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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 ...

Marquette DDA makes donation to Women’s Center

Recently, the Marquette Downtown Development Authority donated the proceeds from the Ladies Night Out passport sales on Nov. 14 to the Women’s Center, LLC. Additionally, non-perishable items were collected at Ladies Night Out, such as paper products, food items, and personal care products, ...

‘Foundations of Freedom’ theme announced for NSCAR

“Foundations of Freedom” is this year’s theme for the National Society Children of the American Revolution. Members of the Lac Vieux Desert chapter based in Marquette decorated a tree at Peter White Library’s Winter Wonderland Walk with stars featuring pictures of notable patriots who ...

Sandy Knoll third graders aid Toys for Tots

At Sandy Knoll Elementary, the third graders from Mr. Morrison and Mrs. Sippola’s classrooms were very busy this past month working on the campaign for Toys for Tots. Each student had a role from decorating posters, creating the press release, and even a skit. The students are excited to ...

Vets home aids Toys for Tots

Staff and members from the D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans collected over 100 toys for the Toys for Tots Program. Pictured are DJJHV members Jack Howe, James Osterman, Carol Waters and Marvin Mains.

Legion auxiliary aids Toys for Tots

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #44 of Marquette recently held a bake sale to benefit the Marine Corps League Toys for Tots program. Auxiliary President JoAnne Morrison is shown presenting a check for the proceeds to Tracey Tippett on the Marine Corps League.