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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 — The county board named three final appointees Tuesday to the Marquette County Solid Waste Authority Board. Seated on the board were Robert ...

1 sent to hospital after crash

MARQUETTE — Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries in a two-vehicle traffic crash Thursday, with one of the injured parties was transported to UP Health System-Marquette, according to a press release from Michigan State Police. A Michigan State Police Trooper came upon the ...

Fill the Boot coming up

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette Fire Department L643 is showing its support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association as its members kick off the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer ...

Scrap tire collection set for Aug. 1

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette has received a 2018 Scrap Tire Cleanup Program Grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and is partnering with the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority for this collection. Crews at the Compost/Rubbish site will collect tires ...

Skandia Community Day Saturday

SKANDIA — The Skandia Lions Club will once again host its annual Skandia Community Day, a major fundraiser for the club that features a parade and other attractions. The community day will be held Saturday in downtown Skandia. Parade participants can sign in at 10 a.m. at Maple Lane ...

Presque Isle Avenue construction

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, the second phase of the Presque Isle Avenue reconstruction project will begin. The second phase will include the west half of the street from Wright Street to a point south of Center Street. The east half will be open to two-way traffic. This is ...

Traffic during Hiawatha music fest

MARQUETTE — From Saturday through Sunday, traffic on Sugar Loaf Avenue near the Tourist Park entrance in Marquette will be subject to temporary disruption, to allow pedestrians to cross the street for activities related to the annual Hiawatha Music Festival. Motorists are asked to be aware ...

History remade at LST

The 20th Anniversary at Lake Superior starts off the Summer Season with historic, poignant local favorite “Beacon on the Rock.” Written by Northern Michigan University professors Shelley Russell of the Forest Roberts Theatre and music professor Robert Engleheart, the show deals with the ...

Fill The Boot coming up

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette Fire Department L643 is showing its support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association as its members kick off the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer ...

Fund to aid local Sisters

MARQUETTE — Long time Marquette residents and local volunteer/philanthropists Dr. Ken and Maura Davenport recently opened a designated fund with The Community Foundation of Marquette County for the benefit of the Sisters of St. Paul deChartres located in Marquette. The endowed fund will ...

Summer Strings to perform

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Symphony Orchestra’s brand new Summer Strings group will be give another free, family-friendly performance on Wednesday at Ore Dock Brewing Company. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a special opening performance by the Superior String Alliance Chamber ...

Board to consider resolution supporting Voters Not Politicians

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners will hold their regular meeting at 6 tonight in room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Annex, along Baraga Avenue in Marquette. The board has several action items on the agenda, including the consideration of a resolution to support the ...

Diver in Thailand rescue former NMU student

MARQUETTE — Former Northern Michigan University student Bruce Konefe joined the recent rescue effort that successfully transported a Thai boys’ soccer team and coach to safety, according to a news release from the university. He has lived in the country for 24 years and is a technical ...

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 — Toni Heikkinen and Lorrie Stanaway are connected both as friends and artists. Their joint exhibit, “Connecting Lives,” will open Tuesday ...

Ghost stories at museum tonight

MARQUETTE — The Great Lakes hold a phenomenal amount of power. From generation to generation, stories have circulated of strange happenings in their depths and on the crests of their waves. The public is invited to join Marquette Maritime Museum and expert ghost story teller Orion Couling ...

Blood need critical

MARQUETTE — UP Health System Regional Blood Center servicing UPHS-Marquette and 12 other hospitals across the Upper Peninsula is experiencing a critical need for A-negative, O-negative and O-positive blood types. Anyone who is healthy, at least 17 years of age and has a picture ID is asked ...

AND THE WINNER IS…

The fourth annual Mr. Upper Peninsula Pageant was held Friday night at the Vista Theater in Negaunee. Above, this year’s contestants kick off the night with a dance party. At right, Michael Darlington-West is awarded the title of Mr. U.P. 2018. (Journal photos by Trinity Carey)

Lunch with the History People held

MARQUETTE — Marquette Regional History Center presents: Lunch with the History People, featuring Dick Lutey on July 26. Questions about historic buildings, legendary people, “what are those ruins” and on and on will be answered as participants have fun learning more about local history. ...