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Closure to the Light House begins Today.

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The walkway to the Light House in the City of Menominee will be closed to pedestrians from Monday, July 10th through Friday, July 14th to install new landscaping materials.

The contractor will be operating large equipment so they do not want to create any safety issues related to pedestrians walking through the work area.

They will not impact boat traffic using the launch facilities in anyway. It is possible that the installation may not take the entire week if the weather cooperates. If you should need additional information please contact Menominee City Hall.

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Street & Boat Closures in Marinette will begin Friday, July 7th.

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The City of Marinette Street and Boat Launch Closures will begin today and go throughout the weekend ...Beginning at five p.m. today Stephenson Island and boom landing will be closed until July 9th at 8:00 p.m. City of Marinette Public Works Superintendent Mike Swiatnicki  says since Stephenson Island holds all of the activities the boat launch is closed.



Swiatnicki there will be NO boat traffic on the Menominee River due to the fireworks.


The Stephenson Public Library parking lot is also closed from 3:00 a.m. Saturday July 8th until Sunday July 9th at 6:00 p.m. A FREE shuttle to the island is available at Jack’s Fresh Market in Menominee from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.

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Construction of the new Community REC Center is on schedule.

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Monsoon like storms and ten inches of rain won’t stop the construction of the new Community REC Center.  At this weeks, City of Marinette City Council meeting the council learned the project is on time and budget in their monthly project update from Scheerer Construction. Site Manager Bruce Bradley says for as soft and sandy as the site is, the rain helped firm up areas.



Bradley says they’ve received their submitting for the per-engineered building and are able to move forward.

As of this week, the entire projected is expected to be completed by the end January 20-18.

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It’s the biggest weekend of the summer for the City of Marinette!

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The City holds its 7th annual Logging and Heritage Festival this weekend.
Marinette Mayor Steve Genisot.



City Clerk Lana Bero says there is a change to the parade route this year due to construction on Riverside Avenue.



Logging and Heritage Fest weekend begins with a fish boil at Red Arrow Park this evening. Activities then take place primarily on and around Stephenson Island in Marinette Saturday and Sunday.


There will be live family entertainment including Saturday’s Great Lakes Timber Show. The Logging and Heritage fireworks display is set for Saturday at dusk...and the annual parade down Main Street kicks off at noon.

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This Saturday you could be sailing the waters of Green Bay, for free!

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The M&M Yacht club is holding their annual “meet the fleet” Saturday, July 8th at the Menominee Marina. This is an opportunity for those who don’t have sailboats or powerboats to sail on the Bay of Green Bay. Vice Commodore of Power for the M&M Yacht Club Sue Mars.



Mars says people enjoy riding on the Bay of Green Bay.



Meet the fleet is free and open to the public for ages five and up. Rides begin at ten a.m and 11:30 a.m. with afternoon rides beginning at two p.m. To reserve your spot call 715-923-30-74.

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Operation Gratitude with the Country Inn & Suites of Marinette

opgrat drk blue1A national program supporting the nation’s Military and their families makes its way to Marinette... Guests who stay at the Carlson Country Inn and Suites in Marinette can leave notes of thanks to those who are serving our country. Marinette Country Inn and Suites Manager Megan Gagnon says this is a part of the military first initiative.


Gagnon  says Carlson Country Inn and Suites is gearing up to deliver its two-millionth care package.



The Marinette Country Inn and Suites invites you to come and in write a thank you note to those serving in the Military. Their located at 20-20 Old Peshtigo Road and for more information about the Operation Gratitude call (715) 732-3400.

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The City of Marinette makes their decision regarding Aquila Resources proposed sulfide mine with two resolutions.

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The City of Marinette passes a resolution opposing Aquila Resources proposed sulfide mine in a special council meeting last night with a vote of six to two...but it didn’t end there. Council member Jason Flatt wanted to amend the newly passed resolution to include verbiage to protect the sacred grounds of the Menominee Nation Tribe. Flatt says it’s easy to acknowledge the environmental and economic impact of the mine.



Flatt says the mine seems to be a slam-dunk issue.


After consulting with the City Attorney and referring to the City Bylaws the City of Marinette amended their resolution to include verbiage in a vote of six to two.

Also, a second resolution passes urging legislation to allow input from adjacent governmental entities on the regulation of Sulfide Mining along boundary waters between Michigan and Wisconsin.

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The City of Marinette could be taking action tonight regarding the proposed Sulfide Mine!

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A special meeting of the Common Council will begin at 6:45 p.m. or directly after the regular monthly council meeting. Tonight, the council face two resolutions that require action.

