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NSDAR greets Schrift

Sarah Smart, regent of the Onagomingkway Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, presents a basket of Upper Michigan products to Diane Schrift, Michigan’s state regent, during her recent visit. During her 3-year term as regent of the state, Schrift will visit the ...

Ribbon cutting held for Katherine Jarvi Photography

The Lake Superior Community Partnership recently teamed up with Katherine Jarvi Photography for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of her studio on Third Street in Marquette. Owner and award-winning photographer, Katherine Nichols, is excited to be providing a full range of portrait ...

U.P. Catholic Foundation makes first distributions

The recently formed U.P. Catholic Foundation made its first distributions totaling $389,800. The foundation provides for the financial stability of parishes, missions, Catholic schools and other Catholic causes in the Diocese of Marquette. “Some funds previously held by the diocese were moved ...

Homecoming king, queen crowned in Gwinn

Gwinn High School’s homecoming king and queen, Noah Stempihar and Heidi Eden, are named during halftime at the school’s football game against Hancock Friday night. (Journal photo by Rachel Oakley)

King and queen of the Miners crowned

Mallory Munson, right, and Davis Bayley are crowned homecoming queen and king at the Negaunee High School homecoming assembly Friday. (Journal photos by Corey Kelly)

DDA makes donation

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority presents an $8,000 check to the Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee Inc., to go toward Father Marquette Park improvements. The presentation took place at the MBRC’s annual awards luncheon at the Landmark Inn. From left are: Marquette ...

Ishpeming Class of 1957 holds reunion

The Ishpeming High School Class of 1957 recently celebrated its 60th reunion at the Ishpeming Elks Lodge. Pictured but not in order are: Sandy Hampton, Bill Locher, Robert Marcotte, Deborah Mathews, Rosemary Harrington, Dom Nardi, Helen Johnson, Robert Betts, Roger LaFreniere Keith DeFant, ...

Super One aids UPAWS

Super One Foods of Marquette and Negaunee held cookouts on Friday and Saturday of Labor Day weekend and raised a lot of money to help UPAWS. Super One customers purchased many needed “wish list” items toward UPAWS and made monetary donations. Both stores offered paper “paws” again this ...

Superior Health Foundation awarded $15,000

The Western Marquette County Health Foundation had a check presentation and ceremony Tuesday in the foundation office in Ishpeming to award a $15,000 matching grant to the Superior Health Foundation. From the left: Tom Edmark, WMCHF president; Keith LaCosse, WMCHF board member; Kori Tossava, ...

Cornerstone Masonry cuts ribbon

The Lake Superior Community Partnership recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Cornerstone Masonry & Tile LLC to celebrate the start of their new business. Owners of the local contracting company, Chris Graham and Wilbur Jennings, are excited to offer expert-level masonry, tiling and ...

Red’z celebrates one year

Accelerate UP, the Michigan Small Business Development Center and the Lake Superior Community Partnership recently teamed-up to hold a public one-year celebration for Red’z Bulgogi BBQ-Marinade, a local sauce company based in the Marquette. At the celebration, guests were able to try ...

Scouts visit Lakenenland

Local Girl Scout Troop 5022 recently visited Lakenenland to see the sculptures and go on a scavenger hunt. While there they learned patience, growth, hard work, and the value of turning recycled metal into treasures.

UPHP named 2017 Pinnacle Award winner

MARQUETTE- The Upper Peninsula Health Plan was recently awarded the 2017 Pinnacle Award for the Community Outreach Collaborative category. UPHP staff were present to accept the award at the Michigan Association of Health Plans Foundation Annual Pinnacle Awards event held on Sept. 19 in ...

Airmen complete training

Several Air Force members with ties to the Upper Peninsula have made news recently. These airmen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who ...

Students make Dean’s Lists

Students with local connections have made the dean’s lists announced by several colleges and universities. ≤ NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Gabrielle Gencheff, chemistry major and Marquette Senior High School graduate has been named to the St. Olaf College dean’s list for the spring 2017 ...

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; ...