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ARMS honor roll announced

ISHPEMING - The following students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Aspen Ridge Middle School:- Sixth grade: All A's - Erik Anderson, Kurt Anderson, Katelyn Anttila, Rocco Carlson, Lily DeLongchamp, Aili Harmon, Trent Holmgren, Madelyn Koski, Mason Mariuzza, Jack Mattias, Matthew ...

FMMS honor students named

MARQUETTE - The following students have been named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Father Marquette Middle School:- Fifth grade: 94 percent or better in every class - Kateri Darr and Ruth Hummell; 90 percent or better in every class -Addie Bailey, Madison Balko, Beau Belkowski, Josie ...

GMS honor roll listed

GWINN - The following students have been named to the Gwinn Middle School honor roll for the fourth marking period (* denotes all A's):- Eighth grade: Samantha Anderson, Brooklyn Bowling, Brenna Bruce, Zachary Carlson, Ashley Chaudier, Samantha Daughtery, *Diane Denny, Peter Evans, *Sydney ...

Econo Foods effort benefits UPAWS

From left, Karen Rhodes, a volunteer at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter, receives a $2,990 check from Tadych's Econo Foods cashier Jonelle Yelle and Econo manager Zach Quinnell. The funds came from Econo customers who donated $1 or more to sign their name on pet tags that were ...

KC Council 2894 supports NPS

The Bishop Eis Council 2894 of the Knights of Columbus in Negaunee recently made a $1,313.95 donation to the Negaunee Public Schools special education program. At the presentation were, from left, Knights Tootsie Roll Chairman Dave Guenther, NPS Superintendent Jim Derocher and Dan Thompson, ...

Riverside backs LSS

Paul Halbur, general manager of Riverside Auto Mall, presents a check to Jenna Martin of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Riverside Toyota of Marquette, in conjunction with Toyota Motor Sales USA, approved grants totaling $10,000 for Lutheran Social Services's Voices ...

17th annual Good News Awards presented

Those attending the 17th annual Good News Awards in Marquette recently gathered for a group photo. Included were 46 media representatives from throughout the Upper Peninsula who were recognized for the positive stories they wrote and programs they produced during 2013. The Good News Awards, ...

Scholarship awarded

Josh Thompson, left, is congratulated by Doug Kitchel, vice president of the Hiawatha Music Co-op Board for being this year's winner of the Hiawatha Music Co-op's scholarship to attend a weeklong summer session at the Augusta Heritage Center at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, W.Va. ...

Thomas Theatre Group opens local cinema

The Thomas Theatre Group of Marquette recently celebrated the recent opening of its new theater in Marquette Township. Those in attendance included owner Thomas D. Andes and his wife Valarie A. Andes, Lake Superior Community Partnership representatives and township officials. The new 32,000 ...

Run for Life draws more than 300

Children participate in the third annual Run for Life held recently at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. The event, which raises funds and awareness for organ donation, included 275 adults participating in the various events - including a 10K, a 5K and a walk - along with 36 children in ...

‘60’s concert benefits Harbor House

Bright Productions raised more than $560 for the Harbor House with the recent concert "Sounds of the '60's." Shown at the money presentation are, from left Marquette Women's Center board member Maggie Morgan, Denise Dupras, Eliza Compton, Caitlin Wright, Robert Buchkoe, Stan Wright and Women's ...

NHS students are certified welders

Negaunee High School students who competed in the Iron Workers welding competition at Northern Michigan University in May included: Front row, from left, Reise Caya, Keenan Gantz, Kali Schwenke, Antonio Gravedoni, Nick Sharron and Brandon Vilona; and back row, from left, Kenny Larson, Jason ...

Dental assistants complete course

Displaying their certificates are the 2014 spring graduates of the Marquette Community Schools Adult and Community Education Department's fundamentals of dental assisting class. Shown are: seated in chair, Mary Fuller; back row from left, Christina Lindgren, Paige Charboneau, Keri Watson and ...

Classic Auto Collision assists 4-Hers

Classic Auto Collision in Marquette recently hosted a car wash for the Marquette County 4H Challenge seekers. Participants included, from left, Jon Spencer of Classic Auto, Ben and Bethany Wright, parent Lance Peterson, Austin Smith of Classic Auto and Jamal Fakih of Classic Auto. About 15 kids ...

Dance studio in Marquette Township

Studio Dance Arts teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership to celebrate the grand opening of their new building with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new dance school will offer both recreational and competitive classes for boys and girls 18 months old and up. Both beginner and ...

Fungo Golf Classic helps Pigs-n-Heat

Larry Heiskanen, right, of the "Fungo Golf Classic," presents a $1,000 check for the Marquette County Pigs-n-Heat fund. The "Fungo Classic" is an annual golf outing that raises money for local charities. Tom Belt, left, city fire chief, and Sgt. Ryan Grim of the Marquette Police Department, ...

DDA event benefits Janzen House

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority recently presented a $2,500 check to the Janzen House. At the presentation were, from left: Samantha Collins and Mona Lang of the DDA; Janzen House Director Dan Lancour; and Becky Salmon of the DDA. The money was raised through the Downtown Spring ...

Gwinn VFW scholarships presented

Gwinn VFW Post 5670 and its auxiliary recently presented scholarships to Gwinn High School students. Included at the presentation were, from left: VFW Post 5670 Auxiliary member Judy Green; Katie Aho, recipient of the VFW/Richard Murphy Scholarship; Kristine Carlson, recipient of the ...