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Blues society backs young musicians

The Marquette Area Blues Society's Educational Outreach Program recently made a cash donation to Music For All Kids, a four-step music education program for youths 5 through 18 years of age. Included at the presentations were: Front row, from left, lead instructor Nick Johnson, students Maria ...

Kiwanians support Kids Fishing Day

Ishpeming Pioneer Kiwanis Club President Norman Johnson, left, presents a check to Marvin Ruspakka of Humboldt Township. The money will help fund the annual Kids Fishing Derby sponsored by Humboldt Township.

NMU spring graduates announced

The following students graduated from Northern Michigan University in May:Vocational diplomaCrystal Falls - Derek Aberly, electrical line technician; Adam Luft, electrical line technicianEscanaba - Bryan Cook, electrical line technician; Michael Dombrowski, electrical line technician; Jason ...

NMU names dean’s list for winter semester

The following students were named to the Northern Michigan University dean's list for the winter semester:Grade pointaverage of 4.0Baraga - Christine WilsonBark River - Tiffanie MeyersBig Bay - Patrick DewittBrimley - Sarah BryerBruce Crossing - Frank LombardCedarville - Peter DumanChampion - ...

West Branch Sportsmen’s Club hosts Superior A’s

Kyle Swiedals takes aim at a target at the West Branch Sportsmen's Club with a line of Model A Fords in the background. The Superior A's Model A Ford Club recently brought 11 of the antique cars out to the club. More than 40 Superior A's members and their families showed up for an opportunity ...

WHS scholarships, awards listed

ISHPEMING - Westwood High School Class of 2014 received the following scholarships and awards: Morgan Blewett: NMU Success Award, Courtney Burke: NMU Success Award, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, Megan Chapman: BPA Michigan Association State Scholarship, NMU Excellence Award, NMU Kaye ...

Nebel accepted into NSCS

MARQUETTE - Erin Nebel of Marquette has been accepted as a member in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the nation's only interdisciplinary honors organization for college students.Membership is based on grade point average and class standing.Nebel also is on the Ferris State ...

Martin named to dean’s list

NEGAUNEE - Gabrielle Martin of Negaunee earned regular honors on the Aurora University dean's list during the spring.To be named to the dean's list at the Aurora, Ill., university, students must earn a 3.6 GPA or higher. Students recognized with high honors have earned a perfect 4.0.

MMS honor roll announced

MUNISING - The following Munising Middle School students were named to the second semester honor roll (* denotes 4.0 GPA):- Eighth grade Kelsea Ackerman, Marissa Ackerman, Nicole Belanger, Michael Biddinger, Alec Blank, Christian Cole, Cade Contreras, Samantha Coyne, Cameron Dusseault, ...

DDA welcomes downtown bookstore

Marquette Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Mona Lang, left, and DDA Board Chairwoman Christine Pesola, right, present a welcoming plaque to Lois Forrester, owner of Lighthouse Christian Bookstore. The bookstore is located in the Masonic Square Mall at 130 W. Washington St., in ...

NMS honor roll announced

NEGAUNEE - The following students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Negaunee Middle School:- Fifth grade - All A's, Morgan Carlson, Montana Ellis, Andrew Feys, Sierra Hendrickson, Kyra Holmgren, Nicholas Jacobetti, Connor Johnson, Alexis LaCombe, Katelyn Lammi, William Luke, Ella ...

IMS honor students named

ISHPEMING - The following students have been named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Ishpeming Middle School:- Fifth grade - All A's, Levi Giroux, Rylee Harris, Sarah McKnight, Dominique Neuffer, Brandon O'Brien, Peter Routhier and Jack Waananen; and Arthur Arvon, Silas Broberg, Jadynn ...

Kangas, Tapio receive scholarships

Republic-Michigamme High School Valedictorian Elizabeth Kangas and Salutatorian Jon Tapio are presented scholarships from Republic Community Services President Tom Feldhusen.

Valenti scholarships presented

The Paul Valenti Memorial Scholarship was recently awarded to three 2014 Ishpeming High School seniors. From the left are: scholarship committee member Reggie Watters; scholarship recipients Noah Olgren, Mitch Laurin and Cora Bleau; and scholarship committee member Scott Corkin.

Limberg to oversee Art on the Rocks

Jason Limberg has been hired by the Lake Superior Art Association as the new director of Art on the Rocks. Limberg will take over the duties of producing the 2015 art show. A Wisconsin native, Limberg worked with the 100 Day Project, as an instructor at the Marquette Arts and Culture Center and ...

Little Friends celebrates graduation

Little Friends Children's Center in Negaunee recently had a graduation ceremony for the following students: Front row, from the left, Killean Ryan, Dylan Deneau, Kyla Bouche, Ellis King, Harper White, Tucker Taskila and Kylie Cardoni; second row, from left, Cameron Soeltner, Fara Bjork, Michael ...

Robyns studying at Brown Univ.

MARQUETTE - Jessica Robyns, 17, who will be a senior at Marquette Senior High School in the fall, is studying at an Ivy League university this summer.Robyns will take a course on engineering and alternative energy at Brown University in Providence, R.I., in July. She received a $1,800 ...

Edgell earns honors at Wayne

MARQUETTE - Catherine Edgell has completed her second year at Wayne State Medical School, once again earning honors in all her courses.Edgell was recently presented with an academic award for this accomplishment in recognition for her outstanding academic performance.She is the daughter of ...

Hytinen a UofM graduate

ISHPEMING - Cara Hytinen of Ishpeming recently graduated from the University of Michigan with dual majors in psychology and sociology.The daughter of Corbin Lutz and Mike Hytinen, she is a member of Alpha Delta Gamma sorority and plans to attend Penn State Law School in the fall.

VanOsdol named to dean’s list

MARQUETTE - Brita VanOsdol of Marquette was named to the spring semester dean's list at Gustavus Adolphus College.Students must have earned a at least a 3.7 grade point average for the semester ending in May.Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college in St. Peter, Minn.