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Locks closed to navigation

Local

DETROIT — The Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, are closed to navigation until March 25, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announced Wednesday. The Corps will use this time to perform critical maintenance on the lock structures. “The Soo Locks are critical to ...

1 injured, 1 cited following crash

Local

MARQUETTE — One person was injured and one person was cited after a two-vehicle personal injury crash occurred around 7:40 a.m. in Marquette Township, according to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred on U.S. 41 at County Road HQ when an eastbound 2016 Ford station ...

Ishpeming High School announces honor roll

Spotlight

*Indicates all As 9th grade Abigail Bruhnke* Olivia Corp Gabriel Corradino Dawson Delongchamp Hannah Deloughary* Ella DeMarois Ashton Estes Elisabeth Gracyalny* Amanda Henry Hailey Hytinen Jayce Kipling Abbagail Koski Dylan Larson Dawson Lawry Taylor ...

Ishpeming Middle School announces honor roll

Spotlight

*Indicates all As 5th grade Noah Barry Tiana Bosworth James DeCaire Lola Dockery Chase Featherstone Grady Gauthier* Anthony Gillen Katelyn Given Skylar Guizzetti Nevaeh Hanson Ava Jo Hares* Sara Harvey* Natalie Heinzelman* Landon Heiskala Caiden Helsel Connor ...

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

Blues society logo contest starting MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Blues Society is seeking entries for its annual logo contest for the 16th annual Marquette Area Blues Fest, to be held over Labor Day weekend 2019 in Marquette. Area artists, students, and blues enthusiasts are encouraged ...

When depression hits

Community

Dear Annie: I want people to know that depression can happen to someone even if her life appears wonderful. I know from experience. A few years ago, I had just married a wonderful man and moved to a beautiful home in a fun new city. I had been looking forward to these changes for months. ...

Engler out at MSU now, board of trustees says

Michigan News

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University's Board of Trustees said today that interim president John Engler's resignation is effective immediately. The board acted a day after Engler said he'd step down next week amid fallout from remarks he made about some victims of former sports ...

Weather

Records

Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. Lows around 4 above inland to around 10 above at the shore. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent. Friday, colder. Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Highs 7 to 12 above. Inland, ...

Stocks

Records

AT&T ..................... 30.56 Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. .8.71 DowDuPont..............55.40 Exxon ...................... 71.64 Flagstar.....................28.55 Ford ........................... 8.29 General Electric ........ 8.98 IBM ...................... ...

Lottery

Records

DETROIT (AP) — These Michigan lotteries were drawn Wednesday: Classic Lotto 47 06-25-28-31-38-42 Est. jackpot: $1.55 million Poker Lotto KH-4C-2D-4D-10H Midday Daily 3 3-6-2 Midday Daily 4 2-3-8-0 Daily 3 8-8-6 Daily 4 8-4-4-9 Fantasy 5 14-22-23-33-37 Est ...

Witchcraft, wizardry

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A little wizardry and wand-making took place in the Peter White Public Library’s Youth Services Center Monday evening for the first meeting of Dumbledore’s Army, a Harry Potter-centered library program for second- through fifth-graders. Sarah Rehborg, head of Youth Services, ...

Defender’s Office lease approved

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Public Defender’s Office now has an official home, as the Marquette County Board of Commissioners has approved the lease of a suite in a building along West Washington Street to house the office. With Commissioners Joe Derocha and Bill Nordeen absent from ...

Decision on Whetstone tax ordinance delayed

Front Page News

MARQUETTE —The Marquette Township Board opted to delay consideration of the first reading of an ordinance that alters property taxes for Whetstone Village Apartments until its next meeting. Trustees expressed concerns about the proposed duration of the payment in lieu of taxes, or PILT, as ...

Council discusses fowl ordinance, city hall security measures

Local

ISHPEMING — Chickens are one step closer to being able to legally call residential areas of Ishpeming home. The Ishpeming City Council on Jan. 9 unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance that will allow residents to keep up to six hens within city limits. City Attorney Bonnie ...

PWPL offers streaming service for patrons

Local

MARQUETTE — The film streaming service Kanopy is now available to Peter White Public Library patrons. Library cardholders can access up to four movies a month by visiting peterwhite.kanopy.com. A library barcode and an email address is needed to sign up for the service. Patrons have 72-hours ...

Police ID injured snowmobiler

Local

MUNISING — Police have released the identity of the snowmobiler who sustained serious injuries in a single-snowmobile accident on Trail 8 near Melstrand in Alger County around 11 p.m. Sunday. The operator of the snowmobile is identified as 55-year-old Todd Cantile of Rockford, according to ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Hope Free Lutheran dinner Sunday ISHPEMING — The monthly community dinner at Hope Free Lutheran Church located in west Ishpeming will be at 5 p.m. Sunday. This month’s menu features traditional lasagna and chicken cordon bleu lasagna. The dinner is free of charge and everyone is ...

Holiday spending up

Community

Dear Annie: Christmas used to be a time that I enjoyed. I have always enjoyed spending time with siblings and cousins who live in other cities and catching up with them. Over the years, our families have grown. Our older children have grown, and they have children of their own. Some of the ...