News

Regional briefing

Region

Accidental shooting injures child IRON RIVER — The Iron River Police Department is investigating an accidental shooting involving a 4-year-old at an Iron River residence on Thursday. Police said that at about 7 p.m. Thursday, an officer was dispatched to the residence, and upon arrival, it ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Malaysia presentation held Sept. 19 MARQUETTE — The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present “Malaysia by Train, Bus and Boat.” Sandi Poindexter will discuss her solo travels through the country from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 11 in room B101 of the Superior Dome. Last March, Poindexter ...

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; ...

New at Peter White Public Library

Community

If you’ve been reading as many books as possible on your summer list, there’s still time to grab a few more from the new juvenile shelf as August comes to a close. “Because of the Rabbit” by Cynthia Lord is a quick, feel-good encouraging read to start the school year. The night ...

Unlearning enabling behavior

Community

Dear Annie: My mother has been a bad drug addict for most of my life. Ive gotten used to taking care of her, but something happened. My sister followed in her footsteps. She moved away and is badly addicted to multiple drugs. My family has tried to get her to come home, but she makes excuses ...

Fellow Democrat declares Whitmer’s roads plan dead

Front Page News

LANSING — The minority leader of the Michigan House said Thursday that Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed 45-cents-a-gallon fuel tax hike is dead in the Republican-led Legislature, adding that there are other kinds of tax increases that could pay for much-needed road ...

Marquette Econ Club speakers announced

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Individuals from many walks of life are on the slate of speakers for the Economic Club of Marquette County’s 2019-20 program season. The same could be said for the club in general. “Our membership represents a diverse group of industries and includes individuals and ...

Seasonal weather changes arrive to area

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Many area residents may have noticed leaves changing, winds howling, rains falling and temperatures sinking over the past week. Although fall doesn’t technically start until Sept. 23, it appears some of the telltale signs have arrived; and more is likely in store, as ...

UPSET assists DEA with cannabis eradication program

Local

MARQUETTE — Concerns were raised among Skandia and surrounding residents when an increase in law enforcement presence and helicopters were seen flying over residential areas Wednesday afternoon. The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team assisted the U.S. Drug Enforcement Association ...

Stage is set for some blues

Local

The stage for the 16th annual Marquette Area Blues Fest is pictured Friday morning at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. The fest will kick off tonight with a free concert. Gates open at 5 p.m. with music by Eliza Neals beginning at 6 p.m, followed by the Jimmys at 8 p.m. The Blues Fest, ...

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 ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

Local

State average: $2.63 $2.88 Munising (Holiday) $2.84 Ontonagon (Holiday) $2.75 Ironwood (Holiday) $2.73 Manistique (Krist) $2.69 Harvey (Holiday) $2.67 Marquette Twp. (Meijer) $2.67 Hancock (Holiday) $2.65 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.62 Marquette (Admiral) $2.56 Negaunee ...

Michigamme steamer benefit set

Local

MICHIGAMME — A benefit for the Michigamme 1900 Steamer Engine House is planned from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the Michigamme Community Building. The event will be a spaghetti dinner also including salad, garlic bread and dessert. A donation for the meal can be given at the door. The benefit is ...

Retired Gwinn teachers to meet

Local

GWINN — Retired teachers and friends of Gwinn Area Community Schools will meet for lunch at noon Tuesday at the Crossroads Restaurant and Lounge. Reservations are not needed: just show up.

Gwinn board has special meeting

Local

GWINN — The Gwinn Area Community Schools Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Gwinn Middle/High School library. On the agenda will be a closed executive session and ratification of the Gwinn Education Association contract.

Citizens advisory councils meet

Local

MARQUETTE — There will be a joint meeting of the east and west Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Councils at 3 p.m. Sept. 11 in Ballroom 1 of the Northern Center at Northern Michigan University. For more information, contact Stacy Welling Haughey at 906-226-1331.

Renowned watercolorist Nita Engle passes away at 93

Local

MARQUETTE — The nation has lost one of its prominent watercolor artists with the passing of renowned artist and Marquette resident Nita Engle on Thursday at age 93. Engle, who was born to Swedish immigrants in Negaunee on Sept. 30, 1925, attended high school in Marquette and the current ...

Police search for missing Marquette man

Local

MARQUETTE — Police are searching for Jody Dean Howe, 58, of Marquette as part of a missing person investigation and are asking for the public’s assistance. Howe was last seen at his residence on Aug. 21 and was reported missing by his family on Wednesday. As of this morning, the ...