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Marquette County’s response to COVID-19 documented

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University, Peter White Public Library and the Marquette Regional History Center are collaborating on a project to document Marquette County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic for future generations. The organizations are encouraging area residents to ...

New sheriff in the Keweenaw

Local

EAGLE RIVER — Former Keweenaw County Undersheriff Curt Pennala became the county’s most recent sheriff earlier this month, when former Sheriff Bill Luokkanen retired from law enforcement and took a managerial position in the private sector. Although Pennala has only been in the position ...

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 ...

Online storytime offered Fridays

Local

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Public Library is offering “Once Upon a Live Stream,” an online storytime for children ages 5 and up at 2 p.m. every Friday until the building reopens. “Once Upon a Live Stream” will feature folklore and fairy tales. It can be viewed live on the library’s ...

PWPL to offer movie chats online

Local

MARQUETTE — Have you missed going to movies and seeing friends at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette during the stay home, stay safe directive? The library is inviting movie lovers to get together online and talk about movies that they have been watching at home from 2-3 p.m. June ...

Weekend Gas Gauge

Local

State average: $1.96 $1.99 Sault Ste. Marie (Marathon) $1.99 Houghton (Shell) $1.99 Munising (Holiday) $1.96 Marquette Township (Meijer) $1.96 Gladstone (Holiday) $1.96 Menominee (Admiral) $1.95 Marquette (Admiral) $1.93 Ishpeming (Holiday) $1.93 Negaunee ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago GWINN — The Gwinn Area Business Association was recognized recently by the Michigan Education Association. The MEA presented a Friend of Education plaque ...

Schools prepare for possible financial shortfall

Local

MARQUETTE — Talk about a moving target. With the COVID-19 crisis resulting in many fiscal shortfalls in Michigan, schools face massive cuts, so local school districts are trying to plan for the financial unknown. Superintendents from the NICE, Ishpeming, Negaunee, Gwinn and Marquette ...

Ishpeming Senior Center funding

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ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council will consider resolutions related to its $2.2 million Senior Center project during a virtual meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The city was awarded $1.9 million in Community Development Block Grant funds to demolish the former facility at 320 S. Pine St. ...

The graduates: Superior Central

Community

Superior Central 2020 graduates Westin Joseph Beauchaine Angel Skye Benavides Collin Daniel Burnett Katie Rose Burns William Jay Carlson Wyatt Asher Ryo Fink Isabelle Mary Fremling Lily Ann Harris Guinevere Faye Himes Caleb Bruce Johnson Gloria Jean Johnson Lucas James ...

Munising names 4 senior scholars

Community

Munising Class of 2020 Senior Scholars Josh Huotari Parent Name: Tammy Huotari School Activities: National Honor Society, Key Club, football, basketball, track Honors or awards: Top 5% of graduating class, all-UP football selection, honorable mention UP basketball selection, ...

The graduates: Munising

Community

Munising High School Class of 2020 Alyssa Adkinson Siera Balko Sydney Beauchaine Taylin Behning Miranda Bower Bryce Bowerman Caitlin Britton Kenneth Caldwell Gabriel Cole Isaac Cooper-Armando Jason Cornish Mitchell Coyne Kali Donnelly Cody Dowd Zane Duran Caylee ...

Munising Class of 2020…

Community

Munising Middle/High School Team Mascot: Mustang Number of grades in school: 6-12 in building Student body enrollment: 348 (building) 642 (district) Number of seniors: 48 Senior Class Officers President: Taylin Behning Vice President: Megan Matson Secretary: Abbie Hayes Class ...

Dear Annie: Quit with the bothersome belching

Community

Dear Annie: I started seeing someone recently. “Matthew” is a perfect gentleman in many respects, but he has one habit that I find very rude and jarring: He burps, frequently, and sometimes without even covering his mouth. We sit down to watch a movie together after dinner, and all I can ...

What’s flying: Expectations raised as June waits in the wings

Community

“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” - Pablo Neruda June is waiting in the wings, ready to go. May has paved its way and raised the bar of expectations. In a brief explosion, several days of exceptional, warm weather, followed by a ...

Whitmer: Congress can prevent deep cuts; K-12 is priority

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that protecting K-12 funding is her priority as Michigan seeks a federal bailout to avoid steep spending cuts during the pandemic, and her budget director signaled the next state budget won’t be complete by a July 1 deadline. The state is ...

SOS offices to open for some tasks

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan Secretary of State branch offices will reopen Monday by appointment only for essential transactions not available online, it was announced Thursday. Beginning next week, all 131 branch offices in Michigan will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for ...