Trout Unlimited Meeting February 6th

February 3, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly board meeting Wednesday, Februry 6th at 6:30 PM at Barrel + Beam, 260 Northwoods Road, Marquette. All who are interested in conservation and cold water fisheries are welcome.

NMU Theater Medieval Dinner February 22-23

February 3, 2019

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre and the First Nighters Club will present the Medieval Dinner Theatre. This immersive and interactive event will transport patrons back to the 14th century. It is scheduled for 7:30 pm on Friday, February 22, and Saturday, February 23, at the Masonic Building in Marquette.

“Dinner theatres are huge within the community and entertainment world so we wanted to try one here at NMU and give our students the experience of working on one,” FRT director Bill Digneit says.

U.P.-based performance artist Jamie Weeder wrote the script for the show, a play titled “The Maniac King,” and directs the production as well. Cast members say it has been enjoyable experience, most notably for its improvisational sections and extensive character development.

There’s a lot of improv incorporated into the show and I really enjoy doing that,” sophomore theatre major Jacob Laitinen says. “It’s not something you get to do a lot in regular theatre.”

Freshman biology major Madeline McDonald says, “It’s been a really fun and interesting experience. I’ve never done character development like this before. Jamie really makes us get inside the head of our character and work to really figure out why our character says this or does that.”

There will also be live music and dancing throughout dinner provided by Joel and the Good Boys, the Borealis dancers, and a madrigal choir directed by Erin Colwitz of the NMU Music Department.

Tickets are on sale now at NMU EZ ticket outlets and are $50 for the general public and $25 for students. Doors and cash bar will open at 6 p.m., with a buffet-style dinner beginning at 6:30.

For more information, contact Bill Digneit at 227-2044 or

NMU Ranks 6th Among Military Friendly Schools

February 3, 2019

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University ranks 6th among small public schools nationwide that have been designated 2019-20 Military Friendly Schools by Victory Media. It is NMU’s second consecutive Top-10 ranking in the category. The Military Friendly Schools designation honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that provide benefits for military and veteran students.

In order to be ranked, educational institutions complete an extensive survey covering 10 indicators of success, which include support for student veterans on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies.

Mike Rutledge, a U.S. Army retiree, works as a full-time veteran’s resource representative to help individuals on the NMU campus and in the community take advantage of all benefits available to them by virtue of their military service. Rutledge serves as the coordinator for NMU Student Veterans Services and is the staff adviser for the Student Veterans Association.

For more information on NMU’s veteran services and benefits, visit For background on the Military Friendly rankings, visit

Jesse McCartney at NMU

February 3, 2019

Marquette, MI – Singer-songwriter Jesse McCartney will perform at Northern Michigan University’s Berry Events Center at 7 pm on Friday, March 29. Tickets will go on sale at 9 am Monday, February 4 at NMU EZ ticket outlets and online. Prices are $20 seated and $25 floor for NMU students, and $30 seated and $35 floor for the general public.

McCartney began his music career in 1999 as the youngest member of boy band Dream Street. They released one album to gold sales in the United States before disbanding. In 2004, he launched his solo career with the debut single “Beautiful Soul,” which became a worldwide hit. The album of the same name was a platinum seller in the U.S. and Australia. McCartney sported a harder rock sound on his second album, Right Where You Want Me, which achieved similar success. The lead single from his third album Departure, “Leavin’,” became his most successful U.S. hit, achieving platinum status. He has also become known for his songwriting, having co-penned the worldwide number one “Bleeding Love” for English singer Leona Lewis.

Northern Arts and Entertainment (NAE) organized the concert. Past NAE performers include Maddie & Tae, Phillip Phillips, 3OH!3, Wocka Flocka Flame and Third Eye Blind.

For more information, contact

Ishpeming City Special Council Meeting February 6th

February 3, 2019

Ishpeming, MI – The City of Ishpeming will hold a special City Council Meeting on Wednesday, February 6th at 5:30 pm. For more information, please see below.

Ishpeming City Council Meeting February 6th

February 3, 2019

Ishpeming, MI – The City of Ishpeming will hold their regular City Council Meeting on Wednesday, February 6th at 7:00 pm. For more information, please see below.

Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Tournament

February 3, 2019

St. Ignace, MI – The Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Tournament will be held February 14th – 17th on the frozen ice of Moran Bay, Lake Huron.

For more information and to register, visit the event website.

Michigan Ice Fest, Feb 13-17

February 3, 2019

Munising, MI – The Michigan Ice Fest will be held February 13th – 17th. Whether you are new to the sport of Ice Climbing or you’re a veteran climber, this event is jam-packed with something for everyone.

Visit the website for a schedule of events and to register for the festival.

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