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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 ...

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 ...