Marquette Breakfast Rotary Awards $25,000 to Local Youth Organizations

April 6, 2018

Marquette, Mi.April 6, 2018— Marquette Breakfast Rotary announced today that they are awarding $25,000 in grants to local youth organizations in Marquette County. A total of 28 organizations were awarded grants this year ranging from $350 to $2,000 for their specific program or project.

Marquette Breakfast Rotary’s grant cycle is made possible through proceeds generated by their annual Fishboil fundraiser, held each year in June. This year’s Fishboil will be held on June 16, 2018. Through sponsorships, ticket sales, and a live and silent auction, the club is able to raise substantial funds to be able to support a yearly grant cycle.

“Marquette Breakfast Rotary has a strong youth focus; it’s our mission and our philosophy to continue to support organizations that enhance and benefit youth in our community and internationally,” said Katie Koch, president of Marquette Breakfast Rotary. “It’s amazing to see the many organizations that have great projects out there, and we’re so happy to be able to support them.”

2018 Grant Recipients Include:

  • Marquette Senior High School We the People
  • AAUW American Association for University Women STEM Program
  • Marquette-Alger Young Authors
  • Superior String Alliance
  • STAR Children’s Bereavement Services
  • Girls on the Run Upper Peninsula
  • Peter White Public Library Family Reading Time
  • Upper Peninsula Luge Club
  • Bay Lakes Council Boy Scouts of America
  • Marquette Alger Resolution Service
  • Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum
  • Just Believe #1
  • Lake Superior Theatre
  • YMCA of Marquette County
  • 8-18 Media
  • Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter
  • Cat Packs
  • Silver Creek Church
  • Women’s Center
  • North Star Academy Robogators
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Marquette Little League
  • Start the Cycle Bike Team
  • Lake Superior Village & Family Center
  • Marquette Senior High School Functional Skills Program
  • Camp New Day Upper Peninsula
  • Gwinn Middle School
  • Moosewood Nature Center

Since the Fishboil began in 1992, over $350,000 has been donated back to the community by Marquette Breakfast Rotary.

“We’re thrilled to be able to support so many great organizations through our annual grant cycle,” said Koch. “As we continue to build upon our fundraising efforts, we will explore additional grant cycles and opportunities for matching grants through our Rotary district.”

Additional information regarding Marquette Breakfast Rotary can be found on the club’s website at

Confidential Support Group for Coping with Mental Illness – April 9

April 6, 2018

Marquette, Mich.04/09/2018– A support group for individuals coping with mental illness and friends/families living with an individual with mental illness will gather Monday, April 9th in the Baraga Place Conference Room in Marquette at 7:00 p.m.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness- Alger/Marquette offers these confidential support groups and educational meetings to anyone who is in need. In case of bad weather, if NMU cancels evening classes, the NAMI meeting will also be canceled.

For more information, call (906)360-7107, or visit



Creative Kitchen at the Children’s Museum- April 9

April 6, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum will have a Creative Kitchen this Monday, April 9, from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Creative Kitchen is a developmentally appropriate hands-on activity for toddlers and their caregivers, featuring crafts and learning centered in the kitchen!

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Metallic Minerals Lease Request

April 6, 2018

Marquette, Mich.04/06/2018– Metallic Minerals Lease Request UPX Minerals Inc., of Wakefield, Michigan, has requested direct metallic mineral leases from the State of Michigan covering Department of Natural Resources (DNR) metallic mineral rights located within T46N-R31W, Iron County; and T48N-R26W, T48N-R27W, T48N-R29W, T48N-R30W, T49N-R26W, and T49N-R28W, Marquette County; containing a total of 3,964.78 acres, more or less.

A list of the parcels requested to lease with the recommended lease classifications and corresponding maps is available online under metallic minerals Direct Lease Requests.

Written comments by interested parties, relative to the request to lease the specified mineral rights, may be submitted by May 11, 2018, to DNR, Office of Minerals Management, P.O. Box 30452, Lansing MI 48909, or

Please see our website to learn more about State of Michigan metallic minerals leasing.

