The Michigan Yoopers is a social club in The Villages, Florida.  

A Yooper refers to anyone with a connection with Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Anyone with a connection to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is welcome to join.  Remember to bring your Villages ID or guest pass to the meeting. We meet monthly, except in the summer.    We usually meet at the Savannah Center  on the second Wednesday of the month at 6 pm to 8:50 pm. The exception is the April picnic. They move us around at Savannah. Just look for the sign. Doors open at 5:30.  Bring your Villages ID.

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The April 8 our end of season picnic at Paradise Rec Center picnic pavilion has been canceled as an abundance of caution with the pandemic. We will delay the picnic to our restart in October.

LAKE LINDEN, Mich. — A school district in the Upper Peninsula is giving college scholarships to graduates, thanks to a $2.5 million gift from a couple with ties to the area.

Wayne Nester was a 1925 graduate of Lake Linden-Hubbell High School in Houghton County. He played basketball and baseball at Western Michigan University and was a high school teacher and baseball coach in Detroit.

Nester died 20 years ago. When his wife, June, died in 2019, her will granted a large part of their estate to the school district, The Daily Mining Gazette reported.

Investment returns will be earmarked for scholarships each year. About $100,000 given to graduates this year came from the Nesters’ gift to the Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools Foundation.

“Even though he didn’t come back here often, he appreciated his roots,” Superintendent Brad Codere said of Wayne Nester.