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Homecoming royalty

Local

Two local high schools celebrated homecoming Friday. At left, Negaunee High School’s homecoming queen and king Emily Paupore and Michael DellAngelo are the school’s rulers this year. (Journal photo by Corey Kelly). Right: Westwood’s Jackson Vidlund and Kaitlin Ackland are crowned the ...

Not Without Us

Local

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Twelve percent of Michiganders living in the Upper Peninsula are members of the deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing community, according to the Not Without Us census report. The census and needs assessment comes from the Michigan ...

Online learning

Local

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer BEAVER GROVE — A traditional classroom is not the best choice for everybody. Especially when you have a serious health issue. Serena Titsworth, 17, of Chocolay Township has been attending the Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy, getting her ...

Escanaba

Region

Huge hole closes highway lane MANISTIQUE — The Michigan Department of Transportation has established a detour after a large hole — about four feet deep and six feet in diameter — opened on U.S. 2 in Manistique earlier this week. MDOT Communications Representative for the Superior ...

Iron Mountain

Region

Man gets jail for high-speed chase IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man will spend a year in jail for leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase Feb. 18 that began in Kingsford and ended in Wisconsin. Julian Lara, 21, got credit Monday for 217 days served for fleeing and eluding, ...

Shipwreck discovery reveals what happened 140 years ago

Region

By GRAHAM JAEHNIG Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — Two ships that collided and sank in Lake Michigan 140 years ago have been located, according to a release from Brendon Baillod, a Wisconsin-based Great Lakes maritime historian, researcher, and archivist. The schooners ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Jazz concert to be held at NMU MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Music Department presents the first jazz concert of the fall semester at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Reynolds Recital Hall. The concert will feature performances by the NMU Jazz Band, NMU Jazz Combo and the NMU Wildcat ...

The calendar

Community

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

New at Peter White Public Library

Community

Summer isn’t over! No matter what anyone says, there is still time to get outside and do one of my favorite things — sit around a campfire, enjoy some libations, and get creative with camping meals. The library has four new camping-based cookbooks featuring sections on home prep, camping ...

Carburetor care for a 60s Chevy Nova

Community

Dear Car Talk: I have been working on my 1966 Chevy Nova II. I recently replaced the fuel pump (mechanical), all filters, all spark plugs and liquids. I’ve also tried tuning the idle speed and idle mixture screws on the carburetor. Unfortunately, the car still stalls on occasion when ...

Volunteer opportunities

Community

Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by calling 315-2607 — the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should contact the agencies ...

Michigan judge strikes down state’s ballot drive law

Michigan News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge on Friday struck down a new requirement that makes it harder to initiate ballot drives by limiting how many voter signatures can be counted from a single congressional district. Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens said the state constitution does ...

Michigan will spray in fight against deadly mosquito virus

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan will conduct aerial spraying for the first time since 1980 to combat a rare mosquito-borne virus that has killed three people and been recorded across the southern half of the state. The spraying is set to begin Sunday night and will include portions of 14 counties, ...

Houghton

Records

Shop sues to stop dates e-cigs ban LANSING (AP) — The owner of a Houghton vape shop sued Wednesday to stop the state’s ban on flavored electronic cigarettes, contending the rules are illegal and will force him to close his store. Mark Slis, who operates 906 Vapor in Houghton, filed the ...

Moccasin Games

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Culture is shared through music, food, clothing, dance and games. Northern Michigan University’s Center for Native American Studies and Native American Student Association hosted the Moccasin Games Thursday afternoon to share two traditional games of the Great Lakes tribes. ...

Ishpeming DDA facing tight budget in 2020

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A shoestring budget is what the Ishpeming Downtown Development Authority can expect in 2020. “It’s close to ditto marks of what it was for this year,” DDA Chairman David Aeh said before authority members voted unanimously to approve the budget on Monday. “The thing that ...

Lighthouse Park effort celebrated with ceremony

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A little over three years after the property was transferred to the city of Marquette from the U.S. Coast Guard, the completion of the first phase of work at Lighthouse Park was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Thursday by the city. Situated along the Lake Superior ...

All short-term rental permits for Marquette now in use

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — If you’re looking to start renting out your Marquette home on a short-term or nightly basis, it’s likely going to be a bit of a wait before VRBO and Airbnb customers can start staying in your home. The city of Marquette has reached its 250-permit limit for short-term ...

Former Marquette priest accused of sexual misconduct

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Diocese of Lansing released a list today of clergy that it has determined to be credibly accused of abusing a minor. One of those listed, Terrence M. Healy, was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Marquette in 1968. Healy served as a priest of the diocese until receiving a ...

$400M shift to Michigan roads would impact other spending

Front Page News

LANSING — To help pave Michigan’s deteriorating roads and fix its bridges, the Republican-led Legislature has passed a state spending plan that would shift $400 million in discretionary general funds to the transportation budget despite opposition from Democratic Gov. Gretchen ...