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Person of interest

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A sketch of a person of interest has been released by the Marquette City Police Department in connection to the Paul Girard murder case that occurred more than 30 years ago at Presque Isle Park in Marquette. One of the two persons has been identified, according to a Marquette ...

Irontown Pasties robber found guilty

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A guilty verdict has been reached for the person accused of an early June armed robbery of Irontown Pasties in Negaunee. After a three-day trial, Patrick Earl Fisher of Negaunee was found guilty on one count of armed robbery in Marquette County’s 25th Circuit Court Thursday ...

Former cops investigated

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — More information into the investigation of two former area law enforcement officers arrested on drug-related charges has been obtained. Richard Joseph Neaves, 31, of Marquette and Todd Andrew Collins, 36, of Negaunee were arraigned in Marquette County’s 96th District Court in ...

SmartZone to participate in Rural Innovation Initiative

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Rural Innovation Strategies Inc. announced that the Innovate Marquette SmartZone has been chosen in a competitive process to participate in the 2020 Rural Innovation Initiative, a technical assistance program supporting rural communities working to create digital economy jobs ...

Robot is school link for homebound Escanaba student

Front Page News

ESCANABA — The Escanaba School District acquired a robot last spring that allows homebound students to attend classes in real time. The robot came just in time for one student. Junior Carson Norton suffers from a condition called Scheuermann’s disease, a developmental disorder of 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 ...

Gas gauge

Local

State average: $2.50 $2.64 Munising (Holiday) $2.62 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $2.54 Gladstone (Holiday) $2.48 Hancock (Holiday) $2.47 Ishpeming (Elaine’s) $2.35 Negaunee (Holiday $2.35 Marquette Twp (Meijer) $2.35 Marquette (Holiday) $2.33 Marquette (Admiral) $2.31 ...

Heikki Lunta art show Saturday

Local

NEGAUNEE — The annual Heikki Lunta Art Show will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s School gym at 202 W. Case St. in Negaunee. The show will feature artwork by kindergarten-12th grade Negaunee Public Schools fine arts, industrial art, and orchestra students. The public will be able ...

Puppet show at PWPL Saturday

Local

MARQUETTE — On Saturday, the Peter White Public Library will present “The Frog Prince” as part of its “Once Upon a Time” puppet show series. There will be two performances: one at 1 p.m. and another at 2 p.m. in the library’s Community Room on the lower level. In this fairy tale ...

Rock, Mineral Club meets Sunday

Local

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cliff Shaft Mine Museum, 501 W. Euclid St., Ishpeming. Doors will open at 1 p.m. to allow members and visitors time to bid on silent auction specimens and to view the club’s mineral collection. The ...

Community dinner is Sunday

Local

ISHPEMING — Hope Free Lutheran Church located in west Ishpeming will hold its monthly Community Dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday. Spaghetti with meatballs or alfredo sauce will be served. Everyone is welcome and a food pantry will be available to those in need. For more information, contact the ...

NMU to observe MLK Day

Local

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a week of events celebrating “Diversity Through the Ages.” The week will kick off Monday with a campus march for equality. Participants will assemble at noon in the lobby of Thomas Fine Arts. ...

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; ...

Bulletin board

Community

VFW hosting open house NEGAUNEE — VFW Post 3165 and Auxiliary will be hosting an open house as part of the Heikki Lunta Celebration today and Saturday. Homemade chili and cudighi sandwiches will be available for purchase after 3 p.m. both days. There will also be entertainment both ...

Behind-the-back talk

Community

Dear Annie: I have a problem with my friend “Julie” that I’m not sure how to handle. She’s a really good friend in many ways. She’s always there when I’m going through hard stuff. She’s generous with food and gifts and other thoughtful gestures. For instance, last year, when she ...

Unusual winter means unusual sights for birding

Community

“With its olive-colored back and slender bill, it seemed perfectly adapted for a summer of caterpillar hunting in the treetops. So, what was it doing here in the middle of winter?” - Anonymous It is the middle of winter here in the Upper Peninsula. With some new snow every few days ...

Michigan Senate may not release details of harassment probe

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Senate will not release a report from a pending sexual harassment probe of a male lawmaker who told a young reporter that high school boys visiting the Capitol could have “fun” with her, a spokeswoman for the state Senate’s majority leader said ...