Spotlight

Donna Thoune named Cedar River Queen

Crowned 2018 Cedar River Queen during opening ceremonies of the Cedar River Bridge Walk was Ms. Donna Thoune. Thoune was suggested for Cedar River Royality by the late Mike Hirsch. Being employed by the current and past six owners of the Cedar River Pub, Thoune has served the public in Cedar ...

Linda Sutton, MD, joins UPHS Marquette Board of Trustees

MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Marquette has welcomed Linda Sutton, MD, as a member of the UPHS-M Board of Trustees. “It is a genuine privilege to serve on the board; I see a lot of the great strengths in the Upper Peninsula and Marquette in particular,” said Dr. Sutton in a news release. ...

Jacob Olson named as employee of quarter

Jacob Olson is presented a check from Commander Vincent Servom, right, and Senior Vice Commander Jerry Murphy of V.F.W. Superior Memorial Post 6 in Marquette. Olson has been working at D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans for four years as a maintenance worker. He was chosen as the employee of the ...

NMU Regional Police Academy holds graduation ceremony

Northern Michigan University’s Regional Police Academy recently held its graduation ceremony. Fourteen recruits were given certificates of completion after 16 weeks of training that revolves around a curriculum set forth by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards. For more ...

Michigan Iron Industry Museum hosts Future Historians role-playing program

This summer, over 40 youth participated in the Michigan Iron Industry Museum’s Future Historians role-playing program at Fort Wilkins, Copper Harbor. The museum offered four, three-day living history workshops where students portrayed actual individuals from the summer of 1870. For more ...

Sault Tribe Golf Scholarship Classic held

Golfers from across the state competed in the 18th Annual Sault Tribe Golf Scholarship Classic held at the Wild Bluff Golf Course in Brimley on July 28. The annual event generated over $77,000 for the tribe’s scholarship fund. The two-day event began Friday night with a reception held at ...

Travel Marquette aids Dryland Dash

Travel Marquette is a proud sponsor of the UP200 Dryland Dash, Oct. 13-14 at Negaunee Township Park. This event is a non-snow season (dryland) form of mushing that consists of participation using carts, bikes, scooters or running on foot with dogs. From left: Susan Estler, executive director of ...

Eagles Club makes donation to Negaunee Fire Dept.

The Negaunee Eagles #1944 REAC recently donated $1,000 to the Negaunee Fire Department for purchase of needed equipment. Eagles members also provided a dinner for the firemen and their families prior to the presentation of the donation. Shown are REAC Sergeant at Arms, Darryl Sandvig, REAC ...

Exchange Club makes donation to volunteer program

From left, Ann Kananen and Julie Shaw of the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program receive a $1,250 check from Geno Angeli of the Exchange Club of Marquette County. RSVP members clean up Mattson Lower Harbor Park each morning of the International Food Fest, held over the Fourth of July holiday. The ...

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 ...