Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – A Night of Fighting Astrocytoma Spaghetti Fundraiser – Mar. 25

March 22, 2017

Marquette – A Night of Fighting Astrocytoma, a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Taylor Havican, will be held on Saturday, March 25 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Marquette Armory.

There will be 50/50 and basket raffles. All proceeds from the event will go to Taylor and her family for medical and travel expenses, as Taylor fights astrocytoma, a cancerous brain tumor. Taylor will receive treatment in Milwaukee every month for the next two years.

For more information, call Courtney Swartz at 251-8061 or Melissa Picotte at 869-6630. Donations for the raffles can be dropped off at Trophy Central, 5087 US41 South. Monetary donations can be sent directly to U.P. Catholic Credit Union, 1001 W. Baraga in Marquette. … Read the rest

Calendar – Groups – Cub Scout Pack 333 of Gwinn Pinewood Derby Race – Mar. 25

March 22, 2017

Gwinn – A Pinewood Derby Race, hosted by Cub Scout Pack 333 of Gwinn, will be held on Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Anthony’s Church in Gwinn.

Come watch the Boys from Cub Scout Pack 333 race their hand made cars viaing for a spot to go to the District races in Maquette! Also invited are the local Daisy, Brownie and Girl scout troop. Boy Scouts from Troop 333 will be hosting a hot dog luncheon with all proceeds to help the kids get to camp.

For more information, call Marlene Deatrick at 202-3270.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – U.P. Local Section of the American Chemical Society Student Research Symposium – Mar. 25

March 22, 2017

Marquette – The Upper Peninsula Local Section of the American Chemical Society will host the 2017 Student Research Symposium on Saturday, March 25 beginning at 9 a.m. in the New Science Facility Atrium at Northern Michigan University.

The purpose of the event is to provide a venue for students to present their research in chemistry, chemical engineering and related fields. This symposium is an excellent opportunity for students, faculty and the community at large to learn about the interesting research being conducted in the UP.

All are welcome and there is no charge to attend! Please RSVP at:

For more information, check out the Society’s Facebook page at… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers Texas Hold’em Tournament in Caspian – Mar. 25

March 22, 2017

Caspian – The Caspian Gaastra Fire Department will host a Texas Hold’em Tournament Saturday, March 25 at beginning with registration at 5 p.m. at the Fire Hall in Caspian. Tournament play begins at 6 p.m.

There will be a $20 entry fee, and chip bonus for early sign up. Prize money will be based on entry.
To sign up, contact Matt at 284-0036 or email CGFD at or… Read the rest

Calendar – Groups – Marquette County Horse Club Annual Tack Sale – Mar. 25

March 22, 2017

Negaunee – The Marquette County Horse Club will host a Tack Sale on Saturday, March 25 at the Negaunee Township Hall on M-35 in Negaunee Township.

Check in time will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and the sale will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $1 at the door. 10% commission will be collected on items sold, with proceeds going to the Horse Club. There will also be a bake sale.

For more information, go to… Read the rest

‘Your Health’ Talk Promotes Immunizations – 3/23/17

March 22, 2017

Marquette, MIMarch 22, 2017 – Vaccines are among the most effective ways to prevent serious disease at any age, but a number of misperceptions about immunizations have sparked a national debate. The next Your Health presentation at Northern Michigan University will address this issue. Dr. B. Keith English, chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, will present “Millions of Lives Saved: The Incredible Impact of Immunizations.” His talk begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free.

English achieved national acclaim for leading the Memphis community response for the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic while at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. His awards include “Pediatrician of the Year” from the Tennessee chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Your Health is a collaborative community event sponsored by NMU, UP Health System-Marquette and MSU College of Human Medicine.… Read the rest

Archives Talk Explores Michigan’s KKK Past – 3/23/17

March 22, 2017

Marquette, MIMarch 22, 2017 – The Central U.P. and Northern Michigan University Archives will host a free presentation titled “The Skeletons in our Closet: The KKK in Michigan.” The event will bring together an archivist and librarian who have dealt with criticism over records relating to the Ku Klux Klan’s presence in the state. It will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in Mead Auditorium in NMU’s West Science Building.

Archives and libraries sometimes face opposition from those who would like to forget painful or controversial portions of the nation’s history and those who believe that to preserve such records is to condone their contents. Frank Boles, director of the Clarke Historical Library, will discuss the controversy that resulted when his library acquired a collection of local KKK records. Jessica Holman, director of the Negaunee Public Library, will discuss a photo of the KKK on display in her library.… Read the rest