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Marquette County Fair marking 25th anniversary

August 14, 2015 We congratulate all those who work so hard at making something look so easy: The Marquette County Fair Boar. more »»

Township handled light ordinance the right way

August 12, 2015 After months of discussion and listening to residents’ concerns, Marquette Township now has an outdoor lighting ordinance. It was not something the township took lightly, so to speak. more »»

Work at Ishpeming schools worthwhile

August 11, 2015 Construction projects ongoing at the Ishpeming high and middle schools and the district’s Birchview Elementary School seem like wise expenditures of public funds — especially since district voters... more »»

Scandal in state house should be resolved quickly

August 10, 2015 We sincerely hope an investigation into an alleged relationship and cover up between two freshman state representatives from districts below the bridge proceeds with all reasonable dispatc. more »»

Piece of World Trade Center received locally

August 9, 2015 A small piece of 9/11 was received locally last week when a memorial foundation presented a section of steel from the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center to a Marquette business. more »»

State funding for trails is money well spent

August 8, 2015 Marquette County and a few others in the Upper Peninsula and below the bridge were recently awarded grants to build and maintain new and existing sections of the Iron Belle Trail. more »»

Ore to Shore a great event for community

August 7, 2015 If you hear cowbells Saturday, don’t be concerned: It’s most likely the supporters of the 16th annual Ore To Shore Mountain Bike Epic. more »»

Cinder Pond Marina project was worth waiting for

August 6, 2015 It’s been a long time coming, but the Cinder Pond Marina service building reconstruction project is set to begin soon. more »»

Teamwork helped extinguish last week’s wildfire

August 5, 2015 With last week’s hot and dry conditions, it’s not surprising that a fire broke out in the area. In this case, it began Thursday, about 4 miles northeast of Republic in Humboldt Townshi. more »»

National Night Out a positive program that benefits all

August 4, 2015 For most people, contact with police department personnel or other emergency responders usually comes during times of high anxiety and stress. more »»

Beer is big business in region, state and getting bigger

August 3, 2015 Don’t look now but beer, which some might argue is the most social of all adult beverages, has become big business in the state of Michigan and, by extension, the Upper Peninsula. more »»

New mobile app has potential to assist in medical advances

August 2, 2015 Mobile apps seem to come and go these days, generating a bit of news one day and gone from public view not many days after. more »»

Lower Harbor Park historical marker notes key achievement

August 1, 2015 The city of Marquette and the surrounding region is brimming with history, particularly that related to the mining industry. more »»

Ore to Shore needs volunteers for next week’s event

July 31, 2015 An event which has become an iconic part of summer in the Upper Peninsula is looking for some volunteers. more »»

Safety tips will help prevent wildfires

July 30, 2015 It’s that time of year again, when sustained high temperatures conspire with a dearth of precipitation to elevate the fire danger. more »»

Presque Isle Marina improvements are good for city

July 29, 2015 Marquette, being the Lake Superior coastal city that it is, is dependent on facilities that make it easier for people, especially boaters, to enjoy the lake. more »»

Organ donation process working in state of Michigan

July 28, 2015 Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson made public a bit of gratifying news on Saturday that received little play outside of the Detroit area. more »»

MTU program helps seniors make better use of web

July 27, 2015 A program that’s being run out of Michigan Tech University in Houghton, in conjunction with the Houghton Public Library, offers promise to seniors searching for ways to best use the world wide web... more »»

Community was well served by Judge Dennis Girard

July 26, 2015 The community owes a debt of gratitude to Dennis Girard, as he steps away from the Marquette County District Court bench and into retirement. more »»

Plaisier perseverance paid off, set example for everyone

July 25, 2015 Karen Plaisier set a great example for all of us this week when she won the Upper Peninsula Ladies Golf Association title. That example was to never, ever give up on your dreams. more »»



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