Men From Gladstone, Baraga Hurt In Marquette County Crash

Three vehicles collided in a head-on traffic crash in western Marquette County Thursday morning, and two men were hospitalized with numerous injuries.

Marquette County Sheriffs Deputies say the accident happened on US-41 in Champion Township at about 10:30 in the morning.

That’s when 20-year-old Ryan McGeshick of Baraga lost control on slushy roads and slid into the path of a REMY Battery vehicle, driven by an unidentified 35-year-old Gladstone man. The van then slid into the path of a third vehicle,

 

Escanaba Celebrates Arbor Day With Tree-Planting Event In Park

Friday is National Arbor Day, designed to celebrate the importance of trees in our lives.

And in Escanaba, the city will hold its annual ceremony Friday morning in Ludington Park.

Area boy scouts, cub scouts, and girl scouts will plant trees in the Gazebo area of the park…with the help of the Escanaba Public Works Department.

Escanaba was named a “Tree City USA” for the 17th straight year. The tree-planting ceremony is planned for 9:00 Friday morning in Ludington Park.

 

DNR Hands Out Upper Peninsula Community Service Awards

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Michigan Army National Guard members from the 107th Engineer Battalion in Ishpeming and Sally Berman, current president of the Friends of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, were Upper Peninsula recipients honored in East Lansing recently with Michigan Recreation and Park Association (mParks) Community Service Awards for their volunteer efforts.

Guard members were honored for their work to help build a new playground at Van Riper State Park, while Berman was lauded for her work with the Friends group at the Porcupine Mountains.

 

Cliffs Natural Resources Reports 1st Quarter Financials

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter results for the period ended March 31, 2017.

The Company reported consolidated revenues of $462 million, an increase of 51 percent compared to the prior year’s first-quarter revenues of $306 million, as a result of increased sales volumes and seaborne iron ore prices. Cost of goods sold increased by 33 percent to $366 million compared to $275 million reported in the first quarter of 2016,

 

Stabenow Introduces Bill Guaranteeing Senior Ambulance Access

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today introduced the Medicare Ambulance Access, Fraud Prevention, and Reform Act, which would make permanent key Medicare reimbursements to ambulance service providers and would ensure seniors and other people in Michigan continue to have access to life-saving services.

“Families and seniors in Michigan need to know that they can depend on reliable ambulance service in case of an emergency,” said Senator Stabenow.  “That’s why I introduced legislation today to make sure that ambulance providers get the reimbursements they need to continue their vital services for people living in big cities as well as small towns.”

“The American Ambulance Association is deeply appreciative of the support of Senator Debbie Stabenow as we work to secure the future of ambulance services in Michigan and across our nation,” said Mark Postma,

 

State Agriculture Department Awards Grants To U.P. Projects

Today, the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development awarded Rural Development Fund Grants aimed to promote the sustainability of land-based industries and support infrastructure that benefits rural communities.

“MDARD is proud to help support these important projects,” said Director Jamie Clover Adams. “This is a great opportunity for us to give Michigan businesses a boost, improve local infrastructure around the state, and ultimately open the door for the creation of more good-paying jobs.”

The department received 73 proposals with requests totaling more than $12.9 million.

 

Lake Superior State Students To Show Off New Machines Friday

Lake Superior State University student engineers constructed and programmed a 2,000-pound, computer controlled milling machine, and redesigned a system to help pharmacists spend less time sorting pills and more time helping customers.

These are just two of the design projects that senior teams in LSSU’s School of Engineering and Technology will showcase to classmates, faculty, families, and the public on Friday, April 28. Presentations and demonstrations are 1-4:45 p.m. in the Center for Applied Science and Engineering Technology,

 

US-2/41 Bridge Project Could Effect Pioneer Trail Park

The replacement of the US-2-and-41 bridge over the Escanaba River has already led to some traffic delays, and the major work on the project hasn’t started yet.

And the traffic disruptions in the area has the director of the Delta Conservation District concerned about whether anybody will come to camp at Pioneer Trail Park this summer or next.

Rory Mattson tells the Radio Results Network that he’s bracing for a big drop in revenue because it will be so hard for people pulling campers to get in and out of the park.
 

Superior Health Foundation Hands Out $83,381 In Grants

The Superior Health Foundation awarded more than $83,300 in health-centered grant funding at its Spring Grants Celebration on Wednesday evening at the Holiday Inn in Marquette.

The Awards Celebration was sponsored by 44North.

The Superior Health Foundation awarded $83,381.74 in grants, with $64,419.86 being dispersed in large grants to 13 organizations across the Upper Peninsula.

“The Superior Health Foundation is pleased to award large grant funding to 13 organizations across the Upper Peninsula,” said Jim LaJoie,

 

Three Arrested In Marquette For Shooting Air Rifle Out Of Car

Officers from the Marquette Police Department received a report Wednesday afternoon of a suspicious vehicle with occupants shooting an air rifle out of the car.

Marquette Police located the suspect vehicle in North Marquette and made contact with the people in the vehicle. Through investigation it was discovered that the three people in the vehicle were allegedly involved in shooting windows out of cars with a pneumatic gun.

The Marquette Police Department and the Marquette County Sheriffs Department received over thirty reports of vehicles,