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Interested residents should speak up on smoking ordinance

July 24, 2016 At the request of its health department, the Marquette County Board is considering a revision to the county’s more than 25-year-old smoking ordinance that would regulate vaping and the use of... more »»

The August primary is just around the corner, and it’s important

July 23, 2016 Every four years it happens. Politicians come at us from every angle, flooding the inboxes of our emails, appearing all over our Facebook newsfeeds and sprouting up in signs on citizens’ front yards. more »»

Community support behind Trillium House is incredible

July 22, 2016 A community fundraising effort to provide enough money for the construction of Marquette County’s first hospice house is nearly complete. more »»

Hiawatha Music Festival is great local tradition to enjoy

July 21, 2016 When something is a tradition, sometimes we fail to fully appreciate it. more »»

8-18 Media getting good experience at national convention

July 20, 2016 This year’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland might not be as tumultuous as the turbulent 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago when protests broke out in the streets and shouting matches... more »»

City’s new UFO landing strip is a good idea

July 19, 2016 Just checking. There is, of course, no UFO landing strip, and possibly no UFOs — but that’s all fodder for another editorial. more »»

Delft project a great use of historic downtown building

July 18, 2016 A project that has been unfolding over the past couple of years at the former Delft Theater in downtown Marquette appears to be nearing completion. more »»

No violations found in small fire during city Fourth display

July 17, 2016 The annual Fourth of July fireworks display in Marquette draws thousands of people every year to the city’s Mattson Lower Harbor Park, and this year was no exception as crowds gathered to watch the... more »»

Better cooperation needed between police, working press

July 16, 2016 With only a handful of notable exceptions, Upper Peninsula media have historically been a docile lot when covering law enforcemen. more »»

Weekend slate of events provide much to do in Superiorland

July 15, 2016 Thursday in this space, we lauded the Red Earth Classic, a set of bike races happening Saturday that benefit several local charities. more »»

Red Earth Classic shaping up to be outstanding event

July 14, 2016 Superiorland residents looking for something fun to do Saturday may consider the Red Earth Classic mountain bike races, which are expected to draw hundreds of racers from all over the Midwest. more »»

Potential fireworks ordinance makes a lot of sense

July 13, 2016 Fireworks are to be expected on the Fourth of July holiday. However, note the operative word is “on” Independence Day, not at midnight days after the holiday. more »»

Salvation Army appointments a positive move

July 12, 2016 We are pleased to welcome the new Salvation Army officers assigned locally. Capts. Doug Winters and Kim Winters officially started duties in late Jun. more »»

Enviro fines in bilge discharge should have been higher

July 11, 2016 We applaud the recent leveling of a hefty fine in connection to a German-based cargo ship dumping oily bilge water into the Great Lakes — and only regret the sanction wasn’t much higher. more »»

South Marquette development good but caution urged

July 10, 2016 Through an arrangement similar to what occurs in brownfield redevelopment projects — a process that the city of Marquette has become familiar with in recent years — there may be hope on the horizon... more »»

Residents in need should check out mobile food pantries

July 9, 2016 Upper Peninsula residents in need should avail themselves of an outstanding program that provides food to people who qualify. more »»

Pioneer Days reunites classmates and old friends, extends holiday

July 8, 2016 Even after all the other communities have wrapped up their Fourth of July celebrations, Irontown USA is just getting started. more »»

Apple move to help increase organ donations heartening

July 7, 2016 It’s difficult not to like and support a program about to be offered by Apple designed to encourage people — especially young people — to register as organ donors. more »»

Area conservation project to benefit birds, butterflies

July 6, 2016 If you’re riding your bicycle along Lake Superior between the Michigan Welcome Center in Harvey and the mouth of the Carp River in Marquette, you might see newly planted garden spots along the way. more »»

Rotary awards scholarships to recent Marquette graduates

July 6, 2016 Recent Marquette High School graduates Parker Smith and Laura Norton were each presented the Marquette Rotary Club's scholarship for $5,000 given over four years. more »»

 
 
 

 

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