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Exchange Club donates to MSHS robotics team

From left, Marquette County Exchange Club member Jodi Thams presents a $600 check to Sarah Bryers and Kai Carter, members of the Cold Team Logic robotics team at Marquette Senior High School. Supporting local youth programs is one of the main focuses of the Exchange Club, which raises funds for ...

Fall dean’s list noted

University of Minnesota-Duluth Benjamin D. Luke, a senior of Negaunee, SR, Labovitz School of Business and Economics and Accounting. Gustavus Adolphus College Brendan Elliott of Marquette. Northland College Dakota Stankowski, a junior from Gwinn. St. Cloud State University Alex Wisuri, ...

Bay College graduates from area released

ESCANABA — Bay de Noc Community College announces the names of the students who have completed all of the requirements for an Associate Degree or Certificate during the Fall 2019 Semester. Associate in Arts Gwinn Kursten Mottes Rock Christopher Barron Business ...

Father Marquette Catholic Academy holds poster contest

The Knights of Columbus Council 689 had its “Keep Christ in Christmas” Poster contest awards and pizza party, left and right, Jan. 8 at the Father Marquette Catholic Academy gym. Over 70 contestants from FMCA participated and put into art their vision of Christ and the Holy Family as the ...

Rotary Club of Marquette makes fireworks donation

Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli accepted a contribution of $5,623 on behalf of the Fireworks Committee for the Fourth of July celebration from co-presidents of the Rotary Club of Marquette Kristen Mathews, left, and Michele Butler. The funds were raised by tickets sold by club members for a ...

Beacon House leadership team meet at building site

Members of the Beacon House leadership team recently gathered at the site where the new Steve Mariucci Family Beacon House will be built, along with a recent donor to the campaign. The land, 1.8 acres on Seventh and Spring streets, was acquired from UP Health System for $1 at the end of ...

Range Bank raises funds for United Way

Range Bank combined forces with its employees and raised a total of $7,519 this year to donate back to the local United Way of Marquette County. Range Bank is proud to stand alongside such great organizations and support so many community programs that strengthen local towns and neighbors. ...

Bothwell students perform at Michigan Music Conference

Bothwell Middle School students Emily Janowski (sixth grade), Aria Polkinghorne (seventh grade) and Alaura Welch (seventh grade) performed at the Michigan Music Conference on Jan. 16 as members of the MSVMA Michigan Junior High State Honors Choir. The students of BMS Choral Teacher Mrs. Sheila ...

Andronis, Goodman are recipients of Baldini scholarship

MARQUETTE — Mary Antonia Andronis, pictured above, and Madeline Goodman, below, are the recipients of the 2019 Tom Baldini Scholarship, Connect Marquette announced. The scholarship was created in 2018 to recognize members of the local community who have shown an interest in community and ...

MSU College of Human Medicine welcomes new students to U.P. campus

MARQUETTE — The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Upper Peninsula campus is pleased to announce the arrival of its new incoming students. Third-year medical students are selected through an interview process to take part in the Rural Physician Program during the last two ...

North Country Trail hikers honor members with 2019 Chapter Honor Awards

Carole and Zane Bard, at right, have been members of the NCT Hikers Chapter since 2010. During that time, they have been avid supporters, volunteers and promoters of the NCT. They have participated in numerous Softies Hikes, with Carole often the one hiker who writes up the “story” of the ...

Rotary Club of Marquette donates to Special Olympics

Marquette Special Olympics Board Vice Chair Celia Vadnais and athlete Tiffany Vadnais receive the annual contribution of $1,000 from the Rotary Club of Marquette in memory of the late Rotarian Bert Sparhawk and his son Mike, a Special Olympian. Presenting are co-presidents Kristen and Michele ...

Northern Sun earns awards

Northern Sun Winery wrapped up the second half of 2019 with a bounty of Gold and Silver awards for five of its estate-grown wines. Honors for these wines came from the 2019 Michigan Wine Competition and the 2019 Harvest Challenge, a competition held in Sonoma, Calif. Exceptional Northern Sun ...

Munising, Gwinn face off in High School Bowl

The Munising Mustangs played the Gwinn Modeltowners in the first round of High School Bowl and won by a score of 230-50. Forty schools from the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin field teams for WNMU-TV’s High School Bowl tournament, now celebrating 42 years on the air. Munising will ...

Marthaler earns Toys for Tots trophy

The Toys for Tots Auto Dealer Trophy for most toys collected in the 2019 campaign is awarded to Marthaler Buick, GMC, Cadillac of Marquette. Presenting the Dealer Trophy is Bob Bannan on behalf of the Lake Superior Detachment of the Marine Corps League and receiving the trophy on behalf of ...

MJ VanDamme Trucking donates to 906 Warrior Relief Fund

The Board of Directors for 906 Warrior Relief Fund would like to give a heartfelt thank you to MJ VanDamme Trucking and its employees. On Jan. 4 they had their company holiday party. Before the party, they chose a charity to be the recipient of the raffles they have during the party. Together ...

School board recognized

ISHPEMING — With January being School Board Recognition Month, the Ishpeming Public School District thanked the community volunteers for their “untiring dedication to public education. IPS noted that school board members help develop policies and make though decisions that assist in ...

Park University graduates announced

PARKVILLE, Mo. — Park University held its December 2019 Kansas City Area Commencement ceremony on Dec. 14 at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Mo. The University had 470 students eligible to participate in the ceremony — 259 students received a master’s degree and/or a ...