Spotlight

Locals recognized, honored during 10th annual U.P. service awards

Three Marquette County residents, a business and a nonprofit organization were honored during the 10th annual U.P. Service Awards program at the recent U.P. Nonprofit Conference. The awards are given annually by Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development to recognize exemplary volunteer ...

FARM Science Lab visits at Superior Hills Elementary

MARQUETTE — Superior Hills’s second, third, fourth and fifth graders got a headstart on learning more about how their food is raised as the Food, Agriculture & Resources in Motion Science Lab recently made a stop at the school. Classes spent an hour apiece investigating renewable ...

Nicholas on National Benchmarking Board

MARQUETTE — Jason Nicholas, director of NMU Institutional Research and Analysis, is on the advisory board for a new national benchmarking project focusing on nonacademic support units at four-year institutions across the country. These units range from financial aid, advisement centers and ...

Travel Marquette donates to Fresh Coast Film Festival

Presenting a check to the Fresh Coast Film Festival is Reed Benton, Travel Marquette board member, Susan Estler, Executive Director of Travel Marquette, Bugsy Sailor, co-founder of Fresh Coast, Bill Thompson, event organizer and Emily Klegg, grant writer for Fresh Coast. Travel Marquette is an ...

Econo donates to UPAWS

Tadych’s Econofoods recently presented a check for $1923.94 to Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter representative Karen Rhodes.

Jandrons partners with Jewelry Innovations to aid MCFD

Jandrons Fine Jewelry has partnered with Jewelry Innovations to provide the Marquette City Fire Departments with ring safety removal tools, instruction and basic ring safety tips for both on and off the job. With the increased popularity of contemporary metal rings, the goal is to provide for ...

Larsen gets promoted

Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Sgt. Chad Larsen was promoted to the rank of lieutenant on Sept. 9. As lieutenant, Larsen is the commanding officer of the Eighth District's Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, which encompasses the Upper Peninsula. CVED officers are a specialized ...

VandenAvond honored

Steve VandenAvond, Northern Michigan University vice president for Extended Learning and Community Engagement, received the UPCEA Central Region’s John L. Christopher Outstanding Leadership Award. UPCEA is the Association for Professional, Continuing and Online Education. VandenAvond was ...

2018 Toys for Tots campaign kicks off

The Marine Corps League Lake Superior Detachment 764 kicked off its 2018 Toys For Tots campaign Tuesday. The campaign will run from Oct. 1 to Dec. 21. For more information on donating, visit the website www.toysfortots.org. Pictured, from left, front row, Fran Valela, Gary Nadeau and Tracey ...

Pet Portraits benefit UPAWS

Contributions totaled $1,938 for the 31st annual Pet Portrait Fundraiser held in Marquette with the outdoor portion recently completed. The event, sponsored by BURKEphotos.com, benefits the Upper Peninsula Animal Wellfare Shelter. By making a tax deductible $69 contribution to UPAWS, pet ...

Micaela Magel graduates from University of Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — Marquette native Micaela Magel graduated from University of Milwaukee on May 20. She belongs to Alpha Delta Mu and received her masters in social work with a concentration in community and organizational leadership.

Northern Initiatives celebrates 25 years of lending

Northern Initiatives kicked off a series of celebrations to commemorate 25 years of small business lending. The first event was at the Delft Bistro on Sept. 17. Northern Initiatives is a Community Development Financial Institution that provides loans and knowledge building services to ...

‘Transport a Tooth’ kits purchased for area schools

Pictured for the “Transport a Tooth” program are, from left, Bruce Miller, treasurer of the Superior District Dental Society; Maggie, Griffin, and Shawn Holland of Marquette; and Tyler Jenema of Peninsula Pharmacy. The SDDS recently purchased the kits from Peninsula Pharmacy, which ...

‘Munising Art in the Alley’ displays local works

The newest creative installation and walking path in downtown Munising is the “Munising Art in the Alley.” This project was spearheaded by the Munising Downtown Development Authority. The alley contains 74 reproduced works of art from Alger County residents, over 20 new art banners from ...

NMU presents alumni awards

MARQUETTE — Five Northern Michigan University alumni were honored during homecoming festivities Sept. 21-22 for significant achievements in their fields, substantial contributions to society and demonstrated exceptional leadership and civic qualities. The recipients and their awards were: ...

Squadron No. 71 marks an achievement

Gladstone August Mattson Sons of the American Legion Squadron No. 71 members shown, from left, are John Pickard, Wayne Smoot Sr., Gary Gray, George Maciejewski, Tony Sustarich, Bill Starnes Sr. and Don Couillaird. The group was recently honored with a plaque and flag ribbon commemorating the ...