VA to Observe POW/MIA Recognition Day September 20

September 20, 2019

Iron Mountain, MI – The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Michigan, will be holding a National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony at 11:00 am (CT) Friday, September 20, 2019, at Pine Grove Country Club. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony. The ceremony will pay tribute to America’s former prisoners of war who live in the Upper Peninsula and Northeast Wisconsin and those killed or still missing in action.

The keynote speaker will be Robert Valley, brother of F2/c Lowell Valley, who went missing at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Mr. Valley will detail the fate of F2/c Valley and the USS Oklahoma unknowns. The ceremony will include music and readings, Color Guard by American Legion Post 50 and taps. A private luncheon for the former POWs, their families, and invited guests will follow the ceremony.

Pine Grove Country Club is located at 1520 W Hughitt Street in Iron Mountain, Michigan.

Questions regarding the POW/MIA ceremony may be directed to Katie Maxon or Brad Nelson at (906) 774-3300, extensions 32780 or 32001.

NMU Board Meets Sept 20

September 20, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Friday, September 20th at 10 am.

Committees will meet in the morning and the formal/business portion begins at 10 am. Please note that all will take place in a new location: the Scott L. Holman Executive Conference Room on the second floor of the Northern Center. View the agenda and supporting materials at

Negaunee High School Hosts Mobile Food Pantry Sept 18th

September 18, 2019

Negaunee, MI – On September 18th, 2019, Feeding America West Michigan will distribute 15,000 pounds of food to people in need at Negaunee High School. The distribution will take place at 4:30 pm with registration beginning at 4:00 pm.

The Mobile Pantry will contain fresh produce, dairy products and baked goods with an emphasis on nutrition. Clients will not have to show identification or proof of income to receive food; however, they will be required to provide basic contact information and affirm that they are in need of food. They are encouraged to bring their own bags or boxes.

Andrew Brunette, Principal of Negaunee High School indicated, “We are very positive to host our 10th mobile Food Pantry with Feeding America on September 18th. It is an excellent opportunity for our students to volunteer for the community and it is a much-needed program that we are proud to be involved with.”

Food insecurity affects 1 in 8 people in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

Negaunee High School is located at 500 W. Arch Street, Negaunee, Michigan 49866. Phone number is 906-475-7861.

About Feeding America West Michigan: Serving local families in need since 1981, Feeding America West Michigan reclaims safe surplus food from farmers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers and distributes that food through a network of nearly 1,100 food pantries, youth programs, and other hunger-relief agencies in 40 counties from the Indiana border through the Upper Peninsula. For more information, visit

Free Homemade Community Meal at First Baptist Church Sept 18th

September 18, 2019

Gwinn, MI – A free homemade Community Meal will be served at First Baptist Church of Gwinn (195 N. Billings St., Gwinn, MI) on Wednesday, September, 18th at 5:30 – 6:15 PM. Everyone is welcome. Call 906-346-6115 for more information.

Celebrate Recovery Support Group Meeting September 18th

September 18, 2019

Gwinn, MI – There will be a Celebrate Recovery Support Group Meeting on Wednesday, September 18th 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.

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

September 15, 2019

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

September 14, 2019

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

September 14, 2019

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.

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