Model A convention finishes public events with display at Dome

By Adelle Whitefoot MARQUETTE – The Model A Ford Club of America concluded its public events for its national convention Thursday night with a public viewing of the vehicles in the Superior Dome. One vehicle owner said he almost didn’t make it to the convention, which has been going on all week around the county.Continue reading “Model A convention finishes public events with display at Dome”

Playing with fireworks: Changes in law mean more options, more concerns

By Adelle Whitefoot MARQUETTE – There are many safety concerns when it comes to using fireworks, whether they are consumer fireworks or low-impact fireworks. According to the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act, consumer fireworks are firework devices designed to produce visible effects by combustion. These fireworks, such as bottle rockets, roman candles and other items that leaveContinue reading “Playing with fireworks: Changes in law mean more options, more concerns”

Setting Sail: U.P. couple moves from salt to fresh water fun

By Adelle Whitefoot MARQUETTE – Douglas and Michelle Black may consider themselves amateur sailors, but that doesn’t stop them from enjoying being out on Lake Superior with the wind blowing in their sails. “What’s so great about (sailing) is that it’s a balancing act between the wind and the water,” Douglas Black said. “It allContinue reading “Setting Sail: U.P. couple moves from salt to fresh water fun”

Race adds a splash of color to winter white

By Adelle Whitefoot ISHPEMING – Colorful powder went flying through the air and at participants of the first Arctic Blast Color Dash Saturday giving the white snow some flair. About 290 people participated in the event, a 5K and Kids’ 1K snowshoe run. The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Chambers of Commerce, which organized the event, set aContinue reading “Race adds a splash of color to winter white”

Wish lists: District eyes options for grant, donations

By Adelle Whitefoot ISHPEMING – At its meeting Monday, the Ishpeming Public Schools Board of Education heard ideas about what to do with leftover donations and a Sports Illustrated grant to its athletic program which total more than $50,000. The athletic committee met with the varsity football team and coaches to hear their thoughts onContinue reading “Wish lists: District eyes options for grant, donations”

Smoke forces evacuation: Investigators focus on basement of structure; appointments delayed

By Adelle Whitefoot MARQUETTE – A fire at the Upper Peninsula Medical Center forced evacuation of the complex this morning. The Marquette Fire Department responded to a call at approximately 7:50 a.m. and the building, at 1414 W. Fair Ave., was evacuated. According to Marquette Fire Chief Tom Belt, the fire originated in a confinedContinue reading “Smoke forces evacuation: Investigators focus on basement of structure; appointments delayed”

Cliffs layoffs on iron range begin Sunday

By Adelle Whitefoot MARQUETTE – Extended layoffs at Cliffs Natural Resources’ local mines begin Sunday. About 300 workers will be laid off, with more than half – about 160 – as voluntary layoffs, said Dale Hemmila, Cliffs North America director of public affairs. Layoffs are a result of increased iron ore pricing volatility and reductionsContinue reading “Cliffs layoffs on iron range begin Sunday”

Huntington’s Disease Rallies Family

By Adelle Whitefoot ISHPEMING – Some diseases can bring suffering to an entire family – tearing it apart and making it difficult to carry on. Amanda Meadows has seen the heavy toll Huntington’s disease can take – it’s been affecting her family for four generations. And now it has afflicted her. An inherited brain disorder,Continue reading “Huntington’s Disease Rallies Family”

Medical center fire location pinpointed

By Adelle Whitefoot ISHPEMING – The location where a fire started that forced evacuation of the Upper Peninsula Medical Center in Marquette on Thursday has been determined. Marquette City Fire Department Chief Tom Belt said the fire started in a records storage area of the center’s basement. The room was full of paper records storedContinue reading “Medical center fire location pinpointed”