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UPCCU backs Fr. Marquette Schools

Upper Peninsula Catholic Credit Union mortgage supervisor/ underwriter Debbie Danielkiewicz presents a donation to Father Marquette Schools principal Michael Hedges.

Teen clinic gives helmets to students

The Gwinn Teen Clinic recently started the "Healthy Heads" program at Gwinn High School. Shown are participants, from left, Josh Filizetti, Eli Luokkala, Aaron Borrett and Faith Tosch. Sponsored by Argonics and the Gwinn Lions Club, the program involves bike helmets being given to middle ...

Elks MVS scholarships presented

The Elks National Foundation recently presented Most Valuable Student scholarships to two Mid Peninsula High School seniors. Shown at the presentation are, from left, Elk John Pickard, senior Alden Pellinen, Elk Art Rogers and senior Christina Hanson. MVS scholarships are available to high ...

West-end foundation presents grants

The Western Marquette County Health Foundation recently presented grants to local organization, including $6,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters and $10,000 to the Upper Peninsula Diabetes Outreach Network as a match of the Swim Teal Lake Benefit for Diabetes event.

Lakestate Industries celebrates new location

Lakestate Industries held as ribbon-cutting recently to celebrate its new location at 1500 M-28 East in Chocolay Township. Attending the celebration were, from left: Derek Bush, Lake Superior Community Partnership business development representative; Marquette County Ambassador Dan Landers; ...

Doucette 1st VP of association

AuTRAIN - Jerry Doucette, longtime Alger County Board member, was elected first vice president of the Michigan Association of Counties during the association's annual conference held recently.In addition to being a vice president, Doucette serves on the organization's 18-member board of ...

Sarasin retires from VA after 19 years of service

After nineteen years of VA service, Sandy Sarasin, RN, of Marquette retired from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain on Sept. 5. Sarasin started her VA career on April 5, 1995 at the Iron Mountain VA Medical Center and served as lead nurse for the Marquette VA Community ...

Chocolay River Brewery celebrates grand opening

The Chocolay River Brewery celebrated with a grand opening recently. Participants include, from left, Sam Elder, Marquette County Ambassador, Betsy Morais, LSCP Director of Marketing and Communications, Chuck Hurst, Vice President of Northern Initiatives, Christina Rector, Director of Northern ...

Ryan makes Krokodiloes

Coby Ryan, a 2014 Manistique High School graduate and freshmen student at Harvard University, recently auditioned for and is now a member of the Harvard Krokodiloes, Harvard's oldest and most prestigious a capella singing group. Ryan was selected for inclusion into the 12-member musical troupe ...

Great Lakes Recovery Center Run for Recovery raises funds and awareness

More than 70 participants took part in the 7th Annual Run for Recovery 10K Run/5K Walk. The event raised thousands of dollars for behavioral health services in 11Upper Peninsula communities with help from sponsors such as VAST, Range Bank, River Valley Bank, MACASU Inc. and Woodview Apartments ...

Clickner gets Medalist Award

Lake Superior Community Partnership CEO Amy Clickner was awarded the Michigan Economic Developers Association Medalist Award recently at their annual meeting at Boyne Mountain. The award identifies outstanding contributions to economic development within Michigan. Recipients of this award have ...

Gwinn Quilters display charity work

The Gwinn Quilters group has its work displayed at the Peninsula Medical Center. The work will be on display through September before the quilts will be donated to Harbor House. Since October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the quilts are offered to help women who are victims of domestic ...

Former John D. Pierce students reminisces about their early school years

Members of what would have been the John D. Pierce Class of 1964 recently shared memories of their early years together during their 50th reunion of the Graveraet High School Class of 1964. Included are: Front row, from left, Cheryl (Anderson) Anderegg, Mary Lou (Schwartz) Lockhart, Jack ...

Swick backs autism awareness group

Jill Gutleber, left, of Swick Home Services in Marquette presents a $500 check to Kathe Lanctot of the Copper Country Autism Awareness Group. The CCAA was the August recipient of the $500 Swick "Gold Star Giving" donation, which are made each month to a local group, charity or organization. For ...

Skauge family supports library

Jessica Shirtz, center, director of the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library, and Ray Leverton, chief fundraiser for the library, receive a donation to the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library Building Accessibility and Renovation Campaign from Stu Skauge and other Skauge family members in memory of ...

Mather Class of 1954 gathers

The Mather High School Class of 1954 held its 60th class reunion recently at the VFW Clubhouse in Christmas. Included in attendance were: front row from left, Jim Anderson, Sue Matson Gauthier, Pat Marentette Klosowski, Dick Blank and Norma Stephens Secreast; second row, from left, Mike ...

Super One cookouts assist UPAWS

The annual Super One Foods cookouts on Labor Day weekend raised more than $6,200 for the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter. Click on photos for details.

Bike Night benefits Beacon House

Employee Benefits Inc. was a sponsor for a recent Up North Lodge 2014 Tuesday Bike Night, raising funds for Beacon House of Marquette. At the check presentation were, from left: front row, Beacon House board member Sue LeGalley; Employee Benefits employees Marianne Brugman, Sue Robinson, Bonnie ...