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Lake Superior water levels forum MARQUETTE — On Monday and Tuesday, the Army Corps of Engineers and Michigan Sea Grant will be giving presentations to update individuals on the science and current status of Lake Superior water levels. Lake Superior water levels have been within a couple of ...

Women in construction

Above, Jessica Heroux from Negaunee High School, using a chop saw to build a tool box at Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Complex in Marquette. Dozens of young women explored the field of construction through interactive activities demonstration at the Jacobetti Complex as part of the ...

Project Feed a Neighbor

ISHPEMING — Spring is in the air, and the time has come — if you live in the west end of Marquette County, chances are good that a grocery bag with a pink label announcing the ninth annual Project Feed a Neighbor will appear on your doorstep soon. The label will instruct the receiver to ...

No injuries in Ishpeming fire

MARQUETTE — No injuries were reported in a structure fire that occurred in an Ishpeming building used for a medical marijuana grow operation. Responders arrived at 2:36 p.m. Wednesday to the blaze at 446 West Johnson St. The building was unoccupied when the fire occurred and neighbors had ...

Ishpeming council hosts Cambensy

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council will meet with state Rep. Sara Cambensy during a special meeting Friday afternoon. The meeting will take place at 2:30 p.m. at Ishpeming City Hall, located at 100 E. Division St.

Spring Street closing Friday

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 5 p.m. Friday and continuing through noon Sunday, Spring Street in Marquette will be closed to motor vehicles between Front and Third streets for the annual Festival of the Angry Bear, sponsored by the Ore Dock Brewing Company. No detour will be provided. Egress ...

College financing meeting Friday

MARQUETTE — State Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, state Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, and representatives of the Michigan Education Trust 529 prepaid tuition program invite Upper Peninsula parents to attend a college savings informational session from 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday in the ...

Elks fish fry honors Jacobetti vets

MARQUETTE — Elks Lodge 405 in Marquette is hosting veterans from the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans at its next fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Friday. Thanks to the South Shore Fisherman’s Association, who took veterans fishing, the Elks has plenty of fish to cook up for them. As always, ...

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 ...

Parking will be limited

MARQUETTE — Forest Roberts Theatre and Dance and the Northern Michigan University Music Department remind patrons that parking will be more limited this week and next, with performances of “Tarzan” at Forest Roberts Theatre overlapping with the NMU Jazz Festival and other concerts at ...

‘Annie’ comes to life at NHS Thursday

NEGAUNEE — Hundreds of Negaunee High School students have spent the last few weeks learning about the importance of teamwork, community activism and the “Hard Knock Life,” as they prepared to present “Annie” the musical this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the NHS auditorium. The ...

Tai Chi Chuan workshop on tap

MARQUETTE — As part of a health and wellness series, an introductory workshop to the mind/mind practice of Tai Chi Chuan will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Hope Connection Center, 927 W. Fair Ave. in Marquette. Cost of the workshop is $27 and includes a light brunch. For more ...

Symposium at NMU planned

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Department of Chemistry is hosting the fifth annual Student Research Symposium sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Section of the American Chemical Society on Saturday. Elke Schoffers, chemistry professor at Western Michigan University, will deliver ...

Pie social set

ISHPEMING — A Pie Social is planned from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Lutheran Church along Mather Avenue in Ishpeming. Suggested donation is $5 and all proceeds go to the Fortune Lake scholarship fund, sending youth to the National Youth Gathering in Texas.

Voter building demolition to be considered

MARQUETTE — Disposing of the former voter registration building across from city hall will be consided by the Negaunee City Council during its regular meeting at the Negaunee Senior Center at 7 p.m. Thursday. If approved by the council, the measure would allow city staff to advertise for ...

2 transported to hospital after crash

MARQUETTE — A personal-injury crash involving three vehicles and one pedestrian occurred 6:45 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 41 near Brebner Road in Negaunee Township. According to the Michigan State Police, there were two dogs running loose on the highway prior to the accident and the drivers ...

County Board equalization meeting slated for Tuesday

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners will hold its 2018 equalization meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in room 231 of the Henry A. Skews Annex in Marquette. At the equalization meeting, the recommended valuations for 22 assessing units that include townships and cities across ...

Man airlifted to UPHS after discovered in serious medical condition

MARQUETTE — A man was airlifted to Upper Peninsula Health Systems after his pick-up truck was reported stuck in the road and he was found in “serious medical condition” at 8 a.m., Sunday on Martin Lake Road, according to the Forsyth Township Police Department. An investigation revealed ...

Meet the Physician event canceled

MARQUETTE — Due to Dr. Ann Silverman’s illness, the Meet the Physician program scheduled for noon Wednesday at the Peter White Public Library, has been canceled. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.pwpl.info or call 906-226-4318.