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Significant need for blood types

MARQUETTE — The UP Health System Regional Blood Center is experiencing a need for O-positive, O-negative, A-negative, B-positive and B-negative blood donors. Blood center officials said anyone who has not donated in the last eight weeks are asked to ”please consider giving the ‘gift of ...

U.P. Spelling Bee is rescheduled

NEGAUNEE — The Upper Peninsula Spelling Bee, which was scheduled to take place at Negaunee High School today, is rescheduled for 12:30 p.m. Thursday at NHS, according to a post on the district’s website.

Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club to meet Sunday

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cliff Shaft Mine Museum, 501 W. Euclid St. in Ishpeming. Doors will open at 1 p.m. to allow members and visitors time to bid on silent auction specimens and to view the club’s mineral collection. The ...

Finding resources: Caregivers Community Support Group to kick off

MARQUETTE — For caregivers of people with any condition, Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice is now offering a monthly Caregivers Community Support Group, with the first meeting to be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Big Boy in Marquette. “We’re really trying to make the public aware of it; ...

Group shows virtual view of wind farm

L’ANSE — The Friends of the Huron Mountains commissioned the creation of a map showing where wind turbines in a wind farm proposed for L’Anse Township would be visible. FOHM worked with researchers at Michigan Technological University to create both a two-dimensional map and a ...

Blood is needed

MARQUETTE -- The UPHS Regional Blood Center is experiencing a need for O-positive, O-negative, A-negative, B-positive and B-negative blood donors. Blood center officials said anyone who has not donated in the last eight weeks are asked to "please consider giving the 'gift of life.'" Questions ...

Ishpeming council to talk pensions

MARQUETTE — The Ishpeming City Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday in city hall for a budget and sustainability discussion. The council will also consider a proposed corrective action plan related to Public Act 202, or the Protecting Local Government Retirement and ...

Police ID Negaunee crash victims

NEGAUNEE — Police have released the names of the people involved in the fatal two-vehicle crash that led to the death of one person Sunday. The victim of the fatal car crash was William E. Tull, 29, of North Pioneer Avenue in Negaunee, according to the Negaunee Police Department. The ...

DNR issuing supplemental deer feeding permits in southern U.P. counties

MARQUETTE — Except within its chronic wasting disease surveillance areas, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has agreed to issue supplemental deer feeding permits in the southern part of the Upper Peninsula. The action comes with average U.P. snow depths measured across the region ...

PWPL elevator work is delayed

MARQUETTE — Due to changes in vendor schedules, the elevator at Peter White Public Library will be operational this week. Once a revised timeline is presented by the company, the library will release new closure dates, according to a press release. When elevator work begins the elevator ...

Singing for the trees

GWINN — It was appropriate the women who turned out at Peter Nordeen Park on Friday ate muffins made with walnuts and other tree-related ingredients and drank chaga tea, made from a mushroom that often grows on birches in cold climates. They were celebrating the “Sing for the Trees” ...

2019 U.P. Builder’s Show kicks off

Michael Terres, 9, plays with Lincoln Logs in the Children’s Activity Area at the 2019 U.P. Builder’s Show, which is being held in the Superior Dome in Marquette. For the last 45 years, the show has brought together all aspects of the building industry under one roof. Vendors such as ...

City manager offers office hours

MARQUETTE — Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon in the Dandelion Cottage room, located on the first floor off the Huron Mountain Gallery of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an ...

No injuries reported in accident

WAKEFIELD— No injuries were reported after a Michigan State Police vehicle collided with a snowmobile in Ontonagon County around 7 p.m. Central Standard Time Thursday. According to police, the Michigan State Police vehicle was eastbound on M-28 in Bergland Township when a snowmobile failed ...

PIPAC meeting now rescheduled

MARQUETTE — The Presque Isle Park Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been rescheduled for March 20 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Presque Isle Pavilion at 3 Peter White Drive. At the meeting, the committee will be seeking public input regarding Presque Isle ...

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Under the brilliant direction of Susan Candey — with assistant Taylor Koski — 60-plus children dance, flip and leap across the stage telling the story of Jack Kelly (played by Sam Billman) and friends, most of whom live on the streets and live only from the pennies they earn selling ...

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 ...

DNR: Ice shanty removal dates near

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that mandatory ice shanty removal dates are approaching. Regardless of the date, shanties must be removed before the ice is unable to safely support them. In warmer weather, the ice quickly can become unsafe for ...

No injuries in Negaunee Township rollover

MARQUETTE — One person was cited but no injuries were reported after a rollover accident on U.S. 41 just east of Pond Road in Negaunee Township around 7:35 this morning. The vehicle, a single-cab Chevrolet Silverado, was eastbound on U.S. 41 when the driver lost control of the vehicle, ...

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 ...