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Contest winner backs SHF

Jim LaJoie, executive director of the Superior Health Foundation, receives a check from Joan Haara of Michigamme, who is holding her winning photo in contest offered by Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. Haara was one of three winners in the contest, which included the winners donating their ...

We Energies assists UW

Barbara Meyer, director of operations for United Way of Marquette County, accepts a $500 check from Les Kowalski, asset manager at Presque Isle Power Plant. The contribution comes from We Energies Foundation in support of the United Way of Marquette County's 2014-2015 campaign materials.

BURKEphotos.com benefits UPAWS

Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter volunteer Karen Rhodes and James Burke, president of BURKEphotos.com, hold a ceremonial check that represents contributions made by participating pet owners in the 27th annual UPAWS Pet Portrait Fundraiser. Contributions totaled $2,989 for the fundraiser ...

WPS Foundation backs air museum

Bob Vick, left, president of the K.I. Sawyer Heritage Air Museum, receives a $1,500 contribution from Upper Peninsula Power Company Regional Account Executive Bob Anderson to help in the preservation efforts of the museum at the former Sawyer Air Force Base. The contribution was from UPPCO's ...

Rotarians present scholarships

Marquette Rotary Club President Ryan Whitley, right, presents vocational scholarships to 2014 Marquette High School graduates Samantha Parent and Jack Ziegler. Parent will be attending Northern Michigan University's School of Cosmetology and Ziegler will be at the University of ...

King receives CMU scholarship

GLADSTONE - Jeffrey T. King of Gladstone has received a Centralis Gold Award Scholarship from Central Michigan University.A 2014 graduate of Gladstone High School, he is the son of Jeff and Joyce King of Gladstone and the grandson of Gerald and Carol King of Marquette.King plans to study ...

Bush earns EMSI certification

MARQUETTE - Derek Bush, business development representative for the Lake Superior Community Partnership, recently received Economic Modeling Specialists International certification.EMSI certification covers the basic elements of using labor market information. Bush completed the month-long ...

Lyford named to honor roll

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Braden Lyford of Negaunee has been named to the dean's honor roll for the spring semester at Lawrence Technological University in downstate Southfield.Lyford is majoring in mathematics/computer Science. To be named to the honor roll, a student must maintain at least a 3.5 ...

Medicine residency grads named

The Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program Class of 2014 includes: front row, from left, Michelle Seguin, MD, of Iron Mountain, who will provide outpatient family medicine at Portage Health's clinic in Hancock; Tara Varoni, DO, a native of Manistique, who will join the Marquette General ...

Native Nails holds ribbon-cutting

Native Nails in Ishpeming recently celebrated it opening with a ribbon-cutting. Attending the event were, from left, Michelle LaMere, LeAnne Kachmarsky, Rose Strom, Bryson Garver, owner Sarah Garver, Diason Garver, Gary Nelson, Sandee Sundquist and Kori Tossava. Garver specializes in nail care ...

Co-op improves classroom offerings

The new Marquette Food Co-op building on West Washington Street includes a community classroom in the basement, shown above nearing completion recently. Since the 1970s, the co-op has been offering food classes. The classes run September through May, with a summer session of classes that ...

DDA welcomes Melvin Creative

Marquette Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors Chairwoman Christine Pesola, left, and DDA Executive Director Mona Lang, right, present a welcoming plaque to Sonny Anderson, owner of Melvin Creative in the Masonic Square Mall at 130 W. Washington St. in downtown Marquette.

Coatsworth named MPH Exemplary Student

NICEVILLE, FL. - Ashley Coatsworth, daughter of Lisa Aalto-Coatsworth of Niceville, Fla., and granddaughter of Howard and Sonja Aalto of Rock, was named a masters in public health exemplary student.Public Health and Health Professions held its annual convocation recently to celebrate ...

U.P. students graduate from WMU

MARQUETTE - A number of Upper Peninsula students graduated from Western Michigan University recently.They include: Sarah Graff of Crystal Falls, master's in social work; Joshua Hadel of Gladstone, bachelor's in engineering; August Smith of Iron Mountain, bachelor's in English; Edward Mihelich ...

FDIC chairman, U.S. Rep. Duffy visit River Valley Bank

FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg and Rep. Sean Duffy visited River Valley Bank Monday for a discussion on banking policies with River Valley Bank President and CEO Todd Nagel at the bank's administration offices.The meeting provided an opportunity for a local bank to offer feedback on current ...

Troop 360 members hike NCT

Some members of Boy Scout Troop 360 of Harvey who are 13 years old and older recently hiked the North Country Trail from Newberry to Grand Marais. Included were: Front row, from left, Past Scoutmaster Dan Hakkala, Ben Griffin and Past Scoutmaster Paul Salfai; and back row, from left, Thayer ...

Volunteers earn service awards

From left, Jean Contois, Rod Aho, Pam Jackovich, Wanda Westman and Jim Feliciano were presented with Presidential Service Awards for volunteering more than 4,000 hours each with military veterans organizations. Contois has volunteered more than 4,950 hours with the Disabled American Veterans ...

SCMS honor roll announced

EBEN JUNCTION - Superior Central Middle School students named to the honor roll include (* denotes all A's):- Sixth grade - Jadis Ale, Katie Burns, Will Carlson, Lily Harris, Gloria Johnson, Jeremy Koski, Madelyn Lancour, Avery Lindgren, Maezie Nettleton, Willow Pasanen, Addie Rondeau, ...

Evans revises law publication

MARQUETTE - Brandon J. Evans of Kendricks, Bordeau, Adamini, Greenlee & Keefe, P.C., was one of the authors of the sixth edition of "The Law of Damages in Wisconsin," a publication of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Evans revised the chapter entitled Contracts for the Purchase and Sale of ...

HFC raffle winners named

MARQUETTE - The following are winners in the Holy Family Club raffle sponsored by the Father Marquette Schools for June:- June 2 - Pete Dollar, $200; Wayne Dagenais, $100; Kit Pillifant, Margaret Gustafson and Anne Loman, $50; and Marsha Schaab and Cheryl Turausky, $25.- June 9 - M. Marlowe, ...