MTU Great Lakes Research Center Aims to Find Lake Superior Shipwrecks

November 7, 2018

Houghton, MINovember 7, 2018 – Underwater robots, side-scan sonar, and crowdfunding are being deployed to find two of Lake Superior’s most elusive historical shipwrecks.

On November 23, 1918, two 143-foot French minesweepers went down in a Lake Superior storm. Michigan Technological University’s Great Lakes Research Center Director Guy Meadows is at the helm of a crowd-funded project to find the Cerisoles and Inkerman. Meadows shares the historical research and advanced technologies that will guide the mission at a talk from 5:30 to 7 pm on Tuesday, November 13, at the Great Lakes Research Center, in Room 202. The public is welcome.

It’s not the first time anyone’s gone looking for the ships since they went missing. Why does Meadows think his odds are better? “I have some ideas about the detailed events, what the Lake Superior weather was and what implication the weather had on how the ships may have ended up foundering,” he says.… Read the rest

Women’s Day of Reflection at St. Michael’s

November 3, 2018

Marquette, MINovember 3, 2018 – A Women’s Day of Reflection, “Give Me Jesus,” will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church in Marquette on Saturday, November 10 from 10 a.m. (registration) until 3:30 p.m. ET. Presenter Mary Sellars Malloy will focus on three passages from the Gospel of Luke that “give us Jesus.” Participants are encouraged to bring a Bible and a journal or notebook to the event. Cost is $10, which includes a continental breakfast, lunch, childcare (if needed) and door prizes. The event is partially funded by a Catholic Diocese of Marquette Legacy of Faith grant. Call 906-228-8180 by Nov. 7 to register, indicating if you need childcare. Women from throughout the Upper Peninsula are welcome.… Read the rest

Marquette Senior High School Parent Teacher Conferences

November 3, 2018

Marquette, MINovember 3, 2018 – Parent Teacher Conferences will be held at Marquette Senior High School on Wednesday, November 7th from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, November 8th from 11:30 – 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Parents are asked to register upon entering the building at the canopy entrance.

Marquette Senior High School students will dismiss at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 8th and on Friday, November 9th.… Read the rest

Dentistry for Our Veterans November 10

November 3, 2018

Iron Mountain, MINovember 3, 2018 – The John Fornetti Dental Center will present Dentistry For Our Vets on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Dentistry For Our Vets provides free dental care to our veterans in need.

Dr. John and Dr. Dan Fornetti, along with their team of employees, volunteers and sponsors will be hosting their 5th annual Dentistry For Our Vets on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Those over age 18 in need of dental care will be able to choose between one free extraction, filling or hygiene cleaning. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and patients will be seen on a first come, first served basis until 3:00 p.m.

The media is invited to join the many volunteers and patients to spread free smiles across Iron Mountain through Dentistry For Our Vets at The John Fornetti Dental Center. We are turning our parking lot into an outdoor waiting room, with a heated waiting area and burn barrels, but please remember to bundle up and stay warm.… Read the rest

Annual Members Meeting – Hiawatha Music Co-op

November 1, 2018

Marquette, MINovember 1, 2018 – The Hiawatha Music Co-op will holds its’ Annual Members gathering and dance at the Barrel n Beam Brewery starting at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, November 3, 2018. The Members meeting is a time for past, present and future Co-op Members to gather to review 2018 Hiawatha events, select new Board members, learn more about future Co-op activities, learn how to become involved in the Co-op and enjoy the traditional tunes of The String Doctors. The Co-op Board of Directors provides a complimentary entrée for its Members and asks everyone to bring a side dish to pass.

A cash bar will be available. The Business Meeting will begin at 6:15 p.m. Updates on the Co-op and Festival Budget report will be reviewed. There will be three Board positions on the Co-op’s ten-member Board of Directors up for election.… Read the rest

Eagle Mine Hosts Community Forums Throughout Marquette County

October 31, 2018

Champion, MINovember 1, 2018 – Eagle Mine will host a series of community forums throughout Marquette County. The forums are an opportunity to learn more about the status of Eagle Mine and get an update on its operations.

Forums will be held on:
• Thursday, November 8, from 5:30-7 pm at the Humboldt Township Hall
• Friday, November 9, from 12-1 pm at Mt. Shasta in Michigamme
• Monday, November 12, from 12-1 pm at the Eagle Mine Information Center in Marquette
• Tuesday, November 13, from 5:30-7 pm at the Thunder Bay Inn in Big Bay

For more information, please call the Eagle Mine Information Center at (906) 273-1550.… Read the rest

Governor Announces New Cyber Hub at NMU

October 31, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 31, 2018 – A new cybersecurity training hub at Northern Michigan University will accelerate talent development for the high-demand cybersecurity industry, creating jobs in the Upper Peninsula and making U.P. residents and businesses less vulnerable to attacks by hackers. Gov. Rick Snyder and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) today announced plans to open the hub as part of the Michigan Cyber Range Network.

“There are more than 300,000 unfilled cyber jobs nationwide and 7,000 in Michigan,” said Steve VandenAvond, program manager and NMU vice president for Extended Learning and Community Engagement. “Northern is eager to lead the U.P. effort to close the talent gap in collaboration with education and industry partners. Our hub will offer accelerated paths to careers in the industry, augment NMU’s existing cyber defense academic program, and provide training and certification for professionals.… Read the rest

Shiras Board Donates Funds for Tennis Court Renovation

October 31, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 31, 2018 – The Shiras Board presented a check for $5,000.00 to MAPS on Wednesday, October 31st at 12:30 pm at the Marquette Senior High School tennis courts.  This is the second of three checks in that amount donated by the Shiras Board to MAPS for the renovation of the tennis courts.… Read the rest

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