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ELT program has 32 graduates

MARQUETTE — The 16th class of electrical line technicians graduated April 26, with 32 students receiving certification.

The ELT program is a joint effort between Northern Michigan University, the Lake Superior Community Partnership Foundation and the Midwest Skills Development Center.

The one-year training program prepared students to install, maintain and operate electrical systems to supply electric energy to residential, commercial and industrial customers.

Jerry LePage also was honored at the graduation, as he retires this year after 16 years as an ELT instructor. LePage had 489 students in his tenure.

The Midwest Skills Development Center is now accepting applications for the Class of 2020. For more information, contact Brooke Quinn at bquinn@marquette.org or 906-226-6591.

UPHS wants art for new hospital

MARQUETTE — With the new hospital scheduled to open within weeks, UP Health System-Marquette wants Upper Peninsula artists to help adorn the new facility.

“Art can play a significant role in health and the healing process,” said Victor Harrington, regional director of marketing and community relations.

UPHS has formed a committee to maintain a rotating exhibition of local art that will allow for both sculptural/3-D displays and 2-D wall-hanging displays. As many pieces are often for sale, artists’ contact information will be available for all displayed works.

“We feel this exhibit is a win-win for our patients, guests and artists,” Harrington said.

UPHS hopes to have the selected pieces installed before the June 2 opening. For more information, go online to http://www.mgh.org/about-us/for-patients-and-visitors/visitors/art-exhibit.

Online auction for power plant

MARQUETTE — All equipment and machinery at the now-shuttered Presque Isle Power Plant on Lake Superior in Marquette will be sold in a three-phase online auction.

The plant originally consisted of eight power generation units, with four units going into service between 1975 and 1979. The 65-acre power generation station ceased operations at the end of March.

All equipment, machinery and parts are available to purchase. Interested buyers must register to bid online on www.aucto.com. The first round ends May 22.

The auction is being conducted by NRI Industrial Sales.

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