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LaCount passes Uniform CPA Examination

MARQUETTE — Danielle L. LaCount has passed the Uniform CPA Exam and has received her Certified Public Accountant’s license by successfully meeting the education, examination, and experience requirements outlined by the Michigan’s State Board of Accountancy. LaCount graduated Magna Cum ...

Summer concert series raises funds

BARK RIVER — Patrons of Northern Sun Winery and users of Delta County’s nonmotorized trails turned out in the late summer for the final Funday Sunday Benefit Concert, sponsored by the vineyard to support the trails organization. Ticket proceeds from the concert by U.P. Gumbo of Marquette ...

Schuiling among Notable Women in Education

MARQUETTE — Kerri Schuiling, Northern Michigan University’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, is one of 35 “Notable Women in Education” featured in the most recent issue of Crain’s Detroit Business magazine. “I was shocked and thrilled and very appreciative of the ...

Donna Adams honored with MLA 2019 Heart of a Champion Award

The Michigan Library Association is pleased to announce Donna Adams has been named the 2019 Heart of a Champion, sponsored by the Walter H. Kaiser Fund. Adams received the award during the MLA 2019 Annual Conference Awards Luncheon on Oct. 17 in Novi. As Board President for the Forsyth Township ...

Superior District Dental Society donates to MCHDDOP

The Marquette County Health Department Dental Outreach Programs recently received a donation from the Superior District Dental Society to purchase toothbrushes and fluoride for area elementary schools. The SDDS is composed of dentists from Marquette and Alger counties. The SDDS has been ...

SHF holds annual gala

The Superior Health Foundation recently held its eighth annual gala in the new Northern Center on the campus of Northern Michigan University. More than 400 guests were treated to an elegant dinner, a program and entertainment by The Pulse, an 80s band from Detroit. In addition, more than ...

Gwinn Lions aid Bay Cliff

Above, Gwinn Lions Vice President Michael Prokopowicz recently presented Bay Cliff representative Janet Pinar with a check for $1,000 at its charter night meeting. Below, Gwinn Lions member Kris Rowe recently presented Bay Cliff representative Janet Pinar with a check for $1,000 at the Lions ...

Toys for Tots kicks off

The Marine Corps League Lake Superior Detachment 764’s 2019 Toys For Tots Campaign has kicked off, running from Oct. 1 to Dec. 20. Pictured from left: Bill Haupt, Glen Bressette, Mike Maki, Robert Bannan, Gary Nadeau, Gary Moran and coordinator Tracey Tippett.

Third Base completes facade

On Oct. 2, the Third Base Bar was given a plaque recognizing the completion of their facade improvements to their building at 726 N. Third St. in Downtown Marquette. The façade improvements were complete in part with funding from a Downtown Façade Improvement Grant from the Marquette Downtown ...

Clickner receives MEDA award

The Michigan Economic Developers Association held its Annual Meeting at the Holiday Inn in Marquette. The 2019 recipient of the Mike Conboy Professional Development Award was Amy Clickner, CEcD, CFRM, chief executive officer, Lake Superior Community Partnership. Amy, pictured left, started in ...

First Bank donates to MCHD

The Marquette County Health Department recently received a donation from First Bank of Marquette for $500 to purchase toothbrushes and fluoride supplies for the school districts of Marquette County. Pictured from the left: Leah Rajala, Marquette Branch Customer Service Supervisor; Rebecca ...

Steelworkers support schools

The Next Generation Committee of United Steel Workers Local 4950 has donated $1,500 to Gilbert Elementary School in Gwinn and $1,500 to K.I. Sawyer. From left are: Jeremy Ollanketo; Dan Cox; Marci Paulsen, principal at both schools; Michael Grondz; and Tyson Butorac. Each year the committee ...

Sheriff’s deputy uses day off to help train Girl Scouts

Local Girl Scout Daisy Troop 5233 got together on (recently) with Deputy Alex Gill from the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office and learned about safety and what to do in an emergency. The girls are the youngest of the Girl Scouts who are learning from Deputy Gill. It was very beneficial as to ...

Johnson Appointed NMU Business dean

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University alumna and former accounting professor Carol Johnson is the new dean of the NMU College of Business. She had previously served in an interim capacity. The NMU Board of Trustees approved her appointment a recent meeting. “I think we needed to have a ...

MTU announces Dean’s List

HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University, in Houghton has released the Dean’s List for the 2019 spring semester. Nearly 1,700 students were named to the Dean’s List this spring. To be included, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. A pound sign indicates a ...

Honor society members named

Marquette — The Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, UP Campus is proud to announce recipients for induction into the national honor medical society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Criteria for induction includes students who excel academically, demonstrate professionalism, exhibit ...

August 2019 NMU grads

Northern Michigan University’s August 2019 graduates: Certificate Gwinn — Chandler Jones, CER-Practical Nursing; Erin Noguess, CER-Practical Nursing Ishpeming — Evonne Bartanen, CER-Practical Nursing; Lana Goldfarb, CER-Practical Nursing; Michael Perrault, CER-Practical Nursing; ...