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NMU, others helping community

Front Page News

By CHRISTIE MASTRIC Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University is lending assistance through the community to help alleviate the COVID-19 crisis. Northern Michigan University human-centered design professor Peter Pless is putting his expertise and resources to work ...

Water meter work to continue

Local

MARQUETTE — Johnson Controls & Itron will be continuing to conduct exterior endpoint replacements at various residential and business locations throughout Marquette, and this is related to the water meter replacement project and is a final set of steps necessary to finalize the project. ...

AAUW concerned about pandemic’s effect on women

Local

MARQUETTE — The American Association of University Women is concerned about the effect the COVID-19 pandemic is having on women. Judith Puncochar, president of AAUW of Marquette, issued a statement on the issue. “The COVID-19 virus is predicted to have a disproportionately negative ...

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 ...

Commission applications available

Local

MARQUETTE — Applications are now available for city residents who seek appointment to the vacant seat on the Marquette City Commission and are available at marquettemi.gov/commissionapplication. The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. Thursday. “Vacancies in elective offices shall, ...

What’s Flying: True spring getting off to a great start

Community

“We lose our souls if we lose the experience of the forest, the butterflies, the song of the birds, if we can’t see the stars at night.” — Thomas Berry True spring got off to a great start in parts of the Upper Peninsula when considered with an experienced understanding of U.P. spring. ...

Together: Jandron

Community

NEGAUNEE — Anthony G. Jandron and Gabrielle O. Martin were married on July 27, 2018 at Carp River Gardens in Negaunee in a ceremony officiated by Nolan Rogers. Gabrielle is the daughter of Julie and George Patrick of Twin Lakes, Wisc., and Gary Martin of Grand Rapids, Mich. The groom is the ...

Michigan virus cases clear 10,000; peak still weeks away

Michigan News

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Michigan is probably a month away from reaching the peak of the coronavirus outbreak, which topped more than 10,000 cases and 417 deaths in the state Thursday. “No one is immune from this virus,” Whitmer said during a news conference at the Capitol. ...

Record 311,000 file initial unemployment claims

Michigan News

LANSING — Claims for unemployment benefits continued to skyrocket in Michigan last week during the coronavirus pandemic, when 311,000 people filed initial applications — more than double from the previous week. The number of applications shattered the previous high of 128,000, which was ...

Trump admin. moves toward promoting broader face mask use

Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many Americans wear face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, as the president is aggressively defending his response to the public health crisis. The recommendations, still ...

States demand ventilators as feds ration limited supply

Coronavirus

WASHINGTON— Two weeks ago, the Pentagon promised to make as many as 2,000 military ventilators available as the federal government strains to contend with the coronavirus pandemic. As of Wednesday, less than half had been allocated, despite a desperate need across the country. At the ...

Europe’s hospitals bow under weight of coronavirus crush

Coronavirus

MADRID — Setting up makeshift ICU wards in libraries and conference centers, embattled European medical workers strained today to save thousands of desperately ill coronavirus patients as stocks of medicine, protective equipment and breathing machines grew shorter by the hour. A maelstrom of ...

Africa faces an ‘existential threat’ as virus cases spread

Coronavirus

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some African countries will have more than 10,000 coronavirus cases by the end of April, health officials projected Thursday, as the continent least equipped to treat serious infections has an “enormous gap” in the number of ventilators and other critical items. ...

8-18 Media: Step up in crisis

Coronavirus

My alarm didn’t go off. I looked at the clock. It was 7:15 am. “Oh, no!” I thought. “I am going to be late for school!” When I spoke with my mom, she told me that we weren’t going to have school for three weeks. I was excited. Three whole weeks off from school! It has now been ...

Gov. Whitmer: Michigan schools closed for academic year

Front Page News

LANSING — More than 1.5 million Michigan students will not return to K-12 school buildings the rest of the academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic and instead will learn remotely, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered Thursday. All public and private schools are more than halfway through a ...

COVID-19 case reported in Luce County resident

Coronavirus

LUCE COUNTY -- The Luce-Mackinac-Alger-Schoolcraft Health Department announced the first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in a Luce County resident. A positive case was previously reported in an inmate at Newberry Correctional Facility, but because of a change in reporting at the state ...

Virus treatment at UPHS-Marquette

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MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Marquette confirmed that it has identified and isolated multiple patients who tested positive for COVID-19 and were transferred to the hospital from other facilities. UHPS-Marquette said in a statement Wednesday that it is working closely with Upper Peninsula ...

Virus impact: Funeral services postponed to later date

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MARQUETTE — Due to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe,” order, funeral homes must conduct business with precaution, and some services will be conducted at a later date to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Funeral services are now limited to 10 people and funeral ...

Fifth positive virus case verified in county

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MARQUETTE — An employee of the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans has tested positive for COVID-19. “We had a staff member test positive and the great thing for us is the staff member hasn’t been in the building since the 5th of March,” said Ron Oja, administrator at the D.J. Jacobetti ...