News

Republic-Michigamme, Marquette compete in High School Bowl

Spotlight

MARQUETTE — The Republic-Michigamme Hawks played the Marquette Redmen in the quarter-finals of High School Bowl and were defeated by a score of 230-90. Forty schools from the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin field teams for Public TV 13’s High School Bowl tournament, now celebrating ...

DDA welcomes Kildare

Spotlight

On March 25, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority welcomed Kildare Irish American Pub to downtown Marquette. Located at 142 W. Washington St., Kildare offers a unique mix of traditional Irish favorites and American classics. They have a fully stocked bar with 12 taps of both imported ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Under the Radar set to perform MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library and the Marquette Area Blues Society invite music lovers to a concert with Under the Radar at 7 p.m. April 30, part of the monthly Bluesday Tuesday series. The concert will be held in the Library’s Community Room ...

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; ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Alger County Chamber dinner event MUNISING — Tickets are now available for this year’s annual Alger County Chamber of Commerce dinner. The award for Business of the Year is going to Peoples State Bank, an organization that has been in business over 100 years. The date is April 30 at ...

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 ...

Kalkaska seeks to sell land to medical pot industry

Michigan News

KALKASKA, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan village whose president wants the community to be a pioneer in the medical marijuana industry is planning to sell a portion of its taxpayer-owned land, possibly for the cultivation of cannabis. Kalkaska leaders voted this month to list nearly 10 ...

Cross carried

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Community members of varying denominations of Christianity gathered this morning at the First Presbyterian Church for the third-annual Good Friday Cross Walk event. Attendees carried a large wooden cross throughout downtown Marquette to draw attention to three important social ...

Marquette city commissioner arrested, jailed

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Marquette City Commissioner Pete Frazier was arrested Wednesday for violating a personal protection order. Frazier entered a guilty plea Thursday afternoon when he appeared in Marquette County Probate Court. Judge Thomas D. Slagle of Dickinson County, who presided over the case ...

‘Dark store’ hearing ahead for Esky

Front Page News

ESCANABA — Representatives of the city of Escanaba will be heading to Lansing for a Michigan Tax Tribunal hearing on a dispute between the city and Menards next month. Escanaba City Manager Patrick Jordan gave community leaders an update on the dispute during a Delta County Joint ...

GLOBETROTTERS visit Marquette

Front Page News

Hammer from the Harlem Globetrotters passes the ball with enthusiasm. The Harlem Globetrotters visited Marquette at the Berry Events Center Friday evening. A portion of online sales go towards the breast cancer fund for the Superior Health Foundation. (Journal photo by Corey Kelly)

Heaven is a place on Earth

Front Page News

By COREY KELLY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE—Under colorful lights and surrounded by elegant decor, the fifth annual Marquette County Mom Prom took place at the Masonic Center Friday evening. The event, which invites women over 21 to dress in their black-tie attire, is a fundraiser that ...

Forests for Fish

Front Page News

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Have you ever wondered what lies at the deepest point of Lake Superior? This was the topic of a talk entitled “Fishes in the abyss - the offshore ecosystem of Lake Superior,” presented by Shawn Sitar, a Lake Superior fisheries research ...

Police Log

Local

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 ...

Local briefing

Local

Lakeshore Blvd section now open MARQUETTE — Effective immediately, Lakeshore Boulevard in Marquette, from Fair Avenue to Wright Street, is open to through traffic. Lakeshore from Wright to Hawley Street remains closed. A detour is provided, and an announcement from the city will be ...