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Groundbreaking set in Curtis

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CURTIS — The Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis, will have a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on the new Erickson Center Performing Arts Theatre. The event will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3. All are welcome. Call the ECA for more information at 906-586-9974.

Cemetery Tour will be July 15

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center presents: 15th Annual Cemetery Walking Tour, its ever-popular walking tour at Holy Cross Cemetery, on July 15. New this year, this will be a self-guided tour to allow for social distancing. Stop by the chapel and pick up a map, then walk the ...

Art reception will be July 3

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CURTIS — The Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis, and SaveArtSpace present the U.S. 2 Public Art Exhibition Artist Reception from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, July 3. The event will be in the Waterfront Gallery. It will be a chance to meet the Northern Michigan artists chosen for the one of a kind ...

Pair arraigned in relation to Schoolcraft County shooting

Local

GLADSTONE — Trevor Gault, 33, was arraigned at the 93rd District Court on Monday for his alleged involvement with a shooting in Schoolcraft County on June 17. The Michigan State Police Gladstone Post said Gault was charged with assault with intent to murder and felony firearms with bond ...

Schoolcraft courthouse reopens after Wednesday damage

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MANISTIQUE — The Manistique Public Safety Department responded to a report of malicious destruction of property Wednesday morning at the Schoolcraft County Courthouse, where a vehicle had driven onto the front lawn of the courthouse causing major damage to the grass, according to a press ...

Gwinn High School award and scholarship winners, Class of 2020

Spotlight

GWINN —Gwinn High School has announced the recipients of awards and scholarships from the Class of 2020: Valedictorian - Karlee Walker Salutatorian - Zaida Pearson Betty Coran Award - Emily Curtice E.l. Miller Award - Caleb Anderson American Legion Auxiliary - Martina ...

Salminen wins Jackson scholarship

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NEGAUNEE — Erik Salminen was recently selected to receive the North Jackson Company Scholarship in the amount of $500. Erik will be attending the University of Michigan to pursue a degree in Neuroscience. North Jackson Company began its scholarship program in 2001 to honor and support ...

Attwell named winner of NATO scholarship

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SUSSEX, Wis. — The National Association of Theatre Owners of Wisconsin & Upper Peninsula named Deidre Attwell as a $2,000 scholarship recipient. Deidre is a 2020 graduate from Marquette Senior High School. Deidre will attend Michigan State University this fall. Deidre is employed at ...

Area students make Dean’s List at various colleges, universities

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Northland College ASHLAND, Wis. — Northland College has named the following students to the dean’s list for outstanding academic performance during the winter 2019-2020 term. To qualify for the dean’s list, full-time students must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 ...

Dear Annie: Hiding the new baby from family

Community

Dear Annie:Two and a half years ago, while my business was doing well, my marriage of 30+ years wasn’t. It was that same old case of drifting apart due to the pressures of life. Our kids had left home except for one, and we looked at downsizing. We signed up for a new apartment, so we had ...

Cowboys see ranching challenges in Zuni Mountains amid virus

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MCGAFFEY, N.M. (AP) — Two cowboys rode their horses on a pasture below the McKenzie Ridge in the Zuni Mountains a recent afternoon checking out the cows. They rode gently to avoid scaring the herd that was grazing at the center of a 320-acre pasture Kevin Marquez has been leasing along ...

30+ virus cases linked to bar

Michigan News

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than 30 cases of the coronavirus have been linked to a popular bar near Michigan State University, health officials said Wednesday as they urged people to self-quarantine if they had visited the business. People who were at Harper’s in East Lansing between ...

Detroit automakers take big steps in annual quality survey

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit-area automakers made their strongest showing ever in an annual survey of vehicle quality, as once-dominant Japanese brands faded. The annual survey by J.D. Power also found that luxury brands performed below the industry average, often because they come equipped with ...

3 charged after medical examiner rules teen’s death homicide

Michigan News

KALAMAZOO (AP) — Three staff members of a Michigan youth center have been charged in the death of a Black teenager who died while being restrained after throwing a sandwich, Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting announced Wednesday. Cornelius Fredericks, 16, died May 1, two days after ...

India to survey 29 million New Delhi residents

Coronavirus

NEW DELHI (AP) — India says it will carry out a massive survey for the coronavirus targeting the entire population in New Delhi of 29 million. Officials will go each household to record each resident’s health details, and administer a test for the virus to those who show or report ...

2 Koreas mark war anniversary after pause in rising tensions

Coronavirus

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea today marked the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War with largely subdued commemorations amid the coronavirus pandemic, a day after the North abruptly halted a pressure campaign against the South. South Korea issued a joint ...

Vote to extend Putin’s rule faces little protest in Russia

Coronavirus

MOSCOW (AP) — They’ve offered prizes ranging from gift certificates to cars and apartments. They’ve put up billboards and enlisted celebrities to urge a “yes” vote. They’ve encouraged state-run businesses like hospitals and schools to pressure employees to register at the ...

Qantas cuts 6,000 jobs

Coronavirus

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Qantas plans to cut at least 6,000 jobs and keep 15,000 more workers on extended furloughs as Australia's largest airline tries to survive the coronavirus pandemic. Qantas announced a plan today to reduce costs by billions of dollars and raise fresh capital. ...