Progressive Folk Music Group, Le Vent du Nord, to Perform at NMU, April 7

April 6, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– Le Vent Du Nord, a progressive folk music group from Quebec, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in Kaufman Auditorium. The concert is part of Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center Concert Series.

Le Vent Du Nord plays songs from the traditional folk repertoire as well as original compositions. The group’s instrumentation features accordion, guitar, fiddle and a traditional European stringed instrument called the hurdy-gurdy.

Since the band was founded in 2002, it has performed more than 1,600 concerts. Le Vent Du Nord has received a variety of awards, including “Artist of the Year” at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala and two Junos, the awards presented by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Le Vent Du Nord was a featured performer of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Concert Series in 2008 and also headlined the Hiawatha Traditional Folk Festival in 2011.

Tickets purchased in advance at NMU outlets or online are $18 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets will also be available at the door for $20 for adults and $12 for students.

Le Vent du Nord.

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NMU Percussion Ensemble Performs, April 7th

April 6, 2018

“From Junkyard to Jazz, the Wide World of Percussion”


Marquette, Mich.– The Northern Michigan University Music Department will host a free concert featuring the NMU Percussion Ensemble at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in Reynolds Recital Hall.

The concert, titled “From Junkyard to Jazz, the Wide World of Percussion,” will include music ranging from traditional Western genres to the music of Latin America and African countries. The ensemble will perform selections on standard percussion instruments such as drums, xylophones, and timpani as well as “found” instruments including five-gallon buckets and brake drums. The group is directed by Professor James Strain.

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Computer and Network Tech Trainee Opening

April 6, 2018

Great Lakes Radio, Inc.
3060 U.S. 41 West
Marquette, MI 49855
906-228-8128 Fax

Position – Computer and Network Tech

Number of Positions Available: 1 Part-Time, Summer Full-Time’ish, sometimes full-time’ish position with opportunities to work in other departments to become full time.


Type of Position: 15-25hours/wk with more hours when also working in Multimedia, Web, and Writing Positions.

Position Description: Great Lakes Radio, Inc. (GLR) is seeking an entry-level professional computer and network technician that applies standards, follows up and reports quickly on assignments and the status and progress of repairs and projects. This position must be done in house, there are no remote work opportunities. We will provide paid training for anyone willing to learn.

The Successful Candidate: Ideal candidate is a freshman or sophomore in college who can train full time’ish in the summer and return to 15-25 hours during the semester and working full time’ish in the summer.

The successful candidate will already be able to or be able to learn quickly to maintain Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista, Windows Small Business Server 2008, Various Linux Operating Systems and Windows 7. They will be prepared to learn and master installation, setups, and troubleshooting of a several generations of radio industry software and tools from production tools like Adobe Audition to various Radio Production, Scheduling, Trafficking, RDS, and streaming servers and tools.

The successful candidate will have the ability to successfully complete preventive, on-going, and disaster recovery, backup, documentation and reports. This job requires strong system, data protection, recovery skills and a some understanding of networking infrastructure, with expectation will learn more about each system.

Candidate must be able to or quickly be able to learn to configure, maintain, update, upgrade, repair and recover from disasters related to desktops, laptops, servers, tablets, mobile devices,  networks and networking tools. Ability to or quickly learn to setup, configure, secure, backup, recover, restore, and maintain FTP, Web (Intranet Servers IIS and Apache), Vendor-specific server-client software/tools, databases (MS SQL and MySql), and maintain email server, streaming server, and audio archive server will be required.  A variety of cloud-based systems will also part of the I.T. infrastructure layout.

Ability to perform successful system scripting, shell scripting, as well as configuring Linksys, Cisco and other brand routers, will be important, as will understanding most Internet protocols. Ability to properly configure a secure wireless network required. Ability to effectively setup, maintain, and evaluate firewalls and proxy servers. Intrusion detection duties are included.

Example Computer Tech Responsibilities:

The Computer Technician is responsible for providing desktop hardware, software support and quality service to user community. Duties include installation and maintenance of computers, drivers, upgrades, software and system updates, networking, and peripheral equipment as well as associated operational documentation. The Computer Technician is responsible for performing these duties in accordance with policies and procedures and as management dictates, with a strong bias to apply industry standards with careful attention to protection of systems from infection, infiltration, hacking, and data loss and/or data misappropriation.

