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Manager to hold office hours

Local

MARQUETTE — Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is “intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community ...

DNR advisory council to meet

Region

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council is scheduled to discuss a deer season recap, off-road vehicle licenses, trail permits and a seasonal restrictions land-use order, as well as an update on oak wilt, when the council ...

Exchange Club aids Ishpeming High School football team

Spotlight

Exchange Club of Marquette County member Geno Angeli, left, presents a $1,000 check to George Niemi, head coach of the Ishpeming High School football team. Team members volunteer during the set-up of the International Food Fest the club sponsors annually over the Fourth of July holiday. The ...

Range Bank donates to Big Brothers Big Sisters

Spotlight

Range Bank recently donated $572 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette, whose goal is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. The funds were raised from employee dress down days, where employees donate money to wear jeans to work. ...

Casperson selected for Class of 2019 Up and Coming Lawyers

Spotlight

MARQUETTE — Michigan Lawyers Weekly has selected Alexandria Casperson, for the Class of 2019 “Up and Coming Lawyers.” This program is dedicated to saluting Michigan lawyers who, in their first 10 or fewer years of practice, are setting the standard for other attorneys. Alexandria ...

IncredibleBank donates to Start the Cycle in Marquette

Spotlight

During the Marquette open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for IncredibleBank, celebrating their new name and their commitment to community, a check was presented to Start the Cycle in recognition of their dedication to building confidence and self-esteem in local at-risk youth. Start the ...

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; ...

Mystery book club to meet

Community

MARQUETTE — Once Upon A Crime, the book group for Mystery Lovers, will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Dandelion Cottage Room at the Peter White Public Library to discuss “A Rising Man” by Abir Makheijee. In Calcutta, India, in 1919, Capt.Wyndham, a former Scotland Yard detective, with ...

Dear Annie

Community

Dear Annie: I am the proud owner of a flip cellphone, and I probably wouldn’t have it if public telephones still existed. I use about 100 minutes a month and have sent, in my lifetime, no more than 300 text messages, most of them one or two words in response to a text sent to me. I use no ...

iGym levels playing field for disabled, able-bodied children

Michigan News

ANN ARBOR (AP) — One Kreps brother uses a wheelchair and the other doesn’t, yet they are able to play sports together on a level playing field thanks to an augmented reality system developed at the University of Michigan. The technology, called iGYM, allows people with mobility ...

Overdose victims found by kids

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — Two girls — ages 8 and 6 — discovered four overdose victims at a Detroit house, including their mother who was among three who died. First-responders used the overdose-reversing drug, Naloxone, to revive a 32-year-old man about 4 p.m. Sunday on the city’s east side, ...

Mom charged in toddler’s death

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit woman was charged Monday with murder in the death of her 20-month-old son. Rhionna Nichols, 20, was arraigned on murder, child abuse and torture charges. Prosecutors accused Nichols of causing head trauma that led to her son’s death. She was jailed without ...

Slippery slope

Front Page News

NEGAUNEE — Morning commuters were met with icy roads this morning as freezing drizzle hit the area, although no major accidents were reported. However, some school districts closed for the day. Because of the icy road conditions, Marquette Area Public Schools and North Star Montessori ...

Reducing victims’ trauma

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Recounting a traumatic experience can often add to the suffering of a victim, especially if the process must be repeated. The Superior Child Advocacy Center, which will be used with the adoption of a county-wide child abuse protocol, will streamline the forensic interview ...

Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

Front Page News

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the ...

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 ...

UpNorth Lodge supports UPAWS

Spotlight

UPAWS was fortunate and honored to be selected again this year for a special night at UpNorth Lodge and it was an amazing night. The ‘Bike Night’ area was packed and people were generously donating for a chance to win some of the great raffle prizes donated by UpNorth and our sponsor for ...