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VFW makes donation to DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans

The VFW Post 3165 donated $2,000 towards the purchase of a second NUSTEP machine used for physical therapy at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. The first machine they purchased was so popular they purchased a second for the facility. Pictured are Rollin Johnson, trustee; Bernie Stanaway, ...

Rotary makes donation to Liberty Children’s Art Project

Carol Phillips, executive director of the Liberty Children’s Art Project, accepts a contribution for $1,000 from Marquette Rotary Club President Frank Lenz. The funding helps to provide after school art programs for 4 area schools.

Wixstrom wins art contest

Pictured from left: Thomas Wixstrom, Ellie Martin and Colton Glisson. Wixstrom won first place in an art contest and received a ride to school on Oct. 17 with fire chief Al Koski.

FITWORX welcomed by DDA

Tom Stone FITWORX, located at 317 S. Front Street in Downtown Marquette, was recently welcomed to the downtown district by Marquette’s Downtown Development Authority. FITWORX specializes in high-quality personal training, partner training and small group training. They offer safe, effective ...

GLYCD awards given at nonprofit conference

Two Marquette County residents and a business are among outstanding volunteers honored during the ninth annual U.P. Service Awards program at the U.P. Nonprofit Conference. The awards are given by Grow and Lead: Community and Youth Development to recognize exemplary volunteer efforts throughout ...

Kids learn about fire prevention

Children from a young fives class at Aspen Ridge Elementary School line up to tour the cab of a fire truck during a fire prevention event on Thursday. Fire departments from Ishpeming, Champion, Humboldt, Michigamee and Spurr townships work with the NICE Community School District annually during ...

Hiawathaland club helps veterans

The Hiawathaland Snowmobile Club hosted an outing for 12 residents of the Jacobetti Veterans Home at the snowmobile club clubhouse Sept. 29. The veterans were able to spend an afternoon, visiting, playing cards, roasting hot dogs, fishing and riding in UTV’s. All of the veterans had pie and ...

U.P. Reef makes splash in Marquette

The Lake Superior Community Partnership recently teamed up with U.P. Reef for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the business’ grand opening. U.P. Reef, located at 118 W. Washington St., is a full-service aquarium store in downtown Marquette. U.P. Reef specializes in helping customers create ...

Junior Girl Scouts make donation to UPAWS

Junior Girl Scout Troop 5012 presents Ann Brownell of the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter with fleece tie blankets and a check for the Pink Lady: Hope for Healing. This fund provides money for emergency medical attention to injured and sick animals who come into UPAWS care. The girls, ...

Born 100 years apart

M. Lorraine Laing, born June 22, 1917, is pictured with her great-grandson, Jackson Hart, born Feb. 23. Jackson’s parents are Stephen and Stacey Hart of Airdrie, Alberta, Canada. They came to the Upper Peninsula this summer, specifically for her to meet him. The two were born 100 years apart.

NSDAR greets Schrift

Sarah Smart, regent of the Onagomingkway Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, presents a basket of Upper Michigan products to Diane Schrift, Michigan’s state regent, during her recent visit. During her 3-year term as regent of the state, Schrift will visit the ...

Ribbon cutting held for Katherine Jarvi Photography

The Lake Superior Community Partnership recently teamed up with Katherine Jarvi Photography for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of her studio on Third Street in Marquette. Owner and award-winning photographer, Katherine Nichols, is excited to be providing a full range of portrait ...

U.P. Catholic Foundation makes first distributions

The recently formed U.P. Catholic Foundation made its first distributions totaling $389,800. The foundation provides for the financial stability of parishes, missions, Catholic schools and other Catholic causes in the Diocese of Marquette. “Some funds previously held by the diocese were moved ...

Homecoming king, queen crowned in Gwinn

Gwinn High School’s homecoming king and queen, Noah Stempihar and Heidi Eden, are named during halftime at the school’s football game against Hancock Friday night. (Journal photo by Rachel Oakley)

King and queen of the Miners crowned

Mallory Munson, right, and Davis Bayley are crowned homecoming queen and king at the Negaunee High School homecoming assembly Friday. (Journal photos by Corey Kelly)

DDA makes donation

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority presents an $8,000 check to the Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee Inc., to go toward Father Marquette Park improvements. The presentation took place at the MBRC’s annual awards luncheon at the Landmark Inn. From left are: Marquette ...

Ishpeming Class of 1957 holds reunion

The Ishpeming High School Class of 1957 recently celebrated its 60th reunion at the Ishpeming Elks Lodge. Pictured but not in order are: Sandy Hampton, Bill Locher, Robert Marcotte, Deborah Mathews, Rosemary Harrington, Dom Nardi, Helen Johnson, Robert Betts, Roger LaFreniere Keith DeFant, ...

Super One aids UPAWS

Super One Foods of Marquette and Negaunee held cookouts on Friday and Saturday of Labor Day weekend and raised a lot of money to help UPAWS. Super One customers purchased many needed “wish list” items toward UPAWS and made monetary donations. Both stores offered paper “paws” again this ...

Superior Health Foundation awarded $15,000

The Western Marquette County Health Foundation had a check presentation and ceremony Tuesday in the foundation office in Ishpeming to award a $15,000 matching grant to the Superior Health Foundation. From the left: Tom Edmark, WMCHF president; Keith LaCosse, WMCHF board member; Kori Tossava, ...