The performance of routine technical and associated physical tasks may be required; packaging and un-packaging, supplies and equipment inventory maintenance, and preparing new equipment, assembly of computer systems and peripherals, back-up/restore of user data, installing standard software, and initiating/troubleshooting network connections are a few examples.

Computer/Network Technician will eventually be responsible for the installation, maintenance, securing, monitoring and repairs to all new and existing equipment such as critical servers, network infrastructure, workstations, printers and monitors.  Command line scripting and batch scripts as well as scheduling scripts regular part of job.

Example of Additional Networking Responsibilities:

* Proactive monitoring of the health and status of the production network, servers and applications using the appropriate monitoring tools

* Provide first tier support and be a point of escalation as it relates to monitoring services

* Create, review, log troubleshooting notes and close network trouble tickets. Maintain outage notifications logs and follow documented escalation procedures where appropriate. Work closely with ISP to maintain Internet connection(s).

* Assist networked employees in the troubleshooting and resolution of issues

* Identify how the monitoring tools can be leveraged for system performance enhancement and report showing environment trending

* Work closely with key vendors and escalate problems to them as necessary, while providing alternative workarounds to keep work flow and operations active.

* Maintain documentation of processes, procedures, troubleshooting guides and change management logs.

Additional Computer Tech Responsibilities:

* Performs troubleshooting and repairs on computers and peripheral systems or equipment according to current or developing desktop standard configuration guidelines and documented procedures

* Performs daily review of open work orders to prioritize tasking. Documents resolution and closes completed work orders

* Drive Images, Drive Clones, tests, and installs desktop/laptop computers for all employees, systems, and computers; this includes installing and configuring office software (MS Office and/or Open Office and/or LibreOffice), email clients (MS Outlook, Thunderbird), Operating Systems, encryption tools and configuring and securing wireless access as needed

* Provides desktop technical assistance to System Administration and Network Operations teams as needed or contracted.

* Performs and documents preventive maintenance of computer equipment as required. Similarly, performs and documents all updates, upgrades, and configurations of anti-virus, Operating Systems, anti-spyware, anti-malware, client and server Firewalls, Networking and client passwords, servers, and Network Attached Storage Devices.

* Facilitates vendor warranty return processing, tests and evaluates items returned from repair

* Participates in life-cycle replacement tasking and other technical improvement projects

* Manages disposal process for all computer equipment and end of life-cycle, this includes performing DoD or better wipe on all hard drives and preparing required documentation

* Responsible for maintaining physical inventories, supplies, tools and ensuring accuracy as directed

* Creation of technical and procedural documentation. Performs monthly/annual/seasonal review of documentation.

* Alerts management to potential threats, abuses, and dangers to systems, equipment, data, or practices.

* Good maintenance of passwords as per policy.

* Maintenance of all equipment serial numbers, software licenses, user keys, and configuration backups matching hardware and licensed machine(s).

* Provide, sometimes, remote technical support on many different softwares in a Windows environment

Basic Requirements:

* You should be prepared to become an excellent hardware repair tech and to develop strong troubleshooting skills.

* You should be prepared to learn to have a good understanding of DNS, Active Directory, and DHCP.

* You should be prepared to learn to provide Router support, VPN support, Terminal Services Support, Remote Access and Maintenance Support, Proxy Server Support, Firewall Support, Intrusion Detection Support

* You should be prepared to learn to install MS Windows Servers, Re-Install Servers, Install Windows and Linux Operating Systems and Configure Drivers, Settings, and Security.

* You should be prepared to learn to become experienced with system imaging, data backup, system restoration, server restoration, server backups.

* You should be prepared to learn to install, configure, and maintain print and fax servers.

* Windows XP, Windows 7, and Linux desktop support required, including but not limited to system optimization

* Capable of good communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

Teamwork Requirements:

* Problem Solver

* Wanting to train quickly to be a professional technician

* Ability to communicate and work with staff, vendors, management, and third-party technical support. Self-motivated, self-guiding, self-critical.

* Start by training and working more hours while training and then move to regular 10-20 hours a week in computer, network and server maintenance

* Knowledge of radio equipment, studio setup, sound equipment, and various ways that such equipment is put together with softwaremust be quickly learned.

