- The Marinette School District has postponed the Junior Olympics for Wednesday, May 24th to Thursday, May 25th. Junior Olympics is for all 3rd & 4th grade students.
- The Elcho -vs- Lena/Star Tournament Softball game is postponed until 2pm tomorrow.
MSHDA Awarded 400-hundred-thousand dollars in neighborhood enhancement grants last week to Eleven communities around Michigan who will benefit from the Neighborhood Enhancement Program. The grant will create high-impact activities that are tied to enhancing and stabilizing the area. The Menominee- Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency is receiving 30-thousand-dollars to be used for porch improvements, exterior paint, windows, doors, minor repairs, and accessibility ramps.
The ride begins at the Band Shell at Marina Park in Menominee at 7pm. The purpose of the ride is to honor those who have been injured or killed in car – bicycle accidents and to raise awareness that bicyclists share the roads with motorists.
Representative Bill St. Martin says anyone who would like join the ride is welcome and can join the group at the Marina Park Bandshell tonight at 7pm. If you have questions you can call 906-863-93-61 for more information.
The Iron Mountain Police Department is seeking information for a man wanted on a felony warrant for domestic violence.
Police are looking for Benjamin Martinez, 34. He’s wanted on charges of aggravated domestic violence, domestic violence – second offense, and habitual offender – fourth notice.
According to the police department, the crimes Martinez is wanted on occurred in September of 2016. He is still believed to be in the Iron Mountain area.
If you know where Benjamin Martinez is, you’re asked to send a private Facebook message to the police department or call them at (906) 774-1234.
If you’ve you checked your mailbox this week there’s a good chance that you’ve received a blue bag from your letter carrier and that means it’s the 25th annual National Letter Carrier Food Drive that is being held tomorrow, Saturday, May 13th. In 20-16, Marinette and Menominee had over 13-thousand visits made to local food pantries.
The Stamp Out Hunger campaign is one of the largest fundraisers in our community that supplies local food pantries with close to 15-thousand pounds of non-perishable food items.
If you would like to participate you simply need to leave your blue bag or any other bag with non-perishable food items by your mailbox for your letter carrier to pick-up.
Menominee Schools are on a Yellow Alert. Doors are secure and students and staff cannot leave campus. Schools in Menominee to Manistique, Michigan are on lockdown.
According to WLUC, the Delta County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible threat that was made to a local gun shop that threatened a school shooting. Precautions were put into place after Escanaba Public Safety was made aware of an unusual phone call to a local business.
Public Safety says no further information will be released at this time.
This is a developing story. Bay Cities Radio News will have the latest information as it becomes available.
Big decisions are ahead of the Menominee County Board after last night’s board meeting when commissioner Larry Schei addressed the board with financial documentation and what the future direction of the airport really means for the tax payers in the community.
Schei says, once they lost their sponsorship all grandfathering for the airport through the F-A-A and M-DOT AERO was lost.
Schei says there’s no economic development dollars being budgeted for the airport.
The County Board must decide and vote whether or not they want to continue operating as a County Airport. But first, they must hold a special board meeting for public input which is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23rd at 5 p.m. at the Menominee County Courthouse.
Over the last month, the Marinette County Jail has seen a decrease in the number of inmates in the County Jail due to various factors and at yesterday’s Marinette County’s Law Enforcement Committee Update the Committee heard an updated from Tom Buorque from the Sheriff’s Department that there has been a lot of releases and resolved cases this year.
Bourque says the jail is on pace to increase this year.
Currently, there are 107 inmates lodged in the Marinette County jail and so far, this year, there has been 636 Bookings and 643 releases at the Marinette County Jail.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Burning and Fire Activity, burning is NOT allowed today. Therefore, burning in barrels, debris piles, and grass or wooded areas with your annual permit is prohibited. Campfires, though strongly discouraged, are permitted if used solely for cooking or warming purposes, but use extreme caution. To see if you’re county is a high fire danger area visit the DNR's website here
The Home Energy Assistance Program that helps hundreds of thousands of low-income families across the U.S. pay their heating and cooling bills is saved from elimination for this year. In March, President Donald Trump proposed cutting around 10 percent from the LIHEAP (LYE’-heep) budget. He also proposed to totally eliminating the program for the federal budget that begins October 1st which would include the 20-17 - 20-18 heating season. Congress restored funding for this year. However, the debate about funding the program for next year won’t be known until later this year.
