News

Marking 40 years

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — While over 6,000 miles separate Marquette and Higashiomi, Japan, residents of the cities have built countless relationships and friendships over the past 40 years due to a sister city partnership. The past four decades of sister city-hood was celebrated in Marquette this week, ...

Marquette’s ‘Line in the Sand’

Superior History

MARQUETTE — The Berlin Wall, the DMZ between the two Koreas, and other no-man's-lands may stand out in world history, but it’s possible they could pale in comparison to another that tore a city apart, Marquette's Champion Street Bridge. The bridge, the first in the city to span the ...

Pine Ridge residents remain displaced

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Progress is being made, but there is still no timeline set for when Pine Ridge residents will get back into their homes, officials say. Marquette Housing Commission Executive Director Sharon Maki said that electrical inspections on the nine-story building have been completed ...

Work at Ishpeming project site continues

Front Page News

ISHPEMING — An empty lot on the corner of Division and Fourth streets in Ishpeming should be a bustling housing development sometime in the next 18 months. The Jasperlite Senior Housing project, which will consist of 36 rent-controlled residential housing units for senior citizens 55 ...

Marquette Mall to be torn down — mostly

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Mall, once home to over 50 establishments, including a cinema, a restaurant, an arcade and multiple speciality shops, is slated for partial demolition this fall. While much of the mall will be demolished, the western portion of the building will remain intact, ...

DNR confirms cougar report from Gogebic County

Front Page News

IRONWOOD — A mountain lion image caught on a landowner’s trail camera in Gogebic County has been confirmed as the state’s 39th cougar report since 2008. The cat was photographed July 7 in daylight hours northwest of Ironwood, in the far western portion of the Upper Peninsula. “This ...

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 ...

Two injured after three-vehicle crash

Local

HUMBOLDT — Two people were transported to the hospital by ambulance for severe injuries after a three-vehicle personal injury crash occurred in Humboldt Township Monday morning, according to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred around 10 a.m. Monday at the U.S. 41 ...

AT&T service out for several hours

Local

MARQUETTE — AT&T cell, long distance and 911 service was down for several hours in parts of western Marquette County on Tuesday. Marquette County Emergency Management announced the outage on its Facebook page, posting about it at 7:48 p.m. It also said someone was stationed at the ...

Bernie Ash paintings to be displayed

Community

MARQUETTE — Local artist Bernie Ash will auction five of his acrylic paintings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Lost Creek Community Center. Ash is a member of the Lost Creek Beautification Committee, a volunteer group of seniors who have several projects underway. Once such project is ...

Elks fish fry Friday

Community

MARQUETTE — Marquette Elks Lodge 405 fish fry is from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday. The public is welcome. Chef Jeff will make to order whitefish, baked or fried with a choice of lemon pepper, cajun, ragin cajun spices or plain. Shrimp and beer battered cod round out the seafood choices. Burgers and ...

Bay Cliff benefit Saturday

Community

LITTLE LAKE — Superior Harley Owners Group has its Bike Show for Bay Cliff this Saturday. The event will be start at Bald Eagle Harley Davidson in Marquette from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then a ride to the American Legion Post in Little Lake from 2-6 p.m. There will be music by The Reveal, ...

Hope Free grill out picnic planned

Community

ISHPEMING — Hope Free Lutheran Church, located in west Ishpeming, will hold a Grill-Out Picnic at 5 p.m. Sunday. Hamburgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, beans, chips and more will be served and indoor seating will be available. Groceries will also be available to those in need. Everyone is welcome ...

Copper mining celebration set

Community

ROCKLAND — All are invited to join in on Sunday for a celebration of copper mining history at Old Victoria in Rockland,. The 37th annual Old Victoria Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with refreshments served all afternoon. Don’t miss the old-fashioned kids games, held at ...

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; ...

Dear Annie

Community

Dear Annie: I have a problem I’ve been struggling with for quite some time. I am in my late 40s and have been married for over half my life. For the past five years or so, I have been dealing with the idea that I may be gay. I have always kind of felt that I could be, but I went the ...