* Successful candidate takes pride making things work according to good standards.

* Shows initiative, but has ability to express/write up ideas to present for approval before applying ideas.

* Ability to work weekends, evenings to minimize operational downtime.

* Self-improving, growing and always learning to improve skills and improve results.

* Takes pride in the job.

* Works well with others. Can communicate to non-technical people, explain upgrades, write clearly, and train others on basic use of computer and network tools.

General Networking:

* Previous NOC experience in a small to medium operation preferred

* Good Understanding of standard IP networking, and troubleshooting preferred

* Good Understanding of Microsoft servers and OS’s, including, SQL, IIS, Windows 2003, XP preferred

* Good Understanding of email servers, ftp servers, and http servers, both Windows and Linux-based preferred

* Some familiarity with Linux or Unix based systems and networks very helpful

* Storage technologies, NAS, Automated backups, server knowledge preferred.

* Excellent understanding of Cisco, switches, hubs, wireless and wired security, proxies, and firewalls

* Knowledge and experience with Active Directory, Windows Networking, Internet Domain Management helpful as well.

* Ability to work day, evening, or night shifts and holidays as required

* Flexible with the ability to handle stressful situations

* Understanding of most Microsoft Office Products helfpul, but Open Source Alternatives Required

Additional Tasks & Requirements:

Set up user accounts, groups, and network shares. Willing and able to follow directions and request assistance as required. Excellent written and oral communications skills. Must be able to multi-task. Personal commitment to excellence. Must have good understanding of how WAMP or LAMP web operations run. Basic skills with some scripting language helpful, but such skills will eventually become required. . Ability to grow to expand tasks, responsibilities, and improve results as requested by management.

The successful candidate assesses the situation and gets it resolved. No excuses.

The successful candidate loves their job, and it shows!

Great Lakes Radio, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position is closed

Nyberg to Direct Corporate Engagement for NMU

April 6, 2018

Marquette, Mich.4/6/2018– David Nyberg will begin his new role as director of corporate engagement at Northern Michigan University on Monday, April 16. He previously served as deputy legal counsel and tribal governments liaison to Gov. Rick Snyder, and director of the governor’s northern Michigan office based in Marquette. Nyberg will serve as NMU’s primary liaison to corporations and foundations. He will help to generate resources for academic programs, secure scholarship support, develop new grant opportunities and support NMU’s community engagement efforts.

“Northern Michigan University has positioned itself at the forefront of academic and economic transformation,” Nyberg said. “It is broadening access to academic and career achievement, curating our regional culture and enriching the human capital necessary to win in the 21st century. I share the vision of greatness that NMU holds for its students and the future of our Upper Peninsula. I’m honored to join its incredible team in serving students, faculty, alumni, and our entire region and state.”

Nyberg will report to both Brad Canale, CEO of the NMU Foundation, and Steve VandenAvond, vice president of Extended Learning and Community Engagement.

“We are very pleased to have recruited Dave to join Northern and lead this new initiative,” Canale said. “He brings a wealth of experience and contacts that will enable a fast start toward achieving our objectives.”

Nyberg earned his bachelor’s degree at Michigan State University and his Juris doctor at MSU College of Law. He followed law school with several professional experiences in the state’s capital, including legislative affairs manager for Michigan United Conservation Clubs and legislative assistant to the Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives.

The Gladstone native returned to the Upper Peninsula in 2011 and joined the governor’s team soon afterward. Nyberg served as Snyder’s primary ambassador to the region and collaborated with business, education and community leaders to achieve the administration’s strategic priorities. In 2014, he added deputy legal counsel to his duties, overseeing state-tribal affairs, gaming, and natural resources matters.

Nyberg is a fellow of the Michigan Political Leadership Program at MSU’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research. He serves on the board of directors for Invest UP, a privately supported regional economic growth engine for the Upper Peninsula. Nyberg is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Marquette County Bar Association, Economic Club of Marquette County, Noquemanon Skijor Club, Noquemanon Trail Network, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Escanaba River Association, Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited and 40 Below MQT.

David Nyberg

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