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Marquette County Board addresses USW concerns

Local

MARQUETTE — Local members of the United Steelworkers Union stated concerns to the Marquette County Board of Commissioners at its regular Tuesday meeting in regard to hearsay about the county mine inspector position. USW local chapters 4950 and 4974 released a statement prior to the ...

Dems pick Whitmer, Escobar for Trump State of Union response

Michigan News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Feb. 4. Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas will deliver the Spanish-language response. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck ...

Murder case bound over

Front Page News

By CLARISSA KELL Escanaba Daily Press MENOMINEE — A Bark River man, charged in the murder of his adoptive father, was bound over to Menominee County Circuit Court Friday morning. District Court Judge Robert Jamo made his decision after weighing testimony, evidence and arguments ...

Newberry fire victims unharmed

Local

NEWBERRY — The resident and pet residing in a house that caught on fire Friday morning are unharmed. Troopers Hills, Robbins and Sgt. Browne of the Michigan State Police Sault Ste. Marie Post responded to a reported house fire at approximately 12:16 a.m. Friday on County Road 363 in ...

Board discusses potential partnerships, parking ordinance

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A possible partnership with the sheriff’s office for a weighmaster position, a parking ordinance in Sawyer Township and potential plans for the repair of County Road 607 were all discussed by the Board of Marquette County Road Commissioners at its meeting Monday. The board ...

Being good to each other is a great idea

Community

I once wrote to a friend thanking him for a comment he made when I visited him shortly after the death of his wife. Reminiscing over their years together, he explained the reason for their successful marriage in one simple, yet profound, expression of love. “We were good to each other,” he ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Public invited to Ethnic Dinner MARQUETTE — Northern Center for Lifelong Learning is issuing an invitation for the general public to attend an Ethnic Dinner at Chez Nous in Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Complex at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12. The deadline for reservations is Jan. 30. ...

Fatal fire victims ID’d by police

Local

ST. IGNACE — The identity of the two victims of the fatal structure fire in Portage Township which occurred last Saturday have been released. The victims have been identified as 69-year-old Mary Burton and 72-year-old Rodney Lafond, a press release from the Michigan State Police St. Ignace ...

State briefing

Michigan News

Couple dies in fire saving pets KALKASKA TOWNSHIP (AP) — A couple died Thursday in a northern Michigan house engulfed in flames as they tried to save their pets, authorities said. Kalkaska County sheriff's officials said fire broke out early Thursday morning at the Kalkaska Township home ...

Teen rescued from ice on bay

Local

MUNISING — A teen was rescued from the ice of Munising Bay Tuesday. At approximately 9:20 p.m., the Alger County Sheriff’s Office received a call from 17-year-old James Zielinski on Munising Bay who advised officers that he was on the ice near the Munising City Dock and the ice was ...

Volunteer opportunities

Community

Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by calling 315-2607 — the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should contact the agencies ...

New at Peter White Public Library

Community

Winter is in full swing and after enjoying your winter sport, whether it is skiing, hiking or snow shoveling, when it is time for you to sit and relax, you may want to do a little reading. Here are a few new adult non-fiction books you may be interested in. Hope you find one or two you ...

MAPS to hold meeting Monday

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Kaufman Auditorium. Agenda items include acceptance of bids for Sandy Knoll Elementary School wall replacement and the the Marquette Senior High School natatorium.

Gofer work disappointing gig for a new employee

Community

D EAR ABBY:I recently landed a new job and was excited about doing work that would be directly in line with my education and background. I left a job of more than a decade to pursue this field. My problem is, I’m being asked to carry luggage, make coffee, run errands, etc. This was not in my ...

Connecting is a struggle online

Community

D ear Annie: I’m 29 and single. I’m proud to have worked my butt off since college and am now seeing the fruits of my labor. I’ve got the dream job that I’m passionate about, am making good money and have the most amazing group of loved ones and mentors. The cherry on top of it all ...

Don’t feed the deer

Community

Dear Heloise: Thank you for alerting pet owners that MALE DEER can be aggressive and violent with household pets during the rutting season. I have lived with deer in our neighborhood in San Antonio for almost 40 years. We have always given them a wide berth and enjoyed seeing them from a ...

A variety of pulmonary testing options available

Community

DEAR DR. ROACH: DEAR DR. ROACH: What tests check for emphysema? Are they the same tests for COPD? My age is 80. — P.T. ANSWER: There are two main forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The main risk factor is cigarette smoking, but there are other ...

Stopping the vicious cycle of worry

Community

Q: I really struggle with worrying about ... well, almost everything. Do you have any practical suggestions for controlling my anxiety and keeping my perspective? Jim: Let me turn back the clock to a well-known author and speaker, Dale Carnegie. Although he died in 1955, his books and ...

The Motley Fool

Community

Ask the Fool Hostile Maneuvers Q: Can you explain hostile takeovers? — K.W., Walnut Creek, California A: Sure. A hostile takeover is, as you might have guessed, when one company buys another — against its will. That’s unlike the norm, when two companies agree to merge and share ...