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Michigan National Guard to assist with no-cost community COVID-19 testing in Ironwood August 12, 2020

LANSING, MICH. The Michigan National Guard will continue its partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and local health departments to offer COVID-19 testing Wednesday, August 12 in Gogebic County. Testing will be held at the Ironwood Public Safety Building, 123 W. McLeod Ave., Ironwood, MI 49938…

Tourist Park waterfront will not be staffed with lifeguards effective August 11, 2020

Be advised that the Tourist Park waterfront will not be staffed with lifeguards during their usually scheduled hours. The City Fire Department will issue a news release later, advising news agencies upon the beaches reopening. Beach status updates may also be accessed through the City’s website, https://www.marquettemi.gov/departments/fire/waterfront-safety/

Peter White Public Library Youth Services: Game Night To-Go Wednesday August 12, 2020

Peter White Public Library Youth Services: Game Night To-Go Tuesday August 11, 4pm-7pm; Wednesday August 12, 10am-1pm & Saturday August 29, 10am-2pm. Peter White Public Library Parking lot, drive up to the pop-up tent. August’s round of take home activities feature ‘Minute To Win It’ challenges great for the whole…

Community Foundation of Marquette Announces 2020 Grant Recipients August 10, 2020

Marquette, Michigan – The Community Foundation of Marquette County, including four affiliate funds – Negaunee, Greater Ishpeming, Marquette, and Gwinn Area – granted a total of $58,334 this year in the annual competitive grant cycle.   Forty-one percent ($24,000) was awarded to programs that involved Youth and Education, including: Forsyth…

Community Foundation of Marquette Announces 2020 Grant Recipients August 10, 2020

Marquette, Michigan – The Community Foundation of Marquette County, including four affiliate funds – Negaunee, Greater Ishpeming, Marquette, and Gwinn Area – granted a total of $58,334 this year in the annual competitive grant cycle.   Forty-one percent ($24,000) was awarded to programs that involved Youth and Education, including: Forsyth…

Hancock Man Arrested for Child Sexually Abusive Material August 10, 2020

HANCOCK, MICH. An investigation conducted by the Michigan State Police (MSP) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force has resulted in an arrest and charges of a Houghton County man. Justin Henry-Allen Covert, 32 of Hancock, was arrested on Wednesday, Aug. 5, and arraigned on Friday, Aug. 7. Covert is…

NMU has conducted 3,800 COVID-19 tests as of August 9, 2020

Northern Michigan University is conducting COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty and staff. To date, the University has conducted 3,800 tests and received 900 results, five of which were positive. None of the positives reside on campus. Following established University protocols, contact tracing has been initiated. This communication to the…

Conservation officer rescues two men stranded offshore of Drummond Island August 7, 2020

Two stranded men from Chicago repeatedly expressed their gratitude to Michigan Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Todd Sumbera after he rescued them from rough water near Drummond Island Friday afternoon. Sumbera was conducting marine patrol offshore in Chippewa County, north of Drummond Island, west of Harbor Island, at approximately…

CITY OF NEGAUNEE REGULAR MEETING THURSDAY AUGUST 13, 2020

AGENDA CITY OF NEGAUNEE REGULAR MEETING THURSDAY AUGUST 13, 2020 @ 7:00 P.M. THE MEETING WILL BE VIA ZOOM TELECONFERENCE INSTRUCTIONS TO ACCESS THE MEETING ARE AT THE END OF THE AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PLEDGE TO FLAG ROLL CALL APPROVAL OF AGENDA PUBLIC COMMENT (3 min. limit) UNFINISHED BUSINESS…

Peter White Public Library Youth Services: Game Night To-Go Tuesday August 11, 2020

Peter White Public Library Youth Services: Game Night To-Go Tuesday August 11, 4pm-7pm; Wednesday August 12, 10am-1pm & Saturday August 29, 10am-2pm. Peter White Public Library Parking lot, drive up to the pop-up tent. August’s round of take home activities feature ‘Minute To Win It’ challenges great for the whole…

UPCM Presents Paint the Town With Love August 28,29,30 2020

The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum Presents PAINT THE TOWN WITH LOVE, chalk art festival and contest in your own driveway, taking place August 28,29,30.   Mark your calendar.  Registration begins August 1,  on our website http://www.upchildrensmuseum.org/. It’s FREE to be an artist and the Museum provides you with your supplies!!! The…

  GWINN AREA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS GWINN, MICHIGAN 49841 BOARD MEETING SUMMARY JULY 20, 2020 Superintendent Petrovich updated the Board on the following: what school could look like in the fall; the District’s response to COVID-19 plan; class sizes; the strategic plan; the sinking fund; and progress on hiring a special…

High water impacts continue across Michigan August 6, 2020

High water impacts continue across Michigan By JOHN PEPIN Michigan Department of Natural Resources From the Porcupine Mountains to Lime Island and Harrisville to Tawas and Van Buren state parks, record or near-record Great Lakes water levels have produced powerful impacts forcing the closure of numerous facilities. These impacts include…

Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – Aug. 5, 2020

Keweenaw Bay: Those able to get out on the nice days were rewarded as both Keweenaw and Traverse Bay provided ample lake trout for those primarily jigging. The few trolling also caught a few fish. Marquette: A few more lake trout, along with the occasional coho, were caught. Although catch…

Join Northern Vegans for a vegan picnic at Miners’ Park at 800 Mass St (along M-28/41) in Negaunee on Monday, August 10th, at 6PM. We plan to meet near the pavilion at the Park. Please bring your own beverage, plates, cups, utensils, and a vegan dish for you and any…

Calumet Theater Welcomes Renowned Guitarist Shawn Pittman August 10, 2020

(Calumet, MI) – Historic Calumet Theater welcomes renowned guitarist/vocalist Shawn Pittman In Concert, on Monday, August 10. Showtime: 7:30pm. Tickets: $22. (General Seating). Member Discount. 340 6th St. Info: (906) 337-2610 or visit www.calumettheatre.com/events/event/shawn-pittman-and-band. The Tulsa-based Pittman recently released his thirteenth album, Make It Right (Continental Blue Heaven Records), to…

Adopt-a-Forest cleanup challenge passes 50-site midpoint August 5, 2020

Refrigerators, tires, old cars, barrels with mysterious contents and an entire body cast are among the strange things pulled out of the woods by Adopt-a-Forest volunteers in the program’s nearly 30-year history. The DNR program’s summer forest cleanup challenge, which recently passed the halfway mark toward its goal with more than 50…

SmithFoods Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cashew Allergen in Earth Grown Vegan Non Dairy Almond Based Frozen Desserts July 31, 2020

SmithFoods Inc. announced that it is voluntarily recalling 16-oz pint packages of Earth Grown Vegan Non-Dairy Almond Based Frozen Desserts because it may contain an undeclared cashew allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cashews run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they…