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Marquette Kiwanis Club awards grants

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Kiwanis Club granted over $22,000 in funds to various Marquette-area organizations at the Ramada Inn during a special event Monday evening. “It’s a celebration giving back to the community,” said Carl Gordon, president of the Marquette Kiwanis Club. “All ...

Residents react to deer baiting ban

Local

ESCANABA — The Michigan Natural Resources Commission decided to ban deer baiting and feeding in part of the central Upper Peninsula earlier this week. State Rep. Beau LaFave and representatives of local wildlife groups expressed concerns related to this decision. The decision was made in ...

Pioneer Day raffle winner announced

Local

NEGAUNEE — The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced the winner of the Pioneer Day Parade 50/50 raffle. Julie Larson had the winning ticket number of 345029 and received $308. The proceeds of the raffle will benefit GINCC and the Negaunee Irontown Association.

Evening lighthouse tour offered

Local

MARQUETTE — Marquette Maritime Museum presents an Evening Lighthouse Tour at 9 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are free for members and $10 for non-members. This is a popular event so make sure to call 906-226-2006 or email mqtmaritimemanager@gmail.com to reserve tickets.

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; ...

Heffron guest for storytime

Community

NEGAUNEE — Negaunee City Manager Nate Heffron will be the special guest for storytime at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Negaunee Public Library. Children of all ages are welcome to attend this free event. For more information, contact the library at 906-475-7700 extension 18.

Negaunee City Band to perform

Community

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Band announces the program for its free concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Outdoor Performing Arts Center at the east end of Iron Street. A special number this week is the jazz standard, “Lullaby of Birdland,” featuring David Perry on trumpet. ...

L’Anse park performance Thursday

Community

L’ANSE — The preview performance of the famous Aura Jamboree will be held at the L’Anse Lakefront Park at 7 p.m. Thursday. This is a free event. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the tunes. The park is along Broad Street at the lake. Meadowbrook Arena is the alternate location if it ...

Study: Michigan prison workers facing mental health crisis

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan prison workers are facing a mental health crisis that includes much higher rates of post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal thoughts and alcohol abuse than in the general public, according to a study released Monday. The report, conducted for the state Department of ...

Marquette County Board to mull additional demolition fees

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners will consider changes to the fees charged for the demolition of commercial structures at its regular meeting Tuesday. New rates for the demolition of commercial structures would be a $95 application fee in addition to 1 cent per square ...

Auto workers union, Detroit 3 at odds as contract talks open

Front Page News

DETROIT — In recent years, Detroit automakers have been at relative peace with the United Auto Workers union because times have been good and profit-sharing checks have been fat. That could change this week as talks open on new four-year contracts with the union representing 142,000 workers ...

Pictured Rocks Kayaking launches new vessel

Local

MUNISING — Kayak Express, the newest Pictured Rocks Kayaking vessel that allows kayakers to launch into Lake Superior offshore, took its first passengers along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore recently. The addition of a second vessel has allowed Pictured Rocks Kayaking to expand ...

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 ...

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 NEGAUNEE — Jari Kivela and Jeff Poutanen of Negaunee want to make the trek to Spearfish, S.D. for the 1989 World Horseshoe Pitching Championships held ...

Kitch-iti-kipi raft down for repairs

Local

MANISTIQUE — The self-guided observation raft overlooking Kitch-iti-kipi at Palms Book State Park in Thompson Township will be unavailable Tuesday due to repairs. The park will remain open, but the raft will not be operational. Additional information on closures and detours in DNR ...

Lincoln Avenue work to begin

Local

MARQUETTE — Starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Oberstar Inc. will be removing partial sections of curbing and proceed with sanitary sewer lateral replacement on Lincoln Avenue from Jefferson Street to Cleveland Avenue. The work is a prerequisite for the milling and overlaying on the street. The ...

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; ...