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MCAN supports NMU

The Michigan College Access Network, which turned 10 on Sept. 6, awards a $10,000 grant on Sept. 4 to Northern Michigan University in support of college access and post-secondary attainment. This grant is one of 10 grants MCAN is awarding in a 10-day period in connection with its 10th year as ...

Monarch donates to Warming Center

Monarch donates to help with the renovations to the Warming Center. According to a press release, “Monarch Investment is honored to be able to donate this money to a great cause, The Room at the Inn and the Warming Center. It is important to everyone here at Monarch, to give back and support ...

SHF adds Giles as a board director

MARQUETTE — Sara Giles of Manistique is the newest member of the Superior Health Foundation’s Board of Directors. Currently the marketing director of Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital and member of the Senior Leadership Team in Manistique, Giles is a native of Canada. She is an honors ...

NSDAR welcomes new member

Onagomingkway Chapter Registrar Treasa Sowa of Munising presents Nicole Oleson of Appleton with her new member packet from NSDAR. Oleson was sworn in via ZOOM in May along with daughter Jacquelyn. Due to COVID restrictions, Oleson had to wait until a face to face meeting at the Brownstone Inn ...

Superior Health Foundation virtual gala raises funds

­The Superior Health Foundation held its Ninth Annual Gala on Saturday at the Northern Center in Marquette. The gala, with COVID-19 restrictions in place, was a 1.5-hour virtual event. During the program, mental health partners Great Lakes Recovery Centers and the Healthy Youth Coalition of ...

NMU Alumni Association board has new members

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Alumni Association announces four new members of its Board of Directors effective on Sept. 25: Jeri Hosang (BS ’92, BSN ’99) of Marquette; Amalea Karavias Vega (BS ’02) of Denver, Colorado; Kurt VanWormer (BS ’77) of Houston, Texas; and ...

Legion aids Jacobetti

Unit 44 of the American Legion Auxiliary in Marquette recently donated a patient lift to the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. The auxiliary raises funds through their annual Poppy Days Drive. All funds raised by this drive go directly to the care and comfort of veterans in our local community. ...

Behrens receives Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor Designation

MARQUETTE — Kristina Behrens, APMA®, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Marquette, recently received the Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor (APMA®) designation from the College of Financial Planning. Individuals who hold the APMA designation have completed a course of ...

MCMCF announces scholarship recipient

ISHPEMING — Marquette County Medical Care Facility announces that Diedre Hill has received one of nine $1,000 2020 Gary Easton Scholarship Awards from the Michigan County Medical Care Facilities Council. She has been a Certified Nursing Assistant at Marquette County Medical Care Facility ...

Local students graduate from Michigan Tech this spring

HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University, in Houghton, conferred more than 800 associates, bachelor’s, masters and Ph.D. degrees following the conclusion of the Spring 2020 semester. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, conventional commencement ceremonies were not held. A commencement ...

Be Well earns salute for facade

Recently, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation along with a number of local and state governmental officials, presented the owners of Be Well with a plaque recognizing the completion of their facade improvements helped in part with a ...

State Farm supports St. Vincent de Paul

Local State Farm agent Marv DeMilio donates $500 to St. Vincent de Paul for food pantry. Accepting for St. Vincent is Jacy Williams who is the Marquette District President for St. Vincent de Paul.

Love of U.P. sparks start of clothing line

FLINT — Two friends who met while attending Northern Michigan University have just created an online T-shirt and apparel company aimed at their love for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Matt Palomaki from Marquette and Gary Campioni from Dollar Bay said it all started over a Facetime cup of ...

Arwood joins InvestUP

MARQUETTE — InvestUP has announced Steve Arwood has joined the business development team as Strategic Initiatives Advisor. Arwood, most recently Chief Executive Officer of Miller Canfield Consulting in Lansing, now is president of SDArwood Co., a firm established to provide strategic ...

NMU grad Branham earns 2020 North Country Trail Assn. Rising Star Award

MARQUETTE — The North Country Trail Association is a national non-profit volunteer organization that works with the National Park Service to build, maintain, promote and protect the Congressionally approved North Country National Scenic Trail as it traverses approximately 4,600 miles from ...

Area residents are college graduates

MARQUETTE — A number of area residents have graduated from college in recent months: ≤ Anna Clark, daughter of Melissa Luttrell and Clif Clark of Marquette, graduated with a bachelor’s in history from the University of Michigan. Clark is the winner of the Nancy Bylan Bratman ...

Students from Superiorland area recognized for academic prowess

MARQUETTE — A number of area residents have been recognized by their institutions of higher learning for academic achievement: ≤ The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recognized students named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2019-2020 academic year. From this area, ...

Michigan Tech announces Dean’s List

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech University in Houghton has announced its Dean’s List for the Spring 2020 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must meet the following minimum requirements: be an enrolled undergraduate at Michigan Tech; complete 12 or more GPA credits in the ...