Listen to Eric Bergstrom talk to author, Carolyn Redman from Written Dreams publishing.
Listen to Eric Bergstrom talk to Butch Vig about his career as a producer to bands like Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Green Day, and Foo Fighters.
At yesterday morning’s Marinette County Finance and Insurance Committee meeting the committee received and update from the Marinette County’s I.T. Department. I.T. Director Kevin Solway says it’s been a very hectic few days.
Solway says an Officer from the Marinette Police Department witnessed the lightning strike the antenna.
While No Department within the Courthouse or Annex Building was without connectivity the damage totaled forty-thousand-dollars in equipment repairs.
In 1974 the disappearance of business owner Loren Monro who owned the Music box in Porterfield has come to a successful ending. Last week Friday, Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve held a press conference regarding the missing man and what led to the re-opening of the case.
Sauve says he wanted to take a closer look using modern technology.
In 1974, Munro had an outstanding warrant for the sexual assault of a child and when he failed to appear for the charge, he was deemed to have disappeared under a suspicious circumstance. With the help from the F.B.II and the U.S. Navy the 43-year-old Marinette County warrant is rescinded and the case is now closed.
It looks as though Menominee County is taking the steps necessary to find the right fit for the County Administrator Position. At yesterday’s Menominee County Personnel Committee meeting the committee heard from various county employees and board members as to how it’s internally affecting Administrative Assistant Sherry DuPont. Recently Dupont addressed the County with an offer to step in as Interim Administrator until the board could decide their next course of action. Commissioner Bernie Lang says it seems as though each commissioner has their own agenda.
Lang says they should accept Sherry’s proposal in total, establish a wage, and hire a search firm to initiate the hiring process of the administrator.
After much discussion, the committee agreed to forward to the county board a motion to propose the hiring of Sherry as interim administrator and the hiring of an outside firm to search for a County Administrator.
At last night’s Menominee County Board Meeting commissioners addressed the harsh realities of the ailing airport. Commissioners expressed their concerns with funding the airport and are looking to the City and others to come forward to help if they want the airport to remain.
While several people addressed the board it was Representative Wayne Beyer of the Menominee County Pilot Association that says the industry needs the airport...Menominee would be a ghost town without it.
The Menominee County Commissioners are urging the community to submit their concerns, thoughts, and suggestions about the airport.
Michigan is making it easy to enjoy the outdoors all weekend long...Grab a fishing rod and enjoy a FREE fishing weekend this Saturday and Sunday, June 10th and 11th. Michigan DNR Representative, Elyse Walter says residents and non-residents alike can fish without a license.
During Michigan’s free fishing weekend, State Park passes and ORV passes are also waived so you can enjoy a full weekend of fun. To learn of events in our area visit www.michigan.gov/freefishing
Stories of hairy monsters, skunk apes, and medieval Wildman have been circling the globe since 500 B.C. ...which includes stories of sightings in Marinette and Menominee County in 19-79 and 20-15. Craig Sulk of the Hyden adventure is a co-host of the bigfoot convention being held this weekend and he says they’ll have scientific facts that bigfoot does exists.
Saulk says a paranormal investigator will also be speaking.
For those who are interested or skeptical that Sasquatch exists and would like to see the factual evidence...the first annual Bigfoot Convention is being held this Saturday, June 10th at the Little Nugget Golf Course in Wallace beginning at 9am.
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At last week’s Marinette County Board Meeting, County Board Chairman Mark Anderson updated the board regarding the Brown County Board picking up the resolution regarding the opposition of the Back Forty Mine. Anderson says, he attended a land conservation meeting in Brown County in May
The Brown County Board will be meeting this Wednesday, June 7th at 6pm
Grey skies and the potential for rain can't stop the crowds from coming out for the third annual Family Recreation Day in downtown Menominee. Tomorrow’s event emphasizes the importance of family as well as local business.
Area non-profit organizations team with those businesses to provide numerous family-friendly and pet-friendly activities during the event.
