Superiorland Yesterdays


EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago ESCANABA — High winds Thursday whipped a huge painting tarp covering the Escanaba water tower like a flag. Winds gusting up to 40 mph in the afternoon ...

Police Log


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 ...

Report notes Lakeshore Drive deck condition before demolition


HOUGHTON — The thinned-out, pockmarked H-pile beam would look unexceptional in a junkyard. At its spot near the Houghton City Council dais Wednesday night, it looked out of place. In the spot it had been for the previous 45 years, helping keep up the Lakeshore Drive parking deck, it was ...

Houghton OKs settlement with Walmart over suit


HOUGHTON — Houghton’s battle with Walmart over taxes is nearing an end. The Houghton City Council Wednesday approved a settlement agreement with Walmart regarding the city’s civil suit in U.S. District Court. The settlement lays out the terms of a new service agreement with Walmart ...

Vivid fall colors draw many to region


ESCANABA — In addition to being surrounded by three Great Lakes, the Upper Peninsula is graced with thick forests of various species of trees, whose seasonal changes make for displays that draw visitors in search of beautiful autumn color tours. While particular locations — like ...