Twin Cities partner for the Fourth of July Fireworks Display.

Marinette and Menominee might be a couple of City’s but their residents make up one Community…And that one community’s voice was heard by the City of Marinette and

the City of Menominee when it came down to the Fourth of July Fireworks. At Monday evening’s, Marinette City Council meeting the council discussed the idea of joining with the City of Menominee in sharing the Fourth of July fireworks display. Marinette Mayor, Steve Genisot, read a letter from the Menominee City Manager, Tony Graff, inviting the City of Marinette to explore the opportunity to work together as twin cities.

Marinette Mayor, Steve Genisot

The Marinette City Council wholeheartedly supports the joint venture and approved the M & M Fireworks event, as well as the five-thousand-dollar donation towards the fireworks display. A future joint city council meeting will be announced.

MM Fireworks Letter

 

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The City and County of Marinette discuss UNITY in TOURISM

Tourism LogoAt Yesterday’s Marinette Tourism Commission meeting the City and Marinette County discussed the possibility of moving forward in a joint effort for tourism. Marinette County Chair, Mark Anderson, says this is just one of many items that the County and the City should be working on.

Marinette County Chairman, Mark Anderson 

Marinette Mayor, Steve Genisot, says it’s not just the City of Marinette it’s all of Marinette County that benefits from tourism.

Marinette Mayor, Steve Genisot
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Mayor Genisot goes on to say that they need to start thinking bigger and broader to get people to come and visit the area and enjoy everything that Marinette and the County has to offer.

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A conversation with Beau LaFave...

Each week we highlight an Individual or Organization in our Community. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of speaking with the 108th District Representative, Beau LaFave,Beau Lafave about what he is doing in Lansing and how he is enjoying his time serving as a Michigan State Representative. As most of you are aware, LaFave, replaced termed out Representative, Ed McBroom, last November in a close race with Sheriff Scott Celello. Beau LaFave represents Menominee, Dickinson, and Delta Counties and is a resident of Iron Mountain, Michigan.

Listen here as we speak about what's happening in Lansing.

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VA holding Town Hall meetings for Veterans.

Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical CenterTown Hall meetings are being held at two VFW locations for Veterans Tuesday.
The Oscar G. Johnson VA medical center is holding two town hall meetings for Veterans on Tuesday, March 7th,2017. The first location will be held at the VFW Post 2063 in Crivitz at 1pm; while the next meeting will be held in Menominee at the American Legion Post 146 at 5pm. VA Public Affairs Officer, Brad Nelson, says the meetings are open to all Veterans and their families.



Nelson says this is a good time for the VA to talk one-on-one with the Veterans to really know how they feel about the VA care.OGJVAMCBannerImage

Nelson mentions that if you haven’t been to a town hall meeting and would like to learn more or cannot attend either of these meetings, you can contact him, Brad Nelson, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain at 800 – 215 – 8262 extension 32001.

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We have to find a better way!

Tourism LogoWe have to find a better way! It was heard many times throughout this week’s Marinette County Board meeting.
Only this time it was expressed by Interim County Administrator, John Lefebvre, as he spoke about the Carlson – Dettman Wage Study. Currently, the County is about three weeks behind schedule with the study but March will more than make up for the delay, when the County Board decides on a step or merit pay structure for its employees. Lefebvre says, currently the county is based on a merit pay structure but it isn’t being utilized.


LeFebvre says, he wants the county board members to understand that he does not want to use the existing investments to pay salaries.

During this time, all department heads will be reviewing the hierarchy of their staff and Interim Administrator Lefebvre and Human Resources will be looking at the County as a whole. A Carlson – Dettman representative will also be on hand to assist and address any pay structure concerns.

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