Spotlight

Koski gets designation

Scott Koski of VAST has obtained his designation of certified insurance service representative after successful completion of five one-day courses covering all areas of insurance risk and exposures followed by extensive examinations.The CISR program is distinguished from other programs of its ...

Larson in Circle of Success

Larry Larson, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial, has qualified for the company's 2013 Circle of Success annual recognition program.To earn this achievement, Larson established himself as one of the company's top advisors by consistently demonstrating exceptional commitment to ...

SHF supports Heritage Hills program

The Superior Health Foundation recently presented a $1,650 grant to Heritage Hills Horseback Riding in Ishpeming for a three-day, Part 1 certification training course in Chicago under the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning model. At the presentation were, from left, Susan LaFreniere, ACSW, ...

DDA welcomes Range Bank

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority Board recently presented a plaque welcoming Range Bank to the downtown. At the presentation were, from left: DDA Executive Director Mona Lang; Jack Frost, vice president and chief financial officer of Range; Kenneth Palmer, president and chief ...

Econo assists academy

North Star Academy representatives Deanna Sved and Ella Lillie receive a check from Zach Quinnell, manager of Tadych's Econo Foods in Marquette. NSA earned more than $500 through Econo's We Share Program.

Biolife Plasma Services celebrates recent updates

BioLife Plasma Services recently celebrated updates to the facility at 175 Hawley St. in Marquette. Attending the celebration were, from left: Marquette County Ambassador Sam Elder, Tom Kroeger, Danielle Wells, Garrett Tresedder, Cindi Slattery, Heather Sandstrom, Desire' Short, Morgan Simcik, ...

Econo Foods supports soccer team

Marquette Wave 00 soccer team members Abby Kroll, Lily Henning, Chloe Henning, Molly Welch, Anna Palmcook, Alyssa Salmon, Karissa Langsford, Shea Johnson, Christina Nestor and Sierra Carlson receive a check from Zach Quinnell, manager of Tadych's Econo Foods in Marquette. The team earned more ...

Rotary Club backs U.P. Honor Flight

From left, World War II veterans Bob Moore and Jerry LaJoice and Upper Peninsula Honor Flight volunteers Sue Beranek and Paula Waeghe receive a donation from Rotary Club of Marquette President Deb Smith. The club donated another $500 to the U.P. Honor Flight to bring the total contributed by ...

Bank donates to hospice

Stacie Kucera, chief executive officer of Lake Superior Hospice receives a check from E.J. Kostreva, president of Northern Michigan Bank & Trust in Marquette. During the month of March, Northern Michigan Bank and Trust customers and employees donated money for Lake Superior Hospice as a ...

Students attain goal

An Aspen Ridge Elementary School student smashes a pie in the face of principal Chris Marana recently. Fourth and fifth grade students at Aspen Ridge were challenged this school year to increase their MEAP scores in reading and writing from the previous year.The students reached their goal ...

Names and Faces

NMU playwritingwinner namedMARQUETTE - "A Paper Tiger in the Rain" by David J. Swanson was selected from more than 150 entries as the winner of the Albert and Mildred Panowski Playwriting Award at Northern Michigan University.The competition is held biennially and this year's theme was the ...

Econo distributes checks

Econo distributes checks to multiple local organizations. The funds ranged from $330 to $1,100.

Edward Jones financial advisors donate trees

Financial advisors Christian Verardi, Bill Toomey and Doug Gordon with Edward Jones in Marquette recently donated more than 250 evergreen trees to fourth-graders in the Marquette area in celebration of Arbor Day. Included were stops at Cherry Creek Elementary School (1) where Verardi, Toomey ...

NMU ROTC cadets earn recognition

(1) Cadet Steven Abbott, center, of Northern Michigan University's Reserve Officer Training Corps, receives a certificate of commendation from Dewey Jones, left, commander of the Albert and James Lyon Camp of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and Senior Cadet James Martindale, the ...

Econo aids LARC, UPAWS

Tadych's Econo Foods in Marquette aids Living As A Real Community and the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter. Click on photos for details.

Leece named CO of the Year

MARQUETTE - Dean Leece has been named Corrections Officer of the Year at Marquette Branch Prison.Leece has been an officer for the Michigan Department of Corrections for 14 years, beginning his career at Baraga Correctional Facility in 1999 and transferring to Marquette Branch Prison in 2001.He ...

Seavoy returns to local law firm

MARQUETTE - Attorney Tami Seavoy has returned to the law firm of Kendricks, Bordeau, Adamini, Greenlee & Keefe, P.C.She returns to the firm after serving as in-house attorney for Duke LifePoint/Marquette General Hospital.Seavoy has experience in health law, nonprofit corporations, ...

Earthkeepers back Messiah Lutheran

Bob Cambensy, left, Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette building and grounds team member, receives a $750 check from Tom Merkel of the Earthkeepers organization. The Earthkeepers Initiative focuses on environmental concerns among religious communities across the Upper Peninsula. With help from ...

Fries honored as Paul Harris Fellow

Marquette Rotary Club by Past Club President Ted Finco presents a certificate to Connie Fries, who recently was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. Recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow denotes a contribution to the Rotary Foundation, which has as its mission to advance world understanding, ...