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Superiorland Yesterdays

Local

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago REPUBLIC—Overzealous volunteers took instructions to stencil safety belt buckle up reminders on the pavement of parking lot exits too far, a county ...

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 ...

YMCA offers free wellness program for vets

Local

MARQUETTE — For local veterans looking to get active this fall, the YMCA of Marquette County is offering a free Veterans Wellness Program for up to 45 veterans. The program — which will offer a free 90-day membership to the YMCA, along with free wellness counseling and training — has ...

Commission to consider 2020 budget

Local

MARQUETTE — After four work sessions and over 10 hours of discussion on the proposed fiscal year 2020 budget, the Marquette City Commission will hold a public hearing before considering its approval at a meeting tonight. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in Marquette City Hall Commission ...

United Way of Marquette County kicks off campaign

Local

MARQUETTE — The United Way of Marquette County is in its 76th year and today kicks off the 2019 fundraising campaign, which has a goal of $400,000. But officials hope to surpass that amount, said Andrew Rickauer, executive director of the local United Way. Why donate to the United Way ...

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

Traditional Music Jam at PWPL MARQUETTE — From 2-5 p.m. Saturday, the Peter White Public Library will host a traditional music jam, the first after a summer break, in the Community Room on the lower level of the library. Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, ukulele, harmonica, or just ...

Breathing bugs wife

Community

Dear Annie: My husband of 42 years discovered a new way of breathing, and it has made me scared to death. I am afraid that he might die in his sleep. “Charles” had asthma and allergies in his childhood, and he was prescribed all kinds of medication. He mostly outgrew his asthma as an ...

Gas prices rise to $2.66 per gallon

Michigan News

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have risen 5 cents from a week ago to about $2.66 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club said today the average price for self-serve regular unleaded is about 27 cents less than a year ago. AAA says lower demand as fall ...

Weather

Records

Marquette and vicinity: Tonight: Rain and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 55. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Tuesday: Rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7 a.m., then a ...

Today in History: Term ‘United States’ officially coined in 1776

Records

Today is Monday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2019. There are 113 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 9, 1971, prisoners seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York, beginning a siege that ended up claiming 43 ...

Lottery

Records

DETROIT — These Michigan lotteries were drawn Sunday: Poker Lotto: JC-AD-7D-7H-7S Midday Daily 4: 5-9-8-8 Daily 3: 3-5-0 Daily 4: 8-7-9-4 Fantasy 5: 13-15-19-31-34 Estimated jackpot: $105,000 Keno: 02-05-06-10-14-18-34-36-37-39-43-44-50-51-53-62-63-64-67-71-73-75 Mega ...

Vessels

Records

MARQUETTE — The Lee A. Tregurtha is expected at 8 p.m. today and the Michipicoten is expected at 1 a.m. Tuesday at the Lake Superior & Ishpeming ore dock in Marquette’s Upper Harbor.

Nessel ‘deeply concerned’ over suit

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Friday that she is “deeply concerned” that a former campaign worker allegedly tried to use his political ties to extort the owner of a car rental company that drew scrutiny from her office. Nessel’s spokeswoman issued a lengthy ...

New falcon box at a ‘landmark’ site

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — When We Energies’ Presque Isle Power Plant closed earlier this year, its peregrine falcon nesting box no longer was available as a home for the fast-flying birds of prey. However, a box has been installed atop another high spot in the city of Marquette: the Landmark Inn ...

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 ...

Program brings cops, kids together

Region

By CLARISSA KELL Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — Through having lunch with a police officer or getting a ride to school in a fire truck, the Escanaba Public Safety Department’s “Hero Program” aims to build better relationships between first responders and local ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Meet the Physician Wednesday MARQUETTE — At noon Wednesday, Marquette Stroke Coordinator Erica O’Brien, will present “Stroke Strikes Fast and So Should You” in this month’s Meet the Physician session in the Peter White Public Library’s Shiras Room on the upper level. Stroke is ...

Eagle Mine operations to extend into 2025

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A “significant discovery” has been made at the Eagle Mine which will extend the operation’s life-of-mine into 2025. According to an Eagle Mine release issued Friday, underground infill and extension drilling, which is used to more closely define the size of an ore body, ...