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Northern announces summer master’s graduates

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University announces its graduates. The following students from your area satisfied their degree requirements in August 2020. Master’s Degree Baraga — Rebecca Keyes, MA-English Brimley — Joel Moore, MAE-Educational Admin/Supervision Calumet — ...

Sons of Union Veterans have new commander

Patrick Kennedy (left) of Menominee was honored as outgoing commander of Camp 266 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War at its annual meeting. The new commander is Dr. James Strain of Marquette. He was installed by past Department of Michigan Commander David W. Smith of Traverse City. ...

Shiras Institute donates to YMCA

The Shiras Institute is making its donations for the year. Pictured is Jim Reevs from The Shiras Institute giving a check for $10,000 to Jenna Zdunek from the YMCA. This is part of a multi-year pledge to the YMCA.

Devil Dogs salute Tracey Tippett

The Marine Corps League Military Order of Devil Dogs for the State of Michigan recently awarded Tracey Tippett of the Lake Superior Detachment the Pack Dog of the Year for the State of Michigan. The Military Order of Devil Dogs is a fun and honor society that is part of the Marine Corps League. ...

Scouts thank Pastor Fike

A press release accompanying this photo reads: “Thank you Pastor Ron Fike for being the chaplain and Executive Officer to Cub Scout Pack 333 of Gwinn. 32 Cub Scouts and 12 Boy Scouts and families are continuously being lifted in prayer by the small town pastor of Gwinn United Methodist ...

6 medical students receive Mazzuchi scholarships

MARQUETTE — Six medical students from the Upper Peninsula Campus of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine were named recipients of the Mazzuchi Scholarship: Joshua Cole, Tyler Janish, Erin McKenzie, John Mroz, Natalie Thompson, and Jennifer Wickens. Criteria for receiving the ...

Bayshore Veterinary helps UPAWS

Karen J. Rhodes, a volunteer for the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter, receives a check from Dr. Tim Hunt of Bayshore Veterinary Hospital in Harvey, which ran a special fundraiser for the shelter. Bayshore raised $788.10 for UPAWS by having a cooler outside the facility during the summer. ...

Tadych’s Econo Foods boosts UPAWS

Tadych’s Econo Foods held a ‘Round-Up’ fundraiser in September to help the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter and raised $1,076.53. Pictured: Karen Rhodes, UPAWS volunteer and Econo Manager Dan Parvu. UPAWS states in a release: “We would like to thank all of the cashiers at Econo ...

Event raises funds for two causes

In September, a local fundraising event hosted at the Up North Lodge in Gwinn raised $3,347. Organized by community member Lori Uuro, the event featured local musicians and bands who donated their time to the cause. Funds raised were donated to the Marquette County Suicide Prevention Alliance ...

The Fire Station aids shelters

The Fire Station has restarted a monthly campaign to donate to local organizations. In the month of September, The Fire Station is donating to animal shelters across the Upper Peninsula starting with the Delta Animal Shelter which recently rescued 134 dogs from a puppy mill. From the ...

NSDAR donates to two schools

Two smaller schools in the Upper Peninsula were the recipients of a “Little Box of Sunshine”, an NSDAR campaign to provide materials to school through donations by their members. The Onagomingkway Chapter of Marquette delivered two such boxes filled with pencils, crayons, paper, glue and ...

Gladstone Legion group honored

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone August Mattson Sons of the American Legion Squad #71 were recently honored with 100% Membership Certificate. Every squadron in the State Of Michigan is eligible for this award. This is the eighth year in a row for the Gladstone Squadron. A release from the squad ...

Group honors POW/MIA Recognition Day

To honor POW/MIA Recognition Day Sept. 18., members of the Lac Vieux Desert Trail Society, Michigan Society Children of the American Revolution, set up the “Missing Man” table at the Marquette Regional History Center. Items to be displayed were given to the local society by Moria Brady, ...

Shier retires from MSP

MARQUETTE — Michigan State Police First Lieutenant Joseph Shier, post commander of the Sault Ste. Marie Post and Newberry Detachment, has retired. Shier, originally from Rockford, graduated from Lake Superior State College, according to an MSP release. He began his career as a public ...

MSU College of Human Medicine students earn honor

The Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, UP Campus, announces that four of its fourth-year medical students were recently inducted into the national honor medical society, Alpha Omega Alpha. This honor is given to students who have demonstrated strong academic performance as ...

Marquette native earns Alumni Achievement Award

MARQUETTE — As a biochemist working to develop new molecular methods for synthesizing treatments for drug-resistant cancers, Anita Mattson is combining the skill sets she developed at Northern Michigan University and in graduate school. Like her NMU professors, the Marquette native is also ...

‘Are people to be left to die?’ Vaccine pleas fill UN summit

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — If the United Nations was created from the ashes of World War II, what will be born from the global crisis of COVID-19? Many world leaders at this week's virtual U.N. summit hope it will be a vaccine made available and affordable to all countries, rich and poor. But ...

MCAN supports NMU

The Michigan College Access Network, which turned 10 on Sept. 6, awards a $10,000 grant on Sept. 4 to Northern Michigan University in support of college access and post-secondary attainment. This grant is one of 10 grants MCAN is awarding in a 10-day period in connection with its 10th year as ...

Monarch donates to Warming Center

Monarch donates to help with the renovations to the Warming Center. According to a press release, “Monarch Investment is honored to be able to donate this money to a great cause, The Room at the Inn and the Warming Center. It is important to everyone here at Monarch, to give back and support ...

SHF adds Giles as a board director

MARQUETTE — Sara Giles of Manistique is the newest member of the Superior Health Foundation’s Board of Directors. Currently the marketing director of Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital and member of the Senior Leadership Team in Manistique, Giles is a native of Canada. She is an honors ...