Spotlight

Mining Journal gives to UPAWS

The Classifieds Department of The Mining Journal donated $150 to the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter. Left, Steffani Petros, donor relations coordinator and bookkeeper accepts the check from Jeannie Wattsson of The Mining Journal.

Family celebrates pair of graduations

MARQUETTE - A family with ties to the area is celebrating recent graduations.Alexander Hakkola graduated with honors (cum laude) from the University of Michigan on May 3 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. An active member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ...

Negaunee’s Davie named 2nd VP

NEGAUNEE - Bill Davie of Negaunee was elected 2nd vice president of the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards at their recent state conference in downstate Dearborn.The 1-year position will have Davie serving as an officer with five others to represent the 46 Community Mental ...

MGH’s Rovin in research program

MARQUETTE - Marquette General Hospital neurosurgeon Dr. Richard Rovin has been accepted into the Harvard Medical School Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program.The GCSRT Program provides clinicians and clinician-scientists a strong foundation in the methods and conduct of clinical ...

Marquette County musicians enjoy band camp at Crystal Falls’ Batawagama

Students from Marquette County enjoyed a week of music making and fun at Iron County Band Camp in Crystal Falls from June 15-21. Musical professionals from around the country made their way to the Upper Peninsula to help mold these young musical minds for the 60th-consecutive year. Students ...

Money raised for Alger pantry

A recent charity golf outing raised over $2,800 for the Alger Community Food Pantry. Pictured, left to right, are: Dennis VanLandschoot, president & CEO of Lasco; John Sherman-Jones, co-founder and board chair for the Alger Community Food Pantry; and Melissa Murphy, vice president of ...

4-H delegation visits MSU

Pictured is the delegation of 38 4-H members who attended 4-H Exploration Days at Michigan State University, June 18-20. The purpose of this annual conference was to provide over 2,400 youth from across the state an opportunity to experience the MSU campus through living in a dorm and taking ...

Names and Faces

Ryan Ayotte, an accountant at Grandchamp, McBride & Prophet, CPAs, PC, has earned certification as a Certified Public Accountant.Ayotte graduated summa cum laude from Northern Michigan University in December of 2010 with a degree in accounting. He joined the team at Grandchamp, McBride ...

Prosperity Awards presented

Upper Peninsula hiring and employment successes were among those celebrated recently by the Michigan Works! Association at the inaugural Prosperity Awards. Among the honorees were the Upper Peninsula Health Care Roundtable, which works to address health care staffing shortages, and the Upper ...

Blues society backs young musicians

The Marquette Area Blues Society's Educational Outreach Program recently made a cash donation to Music For All Kids, a four-step music education program for youths 5 through 18 years of age. Included at the presentations were: Front row, from left, lead instructor Nick Johnson, students Maria ...

Kiwanians support Kids Fishing Day

Ishpeming Pioneer Kiwanis Club President Norman Johnson, left, presents a check to Marvin Ruspakka of Humboldt Township. The money will help fund the annual Kids Fishing Derby sponsored by Humboldt Township.

NMU spring graduates announced

The following students graduated from Northern Michigan University in May:Vocational diplomaCrystal Falls - Derek Aberly, electrical line technician; Adam Luft, electrical line technicianEscanaba - Bryan Cook, electrical line technician; Michael Dombrowski, electrical line technician; Jason ...

NMU names dean’s list for winter semester

The following students were named to the Northern Michigan University dean's list for the winter semester:Grade pointaverage of 4.0Baraga - Christine WilsonBark River - Tiffanie MeyersBig Bay - Patrick DewittBrimley - Sarah BryerBruce Crossing - Frank LombardCedarville - Peter DumanChampion - ...

West Branch Sportsmen’s Club hosts Superior A’s

Kyle Swiedals takes aim at a target at the West Branch Sportsmen's Club with a line of Model A Fords in the background. The Superior A's Model A Ford Club recently brought 11 of the antique cars out to the club. More than 40 Superior A's members and their families showed up for an opportunity ...

WHS scholarships, awards listed

ISHPEMING - Westwood High School Class of 2014 received the following scholarships and awards: Morgan Blewett: NMU Success Award, Courtney Burke: NMU Success Award, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, Megan Chapman: BPA Michigan Association State Scholarship, NMU Excellence Award, NMU Kaye ...

Nebel accepted into NSCS

MARQUETTE - Erin Nebel of Marquette has been accepted as a member in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the nation's only interdisciplinary honors organization for college students.Membership is based on grade point average and class standing.Nebel also is on the Ferris State ...

Martin named to dean’s list

NEGAUNEE - Gabrielle Martin of Negaunee earned regular honors on the Aurora University dean's list during the spring.To be named to the dean's list at the Aurora, Ill., university, students must earn a 3.6 GPA or higher. Students recognized with high honors have earned a perfect 4.0.

MMS honor roll announced

MUNISING - The following Munising Middle School students were named to the second semester honor roll (* denotes 4.0 GPA):- Eighth grade Kelsea Ackerman, Marissa Ackerman, Nicole Belanger, Michael Biddinger, Alec Blank, Christian Cole, Cade Contreras, Samantha Coyne, Cameron Dusseault, ...

DDA welcomes downtown bookstore

Marquette Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Mona Lang, left, and DDA Board Chairwoman Christine Pesola, right, present a welcoming plaque to Lois Forrester, owner of Lighthouse Christian Bookstore. The bookstore is located in the Masonic Square Mall at 130 W. Washington St., in ...

NMS honor roll announced

NEGAUNEE - The following students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Negaunee Middle School:- Fifth grade - All A's, Morgan Carlson, Montana Ellis, Andrew Feys, Sierra Hendrickson, Kyra Holmgren, Nicholas Jacobetti, Connor Johnson, Alexis LaCombe, Katelyn Lammi, William Luke, Ella ...