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Winter Driving Olympics Today

Marquette, MI – Februaray 21, 2014 – April Snow in February I love winter & I love the snow… but the warm weather over the past few days has ruined the snow and made driving trecherous.  The olympians in Sochi have nothing on those driving to work in Upper Michigan today.  You like figure skating?  […]

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Marquette, MI – February 20, 2014 – Teachers without Contract Walk In / Walk Out  In a unique protest ysterday, teachers at the Marquette Area Public Schools Walked into work exactly on time, and walked out exactly on time.  They were trying to make a point that they work a lot of extra hours and […]

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Marquette, MI – February 19, 2014 – Actions Have Consequences – As they Should an 84-year-old nun and 2 fellow activists were sentanced to Prison yesterday for Vandalizing a Storage Bunker Holding bomb-grade uranium.  Cutting through fences of a nuclear weapons plant, the vandals splashed blood on the bunker and painted messages. Your first reaction […]

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Marquette, MI – February 18, 2014 – Jimmy Fallon Takes Over “Tonight” No controversy today (unless you’re a huge Letterman fan)  Just noting the beginning of a new era in late night TV.  I’m old enough to remember Johnny Carson (even when the show was based in New York), but many people only know Jay […]

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SIR Federal Credit Union Congratulates the Winners of the Jackpine 30

Marquette, Michigan  -  February 17, 2014  -  Ron Lauren, CEO of SIR Federal Credit Union, wishes to congratulate Matt Sturmer of Bruce Crossing, the winner of the annual Jackpine 30 sled dog race that took place on Saturday in Gwinn. The Jackpine 30 is held in Gwinn each year during the U.P. 200 and Midnight […]

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Marquette, Mi – February 17, 2014 – Whiners Don’t Like Rewarding “Straight -A” Students I think it makes sense to reward success – In business, in sport, and Yes.. in Academics.  Sadly, not everyone agrees.  A middle-school in Silver Spring, MD recently held a party for students who achieved straight “A”s on their report cards.  […]

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Happy “Saint” Valentine’s Day

Marquette, MI – February 14, 2014 – Celebrating Romantic Love  Celebrated around the world (in varying ways) the Feast of Saint Valentine began as a liturgical (church) celebration remembering St. Valentine, who was killed by the romans for performing marriage ceremonies on behalf of soldiers who were not supposed to marry.  It makes sense that […]

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Debt Ceiling has a Hole In It

Marquette, MI – February 13, 2014- Surprise! We’re Deeper in Debt… The debt ceiling was raised this week – much to the chagrin of those of us who believe we should live within our means.  The new limit of $17.2 Trillion makes it clear that government can’t control itself.  It also brings out the people […]

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Negaunee, Michigan  -  February 12, 2014  -  The UP 200 and Jack Pine 30 sled dog races are coming up this weekend and SIR Federal Credit Union is proud to support them. CEO Ron Lauren wants to remind you to get out with your family this weekend and enjoy what has become a community tradition. […]

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Lincoln’s Birthday – You Know… the President!

Marquette, MI – February 12, 2014 – Holidays Ain’t What They Used to Be! Do You Remember Abe Lincoln?  You know… the guy who got famous for inventing the penny.  He went on to start the Lincoln Car Company before opening a chain of theatres in the Washington DC Area.  That job gave him such […]

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