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Black Friday

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Hundreds of shoppers stood in line outside of Menards in Marquette Township this morning as they braved the cold wind and waited for the store’s doors to open so they could engage in Black Friday sales. “Black Friday is one of our biggest events of the year,” said Darren ...

Senior events

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MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Chatham Manor, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Clubhouse Exercise Class, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Clubhouse Aerobics, 9-10 a.m., Clubhouse Gym Chair Yoga, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Basement, $2 donation Walking/Chair ...

Police ID body as missing Iron River man

Local

MARQUETTE — Police today identified the body found Friday morning along the Marquette shoreline as 53-year-old Robert Anderson, who had been reported missing since late October. Anderson and Sarah Hall, 37, both of Iron River, were reportedly swept off Black Rocks in Marquette’s Presque ...

Rotary Club boosts YMCA

Local

The Rotary Club of Marquette presented The Marquette County YMCA with a donation of $25,000 from its golf outing. In the photo are golf committee chair Michele Butler with Rick Holmes, committee member and event sponsor through Subway. Receiving the check is Rotarian and YMCA director Jenna ...

National Adoption Day

Local

Marquette County Probate Judge Cheryl Hill collaborated with local agencies at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette for an afternoon of fun on National Adoption Day, which is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving in Michigan. “Today I was fortunate enough to preside over four adoptions,” ...

Birds spotted despite changing weather, winds

Community

“How sweet to be a Cloud. Floating in the Blue!” - A.A. Milne In the midst of cold, snow, changing weather and winds, there are rafts of ducks just floating out there. No, there is a big raft floating out there, the other half was diving for food. In the center of the crab apple trees ...

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; ...

Marquette Fire Department history, part 2

Superior History

As Marquette transformed from a village to a city, the Marquette Fire Department grew to be an important part of the community. Though still volunteers, the fire-fighters of the time were a close-knit group who cared deeply about their job. To stay in the competitive spirit, the firefighters of ...

2017 Cheer Club launches

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MARQUETTE — It’s that time of year again when The Mining Journal partners with community members and organizations, collecting unwrapped toys and other gifts to distribute to families in need for the holidays. For nearly four decades, the Marquette-based newspaper has teamed up with ...

DNR hopes people will #OptOutside this Friday

Local

LANSING — Residents and visitors are encouraged to put away leftovers and #OptOutside as part of their day-after-Thanksgiving traditions. To encourage folks to tap into Michigan’s great outdoors and gather with friends and family Friday, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will ...

Local briefing

Local

2-vehicle crash in Christmas CHRISTIMAS — Troopers from the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post responded to a report of a two-vehicle personal injury crash in Christmas at about 6 p.m. Wednesday. Police said a 29-year-old Munising woman driving a 2011 GMC Yukon existed the White Pine ...

Bulletin board

Community

‘Great music’ classes to resume MARQUETTE — Just a reminder that after this Thanksgiving break, Floyd Slotterback will resume his classes on “Hearing Great Music” in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room from noon-1 p.m. Monday, then Dec. 4 and Dec. 6. The first three ...

In brief

Superior History

Treasure sale planning set MARQUETTE — The Marquette Federation of Women’s Clubs is accepting donations for its 19th Annual Yesterday’s Treasure Sale, which will be Dec. 2. Sale proceeds will benefit the restoration and renovation of the Historic Clubhouse at 104 W. Ridge St., ...

Feeling the blues

Front Page News

MARQUETTE —Shop, family get together, party, repeat. The holidays are upon us, a season typically billed as a time of love and cheer. But for many people, it can become a source of the blues. Great Lakes Recovery Center Community Outreach specialist Carole Touchinski said studies show that ...

Local briefing

Local

Free adoptions at UPAWS NEGAUNEE — The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter, thanks to Zappos.com with North Shore Animal League, is helping spread love with Home for the Pawlidayz. From Friday through Sunday, Zappos will sponsor free adoptions for approved adopters at UPAWS and ...

Superiorland Yesterdays

Local

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. 30 years ago TRAUNIK – The general store – an important social and economic place in rural America – is making a comeback in this tiny Alger County town. Bill and ...

Gossard focusing on Small Business Saturday

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MARQUETTE — Small Business Saturday, an initiative launched by American Express in 2010 to help bring more holiday shopping to local businesses, is a nationwide celebration that has expanded to areas with smaller populations like the Upper Peninsula. “We always support our small ...

Mares-Z-Doats to hold Christmas sale

Local

MARQUETTE — Marquette’s leading pet, grain, feed, garden, and aquarium supply store Mares-Z-Doats is hosting its annual Christmas Sale this year on Dec. 8-9. “Everything in the store will be on sale and there will be door prizes to sign up for, too,” said manager Andrew ...