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Police Log

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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 ...

Third Base completes facade

Spotlight

On Oct. 2, the Third Base Bar was given a plaque recognizing the completion of their facade improvements to their building at 726 N. Third St. in Downtown Marquette. The façade improvements were complete in part with funding from a Downtown Façade Improvement Grant from the Marquette Downtown ...

Clickner receives MEDA award

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The Michigan Economic Developers Association held its Annual Meeting at the Holiday Inn in Marquette. The 2019 recipient of the Mike Conboy Professional Development Award was Amy Clickner, CEcD, CFRM, chief executive officer, Lake Superior Community Partnership. Amy, pictured left, started in ...

First Bank donates to MCHD

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The Marquette County Health Department recently received a donation from First Bank of Marquette for $500 to purchase toothbrushes and fluoride supplies for the school districts of Marquette County. Pictured from the left: Leah Rajala, Marquette Branch Customer Service Supervisor; Rebecca ...

Steelworkers support schools

Spotlight

The Next Generation Committee of United Steel Workers Local 4950 has donated $1,500 to Gilbert Elementary School in Gwinn and $1,500 to K.I. Sawyer. From left are: Jeremy Ollanketo; Dan Cox; Marci Paulsen, principal at both schools; Michael Grondz; and Tyson Butorac. Each year the committee ...

Sheriff’s deputy uses day off to help train Girl Scouts

Spotlight

Local Girl Scout Daisy Troop 5233 got together on (recently) with Deputy Alex Gill from the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office and learned about safety and what to do in an emergency. The girls are the youngest of the Girl Scouts who are learning from Deputy Gill. It was very beneficial as to ...

Johnson Appointed NMU Business dean

Spotlight

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University alumna and former accounting professor Carol Johnson is the new dean of the NMU College of Business. She had previously served in an interim capacity. The NMU Board of Trustees approved her appointment a recent meeting. “I think we needed to have a ...

VFW post to have open hours

Community

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming VFW Post 4573 has announced it will be open during the following hours. ≤ Monday through Thursday: 5-10 p.m. ≤ Friday: 4-10 p.m. ≤ Sunday: 4:30 p.m. Meal is served at 5:30 p.m. Bingo ...

Halloween party set at church

Community

ISHPEMING — Everyone is invited to NORTHIRON Church for a night of family fun on Halloween night. They will have tons of candy, an inflatable obstacle course, a velcro wall, the hobbit quest experience, and many other carnival stye games with lots of prizes. There also will be free food ...

Little Lake Legion fish fry

Community

LITTLE LAKE — American Legion Post 349 in Little Lake will have a fish fry from 4-7 p.m. Friday. The choices on the menu are walleye, whitefish (baked or fried), perch, cod (baked or fried), 21-piece shrimp, fantail shrimp or a combo fish platter. All these dinners include french fries or ...

Mediation training available

Community

MARQUETTE — Learn to Mediate: Be part of your community and help others resolve their differences. Learn the essential mediation process and conflict resolution techniques that apply to many work and personal situations. Learn valuable communication and active listening skills. This ...

If you try, sometimes, you get what you need

Community

Dear Annie: I’ve been in a relationship for two years now, and I have decided that he really is selfish. I’m 24, and he’s 25. Everyone in my life is fed up with him, including my parents. They tell me how I should be treated, and he’s not doing it. He’s a state trooper, and I’m a ...

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; ...

John Conyers, longest serving black congressman, dies at 90

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress whose resolutely liberal stance on civil rights made him a political institution in Washington and back home in Detroit despite several scandals, has died. He was 90. Conyers, among the high-profile ...

Study: Few Michigan residents try to get convictions erased

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Few Michigan residents are taking advantage of a legal option that allows people to erase their criminal convictions, even though an expungement can open doors to housing, student loans and employment, a study has found. A University of Michigan law school study estimated ...

Mott Foundation honors leader

Michigan News

FLINT (AP) — The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in Flint is holding an event in memory of its longtime leader. The foundation plans what it’s calling “A Celebration of Life Honoring William S. White” on Nov. 4 on the Flint Cultural Center Campus. White died Oct. 9 at 82. Events ...

GOP leaders want Whitmer to weaken her budget powers

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Republicans who control Michigan’s Legislature say the state budget will not be resolved until Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer agrees to restrict her unilateral power to shift money within departments. Nearly a month has passed since Whitmer signed a spending plan while ...

The big bangs

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A little bit of liquid nitrogen and some imagination can go a long way into making a physical geography class interesting. Hans Lechner, assistant professor in the Northern Michigan University Department of Earth, Environment and Geographical Sciences, created a ...

Olson newest member of Pendill Wall of Excellence

Local

MARQUETTE — Jeff Olson, a Marquette Senior High School graduate who led his Ishpeming teams to three state football championships as their coach, was inducted into the A. Felch Pendill Wall of Excellence on Thursday. However, he likely has left his greatest mark on the world by educating ...

MSP creates prescription opioid unit

Region

MARQUETTE — The Michigan State Police announced its new Diversion Investigation Unit, which investigates medical professionals suspected of illegally distributing controlled substances. “We evolve as crime does,” said Col. Joe Gasper, director of the Michigan State Police. “This is a ...