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Snowmobile safety course set

GWINN — The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office and the Forsyth Township Snowmobile Club are hosting a snowmobile safety course in the Gwinn area for those ages 12-16. The course in Forsyth Township will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Forsyth Township Snowmobile Clubhouse, ...

Vacancy on Gwinn school board

GWINN — Gwinn Area Community Schools Board of Education Trustee Roger Stein resigned from his position effective Dec. 19 due to personal needs of an increased work load at his place of employment. The board now has 30 days to fill this vacancy. The person appointed to the open seat will ...

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 ...

Zoning changes

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board approved zoning language governing pedestrian safety and connectivity, enhanced aesthetics and tiny home regulations in the township at its Dec. 19 meeting. Marquette Township Trustee John Markes, who has been a vocal opponent of allowing tiny homes ...

Deep freeze

MARQUETTE — Baby, it’s cold outside. As freezing winds and temperatures whip across parts of the Upper Peninsula, the National Weather Service in Negaunee Township urges people to limit time spent outdoors and cover as much skin as possible since frostbite and hypothermia can occur within ...

Fire damages Ishpeming home

ISHPEMING — No injuries were reported in a fire that damaged an Ishpeming home early this morning. The Ishpeming Fire Department was called to 407 N. Maple Street at 4:15 a.m. today, according to an IFD press release. Officials say the building’s first floor tenant was using a 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 SAWYER AFB – Staff Sgt. Robert Martinez of the 410th Consolidated Headquarters Squadron at Sawyer Air Force Base, has been named disaster preparedness ...

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 ...

‘Becoming an Outdoors Woman’

BIG BAY — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced registration is open for the winter “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program, which is set for Feb. 23-25 at the Bay Cliff Health Camp, a universally accessible facility overlooking Lake Superior situated about 30 miles north of ...

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 ...

Tranquil trail welcomes enthusiasts

Lanterns light the way for skiers and snowshoers along trails at a handful of Michigan state parks, including Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in the western Upper Peninsula. (Photo courtesy of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources)

Village council condemns public ‘marijuana’ protest

By Graham Jaehnig and Kali Katerberg Houghton Daily Mining Gazette CALUMET — The Calumet Village Council passed a resolution at its regular monthly meeting, condemning a group of protesters who organized and demonstrated on the night of Dec. 13 to protest the Council’s decision not to ...

Cheer Club Contributors

Recent contributors to The Mining Journal Cheer Club include: P.E.O. Sisterhood - Negaunee Hope Lutheran - Ishpeming Henrietta Nardi - Ishpeming Sharon Giotto - Ishpeming Made Arrangements - Ishpeming Mike and Colleen Juidici - Negaunee Stephanie Nelson and Warren ...

Youth advisory council gets into spirit

In the spirit of buying locally, giving locally and community service, Marquette County Youth Advisory Council members purchased toys at Shopko in Marquette which they donated to The Mining Journal Cheer Club. Funds used were from the group’s endowed youth funds from the W.K. Kellogg ...

Pinewood Derby set for Thursday

MARQUETTE — The Boy Scouts of America’s Bay-Lakes Council is hosting its Pinewood Derby in Marquette Township for boys and girls who aren’t Cub Scouts in kindergarten through fourth grade. The event is being held to give Upper Peninsula families a chance to introduce themselves to the ...

Man arrested for vehicle theft

MARQUETTE — A 37-year-old Marquette man was arrested Sunday for larceny and stealing a vehicle from the Lake Superior Village in Marquette. The suspect was arrested for unlawful driving away of a motor vehicle, driving with a suspended license and larceny in a building, according to a press ...

Local briefing

1 injured in U.S. 41 accident NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Police Department responded to a single motor vehicle accident on U.S. 41 near ABC Storage at about 6:04 p.m. Thursday. A 43-year-old female from Ishpeming was traveling west in a 2015 Dodge Journey when the vehicle left the north ...

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 — Those red ribbons tied on the side of area police vehicles are more than a holiday decoration. “Tie One On” is the holiday campaign ...