Ishpeming highway cleanup positive

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The Ishpeming Lions Club is the oldest Adopt-A Highway volunteer group in the Upper Peninsula. Twice a year, we clean up the two-mile section of U.S. 41 from the west Ishpeming stoplight to the Ski Hall of Fame. In the decades of participating in this project, this ...

It’s really not all about money


A young couple I know, recent grads from a state university, share a walk-up apartment in a gritty part of town. They buy their T-shirts used. They share a 22-year-old Honda Accord with well over a century of miles on it. Their health club is weights in a garage. And they spend about $700 a ...

Federal rule change will support student nutrition programs


Millions of additional students in schools serving low-income communities will be eligible to receive breakfast and lunch at no cost under a rule change announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. At schools where 25% of families participate in income-based public benefits, such ...

Seasons change

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: In the Sept.16-17 issue, The Mining Journal printed a (Letter to the Editor) entitled “Solar by example an excellent idea for Marquette Township,” praising Marquette Township for building a solar array to power their community center with that clean, renewable ...

Ishpeming survey takes temperature of city


City officials and a handful of residents participated in a review of a city-wide survey recently, focusing on what people liked and disliked in Ishpeming. Ishpeming, like a lot of other similar places around the country, stage these surveys from time to time to better understand where the ...