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Bald Eagle supports U.P. Honor Flight

A check for $7,925 was presented to the U.P. Honor Flight with money raised at a fundraiser sponsored by Bald Eagle Harley Davidson of Marquette. Shown at the presentations are, from left, Scott Knauf representing the U.P. Honor Flight; Kaelyn Viau representing Positively!, who assisted with ...

River Valley Bank backs challenge

River Valley Bank is the title sponsor of the Hope Starts Here Challenge. Pictured in the check presentation from left to right, Ashley Nault, universal banker supervisor; John Lawrence of the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center; Christian Palomaki, bank market manager; Robert Winn of the Upper ...

Love INC C.U.P. holds ribbon-cutting

Love INC Central Upper Peninsula recently held a ribbon-cutting at its office on the second floor of the Gossard Building in downtown Ishpeming. At the event are, front row, from left, Lynn Williams, the Rev. Dale Niskanen, Sarah Fogaroli, Tanya Johnson and Kori Tossava; and back row, from ...

KBOCC Energy audit reduces costs

Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College President Debbie Parrish receives a $9,900 check from L'Anse Village Manager Bob LaFave, left, and Brett Niemi, energy services representative for WPPI Energy. The college used the money to evaluate energy-saving measures at the former Baraga County ...

Boy Scouts Troop 333 donates food

Members of Boy Scout Troop 333 of Gwinn are shown with the 157 bags, containing about 1,600 pounds of food, they collected recently and donated to the Gwinn's St Vincent de Paul food pantry.

BLP poster contest winners named

The Marquette Board of Light and Power's 24th annual poster contest winners include, front row, from left, honorable mentions award winners Jamie Hendrickson, Hailey Ridolphi, Hattie Britton and Hanna Mason, second place winner Sierra Beck and honorable mention award winners Andrew Kreis and ...

Breakfast Rotary presents grants

Marquette Breakfast Rotary recently presented grant checks using funds raised at its annual fish boil. Included at the presentation were Rich Rossway of Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan, Jen Webb and Cara Zanetti of Star Children's Bereavement Services, Shelly Russell of Lake Superior ...

DDA welcomes businesses

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority recently recognized two businesses in the downtown area. Click on photos for details.

NMS honor students named

NEGAUNEE - The following students were named to the third quarter honor roll at Negaunee Middle School:All A'sEighth grade - Maci Aho, Molly Coonen, Keegan Erva, Daniel Gooseberry, Dallas Hall, Jessica Heroux, MacKenzie Karki, Theo Kumpula, Jacob Larson, Alisyn Martin, Jordon Mason, Abigail ...

Munising honor roll announced

MUNISING - Students named to the Munising Middle/High School honor roll for the third quarter include (*Denotes 4.0 GPA):Twelfth grade - Fayth Belusar, Garrett Blank,*Paige Brogan, Nick Cercone, Andy Cooper, Maggie Davis, Karlee Decet, Alexis Downing, *Shaun Flynn, Adele Gendron, Nick Goings, ...

Brazier, Short recognized as Paul Harris Fellows

Two local residents were recently recognized as Paul Harris Fellows by the Marquette Rotary Club through member Pryse Duerfeld. Included were Bill Brazier and Dr. William Short. Brazier, a teacher, has been involved for many years with the Marquette Sister City program with Higashiomi, Japan. ...

NMU students fund, build house in Mexico

In these two photos, Northern Michigan University students are shown helping to build a house in Juarez, Mexico. The group included 16 NMU students from His House ministry, two campus ministers, a supporter of His House and a student's cousin. In two vans they traveled over 1,750 miles in more ...

Reading goal topped

Aspen Ridge Elementary School Principal Chris Marana is shown covered with pie filling after the school's students met his challenge to read 100,000 minutes for the month of March. The students compiled a total of 121,860 minutes of reading, and for every 30 minutes read students were given a ...

Scholarships awarded at NMU

MARQUETTE - Six Northern Michigan University students have received Michigan Nursing Scholarships worth up to $4,000 per year.NMU students selected for Michigan Nursing Scholarships effective with the 2014-15 academic year, along with their respective programs - LPN, licensed practical nurse; ...

TruNorth employees back Sal. Army

Employees at TruNorth Federal Credit Union raised $600 for the Salvation Army's "Project Feed A Neighbor" program. Shown at a check presentation are Diane Houseman of member services, Johannah Pennala of consumer loans; Capt. Stephen Hansen of the Ishpeming Salvation Army, TruNorth General ...

Negaunee welcomes Xccelerated

Xccelerated Fitness and Wellness Solutions in Negaunee recently held a ribbon-cutting and received a welcoming plague from the city. Included at the events were: In front row, Daylyn Drew and Dyceson Drew; and in back, from left, Negaunee City Manager Jeff Thornton, Payton Drew, owners Anna and ...

Thrivent Financial assists Koski

Thrivent Financial associate Theresa Sell, left, and licensed office professional Andrew Rickauer, right, of present a $1,000 check to Mary Sischo for Marquette resident Ryan Koski's benefit. Koski is recovering from an injury. Funds raised in his benefit will be put toward medical expenses.

DDA welcomes new businesses

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority recently welcomed two new businesses to downtown Marquette. Click on photos for details.

Econo Foods supports

Tadych's Econo Foods in Marquette recently presents checks to area organizations. Click on photos for details.

NHS supports Beacon House

Beacon House representative Renee Prince receives a $250 check from Ryan Piotrowski, co-president of the Marquette Chapter of the National Honor Society.