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SHF aids Lake Superior Hospice and Life Care

The Superior Health Foundation awarded Lake Superior Hospice and Life Care in Marquette a check for $11,419 to support an in-home respite care program for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia. The funding, which came out of an Alzheimer’s fund held by the Superior Health Foundation, ...

Whether its winter or spring — get outside!

“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” — John Ruskin We had our rain; it’s back to snow, still not sure where to go. Until this latest batch of snow, ...

NMU announces December graduates

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University announces its graduates. The following students from your area satisfied their degree requirements in December . Certificate Iron Mountain — Joseph Berglund, CER-Welding Ishpeming — Tyler Balwinski, CER-Welding; Kirk Guckenberg, CER-Welding; ...

Medical students matched to residencies

After years of hard work and preparation, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine UP Campus medical students will learn where they will be for the next chapter of their education. Following months of traversing the country to visit and interview at residency programs, students and ...

Scholarships help west end students

During his own track days, Jeff Nelson was coached by Gordy Chinn at Westwood High School. “Gordy touched my life,” Nelson said in a press release. “He cultivated the character of his athletes.” Nelson now coaches and leaves that impression on his own athletes in Louisville, Colorado. ...

Econo aids American Legion Auxiliary

Econo Foods Store Manager Zach Quinnell, right, presents a check for $317.05 to Lindee Hanson, accepting on behalf of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Exchange Club contributes to Toys for Tots

Exchange Club of Marquette County member Wade Krumroy presents a $500 check to Tracey Tippett of the local Marine Corps League’s Toys for Tots program. The Exchange Club makes donations to more than 40 local organizations with funds raised at the International Food Fest the club sponsors ...

Exchange Club assists Marquette Mountain Race Team

Dwight Johnson, left, a coach of the Marquette Mountain Race Team, receives a $600 check from Exchange Club of Marquette County member Walter Cook. In the 30-plus years the club has sponsored the International Food Fest around the Fourth of July holiday, more than $900,000 has been distributed ...

Mining Action Group honored

The Sierra Club Michigan Chapter presented the White Pine Award to the Mining Action Group of the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition during a reception held Jan. 26 at the Neighborhood Empowerment Center in Lansing. The Mining Action Group received the White Pine Award for its ...

French Day held at NMU

Local high school French students from Gwinn, Escanaba, and Marquette attended French Day at Northern Michigan University on March 19. Students were exposed to cultural differences, performed skits, took a campus tour in French, and finished with a French-themed lunch at the Wildcat Den. French ...

NMU students win broadcasting awards

Two sports announcing teams at Northern Michigan University won awards at the 2019 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards. “This is truly a great accomplishment when you consider we are competing against much larger universities with significantly greater resources,” said multimedia journalism ...

mBank donates $25,000 to UPAWS facility

mBank recently announced a donation of $25,000 to the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter generated through its social giving back campaign. From Dec. 1 through Feb. 15, $100 was set aside for each new qualifying CD, checking, savings or money market account opened at an Upper Peninsula ...

NMU announces fall dean’s list

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University recently announced its Dean's List for the fall 2018 semester. The following is a list of students in our area who qualified with a grade point average of 4.00. Baraga — Donna Fredrickson Bark River — Madisen Derouin Bessemer — Nicholas ...