14th Annual Iron Oars Regatta on Teal Lake Sept 15th

Marquette, MI – The Upper Peninsula Community Rowing Club (UPCRC) is again hosting the annual Iron Oars Regatta at Teal Lake in Negaunee. The event takes place on Sunday, September 15th from 8 am-1 pm. The race starts at the west end of Teal Lake finishing at the east, approximately 2 miles. This is the 14th year this event has been hosted by the club.

Michigan Tech University and Northern Michigan University will compete again for the coveted Iron Oars – Heavy Metal Series -Trophy. Other competition will include club members rowing against the time clock in different classes, as well as the youth rowers competing for time. It is an exciting event and if you have any interest in rowing, it is a great time to come see what it is all about.

The Upper Peninsula Community Rowing Club was founded in 2004 and has currently grown to 70 members. Our mission is to promote the sport of rowing in Marquette County. The club hosts Learn to Row sessions starting in June for both youth and adults. Everyone with a desire to learn is welcome. For more information, contact Gail Brayden at

Marquette County Conservation District Workshop September 14th

Marquette, MI – Join the Marquette County Conservation District for the fourth and final workshop in the Urban Agriculture Workshop Series. We will meet on Saturday, September 14th at 10:00 am. Learn about native bees and other pollinators and visit Trestle Park, the Marquette County Conservation District’s native plant garden and certified Monarch waystation in downtown Marquette. Learn about invasive plants, how to replace them with natives and how to create pollinator habitat in your own backyard.

We will begin at the Peter White Public Library Community Room for an interactive presentation and then walk to Trestle Park. Snacks and materials provided. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 906-226-8871 ext. 108 or visit

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Meeting September 14th

Marquette, MI – Join the Marquette Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby for the group’s monthly meeting in the Lions Room of the Peter White Public Library at 12:30 PM on Saturday, September 14th. The national CCL group will present a video-conference to the local chapters during these meetings, which are regularly scheduled the second Saturday of each month.

Area 36 Special Olympics Coach Training Sessions Sept 13 and 14

Marquette, MI – Volunteer to coach with Area 36 Special Olympics of Michigan. Those interested have two upcoming chances to learn more about this fantastic opportunity. See the events listed below:

BasketballFriday, Sept. 13th from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at TBD

SnowshoeSaturday, Sept. 14th from 9:00-11:00 am at the Superior Dome
Marquette, MI

Both of these sessions will get coaches their first time certifications or established coaches their re-certifications if needed. The sessions will cover our SOMI General Coaching Rules, sport-specific rules, as well as practice drills/ideas. If you are interested in helping out our Area 36 Special Olympic athletes by continuing to provide this sport programming, please register online at .

Thank you in advance, and please share this message with any others that may be interested.

UPCM Thursday Creativity Series Sept 12th

Marquette, MI – The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum will host their Second Thursday Creativity Series on Thursday, September 12th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm. This week’s theme is “Fort-O-Rama”. Join us for a variety of Fort building themed crafts, fun with knot tying and unexpected music.

Enjoy the 10-topping Culver’s Frozen Custard Sunday bar.

This event is FREE admission for all and everyone gets a FREE book.

Thanks to CAAM Head Start, Flagstar Foundation, Phyllis and Max Reynolds Foundation and Zonta Club of Marquette.

City of Negaunee Regular Meeting Sept 12th

Negaunee, MI – The City of Negaunee will host their regular council meeting on Thursday, September 12th at 7:00 pm at the Negaunee Senior Center (410 Jackson St, Negaunee, MI). Call 906-475-7700 for more information. Visit the website to view the agenda.


Celebrate Recovery Support Group Meeting September 11th

Gwinn, MI – There will be a Celebrate Recovery Support Group Meeting on Wednesday, September 11th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in Gwinn, MI. The group will meet every Wednesday (except holidays) in the Celebrate Recovery Support Group from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the First Baptist Church of Gwinn (195 N. Billings St., Gwinn, MI). Childcare available. 906-361-5503. Donations appreciated.

Northern Vegans’ September 9th Potluck at Peter White Public Library

Marquette, MI – Join Northern Vegans for a vegan potluck dinner at 6 PM on Monday, September 9th, in the Shiras Room on the second floor of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front St in Marquette. Please bring a vegan dish (no meat, dairy, or honey) to share, or consider a donation to our group if you are unable to bring some vegan food. All are welcome, no RSVP required. Visit, Northern Vegans on Facebook, or call 236-1279 or 475-5516 for more information.

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NMU and MTU Host Bike Week

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University will be hosting the second Bike Week for the Marquette area community and NMU campus. During the week of September 9, there will be various events throughout the university’s campus for students, faculty and staff to participate. The event parallels with Michigan Technological University’s first-ever Bike Week. Bike Week is designed to promote health, safety and sustainability in a bike-friendly environment. Past co-coordinator, Ryan Watling states, “Bike Week’s goal is to promote biking as a mode of transportation
rather than recreation.”

University members, as well as, community members are invited to participate in all events free of charge. Bike to Campus Day will take place on Thursday, September 12th. For more information and total list of events visit,

Bike Week is designed to promote health, safety and sustainability in a bike-friendly environment. We
hope to increase ridership and improve bicycle commuting habits for students, faculty, sta, and community
members with unique programs and opportunities throughout the week.

Marq-Tran Taking Snow Removal Price Quotes for Winter 2019-2020 Bid

Marquette, MI  –  September 9, 2019  –  The Marquette County Transit Authority is soliciting quotes for snow removal and sanding of parking lots and sidewalks located at 1325 Commerce Drive, Marquette, MI for the winter of 2019-2020.

Additional Requirements

  • Provide on call service day or night, sever days a week, 24/7
  • Must fumish vehicles and drivers
  • Must be fully insured with workers comp and public liability
  • Must have ability to remove snow from site. Loader

Quotes must be received by 12:30pm Monday, September 30, 2019. You must submit your quote by fax at (906) 225-068, via email at, or by U.S. mail to:

Marquette County Transit Authority
Att. Delynn Klein
1325 Commerce Drive
Marquette, M I 49855

The project will be awarded to the party submitting the lowest price quote that meets all specifications. The agency reserves the right to accept and/or reject any or all quotes.

Click here to download official PDF Press Release

Additional Pools Open to Fishing at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Seney, MI – Additional pools will be open to fishing at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge from September 2nd – 30th. Looking to catch that big fish? Why not try a pool normally closed to fishing? If you love to fish don’t miss out on the chance to fish E, C, D and portions of B Pools that are only open to fishing from Labor Day through September 30th annually.

United Way of Marquette County’s New Executive Director Announced

Marquette, MI – On behalf of the United Way of Marquette County’s Board of Directors and staff, Board President Scott Erbisch is happy to announce Andrew Rickauer as Executive Director effective Monday, August 19th. “Andrew’s personal passion for the health and well-being for the community is natural and very strong. I and the Board of Directors are excited to introduce him to the community. He will be a great addition to the United Way”.

Rickauer earned a Master’s Degree in Business Management and Finance from Northern Arizona University. He was previously at Bell Financial and wanted to be more involved in the Marquette community. With an analytical mind, he plans to examine the financial goal and ways to increase it. Upon accepting the position, Andrew noted, “As a proud and longtime resident of Marquette County, I am looking forward to building on the great foundation that has been established. Together, we are stronger, and United Way is all about coming together to improve the community.”

Andrew will be happy to meet with business managers that currently run a United Way campaign and help out workplaces that haven’t started one yet.

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