Tag Archives: Kim Hoyum

WiMAX hits NMU campus

By: Kim Hoyum Over the last decade, Northern Michigan University has pushed its students, staff and community into the age of information technology with laptop computers and wireless Internet access. As 2009 wraps up, the school is celebrating its embrace of technology with progress on another innovative step that NMU administrators hope also will benefit the […]

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National Forest celebrates 100 years serving the U.P.

By: Kim Hoyum Two thousand and nine is a landmark year for the Upper Peninsula’s familiar Hiawatha National Forest, as it celebrates its centennial as the state’s oldest national forest. The current Hiawatha National Forest had its start in 1909, when then-President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed a small area of the U.P. as the Marquette National […]

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Speed skaters to compete in Marquette for Olympic slots

By: Kim Hoyum This fall, Marquette will welcome the best short-track speed skaters in the world to town for two events leading up to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Northern Michigan University and its U.S. Olympic Education Center are hosting the U.S. Olympic Team Trials from September 8 to 12, with competitions at the Berry […]

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Budget cuts to affect senior programs

by Kim Hoyum As Michigan legislators determine how to make up for a projected $1.5 billion budget deficit beginning in October, more state funding for human services programs is on the chopping block. The Senate passed budgets in late June that will cut almost that amount from the state’s budget, including the general fund, school […]

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Volunteers rally to repair community park, image

by Kim Hoyum Over the last five months, a group of residents, businesspeople, developers, officials and other community leaders has been meeting in K.I. Sawyer to discuss, research and solve the community’s issues. Their progress is measured in more police presence in the community, contacts made with owners of vacant buildings, cleaning and painting at Little […]

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City Notes – July 2006

Highlights of what’s happening in and around town Mailbox Dear editor Where’s the respect? Nearly every day I see someone blow through a traffic sign or signal in their vehicle or on their bike, not just kids. The other day, I saw two college-aged guys ride their bicycles through, first, a stop sign at Front […]

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MSHS grads share artwork with community, by Kim Hoyum

Three recent Marquette Senior High School (MSHS) graduates have left their artistic marks in the community. A mosaic countertop, a bold wall panel and a detailed mural are the evidence of projects undertaken by Perry Angthius, Lauren Early and Meghan Kelly during their years at MSHS. “They all have contributed their artistic skills and vision […]

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City Notes – July 2006

Highlights of what’s happening in and around town Mailbox Dear editor I am very concerned about an initiative that, if passed on the November 2006 ballot, would constitutionally ban affirmative action in Michigan. The proposal, the “Michigan Civil Rights Initiative,” is deceptively named, since it will confer no additional civil rights on anyone. In fact, […]

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Dressed for the weather, by Kim Hoyum

You may not know Sue Johnson by name, but you probably know her by sight; for the past ten years she has been Downtown Marquette’s parking officer, or “meter maid.” She can be found walking up and down city streets in sunshine, rain or snow almost every day of the year. No matter what the […]

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City Notes – June 2006

Highlights of what’s happening in and around town Mailbox Dear editor Regarding Leonard G. Heldreth’s review of the movie Good Night and Good Luck in the May 2006 issue, your readers might be interested to know there is a major Michigan connection with the story. The man at the center of Murrow’s first “McCarthy” program was […]

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