News

Demystifying the toxicity of mercury

Community

DEAR DR. ROACH: How much mercury is safe? — A.C. ANSWER: The chemical element mercury exists in three forms: elemental mercury, which is the kind in thermometers; inorganic mercury, especially mercuric chloride; and organic mercury, including methyl and ethyl mercury. All of these have ...

Social intimacy can be beneficial

Community

Q: After 20-some years of marriage, my wife and I know each other pretty well — and I think we have a good relationship. We also each have our respective friends and hobbies to help us maintain our individuality. But we still sense that maybe we’re missing something. How can we strengthen ...

Protect your ID and your money

Community

Dear Readers: Want to avoid SCAMMERS? Would you like to protect your identity and money? Here are a few suggestions from AARP: ¯Freeze your credit report. You can always unfreeze your report, but this is how scammers get a lot of information about you. The credit reporting bureaus are ...

COSMIC shrinky dinks

Front Page News

Taylor Uimari colors her shrinky dink to make into a key chain or jewelry during the Peter White Public Library’s Teen Tuesday program, “Cosmic Shrinky Dinks.” Teen Tuesday takes place from 2-4 p.m. each week in the Youth Services area. The program focuses on arts, crafts, cooking and ...

126th Army Band performs for veterans

Local

At right, the 126th Army Band of the Michigan National Guard, the “Governor's Own” as of 2013, performs at D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans Friday evening. The Belmont-based band is one of the nation’s premier military music ensembles. The group has played throughout the Upper ...

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; ...

‘Corvair Lady’ displays vehicle collection

Michigan News

Above, in this June 25 photo, two of Eva McGuire’s nine Chevrolet Corvairs sit in the driveway at her home in Ypsilanti. McGuire, who has taken on the role of publicist and historian for the Corvair Society of America, has taken on the moniker “Corvair Lady.” At right, in this June ...

Marquette Township Board seeks public input on service hours

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board is seeking input from residents about an expansion of existing township fire department staffed service hours to accommodate increased call volume. The board voted unanimously at a meeting on Tuesday to set a public hearing on July 16 to gather ...

Army Band to perform in Munising

Local

MARQUETTE — The 126th Army Band of the Michigan National Guard, the “Governor’s Own” as of 2013, has entertained thousands for over 100 years and will continue the tradition Monday at Munising’s Binsfeld Bayshore Park, located at 355 Elm Ave. The fun, free event begins at 6:30 p.m. ...

New at Peter White Public Library

Community

“The Good Immigrant” 305.8009 Go The good immigrant brings together 15 emerging British black, Asian and minority ethnic writers, poets, journalists and artists share powerful personal stories of living between cultures and languages while struggling to figure out who they are and where ...

Just exactly what is freedom all about anyway?

Community

Just Thursday, we celebrated the birth of the United States, traced back to the Declaration of Independence, signed on July 4, 1776. With this statement, the North American colonies declared themselves free of British rule. When the Revolutionary War ended on September 3, 1783, the United ...

Man fires on crowd during fireworks

Michigan News

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (AP) — Authorities and witnesses say a man fired gunshots hurting at least two people in a suburban Detroit neighborhood as fireworks were being set off, leading to a hours-long standoff with police. Police and residents in St. Clair Shores say the man fired into a ...

Negaunee Board of Education approves 2019-20 budget

Front Page News

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Board of Education recently adopted the school district’s 2019-20 budget, which includes an addition to its fund balance of over $21,500. Negaunee Public Schools Superintendent Dan Skewis said 2019-2020 revenues are projected to be about $15.77 million, with ...

Mike Angeli to hold office hours

Local

MARQUETTE — Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and ...

Unwelcome kindnesses of aging

Community

Dear Annie: I find that I have a real problem with aging. When a flight attendant nicely says, “This way, young lady,” I want to punch him. I can’t stand the condescension! I hate being old. I am 76 and, while I still maintain an active life — teaching elementary school music and dance ...

Woman drunk drives towing horses

Michigan News

OTSEGO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police say a woman suspected of drunken driving was driving 91 mph on Interstate 75 while towing two horses in a trailer in northern Michigan. State police say the horses were turned over to Otsego County animal control Thursday night until another driver could ...

Iron Ore Heritage Trail named Pure Michigan Designated Trail

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Iron Ore Heritage Trail, a 47-mile-long, year-round multi-use pathway, was named a Pure Michigan Designated Trail. The trail stretches through Marquette, Negaunee and Ishpeming and follows mostly abandoned railroad corridors that were once used to transport lumber and ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Adoption event held at UPAWS GWINN — Through Sunday, the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter has a special on cats in the Life, Liberty, and the PURRsuit of Happiness Adoption Event: $17.76 to adopt any cat 1 year on up. The adoption fee includes the spaying or neutering, a distemper ...

Cancer patients to attend screening

Michigan News

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A nonprofit is planning to give a group of young cancer patients and their families star treatment at a private screening of the movie “Toy Story 4” in Royal Oak. The Bottomless Toy Chest’s 8th Annual Red Carpet Movie event for the children and their families ...