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Marquette Charter Township Hosts NMU Intersquad Outdoor Hockey Game at Lions Field Ice Rink

We had a good gathering for today's game
We had a good gathering for today’s game

Marquette, MI – January 20, 2019 – This afternoon our local college hockey team, the Northern Michigan University Wildcats, joined us at Lions Field Ice Rink in Marquette Township for a “Catch the Vision” NMU Hockey experience!

Thank you Northern Michigan University Wildcats Hockey Team for playing today.
Thank you Northern Michigan University Wildcats Hockey Team for playing today.

The team split up for some four-on-four intersquad hockey action on the outdoor ice rink while the community came out to watch the game and enjoy some hot cocoa! Both sides fought hard and had fun challenging each other on the ice, making for a great unique game the community could enjoy.

It was a frigid afternoon in the township, but that didn’t stop people from coming out, including a few little “future NMU Hockey players”. Kids brought their jerseys and hockey sticks for the team to sign and told their local stars of their own aspirations to be on the NMU Hockey Team one day!

This little boy just got his hockey stick signed!
This little boy just got his hockey stick signed!

If you missed this opportunity to join us for some hockey fun, you’ve got another chance coming up next Sunday, January 27th! The Marquette Redmen and Marquette Mutineers will take the ice to battle it out at Lions Field in Marquette Township! Come out and catch the game and bring your Marquette team apparel for a chance to get it signed, or grab a photo with your favorite players! The township will once again have free hot chocolate to warm you up while you enjoy some family-friendly hockey fun starting at 1pm on Sunday.

See photos from today’s game:

Carpet Specialists, Carpet One teams up with with the D.J. Jacobetti home for Veterans

Recently Carpet Specialist’s, Carpet One teamed up with the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans to send deployed soldiers a little extra Christmas cheer this holiday season. Carpet Specialist’s went shopping with a Jacobetti employee and a veteran to pick out some essentials, snacks, and treats. They then had the help of about 10 veterans from the Jacobetti Home to fill 20 boxes that were sent to the deployed soldiers.

In February Carpet Specialist’s will team up with The Jacobetti Home yet again to throw a special Luau for veterans living in the home. Every Carpet Specialist employee will be given $50 from the company to purchase gifts for the veterans to thank the Vets for their service. Carpet Specialists is looking forward to this special event and for the chance to give back to the veterans.

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Here’s a something you’ll want to take advantage of!

TruNorth Federal Credit Union  is offering a holiday loan special with 4.9% APR for up to $5000 for a 1 year term! You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity!

Marquette Township Lights Up 38 Foot Tree at “Catch the Christmas Spirit” Tree Lighting Ceremony

See the official Marquette Township "Catch the Christmas Spirit" Tree Lighting Ceremony Poster!

See the official Marquette Township “Catch the Christmas Spirit” Tree Lighting Ceremony Poster!

Marquette, MI  –  November 27, 2018  –  Marquette Township sure caught the Christmas Spirit tonight as the community gathered in the Applebee’s parking lot for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Standing at 38 feet with hundreds of dazzling lights, this year’s tree is the biggest yet!

People joined us in the parking lot around 6:00pm for some classic Christmas tunes on the big stage. We started things off with music from “the Gift 106.1fm” before Northern Lights A Cappella took over to lead everyone in some traditional Christmas carols, followed by the Negaunee Male Chorus.

Hearing reports of the Grinch nearby, the Sheriff’s Department was on standby. Sure enough, that green Christmas thief couldn’t resist. He crept through the crowd making his way to toward our beautiful tree before his plans were spoiled once again by our friends at the Sheriff’s Department. They arrested that mean ole Grinch and saved Christmas, and just in time because Santa was arriving!

Santa gave his reindeer a break and hitched a ride in with a township fire truck for his grand entrance. Making his way through the crowd, Santa said “Hello” to many little boys and girls. With the Grinch locked up, it was time to flip the switch and light up Christmas! The community counted down to zero and Santa powered up the tree. Hundreds of lights flickered on at once and the big star on top shone brightly. With the tree light and sparkling in the dark, it was time to head inside the Westwood Mall to warm, enjoy some refreshments and entertainment.

The tree is lit!

While some formed a line for pictures with Santa, others warmed up with fresh coffee and hot chocolate from BIGGBY Coffee. Super One Foods covered dinner with free brats and hot dogs. They also brought cookies and juice as a light refreshment! The Honor Credit Union popcorn bags were perfect for snacking on while New Attitudes Dance Studio performed.

Special thanks to Barb and Dave Wiegand for donating this year’s tree and, Applebee’sWestwood MallSuper One FoodsBIGGBY CoffeeHonor Credit Unionthe Marquette Township Fire Department, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department, Cedar Motor Inn, Marquette Township Business Associationthe Gift 106.1fm and Sunny.FM 101.9!

Santa wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

The Township events committee members Pete LaRue, Randy Girard, Barb Wiegand, Kate Houtz, and Todd Noordyk wish you a very Merry Christmas.

