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Newest orphanage proposal garners guarded support

March 19, 2015 The old orphanage in south Marquette has been an eyesore for years as it has sat empty and dilapidated, but a recent proposal for redevelopment has potential for success. more »»

Sunshine Week stresses importance of open government

March 18, 2015 If you have a gripe with a local zoning board of appeals or city council but can’t make it to its meeting, you often can read about it the next day in the newspaper, see it on the TV or hear about i... more »»

UPEC annual conference a valuable educational tool

March 17, 2015 The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition held its annual “Celebrate the UP!” series of presentations at the Landmark Inn, Peter White Public Library, Federated Women’s Clubhouse and First United... more »»

Voices for Youth quietly doing great work in area

March 16, 2015 It’s hard to overestimate the value of programs, no matter what their origin, that are designed to help children and young people in crisis. more »»

Public’s cooperation sought in tree clearing, bat support

March 15, 2015 The Marquette County Road Commission has asked for the public’s cooperation as it works on a tight deadline to clear trees along a handful of road and bridge construction projects, including two in... more »»

Range Bank, Skytta well deserving of distinguished awards

March 14, 2015 It is our pleasure to join the Marquette-area business community, and indeed the community in general, in congratulating the distinguished service winners announced at the Lake Superior Community... more »»

Rochon a great selection for Officer of the Year

March 13, 2015 Congratulations to Marquette County sheriff’s Deputy Betsy E. Rochon for a well deserved honor, 2014 Police Officer of the Year. more »»

Potholes prevail with coming of milder temperatures

March 12, 2015 It certainly raised the spirits of area residents to have a little warmth arrive this week following a prolonged period of frigid, snowy weather. more »»

Warming temps have made ice unstable on area waterways

March 11, 2015 Winter’s not yet over and the season has brought its share of subzero temperatures, snow and ice. However, warmer temperatures this week probably are bringing out the spring fever in some people. more »»

Ishpeming energy efficiency program a bright idea

March 10, 2015 We support a move made by the Ishpeming City Council last week designed to make the city more energy efficient. more »»

New ownership at the Landmark Inn in Marquette

March 9, 2015 It’s official. After several months and much speculation, Marquette’s venerable Landmark Inn has changed hands. The Graves Hospitality Corp. of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the buyer. more »»

NRTF grant supporting good work on Alger County project

March 8, 2015 The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $2,275 grant to AuTrain Township to help fund the purchase and installation of an EZ Dock System as part of the AuTrain Heritage Trailhead Development... more »»

No on May 5

March 8, 2015 To the Journal editor: Here are more reasons we should vote no on May 5. more »»

U.P. Builders Show a chance to see products, services

March 7, 2015 One sure indication that spring is just around the corner is the annual Upper Peninsula Builder’s Show, which is happening this weekend at the Superior Dome in Marquette. more »»

Steelworkers step up to assist west-end families

March 6, 2015 Hunger knows no season. And with another cold winter hitting the Upper Peninsula, families are struggling to pay energy bills and still put food on the table. more »»

Restrictions are appropriate for stretch of IOHT

March 5, 2015 The move to place new restrictions on a section of the Iron Ore Heritage Trail in western Marquette County is appropriate under the circumstance. more »»

Closure signs mean just that: Stay off the roadway

March 4, 2015 You might be tempted to drive around that closure sign on a road you really need to travel to get to a destination quickly. However, think twice about that decision. more »»

Legislative effort to improve voting turnout makes sense

March 3, 2015 We like an effort slowly taking shape in the state Legislature that, if successful, will make it easier for people to vote. more »»

Changes planned to city parks will be positive development

March 2, 2015 Good things are happening to the city of Marquette’s parks system, developments that will ultimately benefit all who currently use the green space while helping further burnish Marquette’s image as... more »»

Grants will do necessary work in Upper Peninsula

March 1, 2015 Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials announced some good news Thursday with $1.5 million awarded to eight Upper Peninsula projects to fight invasive species. more »»



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