Cold, Windy Conditions For ‘Walk For Warmth’ Events

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It was a cold, windy morning on Saturday across the Upper Peninsula. And as people continued to dig out from Friday’s winter storm, the cold weather was perfect for the Walk For Warmth fundraising events.

The walks were held in Escanaba, Manistique, and Menominee, to help local residents who are having trouble paying their home-heating bills. The Community Action Agency says that the money that was raised on Saturday helps to “fill the void”

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DNR Recruiting ORV Instructors; Escanaba Event Set For May

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is recruiting instructors for its off-road vehicle safety education program.

This volunteer opportunity allows ORV enthusiasts to share their love and knowledge of the sport with new riders, while teaching them safe and responsible ORV operation to provide an enjoyable riding experience.

All ORV instructors must attend a three-day academy to learn policy and procedure, classroom management and teaching concepts. Instructors will have the chance to experience various aspects of ORV operation including basic hands-on operational skills on off-highway motorcycles,

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Bay College West Holding ‘Veterans Lounge’ Open House

Bay College West invites all area veterans to an open house on Friday, March 3, 2017.

“This open house is a way to celebrate our new Veterans’ Lounge, as well as an opportunity to show our veteran community how Bay can serve them,” explained a Bay West spokesperson.  There will be information regarding how to enroll in college classes, but there will also be something for the vet who is not interested in attending college.

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Michigan Works! Hands Out Upper Peninsula Business Awards

State leaders this week came together to honor Upper Peninsula economic leaders for their efforts to create jobs and develop fresh talent in their communities.

Lawmakers and statewide talent development officials recognized Stewart Manufacturing, area resident Timothy Taylor, and the Upward Talent Council for their efforts to drive local growth.

Stewart Manufacturing was awarded state Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) funding in 2016 to upskill incumbent workers and provide assistance with on-site training for newly hired machine operators.

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Superior Watershed Partnership Gets $24K State Grant

Residents in Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Washtenaw counties as well as the Upper Peninsula will soon benefit from $172,000 in grant funding from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to develop and update watershed management plans to protect Michigan lakes and streams.

The watershed management plans help reduce sources of contaminations, including nonpoint sources of sediment and nutrients, as well as restore the quality of contaminated rivers, lakes and streams.

Grant recipients were identified from proposals submitted under the Federal Clean Water Act. 

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Remains Of Korean War Soldier From Manistique Coming Home

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Friday that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

WJMN-Local Three News reports that Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert R. Cummings, 20, of Manistique, Michigan, will be buried March 4 in Clarksville, Tennessee.

In late November, 1950, after several months of battle alongside the United Nations Command and Republic of Korea against the Korean People’s Army,

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Congressman Bergman Hoping For Bipartisanship In D.C.

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Upper Peninsula Congressman Jack Bergman was in Escanaba Friday afternoon as he spends a part of his recess meeting with constituents in the First Congressional District.

The Watersmeet Republican tells the Radio Results Network that he’s pleased with most of what Donald Trump has done as president so far because Trump has scaled back some of what former President Barack Obama did while in office. Bergman says that includes reducing regulations and the reach of the federal bureaucracy into our daily lives.
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Winter Storm Closes Schools, Cancels Sporting Events

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A winter storm that brought heavy snow, high winds, and some ice, caused many school districts to close their doors on Friday…just two days after temperatures soared into the 50’s and 60’s.

The North Central, Carney-Nadeau, Stephenson, Menominee, Marinette, Norway-Vulcan, Iron Mountain, North Dickinson, and West Iron County Schools were amongst those that were closed all day. Further east, Manistique Schools also closed, and the Big Bay deNoc Schools were closed because of a flu outbreak in the Garden Peninsula.

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Police Identify Woman Killed In Delta County Traffic Crash

Delta County Sheriff”s Deputies on Friday released the name of the woman who died in a Thursday morning traffic crash. She was Janet Allgeyer of Cornell.

Deputies responded to a one vehicle roll over accident on County road 416 in Cornell at about 8:00 Thursday morning.

Allgeyer was the only occupant of the vehicle and died shortly after the accident while en-route to the hospital.

It appeared that Allgeyer lost control due to slippery roads.

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Laser Tag Event To Fight Aliens At Bay College Friday, Saturday

Pew! Pew! Little green beings have invaded Bay College!  We need your help to repel the invading aliens! Join us on February 24th and 25th for LASER TAG!

Will you defend humanity or be one of the alien horde? We need both!  Bay College student organizations Bay Area Water Association and Campus Activities Board announce LASER TAG at Bay College! Held on Friday and Saturday, February 24-25, the event will be in room 952 of the Joseph Heirman University Center.

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