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Man injured in snowmobile crash

Local

MARQUETTE — A man was injured in a snowmobile crash that occurred on Thursday in Sands Township. The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office reported that deputies responded to a snowmobile accident at 2:33 p.m. Thursday on the railroad tracks near Trail 8 about half a mile south of Station ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

Local

State average: $2.63 $2.64 Munising (Holiday) $2.62 Sault (Marathon) $2.59 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.56 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.48 Hancock (Holiday) $2.46 Negaunee (Holiday) $2.41 Marquette Township (Meijer) $2.41 Marquette (Holiday) $2.38 Baraga (Pines) $2.36 Marquette ...

Artists encouraged to apply

Region

ONTONAGON — Applications are being accepted for the Porcupine Mountains Artist-in-Residence Program for the 2020 spring, summer and fall and 2021 winter residencies. The Artist-in-Residence Program is open to artists and artisans whose work can be influenced by the unique northern ...

Junior American Citizens poster contest winners announced

Spotlight

The local Onagomingkway DAR Chapter of Michigan announces the winners of the Junior American Citizens annual poster contest. This year’s theme was the “100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment: American Women Rise and Shine.” Both first place winners Grace Shandonay, and Melody Nowicki, ...

Superior Collision, Rotary Club aid JJ Packs

Spotlight

A directed contribution of $5,000 by Brad and Christy Miller of Superior Collision through the Rotary Club of Marquette’s Golf Outing was presented to Kristin Marchiol, center, of JJ Packs to provide weekend meals to 230 children in the Marquette Area Public Schools by co-presidents Kristen ...

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: My husband and I have been married for five years. We are in our early 30s and child-free. We talked about having children before we got married. At the time, we were both very much on the fence. We promised to keep checking in with each other and having honest conversations about ...

Erickson center program offered

Community

MARQUETTE — The Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis, offers a Cookies and Canvas Family Paint Class — “HAPPY PENGUIN!” from 2-4:30- p.m. Sunday. Join instructor Linda Anderson for a family canvas class. “Cookies and Canvas” is open to adults and children ages 5 and up (children ...

Dance at Rock center Sunday

Community

ROCK — A dance is planned at the Rock Senior Center, 3892 W. Mapleridge Road, from 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Music will be provided by Old Friends. The cost is $5 per person. Lunch will be available. For more information, call Becky at 906-630-3338.

Zonta grant apps being accepted

Community

MARQUETTE — The Zonta Club of the Marquette Area is currently accepting applications for its 2020 Grant Cycle. Every year, the Zonta Club of the Marquette Area grants approximately $5,000 to the community. Funds are raised through their annual Koeze Nut Sale, according to a press release. ...

What’s flying

Community

“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” - Anton Chekhov Finding happiness in winter can be more challenging without the warm temperatures, blossoms, sweet fragrances, fluttering butterflies and birds songs of spring and summer. It clearly takes more ...

Man blamed for green I-696 ooze left barrels on Thumb land

Michigan News

MARION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Environmental regulators found barrels scattered across land in Michigan’s Thumb region that’s owned by the now-imprisoned owner of a shuttered electroplating business that leaked a green substance containing a known cancer-causing contaminant onto the ...

Free cleaning eases burden of Battle Creek woman with cancer

Michigan News

By NICK BUCKLEY Battle Creek Enquirer AP Member Exchange BATTLE CREEK — Danielle Smith and Angela Pitcher looked like longtime friends as they sat comfortably on a couch, sharing laughter and tears, chatting for the better part of an hour. Smith, 27, was lively and candid as she ...

Judge won’t compel health system to fund doctor’s defense

Michigan News

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge declined for now to compel a Michigan-based health system to advance legal costs for a doctor’s defense against murder charges in the deaths of 25 Ohio hospital patients. U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh in Michigan concluded Wednesday it’s in ...

Shooting found to be justified

Michigan News

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan sheriff’s deputy was justified in fatally shooting an armed man in November, a prosecutor said Thursday. Kent County Deputy James Davis has been cleared of any misconduct in the Nov. 24 shooting of Steven Forrest Saucier, Kent County ...

Pedestrian bridges planned

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A design has been selected for five pedestrian bridges that will traverse a Detroit freeway as part of an international bridge project that will connect the city to Windsor, Ontario, Canada, officials announced Thursday. The spans over Interstate 75 in southwest Detroit will ...

Ishpeming City Council sets catastrophic water-use policy

Front Page News

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council approved a policy Wednesday that will allow a one-time adjustment to residential water bills in the event of a leak or high usage. Ishpeming water customers in owner-occupied residential properties are able to apply for a one-time credit in the event ...

Rock the Socks

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Once again, Marquette Alternative High School’s annual Rock the Socks campaign has collected thousands of socks for those in need. This year’s donations totaled 5,652 pairs of socks. The event, which began seven years ago in the classroom of Marquette Alternative High ...

25 acres protected in Marquette

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The permanent protection of 25 acres of diverse, yet contiguous natural areas within the city of Marquette has been announced by the Harbour View Development Corp. and the Superior Watershed Partnership and Land Conservancy. The property includes a combination of forest types, ...

Jack Bergman visits Houghton, fields questions on voting record

Local

HOUGHTON — U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman fielded questions from constituents for close to an hour on topics ranging from impeachment to climate change during a question-and-answer session Saturday hosted by the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce. Bergman, R-Watersmeet, was asked about several votes, ...