To show support for those who work to uphold public safety, the WPS Foundation is encouraging all emergency response agencies in northeastern and north central Wisconsin to apply for the “Safety – It’s Worth the Energy” grant this spring.
Grant applications are being accepted now through June 30th. In order to be eligible to receive the grant, emergency response agencies must demonstrate the equipment or training they wish to acquire is part of a well-detailed effort to improve public safety.
The grant can be applied for online at www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/business/worth_energy_grant.aspx
The application period runs through June 1. A total of 200 elk and 7,140 bear licenses will be available for this year's seasons. Hunters can apply online, or at any authorized license agent or DNR Customer Service Center. Applications cost five-dollars.
A base license is not required to purchase an application. Only Michigan residents are eligible to apply for an elk license. Bear licenses are available for both residents and nonresidents. To learn more visit www.michigan.gov/dnr.
The City of Menominee would like to remind residents that due to the construction on 14th avenue, water will be turned off from 7am until 4pm today in the following locations: 14th Avenue from 21st Street to West Drive, 22nd Street from 14th Avenue to 15th Avenue, and 25th Street from 15th Street to 10th Avenue.
If you should have questions or concerns contact the City of Menominee at 906-863-2656.
The Menominee River Citizens Advisory Committee is hosting a cleanup of the community’s waterfront Saturday, May 6th and in order to make it a success they are asking for the community for their help. Committee Co-Chair, Mark Erickson says the cleanup has been on-going for the past 35 years.
Erickson says Nest Egg Marine is again hosting this event.
Check in is at 9am at Nest Egg Marine located at 300 Wells Street in Marinette with clean-up to begin at 9:30am. Supplies will be included as well as a pizza lunch for all volunteers provided by the M&M Great Lakes Sport Fishermen.
All of the planning for the REC Center led up to last night’s City of Marinette Council Meeting when the council needed to make their final decisions as to whether or not they would approve the three resolutions needed to secure the additional funds for the new Center and the Pierce Ave Street Project. Mayor Steve Genisot says were moving forward with the Recreation Center. Overall the City of Marinette borrowed a combined total of almost 17.5 million-dollars for both of the projects. You can expect to see these projects beginning in late May early June.
The OWI task force was deployed in the Crivitz and Marinette area this past Saturday, April 29th. And between the two cities there were 17 Traffic Stops, 14 Citations, 16 Warnings, 5 Equipment Warnings, 3 Operating While Intoxicated Offenses which included one – third offense and two – first offenses. There were also three drug arrests during this deployment, with two possession of drug paraphernalia and one possession of marijuana.
The Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands approved loans yesterday totaling slightly more than 2.5 million-dollars which includes the Town of Athelstane. The commissioners approved a State Trust Fund Loan totaling $75,000. to the Town of Athelstane to purchase a municipal vehicle. To learn more about the agency visit www.bcpl.wisconsin.gov
The proposal is set to pass the Assembly Tuesday. The measure would eliminate the requirement that children 16 and older obtain work permits. The permits cost 10 dollars each and require a parent's written consent. G-O-P supporters say it'd make it easier for children without parents to find jobs. Democrats counter that it would cut parents out of the loop and decrease state and local revenues by 730-thousand dollars. If the measure passes the Assembly, it would still need to pass the Senate before it goes to Republican Governor Scott Walker's desk.
36-year-old, Jonathan L. Wszelaki is sentenced in Marinette County Circuit Court last week for repeated drunken driving. Wszelaki will serve one to 18 months in prison, followed by two years extended supervision for driving while intoxicated, his fourth offense within five years. He must also pay over Four-thousand-dollars in fines as well as having a suspended driver’s license and ignition interlock is ordered for three years.