DNR Hosting Meeting Sunday On Marquette Shooting Range

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host a public meeting on Sunday to discuss potential development of a new state shooting range in Marquette County.

The meeting will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Sands Township Hall, 987 M-553. The hall is situated about one-tenth of a mile south of the intersection of M-553 and Marquette County Road 480.

“The DNR is looking forward to sharing the list of potential range locations that staff has developed,

 

Students Graduating From Michigan Career/Tech Institute

The Michigan Career and Technical Institute will host a graduation ceremony for 174 students from throughout the state on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Operated by Michigan Rehabilitation Services within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, MCTI provides vocational training in 13 career areas for adults with disabilities.

“We’re really proud of the efforts and achievements of our students and the MCTI faculty who helped them reach this milestone,” said Suzanne Howell,

 

Marquette Streets Closing For Noquemanon Ski Marathon

The City of Marquette says that the following streets will be closed on Saturday, from 3 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon.

1. Hawley Street, from Presque Isle Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard.
2. Wright Street, from Presque Isle Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard.
3. Schneider Mill Court, from River Park Circle to end of Schneider Mill Court.
4. Powder Mill Road, from Wright Street to end of Powder Mill Road.

 

North Central Basketball Team Sets State Victories Record

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The North Central High School basketball team rolled to a 41-6 lead in the second quarter and posted a 76-29 win over Bark River-Harris Friday night in Powers.

The victory set a state record for consecutive victories at 66.

The Jets shot a blistering 12 for 15 from the floor in those first eight minutes. And in the second quarter, the beat continued as the Jets eventually took a 41-6 lead by completing a 13-0 run over three minutes.

 

UPPCO Donated $104,200 To Non-Profit Groups In 2016

Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) provided direct grants and volunteer support valued at more than $104,200 to non-profit organizations, associations and other worthwhile causes across the U.P. in 2016.

UPPCO’s total contribution amount, which does not impact its customers, includes more than $14,000 in donations from employees to the United Way.

The company’s donations were made in five primary categories: Arts and Culture; Community and Neighborhood Development; Education; Environment; and, Human Services and Health.

 

Gladstone Reaches Fundraising Goal For Bay deNoc Trail

The city of Gladstone has raised the money needed to get state help for the proposed Little Bay de Noc Trail. They needed to raise 35-thousand dollars online by this past Friday, and they actually came up with more than that.

The money will be paired with a 35-thousand-dollar state grant. The walking and biking trail will run along the Bay de Noc shoreline between Escanaba and Gladstone
 

Garbage Truck Accident Briefly Closes M-94 At KI Sawyer

M-94 was shut down at K-I Sawyer Friday after a garbage truck got tangled in some low-hanging power lines. The Marquette County Sheriff says it happened at about 7:00 in the morning near Avenue A.

The truck belongs to North Country disposal. No word of any injuries—but two power poles were damaged and several power lines were snapped.

 

Marinette Man Dies, Dog Hurt, After Being Hit By Train

A Marinette man is dead and his dog was injured after being hit by a train Friday morning, according to WFRV-TV in Green Bay. It happened shortly before 2 a.m. at the railroad crossing on State Street.

Marinette Police say 46-year-old Jeffrey Lewis Clark was hit by a train as he walked his dog. The engineer says he saw Clark and blew his whistle, but was unable to stop in time.

 

Delta County Road Commission Lifting Restrictions Saturday

Good news for truckers…the Delta County Road Commission will lift weight and speed restrictions beginning at nine Saturday morning. Manager Jody Norman says they’re expecting an early spring, so the weight restriction signs will remain in place even though the restrictions are lifted. Norman says leaving the signs up will save the Commission time and money once the restrictions do come back on.
 

Michigan Treasury Asks Tax Preparers To Watch For Scams

With the individual income tax season kicking off this week, the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury) is asking tax preparers to be alert for a new two-part email scheme targeting tax professionals nationwide.

In the two-part scheme, a tax preparer initially receives an email from a potential client asking for services to file taxes. If the preparer responds, the cybercriminal sends a second email with an embedded web address or a PDF attachment with a web address allegedly linking to the taxpayer’s personal information.