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.

 

Change Of Venue Ordered In Iron County Murder Case

There’ll be no change of venue for an Iron River woman accused of killing two men—one her boyfriend and the other her husband. Local Three News reports two motions to move the trial of Kelly Cochran out of Iron County were rejected Thursday by Judge Richard Celello. The motions were both based on media coverage. So Cochran’s trial will begin February 13th as scheduled. Cochran is accused of killing boyfriend Christopher Regan, then dismembering and burning his body back in 2014.
 

Blood Drives Scheduled Across Upper Peninsula Throughout February

There are a series of blood drives scheduled for the month of February to help the blood bank at the Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center in Marquette. This blood bank serves 13 hospitals across the U.P. Upcoming Blood Drives throughout the Upper Peninsula (see cities in parenthesis)

Monday January 30, 2017, Integrity Care (Iron Mountain)
The U.P. Regional Blood Center , a service of UPHSM, will hold a  blood drive on Monday January 30,

 

Reps. LaFave, Dianda Given House Committee Assignments

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, will help lead a key House committee safeguarding Michigan’s natural resources, Speaker Tom Leonard announced on Thursday.

LaFave will be vice chair of the House Natural Resources Committee during the 2017-18 session of the Legislature. He also will serve as a member of House committees for Energy Policy, Insurance and the Judiciary.

“I’m a lifelong resident of the Upper Peninsula, and Michigan’s natural resources are our treasures,” LaFave said.

 

UP Health System Makes Donation To Noquemanon

UP Health System has donated $10,000 to the Noquemanon 2017 Ski Marathon. 

Jason Rolling, Noquemanon Race Director, accepted the check at UP Health System – Marquette on January 26. Rolling has held the position of Race Director for two years and has been long involved with the race.

Despite underwhelming snowfall this year, a great turnout is still expected at the race. The course has been shortened to a well-conditioned trail to adapt to weather conditions and snow coverage.
 

Applications Accepted For Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship

Since 2000, the Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $458,000 in scholarships and educational awards to outstanding youth who have exhibited at the premier livestock events in the state of Michigan.

To be eligible for either the MYLSF general scholarship or the statewide scholarship, the applicant must be a resident of Michigan and a graduating high school senior or a high school graduate continuing their education at an accredited institution in the year in which they are applying.