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.… Read the rest

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


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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.… Read the rest

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.… Read the rest

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.… Read the rest

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.… Read the rest

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