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GVSU to have woman president

Michigan News

ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) — Grand Valley State University has selected a woman as the western Michigan school’s president for the first time in its history. The appointment of Philomena Mantella as the school’s president was unanimously approved Tuesday during a special board meeting at the ...

Remember the Adams family

Superior History

MARQUETTE — Adams Street, which runs north from West Hampton Street and terminates in a dead end just past Blemhuber Avenue, is named for Sidney Adams (1831-1906), an early Marquette pioneer. Born in Herkimer County, New York, Adams’ parents brought him to Rochester, Michigan, when he was ...

Gwinn school board OKs millage language

Front Page News

GWINN — The Gwinn Area Community Schools Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved the language of a sinking fund ballot proposal that would be put before voters on May 7. The proposal requests a levy not to exceed 1.75 mills, which is $1.75 on each $1,000 of taxable property value, ...

Women’s Center receives 3-year grant

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Women’s Center Inc. in Marquette has received a three-year Victims of Crime Act Sexual Assault Victims Services grant from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The grant, which began providing funding Jan. 1, will enhance the agency’s sexual assault ...

Trump’s proposal to break budget deadlock falls flat

Front Page News

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans have released a measure designed around President Donald Trump’s proposal for breaking a budget impasse, its centerpiece his demand for $5.7 billion to build a southern border wall all but guaranteeing Democratic opposition and no foreseeable end to a partial ...

Hospital leader talks U.P. economy, changes

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — UP Health System Market President Brian Sinotte briefed the Economic Club of Marquette County Monday night on nationwide changes in health care and local economic impacts. While Sinotte said UPHS-Marquette staff have been busy preparing for the hospital’s move from its current ...

2-vehicle accident sends 2 people to hospital

Local

MARQUETTE — Two people were transported to UP Health System-Marquette after a two-vehicle accident occurred this morning at the intersection of Grove Street and McClellan Avenue in Marquette. “It was a T-bone incident, two people were transported to UPHS,” Lt. Jeff Haile of the ...

One cited in Shiras Hills accident

Local

MARQUETTE — One person has been cited in relation to the head-on collision around 3:30 p.m. Sunday near Shiras Hills in Marquette that led to a man being extricated from his vehicle with the jaws of life. A 2003 Ford Ranger pickup truck, driven by Elizabeth Schut, 56, of Deerton was ...

‘Winner Cake All’ to air again

Local

MARQUETTE — Those who missed Monday night’s debut of the Food Network show “Winner Cake All” featuring local bakers Joe Heck and Marybeth Kurtz have other chances to watch. According to the Food Network website, the episode will air again at 2 p.m. Feb. 2; at 11 p.m. Feb. 4; and at 2 ...

Homelessness count training set

Local

MARQUETTE — Every January, more than 400 Continuums of Care covering over 3,000 cities and counties across the nation will organize tens of thousands of volunteers in a national effort to measure the scale of homelessness in the United States. This count measures the number of homeless ...

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

St. Louis seeks vendors MARQUETTE — St. Louis the King Women’s Club is seeking vendors for its Spring Gift & Rummage Sale scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27. For information, email sltkwomensclub@gmail.com or call MaryAnn at 906-942-7624. Tables are $20 each. Info on tech ...

When coffee becomes an addiction

Community

Dear Annie: Just recently, I started drinking coffee most mornings. I’d say that over the past four months, I’ve had coffee an average of four days a week. In the past month or so, I’ve noticed that I get headaches when I skip coffee for a day. I’m guessing these headaches are a result ...

Michigan cancer study considers toxic air pollution

Michigan News

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan regulators are expanding an investigation into air pollution produced by a medical-device manufacturer, and the results could be factored into a cancer study. The Department of Environmental Quality this month announced plans to widen air-quality testing ...

Man charged with killing father

Michigan News

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A 31-year-old Detroit-area man has been charged with killing his father, who was found dead with his hands and legs bound. Dane Matthew Steward of Royal Oak appeared in court Monday on a first-degree murder charge and was ordered held without bond. Police say they ...

School bus chief has heart attack

Michigan News

PORTAGE, Mich. (AP) — A man in charge of transportation at a southwestern Michigan school district has died while shoveling snow. Portage district officials say Mike Westbrook died Saturday from a heart attack. Superintendent Mark Bielang told families that Westbrook’s “work impacted ...

Driver says he was high, hit cops

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — State police say a man who admitted smoking marijuana lost control of his car and struck a trooper’s vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 75 in Detroit. No injuries were reported Sunday. The trooper had stopped to check a crash on southbound I-75, near the Davison Freeway. ...

Boat builders

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Marquette Community Boatbuilding and the Superior Watershed Partnership have announced a new collaboration to inform the community about traditional wooden boat-building, get more people rowing and to better monitor and protect Lake Superior. “The Superior Watershed Partnership ...