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Grant helps fire dept. buy new truck

The Powell Township Fire Department was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the Cliffs-Eagle Mine Marquette County Community Fund to assist Powell Township in the purchase of a new pumper-tanker fire truck. "With this generous donation along with the remaining balance in the Powell Township ...

Johnson’s Shoes backs Walk and Roll

Superior Alliance for Independent Living held its fourth Walk & Roll event at Tourist Park in Marquette on Saturday. As part of the event, Johnson's Shoes in Marquette donated two certificates for new shoes custom fit by Johnson's Shoes. Shown at the certificate presentation are, from ...

Roll receives scholarship

Marquette Rotary Club recently presented a scholarship to Morgan Roll, who is shown with club Scholarship Committee Chairman Rich Tegge. The scholarship is for $5,000 over the four years of college, which will assist Roll while she studies social work at Northern Michigan University.

Frei gives chief free Camaro

MARQUETTE - Because of Frei Chevrolet and River Valley Bank's Kristen Derocha, a dream has come true for a local firefighter/chief Gerald Hebert.After finding out that a Chevrolet Camaro is Hebert's dream car and out of his realm, the team at Frei and Derocha made it possible by giving Hebert a ...

The Throttle donates $1,360

The Throttle in Little Lake along with Pipefitters Local raised $1,360 for Bay Cliff Health Camp at their Bike Night on July 17. Pictured, back row are, Bill Rowe receiving the check for Bay Cliff from owners Amanda Washburn and John Paris, Kris Rowe, Mike Hares representing Pipefitters Local. ...

Smith gets outstanding award

Marquette -?Dennis H. Smith, the president and chief executive officer of the Upper Peninsula Health Plan, has received the 2014 Ellis J. Bonner Outstanding Achievement Award from the Michigan Association of Health Plans (MAHP). The award was presented July 25 at the association's annual ...

Gwinn parade winners listed

Listed are the winners of the Gwinn Fun Daze Parade as released by the Gwinn-Sawyer Area Chamber of Commerce. The Gwinn Fun Daze Parade happened Saturday as part of the Gwinn Fun Daze.Winners were:Gwinn Cub Scout Pack #333 won the best overall first place.Wisdom Way Academy Martial Arts won ...

Historic Collins Cabin dedicated in Old Towne

NEGAUNEE - More than 100 members of the Collins family converged on Old towne in Negaunee recently to dedicated the original home of their ancestors, Samuel and Hannah Collins.The Negaunee Lions Club - in conjunction with the Negaunee Historical Society - has worked on restoring the log cabin ...

Raffle benefits U.P. Honor Flight

Pat Makela, left, representing the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight, presents a patriotic quilt to Pam Struchel, the winner of the raffle held on July 3 during Gwinn's street dance. The quilt was made by Judy Parlato and quilted by Chris Wiik of the Viking Sewing Village in Marquette, who donated ...

Students receive scholarships

Green Bay, Wis. - Three Upper Peninsula students are among those who received 2014 Wisconsin Public Service Foundation scholarships.The U.P. students winning the awards are Dana Spelich of Calumet, who will be attending Northern Michigan University; Cameron RIngler of Dollar Bay, who will be ...

Firefighter battling cancer has dream come true

Frei Chevrolet and River Valley Bank teamed up to help make a dream come true for local firefighter/Chief Jerry Hebert, who is battling a terminal lung disease called asbestosis caused from his years as a firefighter. The dream was having a Checy Camaro, and one was given to Hebert recently. At ...

Pioneer parade winners named

NEGAUNEE - Included in winners from the Negaunee Irontown Association's Pioneer Days parade are:- Best Non-Commercial - Negaunee High School Miner Botics.- Best Commercial - Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council-Vista Theatre.- Best Marching - the Blue Notes.- Best Overall - Good News Assembly of God.

Meyer named to dean’s list

MARQUETTE - Zachary Meyer, a senior pre-med major at Hillsdale College in downstate Hillsdale, made the dean's list for the 2014 spring semester.He is the son of Ronald and Sara Meyer of Champion and is a 2010 graduate of Ishpeming High School.

City Insurance recognized

MARQUETTE - The City Insurance Agency in Marquette was named one of the top 10 growth agencies representing Auto-Owners Insurance for 2013 in the Traverse City Region, which includes the Upper Peninsula.City Insurance Agency has represented Auto-Owners since 1978 and this is the second year ...

Bridge

Superiorland Bridge ClubJUNEMasterpoint Top 101. Duane Fowler - 9.732. Daphne Greenwood - 9.413. Joyce Hyslop - 8.464. Veronica Varney - 8.035. Elizabeth Bussiere - 7.836. John Peterson - 6.877. Ruth Smith - 6.668. Jack Herman - 6.659. Karen Reese - 6.5310. Marvin Zehnder - 6.48

Negaunee High School Class of 1974 gathers to celebrate 40th reunion

The Negaunee High School Class of 1974 gathered recently to celebrate its 40th reunion at the Red Rock Lanes and Banquet Center. Included at the gathering were: Kneeling, from left, Mike Saari, Roger Johnson, Clifford Nelson and Steve Etelamaki; seated, from left, Rose LaJoie Larson, Ed Hopper, ...

U.P. Hair Company opens in Marquette Township

The U.P. Hair Company recently held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate its grand opening. Attending the celebration were, from left: Derek Bush, Lake Superior Community Partnership business development representative; Marquette County Ambassador Mike Fedrizzi; Sheila Mogavero; Quinn Johnson; Lisa ...

Negaunee High School Class of 1974 gathers to celebrate 40th reunion

The Negaunee High School Class of 1974 gathered recently to celebrate its 40th reunion at the Red Rock Lanes and Banquet Center. Included at the gathering were: Kneeling, from left, Mike Saari, Roger Johnson, Clifford Nelson and Steve Etelamaki; seated, from left, Rose LaJoie Larson, Ed Hopper, ...

U.P. Hair Company opens in Marquette Township

The U.P. Hair Company recently held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate its grand opening. Attending the celebration were, from left: Derek Bush, Lake Superior Community Partnership business development representative; Marquette County Ambassador Mike Fedrizzi; Sheila Mogavero; Quinn Johnson; Lisa ...

Roberts Financial assists Girl Scouts

Roberts Financial Services in Marquette recently donated funds to assist any local girl with joining Girl Scouts. Shown at the check presentation are: Front from left, Renay Johnson, Abbie Bergmann and Kaitlyn Booth of Girl Scout Troop 5101/5055; and back row from left, Bruce Roberts, Paige ...