Messiah Lutheran Event – 10/26/16

October 25, 2016

Marquette, MichiganOctober 25, 2016 – Matt Wiese, Prosecuting Attorney for Marquette County, will present a talk entitled “Law and the Gospel,” in which he will share how he balances his work duties and Christian convictions. The talk will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday October 26 at Messiah Lutheran Church. Messiah Lutheran is located at 305 W. Magnetic St. in Marquette. For more information about programs at Messiah, please call 225-1119 or go to

Applications Available on MHSAA Website for 2016-17 Scholar-Athlete Awards

October 25, 2016

East Lansing, MichiganOctober 25, 2016 – One of the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s most popular programs, the Scholar-Athlete Award, will again present 32 $1,000 scholarships to top student-athletes at member high schools during the 2016-17 school year.

The MHSAA-Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award highlights the value extracurricular activities play in the total education of high school students, often improving their academic achievements in the process. The Scholar-Athlete Award is in its 28th year. Since the award’s inception in 1988-89, Farm Bureau Insurance has presented more than $700,000 in scholarships through this program.

The first 30 scholarships will be presented on a graduated basis across the MHSAA’s traditional class structure. From Class A schools, six boys and six girls will receive scholarships; from Class B schools, four boys and four girls; from Class C schools, three boys and three girls; and from Class D schools, two boys and two girls will be honored. The final two scholarships will be awarded at-large to minority recipients, regardless of school size. The scholarships may be used at the institution of higher learning the recipients attend during the first year at those colleges.

Applications from individual schools will be limited to the number of available scholarships in their enrollment class. Class A schools may submit the names of six boys and six girls, Class B schools may submit four boys and four girls, Class C may submit three boys and three girls and Class D may submit two boys and two girls.

Students applying for Scholar-Athlete Awards must be graduating during the 2016-17 school year, be carrying an unrounded 3.5 (on a 4.0) grade-point average and have won a varsity letter prior to senior year in a sport in which the MHSAA sponsors a postseason tournament: baseball, girls and boys basketball, girls and boys bowling, girls competitive cheer, girls and boys cross country, football, girls and boys golf, girls gymnastics, ice hockey, girls and boys lacrosse, girls and boys skiing, girls and boys soccer, softball, girls and boys swimming and diving, girls and boys tennis, girls and boys track and field, girls volleyball and wrestling.

Applicants will be required to show involvement in other school and community activities and submit an essay on the importance of sportsmanship in educational athletics.

Applications are available only in digital format. The downloadable forms on the MHSAA Website need only be saved to a computer, filled out in nearly any word processing program – in Windows or Macintosh platforms – and then printed to be attached to the required essay and letters of recommendation. Students must submit their applications to their school athletic director, principal or guidance counselor by Nov. 21, 2016. Students should check with their school administration to determine who the internal coordinator for the program is, and if the school has an earlier internal application deadline. Schools have additional materials to submit with student applications, and each school must submit all of its applications at one time. Individually mailed applications to the MHSAA office will not be accepted.

The application materials are available online on the Scholar-Athlete Award page of the MHSAA Website at

A committee composed of school administrators from across the state will select finalists and winners in early February, with the winners to be announced later in the month. All applicants, finalists and scholarship recipients will be announced on the MHSAA Website. The 32 scholarship recipients will be recognized during the MHSAA Boys Basketball Finals at the Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing on March 25, 2017.

Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan was founded in 1949 by Michigan farmers who wanted an insurance company that worked as hard as they did. Those values still guide the company today and are a big reason why it is known as Michigan’s Insurance Company, dedicated to protecting the farms, families, and businesses of this great state. Farm Bureau Insurance agents across Michigan provide a full range of insurance services—life, home, auto, farm, business, retirement, Lake Estate®, and more—protecting nearly 500,000 Michigan policyholders.


The MHSAA is a private, not-for-profit corporation of voluntary membership by more than 1,400 public and private senior high schools and junior high/middle schools which exists to develop common rules for athletic eligibility and competition. No government funds or tax dollars support the MHSAA, which was the first such association nationally to not accept membership dues or tournament entry fees from schools. Member schools which enforce these rules are permitted to participate in MHSAA tournaments, which attract more than 1.4 million spectators each year.

Calendar – Community – Genealogy Lock-In – Oct. 28

October 25, 2016

Marquette – A Genealogy Lock-In will be held on Friday, October 28 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Session topics are: Adoption Records, Interpreting US Census Records, and Cloud-based family Trees. The event is hosted by Family History Center, Central U.P. and NMU Archives, Marquette Regional History Center, Onagomingkway Chapter, NSDAR and the Peter White Library Reference staff.

Space is limited. Call 226-4312 or stop by the Reference Desk to register.

Live Webinars Offered by Michigan State University Extension

October 24, 2016

EAST LANSING, MI Oct. 24, 2016 – Michigan State University Extension Financial and Homeownership Education team will offer live webinars during the months of October, November and December. These programs will be accessible to anyone with a computer and internet access. Topics the webinars cover include holiday budgeting, health insurance, buying a home, rental education, budgeting and passing on personal possessions.

