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West end food pantry hours set

Local

ISHPEMING — Hope Free Lutheran Church located in west Ishpeming will hold food pantry hours from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 6. All are welcome and as in the past during the pandemic, drive up to the front doors and someone will bring a bag of groceries out to your car. The only ...

The Energy Show to air tonight

Local

MARQUETTE — The Energy Show, an Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition livestream series, will take place at 7 p.m. today with Mike Furmanski, the superintendent of Escanaba’s electric utility. Furmanski will explain the ins and outs of running the city of Escanaba's utility as well as ...

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 ...

906 Festival to be held Saturday

Local

CURTIS — The Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis, is hosting the third annual 906 Festival in Erickson Park on Saturday. The schedule: 8 a.m. vendor arrival/set-up 11 a.m. festival opens (free admission) 11 a.m.-5 p.m. artist/retail/non-profit vendors 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. food vendors ...

ORV route reopened after work

Local

HOUGHTON — A state-managed off-road vehicle route between the Portage Lift Bridge and Dollar Bay in Houghton County has been reopened after work was completed to create an interim bypass trail route. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced the re-opening after a county health ...

Northern Michigan University announces graduates

Spotlight

The following students from this area satisfied their degree requirements in May 2020. Certificate Baraga — Brandon Scroggs, CER-Electrical Line Technician; Brandt Tembreull, CER-Automotive Service Technology Bark River — Anthony McVay, CER-Welding Big Bay — Rebbekka Taylor, ...

Malik B, founding member of The Roots, dies at 47

Records

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Malik B, a rapper and founding member of The Roots, has died. He was 47. The group announced the death of the Philadelphia-born emcee in a social media post Wednesday. The cause of death was not released. Malik B, whose real name is Malik Abdul Basit, was a major ...

US death toll from the coronavirus hits 150,000

Front Page News

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The death toll from the coronavirus in the U.S. hit 150,000 on Wednesday, by the far the highest in the world, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. The bleak milestone comes amid signs that the nation's outbreak is beginning to stabilize in the Sun ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

Local

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago HOUGHTON — A tiny sawfly has turned ornamental yard trees ugly this summer in Houghton and Keweenaw counties. Earlier reports blamed a small wasp for ...

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 ...

Dear Annie

Community

Dear Annie: My daughter, “Connie,” left home when she was at 17 to join the army. I was going through a separation, and then divorce, from her father. Before leaving, she was very unruly and hard to handle. So her father and I decided to sign her up for the army since she was underage. I ...

May Quilliam and her family

Superior History

The Marquette Regional History Center recently featured May Malloy Quilliam in our annual cemetery walk. Mary Bridget “May” Malloy was born in Ontonagon, Michigan on May 13, 1897. She was the oldest of Hugh and Rose (McCaully) Malloy’s nine children. The family moved around a lot before ...

‘THANK YOU’: Janzen House can drive raises funds

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A “can do” attitude by Janzen House employees, residents and volunteers resulted in a “cool” result for the nonprofit organization. The residence along Spring Street, which provides shelter to people who are at risk of homelessness, needed a new refrigerator. But it also ...

Inspired Words at PWPL coming up

Local

MARQUETTE — Authors, poets, songwriters and listeners are invited to an outside edition of Inspired Words, at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 on the Peter White Public Library’s North Front Street steps. Share some of your recent work, be inspired by other writers, and get feedback from the listening ...

Flexibility key as schools look to reopen in the fall

Community

The spring of 2020 was unlike any semester for school districts around the country. And while plans for the upcoming school year are still in flux, many expect the return to classes to be just as different as educators deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and experience gleaned from an ...

Historic calendars now available

Local

ISHPEMING — Historic 2021 calendars featuring the Ishpeming area are now available at several West End locations. The Friends of the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library announce that their most recent calendar may be purchased at Rare Earth Goods and Cafe on Division Street and at the Main ...