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Dianda Congratulates Little Brothers On 35 Years

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly has been assisting local seniors for 35 years. A gala celebrating those three and a half decades was held Saturday in Houghton. State Representative Scott Dianda issued a statement commemorating the anniversary of the Upper Michigan Chapter of Little Brothers. Dianda said the assistance …

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Keep Yourself Protected From West Nile Virus

Each year, during mosquito season, concerns arise about West Nile Virus (WNV). West Nile came into the spotlight in 2012 with a large multi-state outbreak involving over 5,700 reported U.S. cases, the largest on record since 2003 (outbreaks have been occurring since 1999). In 2016, case numbers were substantially smaller …

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Student Day At Downtown Houghton Farmers Market

This year, the Downtown Houghton Farmer’s Market is hosting a Student Day at the Market on Tuesday, September 12th from 3p -6p. This event is intended to welcome back the students to the community and get the engaged in the farmer’s market! Because of the generous sponsorship by the Michigan …

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Superior AmeriCorps To Hold Recruitment Session

The Portage Lake District Library will host members of Superior AmeriCorps for an informational and recruitment session on Thursday, September 14, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Superior AmeriCorps Director Jamie McCrum will give an overview of the organization and explain the kinds of work they do locally to make a …

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Range Bank Announces Leadership Transition

Marquette, Michigan, September 7, 2017 – Kenneth A. Palmer, the longtime chairman, president and CEO of Range Financial Corp. has announced he will retire on June 1, 2018. He will be succeeded by Roxanne M. Daust, who has served Range Bank in several leadership roles over the past two decades. …

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Two U.P. Students Win 2017 Brule Scholarship

Aspiring artists from around the Midwest gathered on Finlandia University’s campus last spring for the annual Brule Scholarship portfolio competition, and when it was all said and done two students from the Upper Peninsula stood out and earned the $20,000 scholarships. “This year we were excited to have an incredible …

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