Bishop John Doerfler Supports Houle Sainthood Cause

June 13, 2019

Marquette, MI – Bishop John Doerfler’s statement on support of Houle sainthood cause:

It is an occasion of great joy in the Diocese of Marquette to receive the (unanimous) support of the U.S. bishops in the canonical consultation on the cause for canonization of Irving C. “Francis” Houle.

This is an early step in the cause for sainthood of a man who is an example of holiness for the ordinary guy.

Houle’s wife described him to me as “a wonderful husband and father.” He was “the guy next door” and a holy man in the words of his pastor.

An athlete, veteran, husband and father, 4th degree Knight of Columbus, and diligent worker in retail and manufacturing, Houle illustrates living a life of faith and holiness from family to the workplace.

In addition, Houle’s humility and self-sacrifice for his family, and the healing of others through his ministry of prayer are noteworthy. The extraordinary gifts of healing and the stigmata are further illustrations of how God chooses the lowly and humble as his instruments.

Marquette City Band Presents “From Far Away Lands” Concert June 13th

June 13, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Marquette City Band presents “From Far Away Lands” on Thursday, June 13th from 7:30 pm-8:30 pm at the Presque Isle Band Shell. All members of the public are invited to come to our first concert of summer 2019!

We are looking forward to another summer of inspiring music at the beautiful Presque Isle Band Shell. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be at Messiah Lutheran Church. Free concert, donations are suggested. For last minute updates on concert location and for more information, or to contact the city band, go to or Like the Marquette City Band on Facebook.

Marquette Music Scene Hall of Fame Nominations Open

June 13, 2019

Marquette, MI – Marquette Music Scene is pleased to announce open nominations for the 2019 Induction Class to the Marquette Music Scene Hall of Fame.

Anyone may submit a nomination. Nominees must be either born, raised or founded (in the case of entities) in Marquette County, resided in Marquette County for a significant portion of their career, or made a significant mark on Marquette County during their career. They may represent any music genre and be associated with any music related vocation from any era in Marquette County’s history. A nominee can be an individual, group, large ensemble, institution, event or venue.

Nominees will be considered and voted on by the Marquette Music Scene Hall of Fame Selection Committee which is apprised of local music professionals, historians, educators, and previous inductees. A total of 12 individuals/groups/institutions, one venue, one music store, and one current venue owner/operator (Music Mafia), will be inducted. The MMS “Rising Star” will also be awarded to a group formed in the last 5 years that is making their mark on the current Marquette Music Scene.

This year’s open nomination period will run through Labor Day/Marquette Area Bluesfest. The preferred nomination method is online at, physical nominations forms can be picked up and returned to the MMS Office/Cindy Engle on the lower level of the Masonic Square Mall.

“It’s been a couple years since the founding of the Hall and we’re really looking to get the community more involved in the process. We’re only a few, and though our knowledge of Marquette County music history is vast, it’s far from complete. We’re really hoping with this years nomination process we end up feeling a bit overwhelmed with the number of nominations.” says board member Andrew “Bear” Tyler.
The 2019 Marquette Music Scene Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 30th, at the Upper Peninsula Masonic Center’s Red Room in Marquette.

The Marquette Music Scene Hall of Fame was founded in 2017 to celebrate the unique and prolific music history of Marquette County. Past inductees include musicians, behind the scenes crew, promoters, managers and more including Chuch Magee (The Rolling Stones), Da Yoopers, Les Ross Sr, Bill Etten, Snuffy’s Saloon and more.

Marquette Music Scene is currently pursuing non-profit status with the dream of someday having a full museum to commemorate and celebrate Marquette’s amazing, historic and continuing music legacy.

Media & Sponsorship inquiries please contact Bear at (906) 458-4323/ or Cindy Engle at (906) 869-1395/

Sharing Nature with Children Event June 14th

June 13, 2019

Marquette, MI – Sharing Nature with Children will be held at Lakenenland on Friday, June 14th from 6:30-8:30 pm. This is a FREE outdoor family event. Learn new ways to enjoy the outdoors with your family and get to know other local families. S’mores and campfire provided.

Fort Wilkins 1870: A Living History Experience Starts June 14th

June 13, 2019

Copper Harbor, MI – Fort Wilkins Historic State Park presents Fort Wilkins 1870: A Living History Experience beginning Friday, June 14th from 10 am to 4 pm.

Visitors can enjoy an immersive experience as they step back in time to 1870 and learn about the history of Fort Wilkins from historical characters in full costume. This is not a one-time event! There will be multiple chances throughout the summer to enjoy this presentation. Check out the website for more information.