10th Annual Marquette Marathon August 31st

August 30, 2019

Marquette, MI – The 10th Annual Marquette Marathon will take place Saturday, August 31st. More than 1000 runners are expected to take to the course and run through Ishpeming, Negaunee, and end up in Downtown Marquette. For more information about the event, visit the website.

Lee Roy Parnell at the Calumet Theatre August 31st

August 30, 2019

Calumet, MI – The Center Stage Series presents Lee Roy Parnell on Saturday, August 31st at 7:30 pm at the Calumet Theatre. This event is presented by Lake Fanny Hooe Resort & Campground.

Leroy Parnell, a multiple Grammy Award nominee, is part of a long line of Texas roots-music eclectics and is among the elite few who can be identified as a triple threat. An ace guitarist who has received widespread acclaim as a guitar slinger and one of the world’s premier slide players, as well as a distinctive singer, and hit songwriter, his music runs the gamut of diversity. Combining the influences of Blue-Eyed Soul, Delta Blues, Road House Rock, Southern Boogie, Texas Swing, Country and Gospel, Parnell’s sound defies conventional classification. His long list of hits include “What Kind of Fools Do You Think I Am”, “Tender Moment”, “Love Without Mercy”, “On The Road”, “I’m Holding My Own”, “Heart’s Desire”, and “When A Woman Loves A Man”.

During his storied career, Parnell has toured/collaborated with many music legends including The Allman Brothers Band, Merle Haggard, Delbert McClinton, and Bonnie Raitt. In 2011, Parnell was presented with his most cherished honor: being inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, joining the likes of such talented composers as Kris Kristofferson, Rodney Crowell, JD Souther, Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, and others.

Parnell’s current record, the critically-acclaimed Stax- and Muscle-Shoals-inspired Midnight Believer, made All Music’s “Best of 2017 Favorite Blues Albums” list and received rave reviews from the likes of Grammy winners Keb’ Mo’, Rodney Crowell, & Vintage Guitar.

Grab your tickets now for an intimate night with Lee Roy Parnell!
Tickets: $40/$35/$32. Reserved Seating. Historic Preservation Fee included in ticket price. Member discounts available. Call the Box Office at 906-337-2610, stop at 340 Sixth Street, Calumet, MI from Noon-5 pm Monday thru Friday OR order tickets online at www.calumettheatre.com.

MRHC Presents Brewing History Program September 4th

August 28, 2019

Marquette, MI – Brewing History takes place Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 at the Marquette Regional History Center.

National Prohibition became law in 1919. One hundred years later, Michigan boasts an impressive craft brewing scene. Celebrate this centennial at the History Center by sampling beers from the newly revived Upper Peninsula Brewing Company.

This year the Marquette Regional History Center (MRHC) is adding a historical dimension to Marquette Craft Beer Week. Brewing History, on Wednesday, September 4th from 7-9 PM, is a $35 per ticket fundraiser to support the History Center.

Come be among the first to try beers from the Upper Peninsula Brewing Company. Meet the brewer and discuss his plans to open a new brewery in Negaunee that revives this historically important name.
Hear about the history of brewing and prohibition from noted local historian Russ Magnaghi. The author of Prohibition in the Upper Peninsula and Upper Peninsula Beer, Dr. Magnaghi will share insights from his research and be available to answer questions about drinking traditions in the U.P.

Listen to stories about bars and nightlife in Marquette’s past from Jim Koski. Noted local radio personality and host of popular History Center walking tours, Jim Koski will tell fascinating and sordid tales of what people did for nocturnal entertainment in Marquette in past generations.

Learn about the hobby of bottle collecting from Bill Van Kosky. He has been scouring the Upper Peninsula for bottles for decades, and has amassed a large bottle collection as well as an impressive knowledge of local brewing history.

Enjoy images of bars and breweries from the Upper Peninsula’s past, meet some of the region’s top experts on brewing and nightlife history, and get a first taste of some of Marquette County’s newest beers.

