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U.P. Rec Camp held at Bay Cliff

Local

MARQUETTE — Nineteen campers descended on Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay Tuesday for a week of fun and friends. The U.P. Recreation Camp (formerly U.P. Sports Camp) serves adults with disabilities from Upper Peninsula communities. The focus of the week is simple: take part in enjoyable ...

Graduates from Fundamentals of Dental Assisting class

Spotlight

Pictured are the spring 2019 graduates of the Marquette Adult and Community Education department’s Fundamentals of Dental Assisting class. From left: Brenda Landrie, Kelli Ervast, Hailey Pulliam, Clare Klein, Bao Young and Instructor Dr. Jim Anderson. During the 20 week class, students ...

mBank team makes donation to Fourth of July Fireworks committee

Spotlight

The mBank team in Ishpeming was proud to present a $5,000 donation to the Ishpeming Fourth of July Fireworks committee on July 19. The Ishpeming 4th of July Committee had asked the community for donations for the fireworks show, as they were battling a $5,000 deficit for the roughly $11,000 ...

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; ...

Bolton to perform in L’Anse

Community

L’ANSE — The folk, country and light pop music of Cathy Bolton continues the free L’Anse Lakefront Concerts. Her performance will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22. Bolton will be joined by Raymond Schultz and John Beck. The park is at the foot of Broad Street at the lake. Bring a chair ...

Finn Fun Day planned

Community

NEGAUNEE — Finn Fun Day 10 takes place on Aug. 24, at the Negaunee Township Hall along M-35 south of U.S. 41, starting at 11 a.m. and lasting until 3 p.m. All are welcome, there is plenty of parking and no admission charge. Entertainment includes Tanja Stanaway, Ken Holster, Aaren Joki, ...

Lioness Group having pie social

Community

SKANDIA — Skandia Lioness Group will be having its 16th Annual Pie Social on Aug. 24. The event will be at the Skandia Township Community Center, 224 Kreiger Drive, Skandia, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. There will be a wide assortment of homemade pies. All proceeds from this social event ...

What’s flying: There’s still plenty to see as August rolls on

Community

“The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last for ever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year - the days when summer is changing into autumn - the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change.” — E.B. White, Charlotte’s ...

Michigan OKs $1.3M compensation for man exonerated of murder

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan man exonerated in the 1985 arson-related slayings of his wife and young daughters will receive $1.3 million from the state after fighting to get compensation under a law his case helped inspire. Attorney General Dana Nessel on Thursday approved the award for David ...

Aretha Franklin’s cancer doctors recall her grace, grit

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — Regardless of her reputation as a performer, Aretha Franklin’s cancer doctors say she was no diva as a patient. As the anniversary of her death approached, two of her doctors told The Associated Press that the Queen of Soul handled the diagnosis and treatment with grace — ...

Industrial hemp testing created

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — The state of Michigan has created rules so there are testing standards for the first crop of industrial hemp. The state launched a pilot program this year allowing for the growing and processing of hemp. The state's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on Thursday ...

Unemployment edges up

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan's unemployment rate has edged higher in July to 4.3% from 4.2% a month earlier. Figures released Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget show total employment edged up by 1,000 while the number of jobless workers increased slightly ...

Whitmer visits Marquette

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer paid a visit to the Upper Peninsula this week, making stops in cities such as Sault Ste. Marie, Munising and Marquette earlier in the week, and a trip to the U.P. State Fair in Escanaba slated for today, the final day of her three-day tour of the ...

Commitment to World Cup skiing announced

Front Page News

ISHPEMING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was one of several dignitaries celebrating the return of competitive World Cup skiing to northern Michigan on Wednesday. Whitmer visited the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in Ishpeming to talk about bringing world-class skiing to the Upper ...

Compassionate Pet Care now available in U.P.

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The first in-home animal hospice and palliative care service is now available in the Upper Peninsula. Compassionate Pet Care of the U.P. offers various services to make one’s pet more comfortable as they battle an illness or injury or are approaching the end of life. ...

Marquette Fit Strip vandalized with graffiti

Local

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Police Department received a call in July about vandalism to several of the structures at the Fit Strip located between Lincoln and Seventh streets adjacent to Park Cemetery. The Fit Strip is in a wooded area along Lincoln Avenue and contains a 1.6-mile loop ...

Police Log

Local

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 ...