To see photos and a story on setting up this year’s tree, click here.

Listen to the broadcasts that ran morning, afternoon, and evening just before the Christmas Tree Lighting:

See Photos From Tonight’s Tree Lighting:

 

 

Set Up For the “Catch the Vision” Tree Lighting Ceremony is Well Under Way

The tree will be set up at between Applebee's and Aspen Dental.

The tree will be set up at between Applebee’s and Aspen Dental.

Marquette, MI  –  November 8, 2018  –  We’re just over two weeks away from the annual Marquette Township “Catch the Christmas Spirit” Tree Lighting Ceremony which means it is time to pick a tree!

Provided by The Wiegand family, residents of Marquette Township, this years tree was 60 feet tall and 26 inches wide with 58 rings! Great Lakes Radio’s Luke, Joe, and Todd worked hard today cutting down the tree and trimming 22 feet off the base!

Then they put thousands of lights on the tree and a beautiful big start on the top to get it ready for the tree lighting ceremony. You can join the holiday season fun in the Appleebee’s parking lot and Westwood Mall on Tuesday, November 27th to witness Santa turn on the lights!

See the official Marquette Township "Catch the Christmas Spirit" Tree Lighting Ceremony Poster!

See the official Marquette Township “Catch the Christmas Spirit” Tree Lighting Ceremony Poster!

There will be Christmas music on the big stage from “the Gift 106.1fm” before Northern Lights A Cappella Group and Negaunee Male Chorus lead us in some traditional seasonal carols. Around 6:30pm Santa is set to arrive on a township firetruck to light up Christmas!

Following the tree lighting, you can bring the kids into the mall to get a picture with Santa until 8pm. There will also be free cookies and juice from Super One Foods, free coffee and hot chocolate from BIGGBY Coffee and free popcorn from Honor Credit Union. Super One Foods will also have hot dogs and brats available for purchase throughout the evening.

You’ll also want to stick around for the New Attitudes Dance Studio performance in the mall plus enjoy carolers from the musical, “Elf Jr.” and a solo performance from Mr. U.P., Robert Kemp.

The Sheriff’s department will be on stand by watching out for the Grinch and Sunny.FM 101.9 will be broadcasting live from the ceremony with continuous updates.

Merry Christmas and Let’s Catch the Christmas Spirit! See you there.

Special thanks to Barb and Dave Wiegand, Applebee’s, Westwood Mall, Super One Foods, BIGGBY Coffee, Honor Credit, the Marquette Township Fire Department, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department, the Gift 106.1fm and Sunny.FM 101.9!

Annual “Catch the Christmas Spirit” Tree Lighting Ceremony Gallery

Check out photos from previous Tree Lightings:

For information on the 2018 tree lighting ceremony, click here.

Carpet Specialist Carpet One Nationally Certified Tile Installers

Carpet Specialists, Carpet One Nationally Certified Tile Installers

Carpet Specialists, Carpet One Nationally Certified Tile Installers

Shout out to Carpet Specialists Carpet One Floor & Home of Ishpeming and Marquette who has the only 6 Nationally certified tile installers in Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan! Let’s celebrate the excellent craftsmanship of these wonderful installers! Congrats to Mick Ollila, Kristor Gaston, Tim Teall, Jeff Belmore, Adam Martin, &Dave Cain.  Way to go gentlemen!

Post Office Drop Box Locations

Marquette Township Post Office Drop Box Locations

Marquette Township Post Office Drop Boxes

Marquette Township Post Office Drop Boxes

Curious where you might be able to find Post Office drop box locations? This map shows all 3 locations of drop boxes that you can find in Marquette Township. The drop box you see on the bottom left is located at Walmart. The middle drop box is located at the Cenex Gas Station. The final drop box you see on the right is located at the Westwood Mall.

Success at the Honor Credit Union Community Picnic

We played music at the Negaunee Branch to liven things up!

We played music at the Negaunee Branch to liven things up!

Marquette, MI  –  August 10, 2018  –  Honor Credit Union just wrapped up their 2018 Community Picnic. Each year, all three local branches, NegauneeMarquette, and Gwinn, turn on the grill and serve up hot dogs & brats for their communities! Whether you’re a member or not, there is always free food, chances to win prizes, and this year, Honor was raising money for the UPAWS Spay & Neuter Program.

Major Discount and Bruce Whitehead got a chance to chat with Negaunee Branch Manager, Shari Koski, to hear about today’s events and what’s next for Honor Credit Union. Shari is a very familiar face in Negaunee with 16 years at the Credit Union.  To give the community the best chance of getting their questions answered, CEO Ron Lauren, Market Manager Jenn Beckman, and Mortgage & Loan Expert Adam Carpenter were also on site for the Community Picnic.

