Northern Michigan University Laptop Computer Distribution

August 25, 2011

Marquette, MI– August 25, 2011 – Northern Michigan University and over 9,000 students, faculty, and staff are ongoing participants in NMU’s TLC notebook initiative. Registered students at NMU that have paid their tuition are eligible for a notebook computer.  NMU is one of few universities that provide students, faculty, and staff with a laptop computer.


Laptop Distribution at The Superior Dome

Teaching, Learning, and Communication notebook initiative promises each member of this program a new ThinkPad or MacBook every two years.  Art and design majors receive the MacBook computers and is associated with an additional $150 fee persemester.  Along with the current model computer, walk-in, telephone, and e-mail help desk and software support is offered.   Damages are fixed after a $50 deductible is paid and theft is covered with a $500 stolen insurance fee.  Wired, wireless, and dial-in internet network connectivity is pre-configured into each individual laptop.

Computer Distribution is Thursday, August 25 through Friday, August 26 at the Superior Dome on the campus of Northern Michigan University.  For more information visit here.

International Food Festival – Texaco Country Showdown – Marquette 2011

July 8, 2011

The Goldmine Girls Win Texaco Country Showdown

The Goldmine Girls Win of 2011 Texaco Country Showdown Contest

Lower Harbor Park – A teen duo, The Goldmine Girls, advanced to the Regional Final of Great Lakes Radio/Texaco Country Showdown. Ten singers competed for a slot at the Regional Contest in Escanaba for a chance to win at $1000.00, and perhaps go on to the National Contest In Nashville for a chance to win $100,000.00.



  • John Rowe
  • The Goldmine Girls
  • Jeff Jennings
  • Dawn Johnson
  • Jake Johnson
  • Michael Paquette
  • Taylor Dawn
  • Cody Lakenen
  • Casey Beaudry
  • Ben Raiche


View Slideshow of Marquette, Michigan International Food Festival and Texaco Country Showdown of July 4th




Independence Day Parade – Marquette, MI – 2011

July 8, 2011

Marquette – Residents and visitors lined both sides Washington Street. The parade started from McClellan Avenue and ended at 3rd Street and Baraga Avenue in downtown Marquette.

Marquette 4th of July Parade - July 4, 2011

Marquette 4th Parade 2011

Spectators filled every opening, as well as Harlow Park, along the parade route to view the Parade of U.S. armed services, public safety and fire department vehicles, as well as a number of schools, bands, theater troupes, and others tossing candy to children, a typical U.P. community celebration.

Photo Album


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Festival of Treasures Ishpeming and Texaco Country Showdown – 07/01/2011

July 2, 2011

Ishpeming, MI – Photos from Ishpeming’s Festival of Treasures along with the Texaco Country Showdown, won by Haylie Richer of Marquette. This was the first Showdown event of the year. Head on over to for entry information for more upcoming Showdown events!

Festival of Treasures, Ishpeming with Texaco Country Showdown winner Haylie Richer

Showdown winner Haylie Richer with Walt Lindala

Walt Lindala of Great Lakes Radio, Inc. hosted the music contest that took place at the festival on July 1st, 2011.

Stage at Festival of Treasures, Ishpeming
Festival of Treasures in Upper Peninsula, Michigan
Texaco Country Showdown Ishpeming Contestants

The 2011 Trenary Outhouse Classic

February 26, 2011

It was a great time at the 2011 Trenary Outhouse Classic! Lots of people turned out and the race certainly delivered!

The winners for the adult categories are as follows:

Stinkers (Age: 21-35):  1st) The Skandia Boys | 2nd) Yooper Energy Drink | 3rd) The Troll Hole Turd-Cutter

Da Dab Its (36-49): 1st) Wallace Pub | 2nd) Handyman Paul | 3rd) It Fell Off the Truck

Old Farts (50+): 1st) Crappy Old Ice Agers | 2nd) Frankfart Toilet Tanker | 3rd) The Big House

Here are the photos taken at the 2011 Trenary Outhouse Classic!

Photos Credit – Chelsea DeCoe