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Ishpeming High School Class of 1957 gathers

The Ishpeming High School Class of 1957 celebrated its 57th reunion and the members' 75th birthdays during a gathering from 5 to 7 p.m. on 7-5 at the Ishpeming Elks Lodge. Included at the gathering were: On the left, Don Nardi, behind him is Robert Taipala and behind him is Karl Rundman; front ...

Youths volunteer at Fort Wilkins

More than 50 student volunteers in the Michigan Iron Industry Museum's Future Historians youth group recently participated in the living history program at Fort Wilkins State Park at Copper Harbor. Participants included: Front row, from left, Ian Ward, Halle Paternoster, Kalei Osterhouse, Grace ...

Businesses support U.P. Honor Flight

A total of $1,700 was raised recently by the Throttle Bar in Little Lake and Boogren MI TECH and donated to Mission VII of the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight. At the presentation were, front row from left, Honor Flight Committee member Paula Waeghe and Amanda Washburn and Mindy Retherford of the ...

NHS Class of 1964 holds reunion

The Negaunee High School Class of 1964 celebrated its 50th class reunion recently at the Elks Lodge in Negaunee.

UPCCU donates to MAPS foundation

Tom Blake, CEO/president of the Upper Peninsula Catholic Credit Union, presents a check to Judy Vonck, committee chairwoman of the Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation.

Exchange Club supports RSVP

Exchange Club of Marquette County member Sally Ellsworth, left, presents a check to Retired Senior Volunteer Program representatives Yvonne Clark, center, and Mary Jo Greenlund. RSVP is among about two dozen local organizations that receive funds from the Exchange Club, which makes the grants ...

Rotundo earns Eagle Scout Award

Nathan Rotundo, center, of Boy Scout Troop 309 recently received the Eagle Scout Award in ceremonies at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Shown with him are Scoutmaster Al Feldhauser, left, and District Executive Kevin Corkin. Rotundo's Eagle Scout service project was the construction and ...

Swick assists Care Clinic

Cindy Asher, executive director of the Care Clinic, receives a $500 check from Tom Swick, owner of Swick Home Services in Marquette. The Care Clinic was the July recipient of the "Gold Star Giving" donation, which is made each month to a local group, charity or organization. For more ...

Econo Foods aids center

Benjamin Platt, left, of Lake Superior Village Youth/Family Center, receives a $250 check from Zach Quinnell, manager of Tadych's Econo Foods in Marquette. The center received the funds through Econo's We Share Program.

We Energies supports Girl Scouts

Les Kowalski, asset manager at Presque Isle Power Plant, presents a $1,000 check to Leslie Bek, fund development manager for Girls Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes. The contribution comes from We Energies Foundation in support of the U.P. region Girl Scouts annual giving campaign.

Thrivent U.P. Chapter assists Sparks

Thrivent Financial's Central Upper Peninsula Chapter provided $1,000 in matching funds for a recent fundraiser for Susie Sparks to help with medical expenses. Shown at the check presentation are, from left: Thrivent representative Craig Etelamaki; Sparks; Julie Maki, a friend of Spark's who ...

Swick donates to Special Olympics

An employee of Swick Plumbing designed and made this Bocce Ball ramp for Special Olympics Area 36 so athletes who can not roll the ball the conventional way can still play the game. Pictured are Jodie Reeves and Trevor Smith.

MCFCU hosts Monty Moose Kids Club

More than 200 members of the Monty Moose Kids Club at Marquette Community Federal Credit Union recently attended the club's annual party at the credit union. In addition to a visit from Monty Moose, shown, the kids enjoyed games, a bounce house and pizza. The club promotes saving for young ...

Graveraet High School Class of 1949 gathers to celebrate 65th reunion

The Graveraet High School Class of 1949 recently held its 65th reunion at the Bayou Inn in Harvey. Thirty-three classmates attended with spouses and friends. The classmates include: First row, from left, Phyllis Winslow Crawford, Donald Saari, Lola Ewing Jaakkola, Arleen Musolf Herlich, Carol ...

Exchangites back MMRT

Exchange Club of Marquette County member Walt Cook, left, presents a check to Dwight Johnson, coach of the Marquette Mountain Race Team. The Exchange Club assists about two dozen local organizations with grants from proceeds of the annual International Food Fest the club sponsors over the ...

Ogle family assists home for vets

Tom Ogle, left, presents Ken Arseneau of the D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans with a $250 check to be used for the home's activity fund. The money was collected from entry fees and donations to the Ogle Family Roleo and annual birling tournament held July 26 in Marquette. The Ogle Family holds ...

Republic-Michigamme Class of 1964 gathers

The Republic-Michigamme High School Cass of 1964 recently celebrated its 50-year class reunion. Attending were, front row, from left, Roger Lescelius, Ronald Gulbransen, Eugene Skogman and Dennis Luoto; middle row, from left, Peggy (Oien) Lahtela, Susan (DuBord) Hendrickson, Karen (Granlund) ...

Altobello receives grant

ISHPEMING - Arica Altobello was recently awarded a Western Michigan University/W.K. Kellogg Foundation Racial Healing Planning Grant.The will enable her to serve as a graduate assistant on a project that involves teaching early childhood educators to implement a phonological awareness program ...

Seibert named to dean’s list

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - Lauren Seibert from Marquette was among 2,011 students named to the Saginaw Valley State University dean's list for the winter semester.To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must take at least 12 credit hours and carry a semester GPA of 3.4 or better.