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Synergy Fitness donates food

Members and employees of Synergy Fitness in Marquette recently made a donation to the local food pantry. Shown with the food are, from left, Cyndy Rankinen, Ed Sarrazin, Matthew Maki and Gail Maki

Church bazaar benefits Nifty Thrifty

From left, Pastor Tamra Harder of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Skandia presents a $500 check to Nifty Thrifty President Pat Porter and Vice President Nikki Porter. The church donated a percentage of the revenues from its annual holiday bazaar to Nifty Thrifty, which is a charitable organization ...

Dental assisting class holds graduation

The Adult and Community Education department of Marquette Area Public Schools recently held a graduation for its fundamentals of dental assisting class. Shown are: front row, from left, graduates Jordan Lofaro, Kristen Collick and Arianna Erva and instructor Jim Anderson, D.D.S.; and back row, ...

Thrivent Financial supports Rotary’s Harbor Fest

The Central Upper Peninsula Chapter of Thrivent Financial recently presented a $2,500 check to Rotary West for Harbor Fest in Marquette. At the presentation were, from left: Thrivent chapter member Maggie Johnson, Thrivent Financial Services representative Theresa Sell, Rotary member Christine ...

Nails by Kate staff volunteers at veteran’s home

American Legion Post 44 in Marquette recently treated 15 women at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette to manicures and pedicures as a Christmas gift. The work was done by employees of Nails by Kate. Shown in the photo are, from left, Stephanie Zertuche, Kate Marietti, Jacobetti ...

Thrivent Financial assists alliance

Thrivent Financial recently awarded a $5,000 check to the Northern Great Lakes Synod for the Earthkeepers Alliance, an organization dedicated to the protection of the environment and un-developing the land to preserve wild places. At the presentation are, from left, Andrew Rickauer, Thrivent ...

SHF supports Adult Day Services

Superior Health Foundation recently awarded a $670 grant to Marquette Adult Day Services, a non-profit organization that offers services to people with memory impairment, Alzheimer's disease or other related dementias. At the presentation are, from left, Jim LaJoie, executive director of SHF; ...

Barney wins quilt

Jocelyn Barney is shown with the quilt she won in a recent Bell Hospital Auxiliary drawing. Customers at the Bell Auxiliary gift shop received a ticket for the raffle for every $20 they spent. The quilt was donated to the auxiliary by Kathy Solka.

Weston named to dean’s list

MARQUETTE - Nicholas Weston has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Michigan State University.A 2012 graduate of Marquette Senior High School, he is the son of Geoff and Susan Weston of Marquette.Weston is a junior majoring in neuroscience and received at least a 3.5 grade ...

M.J. VanDamme makes donations

CORNELL - M.J. VanDamme Trucking Inc. of Cornell recently made some donations in the community.Included were $2,500 donated to U.P. Pink Power and 450 pounds of canned goods presented to St. Vincent DePaul in Gwinn.

Area residents join the Guard

MARQUETTE - Three area residents recently enlisted in the Michigan Army National Guard.Included are:Christian D. Hanselman, who is attending Northern Michigan University and is a 2013 graduate of Manchester High School in downstate Manchester.In May, Hanselman will attend basic training ...

Rotary Club recognizes leaders

The Marquette Rotary Club recently recognized area residents who give exceptional service to the community. Shown at the presentation are, from left: Recipients Joe Havican Rotary Service Award; Iris Katers, Community Citizen; Nikke Nason Non- Profit Organizational Leader: Ron Katers Business ...

Thrivent Financial assists VFW post

Thrivent Financial's Central Upper Peninsula Chapter of its Care Abounds in Communities Program recently presented the Veterans of Foreign Wars Martin J. Lassila Post 4573 in Ishpeming $1,000 in supplemental funds to help purchase new ceiling tiles for its community hall. At the presentation ...

Nystrom earns degree

Former Marquette resident Steven M. Nystrom, center, recently received a masters of military arts and science degree from the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He is shown being congratulated byJames Martin, left, associate dean of academics at the School ...

Rossways on fall dean’s lists

MARQUETTE - Rhonda Rossway of Marquette has been named to the fall dean's list at Concordia University in Chicago.Her grade point average was 4.0 for the fall semester and she maintains a 4.0 accumulative GPA.A senior, Rossway is double majoring in English and philosophy and minoring in women ...

Marquette Rotary Club assists YMCA

From left, Lisa Coombs-Gerou, executive director of the YMCA of Marquette County, accepts a ceremonial check for $9,500 from Marquette Rotary Club Golf Committee members Kristen Derosha, Rick Holmes, Michele Butler, club president Ryan Whitley and Joe Burdick. The funds were raised from the ...

Concert benefits Room at the Inn

Stan Wright presents a $587 donation to Darlene Dreisbach of Room at the Inn Warming Center. The money was raised during a benefit holiday concert put on recently at the Peter White Public Library by Bright Productions.

Norlite residents donate to UPAWS

From left, Etta Boehlo of Marquette, a Norlite Nursing and Rehabilitation Center resident, presents gift packages to Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter volunteer Linda Roncaglione, her UPAWS adopted dog, Oliver, and UPAWS community outreach coordinator Ann Brownell. The Norlite Nursing and ...

YMCA, St. Vincent dePaul donate gifts

As part of the West End YMCA togetherhood program, the YMCA joined with the Society of St.Vincent dePaul to provide wrapped gifts for needy children in the area. Shown with the gifts are Devvin Menghini, left, of the YMCA and Steve Perucco Of the of St.Vincent dePaul.

Thrivent Financial presents grants

The Central Upper Peninsula Chapter of Thrivent Financial recently presented grants in the community. Click on photos for details.