Bodies Of Missing Men, Child Found In Lake Superior

The bodies of two men and a nine-year-old boy who did not return from an afternoon of fishing on Lake Superior` September 17 have been recovered.

Michigan State Police at the Calumet post are reporting that the sunken boat that had been carrying 43-year-old Steven Chartre, his son, Ethan, and 61-year-old Keith Karvonen was located Saturday at about 12:45 p.m.

The vessel was located by sonar used by two non-profit volunteer search and rescue organizations: Bruce’s Legacy from Black River Falls,

 

Hockeyville Events Planned All Day Sunday In Marquette

Excitement is building for the NHL exhibition hockey game, set for next Tuesday between the Buffalo Sabres and Carolina Hurricanes at Marquette’s Lakeview Arena.

Northern Michigan University is helping the city with a bunch of weekend events.

These events are all set for Sunday:

The slate of events kicks off at 12:30 p.m. with a Blue Line Club Luncheon in the Wildcat Room.

Fans will have the chance to interact with the team and alumni Dallas Drake and Doug Garrow.

 

Bay College M-TEC Center Offers Digital Photography Course

Bay College’s Training and Development (M-TEC) division is offering their 16-hour Basic Digital Photography workshop starting October 11, 2016. This workshop is designed for owners of a DSLR camera or a camera that has the capability of manual, aperture and/or shutter modes.

Instructor Scott Peterson will cover camera menu options and features, camera composition, exposure (aperture, ISO, and shutter speed), white balance, resolution, and compensation. This 16-hour workshop will give the amateur photographer a better understanding of the processes that will add enhancement to quality photography.

 

Michigan DNR Offers Safety Tips For Archery Hunters

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Michigan’s bow hunting season opens on Saturday, and Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are sharing tips for a safe hunting experience.

“Bow hunting is enjoyed by thousands of hunters every year in Michigan, and we want to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable hunting season,” said Sgt. Steve Orange, supervisor of the DNR’s hunter education program. “With the season upon us, every hunter should follow some common sense safety tips before heading to or being in the woods.”

 

Massasauga Rattlesnake Declared Threatened Species

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed the eastern massasauga rattlesnake as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act, stating that nearly 40 percent of the snake’s historical populations are now extirpated (no longer exist) and an additional 15 percent is of uncertain status.

The final rule listing the eastern massasauga appears in the Sept. 30, 2016, Federal Register and has an effective date of Oct. 31, 2016.

 

Calumet Man Dies In ATV Accident In Copper Country

A 54-year-old Calumet man is dead after crashing his A-T-V in Calumet Township Thursday.

State Police say James Meshbesher went airborne as he turned at the top of an embankment. He was able to call for help and was taken to Portage Hospital, where he later died. Troopers say alcohol appears to be a factor in the accident, which happened at about 5:30 Thursday afternoon. The investigation into the incident continues.
 

St. Ignace State Police Post Gets Award From MADD

The State Police Saint Ignace post has received an award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The Outstanding Law Enforcement Agency Award was presented Thursday in downstate Mount Pleasant. It recognizes the post’s commitment to enforcing drunk driving laws and reducing traffic crashes.

 

Marquette County Grouse Monument Damaged By Vehicle

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Law enforcement officers are investigating damage to a memorial stone at a Michigan Department of Natural Resources Grouse Enhanced Management Site (GEMS) in southern Marquette County.

GEMS are unique ruffed grouse hunting areas across the northern Lower and Upper peninsulas that provide great opportunities for a variety of hunters, including youth, seniors, adults new to the sport and seasoned veterans.

On Sept. 9, the South Marquette County GEMS was dedicated to Bill Rollo,

 

Harris Township Fire Department Fundraiser Set Saturday

Many small communities in the Upper Peninsula do not have large fire departments. So residents rely on volunteer firefighters for that protection.

In Menominee County’s Harris Township, the Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fundraiser Saturday morning in Wilson. This is the first time they’ve put on the “Harvest Run”, which is actually a 5-K run or walk.

Assistant Fire Chief Erik Adams tells the Radio Results Network that the money that’s raised on Saturday will go toward a special project that will help to train the volunteers on major fires.
 

NMU Students Spruce Up Noquemanon Forestville Trailhead

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Electrical Line Technician Students from Northern Michigan University recently completed a project at the Noquemanon Forestville Trail Head.  Students installed six poles, conductors and lighting fixtures to provide lighting at the trail head parking lot.  The Marquette Board of Light and Power donated six used poles for the project, and the Noquemanon Trail Network provided the conductor and lighting fixtures.

“Projects like this help students gain an appreciation for the real-world activities that line crews must accomplish on a daily basis,