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County health board to meet

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Health will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Courthouse Annex, Marquette. For more info, visit www.mqthealth.org

Election board cancels meeting

Local

MARQUETTE — The meeting of the Marquette Election Board initially scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled due to a lack of agenda items, according to city officials. The board’s next meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. Jan. 30 so the board can appoint election inspectors for the March ...

PWPL board set to meet today

Local

MARQUETTE —The Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 5 p.m. today in the Shiras Room, second floor of the Peter White Public Library. This meeting is open to the public.

Dear Annie

Community

Dear Annie: I read “Dear Annie” now, just as I read “Ask Ann Landers” and “Dear Abby” starting in the 1950s. I hope you can give me some advice. My husband, “Fred,” and I have been married for 58 years. We met when we were both working in Washington, D.C. We were 18 years old. ...

Genealogical society set to meet

Community

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Genealogical Society is meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Shiras Room at Peter White Public Library. The public is welcome. The topic of the meeting this month is Genealogy Digital Magazines presented by Lynette Suckow from the library.

Klava Klub to meet Wednesday

Community

MARQUETTE — At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Peter White Public Library will host a meeting of its science fiction book group, Klava Klub, at The Crib, located at 401 N. Third St., Marquette. The book is “Spin” by Charles Wilson. As children, Jason, Diane and Tyler witness the Big ...

IHS Class of 1958 lunch meeting

Community

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming High School Class of 1958 will meet for lunch at 12:30 pm. Thursday at Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming. Spouses are welcome. The class meets at Jasper Ridge the third Thursday of every month. For more information, call 228-3066.

Up North Knitting Guild to meet

Community

MARQUETTE — The Up North Knitting Guild will have its November meeting on Thursday at the Peter White Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The program for the evening will be Garment Sizing and Fit. Members are to bring their current knitting projects and any show and tell. Plans for ...

Auto union now turns focus to Fiat Chrysler

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union on Monday turned its bargaining focus to Fiat Chrysler, raising the possibility of another strike against a Detroit automaker. Ford workers ratified their contract Friday night, while the union settled with General Motors last month after a ...

US group says 803 unbelted rear-seat passengers died in 2018

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — More than 800 rear-seat passengers who weren’t wearing seat belts were killed last year in U.S. traffic crashes, and a highway safety group says states aren’t making enough progress in getting people to buckle up. The Governors Highway Safety Association says in a report ...

Transgender policy changed

Michigan News

FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says her department is making it easier for transgender people to get a driver’s license or state ID card. Starting Monday, those wanting to correct the sex designation on their license can go to a branch office to have ...

6th fatality linked to virus

Michigan News

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — Michigan health authorities are reporting a 6th fatality linked to Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Berrien County Health Department officials said Monday the victim was one of two people who contracted the mosquito borne virus. The death occurred Saturday. Cases of ...

After Dorian: Local man helps rebuilding effort

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — It’s one thing for someone’s home to be destroyed following a natural disaster. But what happens when it’s an entire community? How do its residents begin to return to their former life, if that’s even possible? Self-reliance and a community coming together play a part, ...

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — To raise awareness of homelessness and inspire local action to address the issue, many area residents participated in the Walk a Mile In Their Shoes event for Homelessness Awareness Week on Saturday morning in Marquette. “We’re just trying to really get people involved in ...

Daily Do Goods

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — With National Homelessness Awareness Week running through Sunday, locals have come together in an effort to inspire community awareness and action by developing a list of “Daily Do Goods” that area residents can take part in on each day of the week, starting ...

‘Setting the Bottom Line in the Anthropocene’

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Humans have become the dominant influence on the planet’s climate and environment, marking the current geological age as the Anthropocene epoch. Due to this, scientists across the globe are urging humanity to recognize that our species can impact — for better or worse — the ...

Craig Street closure starts today

Local

MARQUETTE — Craig Street between Altamont Street and Adams Street in Marquette will be closed from 8 a.m. today through 7 p.m. Thursday, according to the city of Marquette. The closure “is necessary to repair a sanitary sewer lateral,” city officials said in an announcement.

‘Game of Thrones’ actor to speak

Local

MARQUETTE — Kristian Nairn, best known for his role as Hodor on the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” will be visiting Northern Michigan University on Tuesday. He will speak at 7 p.m. in Jamrich 1100. This event is open to the public. Admission is free for NMU students with a valid ID and ...

SHF accepting grant apps for 2020

Local

MARQUETTE — The Superior Health Foundation invites nonprofit organizations with a health-centered focus to submit a funding partnering request to be part of the SHF’s 2020 annual gala celebration. The SHF annual gala will be held Sept. 12 in the Northern Center at the campus of ...