The first is regarding Aquila Resources Back Forty Mine and the second urges legislation to allow input from adjacent Governmental entities on the regulation of Sulfide Mining Operations along boundary waters between Michigan and Wisconsin.

There will be NO public comment during the special meeting. 

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Change in the Trash Pick-Up for City of Marinette.

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Due to the Fourth of July holiday, the City of Marinette Public Works Department is reminding residents of Marinette that there will be no garbage, recycle, or junk collection tomorrow July 4th.

Normal collection will take place today. However, the rest of the week, garbage will be picked up a day later. So, if your regular collection day is Tuesday it will now be Wednesday.

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Supervised Playgrounds in Marinette closed for Holiday.

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If your child attends any of the three supervised playgrounds in the City of Marinette there will be closures today. Due to the Fourth of July Holiday the City of Marinette Supervised Playgrounds will be closed on today July third and tomorrow, Tuesday, July Fourth.  All activities will resume on Wednesday July Fifth at the Duer Gym, Fred Carney Park, and Higley Field.

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Free Swimming for Independence Day at the Marinette Civic Center!

marinette civic centerArea residents are invited to come out and celebrate the Fourth of July at the Marinette Civic Center. The City of Marinette Recreation Department is celebrating Independence Day in a special way again this year. Recreation Department Program Assistant Terri Florek says its super exciting!

Free swimming is open to everyone from one p.m. until four p.m. tomorrow July Fourth!

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The latest Littoral Combat Ship to be manufactured at Marinette Marine is launched Saturday.

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The future USS Billings made its way into the Menominee River Saturday and is one step closer to joining the U.S. Navy’s fleet. Michigan Congressman Jack Bergman says this is a war fighting product that we need as a country to keep America safe and it’s built right here in Michigan and Wisconsin.




Wisconsin Congressman Mike Gallagher a strong advocate for the LCS program says it’s time to start investing in our workforce.

According to Lockheed Martin the LCS 15 will be focused on mine-clearing, anti-submarine & anti-surface warfare missions. The future USS Billings is part of the 355 ships the U-S Navy is working to get.  

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A Crivitz Man who was sent to Prison for a Murder-For-Hire Plot Dies in Prison.

dettmering courtRobert Dettmering, 76, pleaded no contest on January 20 and was convicted of conspiracy to commit first-degree intentional homicide.

The Department of Corrections confirmed the death, saying Dettmering died Thursday evening and they have started an internal investigation. 

Prosecutors say Dettmering offered a man $10,000 to kill his son and his son's wife in July of last year.  

The man instead called the Marinette County Sheriff's Office and the Wisconsin Department of Justice sent an agent posing as a hit man to meet at Dettmering's bar, Kranky Bob's. Dettmering was arrested when he offered the agent $1,000 as a down payment on the murders.

Dettmering said he was upset his son was selling property he had given him.

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List of Wisconsin's Fourth of July Festivities!

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Wisconsin's Independence Day Activities

Friday, June 30

HOWARD: Fireworks at dusk, Meadowbrook Park.

OSHKOSH: 4 p.m. Sawdust Days, Menominee Park

Saturday, July 1

BRILLION: Fireworks at dusk, Deer Run Golf course.

GOODMAN: 10 a.m. Family Fest, Goodman Township Park - Fireworks at dusk, Lake Hilbert.

GRESHAM: 11 a.m. parade - Fireworks at dusk.

OSHKOSH: 12 p.m. Sawdust Days, Menominee Park

ROCK ISLAND: 11 a.m. Friends of Rock Island Picnic, Rock Island State Park.

Sunday, July 2

NESHKORO: 8:30 a.m. Neshkoro Fire Department Car Show, Main Street (Hwy 73) - 8:30 p.m. concert, Rivers Edge Park - Fireworks at dusk, Rivers Edge Park.

OSHKOSH: 12 p.m. Sawdust Days, Menominee Park

Monday, July 3

APPLETON: 4 p.m. festivities, Memorial Park. Fireworks at dusk.

CLINTONVILLE: 5 p.m. festivities, W.A. Olen Athletic Field. Fireworks at dusk.

KELLNERSVILLE: 6 p.m. children's carnival, Community Park. Fireworks at dusk.

NEENAH/MENASHA: 12 p.m. CommunityFest, Curtis Reed Square and Shattuck Park - 9:15 p.m. Parade of Lights, Riverside Park.

OSHKOSH: 12 p.m. Sawdust Days, Menominee Park.

