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Slippery slope

Front Page News

NEGAUNEE — Morning commuters were met with icy roads this morning as freezing drizzle hit the area, although no major accidents were reported. However, some school districts closed for the day. Because of the icy road conditions, Marquette Area Public Schools and North Star Montessori ...

Reducing victims’ trauma

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Recounting a traumatic experience can often add to the suffering of a victim, especially if the process must be repeated. The Superior Child Advocacy Center, which will be used with the adoption of a county-wide child abuse protocol, will streamline the forensic interview ...

Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

Front Page News

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the ...

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 ...

UpNorth Lodge supports UPAWS

Spotlight

UPAWS was fortunate and honored to be selected again this year for a special night at UpNorth Lodge and it was an amazing night. The ‘Bike Night’ area was packed and people were generously donating for a chance to win some of the great raffle prizes donated by UpNorth and our sponsor for ...

Northern Vegans donate books

Spotlight

At the Northern Vegans’ carnival held at the Peter White Public Library recently, the group donated 9 children’s books to the library. The books donated included: 1) “The True Adventures of Esther The Wonder Pig” by Steve Jenkins, Derek Walter, Caprice Crane; 2) “T. Veg: The Story of ...

NMU students place in vocal competition

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Holland — Students of Northern Michigan University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance finished first and second in two categories at the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition held recently at Hope College in Holland. In the classical music category, sophomore choral ...

Pair receives Mazzuchi scholarships

Spotlight

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula campus of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine is proud to announce the medical student recipients of the Mazzuchi Scholarship, Jackie Luthardt and Ellen Wiitala. Recipients of the Mazzuchi Scholarship are determined by three criteria: interest ...

MAPS Ed Foundation awards scholarships

Spotlight

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation announced Judy Depetro was the $300 ticket winner and Marquette Senior High School junior Thomas Lohfink will be the recipient of a $3,000 scholarship following the Oct. 4 drawing for the Impact-A-Life raffle at the the MSHS ...

MSO competition at Kaufmann Auditorium

Spotlight

MARQUETTE — Five people have been selected as finalists in the Marquette Symphony Orchestra’s Sing with the Symphony! competition and will perform on the MSO’s concert at 3 p.m. Feb. 22 at Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette. The finalists, listed alphabetically, are: Curt Kowalski; Jacob ...

UW-Madison announces spring Dean’s List

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MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recognized students named to the Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2018-2019 academic year. Ellie Hicks, of Marquette, a student in the university’s College of Letters and Science, made the prestigious list. Students who ...

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; ...

Dear Annie

Community

Dear Annie: I used to date a lady from Australia who was taught to hold her fork in the European/continental style. When she came to visit me in Milwaukee, she noticed my American style. She seemed put-off but didn’t say anything. We had a pending dinner date with mutual friends, and she ...

Cooking book group to meet

Community

MARQUETTE — Tasty Reads, a book group for readers who like to cook, will focus on “Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir” by Ruth Reichl at noon Tuesday meeting in the Peter White Public Library’s Shiras Room on the upper level. When Ruth Reichl was offered the job as editor-in-chief ...

UPEC grant apps being taken

Community

HOUGHTON — The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition is accepting applications for the 2020 round of its grant-making program. Each year, UPEC makes grants in the areas of environmental education and community conservation as part of its mission to ensure a healthy environment and vibrant ...

Caregiver Community to meet

Community

MARQUETTE — Caregiver Community, an informal group for caregivers and their loved ones to come together and share their experiences and ideas, meets at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Marquette’s Big Boy Restaurant in the private room. There will be a different topic on the second Wednesday of every ...

Doctor to give presentation

Community

MARQUETTE — At noon Wednesday, Kathryn Lerche, DO, will present MD vs. DO: What’s the Difference? in this month’s Meet the Physician session in the Peter White Public Library’s Shiras Room on the upper level. Lerche is a UPHS Family Medicine Resident Physician, having earned her ...