International Airport staff to hire Explorer Solutions for $21,800 to assist with efforts to establish a spaceport. Sawyer is one of five Michigan airports being considered as a ...

Board to consider extending township manager’s contract

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board will consider extending its contract with Township Manager Randy Girard during a 6:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday at the Marquette Township Community Center. Girard is requesting a five-month extension to his current two-year contract, which expires Dec. ...

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 — County Merchants of Negaunee worked its way out of the losers’ bracket of the John Leffler-David Nault Memorial Fast Pitch Softball ...

Horizon Project registration open

ISHPEMING — The Horizon Project, a stress-reduction and wellness initiative, is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, as well as Aug. 30 and Sept. 6 at the Ishpeming Senior Center. In this project, people will learn ways to improve life to minimize stress and increase everyday ...

Pictured Rocks Cruises’ new catamaran a step in right direction

MUNISING — Pictured Rocks Cruises’ newest catamaran, took area visitors along the beautiful shoreline of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore for its first time on the Fourth of July. For over 50 years, Pictured Rocks Cruises has provided narrated boat tours and closeup views of the ...

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 ...

Stanaway honored at U.P. State Fair

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, right, participates in a ceremony held in honor of Bernard Stanaway Jr., left — 2019’s Upper Peninsula Veteran of the Year — at the U.P. State Fair Thursday. (Photo by Jordan Beck, Escanaba Daily Press)

Local briefing

DNR to hold open house Wednesday EAGLE HARBOR — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will hold an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Eagle Harbor Community Center, 8276 M-26, to showcase three development concepts being considered to replace aging infrastructure at the ...

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 ...

Share the love, adopt a pet

MARQUETTE — There are animals at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter waiting to be adopted and on Saturday you can take a furry friend home for free. From noon to 5 p.m., all adoption fees will be waived with the help of a $3,300 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago MARQUETTE — A small, twin-engine airplane owned by Simmons Airlines experienced hydraulic failure in flight Tuesday but landed safely at the Marquette ...

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 ...

U.P. Rec Camp held at Bay Cliff

MARQUETTE — Nineteen campers descended on Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay Tuesday for a week of fun and friends. The U.P. Recreation Camp (formerly U.P. Sports Camp) serves adults with disabilities from Upper Peninsula communities. The focus of the week is simple: take part in enjoyable ...

Marquette Fit Strip vandalized with graffiti

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Police Department received a call in July about vandalism to several of the structures at the Fit Strip located between Lincoln and Seventh streets adjacent to Park Cemetery. The Fit Strip is in a wooded area along Lincoln Avenue and contains a 1.6-mile loop ...