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Resurfacing to begin June 17

MARQUETTE — Starting Monday, June 17, the Michigan Department of Transportation is investing about $2.7 million to resurface 10.4 miles of U.S. 41/M-28 from Westwood Drive to west of M-95 in Marquette County. Work will include joint repairs, crack repairs and asphalt overlay. This project ...

Help needed for alumni mailing

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming High School Alumni Association is looking for volunteers to help with the mail preparation its newsletter, The Beacon Light, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Ishpeming High School Library. Work will include labeling thousands of the newsletters for mailing. Those ...

Resource event set for June 19

ISHPEMING — The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce’s next resource meeting event: E-Commerce with John Spigarelli, presented by John Spigarelli of Elegant Seagulls. This event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 at Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming. A ...

Fundraiser held for Marquette mural

Tiina Harris, manager of the Marquette Arts and Culture Center, encourages event attendees to donate money during the Paint the Wall Mural Fundraiser for the Power of Words Project outside of Madgoodies Studio at the corner of Third and Ohio streets in Marquette Thursday evening. POWP is a ...

Michigan Tech announces spring graduates

HOUGHTON — Local students were among more than 850 graduates honored at Michigan Technological University's Spring Commencement held on the Houghton campus May 4. Former astronaut and combat fighter pilot Gregory H. Johnson, who lives part time in Traverse City, was the commencement ...

Driver arrested after rollover crash

MARQUETTE — A driver was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor following a single-vehicle rollover crash that took place at about 12:50 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 41 West at the intersection of Marquette County Road HQ in Marquette Township. The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office ...

Collection from Tamama Dance Co.

A member of Tamama Dance Co. performs original work titled Collection, which is an accumulation of movement gathered for study, comparison and exhibition with the intention to intrigue, surprise and inspire, Wednesday evening in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre on Northern Michigan ...

Suffrage anniversary to be marked

MARQUETTE — A gathering will be held from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Monday outside of the post office along West Washington Street in Marquette to commemorate 100 years of the 19th Amendment, also known as the National Suffrage Amendment. On June 10, 1919, Michigan became one of the first three states ...

Sawyer adds another Chicago flight

K.I. SAWYER — Sawyer International Airport is announcing an additional flight to Chicago from the Marquette County airport, which became effective Thursday. “We are excited to announce this additional flight to our schedule for summer travelers,” Jody Linberg, of marketing and ...

Negaunee to flush water system

MARQUETTE — The Negaunee Department of Public Works will begin flushing its water system on Monday. The process, expected to take up to four weeks, will start south of U.S. 41 and progress north, according to a release issued by the city. “When flushing occurs in your neighborhood, the ...

Island walking hours extended

MARQUETTE — Presque Isle Park walking hours this Saturday will be extended to include two additional hours, according to a release from the Marquette Community Services–Parks & Recreation Office. Walking hours will be from 7 a.m. to noon, due to the Girls on the Run 5K Run beginning ...

Goodwill collects TVs, CRTs, more

MARQUETTE — Goodwill of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, in conjunction with Comprenew, (Comprenew@Goodwill) announces that TVs, CRTs, and flat screens will now be permanently collected at our Marquette store starting today. Goodwill has always accepted other electronic donations, ...

City Commission plans session

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission will tour the streets of the city and infrastructure in need of repairs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. After the tour, the commission will hold a work session in Room 103 at city hall, 300 W. Baraga Ave., to discuss the 2019-2020 Capital Outlay ...

Calling all kids

MARQUETTE — Fish, food and fun is what the Humboldt Township Children’s Fishing Derby is all about. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for kids 16 and under at the Humboldt Township Pond across from the township hall on Marquette County Road FN, said Tom Prophet, Humboldt Township ...

Missing man found dead

GWINN — The man who was missing in the Forsyth Township area was found dead by volunteers assisting in the search Wednesday afternoon, according to the Forsyth Township Police Department. The body of Dan McLaughlin, 48, was found along the Escanaba River a couple miles south of his camp ...

U.P. census campaign underway

MARQUETTE — The Community Foundation of Marquette County, Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula and Grow & Lead are accepting grant applications for the Be Counted UP Census 2020 Campaign. With support from Michigan Nonprofit Association’s Be Counted MI 2020, funding is ...