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Credit union league helps U.P. Honor Flight

The U.P. Chapter of Michigan Credit Union League held its annual charity golf outing on Aug. 23 at the Terrace Bluff Country Club in Gladstone. There were 119 representatives from the Upper Peninsula-area credit unions, including corporate sponsors of the event. Through that, $7,500 was ...

VFW recognizes Jacobetti home’s Yvette Niemi

Yvette Niemi, center, is presented a check from Senior Vice Commander Jerry Murphy, left, and James Feliciano of the VFW Superior Memorial Post 6 in Marquette. Niemi has been working at D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans for two and a half years as a resident care aide. She was chosen as the ...

Rotary Club of Ishpeming donates to Trillium House

Pat Bray, director of Trillium House, and board member Dr. Michael Grossman accept a $1,500 check from Rotary Club of Ishpeming members to go toward the purchase of a medical cart for their facility. The Trillium House is a homelike environment for terminally ill people that provides care ...

Truckey performs at MSHS

Daniel Truckey, director of the Beaumier Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University, visited the French classes at Marquette Senior High School to sing traditional French Voyageur songs. Students are studying French history in the area and the songs helped bring their studies to life.

American Legion donates to Honor Flight

The Ishpeming American Legion recently made a donation of $2,200 to U.P. Honor Flight. Pictured from left, first row: Steve Olsen, service officer; Paul Makela, Honor Flight representative; Penny Strongman, auxiliary president; Mike Michell, SAL commander; Gloria Lehtinen, auxiliary member; ...

Tea Party for Technology helps library

The fundraising committee for the Forsyth Township Public Library recently held its fourth annual Tea Party for Technology. This year's theme was Celebrating Our Roots. Guests were entertained with an ethnic fashion show and with a performance by dancers from the Marquette Folk Dancers group. ...

Anytime Fitness donates to Cancer Care

Anytime Fitness of Harvey held a 12-hour fundraiser for Cancer Care of Marquette County and raised $600 by logging 482 miles and having a basket raffle. Shown are Jamie Thayer, Anytime Fitness of Harvey owner, and Dave Poirier, president of Cancer Care of Marquette County.

Exchange Club aids St. Vincent de Paul

Barb O'Neill, left, of the Exchange Club of Marquette County presents a $1,000 check to Jacy Williams and Ron Provost of the Marquette St. Vincent de Paul Society for the organization's food pantry. Each year the local Exchange Club sponsors the International Food Fest over the Fourth of July ...

Sell, Encore Financial contributes to UPAWS

The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter recently announced Theresa Sell and Encore Financial’s support of the Imagine the PAWSibilities Capital Campaign. With this gift, Sell has become an Imagine the PAWSibilities Business PAWtner and has pledged $40,000 to sponsor the Pet Food Pantry, ...