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NHS Class of 1955 meets Wednesday

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee High School Class of 1955 will get together at the Elks Club in Negaunee from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Man sent to hospital after motorcycle crash

MARQUETTE — A Rhinelander, Wisconsin, man was injured in a motorcycle crash Thursday in Homestead Township, Wisconsin, according to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. Lawerence Jolitz, 67, was travelling east on County Highway N, 100 feet west of Main Road in Homestead Township when he ...

Man, 39, drowns in Fisher Lake

MARQUETTE — A man drowned at Fisher Lake in Florence, Wisconsin, Tuesday, according to a press release from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. Andrew Vonehrenkrook, 39, of Florence was attempting to move a cinder block that was on a raft and attached to a buoy with rope. His foot ...

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Superheroes on the Run today MARQUETTE — On Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing through 1 p.m., the Superior Arts Youth Theater will be hosting “Superheroes on the Run” in Marquette. Events will include a kids 1-mile run, a 5k run and a 10k run on the multi-use path. The runs ...

Getting set to leave the nest

MARQUETE — It’s been a productive summer for Upper Peninsula bridges and their resident raptors, with peregrine falcons at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge successfully raising a chick and the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock seeing three hatchlings this ...

Walking on the Bayou

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy hosted a Wildflower Hike at the Chocolay Bayou Nature Preserve Saturday morning. UPLC Executive Director Christopher Burnett guided participants through the newly created nature and recreational area, pointing out native and non-native plant ...

Manistique MSP host open house

MARQUETTE — The Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post will be hosting an open house from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Manistique Detachment located at 401 E. Lakeshore Drive in Manistique. The Michigan State Police invites everyone to take part in the post open house being held this ...

Cambensy to meet with public

MARQUETTE — State Rep. Sara Cambensy (D-Marquette) invites residents to join her for a coffee hour in Gwinn and her Jobs and Infrastructure Town Hall in Munising. Her Gwinn coffee hour will be on Monday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Forsyth Township Clubhouse, 165 N. Maple St. in Gwinn ...

Local briefing

Elections board meeting changed MARQUETTE — The July 5 meeting of the city of Marquette Elections Board has been rescheduled. The meeting will now begin at 4 p.m. on July 12, and will take place in commission chambers in city hall, located at 300 W. Baraga Ave. Suggested head: Compost, ...

Croix Street reconstruction set

NEGAUNEE — Preliminary work has begun on a project to reconstruct a portion of Croix Street from Baldwin Avenue to U.S. 41. The $662,000 project, will be paid for using $499,915 in federal Surface Transportation Priorities funds and $129,828 in federal earmark repurposed funds. The city ...

Many city offices closed

MARQUETTE — City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Ave.; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Ave.; the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library); and the Municipal Service Center, 1100 Wright St., will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in ...

Woman arrested for counterfeit

MARQUETTE — A 36-year-old Gwinn woman was arrested Friday on a warrant authorized by the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office for Counterfeit – Coins/Possession of 5 or more, which is a felony. The arrest was result of a lengthy investigation involving the suspect allegedly using ...

Man arrested on larceny charge

MARQUETTE — A 34 year-old Negaunee man was arrested Friday on a warrant authorized by the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office for larceny in a building, which is a felony. The warrant was result of an investigation where the man allegedly stole money from a local business. On the ...

Ishpeming fireworks routes told

ISHPEMING — Construction in the city of Ishpeming is expected to have a minimal impact on local Fourth of July activities, but may change the way Independence Day celebrants leave Al Quaal Recreation Area following the fireworks on Wednesday. The Ishpeming Police Department is advising ...

B&E in Arnold being investigated

ARNOLD — The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a breaking and entering that occurred at Lapalme Country Corner, located at the intersection of Marquette County Road 557 and Marquette County Road 426 in Wells Township, sometime between 5 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 a.m. Monday. A ...

Niemisto statue vandalized again

MARQUETTE — For the second time since since its public unveiling in October, the statue of the late Phil Niemisto has been vandalized. The statue of Niemisto, who died in February, is located in the pocket park along West Washington Street in Marquette that bears his name. That statue, ...

Streets to close for Marquette 4th

MARQUETTE — Beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Washington Street, from McClellan Avenue to Third Street, and Third, from Washington to Baraga Avenue, will be closed to through traffic to hold Marquette’s annual Fourth of July Parade. Third and Washington are scheduled to reopen as soon as the ...

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Bay Cliff Health Camp holds parade MARQUETTE — Bay Cliff Health Camp will sponsor its traditional Independence Day Parade in downtown Big Bay on Wednesday. The parade begins at 3:15 p.m. EDT at the entrance of Bay Cliff Health Camp and will proceed along the streets of Downtown Big Bay. ...

Wash n’ Wag

The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter held its annual Wash n Wag event Saturday at Tourist Park in Marquette. Wag n Wash Mobile Dog Grooming and Happy Dogs Grooming offered grooming services and nail trims to benefit UPAWS. TacoMo Dog Training set up a booth at the event for training ...