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Dale Ollila sworn in as NARFE Area 3 Vice President

Spotlight

Dale Ollila of Marquette, third from left, was recently sworn in as Area 3 vice president for the Michigan Federation of National Active and Retired Federal Employees. NARFE National President Kenneth Thomas, far left, conducted the ceremony in East Tawas, at the NARFE state meeting. Other ...

Eastwood gets Commitment to Quality Award

Spotlight

Eastwood Nursing Center has been recognized as a 2019 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living for its commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The distinction is the first ...

Paul Harris Fellows recognized

Spotlight

Anna Dravland, founder of “Spread Goodness Day,” and Tom Lakenen, creator of Lakenenland, were recently recognized as Paul Harris Fellows for their contributions to the community by John and Marny Weting at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Marquette. The recognition is named after Paul ...

Joy Named director of NMU Honors Program

Spotlight

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University Professor Michael Joy is the new director of the NMU Honors Program after serving a decade as assistant director. Students in the program engage in an interdisciplinary curriculum that enables them to earn general education credits in small, ...

Dear Annie

Community

Dear Annie. New Year’s: It’s time for new resolutions. I’m ashamed to say that mine will be the same it is every year. My goal is to get into shape. Each year, I start with a few workouts but quickly fall back into my old lazy routine and let my diet slip. I’ve tried joining a gym, ...

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; ...

UPCM creativity series continues

Community

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum’s Second Thursday Creativity Series will feature “Princesses and Pirates” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday. The public is invited to join in for princess and pirate-themed crafts, creative snacks and live music. Participants can enjoy ...

Thursday meeting for TMCRG

Community

MARQUETTE — The Transition Marquette County Reading Group will meet to discuss “The Archipelago of Hope” by Gleb Raygorodetsky at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Dandelion Cottage Room at Peter White Public Library in Marquette. Nobody knows the reality of climate change better than Indigenous ...

Yarnwinders group to meet

Community

MARQUETTE — Yarnwinders Fiber Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Arts and Culture Center of the Peter White Public Library. The program will be on pick up on a Rigid Heddle loom.

Legion post fish fry Friday

Community

MARQUETTE — American Legion Post 44 will have a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Friday in the post at 700 W. Bluff St., Marquette. Whitefish, shrimp or chicken strips are available along with the choice of baked potato or french fries. All meals include the salad bar. The Legion Auxiliary will be ...

Climate lobby group to gather

Community

MARQUETTE — The public is invited to join the Marquette chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby for the group’s monthly meeting in the Lions Room of the Peter White Public Library at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The national CCL group will present a video-conference to the local chapters ...

DAR chapter to meet at Big Boy

Community

MARQUETTE — The Onagomingkway chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its monthly meeting from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Marquette, Big Boy, 1950 U.S. 41 W, Marquette. Anyone with questions about genealogy and joining DAR is invited to bring those and they will be ...

Auditions for ‘Monologues’ set

Community

MARQUETTE — Open auditions for a production of “The Vagina Monologues” will take place from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Peter White Public Library in the lower level. Denise Clark is producing the play. Female actresses age 18 and older and those who identify as female or non-binary are ...

Ballot drive to bar LGBTQ discrimination begins in Michigan

Michigan News

LANSING — A group launched a 2020 ballot initiative Tuesday to expand Michigan’s civil rights law to include anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people, a step that would put the issue to voters if the Republican-led Legislature does not pass the measure. Fair and Equal Michigan, a ...

James raises $3.5M, Peters $2.5M in Michigan’s Senate race

Michigan News

LANSING — Republican challenger John James raised $3.5 million in the last three months of 2019, topping Democratic incumbent Gary Peters by $1 million in Michigan’s U.S. Senate race. It was the second straight quarterly fundraising victory for James, a businessman and combat veteran. He ...

Police chief gets probation

Michigan News

BLOOMFIELD HILLS (AP) — A suburban Detroit police chief has been sentenced to one year of probation and 30 days of community service after pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge. Lake Angelus Police Chief Michael Farley was also ordered Monday by an Oakland County judge to pay more ...

Fire at First Baptist Church

Superior History

MARQUETTE — An historic Marquette sandstone building met its end by fire 55 years ago this past Sunday, a few days after the new year of 1965. A crowd estimated by one observer at almost 1,000 people gathered to watch the structure burn. Some even brought a picnic lunch. The First ...

History quiz

Superior History

Q: This Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner was born in Ishpeming. Answer: Glenn T. Seaborg was an American chemist whose involvement in the synthesis, discovery and investigation of 10 transuranium elements earned him a share of the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He was born in Ishpeming on ...

What’s in a name?

Front Page News

This article has been updated to reflect a change in the name of a Facebook group. MARQUETTE — Kaufman Auditorium on Monday night was packed with people giving, or listening to, varying ideas on whether to discontinue the Marquette Senior High School nicknames of Redmen and Redettes. The ...

Piggott named new medical director at MCHD

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — On Jan. 1, Dr. Kevin Piggott once again became medical director for the Marquette County Health Department. Having been a physician in Marquette for over 30 years, Piggott comes with years of experience and two years of direct experience as he formerly served as Marquette ...