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Learn Quest session apps out now

Community

MARQUETTE — Marquette Area Public Schools is accepting registrations for Session 2 of our first Learn Quest, a summer school program designed for innovative and unique hands-on teaching and learning. Session 2 will run from July 8-July 18, Mondays through Thursdays. Registration for Session ...

Michigan officials: Testing will uncover more lead in water

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan officials on Wednesday began raising public awareness of tougher sampling rules they expect to result in more drinking water systems exceeding limits for lead, a byproduct of new regulations enacted after Flint’s crisis. Samples now have to be taken not only from ...

Grim drowning underlines peril facing many migrants

Front Page News

MEXICO CITY — The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl tucked inside. Her arm was draped around his neck suggesting she clung to him in her final moments. The searing photograph ...

Williams Park project approved by Marquette City Commission

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission at its meeting Monday unanimously approved a professional services contract with GEI Consultants for design and construction oversight of the Williams Park athletic court renovation and Americans with Disabilities Act access project. Commissioners ...

Breakouts, burns and zingers: What to watch in the debates

Front Page News

WASHINGTON — Sixty seconds for answers, a television audience of millions and, for some candidates, a first chance to introduce themselves to voters. The back-to-back Democratic presidential debates beginning today are exercises in competitive sound bites featuring 20 candidates hoping to ...

Reservations needed for camping

Local

MUNISING — Reservations will be required for all camping in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore effective July 11. Campers can begin making reservations starting at 10 a.m. Thursday by going to www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. The reservation requirement will include all 67 ...

Richard P. Smith earns awards

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MARQUETTE — Richard P. Smith, a Marquette-based outdoors writer, has garnered two awards from the Michigan Outdoors Writers Association, which held its annual award ceremony and 75th anniversary conference recently at Crystal Mountain in downstate Thompsonville. Smith took second place in ...

‘MAMMA MIA!’

Local

Mamma Mia! The Forest Roberts Theatre at Northern Michigan University continues their summer season with a big, literally splashy production of “Mamma Mia!” With a book by Catherine Johnson and music and lyrics by Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, “Mamma Mia!” is the most successful ...

Negaunee Middle School announces honor roll

Spotlight

5th Grade - All As Madison Bero Broc Bonovetz Ainsley Brunette Owen Cardinal Emmeline Chaudier Lexi Ducoli Lola Ducoli Sonya Erva Cassie Feys Aurora Ghiardi Kennidy Glasheen Caden Grant Keira Heino Aubrey Hill Paige Hill Nicole Kerkela Norima Korsman Carson ...

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; ...

Area book program returns

Community

MARQUETTE — After a year-long hiatus, the One Book One Community program is making its comeback with a new name and a new partner. Two Books Two Communities expands the 13-year program with two book selections — both about Great Lakes — and a variety of events being held in both ...

Strawberry social in Trenary

Community

TRENARY — The Trenary United Methodist Church will host its annual Strawberry Social from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in Trenary. Shortcakes and sundaes will be featured. Donations wil be accepted with 10 percent donated back to the community.

Free meal at Grace Lutheran

Community

GWINN — Grace Lutheran Church in Gwinn will be serving its free monthly community meal from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 3. Everyone is invited to this Table of Grace at which pulled pork sandwiches and salads will be served. The handicapped accessible church is located at 558 W. M-35 ...

NAMI to host rally at Ore Dock

Community

MARQUETTE — National Alliance on Mental Illness Michigan will host its NAMIWalks Northern Michigan Kick-Off Rally from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Ore Dock Brewing Co. in Marquette. The NAMIWalks Kick-Off Rally is free, family-friendly event for all members of the Upper Peninsula to come together ...

Yooper words, identity to be mulled

Community

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library invites the public to attend a talk entitled, “Words and Yooper Identity,” by Dr. Wil Rankinen, assistant professor and undergrad program director, communication sciences and disorders, Grand Valley State University, part of the 2019 Summer ...

Northern Vegans to meet for dinner

Community

MARQUETTE — The public is invited to join Northern Vegans for a casual dinner at Temaki & Tea at 1401 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, at 6 p.m. July 10. Order a vegan dinner off the menu. All are welcome, no RSVP required. Visit northernvegans.com, Northern Vegans on Facebook, or call ...

Flea market in Negaunee set

Community

NEGAUNEE — On July 12, the free Friday Fancy Iron Flea Market wil be on Iron Street in Historic Downtown Negaunee. The schedule is 8 a.m. for set up, show up and set up, no registration, sales from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., rain or shine. Any questions call Marybeth at 475-0064 or ...