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      70 years and going strong...group continues to raise money for Marquette County

      The United Way of Marquette County is getting ready for another year.

      Last year the organization exceeded its goal of $425,000 by raising an additional $19,000.

      This year United Way of Marquette County hopes to raise even more money.

      Millions of dollars have been raised over the course of 70 years.

      Ninety-five percent of their money is raised through employee pay roll deductions.

      "We're rats on a wheel. We're a staff of two and we have a man power person that helps with some of those things and we couldn't do it if it weren't for so many volunteers. We have a fantastic board," said Sue Minckler of the Marquette County United Way.

      A portion of the money raised goes into a fund for the 29 member agencies that contribute to the community.

      Those agencies can apply for a funding request up to $20,000 for their programs.

      If you are interested in donating to the Marquette County United Way click here.