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Team makes, donates blankets to Cancer Care

Former NICE Community Schools graduate Katie Etelamaki made blankets for cancer patients through the help of the Thrivent Action Team. All Thrivent Financial members are eligible to lead a Thrivent Action Team, which help the community by giving $250 to be put towards a service of the ...

Buckland-Brown takes part in training

Several times each year, the National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Disabled brings together new staff members from throughout its cooperating network of local libraries for Orientation, a multi-day event that allows librarians to see firsthand how NLS operates and share their ...

Students earn scholarships

Five medical students have been awarded the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine UP Campus Mazzuchi Scholarship. Kirsten Salmela, Chelsea Meloche, Andrea Kubicki, Valerie Taglione and Cameron Anderson were each chosen to be recipients of the scholarship. These third-year medical ...

$7,500 raised for Honor Flight

The U.P. Chapter of Michigan Credit Union League held its annual charity golf outing on Aug. 24 at the Terrace Bluff Country Club in Gladstone. There were 134 representatives from the Upper Peninsula area credit unions including corporate sponsors of the event. It is with their assistance we ...

Ashley HomeStore celebrates grand opening

The Lake Superior Community Partnership recently teamed up with Ashley HomeStore for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its official grand opening. Ashley HomeStore’s owners and employees are excited to offer their superior furniture selections and services to the Marquette area, ...

Rotary Club donates to Cat Packs program

Gwyneth Harrick receives a $1,000 contribution for the Cat Packs program from Marquette Rotary Club President Frank Lenz. The organization provides weekend nutritional supplements for 70 young people at North Star Academy.

Gwinn Cub Scouts take part in annual food drive

With so many neighbors struggling to meet basic needs and facing hunger on a daily basis, Gwinn Cub Scout Pack 333 responds to this need by participating annually in the Bay Lakes Council-wide Food Drive. Many thanks to the scouts and leaders of Gwinn Pack 333, the congregation of Gwinn United ...

Super One aids NHS All-Sports Booster Club

Super One of Negaunee presented a check for $483 to Negaunee High School All-Sports Booster Club. Super One hosted a hot dog and brat sale in September and donated all the proceeds to the club. Pictured are, from left: NHS Booster Club Advertising Chair Gina Sorensen, Super One Manager Kevin ...

Econo aids Maritime Museum

Zach Quinnell, Manager at Tadych’s Econo Foods of Marquette, presents a check to Carolyn Northey of the Marquette Maritime Museum for $212.04.

Laituri on Michigan Pet Fund Alliance Board

Negaunee resident Reva Laituri joined the Michigan Pet Fund Alliance board in March and brings a wealth of humane knowledge and experience. According to a Michigan Pet Fund Alliance news release, in the early 80s, Reva began volunteering at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter, formerly ...

VFW makes donation to DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans

The VFW Post 3165 donated $2,000 towards the purchase of a second NUSTEP machine used for physical therapy at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. The first machine they purchased was so popular they purchased a second for the facility. Pictured are Rollin Johnson, trustee; Bernie Stanaway, ...

Rotary makes donation to Liberty Children’s Art Project

Carol Phillips, executive director of the Liberty Children’s Art Project, accepts a contribution for $1,000 from Marquette Rotary Club President Frank Lenz. The funding helps to provide after school art programs for 4 area schools.

Wixstrom wins art contest

Pictured from left: Thomas Wixstrom, Ellie Martin and Colton Glisson. Wixstrom won first place in an art contest and received a ride to school on Oct. 17 with fire chief Al Koski.

FITWORX welcomed by DDA

Tom Stone FITWORX, located at 317 S. Front Street in Downtown Marquette, was recently welcomed to the downtown district by Marquette’s Downtown Development Authority. FITWORX specializes in high-quality personal training, partner training and small group training. They offer safe, effective ...

GLYCD awards given at nonprofit conference

Two Marquette County residents and a business are among outstanding volunteers honored during the ninth annual U.P. Service Awards program at the U.P. Nonprofit Conference. The awards are given by Grow and Lead: Community and Youth Development to recognize exemplary volunteer efforts throughout ...

Kids learn about fire prevention

Children from a young fives class at Aspen Ridge Elementary School line up to tour the cab of a fire truck during a fire prevention event on Thursday. Fire departments from Ishpeming, Champion, Humboldt, Michigamee and Spurr townships work with the NICE Community School District annually during ...