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West-end chamber presents awards

Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce awards for Organization of the Year awarded to Noon Kiwanis and the Volunteer of the Year award is presented to Leo LaFond. (Click on photos for details.)

MARS earns State Bar award

Marquette Alger Resolution Service Executive Director Jennifer Frazier and MARS Board President Rick Sanville hold the 2014 Nanci S. Klein Award. The award is presented to an individual, program or entity for recognition of exemplary programs, initiatives and leaders in the field of community ...

DDA welcomes 906 Sports Bar & Grill

Mona Lang, executive director of Marquette Downtown Development Authority, presents Kurt Ghiardi, manager of The 906 Sports Bar & Grill, with a certificate of recognition welcoming the business to downtown Marquette recently. The business is located at 145 W. Washington St.

Locals do well in Code Michigan

MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University alumni and students were well-represented in the top three teams at the regional Code Michigan event held on campus recently.The statewide competition was held in three locations: Marquette, Detroit and Newaygo.Civic coding is the act of creating ...

ARMS honor roll announced

ISHPEMING - The following students were named to the first quarter honor roll at Aspen Ridge Middle School:- Sixth grade - (All A's) Claire Gilles, Chloe Grochowski, Natalie Guerra, Meg Harmon, Madacyn Helstein, Clara Johnson, Allison Korpi, Lea LaChapelle, Hunter LeClair, Avery Mariuzza, Luke ...

West-end chamber presents awards

Awards were presented at the recent Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce's fourth annual dinner. Peninsula Bank receives the Chamber Member of the Year award and Active Physical Therapy is awarded the Business of the Year Award. Diane Gauthier of St. Onge Insurance accepts the ...

SCHS teacher receives grant

EBEN - Melody Kruger, English teacher and drama advisor at Superior Central High School in Eben, received a $2,000 grant from the Alger Regional Community Foundation for theater equipment.The grant will be used to purchase theater lights, area microphones, a sound mixing board and speakers.In ...

UPHHH earns honor

Sarah Balmer, vice president of business development for Deyta, presents a 2014 Home Health Honors certificate to Jeff Nyquist, chief executive officer of U.P. Home Health & Hospice. The award is based on results of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid patient and family satisfaction ...

Exchangites back MMRT

Exchange Club of Marquette County member John Bentti, left, presents a grant check to Dwight Johnson, coach of the Marquette Mountain Race team. MMRT is among about two dozen local organizations the Exchange Club supports annually with proceeds from the International Food Fest the club sponsors ...

IHS volleyball supports Cancer Care

Ishpeming High School volleyball coach Briana Bancroft and her varsity team present a check to Dave Poirier of Cancer Care of Marquette County. The funds were raised by selling t-shirts and taking donations at the Westwood-Ishpeming-Negaunee tournament held Oct. 21.

FMMS art class participates in contest

Tom Taylor's art class at Father Marquette Middle School holds the posters students made for the Lions International Peace Poster contest that was sponsored locally by the Marquette Lions Club. One of those posters go on to international judging at Oak Brook, Ill., where Lions International is ...

Rotary hosts vets home administrator

The Marquette Breakfast Rotary club recently hosted Brad Slagle, head administrator of the D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Shown at the meeting are, from left: veterans Chuck Weinrick, U.S. Navy; Brandon Nicholas, Navy; Bob Stephenson, U.S. Air Force; Vern Scott, U.S. Marine Corps; Milt ...

DDA welcomes new warming center

Mona Lang, center, director of the Marquette Downtown Development Authority, presents a welcome certificate to Joy Neimi, left, past president of the Room at the Inn board, and Darlene Dreisbach, president of Room at the Inn board. The certificate is in recognition of the Room at the Inn's new ...

K of C Council 1541 assists food pantry

Carol Kellow accepts a $500 donation for the Republic St. Vincent de Paul food pantry from Joel LePage, grand knight of the Knights of Columbus, Father Ouellette Council 1541 in Ishpeming recently.

Michigamme Class of ‘64 holds 50th reunion

The Michigamme High School Class of 1964 recently celebrated its 50th class reunion at Mt. Shasta in Michigamme. Those in attendance included: Seated, Dawn (Swanson) Perry and Bernadine (Vadnais) Innerebner; and standing Linda (Batiste) Cohen - representing her sister Martha (Batiste) Havican ...

Jackson Pit opens in downtown Negaunee

Jackson's Pit in downtown Negaunee kicked off its grand opening weekend with a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently. Attending the event were co-owner Ann Kantola, assistant manager Matthew Byce, assistant manager Christy LaJoie, server CassMcNeill, co-owner Mike Ridenour, co-owner Ivy Ridenour, ...

Local officials tour Eagle Mine’s Humboldt Mill

A group of local officials recently toured the Humboldt Mill in Humboldt Township as the guests of Eagle Mine general manager Mike Welch. At the tour were, from left, Humboldt Township Supervisor Joe Derocha, Ely Township Supervisor Ted Pepin, Ishpeming Township Supervisor James Nankervis, ...

WHS dance team backs Cancer Care

The Westwood dance team recently made a donation to Cancer Care of Marquette County for breast cancer awareness. Shown are: front row, Aleah Korpi, Rylee Perry, Lauren Farley, Karli Burke, Kaylee Lusardi, Sammi Lucas, Kassy Carlson and Liz Farley; and back row, Brittany Nardi, Anna Baldini, ...

Manier assisted by Run for Life, SHF

Kristen Manier, center, of Republic, receives flowers and gift certificates from Amy Harju, organizer of the annual Run For Life walk/run, and Jim LaJoie, executive director of the Superior Health Foundation. Manier has been undergoing peritoneal dialysis at home and through Fresenius Medical ...

5 generations of Morgans gather

Five generations of the Morgan family recently got together for a family photo. Included are: Seated, Joseph Morgan of Harvey holding his great-great-grandson Brantley Tobler of Tucson, Ariz.; and standing, from left, Brantley's great-grandmother Peggy Morgan Leach of Harvey, his grandmother ...