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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 ...

Up North Lodge holds fundraiser for UPAWS

Up North Lodge in Gwinn recently hosted a fundraiser for the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter as part of their summer “Bike Night” schedule. Many people came to enjoy great food, great company and try their luck at some awesome raffle prizes and a 50/50. Because of all the generous ...

SOAL make donation

The Gladstone, Michigan August Mattson Squad 71 of the Sons of the American Legion has made a $250 donation to the Gladstone St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry. According to the Squad Adjutant John Pickard, “Our group was looking for a great way to give back to the community and thought this was ...

Proceeds donated to Women’s Center

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority, along with the Bill and Tammy Dupras, presented a check to the Women’s Center on Aug. 30. The proceeds were from the Classic Cars on Third car show, which was held Aug. 19 between Park Street and Ohio Street in Marquette, and had more than 160 ...

GLRC, LSCP celebrate with ribbon cutting

Great Lakes Recovery Centers recently teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership to celebrate the relocation of the GLRC Foundation. The foundation office, once located in Ishpeming, has recently moved to the GLRC’s outpatient office in Marquette. Pictured from left to right: ...

Schultz receives 3rd ‘Lawyer of the Year’ award

OKEMOS, Mich. — For the third time in the last five years, Stephen Schultz of the Okemos-based law firm Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC, has been selected by his peers as “Lawyer of the Year” in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Schultz is one of two attorneys in the ...

Ribbon cutting held for The Boxcar Boutique

The Boxcar Boutique, a “country glam” boutique in downtown Ishpeming, has a new storefront along Main Street. The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Aug. 22 at their new location, 211 S. Main St., Ishpeming, to celebrate. The Boxcar was originally ...

Econo aids St. Vincent’s

Zach Quinnell, manager of Tadych’s Econo Foods in Marquette, presents a check for $145.67 to Rachelle Feltner of St. Vincent DePaul.

Back to school event held for children

The St. Francis Connection Center at Sawyer, an outreach ministry of St. Anthony Parish in Gwinn, held a Back-to-School event for area students and their families on Aug. 23. In addition to a picnic dinner for all attending, 50 backpacks filled with school supplies were given to school-age ...

Economic Club of Marquette County Board of Directors

The 2017-18 Economic Club of Marquette County Board of Directors recently met. Pictured in front, from left: Joe Esbrook, Ruth Solinski, Allen Whitehead, Melissa Holmquist, Rich Tegge, Dave Luoma, Randy Larson and Nheena Weyer Ittner. Back, from left: Karen Dubow, Doug Gordon, Fred Stonehouse, ...

Rotary aids Hall of Fame

The Ishpeming Rotary Club donates $500 to the Ishpeming US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum Enshrinement Weekend scheduled for Sept. 14-17. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum is the birthplace of organized skiing in the United States. Pictured is Justin Koski, executive ...

United Steelworkers Local 4950 gives scholarships

United Steelworkers Local 4950 recently distributed four $500 scholarships to area graduates. The recipients are sons or daughters of active or retired Steelworker members. Shown are officers of Local 4950 and some of the winners. From the left: Amalgamate Officer Rosanne Turino; Financial ...

Curran kids donate proceeds

The Curran kids donated the proceeds from their lemonade stand to the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. Pictured are Riley, 10, Lexi, 9, and Logan, 9.

Youth group brings past to life at Fort Wilkins

This summer more than 40 students from the Michigan Iron Industry Museum’s Future Historians youth group brought the past to life for summer visitors at Copper Harbor’s historic Fort Wilkins. Every year volunteers from the group are trained in costumed interpretation and then participate in ...

Emma Collins earns master’s from CMU

Emma Collins graduated on July 29 with a master’s degree from Central Michigan University’s Physician's Assistant Program. In the picture are Emma’s family members, parents Paul and Noreen Collins, sister Helen and grandmother, Jonelle Collins. Emma has accepted a position with Indigo ...

Roberts Financial Services donates to Girl Scouts fund

Roberts Financial Services recently contributed to the local Girl Scouts Family Partnership Fund. This fund increases access to Girl Scouts by providing financial assistance for membership, uniform and program fees. Pictured in front row: Emily Hytinen, Anna Hytinen Troop 5054; Michelle Grund, ...

Republic-Michigamme announces honor roll

2016-2017 2nd Semester Honor Roll: Grade 9 All A’s Anna Laakso A’s and B’s Kolin Conklin, Heron Dyer, Lacie Marek, Rachel Mattila, Judah Oakley and Paige Schultz Grade 10 All A’s Hannah Mahl A’s and B’s Kaitlin Ambuehl, Justin Anthony, Alicia Ball, Jake Carlson, ...

Rosten earns degree

On June 20, Rachel C. Rosten, daughter of Ben and Carol Rosten of Marquette, received her Doctoral Degree in physics from the University of Washington. Her dissertation was “A Search for Long Lived Neutral Particles Decaying to Hadronic States in Proton-Proton Collisions in the ATLAS ...

Econo aids MooseWood

Zach Quinnell, manager at Tadych’s Econo Foods of Marquette, presents a check for $459.62 to Scot Stewart of the MooseWood Nature Center.