Governor Snyder Appeals For ‘Civility’ In Michigan

Governor Rick Snyder issued the following statement on Friday regarding the need for civility in Michigan:

“We need to come together to celebrate the democracy that so many have fought and died for to defend and promote. I have said that Michigan will be the model in showing Washington, D.C. how to come together, work together, and move forward together. That must be more than just about policies. Michiganders are a welcoming people.


Hiawatha National Forest Looking For More Committee Members

The U.S. Forest Service, Hiawatha National Forest is recruiting for volunteer candidates interested in serving on a federal Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) in several membership categories.

The role of the RAC is to recommend how certain federal funds will be spent on the forest and in neighboring counties. The funds are issued to participating counties annually as part of a federal revenue-sharing program for counties that contain National Forest System lands. Applications are due by January 30,


State Says Numerous Job Services Are Available For Veterans

Michigan’s veterans are some of the most dedicated, disciplined, and talented people in the workforce, and the Talent Investment Agency is focused on ensuring they have opportunities to use their skills for good jobs in our state.

The State of Michigan provides a variety of services to our veterans, proudly saluted on Friday for the sacrifices they made and their families made on behalf of a grateful nation.

“Veterans bring a unique commitment to excellence,


U.P. Honor Flight To Begin Accepting Vietnam War Veterans In 2017

The U-P Honor Flight is making a major announcement on this Veterans Day holiday: starting Friday, people who served during the Vietnam War era can sign up to be a part of the Honor Flight Program.

“Starting today, we are opening the applications to include the timeframe of January, 1955 to May of 1975,” UP Honor Flight Director Scott Knauf told the Radio Results Network. “Now, this encompasses the Vietnam War. Also, the new corporate rules indicate that anyone serving from 1941 to May of 1975 is eligible,


Manistique Veterans Day Ceremony Planned At High School Friday

Friday is Veterans Day, set aside to thank all of the men and women who served in our armed forces for their sacrifices. Veterans groups are holding ceremonies in many cemeteries and parks…with many of them happening at 11:00 in the morning: the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year.

In Manistique, the Schoolcraft County All-Vets is putting on its annual program inside the Frederickson Auditorium at the Manistique Middle/High School.


Sault Ste. Marie Man Gets Prison Time For Domestic Violence

Justin Ryan Wykoff, 28, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison for domestic violence by a habitual offender, U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles announced Thursday.

In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Paul L. Maloney ordered Wykoff to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term. Wykoff pled guilty to the charge in August of this year. The charge stems from an incident last December in which Wykoff assaulted a woman in the parking lot of the Sault Ste.


Major Road Project On M-94 In Manistique Wraps Up Friday

Manistique business owners…along with everyone who lives in the Emerald City…will be celebrating on Friday as that long M-94 reconstruction project officially comes to an end.

The project has seen the downtown area torn up since last May, causing major inconveniences for businesses throughout the summer tourism season.

The state transportation department says that final work will be completed Friday, and the last of the detour barriers should be removed by the afternoon.


U.P. Man Gets 14 Years In Prison For Assaulting Federal Officer

U.S. Attorney Patrick A. Miles, Jr., announced Thursday that Eric Michael Verwiebe, 37, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 168 months’ imprisonment for Assault on a Federal Officer with a Dangerous Weapon.

He was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following incarceration. While imposing sentence, Hon. Paul L. Maloney stated that assaulting federal law enforcement is a serious offense and Verwiebe’s sentence was needed not only to deter the defendant from future criminal conduct,


VA Holding Open House At Escanaba Center On Friday

The VA Vet Center in Escanaba will be holding an open house on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.  The Vet Center is located at 3500 Ludington Street in Escanaba.

The Escanaba Vet Center welcomes Veterans, their families and friends and the general public to come for a tour of the Vet Center as well as a time of fellowship and reflection this Veterans Day.   In addition,


Escanaba School Superintendent LeMire Resigns

Escanaba School Superintendent Michelle LeMire has resigned.

She has been the superintendent in Escanaba for the past seven and a half years. LeMire is a Menominee native, and will be taking a job as the Menominee Intermediate School District’s superintendent.

In a letter to district staff dated Wednesday, LeMire says it is tough to leave Escanaba, where she says it has been an honor to serve. She says that progress has been made in a number of areas related to the district’s strategic plan over that time.