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Rise in county landfill rates unfortunate but necessary

January 17, 2016 The fee to dispose of waste at the Marquette County landfill will be going up a bit this summer, and for nine summers after that. more »»

Fundraiser for tennis courts in Chocolay worthy of support

January 16, 2016 Area residents who are interested in supporting a good cause while enjoying a quality brew might consider stopping by the Ore Dock Brewing Co. Sunday. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. more »»

Kiltinens are well deserving of many honors received

January 15, 2016 Both congratulations and thanks are due to Pauline and John Kiltinen of Marquette. more »»

Effort to preserve Sundberg Building picking up support

January 14, 2016 A community needs to retain a connection with its past to help guide it into the future. more »»

Mammogram frequency is far from settled matter

January 13, 2016 The fact that mammograms can be a way to combat breast cancer isn’t new. However, since people differ on the guidelines, every bit of information on the subject should be considered. The U.S. more »»

Education trends to deemphasize phys ed unwise

January 12, 2016 We trust a story that appeared on Monday’s front page of the Mining Journal caught reader’s attention. more »»

Marquette Township board, PWPL at odds over millage, funding

January 11, 2016 The dark store method of property valuation continues to wage war on our local communities and the services provided here. more »»

Upgrades to planes will improve service in and out of Sawyer

January 11, 2016 That American Airlines is sinking money into its air fleet serving Sawyer International Airport and the work is being completed there must be considered good news. more »»

Work on schedule in Marquette County Jail renovation

January 9, 2016 A major renovation at the Marquette County Jail — the first in four decades — is proceeding apace. The $. more »»

Hockeyville effort to raise funds well worth local support

January 8, 2016 We hope area residents take the time to support an effort to gain money for work on Marquette’s Lakeview Arena through an online program called Kraft Hockeyville, USA. more »»

Helicopter testing at Sawyer benefits airport, community

January 7, 2016 Return of the U.S. Army to Sawyer International Airport for icing testing of helicopters is good news for the airport and surrounding communities. more »»

Hiring city lobbyist just another cost of doing business

January 6, 2016 In a few months, the city of Marquette might have a lobbyist to act as a liaison between the local and Michigan government. more »»

Karl Weber an able appointment to district bench

January 5, 2016 It’s hard to find anyone in the greater Marquette area not pleased with the appointment of Karl A. Weber as the new Marquette County District Court judg. more »»

Eagle perishes: We must work to get the lead out

January 4, 2016 The Chocolay Raptor Center has a history of successfully rehabilitating injured and sick raptors, such as two snowy owls it released in November at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course after caring for the... more »»

Police training exercise important, but hopefully not needed

January 3, 2016 While we hope law enforcement personnel will never need to use it, we are pleased with recent efforts they’ve made to prepare themselves for an active shooter emergency. more »»

Recognizing those that keep the arts alive in our community

January 2, 2016 Know someone who deserves to be honored for his/her contributions to the cultural life of the community? Nominations are now being accepted for the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center’s 2016... more »»

Ring in the new year with common sense

December 31, 2015 As we mark the passing of another year tonight there will be the usual celebrations across the region, as well as reflections on the past year and anticipation of what 2016 will brin. more »»

Gay rights protections needed in state

December 30, 2015 It’s long overdue. An effort is underway to amend Michigan’s constitution to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. more »»

Caution urged on snow-covered winter roads

December 29, 2015 For you snow sports aficionados, the snow has finally arrived, making skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing a lot easier. more »»

Suicide prevention grant is vital for community efforts

December 28, 2015 Suicide has affected many of our lives in one way or another. While always tragic, suicide by our younger generations is truly a heartbreaking story. more »»



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