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Huron Island Lighthouse Preservation elects officers

L’ANSE — The Huron Island Lighthouse Preservation Association elected new officers on recently at a meeting hosted by the Friends of the Huron Mountains. The incoming slate includes President Burt Mason, Vice-President and Treasurer Joe Bollech, Secretary Nancy Bernard, and trustees Jeffery ...

Inaugural Pints for a Purpose held

MARQUETTE — The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced today that the First Pints for a Purpose Event on Dec. 2 was a success in helping free kids and adults from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases that severely weaken muscle strength and ...

R-M honor roll released for 1st quarter

Grade 7 All As & Bs Kylan Alfaro-Bresette, Samantha Bistersky, Kreegan Gransinger and Faith Major Grade 8 All As & Bs Keilee Gransinger, Alexa Radcliffe, Daisy Wheeler Grade 9 All As Sophia Jarvi, Aaron Laakso, Robin Lequia Grade 9 All As & Bs Samuel Dyer, Talon ...

NMU offers top-ranked RN to BSN in state

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University offers the top accredited RN to BSN program in Michigan, according to 2020 rankings compiled by nursingprocess.org. NMU’s fully online program can be completed in as little as four semesters. It allows registered nurses to increase their earnings ...

MAPSEF announces scholarship raffle

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation held the drawing for the “Impact-A-Life” raffle recently at the MSHS Homecoming Rally. Judy Depetro was the $300 ticket winner and MSHS junior Thomas Lohfink will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship upon his expected 2021 ...

2019 Cheer Club contributors

MARQUETTE — Recent contributors to The Mining Journal Cheer Club include: Therese DePetro Roger DePetro Elizabeth Bates Jack and Mary Rombouts, Marquette Jerry Murphy, commander VFW Post 6 Mike and Sandy Roose, Palmer Patty Roose, Marquette Erica McCone and Kalee McCone, ...

Exchange Club aids Ishpeming High School football team

Exchange Club of Marquette County member Geno Angeli, left, presents a $1,000 check to George Niemi, head coach of the Ishpeming High School football team. Team members volunteer during the set-up of the International Food Fest the club sponsors annually over the Fourth of July holiday. The ...

Range Bank donates to Big Brothers Big Sisters

Range Bank recently donated $572 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette, whose goal is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. The funds were raised from employee dress down days, where employees donate money to wear jeans to work. ...

Casperson selected for Class of 2019 Up and Coming Lawyers

MARQUETTE — Michigan Lawyers Weekly has selected Alexandria Casperson, for the Class of 2019 “Up and Coming Lawyers.” This program is dedicated to saluting Michigan lawyers who, in their first 10 or fewer years of practice, are setting the standard for other attorneys. Alexandria ...

IncredibleBank donates to Start the Cycle in Marquette

During the Marquette open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for IncredibleBank, celebrating their new name and their commitment to community, a check was presented to Start the Cycle in recognition of their dedication to building confidence and self-esteem in local at-risk youth. Start the ...

UpNorth Lodge supports UPAWS

UPAWS was fortunate and honored to be selected again this year for a special night at UpNorth Lodge and it was an amazing night. The ‘Bike Night’ area was packed and people were generously donating for a chance to win some of the great raffle prizes donated by UpNorth and our sponsor for ...

Northern Vegans donate books

At the Northern Vegans’ carnival held at the Peter White Public Library recently, the group donated 9 children’s books to the library. The books donated included: 1) “The True Adventures of Esther The Wonder Pig” by Steve Jenkins, Derek Walter, Caprice Crane; 2) “T. Veg: The Story of ...

NMU students place in vocal competition

Holland — Students of Northern Michigan University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance finished first and second in two categories at the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition held recently at Hope College in Holland. In the classical music category, sophomore choral ...

Pair receives Mazzuchi scholarships

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula campus of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine is proud to announce the medical student recipients of the Mazzuchi Scholarship, Jackie Luthardt and Ellen Wiitala. Recipients of the Mazzuchi Scholarship are determined by three criteria: interest ...

MAPS Ed Foundation awards scholarships

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation announced Judy Depetro was the $300 ticket winner and Marquette Senior High School junior Thomas Lohfink will be the recipient of a $3,000 scholarship following the Oct. 4 drawing for the Impact-A-Life raffle at the the MSHS ...

MSO competition at Kaufmann Auditorium

MARQUETTE — Five people have been selected as finalists in the Marquette Symphony Orchestra’s Sing with the Symphony! competition and will perform on the MSO’s concert at 3 p.m. Feb. 22 at Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette. The finalists, listed alphabetically, are: Curt Kowalski; Jacob ...

UW-Madison announces spring Dean’s List

MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recognized students named to the Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2018-2019 academic year. Ellie Hicks, of Marquette, a student in the university’s College of Letters and Science, made the prestigious list. Students who ...