The Event runs from 9am until 3pm at Marina Park in Menominee with the Grand Finale of thousands of ping pongs being dropped from an actual helicopter.
In a special County Board meeting yesterday morning, the board discussed the only candidate, Irina Rivard, who was present and interviewed for the position. Larry Phelps Third District Commissioner says the board came to a mutual decision regarding the candidate.
As of yesterday morning, the board has yet to hear from the other candidate, Anthony Person, who missed his interview. The board agreed to will be meeting sometime in the next week to determine what their next course of action will be.
In a Special City Council meeting last night, the council approved the City’s five-year Capital Improvement Program which is a part of the budget process. The CIP identifies the potential cost for major improvement items within the City. City Manager, Tony Graff says the total amount of the plan is five point two-million-dollars over a five-year period.
Graff says this year they did receive public input that community members would like to see on the plans.
This year the City reduced the capital program to a little over five-hundred-thousand-dollars. However, they will be replacing snowplows in their aging fleet, updates to the library, complex updates for City Hall, as well as updates for the Police and Fire Department.
Marinette County Administrator, John Lafabvre (LA-FAVE) is now able to put forth all his efforts by strictly being the County Administrator... At this week’s, Marinette County Board Meeting County Administrator and Land Information Director John Lafabvre announced to the board that he recommends Greg Cleereman to fill the Land Conservation Director positon. LaFave says Greg has been with the county for 20 years.
Lafabvre says Cleerman served underneath him as Land Information Director.
The County Board unanimously approved Cleerman to fill the position as the new Marinette County Land Information Director effective Sunday, June 4th.
At this week’s Marinette County Board meeting, Jamie Johnson from NEWCAP addressed the board with a proposal for Marinette County to be the lead county for the Rural Economic and area Development Initiative (READI) grant program. Johnson says there is certain programs that can come out of the READI program.
Johnson says that NEWCAP is one of only six community development agencies in the State of Wisconsin.
The board unitedly approved the READI program and availability of the funds are a first come, first serve basis. If you should have questions regarding this program you’re asked to contact NEWCAP of Marinette for more information.
Yesterday, 52-year-old, Michael John Santi appeared with his lawyer in Marinette County Court to receive his sentence for the 2015 incident in which he led authorities on a high-speed pursuit that began in Middle Inlet and ended on the Northside of Iron Mountain, Michigan.
Santi, at the time, believed demons were chasing along with an arch angel. Judge James Morrison says that Santi not only put his own life at risk but he also put the lives of officers, rescue workers, and pedestrians at risk in two states.
Judge Morrison says his conduct was grossly reckless.
Santi was sentenced to six-months in jail with credit for the 223 days already served. He is also ordered to pay $36.83 for the Officers car mirror that he sideswiped during the incident.
The Marinette Market formerly Marinette Farm Market opens TOMORROW, June 2nd. The market will feature a variety of homegrown products from produce to non-profit groups and musicians.
The Market is located on Stephenson Island every Friday from 2pm until 6pm.
If you would like to be a vendor applications can be picked up at the Marinette Welcome Center next to the Stephenson Public Libarary. For more information contact Marinette City Hall at 715-732-5139.
At last week’s Menominee School District Board meeting I had the opportunity to ask the incoming Superintendent John Manns how the school’s finances are looking for the next school year. He says he has been working with Diana Howell from the I-S-D and has worked through the budget line-by-line but hasn’t released anything to the School Board at this time.
Manns says he does not want to say anything publicly where he’s at with the finances.
As of now Mans continues to work through the school’s finances and is hoping to release them to the Board in the very near future.
25-year-old, Trevor John Phelps, of Marinette is sentenced to maximum allowed for the battery of an officer. In the Town of Peshtigo in January of this year, law enforcement officials were called after a bystander from a nearby business witnessed a man jump out of a moving vehicle. Officials attempted see if Phelps was okay when he became agitated and began to head-butt an official. Phelps is sentenced to three-years initial confinement, three-years extended supervision, and up to ten-thousand dollars in fines.