Lake Superior State University Commencement April 27th

April 26, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie, MI – Lake Superior State University Commencement ceremonies will take place Saturday, April 27th at 11 am.

Former Negaunee Waste Water Treatment Plant For Sale

April 26, 2019

Negaunee, MI – Negaunee City Manager Nate Heffron is announcing the sale of the former Negaunee Waste Water Treatment Plant. The plant consists of 12-acre property with a combination of buildings and waste water digesters.

The council gave Heffron the authority to auction off the property back in February of 2019 at their regular meeting. An auction was held on April 25, 2019, at the Negaunee City hall, where one bidder attended. The minimum bid started at 30 thousand dollars, Mr. Pete O’Dovero was the successful bidder.

“We are glad to see this property transfer to private property, where it can get some use for someone else and return to the tax rolls”, Heffron stated. What will be done with the property is not known at this time, however the property is zoned for industrial use.
Questions concerning this release may be directed to the attention of the City Manager, Nate Heffron at (906) 475-7700 ext. 11.

MAPS Announces Teachers of the Year and Staff Member of the Year

April 26, 2019

Marquette, MI – Marquette Area Public Schools is pleased to announce that our “K-5 Teacher of the Year” is Ben Posey who teaches at Cherry Creek Elementary School, our “6-12 Teacher of the Year” is Scot Steward who teaches at Bothwell Middle School, and our “Support Staff Member of the Year” is Marjorie Jeevar, an Instructional Program Aide at Bothwell Middle School. These outstanding employees will be recognized at our June Board of Education Meeting and will be featured in next year’s school calendar.

We are very proud of the hard work and effort that has made these employees stand out as the best at what they do. Congratulations!

History of the Ojibwa Peoples Program April 27th

April 26, 2019

Ishpeming, MI – A program entitled “History of the Ojibwa Peoples” will be presented on Saturday, April 27 at 1 pm in the Leverton Community Room of the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library. Cousins Judy Conrad, Danny Garceau, and Jeff Carlson will be discussing their Ojibwa heritage with the aid of a number of artifacts from their collections. The public is invited to this free event; light refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Library.

NMU Olympic Training Site Hosts Team USA Pro Day Event April 27th

April 26, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site will host a combine-style event on April 27th in the Superior Dome. The event is one of six stops the Team USA Pro Days series is taking throughout the country and participation is free and is open to any 18 – 24-year-old.

The Team USA Pro Days series is a joint effort between USA Weightlifting, USA Rugby, USA Cheer, US Rowing, USA Bobsled/Skeleton and USA Triathlon in an effort to expand their talent pools.

“At USA Weightlifting, we are always working to expand our sport,” said Director of Grassroots Development Suzy Sanchez. “We’re excited to discover the depth and range of talent on our university campuses and introduce new athletes to our weightlifting community.”

While each Pro Day will be hosted on a university campus, participants are not required to be enrolled or a student athlete to participate. Athletes identified for their potential talent will be individually invited to train with sport specific coaches in their area.

“With our current focus on reaching prospective triathletes at the collegiate and post-collegiate levels, USA Triathlon looks forward to partnering with Team USA to identify new talent through combines across the country,” said Tim Yount, Chief Sport Development Officer at USA Triathlon. “We have seen success at the highest levels of our sport through talent transfer from swimming, running and other sports, so we know there are opportunities to find the next great triathlon talent through this system.”

To register for the event, please visit

Hermansville Hustle 5K April 27th

April 26, 2019

Hermansville, MI – The Hermansville Hustle 5K will take place Saturday, April 27th to honor the memory of Sheila Sanville. For more information about the event and how to register, visit the website.

SISU Shuffle 5K Run/Walk April 27th

April 26, 2019

Hancock, MI – The SISU Shuffle 5K Run/Walk will take place Saturday, April 27th at 10 am in Hancock. The event is hosted by the UP Health System and has no cost to participate. Please visit the website for more details.

Ben-Hur at the Ironwood Theatre April 27th

April 26, 2019

Ironwood, MI – The Ironwood Theatre presents “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” on Saturday, April 27th at 7:00 pm. The 1925 silent film will be accompanied by the musical expertise of organist Andrew Rogers. For more information, please visit the website.

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