After inviting the community to come out to Honor, Shari took a moment to highlight Honor’s next event, Shred Day! Honor Credit Union’s Annual Shred Day is coming up Saturday, September 22nd in Negaunee. As usual, the branch will be recycling personal paper documents that you would usually shred at home, but this year they’ve introduced something new as well. Partnering with Goodwill and Comprenew this year, Honor will also be accepting electronics for recycling, so bring your old CD players, iPods, or gaming consoles too!

They did a great job grilling up these brats & hot dogs.

They did a great job grilling up these brats & hot dogs.

And from Gwinn, Major Discount had a talk with Jamie about the August 22nd Blood Drive. Drop by around lunch time, 11:30 – 1:30 at Honor Gwinn so you can donate at the Blood Mobile. The drive is looking all blood types. To set up your time, give Honor Credit Union a call, donate, and enter to win the raffle prizes! Help save lives by making your appointment to donate, call (906) 346-4633.In Marquette the Major talked more with Adele about the UPAWS Spay & Neuter Program Fundraiser. When you stop by the Marquette Branch, donate to the program and put a paw or bone up on the wall with your name on it! When you support the fundraiser, you’ll be entered to win a pet care gift basket with all sorts of goodies including a $100 gift certificate to Mare-z-Doats. Honor Credit Union will also be matching up to $1,000 in donations.

Don’t forget you can use Honor Credit Unions modern mobile app to transfer funds, remotely deposit checks, or even “text” money to friends of family! Click here to download.


From Negaunee:
Listen to Major Discount chat with Branch Manager Shari about the 2018 Community Picnic
Shari talks about Shred Day on September 22nd
Hear how you can get the Honor Credit Union App

Drop by and talk to Honor Credit Union in Negaunee, Marquette or Gwinn today.

Drop by and talk to Honor Credit Union in Negaunee, Marquette or Gwinn today.

From Marquette:
Shari talks about Shred Day on September 22nd
Hear how you can get the Honor Credit Union App

Adele from Honor Marquette talks about interest on checking accounts
Adele talks about Honor’s mobile banking option
Listen to Adele talk about the UPAWS Spay & Neuter Fundraiser

From Gwinn:
Jamie talks about starting a membership and working on a loan
Jamie talks about the August 22nd Blood Drive
The Major and Jamie chat about the Honor mobile app

 

Marquette Township Business Association Presents First Dollar to U.P. Kubota in Marquette

Frank Stabile presenting the First Dollar.

Frank Stabile presenting the First Dollar.

Marquette, MI  –  April 13, 2018  –  With the heavy snow we’re supposed to get this weekend, the U.P. Kubota Grand Opening couldn’t have been timed better! As the largest indoor showroom and Kubota tractor selection in the Upper Peninsula, the team at U.P. Kubota has exactly what you’ll need to make it through the tail ends of another U.P. winter and many to come!

Whether you’re looking to get a new blower just in time for the storm, or you’re dead set on thinking about spring and want a new zero turn mower, Marquette’s newest Kubota dealership is the place for you. The 2-Day Grand Opening event has special weekend-only deals like taking up to an additional 10% off any tractor package price.

To get things started this afternoon, the Kubota crew gathered for the ceremonial ribbon cutting. Owner Sarah Wolfenberg snipped the ribbon before accepting the First Dollar from Marquette Township Business Association’s Frank Stabile! The parking lot was packed for the mornings festivities with cars lined up all of the way down the lot.

Congratulations to U.P. Kubota on their new store.

Congratulations to U.P. Kubota on their new store.

Luke Noordyk and Ryan were live on air from the showroom to tell listeners about some other deals. When you stop by for day-two of the open house, you could leave with a brand new zero turn mower and not pay a cent! This Grand Opening special offers you 0 down and 0% financing for up to 72 months on zero turn mowers. If you’re looking at a new tractor, get up to 84 months of 0% financing.

Joined by U.P. Kubota Owner Sarah Wolfenberg, listeners also heard about the shop’s Parts and Service Center. Sarah pointed out that not only does the store stock and service every Kubota model, they are also the franchise dealer for the area so anyone with warranty work would come to them for free repairs! U.P. Kubota is a full line servicing dealer with factory certified technicians to do the repairs on your Kubota products.

Sarah also talked to Luke about the buy and trade deals. Not only is U.P. Kubota a tractor seller, the company also buys used Kubota models! If you’re looking get rid of your tractor or want to trade and upgrade, come in to the showroom and the team will get you a buy figure.

Can't miss U.P. Kubota off US-41 on the way to Negaunee.

Can’t miss U.P. Kubota off US-41 on the way to Negaunee.

If you didn’t make it out today, the Grand Opening continues tomorrow from 10a – 2pm. The U.P. Kubota representatives will be around all afternoon to talk with you about trade ins, parts and services, and of course, the big discounts and financing deals! There is a prize wheel, snacks, drinks, and toys for the kids, plus demo rides! Bring the whole family and test drive a RTV, Zero Turn Mower, or tractor.

Just got a quick question? Call Sarah at (906) 451-5700 or send them a message online!

You see more photos and listen to the live broadcasts, see the full post here!