Spotlight

Super One Foods cookouts assist UPAWS

Super One Foods of Marquette and Negaunee held cookouts Labor Day weekend and raised money to help the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter. Generous Super One customers also donated many needed “wish list” items, bought UPAWS T-shirts and donated money. Both stores offered paper ...

Northern Sun Winery summer concert series benefit local groups

The summer concert series at Northern Sun Winery has raised more than $3,000 to support charities and community programs. Northern Sun owners Susie and Dave Anthony have announced results from three public music events in their “Funday Sunday” Benefit Concert Series, undertaken with ...

Barton, Knaffla & Associates renames practice to Flourish Financial Partners

The Lake Superior Community Partnership recently held a ribbon cutting with Barton, Knaffla & Associates to celebrate its name change to Flourish Financial Partners. Barton, Knaffla & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., recently changed ...

Up North Lodge raises over $23K from 2018 Bike Night events

The Up North Lodge announced it raised $23,300 during its 2018 Tuesday Bike Night events. Since its inception, The Up North Lodge has raised $158,000 for the community. According to a press release, the lodge thanks all of the 2018 Bike Night sponsors – Mark Aho Financial Group, Pepp Motors ...

Lunch held for veterans

Residents from the Jacobetti Home for Veterans joined Lost Creek residents for a Community Action Alger-Marquette Senior Congregate Dining Lunch on Sept. 7. Twelve veterans were treated to lunch and a long-stem rose to show appreciation for their service to our country.

Cornell resident Anne Okonek’s photo to appear in NARFE 2019 calendar

A photo by Anne Okonek of Cornell has been selected for the cover and the March page of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association 2019 calendar. Approximately 300,000 NARFE members nationwide received the calendar, with 12 monthly photos selected from submissions by members. ...

River Valley Bank makes donation to Women’s Center

River Valley Bank recently donated $5,000 to the Marquette Women’s Center campaign. These funds will be matched by a local donor. Pictured, from left, are Zack Couvillion of River Valley Bank; Christian Palomaki, market manager for River Valley; Michelle Sellers, vice president of business ...

Donna Thoune named Cedar River Queen

Crowned 2018 Cedar River Queen during opening ceremonies of the Cedar River Bridge Walk was Ms. Donna Thoune. Thoune was suggested for Cedar River Royality by the late Mike Hirsch. Being employed by the current and past six owners of the Cedar River Pub, Thoune has served the public in Cedar ...

Linda Sutton, MD, joins UPHS Marquette Board of Trustees

MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Marquette has welcomed Linda Sutton, MD, as a member of the UPHS-M Board of Trustees. “It is a genuine privilege to serve on the board; I see a lot of the great strengths in the Upper Peninsula and Marquette in particular,” said Dr. Sutton in a news release. ...

Jacob Olson named as employee of quarter

Jacob Olson is presented a check from Commander Vincent Servom, right, and Senior Vice Commander Jerry Murphy of V.F.W. Superior Memorial Post 6 in Marquette. Olson has been working at D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans for four years as a maintenance worker. He was chosen as the employee of the ...

NMU Regional Police Academy holds graduation ceremony

Northern Michigan University’s Regional Police Academy recently held its graduation ceremony. Fourteen recruits were given certificates of completion after 16 weeks of training that revolves around a curriculum set forth by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards. For more ...

Michigan Iron Industry Museum hosts Future Historians role-playing program

This summer, over 40 youth participated in the Michigan Iron Industry Museum’s Future Historians role-playing program at Fort Wilkins, Copper Harbor. The museum offered four, three-day living history workshops where students portrayed actual individuals from the summer of 1870. For more ...

Sault Tribe Golf Scholarship Classic held

Golfers from across the state competed in the 18th Annual Sault Tribe Golf Scholarship Classic held at the Wild Bluff Golf Course in Brimley on July 28. The annual event generated over $77,000 for the tribe’s scholarship fund. The two-day event began Friday night with a reception held at ...

Travel Marquette aids Dryland Dash

Travel Marquette is a proud sponsor of the UP200 Dryland Dash, Oct. 13-14 at Negaunee Township Park. This event is a non-snow season (dryland) form of mushing that consists of participation using carts, bikes, scooters or running on foot with dogs. From left: Susan Estler, executive director of ...

Eagles Club makes donation to Negaunee Fire Dept.

The Negaunee Eagles #1944 REAC recently donated $1,000 to the Negaunee Fire Department for purchase of needed equipment. Eagles members also provided a dinner for the firemen and their families prior to the presentation of the donation. Shown are REAC Sergeant at Arms, Darryl Sandvig, REAC ...

Exchange Club makes donation to volunteer program

From left, Ann Kananen and Julie Shaw of the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program receive a $1,250 check from Geno Angeli of the Exchange Club of Marquette County. RSVP members clean up Mattson Lower Harbor Park each morning of the International Food Fest, held over the Fourth of July holiday. The ...