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Cliffs/Eagle Mine Marquette County Community Fund presents grants

Representatives from 13 local organizations that recently received checks from the Cliffs/Eagle Mine Marquette County Community Fund and representatives of the fund included: Front row, from left, Kristina Koski, Republic Township, Munson Park, $75,000; Nicole Gregory, Upper Peninsula Substance ...

Carlson top legionnaire

Ray Carlson of Marquette's American Legion Post was honored as the Upper Peninsula Legionnaire of the Year at the recent summer convention of the Upper Peninsula Association of American Legion Posts. Carlson is a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in the Vietnam era and has been an American ...

KC Council assists IPS

Ralph Quayle, Left, Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 1541, presented the Ishpeming Public Schools Superintendent and Business Manager Anthony Bertucci with an $840 check for the district's Special Education Program. The donation was raised as part of the KC's annual Tootsie Roll ...

NHS seniors earn scholarships

NEGAUNEE - Members of the NHS Class of 2014 received the following scholarships:- Danielle Alexis Anderson - NMU Success Award.- Megan Marie Anderson - Barbara Lehtonen Family Scholarship, National Honor Society Scholarship, NMU Honors Award.- Michael Bruce Anderson - Honor Credit Union ...

Thrivent Financial gives to Piziali

Thrivent Financial's Central Upper Peninsula Chapter provided $1,000 in matching funds for a recent fundraiser for Teresa Piziali, who is fighting breast cancer. Pictured from left to right are Teresa Piziali, Stephanie Hintsala, Craig Etelamaki, representative, Lisa Plaxco and John Maki, ...

VAST employees complete certification

Scott White, Pam Stewart and Jay Hillier, Partners and Advisors of VAST in Marquette have successfully completed the annual continuing education requirement of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors. To earn this prestigious designation, Scott, Pam and Jay attended five courses covering ...

Robys in Ivy League

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, Rhode Island, in July. She received a $1,800 scholarship ...

First United Methodist Church women send clothes to Haiti mission

Women of the First United Methodist Church in Marquette recently sent 47 dresses and 26 shorts to the Soaring Unlimited Mission in Haiti. The clothing was created, mostly from remnants of other sewing projects, over a five-week period. The local United Methodist Women and Lansing's Christ ...

Great Lakes Recovery Center opens doors

Greg Toutant, executive director of the Great Lakes Recovery Center, poses with members of GLRC, the Lake Superior Community Partnership and the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Chamber of Commerce as he cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of GLRC's newly renovated Tobin Center in Ishpeming Tuesday. ...

GLRC receives Rotary grant

Great Lakes Recovery Centers has been awarded a $500 grant from the Ishpeming/Negaunee Rotary Club. This grant is part of an on-going relationship between GLRC and the club and will be used to help fund expanded services for young people (ages 12-17) at GLRC's newly renovated Adolescent ...

DeWitt gets scholarship

Taylor DeWitt of Negaunee High School was recently selected to receive the North Jackson Co. Scholarship, awarding her $500. The North Jackson Co. began its scholarship program in 2001 to honor and support the scholastic efforts and goals of Negaunee graduates. The company has offices in ...

Golf outing benefits Alger Comm. Food Pantry

Lasco President and CEO Dennis VanLandschoot, left, and Lasco Vice President Melissa Murphy present a check for more than $2,800 to John Sherman-Jones, co-founder and board chairman for the Alger Community Food Pantry. The funds were raised at a recent charity golf outing sponsored by Lasco, ...

GHS seniors receive awards

GWINN -The following Gwinn High School Class of 2014 graduates recently received awards:- Katie M. Aho - Bernice & Brideson Wills Memorial Scholarship, Gwinn VFW/Auxiliary Post 5670 Richard Murphy Memorial Scholarship, Fr. George Pernaski Memorial Scholarship, Benevolent & ...

LePage receives CFP designation

MARQUETTE - Justin J. LePage has been named a certified financial planner by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.LePage, a financial advisor at Larson & Associates in Marquette, a branch of Ameriprise Financial Inc., has worked at Larson and Associates since July ...

Local students on dean’s list

ALBION, Mich. - The following local students were named to the Albion College dean's list for the spring semester:- Lindsay Pennala recently graduated from Albion College with a degree in English and psychology. She is the daughter of Gary and Virginia Pennala of Ishpeming and a graduate of ...

Scott to join dental practice

MARQUETTE - Dr. Scott Taylor will be joining the dental practice of Dr. Robert Berube in July as a dental associate.Taylor has lived in the Marquette area since childhood and graduated from Marquette Senior High School in 2005. He then attended Michigan State University, where he graduated with ...

Brogan joins elder law firm

MARQUETTE - Local attorney Scott Brogan has joined the elder law firm of Anderson Associates.Brogan will be specializing in estate planning, long-term care and Medicaid planning, elder law and special needs planning.A native of Marquette, Brogan attended the Marquette Area Public Schools and ...

ARMS honor roll announced

ISHPEMING - The following students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Aspen Ridge Middle School:- Sixth grade: All A's - Erik Anderson, Kurt Anderson, Katelyn Anttila, Rocco Carlson, Lily DeLongchamp, Aili Harmon, Trent Holmgren, Madelyn Koski, Mason Mariuzza, Jack Mattias, Matthew ...

FMMS honor students named

MARQUETTE - The following students have been named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Father Marquette Middle School:- Fifth grade: 94 percent or better in every class - Kateri Darr and Ruth Hummell; 90 percent or better in every class -Addie Bailey, Madison Balko, Beau Belkowski, Josie ...