Michigan State University Extension’s goal is to help people improve their lives by bringing the vast knowledge resources of the university directly to individuals, communities and businesses. Michigan State University Extension wanted to make it easier for people to obtain these resources, even from their own home. Extension educators will be instructing from different locations across the state. Instructors will use video meeting technology called Zoom. All you need to do is download an app. For more information you can visit

For more information on the list of programs and events near you visit For more information, contact Beth Waitrovich at the MSU Extension Dickinson County, 906 774-0363 or email

Eben Alexander Presentation – 10/21/16

October 21, 2016

Marquette, MichiganOctober 21, 2016 – An Evening with Dr. Eben Alexander, M.D. “Crossing Over: A Neurosurgeon’s Experience Facing Death”

In 2009 Eben Alexander recovered from a deep coma and, following his experience, wrote a critically acclaimed account of that experience. This New York Times best-selling author will making a public presentation
Friday October 21 at 7 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette. Dr. Alexander will be providing consultation for two local hospices during his time in the area.

Dr. Alexander’s three day presence in our community is being sponsored by the Cedar Tree Institute, Lake Superior Hospice, Upper Peninsula Home Health and Hospice, and 100 donors from all walks of life. If you wish to be one of these 100 benefactors, please contact
Rev. David Van Kley or Jon Magnuson (c/o of the Cedar Tree Institute: 906-228-5494).

Messiah Lutheran is located at 305 W. Magnetic St. in Marquette. For more information about programs at Messiah, please call 225-1119 or go to

Sustainable Farming Structure Talk – 10/21/2016

October 20, 2016

Marquette, MichiganOctober 20th, 2016 – Efforts to create a sustainable farming structure in the Upper Peninsula will be the topic of the next “Climate@Noon” seminar at Northern Michigan University. The event will be held at noon Friday, Oct. 21, in 1320 Jamrich Hall. It is hosted by the Northern Climate Network.

The panel discussion features representatives from the Marquette Food Co-op, NMU’s student organizations and other grassroots efforts. There will be an opportunity for audience questions and Michigan apples will be served.

For more information, contact the Northern Climate Network at

Award-Winning Royal Opera Production to Screen at NMU – 10/16/16

October 15, 2016

Marquette, Michigan – October 15th, 2016 Northern Michigan University will present a high-definition screening of Damiano Michieletto’s award-winning Royal Opera House production of Cavalleria tusticana/ Pagliacci on Sunday, Oct. 16. The complementary works tell dark tales of passionate love that sours to violent jealousy. Michieletto has updated the setting to the late-20th century in a poverty-stricken village in southern Italy. The screening begins at 5 p.m. in the Jamrich Hall auditorium.

Characters from each short opera interact with their counterparts in the other piece. The production features a world-class cast including Aleksandrs Antonenko, Carmen Giannattasio and Eva-Maria Westbroek.  It won the Best New Opera Production at the 2016 Oliver Awards.

The NMU showing is funded by the Siril Endowment for the Music Arts, which seeks to increase student awareness of and appreciation for classical/concert music. It is free for NMU students with ID and $15 for the general public. Following the broadcast, an open discussion period will be held in the lobby.  For more information, contact the NMU music department at or 227-2563.

Royal Opera and and Ballet Productions Coming to NMU – 10/16/2016

October 15, 2016

Marquette, Michigan – Northern Michigan University’s Siril Endowment for the Music Arts seeks to increase students’ awareness of and appreciation for classical music through world-class performances. It will sponsor a new series of campus screenings of Royal Opera and Royal Ballet productions filmed in London and projected in high definition in Jamrich Hall’s state-of-the-art auditorium. The privately funded endowment will also support an artist residency at NMU.

The schedule for the academic year follows. All performances are free for NMU students with ID and $15 for adults. They will be held at 5 p.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall.

Sunday, Oct. 16: Two complementary works, “Cavalleria rusticana” by Pietro Mascagni and “Pagliacci” by Ruggero Leoncavallo, tell dark tales of passionate love that sours to violent jealousy.

Sunday, Nov. 13: The Royal Ballet production of the quintessential romantic ballet, “Giselle,” is based on the classic version first staged in St. Petersburg in 1884.

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017: Modest Mussorgsky’s only completed opera, “Boris Godunov,” features a towering central character, a tsar whose power and vulnerability combine in one of the greatest bass-baritone roles in the canon.

Sunday, April 9, 2017: The Royal Ballet production of “Frankenstein” is a period adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic tale of morality and craving for love, companionship and understanding.

An artist residency is scheduled on campus March 25-April 1, 2017. More information on the featured musical group will be released at a later date.

Royal Opera & Ballet is coming to Northern Michigan University

Royal Opera & Ballet is coming to Northern Michigan University

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