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Chocolay Township to conduct manager interviews Thursday

Local

MARQUETTE — The Chocolay Township Board will conduct up to three interviews with candidates for the township manager position during its meeting at 5:30 on Thursday at the Chocolay Township Hall. Agenda materials do not contain information on how many candidates will be interviewed their ...

Pilot found deceased after crash

Local

ONTONAGON — A pilot was found deceased at 3 p.m. Sunday after the Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Office and the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department received information on Saturday related to a possible missing airplane. The aircraft had departed the Gogebic County Airport and was destined ...

Menominee Township man charged

Local

MENOMINEE — A Menominee Township man has been arrested and arraigned on the charges of assault with intent to murder and attempted murder after allegedly “intentionally striking” a man with his vehicle, according to the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department. The man struck with the ...

Fluid leak on U.S. 41 contained

Local

MARQUETTE — A large hydraulic fluid leak was contained after it was reported at 9 a.m. Monday on U.S. 41 near Marquette County Road 492 in Marquette Township. The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were dispatched to the area, with the driver identified as an employee of ...

Negaunee City Band to perform

Community

NEGAUNE — The Negaunee City Band plays its final concert of the 2019 season at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Outdoor Performing Arts Center at the east end of Iron Street. Music from two musicals will be highlighted, with selections from “Oliver!” including “Consider Yourself,” ...

Program on local water coming up

Community

MARQUETTE — Rick Aho will present a program for the Northern Center for Lifelong Learning on our local water supply, where it comes from and how we can protect it. The presentation will be in the Heritage Room of the Peter White Public Library from 2-4 p.m. Thursday. Admission is $3 for ...

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: Recently, I got married after being single and a widow for 23 years. My husband and I are in our late 70s and very active. We went on a tour to the Midwest. There was a very attractive 70-plus woman with whom I noticed my husband flirting, and she with him. I mentioned that I did ...

Carson City graduate wins skeet championship with 1 thumb

Michigan News

CARSON CITY — The thumbs up — a universal sign that everything is all right. On June 15, Aiden Adkins, 17, a recent graduate from Carson City-Crystal High School (CC-C), posed for photos with a championship belt buckle courtesy of the Michigan Scholastic Clay Target Program after he won ...

Ford shows most powerful street-legal Mustang with 760 hp

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — The most powerful street-legal Ford Mustang ever built will go on sale this fall. A 5.2-liter supercharged V8 will crank out 760 horsepower in the 2020 Shelby GT500. The new version has a beefed-up suspension and brakes. It also has a seven-speed automatic transmission that ...

Hearing set on Franklin’s will

Michigan News

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A judge is expected to consider a request for a handwriting expert to examine wills discovered in couch cushions after Aretha Franklin’s death. A hearing is scheduled today in Oakland County Probate Court, north of Detroit. A handwritten 2014 document shows Franklin ...

Ex-UAW official sentenced

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A former United Auto Workers vice president has been sentenced to 15 months in prison in a scheme that funneled cash from a job training center in Detroit toward personal uses. Norwood Jewell appeared Monday in U.S. District Court in Detroit. He is the highest ranking labor ...

State gas prices fall 10 cents

Michigan News

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have fallen 10 cents from a week ago to about $2.75 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club said Monday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded is about 17 cents less than a year ago. It adds prices could ...

Protecting water

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The practices and ecosystems surrounding headwaters are critical for the quality of water and life in communities downstream. At the Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy’s Indian Lake Watershed Preserve Complex, visitors can find a protected area containing a wealth of wetlands and ...

Grants spruce up facades

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Visitors to Marquette’s downtown might notice several buildings undergoing changes to their facades this summer and throughout the coming months. This is due to a series of facade improvement grants awarded to downtown properties by the Marquette Downtown Development ...

Sawyer sewer project eyed

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners will consider a recommendation to enter into a contract with GEI Consultants to complete a grant project that will improve the influent pumping system of the K.I. Sawyer Water/Wastewater Department to 6 p.m. today in the Henry A. Skewis ...

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 ...