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YMCA to host annual meeting MARQUETTE — The YMCA of Marquette County will host its annual meeting for members from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. During the meeting, members will reflect on 2017, induct incoming board members and hear presentations from board President Michele Butler and CEO ...

2 injured in Negaunee crash

NEGAUNEE — Two people were injured when a car crashed into a semi-truck in Negaunee on Friday morning. Negaunee City Police Department officers were dispatched at 10:33 a.m. to the westbound lanes of U.S. 41 near the entrance of Cattron’s Lumber, according to a press release. Officials ...

Woman arrested on drug charges

MARQUETTE — On Sunday, officers from the Marquette Police Department arrested Stephanie Dawn Ray, 34, of Marquette, during a traffic stop on Grove Street near South McClellan Avenue in Marquette after discovering cocaine and marijuana in the vehicle she was driving. Ray was also arrested ...

MAPS to open new auxiliary gym

MARQUETTE — The grand opening of the Marquette Senior High School auxiliary gymnasium, 1201 W. Fair Ave., is set for 5 p.m. Monday. The event will include a ribbon-cutting and plaque presentation. An organizational meeting of the Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education will ...

Open a Home to Build a Home

MARQUETTE — The Open a Home to Build a Home event to benefit Marquette County Habitat for Humanity continues this month with several public showings of the Margrif Nativity Collection in its entirety at 128 Timberlane in Harvey. The portrayals of the Christmas story focus on different ...

Local community, groups donate to Cheer Club

Contributors to The Mining Journal Cheer Club include: Garry and Wilma Koehn, Marquette Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, Marquette Carol Steinhaus, Marquette Ethan, Aiden and Sevrin Swanson, Marquette Howard and Joean Fregeole, Marquette Bothwell Middle School teachers and staff, ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago ISHPEMING — Suicide Bowl in Ishpeming is noted primarily for its 70-meter ski jumping hill, and no wonder. For 100 years, some of the best jumpers the ...

Kids group teaches animal care, kindness

ESCANABA — For a second year, the Delta Animal Shelter will be hosting a monthly educational program for kids, called Kids P.A.C.K. “P.A.C.K.” is an acronym for “positive, active, compassionate and kind.” According to Tonya Gartland, special events coordinator at the Delta Animal ...

Local briefing

Shots fired at Marquette residence MARQUETTE — Michigan State Police investigated a report of gunshots at about 8 p.m. Tuesday in Marquette Township. Troopers from the MSP Negaunee Post were dispatched at that time to a reported domestic dispute at a residence along Morgan Meadows Road. ...

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 — Early estimates for whitetail deer taken during Michigan’s 1987 firearm deer season point to the second consecutive record setting harvest, ...

Regional briefing

Snowmobile accident leaves 1 dead IRONWOOD — The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into a fatal snowmobile accident that claimed the life of a 52-year-old Wisconsin man Saturday. The sheriff’s office said it received the report shortly before 1 p.m. The ...

Regional briefing

2-vehicle crash in Negaunee Township NEGAUNEE — The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle minor injury crash that occurred just before noon Friday along U.S. 41 and Industrial Park Drive in Negaunee Township. Police said a 2004 GMC SUV driven by 27-year-old Jesse ...

From road design to training, MDOT focus is on safety

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Transportation has implemented a number of projects across the Upper Peninsula designed to make highways safer for the people who drive - and work - on them. MDOT safety projects are part of a larger effort to help move the state “Toward Zero ...

Financial assistance available to forest owners

EAST LANSING —A partnership including the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the American Bird Conservancy is offering financial assistance to forest owners in designated Upper Peninsula and northern Michigan counties to improve habitat for at-risk bird species and other ...

Regional briefing

2 vessels freed from St. Marys River SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says ice-breaking ships have freed two vessels that were stuck in the St. Marys River. Coast Guard officials said Thursday that the cutter Biscayne Bay freed one vessel from the up-bound channel Middle ...

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 NEGAUNEE – Like many Upper Peninsula residents, Nick Taseris Jr. has learned not to take Mother Nature lightly or place much trust in optimistic weather ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

State average: $2.70 $2.69 Munising (Holiday) $2.61 Harvey (Holiday) $2.61 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.61 Ishpeming (Holiday) $2.59 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.59 Laurium (Marathon) $2.56 Marquette (Krist downtown) $2.54 Iron Mountain (Murphy USA) $2.51 Baraga (Pines) $2.43 Menominee ...

DNR welcomes 22 new conservation officers

LANSING — Twenty-two men and women have graduated from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Recruit School, completing a rigorous, 23-week journey that was intended to challenge them every step of the way. Family members, instructors, DNR officials and DNR Law ...