State Income Tax Returns Due in Less Than a Month

March 21, 2018

E-Filing is the Quickest Option for Receiving Refunds


MARQUETTE, Mich. – Michigan taxpayers are reminded that state income tax returns are due in less than a month, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury).

By 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, state income tax returns must be submitted by e-filing or postmarked through the U.S. Postal Service. Taxpayers are encouraged to e-file for greater return accuracy, enabling Treasury to process refunds faster.

“Please do not wait to file your state income tax return,” said Deputy State Treasurer Glenn White, head of Treasury’s Tax Administration Group. “Taxpayers who rush to file their returns are at a higher risk for making errors and delaying refunds.”

Choosing electronic filing and direct deposit is convenient, safe and secure. Last year, more than 4.1 million Michigan taxpayers e-filed, which is nearly 83 percent of state income tax filers.

Limited quantities of printed tax forms have been distributed to public libraries, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services county offices, Treasury field offices and northern Michigan post offices.

For the convenience of taxpayers, both federal and state tax returns are due on Tuesday, April 17.

To learn more about Michigan’s individual income tax or to download forms, go to For more information about e-filing, go to

Clothing Swap March 22

March 21, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– Thursday, March 22 there will be a Clothing Swap located at NMU on the First Floor of Jamrich Hall in the Middle Lobby, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

in NMU’s First Floor’s Middle Lobby of Jamrich Hall, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

In an effort to reduce clothing waste, students, staff, faculty and community members will be able to drop off clothes that they are no longer using. Anyone will be able to trade and take home clothes.

NMU Costume Design and the Career Closet will bring a few clothing racks and starting stock. At the end of the day, professional clothing donations will go to the Career Closet and warm clothing will be given to Disability Services. Remaining clothing will be donated.

SAYT Superior Arts Youth Theater will be Holding Auditions for High School Musical, Jr.

March 21, 2018

Are You Interested in Participating in Our Production of High School Musical, Jr. This Summer?

Fill out the following survey to help us determine the best time of day to hold the rehearsal.

Take the SURVEY!

Rehearsals – June & July 2018
Rehearsal Location – The Marquette Hope Connection Center & Lake Superior Theatre (The Boathouse)

Performances –
Cast One: July 31st – August 4th
Cast Two: August 7th – August 11th Rehearsals prior to tech week will take place on weekdays and typically last up to two hours.

Thanks! Thank you for taking the time to answer our survey. We appreciate your input!

Hope to see you this summer!

Brandeis Professor Addresses HIV Vaccines at NMU March 22-23

March 21, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– Brandeis University Professor Isaac Krauss will present two distinct lectures on designing carbohydrate HIV vaccines at Northern Michigan University. The lectures are free and open to the public.

The first lecture, titled “Designing Carbohydrate HIV Vaccines Using Molecular Evolution,” will be offered at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in 2904 West Science.

“Combining Organic Synthesis and Directed Evolution to Design Carbohydrate HIV Vaccines” will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, in 2906 West Science. Following his Friday lecture, Krauss will provide students with information on graduate school programs.

The events are presented as a part of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Distinguished Lecture Series. Krauss joined the faculty at Brandeis University in 2008 and initiated research programs in synthetic organic chemistry and the use of directed evolution as a tool to design carbohydrate vaccines.

SAW & the LSCP Announces Additional Flight to Chicago from Sawyer International Airport

March 21, 2018


MARQUETTE, MICH. – Sawyer International Airport, County of Marquette, and the LSCP announce an additional flight to Chicago from Sawyer International Airport (SAW), effective May 2018. The May schedule will begin with American Airlines adding a Saturday only service for the month of May and June 2nd , arriving in Marquette at 10:30 a.m. EST. The aircraft will depart Marquette at 11:05 a.m. EST. We are anticipating a daily additional flight to Chicago beginning in June.

SAW will continue its current morning flight to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) on American Airlines, as well as the non-stop flights to Detroit (DTW) and Minneapolis – St. Paul (MSP) through SkyWest Airlines (operating as Delta Air).

MAY 2018 Departures:

  • SAW-MSP 7:36 a.m. (Delta) Daily
  • SAW-ORD 8:47 a.m. (American) Daily
  • SAW-DTW 10:17 a.m. (Delta) Daily
  • SAW-ORD 11:05 a.m. (American) Saturday
  • SAW-DTW 5:43 p.m. (Delta) S – F

MAY 2018 Arrivals:

  • DTW-SAW 9:52 a.m. (Delta) Daily
  • ORD-SAW 10:30 a.m. (American) Saturday
  • DTW-SAW 5:17 p.m. (Delta) S – F
  • ORD-SAW 8:32 p.m. (American) Daily
  • MSP-SAW 10:41 p.m. (Delta) Daily

“We are excited about this second flight to Chicago from American Airlines as it will offer our passengers and community additional options in travel for business and pleasure.” said Jody Lindberg, Marketing and Development with Sawyer International Airport. “This will provide Sawyer International Airport with five flights on our schedule.”

Visit for more information on upcoming flight schedules and other available travel services.



Sen. Schmidt to host April coffee hours

March 21, 2018

MARQUETTE, Mich.State Sen. Wayne Schmidt will hold coffee hours with constituents throughout the 37th Senate District during the month of April.

The senator will be available to answer questions and provide information and assistance, as well as take suggestions on issues affecting communities and businesses in the district. No appointment is necessary.
For more information or to contact Schmidt, please visit or call 517-373-2413.

Schmidt’s April coffee hours are as follows:

Tuesday, April 3
Noon – 1 p.m.
Les Cheneaux Distillers
172 S. Meridian St.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Studebaker’s Restaurant and Lounge
3583 I-75 Business Spur
Sault Ste. Marie

5 – 6 p.m.
Timber Charlie’s
110 Newberry Ave.

Wednesday, April 4
8 – 9 a.m.
Grand Traverse Pie Co.
525 W. Front St.
Traverse City

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Torch Lake Café
4990 U.S. 31
Central Lake

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Charlevoix City Hall
210 State St.

Monday, April 9
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
The Side Door Saloon
1200 U.S. 31

4 – 5 p.m.
State Street Coffee Company
211 W. State St.

Calendar – Theater – Once Upon a Time Puppet Show “The Fisherman and His Wife” – Mar. 24

March 21, 2018

Marquette – The Once Upon a Time Puppet Show series will present “The Fisherman and His Wife” on Saturday, March 24 at 1 p.m and 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Veteran performers of the Vertigo Theatre Company bring their acting talents to the library puppet stage to present this well-loved story. The shows are appropriate for all ages, especially families with young children.

There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit or call 226-4318.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – VFW 3165 Auxiliary Spaghetti Fundraiser – Mar. 24

March 21, 2018

Negaunee – The VFW 3165 Auxiliary Spaghetti Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 24 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Negaunee VFW, 208 Gold Street in Negaunee.

The meal will include spaghetti with homemade meat sauce, garlic bread, tossed salad, ice cream and coffee. Tickets are $8. The event is open to the public.

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