Marquette County

Marquette County

Nov 3, 2020


Gregory S. Zyburt-Democratic--24,967

Joseph Kozub-Republican--11,352



Dawn Andrews--2,088

T.J. Derwin--1,997

Tina Evans--1,898

Mary Jo Paris-Johns--2,548



Dan J. Audette--5,485

Leigh Beth Freberg--3,763

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has signed a lease agreement that clears the way for construction of a shooting range in Richmond Township.

The range will be west of Marquette off M-35 along the Goose Lake Access Road. The $800,000 public facility is on 25 acres of property owned by Cleveland Cliffs, Incorporated.

Officials say the range will meet National Rifle Association and Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines. It will also use state-of-the-art sound control measures and environmental containment features.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A homicide investigation is underway after human remains found in Marquette County were positively identified.

Michigan State Police say the remains found August 4 are those of Jody Dean Howe, 58, who was reported missing in August 2019. Howe was last seen on video surveillance at Meijer the morning of August 23, 2019.

A forensic autopsy of the remains was performed at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. The cause of death has not been released.

The case remains under investigation.

Marquette County

Aug 4, 2020



Nicholas Laporte Benson (D): 5,898

Russell Pomeroy (D): 4,410


COUNTY MINE INSPECTOR (vote for not more than 1)

Steven Bertucci (D): 3,854

John Hamel (D): 3,130

Allan Koski (D): 3,537


COUNTY DRAIN COMMISSIONER (vote for not more than 1)

Paul Altobello (D): 4,629

Mike Farrell (D): 5,540


MARQUETTE, MI--   The Michigan Launch Initiative, an effort led by the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA), is moving forward with a vertical launch site and autonomous vehicle proving grounds to be located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 

Michael Hilliard

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says two more trail camera photos of a cougar have been confirmed in the Upper Peninsula over the past couple of months. 

One was taken in northern Delta County on September 18 and the other in southern Marquette County on October 6. The cameras are located about 14 miles apart.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette County Administrator Scott Erbisch says Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area 

will be closed to the public on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 until 8 p.m. due to a television production shoot.

In the interest of public safety, parking vehicles along County Road 550 in this area is discouraged.

For any questions, please call 906-225-8151. 

Marquette Symphony Orchestra Facebook Page

The Marquette Symphony Orchestra is sponsoring a brand new vocal competition.  Imagine performing with the ultimate back-up group, a professional symphony orchestra! Up to five vocal finalists of any age will perform with the Marquette Symphony Orchestra at its Pops/Family concert on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Kaufman Auditorium. The Grand Prize Winner, chosen by audience vote, will return to perform with the orchestra during its 2020-2021 season.

Who is eligible?

Marquette County

Oct 24, 2018


MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette County has accepted a $60,000 federal grant to keep an eye on routes to the U.S. border.

The money will help cover overtime for Marquette County police who patrol areas on or near Lake Superior, including road, snowmobile, and marine units.

County Emergency Management Coordinator Teresa Schwalbach says the Sheriff's Office will determine schedules. She says the sheriff must keep track so the county can be reimbursed.

Commissioner Johnny DePetro says Marquette County doesn't have to post a matching grant.