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DeVeaux earns master’s degree

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Pamela DeVeaux of Marquette recently received a master's degree in athletic training from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.

Young completes USMC training

GWINN - Marine Corps Pvt. Wyatt B. Young recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California, which is designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.The son of Steve Young of Gwinn and Julie Day of Gwinn, he is a 2013 ...

Superior Health Foundation awards mini-grant funding to pair

The Superior Health Foundation has awarded $400 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette and Alger Counties, Inc. and $500 to the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain. The BBBS grant will be used to provide six sessions of swimming lessons to 10 Littles through Northern Michigan University this ...

Vegans donate media

On July 2, Natasha Lantz from the Marquette-based group Northern Vegans donated 18 books and four DVDs related to vegan eating and lifestyles to the Bayliss Library in Sault Ste Marie. Some of the titles donated included "The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great," "Losing Weight, and ...

Pediatrician Rao joins Tobin Building

Great Lakes Recovery Centers held a brief dedication ceremony for Dr. C.B. Rao, as a part of their acquisition and subsequent move into the Tobin Building in Ishpeming. Dr. Rao is a popular pediatrician who treated three decades worth of local kids out of an office in Tobin. He was a bit ...

GINCC, Negaunee Historical Society re-build society’s porch

The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce joined the Negaunee Historical Society on June 26 for a ribbon cutting event. The ribbon cutting celebrated the re-building of the society's front porch, which was damaged when a vehicle crashed into it. Pictured, left to right, are?Donna ...

Mayo receives fellowship

CHICAGO - Leah Mayo, a graduate student at the University of Chicago, has recently received the Lindau Fellowship to attend the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting this summer. The goal of this highly prestigious scientific meeting is to foster interactions between promising young scientists and ...

U.P. North Lodge’s Tuesday Bike Night is off and running without a hitch

The U.P. North Lodge announces that its 2014 Tuesday Bike Night is having another successful year. Only four weeks into the season and already over $3,500 has been raised for our local community. At a recent bike night $1,003 was raised for Just Believe! Pictured during the check presentation ...

Cliffs gives to CFSUP

Norma Semashko, left, Executive Director of Child and Family Services of the U.P. Inc. accepts a $5,000 grant from Jennifer Huetter, district manager/public affairs for Cliffs. The grant monies will be used to move CFSUP toward its mission of strengthening children and families toward a ...

Wells Fargo gives to NMU for improved materials

Wells Fargo recently contributed $2,500 to the Northern Michigan University Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship. The funding will enable the center to conduct workshops for teachers on economic education and personal finance, contributing to improved economic and financial ...

Dalgord recipient of Gerry Kendziorski Scholarship

The U.P. Labor-Management Council, Inc. has awarded its $500 Gerry Kendziorski Scholarship to high school senior Bailey Dalgord of Escanaba. Bailey attended Escanaba High School and was a student at the Delta-Schoolcraft ISD Career and Technology Center. Bailey plans on continuing her education ...

Taylor joins practice

Dr. Robert Berube is happy to announce that Dr. Scott Taylor will be joining his practice in July as a dental associate. His addition to the staff will allow Berube to better serve his patient's needs by having two dentists in the office most days, as well as offering extended office hours. ...

Mining Journal gives to UPAWS

The Classifieds Department of The Mining Journal donated $150 to the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter. Left, Steffani Petros, donor relations coordinator and bookkeeper accepts the check from Jeannie Wattsson of The Mining Journal.

Family celebrates pair of graduations

MARQUETTE - A family with ties to the area is celebrating recent graduations.Alexander Hakkola graduated with honors (cum laude) from the University of Michigan on May 3 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. An active member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ...

Negaunee’s Davie named 2nd VP

NEGAUNEE - Bill Davie of Negaunee was elected 2nd vice president of the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards at their recent state conference in downstate Dearborn.The 1-year position will have Davie serving as an officer with five others to represent the 46 Community Mental ...

MGH’s Rovin in research program

MARQUETTE - Marquette General Hospital neurosurgeon Dr. Richard Rovin has been accepted into the Harvard Medical School Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program.The GCSRT Program provides clinicians and clinician-scientists a strong foundation in the methods and conduct of clinical ...

Marquette County musicians enjoy band camp at Crystal Falls’ Batawagama

Students from Marquette County enjoyed a week of music making and fun at Iron County Band Camp in Crystal Falls from June 15-21. Musical professionals from around the country made their way to the Upper Peninsula to help mold these young musical minds for the 60th-consecutive year. Students ...

Money raised for Alger pantry

A recent charity golf outing raised over $2,800 for the Alger Community Food Pantry. Pictured, left to right, are: Dennis VanLandschoot, president & CEO of Lasco; John Sherman-Jones, co-founder and board chair for the Alger Community Food Pantry; and Melissa Murphy, vice president of ...

4-H delegation visits MSU

Pictured is the delegation of 38 4-H members who attended 4-H Exploration Days at Michigan State University, June 18-20. The purpose of this annual conference was to provide over 2,400 youth from across the state an opportunity to experience the MSU campus through living in a dorm and taking ...