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Ironwood’s Little is first BAS grad

From NMU News Bureau MARQUETTE — Adam Little of Ironwood will be the first graduate of Northern Michigan University’s bachelor of applied science in management program in December. He was able to fulfill the degree requirements entirely online while he continued working two jobs. The ...

Students choose Richmond as faculty speaker

From NMU News Bureau MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University English Professor Kia Jane Richmond is the student-selected faculty speaker for the Dec. 6 virtual commencement celebration honoring all 2020 graduates. She was chosen through a nomination process overseen by ASNMU, the student ...

NMU alumna joins hometown environmental defenders team

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University alumna Mallory Fischer (‘15 BS) is the new communications and membership specialist for Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, a nonprofit based in her hometown of Woodstock, Illnois. According to its website, Defenders’ teams and committees ...

Bay College announces fall scholarship recipients

ESCANABA — Bay de Noc Community College of Escanaba has announced the scholarship recipients for the Fall of 2020 semester. The scholarship program is supported by area businesses and organizations, as well as by individuals, through endowment and annual contributions. For information ...

Onagomingkway Chapter of NSDAR supports Michigan Fisher House

Sarah Smart, First Vice Regent of the Onagomingkway Chapter, NSDAR, at left, presents State Regent Gina LaCroix with a donation to the new Michigan Fisher House. Located on the campus of the VA Ann Arbor Health System, Fisher House offers families of veterans seeking treatment a place to stay ...

Father Marquette Academy announces honor roll

MARQUETTE — Father Marquette Catholic Academy has announced its first quarter Honor Roll: 08 Natalie Schetter A Honor Roll 07 William Niemi A Honor Roll 05 Grace Shandonay A Honor Roll 08 Benjamin Edwards High Honor Roll 08 Claire Maskart High Honor Roll 08 Neva Voogd High Honor ...

Settles comes ‘home’ to NMU, 24 years later

From Northern Michigan University News Bureau MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University alumnus Mike Settles has “found his way home,” returning to the Upper Peninsula and WNMU Public Media after a 24-year absence. He is the new producer and host of “Media Meet,” the “Ask ...

Leelanau School announces trustee

GLEN ARBOR, Michigan — The Leelanau School in Glen Arbor Michigan recently announce the addition of three new members to its Board of Trustees, including a former Marquette business owner, Peter Claybaker Claybaker holds both a bachelor of science and a master of science in mechanical ...

Marquette Wallpaper donates to Women’s Center

Mark Hamari, co-owner of Marquette Wallpaper & Paint, is shown presenting a donation to the Marquette Women’s Center. The donation, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, came from proceeds of mask sales at the paint store in October. The masks were handmade and donated by Bernice ...

Caregiver Incentive Project announces scholarship recipients

MARQUETTE — Caregiver Incentive Project (CIP), the nonprofit organization focused on improving the lives of the cared for by supporting caregivers, announces three NMU students as the first-ever CIP scholarship recipients: Stephanie Enrietti of Ishpeming, Emily Hawkins of Clarkston, Mich., ...

Kauppinen earns UW-EC scholarship

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. —Four hundred eighty-one incoming freshmen received scholarships from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for the 2020-21 academic year, with many students receiving multiple awards. Each award varies in amount and criteria. Ty Kauppinen of Ishpeming was awarded an Out ...

Yoopers graduate from GVSU

ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State University announces the names of its most recent graduates who have completed the requirements to receive their degrees this past August. Upper Peninsula students who graduated at the conclusion of the Spring/Summer 2020 semester ending in August ...

MacArthur joins foundation board

Cheryl Andzejewski, president of the Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula announced Kristen MacArthur to the community foundation’s board of trustees. “We had a seat opening up on our board and it didn’t take long before the board members and myself realized Mrs. MacArthur was ...

Northern Michigan University announces graduates

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University announces its graduates. The following students from your area satisfied their degree requirements in August 2020. Certificate Au Train — James Eiseman, CER-Electrical Line Technician Brimley — Catalina Heyrman, CER-Practical ...

Franciscan order to offer beautiful music

St. Francis loved music as well, and the camaraderie of a shared performance or singing. In that spirit, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity offer a free download of “All My Brothers and Sisters” featuring musical artists of diverse genres and backgrounds from Wisconsin and Texas, as ...

Delta County veterans give tribute to P.O.W. / M.I.A. Day

ESCANABA — Veterans Groups and Community Leaders gathered Friday afternoon Sept. 18th for P.O.W./ M.I.A. Recognition Day program at the Delta County Veterans Memorial in Ludington Park. Led by Craig Woerpel, emcee, and speaker Steve Kwarciany of the V.F.W. Post 2998 of Escanaba, they ...

2 join Eagle Scout ranks

Two more young men have joined the prestigious Eagle Scout ranks. William M Anderson, son of Veronica and Peter Anderson and Jonny Johnson, son of Jen and Jeff Johnson of Gwinn recently successfully completed their Eagle Board of Reviews. (Submitted photos)

White Bear Maple Products & Gifts cuts ribbon

ISHPEMING — The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce recently had a ribbon cutting to celebrate the Grand Opening of White Bear Maple Products & Gifts. The ribbon cutting took place at 626 Teal Lake Drive, Ishpeming, just off Highway U.S. 41, next to Huron Mountain ...