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Native Nails holds ribbon-cutting

Native Nails in Ishpeming recently celebrated it opening with a ribbon-cutting. Attending the event were, from left, Michelle LaMere, LeAnne Kachmarsky, Rose Strom, Bryson Garver, owner Sarah Garver, Diason Garver, Gary Nelson, Sandee Sundquist and Kori Tossava. Garver specializes in nail care ...

Co-op improves classroom offerings

The new Marquette Food Co-op building on West Washington Street includes a community classroom in the basement, shown above nearing completion recently. Since the 1970s, the co-op has been offering food classes. The classes run September through May, with a summer session of classes that ...

DDA welcomes Melvin Creative

Marquette Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors Chairwoman Christine Pesola, left, and DDA Executive Director Mona Lang, right, present a welcoming plaque to Sonny Anderson, owner of Melvin Creative in the Masonic Square Mall at 130 W. Washington St. in downtown Marquette.

Coatsworth named MPH Exemplary Student

NICEVILLE, FL. - Ashley Coatsworth, daughter of Lisa Aalto-Coatsworth of Niceville, Fla., and granddaughter of Howard and Sonja Aalto of Rock, was named a masters in public health exemplary student.Public Health and Health Professions held its annual convocation recently to celebrate ...

U.P. students graduate from WMU

MARQUETTE - A number of Upper Peninsula students graduated from Western Michigan University recently.They include: Sarah Graff of Crystal Falls, master's in social work; Joshua Hadel of Gladstone, bachelor's in engineering; August Smith of Iron Mountain, bachelor's in English; Edward Mihelich ...

FDIC chairman, U.S. Rep. Duffy visit River Valley Bank

FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg and Rep. Sean Duffy visited River Valley Bank Monday for a discussion on banking policies with River Valley Bank President and CEO Todd Nagel at the bank's administration offices.The meeting provided an opportunity for a local bank to offer feedback on current ...

Troop 360 members hike NCT

Some members of Boy Scout Troop 360 of Harvey who are 13 years old and older recently hiked the North Country Trail from Newberry to Grand Marais. Included were: Front row, from left, Past Scoutmaster Dan Hakkala, Ben Griffin and Past Scoutmaster Paul Salfai; and back row, from left, Thayer ...

Volunteers earn service awards

From left, Jean Contois, Rod Aho, Pam Jackovich, Wanda Westman and Jim Feliciano were presented with Presidential Service Awards for volunteering more than 4,000 hours each with military veterans organizations. Contois has volunteered more than 4,950 hours with the Disabled American Veterans ...

SCMS honor roll announced

EBEN JUNCTION - Superior Central Middle School students named to the honor roll include (* denotes all A's):- Sixth grade - Jadis Ale, Katie Burns, Will Carlson, Lily Harris, Gloria Johnson, Jeremy Koski, Madelyn Lancour, Avery Lindgren, Maezie Nettleton, Willow Pasanen, Addie Rondeau, ...

Evans revises law publication

MARQUETTE - Brandon J. Evans of Kendricks, Bordeau, Adamini, Greenlee & Keefe, P.C., was one of the authors of the sixth edition of "The Law of Damages in Wisconsin," a publication of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Evans revised the chapter entitled Contracts for the Purchase and Sale of ...

HFC raffle winners named

MARQUETTE - The following are winners in the Holy Family Club raffle sponsored by the Father Marquette Schools for June:- June 2 - Pete Dollar, $200; Wayne Dagenais, $100; Kit Pillifant, Margaret Gustafson and Anne Loman, $50; and Marsha Schaab and Cheryl Turausky, $25.- June 9 - M. Marlowe, ...

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 ...