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Eastwood gets Commitment to Quality Award

Eastwood Nursing Center has been recognized as a 2019 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living for its commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The distinction is the first ...

Paul Harris Fellows recognized

Anna Dravland, founder of “Spread Goodness Day,” and Tom Lakenen, creator of Lakenenland, were recently recognized as Paul Harris Fellows for their contributions to the community by John and Marny Weting at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Marquette. The recognition is named after Paul ...

Joy Named director of NMU Honors Program

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University Professor Michael Joy is the new director of the NMU Honors Program after serving a decade as assistant director. Students in the program engage in an interdisciplinary curriculum that enables them to earn general education credits in small, ...

Co-op instructs on French cheeses

Amanda and Brigitte from the Marquette Food Co-op presented “Cheeses of France” to Marquette Senior High School’s French 2 students in Madame Kelly Simon’s class. Students tasted four different imported cheeses and learned about the culture and origin of each.

Fire poster contest winners listed

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Fire Department would like to thank all the teachers and students who participated in this year's poster contest. The winners from each school are listed above. There is a Grand Prize winner from each school who received a ride to school in a fire truck. All ...

Exchange Club backs S&R

The Exchange Club of Marquette County member Ann Marie Columbo, center, presents a $1,500 check to Marquette County Search and Rescue representatives Steve Sharrett and Erica Thomas. Search and Rescue personnel provide overnight security at the annual International Food Fest, which the Exchange ...

St. Norbert dean’s list released

DE PERE, Wis. - The following students have been named to the 2019 fall semester dean’s list at St. Norbert College. A minimum 3.5 grade point average is required for academic eligibility. Hannah Swajanen, Marquette and Faith Toutant of Negaunee. The only Norbertine college in the world, ...

Student attends engineering program at Michigan Tech

HOUGHTON—Ainsley Kirk of Marquette attended the Women in Automotive Engineering program at Michigan Tech University in Houghton. Twelve high-school girls were accepted into this highly competitive scholarship program. The week-long exploration was designed to maintain a pipeline of ...

Negaunee Middle School announces honor roll

5th Grade All As Peyton Black Zoe Bubaugh Megan Broeders Noelle Brown Kylie Cardoni Lila Clement Addison Dank Alexander Dietz Morgan Downey Aiden Evans Siri Fiocchi Izzabelle Francisco Joshua Frederick Isabella Jacobetti Gretel Johnson Kylie Johnson Liv ...

Michigan Humanities Council announces grant

MARQUETTE — The Cedar Tree Institute is pleased to announce an award from the Michigan Humanities in support of Water Rising, a public humanities project planned for this fall. Humanities Grants support projects exploring history, theatre, reading, education and community identity. The ...

Students attend engineering program at Michigan Tech

HOUGHTON — Local students attended the prestigious Junior Women in Engineering program at Michigan Technological University in Houghton. Middle-school girls from Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and California were accepted into this highly competitive scholarship program. WIE is part of Michigan ...

Local resident receives degree from UT-Martin

MARTIN, Tenn. — A Marquette area resident was among students who received degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin during fall commencement held Dec. 14, 2019, in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center on the UT Martin campus in Martin, Tennessee. The student receiving a graduate degree ...

Ollila sworn in as NARFE president – Michigan Federation

MARQUETTE — Dale Ollila of Marquette has been sworn in as Area 3 vice president for the Michigan Federation of National Active and Retired Federal Employees. NARFE National President Kenneth Thomas (far left) conducted the ceremony at the NARFE Michigan Federation convention in East ...

Gwinn student published in BSU’s ‘Paper Plains’

BEMIDJI, Minn. — A student from Gwinn is one of 31 students who helped create “Paper Plains,” a literary publication that features work written by Bemidji State University students. Aidan Anderson, a senior studying creative and professional writing, was an editor of this ...