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Thomas Solka receives 2018 Hilda Gage Judicial Excellence Award

MARQUETTE — Thomas Solka, retired Marquette County circuit court judge, was recently honored at the Michigan Judges Association Annual Meeting with the 2018 Hilda Gage Judicial Excellence Award. Named after the late Court of Appeals and Oakland County Circuit Judge Gage the award honors one ...

Travel Marquette sponsors Craft Beer Week

Travel Marquette is a proud sponsor of Marquette Craft Beer Week, Sept. 4-9. From left: Susan Estler, executive director, Travel Marquette; Charles Keely, event organizer; Lizzie Corser, event organizer; and Randy Larson, board president of Travel Marquette.

Elks Lodge hosts Friday Night Captain’s registration

Marquette Elks Lodge 405 recently hosted the Friday Night Captain’s registration for the South Shore Fishing Tournament. Participants enjoyed dinner provided by SSFA and entered raffles for new items donated by local businesses and residents. Pictured: Russ Ransom, vice president and Lori ...

Elks aids flood victims

Lisa Broemer, Finance and Fund Development of The Keweenaw Community Foundation, accepts a check for $750 from Dawn Lambert, exalted ruler of Ishpeming Elks Lodge #447. The funds will be used for the Keweenaw Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund, to help aid those affected by the ...

Marquette native receives IVMA scholarship

ANKENY, IA — Dr. Katherine Martin, originally of Marquette, was recently awarded one of nine $1,000 scholarships from the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association. Recipients of the 2018 IVMA Foundation Sustaining Involvement with the IVMA Scholarships must demonstrate community involvement, be ...

Bell Auxiliary donates to Portage Health Foundation

ISHPEMING — On behalf of Bell Auxiliary, the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced the donation of $5,000 from Bell Auxiliary to the Portage Health Foundation. The money will go to the flood relief effort in Houghton County. Bell Auxiliary is dedicated to ...

Michigan Retailers Association gives local student scholarship

MARQUETTE — Eden Langlois, of Marquette, was awarded a Michigan Retailers Association college scholarship for the 2018 academic year. She is a graduate of Marquette Senior High School and will be a freshman at Northern Michigan University. She is the daughter of Stephanie Zadroga-Langlois ...

VanTilburg to promoted to director of business development at LSCP

MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Community Partnership is pleased to announce the promotion of Mary VanTilburg to Director of Business Development. VanTilburg is from Alanson, Mich. She graduated from Central Michigan University in 2010 with a degree in Business Management. VanTilburg has been ...

Gwinn native graduates from US Naval Academy

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Alexander Redlon of Gwinn successfully completed four years of challenging academic, physical, and professional military training, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy May 25 with a bachelor of Science degree in Weapons and Systems Engineering and a commission as a U.S. ...

Iron River native graduates from Air Force basic training

IRON RIVER — U.S. Air Force Airman Mark J. Fittante Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, ...

Marquette Elks Lodge holds annual family picnic

Marquette Elks Lodge 405 recently held its annual family picnic at the Tourist park in Marquette. Over 80 members and their families attended the event. Pictured from left: Trevor O’Connor, Jackson O’Connor, Bob Duprais and Lloyd O’Connor.

NHS Class of 1968 holds 50-year reunion

The Negaunee High School Class of 1968 recently held a 50-year class reunion. Pictured from left, row one: Mike Jarvi, Joan White Sunne, Diane Kevern Cassiday, Gail Hietala Wolf, Lois Kangas Cross, Pam Darling Barber, Diane Nurmi Piirainen, Donna Pynnonen Vanstraten, Carolyn DeGabriele Hume, ...