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INNCS honor roll named

NEGAUNEE - The following students attained at least a B average and were named to the Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Schools honor roll for the third quarter: Daniel Arpiainen, Rylee Brow, Samantha Croschere, Casey Emanuelson, Andrew Freeman, Cortney Hakkarinen, Sierra Hakkarinen, Patrick ...

BHS defeats GHS in quarter finals of WNMU-TV13’s High School Bowl

Bessemer High School defeated Gwinn High School by a score of 270-260 in the quarter-finals of High School Bowl. Representing Gwinn, seated from left, are players Chris Stankowski, team captain Michael Willig, Aidan Anderson and Erik Asplund. Standing is alternate Tom Schmeltzer and coach Shaun ...

Rahoi Award presented at NMU fair

Northern Michigan University's Public Safety and Police Services was presented with the 2015 Wildcat Wellness Health Fair's Robin Rahoi Award. Shown at the award presentation are, from left, health fair committee members Lenny Shible and Sharon Carey, crime prevention and community policing ...

MJ supports MSHS basketball team

The Marquette Senior High School girls basketball team is shown holding a special page The mining journal ran in recognition of the team's 20-0 record this season and the check the Journal presented to the team. Shown are: Front row, from left, Destiny Beckwith, Mikayla Blight, Shayla Huebner, ...

ReBlossom moves to new downtown location

ReBlossom Consignment Boutique recently celebrate its new location at 104 W. Washington St., in Marquette with a ribbon-cutting. Attending the event were, from left, Denise Elizondo, Lake Superior Community Development economic development liaison; Marquette County Ambassador Sam Elder; Rick ...

Foundation, council assist Luge Club

The Upper Peninsula Luge Club recently received $2,000 check from the Marquette County Community Foundation, including $1,000 from the foundation and $1,000 from the Marquette County Youth Advisory Council. At the presentation were, front row, from left, U.P. Luge Club members Abigail McCabe, ...

Thrivent Financial supports Mitchells

John Maki, second from left, of Thrivent Financial, presents a ceremonial check to the Mitchell family to assist with Irene Mitchell's medical costs as she battles cancer. Others in the photo are, from left, Jill Paris of Shear Perfection; Mark Mitchell; Boyne Mitchell; and Amanda, John and ...

U.P. Pink Power makes donations

U.P. Pink Power recently presented donations to organizations and individuals. Included were: front row, Dannah Peach, Escanaba representative of Foster Closet of Michigan; U.P. Pink Power committee members Sally Seale, Dawn Lambert and Carrie Miller; second row, Upper Peninsula Down Syndrome ...

Journal donates to Pig-N-Heat

Marquette City Fire Department Sgt. Brian Phillips holds The Mining Journal coverage of the Pigs -N- Heat hockey game fundraiser while Journal sales representative Barbara McNece presents a check to Marquette City Police Department officer John Waldo recently.

Wetings support exchange students

Six international students at Northern Michigan University received the International Student Scholarship established in 1998 by the Weting family of Marquette. Click photos for details.

Builders groups donate to fund

The Marquette Builders Exchange and the Home Builders Association of The Upper Peninsula raised $1,000 at this year's U.P. Builders Show to donate to The Grant Henriksen Memorial Fund, which assists U.P. children with cancer. Shown at the presentation of checks are, from left, Jen Lammi of the ...

Exchange Club supports ski hall

Exchange Club of Marquette County member Art Saari, left, presents a $300 check to Tom West of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in Ishpeming. The Exchange Club is a longtime supporter of the hall, which is among about two dozen local organizations that receive donations from the club ...

Dan Perkins Const. donates roof

From left, Dan Perkins Construction workers Matt Zumpf, Ben Kari, James Rautio and Stephan Butler install a new metal roof on a pavilion at a trailhead for the Noquemanon Trail Network's singletrack trails near M-553 in south Marquette recently. Dan Perkins Construction of Ishpeming donates and ...

1844 opens in downtown Negaunee

Negaunee apparel retailer 1844 recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark its opening. Attending the event are, front row from left, Kori Tossava, Marty Saari, Karen Saari, Izzy Kantola, Ann Kantola and Tia Rodda; and back row from left, Jordan LaFreniere and Jim Kantola. In addition, 1844 ...

Spirits celebrates grand opening

Spirits recently celebrate its opening with a ribbon-cutting. Attending the event were, from left: Linda O'Brien, Lake Superior Community Partnership business development representative; Marquette County Ambassador Chris VanAbel; Irene Kindstrand; owner Ed Jakubiszyn; Zak Jakubiszyn; Hannah ...

Pointer recognized

Marquette resident Reggie Durant received a plaque recognizing that his female English pointer Kate, above, - registered name: North Wind Dancer - was awarded the Green Bay Pointing Dog Club 2014 Amateur Shooting Dog of the year. Durant receives the award, shown below, from Colleen Hock in ...

Names and Faces

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Laura Simula of Champion was named to the Lawrence Tech University dean's honor roll for the fall semester at Lawrence Technological University.She is majoring in architectural engineering at LTU, which is a private university located in downstate Southfield.To be named to ...

Mining Journal special pages benefit MSHS ski team

The Mining Journal's Classified Department did a special two-page spread for the Marquette High School ski team to congratulate the members on winning the state championship. Pictured is The Mining Journal's Classified Manager Sharon Johnson, front, donating the check to ski team head coach ...

U.P. students in poetry contest

MARQUETTE - Three Upper Peninsula high school students are among 33 students from across the state competing in Michigan's Poetry Out Loud competition today in Lansing.Included are Marianne Nezich of Marquette Senior High School, Max Rudd of Calumet High School and Kyra Neufeld of Houghton ...