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Memorial Day services canceled

LITTLE LAKE — American Legion Post 349 in Little Lake will not be having Memorial Day services at McFarland or West Branch this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. A release from the post said: “Hope everyone will stay safe and see you all soon.”

Bridge replacement starts Monday

HARVEY — County Road BAA, or Green Bay Street, at the bridge over the Chocolay River in Chocolay Township will be closed starting Monday for replacement of the bridge, according to an announcement from the Marquette County Road Commission. The closure will last until October 15. For more ...

Concert series schedule reviewed

L’ANSE —The Village of L’Anse/DDA has decided to review its 2020 L’Anse Lakefront Concerts schedule on a month-to-month basis. For example, July’s schedule will be reviewed June 15. The only concert set for June by Black Pearl has been rescheduled for Sept. 17. According to a ...

Michigamme Township updates

MICHIGAMME — Michigamme Township will hold its Memorial Day commemoration at 10 a.m. May 30 at the Lakeview Cemetery. According to a Wednesday news release, township officials are making every effort to ensure those in attendance can practice social distancing, including the addition of a ...

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 ...

U.P. Service Awards nominations

MARQUETTE — Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development announces the 12th annual U.P. Service Awards program to honor outstanding volunteers across the Upper Peninsula. Nominations of volunteers serving anywhere in the U.P. will be accepted through June 12. “It’s National ...

No major injuries in rollover crash

MARQUETTE — No major injuries were reported after a single-vehicle personal injury rollover crash on M-35 south of County Road 565 around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. The car was driven by Marie Schaefer, 44, of Gwinn. There was also a small child ...

Chase ends with arrest in Mackinac

MACKINAC COUNTY — A child suffered minor injuries and a man was jailed upon multiple charges after the man allegedly fled the scene of a domestic violence incident in Mackinac County with the child and led police on a chase across the Mackinac Bridge. Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office ...

LSCP holding webinar Friday

MARQUETTE - The Lake Superior Community Partnership is hosting a webinar at 10:30 a.m. Friday to address health and safety measures in Marquette County businesses as they begin to restart. Panelists for the webinar will include Gar Atchison, UP Health System- Marquette CEO and UP Health System ...

No major injuries reported in crash

MARQUETTE — No major injuries were reported after a single-vehicle personal injury rollover crash on M-35 south of County Road 565 around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. The car was driven by Marie Schaefer, 44, of Gwinn. There was also a small child ...

Marq-Tran millage renewed

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a renewal and increase to a millage for the Marquette County Transit Authority during a special meeting held Tuesday evening. To provide local funds for continuing operations and capital purchases of Marq-Tran shall ...

Negaunee updates event permit policy due to COVID-19

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee city officials are requesting feedback from local event organizers to learn how they plan to move forward in light of public COVID-19 concerns. In a press release issued Monday, officials said they are taking “proactive measures to assess the risk that COVID-19 may ...

Mackinac man arrested for felonious assault

MACKINAC COUNTY — A 75-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in Mackinac County for felonious assault and further charges are being sought. Troopers from the Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post responded to a report of a felonious assault that took place between two men in Marquette Township ...

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 ...

Markus selected as Marquette Township manager

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board will extend an offer of employment to Thomas Markus, former city manager of Lawrence, Kansas. The board voted unanimously to select Markus as the township’s new manager, contingent upon a successful background check and contractual negotiations. ...

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 ...

Funding for Pine Mountain approved

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Great Lakes Sports Commission has approved funding assistance for the Pine Mountain Ski Hill in Iron Mountain to promote World Cup ski jumping and for the Traverse City Horse Shows LLC to move the American Gold Cup from New York City to Traverse City. The GLSC entered a ...