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CR 478 to be closed Thursday

MARQUETTE — Marquette County Road 478, Black River Road, in Ely Township, will be closed about 1 mile west of County Road CO between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday for a culvert replacement, according to a news release from the Marquette County Road Commission. For more information, call the road ...

Building up a buzz

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Colony collapse, a disorder in which worker bees disappear from a hive, is on the rise. To promote awareness of this disease and spread education of the outdoors, the first ever Gathering in the North was held Saturday at the ...

Mackinac County plane crash under investigation

By Journal Staff ST. IGNACE — The Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a plane crash that occurred around 9:49 p.m. Friday near the Mackinac County Airport in St. Ignace. Residents who lived near the airport reported observing a plane “possibly go into the water” in ...

545 South to be closed Tuesday

MARQUETTE — Marquette County Road 545 South in West Branch Township, about 2.25 miles south of M-94, will be closed from 7 a.m. Tuesday through Friday for installation of a box culvert at Sheen Creek, according to the Marquette County Road Commission. Traffic will not be allowed to pass the ...

City sets 2019 budget meetings

MARQUETTE — The proposed fiscal year 2019 budget for the city of Marquette is available on the city’s website, www.marquettemi.gov. Hard copies are available for public viewing at the city clerk’s office at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Ave. and at Peter White Public Library. The ...

GLRC earns accreditation

MARQUETTE — CARF International recently announced that Great Lakes Recovery Centers Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years for its behavioral health programs. The latest accreditation is the sixth consecutive three-year accreditation that the international accrediting body, ...

LeSage wins scholarship from MCMCFC

ISHPEMING — The Marquette County Medical Care Facility has announced that Halie LeSage has received a 2018 Gary Easton Scholarship Award from the Michigan County Medical Care Facilities Council. LeSage has been a licensed practical nurse at the facility since October. She is furthering her ...

Federal building gets protection upgrades

Work is underway along the building that houses the Western District of the U.S. District Court to install bollards along Third Street. The bollards, which are vertical posts, will act as protection against a vehicle being driven into the building. The building is located at the corner of ...

Labor Day festivities planned

ISHPEMING — As communities around the country prepare to celebrate Labor Day, local officials are gearing up for the 28th Annual Labor Day Festival in Ishpeming on Monday. Local labor unions and community members are encouraged to participate in the Marquette-Alger Community Labor Councils ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.88 $3.12 Munising (Holiday) $2.99 Hancock (BP) $2.99 Wakefield (Holiday) $2.94 Negaunee (Krist) $2.93 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $2.92 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.91 Marquette (Krist) $2.90 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.79 Menominee (Admiral) $2.74 Baraga ...

MDOT: Delays to be expected

MARQUETTE — Drivers traveling in the L’Anse and Baraga area beginning Sept. 9 can expect delays. Three large generators will be transported to the new Upper Michigan Energy Resource Corp. facility in Baraga Township, temporarily blocking traffic. Under a permit from the Michigan ...

Marquette Marathon this weekend

MARQUETTE — The annual Marquette Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k and kids fun runs will be today and Saturday. Today’s Kids Fun Run will start at 7 p.m. at Lakeview Arena. Runners will cross Pine Street to the multi-use path, then continue north on the multi-use path for approximately ...

Beach closed through Saturday

MARQUETTE — The beach at Marquette Tourist Park is closed today, Friday and Saturday. According to an email sent by Shea Kinder, Head Lifeguard, the beach will be closed these days due to inadequate staffing.

Compost, rubbish site closures

MARQUETTE — The compost drop-off site located at 1415 Pioneer Road will be closed Saturday and the household rubbish site will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. The Compost site will reopen Tuesday and will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. The Household Rubbish site will reopen Wednesday ...

Lamprey assessment to be conducted

MUNISING — A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada assessment grew will conduct work on Sucker River and Carpenter Creek in Alger County during Sept. 4-13 to estimate the abundance of lampreys in the river. The information gathered will be used to ...

Go PRO Talent Fund training Thursday

MARQUETTE — Information sessions for employers about the Going PRO Talent Fund are planned Thursday in Marquete and Wednesday, Sept. 5 in Munising. The Going PRO Talent Fund — formerly the Skilled Trades Training Fund or STTF — will offer $27 million to Michigan businesses for training ...

3rd in the WORLD: Marquette man places in VR tournament

MARQUETTE —Video games are often thought of as a sedentary activity, a pastime that may get you some blisters on your thumbs with no obvious physical benefit. But to gaming enthusiasts, eSports — competitive organized video gaming, is a fast-growing international phenomenon with 143 million ...

5 arrested in Fair Avenue meth bust

MARQUETTE — Five people were arrested on various drug charges relating to maintaing a drug house and probation violations Tuesday after detectives assigned to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, or UPSET, conducted an investigation regarding the sale of crystal methamphetamine in ...