Michigan DNR Hosting ‘Wildlife Through Forestry’ Events In U.P.


The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently launched a project designed to demonstrate to private landowners that they can accomplish their wildlife habitat enhancement goals and objectives by careful implementation of a well-written resource management plan.

As part of this effort – using funding from a Natural Resources Conservation Service grant – the DNR will offer “Wildlife Through Forestry” forums in the western Upper Peninsula over the next few months.

Each of these forums will include a presentation on an interesting and important wildlife- related topic,


Northern Michigan University Hosting Policing Forum Monday

Northern Michigan University will host a Police-Community Relations Forum from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in room 122 of the Jacobetti Complex. The forum is structured for a maximum attendance of 100. It is presented by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).

In addition to the forum, a short survey for residents to provide feedback on how to advance police-community relations in their area is available until Monday, March 20, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ExeDir2016-2



Outhouse Races Draw Big Crowds To Downtown Trenary


It’s a 24-year tradition in the small Alger County town of Trenary: the Outhouse Classic.

Several thousand people converge on Trenary every year for the races, and this weekend’s event was no different.

The recent snowfall helped to make it an easy ride down the town’s main street for the dozens of imaginative entries. It was a party atmosphere all afternoon long, despite windy conditions.

The money that’s raised at the Outhouse races helps local non-profit groups,


Coast Guard To Start Breaking Ice In Bay of Green Bay Monday

Starting Monday, February 27, the U.S. Coast Guard will conduct ice breaking operations in the bay of Green Bay west of Sturgeon Bay, WI.

USCGC MOBILE BAY http://www.uscg.mil/d9/cgcMobileBay/ is scheduled to depart Sturgeon Bay, WI and transit to and from the bay of Green Bay.

Monday morning. the cutter will embark scientists from NOAAs Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/) and transport them to the ice west of the ship canal to document ice thickness and ice formations in conjunction with a satellite flyover.


Cold, Windy Conditions For ‘Walk For Warmth’ Events


It was a cold, windy morning on Saturday across the Upper Peninsula. And as people continued to dig out from Friday’s winter storm, the cold weather was perfect for the Walk For Warmth fundraising events.

The walks were held in Escanaba, Manistique, and Menominee, to help local residents who are having trouble paying their home-heating bills. The Community Action Agency says that the money that was raised on Saturday helps to “fill the void”


Remains Of Korean War Soldier From Manistique Coming Home

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Friday that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

WJMN-Local Three News reports that Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert R. Cummings, 20, of Manistique, Michigan, will be buried March 4 in Clarksville, Tennessee.

In late November, 1950, after several months of battle alongside the United Nations Command and Republic of Korea against the Korean People’s Army,


Michigan Celebrates February As Children Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, which serves as a reminder that what your kids eat can be just as important as whether they brush their teeth and how often they floss.

“Studies show that people who don’t eat a healthy, balanced diet that includes fruits and vegetables have a greater chance of severe gum disease, which is bad news for the 300,000 kids across Michigan who don’t have access to fresh fruits and vegetables,” said Ted O’Dell,


DNR Recruiting ORV Instructors; Escanaba Event Set For May

Black Mountain Recreation Area

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is recruiting instructors for its off-road vehicle safety education program.

This volunteer opportunity allows ORV enthusiasts to share their love and knowledge of the sport with new riders, while teaching them safe and responsible ORV operation to provide an enjoyable riding experience.

All ORV instructors must attend a three-day academy to learn policy and procedure, classroom management and teaching concepts. Instructors will have the chance to experience various aspects of ORV operation including basic hands-on operational skills on off-highway motorcycles,


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.