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SHF aids Caregiver Incentive Project

The Superior Health Foundation (SHF) held its annual golf outing on Friday, June 26, at the Marquette Golf Club. Twenty-two teams from across the Upper Peninsula took part in the event on a beautiful day. A silent auction and 50/50 drawing were held virtually online to enable the foundation to ...

Attorney Andriacchi receives unique accolades

MARQUETTE —Dominic F. Andriacchi Jr. of Andriacchi Law was recently appointed to the Michigan Association for Justice executive board. Andriacchi serves on the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan board of directors as well. This makes him the only attorney in Michigan to serve on both ...

New UPHS residents welcomed

MARQUETTE —The Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program welcomed its new incoming residents beginning Wednesday. The residency program is a community based program through UP Health System-Marquette, affiliated with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. “We have a great ...

Negaunee High School announces 3rd quarter honor roll

Negaunee High School announces its third quarter honor roll: Grade 9 With Distinction (All A’s) Ethann Brown, Zackary Brundage, Morgan Carilli, Elijah Collins, James Dank, Gavin Downey, Jordan Enright, Dawson Erva, Madison Gendron, Endla Harris, Stella Harris, Heidi Helppi, Greta Hill, ...

Gwinn High School award and scholarship winners, Class of 2020

GWINN —Gwinn High School has announced the recipients of awards and scholarships from the Class of 2020: Valedictorian - Karlee Walker Salutatorian - Zaida Pearson Betty Coran Award - Emily Curtice E.l. Miller Award - Caleb Anderson American Legion Auxiliary - Martina ...

Salminen wins Jackson scholarship

NEGAUNEE — Erik Salminen was recently selected to receive the North Jackson Company Scholarship in the amount of $500. Erik will be attending the University of Michigan to pursue a degree in Neuroscience. North Jackson Company began its scholarship program in 2001 to honor and support ...

Attwell named winner of NATO scholarship

SUSSEX, Wis. — The National Association of Theatre Owners of Wisconsin & Upper Peninsula named Deidre Attwell as a $2,000 scholarship recipient. Deidre is a 2020 graduate from Marquette Senior High School. Deidre will attend Michigan State University this fall. Deidre is employed at ...

Area students make Dean’s List at various colleges, universities

Northland College ASHLAND, Wis. — Northland College has named the following students to the dean’s list for outstanding academic performance during the winter 2019-2020 term. To qualify for the dean’s list, full-time students must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 ...

WHS announces awards, scholarships

Class of 2020 Kaitlin Ackland – Gordy Chinn Scholarship Erik Anderson - Westwood Booster Club Athletic Scholarship Kurt Anderson – Band Student of the Year, Choral Student of the Year, NMU Wildcat Achievement Scholarship Katelyn Anttila – English Department Student of the Year, ...

UPHHH announces its Employees of Year

MARQUETTE — U.P. Home Health & Hospice and U.P. Private Duty Services recently announced the organization’s 2020 Employees of the Year. According to a press release, this annual award is based on peer nominations and specific criteria, which includes a commitment to quality patient ...

Bjork earns grant to study in Finland

ISHPEMING — Anastasia Bjork, a Central Michigan University senior honors student from Ishpeming, has received a prestigious Fulbright public choice master’s degree grant to study at Tampere University in Finland. The health administration major looks to expand her knowledge of other ...

Care Clinic of Marquette names new medical director

MARQUETTE — Dr. Michael Czerkes has been appointed by the Care Clinic of Marquette to serve as its new medical director. Czerkes grew up in Charlevoix, a small town on the northern shore of lower Michigan. He grew up with a nurse for a mother and a pharmacist for a father, which influenced ...

MEA awards scholarships to local students

Every year since 1997, the Michigan Education Association awards scholarships to students from Michigan Public Schools and Upper Michigan students have done very well in receiving the scholarships. Madelyn Koski of Westwood High School was a recipient of a $1,200 scholarship this year. ...

MBE announces its 5 2020 scholarship winners

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Builders Exchange has awarded five $1,000 scholarships to recent Upper Peninsula high school graduates who are furthering their education in a field of construction, the trades, or engineering. All of these students excelled in classwork, extra-curricular ...

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 ...