Spotlight

Ishpeming Rotary donates to Salvation Army

Rotary Club of Ishpeming donated $250 to the Ishpeming Salvation Army for their backpack initiative, which is a program to help local kids with school supplies. Pictured is Captain Doug Winters from the Salvation Army and Ishpeming Rotary President Lance Peterson.

Superior Health Foundation holds annual gala

The Superior Health Foundation held its sixth annual gala on Saturday in the Great Lakes Rooms at Northern Michigan University. The event, which attracted more than 300 guests, raised more than $70,000 in net proceeds. At the event, SHF presented $10,000 apiece to Camp New Day and Hope Animal ...

Negaunee library installs dropbox

The Negaunee Public Library has installed a remote dropbox at the Negaunee Township Hall along M-35. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday. The dropbox was made possible by grants from the Community Foundation of Marquette County, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the ...

U.P. Association of Realtors welcomes new members

On Sept. 7, the above people were inducted into the Upper Peninsula Association of Realtors during the group’s general membership meeting at Northern Michigan University. Pictured in the front row, from left: Stephen Andreae, Marquette; Brooke Berube, Marquette; Barbra Cormier, Marquette; ...

Up North bike nights successful

The Up North Lodge in Gwinn’s 2017 Tuesday Bike Night program had a great season, raising $23,300 for area charities. Since its inception, the Up North Lodge bike nights have raised nearly $135,000 for the community. The 2017 Bike Night sponsors were Mark Aho Financial Group, Pepp Motors of ...

Spotlight: Amanda Matznick sponsored by Rotary Club

Amanda Matznick from Westwood High School is a high school exchange student sponsored by the Ishpeming Rotary Club. She is currently spending a year of high school in Taichung, Taiwan, at a high school of over 7,500 students. She is immersed with the students while learning Mandarin Chinese ...

Groundbreaking held at Marquette County Jail

Officials with Marquette County, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office and Pathways Community Mental Health recently held a groundbreaking ceremony along with the Lake Superior Community Partnership. The groundbreaking was for the construction of two diversion rooms in the Marquette County ...

Bishop Baraga Catholic High School Class of 1957 reunites

The former Bishop Baraga Catholic High School of Marquette, Class of 1957, held their 60th class reunion recently at the Marquette Golf and Country Club. Classmates who attended were as follows. Back row: Oliver Feltner, Gerald Farrell, Georgia Racine Carlson and James Beyers. Middle row: ...

TruNorth to donate computers to NICE Community Schools

MARQUETTE — TruNorth Federal Credit Union, local non-profit financial institution, is donating 25 gently used PCs to NICE Community Schools this fall. The computers, previously used by TruNorth employees, have been completely refurbished, and are being donated to NICE Community Schools ...

DDA welcomes Daniele Carol Photography

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority recently welcomed Daniele Carol Photography to Marquette’s Downtown District. Daniele Carol Miljour, owner of Daniele Carol Photography, recently took over Lemon’s Studio at 617 N. Third St. Lemon’s Studio by Daniele Carol offers photography ...

Marquette native named superintendent in California

MARQUETTE  — Dr. Terry Ann (Beling) Deloria was recently named superintendent of the Jefferson Union High School District in the Bay Area of California. Deloria, a Marquette native and graduate of Gwinn High School and Northern Michigan University, took over leadership of the district ...

DDA welcomes Velodrome

Velodrome Coffee Company, located at 519 W. Washington St. in Downtown Marquette, was recently welcomed to the downtown district by Marquette’s Downtown Development Authority. In addition to providing gourmet espresso and tea based drinks, Velodrome Coffee Company is an online retail, ...

New Attitudes dancers attend ‘Thunderstruck’

Students from New Attitudes Dance Studios participated in a competition held in Green Bay. “Thunderstruck” is a regional and national level competition held in approximately 20 cities across the United States. Students in the two groups attending are part of a junior and advanced ...

UPCCU aids Room at the Inn

U.P. Catholic Credit Union recently donated $1,000 to Room at the Inn. Pictured receiving the check for Room at the Inn is Doug Russell, executive director for Room at the Inn, and UPCCU’s commercial lending manager, Lisa Kotler.

AMVETS cut ribbon

The local Philip Petry AMVETS Post No. 122 (American veterans who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces of the United States during and since World War II) celebrated their re-introduction of Veteran’s Fishing Day and the Veteran access to their campground on Lake Unky with the ...

Champion class of 1957 celebrates 60th anniversary

Eight members of the Champion High School class of 1957 recently gathered for a reunion at the Wawonowin Golf and Country Club to celebrate their 60th anniversary. The class consisted of 12 boys and 12 girls. Pictured in back, from left: Gerald (Doug) Skytta, Edward Vanderzanden, Arthur ...

Richardson aids Honor Flight

Richardson Jewelers Escanaba Manager Jessica Angel presents a check for $250 to Scott Knauf, president of the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight. Richardson Jewelers, which has stores in Escanaba and Marquette, raised the money in both locations during their Christmas in July sale.

Local teachers attend computer science workshop at MTU

HOUGHTON — Mary Koski of Ishpeming and Elizabeth Collins of Palmer, teachers at Republic-Michigamme schools, were two of 25 middle and high school teachers from across Michigan who participated in a computer science teaching workshop at Michigan Technological University in August. Called ...

Local students attend MTU Engineering Scholars program

HOUGHTON — Several local students recently attended the Engineering Scholars program at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. More than 150 students from eight US states, Turkey and Pakistan were accepted into this highly competitive scholarship program. Engineering ...