City of Ishpeming Council Meeting April 3rd

April 3, 2019

Ishpeming, MI – The City of Ishpeming will hold a regular council meeting on Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00 pm. Please see the agenda below for details.

Arvon Township School Raises Over $700 With ‘Read for Raptors’ Program

April 3, 2019

Marquette, MI – For the eleven Arvon Township School students, March was reading month – and also raptor month.  Arvon Township School is a remote elementary school in Baraga County and the 11 students make up the entire student body.  They, with the support of their teachers, decided to have some fun and raise money with a “Read for Raptors” program for one of their favorite non-profits, the Chocolay Raptor Center.  Each student recruited donors from family and friends who pledged to donate a certain amount for each page read or each minute spent reading.  The students kept track of their reading, and inspired by their goals of raising money to feed the birds raised over $700 in pledges.  After collecting from the donors, the students and their teachers went on a field trip to the Chocolay Raptor Center.  There they met with and interacted with all four ambassador birds: Merl the merlin, Rey the kestrel, Phoenix the peregrine falcon, and Erik the red-tailed hawk.  After the hour-long program, each student presented their envelope with the donations to the birds.

The Chocolay Raptor Center, and its ambassador birds, is very grateful to these hard-working and good-reading students for supporting our work.  The students not only honed their reading skills, but also learned how to interact with and support one of their favorite causes.  They visited the Raptor Center several years ago and this year decided to do more.  For more information, contact:

Jerry Maynard, Chocolay Raptor Center, (906) 249-3598

Lori Johnson, Arvon Township School  (906) 524-7336

Preschool Screening in Negaunee April 4th & 5th

April 3, 2019

Negaunee, MI – Free Preschool Screening for Negaunee area children who will be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1, 2019. The screening will take place at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Negaunee on Thursday April 4, 2019 and Friday April 5, 2019.

To Schedule an appointment please call CAAM ( Community Action Marquette Alger) at 906-228-6522 or 1-800-562-9762 as they are working with us and taking appointments for Negaunee Public Schools.

If you have any questions please call Kellie Boase or Lisa Jacobetti at (906) 475-7842.

Teen Advisory Board at PWPL

April 3, 2019

Marquette, MI – Teen Advisory Board will meet on Wednesday, April 10th from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm in the Peter White Public Library Great Room. All students in grades 9 to 12 are welcome. Paint moon rocks for a summer scavenger hunt. Tell us what you’d like to see at your library, meet new people, plan teen events, and get volunteer experience. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call 226-4321, 226-4323, or visit www.pwpl.info. Look for Peter White Public Library Teen Services on Facebook.

‘Digital Apocalypse’ Debate at NMU Archives April 4th

April 3, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Northern Michigan University Archives presents its second Evening at the Archives event of the semester, titled “The Digital Apocalypse”. University Archivist Marcus Robyns and Beaumier Heritage Center Director Daniel Truckey will go head to head in a debate moderated by Dean Leslie Warren on the preservation of cultural heritage in the digital age.

The event will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, April 4th in Harden Hall 126. It will also be live-streamed on the NMU Archives’ official Facebook page. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.