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Chocolay Township Board to consider short-term rental ordinance updates

By LISA BOWERS Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE —The Chocolay Township Board will consider a first reading of proposed zoning ordinance updates including language that addresses short-term rental properties during its regular meeting at 5:30 Monday at the Chocolay Township Hall. The ...

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Cambensy to host ‘coffee hours’ MARQUETTE — Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, will hold “coffee hours” from 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday at the Marquette Township Community Center, 1000 Commerce Drive. Joining her will be Marquette Township Supervisor Lyn Durant. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. ...

Cold Logic Robotics

At left, Marquette Area Public Schools’ Cold Logic Robotics team members Greta Rickauer, far left, and Alexia Bain help Madison Pierce, 6, and Isabelle Pierce, 3, control and operate their robot. Team Cold Logic Robotics held a demo of their new robot named “Eugene” at the Children’s ...

Local briefing

Temple Beth Sholom open house MARQUETTE — Temple Beth Sholom will host a community open house/reception today from 2-4 p.m. in its new home at the southwest corner of Blaker and E. Ridge Streets in Marquette. Four tours of the renovated historic “Citadel” building will be conducted once ...

Seney Wildlife Refuge to open for season Tuesday

SENEY — On Tuesday, the Visitor Center, Marshland Wildlife Drive, and Fishing Loop will open at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. The Visitor Center and Drive are open from Tuesday to Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, including holidays. Visitor Center highlights include ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.94 $2.94 Munising (Holiday) $2.92 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $2.89 Marquette (Ojibwa Express) $2.89 Negaunee (Krist) $2.89 Hancock (Holiday) $2.88 Marquette (Krist) $2.88 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.87 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.79 Marquette (Admiral) $2.78 ...

MDOT to restore two bridges

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing $1.2 million to restore two bridges on U.S. 2/U.S. 41 and M-35. Work on the U.S. 2/U.S. 41 bridge over the Ford River near Hyde in Delta County will begin on Monday and be completed by the end of June. Then, the contractor ...

Snyder appoints Marquette natives

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder Thursday announced the names of two Marquette men among his recent appointees. Steven Davis of Marquette and Bob Wilson of Lansing were appointed to the Michigan Trails Advisory Council. The 11-member board advises the Michigan Department of Natural Resources ...

Art in the Moment offers perspective

Above, Alyssa Erspamer, front, and Anne Erspamer look at work on display during the opening reception of the “Art in the Moment” show Friday evening at the Marquette Regional History Center in Marquette. The show features works by individuals who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or ...

ART IN THE MOMENT

MARQUETTE — The process of making art can be a cherished activity that allows people of all ages to find joy and express themselves creatively. The Art in the Moment show, which features works of art done by individuals who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, celebrates the joy ...

Mackinac Straits work wrapped up

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Officials say a multi-agency effort to mitigate potential pollution after a suspected boat anchor strike damaged underwater electric cables and oil pipelines in the waterway that connects Lake Huron and Lake Michigan has wrapped up. A team led by the U.S. Coast ...

Negaunee council to consider downtown development project

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Council will consider a resolution for economic development and a downtown streetscape project during its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Negaunee Senior Center. The resolution, if accepted, would provide $25,000 in technical assistance for the project ...

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 MARQUETTE — A dump truck stolen sometime Sunday night or this morning was recovered by police early today, said Marquette police. The 1969 Mack dump ...

Water project closes streets

ISHPEMING — The city of Ishpeming is alerting residents to street closures during this week’s construction for its U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development water project. The Jasper and Bluff streets intersection was expected to be closed from Tuesday through Friday this week. ...

Prescribed burns may take place soon in national forests

MARQUETTE — Fire managers on the Hiawatha and Ottawa National Forests intend to begin utilizing prescribed fire as a forest management tool in the coming weeks. Prescribed fire makes forests more resilient, creates habitat for a diversity of wildlife and keeps nearby communities safer ...

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 ...

UPAWS awarded MMCF grant

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation recently announced the recipients of its spring 2018 BEST grant cycle, representing more than a $250,000 life-changing investment in communities throughout Michigan according to a news release. The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter ...

Beacon House party offers $5,000

MARQUETTE — Who wants to win $5,000? Beacon House’s fifth annual Reverse Draw Raffle Party is a chance to enjoy entertainment and a prime rib and chicken dinner and to win a valuable prize. Only 250 tickets are sold and one of them will win $5,000. There also is a rebound bowl prize of ...