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Rent-All Win-All Entertainment Giveaway April 4, 2019 Ishpeming, Michigan

Appliance & Furniture Rent-All of Marquette and Great Lakes Radio teamed up for the giveaway of the New Year! A new entertainment system for the winner’s home, given away at River Rock Lanes and Banquet Center on April 4th, 2019.

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Congratulations to Rebecca McLaren from Munising on Winning the 55″ 4K Smart TV Package from Rent-All of Marquette

Contest Info:

  • 55 inch LG 4K Smart TV
  • LG Blu Ray Player
  • LG High Quality Sound Bar
  • Rustic Wood Veneer Stand
  • Delivery & Installation
  • An elevated 4K viewing experience your family will love
  • Complete Entertainment Package

Special thanks to all of our sponsors without whom this would not have been possible: Appliance & Furniture Rent-All of Marquette, Frei Chevrolet, Landmark Inn, Hudson’s Classic Grill, Tadych’s Econo Foods, Jet’s Pizza, Ojibwa Casino, Mama Russo’s, River Rock Lanes and Banquet Center, Super One Foods, Swick Home Services, Perform for Life, Quality Car Care, Pomp’s Tire, Jeffrey’s, Crappie Coffee, Wood Jewelers, Superior Outfitters, Cafe Allenatore, Bergdahl’s, Kountry Korner/Crossroads Mini Mart, Auto Armor, Throttle Bar and Grill, Delft Bistro, Donckers, Teal Lake Pizzeria, and Irontown Pasties.

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Calvin and Kelsey show of the new grand prize!

Calvin and Kelsey show of the new grand prize!

has been providing consumers with home furnishings, televisions, home
electronics, and major home appliances since 1983. Stop in and see Calvin in Marquette for any of your home needs. They have everything from mattresses and couches to washer and dryer sets. The store is located at 3145 US-41 in Marquette. Give them a call at (906) 225-7368.

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Win a Cub Cadet Mower and Hauler from Bergdahl’s

A grand prize any home owner will love! Bergdahl’s of Skandia has teamed up with us for the perfect spring/summer giveaway! Register for your chance to win a XT1 Enduro Series 46″ Cub Cadet Riding Mower and Hauler

A grand prize any home owner will love! Bergdahl’s of Skandia has teamed up with us for the perfect spring/summer giveaway! Register for your chance to win a XT1 Enduro Series 46″ Cub Cadet Riding Mower and Hauler

NMU Duo Wins Midwest Bassmaster Challenge


Northern Michigan University students Brandon Bissell of Adrian and Justin Brown of Bear Lake finished first among 82 teams at the 2015 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Midwestern Regional. The fishing competition was held on the Mississippi River, spanning both Wisconsin and Minnesota waters. The duo took a strategic risk on the final day to secure a come-from-behind victory and a spot in July’s national championship. Their three-day total of 44 pounds, 3 ounces was about 3 pounds more than the second-place team.

“When it was announced that we had won, I was overcome with a slew of emotions that are almost impossible to describe,” Bissell said. “It took everything I had just to keep myself from weeping with joy on stage. I had been preparing for that very moment my whole life because I had been bass fishing competitively with my father since I was about 5 years old. Since then, it was always my dream to win a major tournament. It finally happened.”

Brown also began fishing at a young age with his parents. The two men became good friends last semester as members of the NMU Bass Fishing Team, a club sport at the university, but had never shared a boat before the regional. Three allotted practice days leading up to the tournament allowed them to become acclimated to each other’s fishing techniques and the water. They formulated a game plan after exploring where the bass were and what they were biting on. The duo had the best results casting hollow-bodied frogs on the water’s surface near shallow vegetation.

Bissell and Brown were trailing the leaders by 14 ounces heading into the final day. They knew a national championship bid was virtually guaranteed because the top 13 teams would advance. But rather than coast to the finish, they were determined to win it all. They took a risk that revolved around a variance in state regulations and vaulted to the top spot.

Culling—replacing smaller fish with larger catches—is illegal in Minnesota. Once teams reached the daily limit of five fish in their live wells, they couldn’t cull the smaller bass.

“The first two days, we would catch five in Minnesota waters, then go to the Wisconsin side where culling is legal and finish the day there, swapping for larger fish if we caught them,” Brown said. “We knew most of our better fish that week were coming out of Minnesota waters, so on the final day we started there as usual. Instead of hitting the limit and moving on, we decided to release smaller fish before we hit five. We were taking a risk that we would catch bigger bass and still hit the day’s limit. You don’t get many opportunities to win a big one, so we were willing to take a chance and it paid off for us.”

The NMU duo and the remaining top 12 teams from the regional will compete in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship July 9-11 on Lake DuBay in Stevens Point, Wis.

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Pictured with some of their haul are NMU students Justin Brown (left) and Brandon Bissell. Photo by Shaye Baker.

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Kristi Evans
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