RIPON: 7 p.m. Wisconsin Symphonic Winds Patriotic Concert, Ripon College (Harwood Memorial Union).

SHAWANO: 9 p.m. fireworks, Shawano Municipal Airport.

SHEBOYGAN: 12 p.m. South Pier Carnival - Venetian Boat Parade at dusk, Sheboygan riverfront.

Tuesday, July 4

ALLOUEZ: 10 a.m. U.S. history family events at Heritage Hill State Historical Park.

BAILEYS HARBOR: 7:30 a.m. pancake breakfast, fire station, followed by town-wide festivities - 10 a.m. parade (north to south), The Ridges Sanctuary - Fireworks at dusk

BONDUEL: 11 a.m. parade followed by festivities at Village Park. 9:45 p.m. fireworks.

CRIVITZ: 10:45 a.m. flag-raising, village hall - 11 a.m. parade, downtown - Festivities and flea market, Community Veterans Park - 9:30 p.m. fireworks.

FOND DU LAC: 7:30 p.m. Fond du Lac Symphonic Band Americana Concert, Lakeside Park - 9:30 p.m. fireworks, Lakeside Park.

GREEN BAY: 9 a.m. Fire Over the Fox festival, Leicht Memorial Park, CityDeck, Neville Public Museum - 1 p.m. Liberty Bell ringing at the courthouse - 3:15 p.m. Waterboard Warriors water ski show - 9:45 p.m. fireworks along Fox River downtown.

 

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Independence Day Festivities in Menominee County

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Independence Day Festivities throughout Menominee County

Hermansville – Parade: Sunday, July 2 at 11:30 a.m.; Fireworks: Sunday, July 2 at dusk at Hermansville Park
Menominee – Kid Parade: Tuesday, July 4 at 6:30 p.m.; Joint Fireworks with Marinette: Tuesday, July 4 at dusk at Great Lakes Memorial Marina Park
Powers-Spaulding – Parade: Tuesday, July 4 at 10:30 a.m. CT
Stephenson – Parade: Saturday, July 1 at 11:00 a.m.

 

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Menominee Athletic Hall of Fame Entry Form

Menominee LogoThere is little less than one month left to enter the Menominee Athletic Hall of Fame. To learn how you can nominate someone click on the link here to download the form.

Menominee Athletic Hall of Fame Form

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It’s History in the making this week, as the first female appointed District Attorney will be sworn in.

DeShay Morrow

It’s been a little over a week since newly appointed District Attorney DeShea Morrow stepped into her new role as Marinette County’s District Attorney and I was fortunate enough to catch up with D.A. DeShay in between court cases Tuesday morning. 

Morrow says she is very honored to have the title as District Attorney and it’s a great responsibility.

Morrow says once she gets the lawyers on board she will proceed forward and execute a plan that she has in mind.

District Attorney DeShay Morrow is officially being sworn in as Marinette County District Attorney this Thursday at 3:45 p.m. by Judge Miron in Court Branch 1.

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One Marinette County Supervisor speaks out about other Wisconsin Counties passing resolutions opposing the Back Forty Mine.

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At Tuesday’s Marinette County Board of Supervisors Meeting I had the opportunity to speak with Chairperson Mark Anderson about Brown and Door County’s decisions regarding the Back Forty Mine. Anderson says the board should be pleased with Brown County’s decision to support the opposition of the mine.



Anderson says he is glad other boards across the State are starting to take notice.


Door County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday morning for their monthly meeting. There isn’t word yet what, if any, action is being taken against the Back Forty Mine.

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The debate over whether or not to advance Menominee County's Administrative Assistant to Interim Administrator is decided.

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At last night’s Menominee County Board meeting the board agreed to appoint Sherry DuPont as Menominee County’s Interim County Administrator but not after a lengthy discussion about DuPont’s proposal. Commissioner Bernie Lang says this is a package deal.


Board Chairperson Charlie Meintz says he thought the proposal went a little too far.


Ultimately, the board voted six to three in favor of DuPont serving as Interim County Administrator effective immediately.

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Marinette County adopts the Carlson - Dettman pay plan.

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Beginning next month, Marinette County will be utilizing a new pay plan.  At yesterday’s Marinette County Board of Supervisors meeting the board went through a variety of amendments to the policies and procedures to be able to implement the Carlson and Dettman pay plan.

 

Marinette County Administrator John LaFabvre  says this pay plan has been a discussion item for the last six to eight months.


LeFabvre says for the most part, Carlson Dettman pay plan is complete.



The new pay plan goes into effect for Marinette County on July 16th.

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