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Club backs Special Oly.

Exchange Club of Marquette County member Andrew Flannery presents a check to Marie martin, director of Special Olympic in Marquette and Alger counties. Special Olympics is among about two dozen local organizations that receive Exchange Club grants, which are made possible with proceeds from ...

Econo backs scouts

Annie Lowes of the Northern Light Girl Scouts receives a check from Zach Quinnell, manager of Tadych's Econo Foods in Marquette. The Girl Scouts raised more than $450 and the team more than $600 bagging groceries at Econo.

Kriegel completes Eagle Scout project

Avery Kriegel of Skandia Venture Crew 356, completed his Eagle Project in July. Kriegel oversaw the creation of 26 nature and fitness signs and organized the installation of the nature signs at Superior Central School's Nature Center and new Nature Trail. Click on photos for further details.

Cliffs donates funds to NMU program

Northern Michigan University's clinical laboratory sciences programs have received a $250,000 donation, to be disbursed over five years, from the Cliffs Natural Resources Foundation. Pictured at the presentation of an NMU flag honoring the Cliffs gift are, from left: Kerri Schuiling, dean of ...

Pioneer Kiwanis backs museum

Ishpeming Pioneer Kiwanis Club member Eugene Gaboury, left, presents a check to Brad Waters, director of the Cliffs Shaft Mining Museum. proceeds for the donation come from the sale of Amish candy and a recent raffle held by the club. At the annual raffle drawings held recently, the winners ...

Econo supports church preschool

Zach Quinnell, manager of Tadych's Econo Foods in Marquette, presents a check to Anita Rieboldt of Redeemer Lutheran Preschool. The preschool raised more than $2,800 through Econo's We Share Program.

Lions Club sorts donated eyeglasses

Members of the Marquette Lions Club sort donated eyeglasses to be recycled through the Lions of Michigan Eyeglass Program. Included are, from left, Jill Krah, Barb Lucas, Joe Baczkowski, Bill Whippen, Lin Dembowski, Bill Davie, Bob Procunier, Art Anderson and Maureen Jensen.

NHS Class of 1937 holds reunion

The Negaunee High School Class of 1937 held its annual reunion at the Negaunee Senior Center during Pioneer Days. Included in attendance were, from left, Helen (Kangas) Ammesmaki, Theresa (Joukainen) Kosonen, Dwight Davis, Richard "Dick" Wills, Oscar Larson, Clarence "Coke" Thomas and Eunice ...

Negaunee High School Class of 1964 gathers to celebrate 50th reunion

The Negaunee High School class of 1964 held its 50th year reunion at the Negaunee Elks Club during Pioneer Days. Included were: first row, from left, Tina (Hintsala) Johnson, Dolores (Jacobson) Korpi, Bonnie (Matthews) Nylander, Nancy (Ruokkola) Ring and Kristine (Sunne) Arcand; second row, ...

Purdy elected to UPEA board

ISHPEMING Civil Engineer Timothy S. Purdy was recently elected to the U.P. Engineers & Architects Inc. Board of Directors.He was elected to the board by the company's stockholders during its annual stockholder meeting. UPEA is owned by its employees.Purdy joined UPEA in 2005 as a ...

Verardi to run EJ office

MARQUETTE - Christian Verardi has been named to take over the local Edward Jones office in Marquette.The office is located at 115 S. Lakeshore Blvd.

Graveraet High School Class of ‘64 gathers for 50th reunion

The Graveraet High School Class of 1964 - the last class to graduate from Graveraet - recently gathered to celebrate its 50th reunion. Included in those attending were: Front row, from left, Donna Weigold (Heikkila), Maxine Temple, Barbara Shorkey (Gutzman), Sandy Boyd (LeMire), Linda Tamminen ...

Exchange Club backs Search & Rescue

Exchange Club of Marquette County member Erinn Swan, left, presents a grant check to Marquette County Search and Rescue representatives Anna Hannett and Jeff Solka. Search and Rescue Is among about two dozen local organizations that receive funding with proceeds from the International Food Fest ...

Ford receives MCMCFC scholarship

Marquette County Medical Care Facility employee Valarie Ford has received a 2014 Michigan County Medical Care Facilities Council scholarship. In the photo from left, From left: Marquette County Medical Care Facility Administrator Jerry Hubbard presents the $1,000 MCMCFC scholarship to Ford as ...

Scouts assist Room at the Inn

Members and parent volunteers of local Boy Scout Troop 302 recently collected and assembled hygiene items for the Room at the Inn Homeless Shelter. Included at the collection were: front row, from left, Ray Modell, Cayden Dahlin, Seth Moore, Ian and Maija Parkkonen; and back row, from left, ...

Fundraiser assists Kergela family

"Tee it up for Ainsley," a golf fundraiser held recently at Red Fox Run Golf Course in K.I. Sawyer, raised $10, 093 for Ainsley Kergela and her family.

Reading program sets record

The Forsyth Township Public Library's Summer Reading Program had a record number of participants this year. The 115 children who participated read a total of 2,397 books. The adult and teen reading programs had a total of 56 participants.

Art show awards listed

Jason Limberg, the new chairman for Art on the Rocks beginning in 2015, presents the Art on the Rocks 2014 Anita Meyland Best of Show Award to Ronna Katz. Other award winners included: Bobbi Ameen Best use of Color, Bridget Bruneau; Best of 2-D, Cindy Callog; Best of 3-D, Marc Himes; John Krbec ...

HOG makes big donation to Bay Cliff Health Camp

Bay Cliff Health Camp Executive Director Tim Bennett, kneeling at right holding check, surrounded by members of the Superior Harley Owners Group and Bay Cliff campers, accepts a ceremonial check for $71,354. The money was raised during the past year by Superior HOG, bringing its total donation ...

Econo backs Head Start

Cindy Yackel, family services coordinator for Head Start, receives a check from Zach Quinnell, manager of Tadych's Econo Foods in Marquette. The Jacobetti Head Start program at Northern Michigan University raised more than $200 through Econo's We Share Program.