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Super One Foods donates to youth football program

Super One Foods in Negaunee had a cookout for Marquette County Youth Football on June 16. Proceed total was $802.15. At left is Kevan Mitchell from Marquette County Youth Football. Also pictured is Kevin Champion, store manager of the Negaunee Super One.

Knights aid Aspen Ridge

Clifford Trudell, left, and Larry Poissant, right, from the Grand Knight of the Columbus Council 1541 presented a check for $896.23 to Aspen Ridge Elementary principal Chris Marana for the special education department. The donation was raised as a part of the Knights of Columbus Annual Tootsie ...

DDA aids Janzen House

On June 20, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority donated $3,000 to the Janzen House. The Janzen House, located at 146 W. Spring St., provides low-cost transitional housing for men. The donation comes from the proceeds of the Downtown Spring Open Twisted Tea Off held in Downtown ...

Econo makes donation

Zach Quinnell, manager at Tadych’s Econo Foods of Marquette, presents a check for $2,760 to Karmen Albert of Redeemer Lutheran Preschool.

Mining Journal makes donation to UPAWS

Mining Journal classified sales representative Barbara Lemire-McNece, left, presents a check to Reva Laituri, a member of the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter board of directors. The check is from The Mining Journal’s recent Pet Pawrade special section.

Thomas Ziegler earns NJC Scholarship

Thomas Ziegler of Negaunee High School was recently selected to receive the North Jackson Company Scholarship, awarding him $500 in support of his college career. Thomas will attend Michigan Technological University to study engineering with aspirations to eventually work in aerospace ...

Madysen Mattias earns scholarship

U.P. Catholic Credit Union scholarship recipient Madysen Mattias, right, is pictured with Negaunee Branch Manager, Katie Wilcox. Mattias is a graduate of Westwood High School. This is UPCCU’s second year of offering Marquette County schools a scholarship.

Rotary Club donates to Beautification Committee

The Ishpeming Rotary Club donated $500 to the Ishpeming Beautification Committee. Some members spent an evening planting nine lilac trees at the Lake Bancroft Park in Ishpeming. Pictured from left: Heidi Peterson, Lance Peterson, Gary Nelson, Tom Edmark and Alyson Sundberg.

Local literacy leaders earn recognition

The Marquette-Alger Reading Council recently held a reception to recognize local literacy leaders. Dr. Melanie Reaves, MARC president, (not pictured) presented Reading Teacher of the Year certificates to Laura Wayland, fourth grade teacher at Father Marquette Elementary School, left, and Lori ...

River Valley launches ‘Dollars for Doers’

River Valley Bank recently launched its Dollars for Doers program. One aspect of the Dollars for Doers program is a $250 Team Grant will be awarded to an eligible organization where a team of three or more individuals logged a combined total of 40 eligible volunteer hours on a single project. ...

Westwood High School announces honor roll

Term 3 * denotes 4.0 GPA 12th grade All “A’s”: Jared Anderson, Jarod Anttila, Katelyn Axford, Kassy Carlson, *Lauren Farley, Averie Kangas Kaylee Lusardi, *Eliza Manninen, *Madysen Mattias, Anna Messing, Rylee Perry, *Jarl Peters, *Megan Pohlman, Paige Rivard, Brandon Talus, *Bryce ...

Ojibwa Casino aids 4th of July fund

Ojibwa Casino Marquette has donated $3,750 to the Marquette Area Fourth of July Celebration Committee in partial sponsorship of the barge from which the fireworks are set-off. Pictured presenting the check are Don Wren, Ojibwa Casinos general manager and Tom Baldini, chairman of the Marquette ...

Knights of Columbus donate dough roller

The Knights of Columbus Council 151, representing four parishes, purchased a dough roller machine for the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Republic. Pictured are Knights of Columbus Council 151 Grand Knight Clifford Trudell and Sister Margey Schmelzle, the pastoral coordinator of the St. ...

American Legion aids Bay Cliff Health Camp

American Legion Post 44 presented a check for $1,000 to the Bay Cliff Health Camp. The money was raised through the collection of can tabs from area American Legion posts #44 in Marquette, post #114 in Greenwood and post #131 in Munising along with several area schools and local businesses. ...

Karen Wertanen earns Daughter of the Year award

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution member Karen Wertanen of Ishpeming, right, is presented with the Onagomingkway Chapter Daughter of the Year Award by Regent Sarah Smart of Marquette. Wertanen received this award for her work on behalf of the chapter in helping with the ...

Travel Marquette aids 4th of July fund

Travel Marquette recently made a $1,000 contribution to the Marquette Area Fourth of July Celebration fund to support Marquette’s parade and fireworks display. Pictured, left to right, are Anna Dravland, Travel Marquette Community Relations and Event Marketing coordinator; Tom Baldini, ...

Robot visits Birchview students

Birchview Elementary School in Ishpeming was recently visited by a 95-pound remote control robot. Team members from the Westend Gearbusters, headquartered in Westwood High School, brought their competition robot that they designed, built and programmed. It can move in any direction, place ...

Munising schools announce honor roll

Munising Middle/High School 2016-2017 Honor Roll Quarter 3 Honor Roll *Denotes 4.0 GPA 12th Grade Bethany Baron, Jason Biddinger, *Peyton Bonevelle, Abigail Brown, *Rachel Cooper, Corey Cotey, *Bailey Downs, Josie Hart, Alexis Heyrman, Jared Immel, *Marissa Immel, Alex Johnson, Kylee ...

Ishpeming High School announces honor roll

Ishpeming High School Honor Roll Quarter 3 *Indicates All A’s 9th grade Gavin Argall, Ava Asgaard, Berkli Asgaard, Breck Bell, Preston Collette, John Corkin*, Darien Dauphinais, Eros DeWitt, Kyle Ericson, Maija Fox*, Lydia Gugin, Ty Kauppinen*, Willard Kestila, Kayla Koski*, Brent ...

Delft Bistro wins decorating contest

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority awarded The Delft Bistro with $250 in advertising dollars for winning the Miniature Golf Green Decorating Contest during the Downtown Spring Open Twisted Tea Off held on April 22. The Delft Bistro, located at 139 W. Washington in Marquette, hosted a ...