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Superior Central students prepare Easter baskets

A group of students purchased items and put together Easter baskets for residents at Tendercare Health Center in Munising. They are high school students at Superior Central High School in Eben Junction. They put together 18 baskets filled with goodies such as scarves, sweets, decorated Easter ...

NMU’S SLFP aids Marquette County 4-H Program

Northern Michigan University’s Student Leader Fellowship Program has helped the Marquette County 4-H Program by providing one volunteer to assist with many integral parts of the program including 4-H Camp and The 4-H Awards Banquet. The 4-H Program has been extremely grateful for the past ...

Gopher’s aids LSH

Ruth Almén, Director of Community Relations and Program Development from Lake Superior Hospice, accepts a check for $200 from Gemma and Eric Martello, owners of Gopher’s Bakery in Marquette. In February the partnership created Cookies for a Cause to raise money for the support of families ...

Range aids ‘Miner Packs’

Negaunee Public Schools started a “Miner Packs” program this year that provides families in need at Lakeview Elementary with a healthy “pack” of food each weekend through their students. The program relies entirely on donations from individuals and business and Range Bank is proud to ...

Marquette competes in High School Bowl

The Marquette Redmen played the Houghton Gremlins in the semi-finals of High School Bowl and were defeated by a score of 290-180. Forty schools from the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin field teams for Public TV 13’s High School Bowl tournament, now celebrating 39 years on the air. ...

Mattie Wright receives AAUW award

Northern Michigan University information systems student Mattie Wright recently won the 2017 Martha Griffiths Award from the Marquette Branch of the American Association of University Women. Meg Goodrich of AAUW, left, presented the award to Wright. The Tecumseh native received $250, a ...

Excellence in Education sponsors recognized

Great Lakes Center for Youth Development recognized sponsors of the 2017 Excellence in Education Week at its program at Northern Michigan University Monday. EEW recognizes outstanding student academic achievement and excellent performance of educators in Marquette and Alger counties. ...

Remies ‘R.E.D. Friday’

Remies Bar in Marquette initiated a “R.E.D. Friday” T-shirt campaign back in November to raise community awareness in regards to the ongoing support needed for military troops still serving overseas, as well as their families. The funds raised from the campaign are benefitting local ...

5 generations together

Great-great-grandmother Margaret Larson of Marquette, great-grandmother Zita Larson Anderson of Negaunee, grandmother Leslie Anderson Gladwell of Green Bay, mother Katelyn Gladwell of Beaver, Wisconsin, and baby, Kristen Annlie Slaby pose for a five-generation photograph.

Rotary Club supports Teaching Family Homes

The Rotary Club of Marquette presented a check to Teaching Family Homes in support of its summer recreation program. From the left are Sally Shaver, Rotary contributions committee member, Sally Davis, Rotary president, and Dave Mastric of Teaching Family Homes.

Aho makes GVSU Dean’s List

MARQUETTE — Katie Aho of Gwinn made the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Grand Valley State University.

Area students and teachers receive Excellence in Education Awards

MARQUETTE — Forty seven area high school seniors will be recognized for their academic achievement and 25 educators will receive professional development awards during the 24th annual Excellence in Education Week program today. The students represent the top 5 percent of their graduating ...

What’s happening

TODAY - Excellence in Education Week Awards Recognition Program at Northern Michigan University, Marquette • Welcome - Amy Quinn, CEO, Great Lakes Center for Youth Development • Masters of Ceremony - Michael Fedrizzi, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Meagen Morrison, Eagle ...

EEW Endowment seeking support

MARQUETTE – Since 1994, the Excellence in Education Week program has awarded approximately $2.21 million in academic scholarships and professional development awards to area students and educators. The 47 students who will be receiving $1,500 academic scholarships at the 24th annual EEW ...

UP North Knitting Guild donates to Care Clinic

The UP North Knitting Guild recently presented their Community Project of knitted baby blankets, hats and booties to Karol Pokley, development director of the Care Clinic. Pictured from the left are officers Sharon Aho Farrell, secretary; Vicki Laituri, treasurer; Pat Gunning, president; Karol ...

Subaru, Fox donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters

The Subaru Share the Love Event continues to support local and national charities and non-profit organizations. On April 12, Subaru, along with Fox Marquette, donated a check worth more than $18,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette and Alger counties. Marty Rose, the brand manager at ...

Exchange Club donates to local organizations

Above, Exchange Club member Ron Plotezka, left, presents a ceremonial $1,200 check to Mike Trickey of American Legion Post No. 44 for the post's baseball teams. The Exchange Club has been a longtime supporter of American Legion baseball, using funds raised at the International Food Fest held ...

Isola earns service award

George Isola, General Manager of TruNorth Federal Credit Union, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for the Michigan Credit Union League’s UP Chapter. The Chapter met this past weekend in Escanaba, where he was awarded this honor. Each year, the Distinguished Service Award recognizes ...

WHS students qualify for ‘Spread Your Wings’

Twenty-two Westwood High School students competed at the State Leadership Conference of Business Professionals of America March 15-19 in Grand Rapids. Several qualified to attend and compete for national awards at the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference, with the ...

AMC staff takes part in Global Day of Service

The veterinarians and staff at Animal Medical Center of Marquette showed their Spartan pride on Saturday by participating in the MSU Global Day of Service. The doctors at AMC donated a portion of their proceeds to the Sasawin Project. This service of the Women’s Center helps domestic violence ...