Seney National Wildlife Refuge Morning Tours Start July 1st

June 30, 2019

Seney, MI – Seney National Wildlife Refuge Morning Tours will take place every Monday & Friday from July 1 – August 31 from 10 am – 12:30 pm.

Additional dates in the fall are:
Monday, Sept. 2
Friday, Sept. 13 & 27
Friday, Oct. 11

Join us for a guided tour of the refuge. We will be on the lookout for wildlife while sharing information on the history of the refuge and current management practices.

“No Letting Go” Screening at First Presbyterian Church June 30th

June 29, 2019

Marquette, MI – The First Presbyterian Church of Marquette will hold a free community screening of the film No Letting Go on Sunday, June 30th at 6:00 pm. The film chronicles a young boy’s struggle with mental illness and the effect it has on his family.

First Presbyterian Church presents this film in partnership with Pathways Eliminating Stigma Team (PEST) to work on removing the stigmas that surround those suffering from a mental illness. There will be a Q&A directly following the film.

9th Annual UP Northwoods Triathlon June 29th

June 28, 2019

Iron Mountain, MI – The 9th Annual UP Northwoods Triathlon will take place Saturday, June 29th. The event is brought to you by the Northern Lights YMCA and features a Olympic Distance Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon, and a Youth Triathlon.

Head on over to the website to register and learn more about the courses!

Tahquamenon Logging Museum Lumberjack Breakfast June 29th

June 28, 2019

Newberry, MI – The Tahquamenon Logging Museum will host their Lumberjack Breakfast on Saturday, June 29th from 7 am – noon. The breakfast is all you can eat pancakes, american fries, eggs, bacon, homemade sausage, and more! Adults are $8 and kids are $5 (under 5 yrs old free!). Visit the website for more information.

UP Football All-Star Game June 29th

June 28, 2019

Marquette, MI – The UP Football All-Star Game is Saturday, June 29th at 1:00 pm at the Superior Dome in Marquette.

UP high school football all-stars will battle it out for charity! A host of organizations will benefit from a little friendly competition sports fans won’t want to miss. Watch the game live and in person or check out the television and radio broadcasts. Learn more at the event website!

Ishpeming City Council Special Meeting July 2nd

June 27, 2019

Ishpeming, MI – The Ishpeming City Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, July 2nd at 4:00 pm at City Hall. The meeting will be held to conduct interviews with two candidates for Ishpeming city manager.

Negunee Community Contributions Grants

June 27, 2019

Negaunee, MI – City Manager Nate Heffron is pleased to announce the recipients of the Negaunee Community Contributions Grants. The first is the Iron Range Hockey Association ($500), which will be using their funds to help make upgrades at their concession stand. The other recipient, the Negaunee Irontown Association ($1000), will be used to help celebrate Pioneer Days, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary!

The donation was made possible through community relations funding from WPPI Energy, the not-for-profit wholesale power provider and joint action agency of which Negaunee is a member-owner. “WPPI knows how important it is to be good stewards of the community, we are happy to be part of the great things happening in Negaunee”, Brett Niemi, Senior Energy Services Representative of WPPI said.

In total, $20, 117.00 have been given through this program since 2006. “This is a great way to give back to our local non-profits. Negaunee is blessed to have a variety of organizations that help to improve our quality of life everyday”, Heffron said.

Questions concerning this release may be directed to the attention of the City Manager, Nate Heffron at (906) 475-7700 ext. 11, or Brett Niemi at 906.284.2298.

MAPS Summer School Session 2 Starts July 8th

June 27, 2019

Marquette, MI – Marquette Area Public Schools is accepting registrations for Session 2 of our first Learn Quest, a summer school program designed for innovative and unique hands-on teaching and learning. Session 2 will run from July 8 – July 18, M-Th.

Registration for Session 2 will close on Friday, June 28th at noon. Grade categories for classes reflect the grade the student will be enrolled in at Marquette Area Public Schools as of this upcoming fall. The class range is 1st-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th and 9th-12th.

A MAPS student can register for up to three classes. Classes are $25 each. All classes are being offered at Marquette Senior High School in the air conditioned pod. We will serve a free breakfast starting at 8:30 am. Classes start at the top of each hour, 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 and run for 50 minutes. We will then serve a free lunch from 12:00-12:30 in the cafeteria. All students need to be picked up at 12:15 sharp.

To sign up for classes, please go to and click the “Summer School” box on the bottom of the page. For questions please email or contact Central Office at 225-4200.

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