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WHS dance team takes 2nd place

The Westwood High School competition dance team recently placed second in its Pom Division routine at the Kaukauna Dance Classic. Team members include, Front row, from left, Aleah Korpi, Elayne Larmour, Kaylee Lusardi, Kassy Carlson and Sammi Lucas; middle row, from left, Megan Pohlman, ...

Firefighters Local 643 support ACS

Marquette Firefighters Local 643 members Brian Anderson, left, and Mike Gwinn, right, present a $250 check to Carl Fulsher of The American Cancer Society. The donation was made with the proceeds of Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts that were sold by the local for employees of local businesses to ...

OAUP Awards of Excellence presented

Operation Action U.P. presented its annual Awards of Excellence at the organization's annual meeting held recently at Northern Michigan University. Click on photos for details.

Poppy sale benefits home for vets

American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 44 members Mary Downey, left, and Wanda Westman present checks to Ken Arseneau of the Jacobetti Home for Veterans. One check for $3,826 will be used to purchase a blanket warmer that will benefit many of the 189 residents at the home, specifically those in the ...

Former Pen Bank donates to library

From left, Terry Garceau, vice president and chief lending officer of the former Peninsula Bank, now mBank, presents a $2,000 check to Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library Director Jessica Shirtz and Chief Fundraiser Ray Leverton. The funds will go to the library's Building Accessibility and ...

Names and Faces

MAPS spelling bee resultsMARQUETTE - The results of the 2015 Marquette Area Public Schools spelling bee held recently are: Eighth grade - Marlee Mathews first place, John Skendzel second place, Axel Seitz third place, Will Guter fourth place, Athena Agassi fifth place, Kat Kitzman sixth place, ...

Cribbage

Ishpeming Cribbage LeagueJan. 81. Elks Lodge II, 6,944 - Venice II, 6,8462. Hickey's Bar, 6,920 - Wonder Bar, 6,6793. Riverside Club, 6,899 - VFW, 6,8114. Venice Club, 6,896 - Paradise II. 6,5845. Elks Lodge I, 6,818 - Paradise Bar, 6,777Players of the Week - Dave Harrington And Pete Farm of ...

Ishpeming defeats Brimley in 1st round of TV-13’s High School Bowl

Ishpeming High School defeated Brimley High School, 350-70, in the first round of High School Bowl. Representing Ishpeming, seated from left, are players Johnathan Willey, team captain Thomas Bleau, Erin Heidelberger and Cody Johnson. Standing are alternates Joseph Nault and Josh Penrose with ...

Magnuson Country Inn celebrates

The Magnuson Country Inn in the Country Village in Ishpeming recently held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate its renaming. It was formerly the Best Western Country Inn. At the celebration are, from left, Tia Rodda, Michelle LaMere, Brad Argall, Ryan LaMere, Gary Nelson and Kori Tossava.

Exchange Club volunteers at ski race

Racers in the Noquamenon Ski Marathon warm up with a hot cup of soup, coffee and snacks after their races at the refreshment booth set up by the Exchange Club of Marquette County. The Exchange Club has run the booth for several years at the Superior Dome during the races, with assistance from ...

U.P. Pink Power backs alliance

U.P. Pink Power members present the Marquette County Suicide Prevention Alliance with a $5,600 donation. Shown at the presentation are, from left Jackie Hart, Sally Searle, Dawn Lambert, Sarah Derwin, Andrew Chosa, Pat Makala and Laurie Van Damme. Funds were raised at the organization's annual ...

SHF supports Breast Health Fund

From left, Jim LaJoie, executive director of the Superior Health Foundation, presents a ceremonial check for $11,576.02 to Julie Scott, community health manager of the Marquette County Health Department, and Jerry Messana, administrator of the health department. The money was raised at the ...

Ladies auxiliary assists senior center

Little lake American Legion Post 349 Ladies Auxiliary President Robyn Goffrey, left, and Treasurer Janet Yager present a $1,000 check to Forsyth Senior Center Director Brian Veale. The funds will be used for heating assistance for veterans in the community.

Lions Club backs leader dog school

From left, Marquette Lions Club President Melissa Wilson and Marquette Lion Club member Gretchen Preston, with her leader dog, Floyd, receive a $700 check from Ishpeming Lions Club president, Dan Perkins. The money will go to Leader Dogs for the Blind, a downstate Rochester Hills-based guide ...

UPAWS buying land for new shelter

Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter Board president Reva Laituri signs a purchase agreement for 20 acres of land on the north end of the Marquette County Fair Grounds while looking on are, from left, Andi Goriesky of Select Realty, UPAWS Treasurer Joan Mulder and Marquette County Fair Board ...

Exchange Club supports Boy Scouts

Exchange Club of Marquette County member Tony Giorgianni, left, presents a $300 check to Kevin Corkin of the Hiawathaland Council of Boy Scouts of America. The Exchange Club makes donations to about two dozen local organizations with funds it raises at the International Food Fest, which the ...

Panache Boutique marks opening

Panache Boutique recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting. Attending the celebration were, from left: Marquette County Ambassador Keith Moyle; Betsy Morais, Lake Superior Community Partnership director of marketing and communications; owner Janice Chittle; manager Cecily ...

Kiwanians assist Storm

Kara Katona, left, Kiwanis Club of Marquette youth service chairwoman, presents a $500 check to Rayna Warchock of the Marquette Storm basketball team. The Kiwanis Club of Marquette raises funds for donations to local organizations through its annual chicken barbecue and peanut sales.

Thrivent assists quilters, church

The Central Upper Peninsula Chapter of Thrivent Financial recently presented donations of $250 to the Gwinn Area Quilters of Gwinn for the purchase of quilting materials used in charity projects and $1,000 to Eden Lutheran Church in Munising for a new boiler. Click on photos for details.

YMCA marks opening of new center

The YMCA of Marquette County recently celebrate the grand opening of its early childhood development center with a ribbon-cutting.Attending the celebration were, from left, Marquette County Ambassador Dan Landers; Betsy Morais, Lake Superior Community Partnership director of marketing and ...