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Verardi to run EJ office

MARQUETTE - Christian Verardi has been named to take over the local Edward Jones office in Marquette.The office is located at 115 S. Lakeshore Blvd.

Graveraet High School Class of ‘64 gathers for 50th reunion

The Graveraet High School Class of 1964 - the last class to graduate from Graveraet - recently gathered to celebrate its 50th reunion. Included in those attending were: Front row, from left, Donna Weigold (Heikkila), Maxine Temple, Barbara Shorkey (Gutzman), Sandy Boyd (LeMire), Linda Tamminen ...

Exchange Club backs Search & Rescue

Exchange Club of Marquette County member Erinn Swan, left, presents a grant check to Marquette County Search and Rescue representatives Anna Hannett and Jeff Solka. Search and Rescue Is among about two dozen local organizations that receive funding with proceeds from the International Food Fest ...

Ford receives MCMCFC scholarship

Marquette County Medical Care Facility employee Valarie Ford has received a 2014 Michigan County Medical Care Facilities Council scholarship. In the photo from left, From left: Marquette County Medical Care Facility Administrator Jerry Hubbard presents the $1,000 MCMCFC scholarship to Ford as ...

Scouts assist Room at the Inn

Members and parent volunteers of local Boy Scout Troop 302 recently collected and assembled hygiene items for the Room at the Inn Homeless Shelter. Included at the collection were: front row, from left, Ray Modell, Cayden Dahlin, Seth Moore, Ian and Maija Parkkonen; and back row, from left, ...

Fundraiser assists Kergela family

"Tee it up for Ainsley," a golf fundraiser held recently at Red Fox Run Golf Course in K.I. Sawyer, raised $10, 093 for Ainsley Kergela and her family.

Reading program sets record

The Forsyth Township Public Library's Summer Reading Program had a record number of participants this year. The 115 children who participated read a total of 2,397 books. The adult and teen reading programs had a total of 56 participants.

Art show awards listed

Jason Limberg, the new chairman for Art on the Rocks beginning in 2015, presents the Art on the Rocks 2014 Anita Meyland Best of Show Award to Ronna Katz. Other award winners included: Bobbi Ameen Best use of Color, Bridget Bruneau; Best of 2-D, Cindy Callog; Best of 3-D, Marc Himes; John Krbec ...

HOG makes big donation to Bay Cliff Health Camp

Bay Cliff Health Camp Executive Director Tim Bennett, kneeling at right holding check, surrounded by members of the Superior Harley Owners Group and Bay Cliff campers, accepts a ceremonial check for $71,354. The money was raised during the past year by Superior HOG, bringing its total donation ...

Econo backs Head Start

Cindy Yackel, family services coordinator for Head Start, receives a check from Zach Quinnell, manager of Tadych's Econo Foods in Marquette. The Jacobetti Head Start program at Northern Michigan University raised more than $200 through Econo's We Share Program.

Ishpeming High School Class of 1957 gathers

The Ishpeming High School Class of 1957 celebrated its 57th reunion and the members' 75th birthdays during a gathering from 5 to 7 p.m. on 7-5 at the Ishpeming Elks Lodge. Included at the gathering were: On the left, Don Nardi, behind him is Robert Taipala and behind him is Karl Rundman; front ...

Youths volunteer at Fort Wilkins

More than 50 student volunteers in the Michigan Iron Industry Museum's Future Historians youth group recently participated in the living history program at Fort Wilkins State Park at Copper Harbor. Participants included: Front row, from left, Ian Ward, Halle Paternoster, Kalei Osterhouse, Grace ...

Businesses support U.P. Honor Flight

A total of $1,700 was raised recently by the Throttle Bar in Little Lake and Boogren MI TECH and donated to Mission VII of the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight. At the presentation were, front row from left, Honor Flight Committee member Paula Waeghe and Amanda Washburn and Mindy Retherford of the ...

NHS Class of 1964 holds reunion

The Negaunee High School Class of 1964 celebrated its 50th class reunion recently at the Elks Lodge in Negaunee.

UPCCU donates to MAPS foundation

Tom Blake, CEO/president of the Upper Peninsula Catholic Credit Union, presents a check to Judy Vonck, committee chairwoman of the Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation.

Exchange Club supports RSVP

Exchange Club of Marquette County member Sally Ellsworth, left, presents a check to Retired Senior Volunteer Program representatives Yvonne Clark, center, and Mary Jo Greenlund. RSVP is among about two dozen local organizations that receive funds from the Exchange Club, which makes the grants ...

Rotundo earns Eagle Scout Award

Nathan Rotundo, center, of Boy Scout Troop 309 recently received the Eagle Scout Award in ceremonies at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Shown with him are Scoutmaster Al Feldhauser, left, and District Executive Kevin Corkin. Rotundo's Eagle Scout service project was the construction and ...

Swick assists Care Clinic

Cindy Asher, executive director of the Care Clinic, receives a $500 check from Tom Swick, owner of Swick Home Services in Marquette. The Care Clinic was the July recipient of the "Gold Star Giving" donation, which is made each month to a local group, charity or organization. For more ...

Econo Foods aids center

Benjamin Platt, left, of Lake Superior Village Youth/Family Center, receives a $250 check from Zach Quinnell, manager of Tadych's Econo Foods in Marquette. The center received the funds through Econo's We Share Program.

We Energies supports Girl Scouts

Les Kowalski, asset manager at Presque Isle Power Plant, presents a $1,000 check to Leslie Bek, fund development manager for Girls Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes. The contribution comes from We Energies Foundation in support of the U.P. region Girl Scouts annual giving campaign.