Call (906) 226-3571, visit the History Center at 145 W. Spring Street in Marquette, or go online to www.marquettehistory.org to get your tickets to this unforgettable evening of beer and history.

16th Annual Blues Fest Labor Day Weekend

August 27, 2019

Marquette, MI – The 16th Annual Marquette Area Blues Fest will rock out all Labor Day weekend long. Lounge around at Downtown Marquette’s Lower Harbor and listen to all kinds of different blues bands. There’s nothing better than great music in the great outdoors with Lake Superior as the backdrop. Great food, beer, and free workshops will also give revelers a chance to enjoy local eats while they learn from the best.

For more information, head over to the website.

MAPS Board Meeting August 26th

August 25, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Marquette Area Public Schools Board Meeting will take place on Monday, August 26th at 5:00 pm in the Marquette Senior High School Library. The agenda is pictured below.

United Way of Marquette County’s New Executive Director Announced

August 22, 2019

Marquette, MI – On behalf of the United Way of Marquette County’s Board of Directors and staff, Board President Scott Erbisch is happy to announce Andrew Rickauer as Executive Director effective Monday, August 19th. “Andrew’s personal passion for the health and well-being for the community is natural and very strong. I and the Board of Directors are excited to introduce him to the community. He will be a great addition to the United Way”.

Rickauer earned a Master’s Degree in Business Management and Finance from Northern Arizona University. He was previously at Bell Financial and wanted to be more involved in the Marquette community. With an analytical mind, he plans to examine the financial goal and ways to increase it. Upon accepting the position, Andrew noted, “As a proud and longtime resident of Marquette County, I am looking forward to building on the great foundation that has been established. Together, we are stronger, and United Way is all about coming together to improve the community.”

Andrew will be happy to meet with business managers that currently run a United Way campaign and help out workplaces that haven’t started one yet.

Eagle Mine to Conclude Regional Exploration Program

August 22, 2019

Champion, MI – Eagle Mine announced today that its regional exploration program in southern Houghton and Baraga counties will conclude over the coming days. The program commenced in the spring of 2018 with aerial magnetic surveys, and drilling commenced in the spring of 2019.

“Exploration programs and budgets across all our mines are continuously being evaluated for the potential likelihood of finding a deposit economic to mine,” said Matt Johnson, Eagle Mine External Relations Manager. “As a global company, allocation of capital across our operations is carefully considered. After significant investment over the last several years, the difficult decision was made to conclude this program at Eagle Mine.”

Eagle Mine continues to focus its efforts on the development of the Eagle East ore body that was discovered in 2016, which is on schedule to commence production this fall. Underground definition drilling of Eagle East is continuing with the aim of discovering additional mineralization to potentially extend Eagle Mine’s operational life beyond 2023.

We would like to thank host communities who allowed our regional exploration program to be part of their community and thank Eagle’s dedicated exploration team for their successful efforts over many years of work.

New Organizations For Fundraiser Jewelry Program

August 22, 2019

Marquette, MI – Beth Millner Jewelry has now released new pendants for our fundraiser jewelry program. Every year, we select worthy non-profit organizations located in the Upper Peninsula from a pool of applications. Once selected, Beth designs a custom piece for each organization to be sold in our studio in downtown Marquette and online. $50 of sales from each piece is donated to the organization. In 2018 we are proud to announce that we donated over $14,00 to local organizations. We’ve partnered in the past with many great organizations like UPAWS, the MooseWood Nature Center, Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy, Noquemanon Trail Network, and the Superior Arts Youth Theatre.

The non-profit organizations we will be working with this year are: Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, Peter White Public Library, Bonifas Arts Center, and Iron Ore Heritage Trail. In the first month launched, we have donated $400 to the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, and $1,250 to Peter White Public Library. Our Bonifas Arts Center and Iron Ore Heritage Trail Pendants launch in October of this year.

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