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.

 

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.

 

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.
 

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Two Teens Suspected Of Starting Weekend Fire In Ishpeming

Ishpeming Police say that the fire that destroyed a home in the city last weekend was a case of arson.

The fire happened on Sunday in the 600 block of North First Street, and Detective Chad Radabaugh says that two teenagers are suspected of starting the fire.

The kids apparently lit a cardboard box on fire behind the home, and when the fire started to grow, they tried to put it out.

 

Gregory Ihander Found Guilty Of Second Degree Murder

Guilty of second degree murder.

That was the verdict Thursday afternoon in the murder trial of Gregory Ihander. The 49-year-old Menominee Township man was convicted of stabbing and killing his girlfriend, Jolene Eichhorn of Carney, back in September of 2015. He also put her body inside the trunk of a car and parked it at the Cedar River State Harbor.

The jury had the choice of either first degree or second degree murder,

 

Warm Weather Conditions Force Cancellation Of Manistique Events

There’s been some changes to this weekend’s Winter Fest activities in Manistique.

Due to the unseasonably-warm weather conditions, the Little Jiggers Ice Fishing Tournament scheduled for Saturday morning has been cancelled. Manistique Recreation Director Kristi King tells the Radio Results Network that the ice conditions on the Quarry Lake are not good enough to safely have the kids on the ice.

Also, the Cardboard Classic Sled Race that was scheduled to be held at the ski hill in Central Park has been cancelled.