News

Resurfacing to begin June 17

Local

MARQUETTE — Starting Monday, June 17, the Michigan Department of Transportation is investing about $2.7 million to resurface 10.4 miles of U.S. 41/M-28 from Westwood Drive to west of M-95 in Marquette County. Work will include joint repairs, crack repairs and asphalt overlay. This project ...

Help needed for alumni mailing

Local

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming High School Alumni Association is looking for volunteers to help with the mail preparation its newsletter, The Beacon Light, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Ishpeming High School Library. Work will include labeling thousands of the newsletters for mailing. Those ...

Resource event set for June 19

Local

ISHPEMING — The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce’s next resource meeting event: E-Commerce with John Spigarelli, presented by John Spigarelli of Elegant Seagulls. This event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 at Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming. A ...

Warren challenges Sanders for progressives’ support

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — As a Michigan field organizer for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign, Mike McDermott trained volunteers to knock on doors and call voters, helping the Vermont senator upset Hillary Clinton in a crucial Midwestern state. But as the 2020 campaign heats up, McDermott ...

High school awards Portage veteran an honorary diploma

Michigan News

By DYLAN GOETZ MLive.com AP Member Exchange PORTAGE — On Robert El Henicky’s 17th birthday on Dec. 1, 1960, he decided to drop out of high school and start a new adventure in military service. El Henicky, 75, received permission from his parents to drop out and join the Air Force ...

3rd child dies after carriage hit

Michigan News

ALGANSEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A third child who was in an Amish horse-drawn carriage that was struck by a drunken driver in southern Michigan has died, authorities said Sunday. Two children, ages 6 and 2, died at the scene of Friday evening’s crash. A 4-year-old later died at a ...

What happens now?

Front Page News

By CECILIA BROWN Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The Presque Isle Power Plant, which has been a prominent landmark of Marquette’s skyline and shoreline since opening in 1955, was retired on March 31 by We Energies, a WEC Energy Group subsidiary. But what’s going to happen to the ...

Fundraiser held for Marquette mural

Local

Tiina Harris, manager of the Marquette Arts and Culture Center, encourages event attendees to donate money during the Paint the Wall Mural Fundraiser for the Power of Words Project outside of Madgoodies Studio at the corner of Third and Ohio streets in Marquette Thursday evening. POWP is a ...

DNR session to focus on deer regs

Region

HARRIS — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will hold a public listening session on proposed deer regulations from 2 to 4 p.m. EDT Monday in the Turtle Room at the Island Conference Center in Harris. Comments will be recorded and provided to the Natural Resources Commission. NRC ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Officer available to assist veterans MARQUETTE — Stacy King, American Legion Tribal Veteran Service officer, will be available to assist all veterans and families of veterans with claims preparation, presentation, counsel and appeal counsel at no cost to the veterans. Anyone who believes ...

House GOP wants sales tax at pump to go to roads

Front Page News

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — House Republicans on Thursday unveiled a budget plan that would dedicate Michigan’s 6% sales tax on motor fuel to road construction, which they said could avoid a 45-cents-a-gallon gasoline and diesel tax increase proposed by Democratic Gov. ...

Michigan Tech announces spring graduates

Local

HOUGHTON — Local students were among more than 850 graduates honored at Michigan Technological University's Spring Commencement held on the Houghton campus May 4. Former astronaut and combat fighter pilot Gregory H. Johnson, who lives part time in Traverse City, was the commencement ...

Driver arrested after rollover crash

Local

MARQUETTE — A driver was arrested for operating under the influence of liquor following a single-vehicle rollover crash that took place at about 12:50 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 41 West at the intersection of Marquette County Road HQ in Marquette Township. The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office ...

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; ...

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 Continued

Community

PaleoJoe to offer presentation NEGAUNEE — PaleoJoe, a paleontologist and children’s author, will present “Dinosaurs ... in space???” at 11:30 a.m. June 19 at the Negaunee Public Library. Learn about fossils that astronauts have taken into space, how an asteroid probably killed the ...

Michigan’s falling teacher salaries push some from the field

Michigan News

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s declining teacher salaries are leaving many educators feeling undervalued and pushing some to leave the field. The average salary for Michigan teachers continued to decrease last year, contributing to a 12% decline over the last decade, according to new ...

Board reaffirms manager’s role in dealing with vandalism

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board on Tuesday approved a measure aimed at curbing vandalism on township property. Trustees voted unanimously to reaffirm the township manager’s authority to recoup the full cost of vandalism on township property. The motion stemmed from several ...