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Alex Mars honored at HATS Off recognition ceremony

MARQUETTE — Alex Mars was one of 350 high-achieving students in Michigan who were honored on March 22 at the 21st annual HATS Off Recognition Ceremony, a statewide awards ceremony to recognize the top-scoring students who participated in Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent ...

UPHP CEO Holmquist named to prestigious list

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Health Plan is proud to announce that its Chief Executive Officer, Melissa Holmquist, has been named one of Crain’s 2020 Notable Women in Health. Holmquist joins 42 other distinguished leaders from throughout the state who were nominated by their peers to be ...

Mahar, Dixon appointed to positions in residency program

Kelley Mahar, MD, has been named associate program director for the new Upper Peninsula track of the Michigan State University Psychiatry Residency Program. “The Upper Peninsula has been desperately underserved in the mental health arena for so long,” said Mahar in a news release. ...

The Munising Mustangs played the Calumet Copper Kings in the second quarter final round of High School Bowl and were defeated by a score of 320-90. Forty schools from the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin field teams for WNMU-TV’s High School Bowl tournament, now celebrating 42 years on the air. Running from November through the championship game in April, the High School Bowl series airs on WNMU-TV Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Mondays at 3 p.m. Find more information on the 2019-2020 tournament at wnmutv.nmu. edu. Representing Munising, seated from left, are players Joe Potila, team captain Maci Cornish, Carly Lindquist and Elliot Potila. Standing is alternate Caitlin Britton and coach Eric Lynch. Players for Calumet are, seated from left, Lowell Torola, Serenity Snyder, team captain Zander Worm and Ben Jackson. Standing is coach David Torola. High School Bowl host Jim Koski is standing at lower left.

Marek Haltof’s book about Holocaust film honored

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University English professor Marek Haltof’s book, “Screening Auschwitz: Wanda Jakubowska’s The Last Stage and the Politics of Commemoration,” has received the Wadclaw Lednicki Humanities Award from the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of ...

Marquette Area Blues Society holds elections

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Blues Society recently held its annual elections, and the following persons were named to the 2020 MABS Board: Mark Hamari (President), Mark Johnson (Vice President), JoAnne Maki (Sec’y/Treasurer), and trustees Charlie Bastian, Dave Crum, Cindy Engle, Lorrie ...

mBank supports community projects, efforts

Leading financial institution mBank in Marquette supports community projects and efforts. In the photo at left, a $10,000 donation was made to the Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association. Pictured left to right: Jeremy Bloomfield, branch manager, Marquette Washington Street.; Joe Havican, vice ...

Munising competes in High School Bowl

On Feb. 15, the Munising “Mustangs” played the North Central “Jets” in the second round of High School Bowl and won by a score of 200-140. Forty schools from the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin field teams for WNMU-TV's High School Bowl tournament, now celebrating 42 years on the ...