There 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 22nd Annual Art-for-All is being held at the Great Lakes Memorial Marina Park in Menominee on Sunday, June 25th. This event attracts artists from all over the United States to the historic downtown. Art-for-All Co-Chair Missy Peterson says the Marina will have every type of art that you can think of.
Peterson says the event truly is for everyone.
The Annual Art-for-All event begins at ten a.m. on Sunday, June 25th at the Marina Park in Menominee and goes until four p.m.
It’s the last Sunday of June which means it’s time for the BAMC Menominee River Century Bike Ride. The 36th annual Century Bike Ride is being held this Sunday, June 25th and is hosted by Bay Area Medical Center. BAMC Marketing Director John Hofer says the ride covers over 200 miles of road.
Helmets are required to participate in the ride and you’re advised to arrive early due to the number of cyclists in attendance.
Register on line here www.mrcride.com
This Sunday, June 25th you’re invited to the Breakfast on the Farm hosted this year by the Golden Ridge Dairy in Crivitz. Breakfast on the Farm Chairperson Corey Kuchta says to come out and enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast.
Kutcha says they’ve added a new attraction this year.
The cost for Adults is $7.00, children ages 6 to 10 is $4.00, and children 5 and under are Free! For more information and directions on how to get to this year’s Marinette County Breakfast on the Farm you can visit their Facebook page or visit www.dairydaysofsummer.com .
This amazing video captures the tranquility and serenity that makes Marinette County and the Upper Peninsula such a spectacular place to live, work, raise a family, and explore. It also shows the many Waterfalls throughout Marinette County along with the Beauty of the Menominee River. If you ever get the opportunity to explore the beauty of Marinette County and the U.P. it is definitely recommended.
At a Wednesday evening meeting of the Brown County Board the board voted against the proposed sulfide mine. Brown County District 1 Supervisor Tom Sieber says Brown County is taking all of the risk.
District 5 Supervisor Staush Gruszynski says in Wisconsin you have to show the one of the mines hasn’t polluted in the past ten years.
The Brown County Board voted against the proposed sulfide mine with a vote of 21 to zero with two abstentions and three absences. Next week Tuesday, June 27th at nine a.m. the Door County Board of Supervisors will be addressing the Back Forty Mine.
Click here to view the agenda for Door County
At this week’s Marinette School District School Board meeting the board approved the resolution awarding the sale of over 8.4 million-dollars in general obligation promissory notes. Marinette School District Finance Director Brian Walters says the school’s financial advisors went out to the bond market for potential investors to bid.
Walters says this is phase two of Act 32.
The School District was hoping for a rate of 2.75%. However, due to the amount of interest they were able to secure a lower rate of two-point-one-seven-percent 2.17%.
The staff at the Marinette School District will be receiving getting a bump in their wages. At this week’s Marinette School Board meeting the board approved the 20-17 – 18 Support Staff Compensation and Adjustments. Finance Director Brian Walters says there is two pieces to this.
Walters says the adjustments are for the re-categorized positions.”
The two-percent raises for the staff at the Marinette School District will be in effect beginning July 1st.
At Tuesday night’s Marinette School Board meeting, Athletic Director Dean Furton furnished the amended code of conduct to the board. Furton says the code hasn’t been updated since 2012.
Furton says this past year the district followed their code in different situations and during that time they noticed that the consequences were varied; It was at that time they realized it needed to be rectified.
The Marinette School District followed their usual review process which included an extensive review of what is occurring in competing districts, what WIAA expects, and ultimately making sure it aligns with the Marine Way. Which the Board unanimously agreed and approved to begin in the 2017 – 18 School year.
The first of many conversations with Marinette Mayor Steve Genisot and City of Menominee Manager Tony Graff. In this edition we talk about the collaboration of the Fourth of July Fireworks, Cabela's Walleye Tournament, the controversial Back Forty Mine, and of course coffee.
27-year-old, Ashley Niewierowoski (NER-OW-SKI) of Marinette appeared in Marinette County Court Tuesday with her attorney Dan Firkus for a status conference. Assistant District Attorney DeShea Morrow and Attorney Firkus say they’ve come to a resolution.
Niewierowoski is being charged for her alleged involvement of the Corner Convenience Store,along with her boyfriend Chad Setunsky, in Stephenson, Wisconsin which led authorities on a two-day manhunt. She is currently facing charges of Burglary of a Building or Dwelling and first degree recklessly endangering safety both Class F Felonies which hold a maximum of 12 and-a-half-years in prison each.
As-well-as fleeing and eluding an officer – a Class I Felony which is a maximum of three-and-a-half-years in prison.
Niewierowoski’s is scheduled to appear in Marinette County Court on Tuesday, July 11th at 9:30 a.m.
27-year-old, Chad Michael Setunsky, of Marinette was to appear in Marinette County Circuit Court Tuesday morning for a status conference. However, due to the amount of evidence that is involved in his case, Setunsky’s attorney requested that the court allow him the time needed to effectively go through the evidence.
Marinette County Assistant District Attorney DeShea (DEE-SHAY) Morrow says she’s been speaking with Setunsky’s attorney.
Setunsky is charged with 41 different offenses including his alleged involvement in the April burglary of the Corner Convenience store in Stephenson, Wisconsin that ultimately led authorities on a two-day man hunt in Marinette County.
Setunsky’s next court appearance is scheduled for Monday, August 14th at 2:00 p.m in the Marinette County Court.
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.
At around eight am Monday morning in the Village of Crivitz, a train car derailed just south of County W, on U-S- Highway 1-41, and was blocking traffic. Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve says when his officers arrive the Highway was completely blocked.
Sauve says he’s not exactly sure how the derailment happened.
The detour lasted only one-hour while the railway moved their cars from the highway and assisting the Marinette County Sheriff was local fire departments, Crivitz Police, Public Works, and Marinette County Highway Commission.
At last night’s City of Menominee City Council Meeting those in opposition of the back forty mine came to speak. Menominee Nation Tribal Chairman Gary BeSaw says he wanted to make the council aware of his intentions.
Aquila Resources Communications Manager Robin Quigley says she attended the meeting to listen and to learn.
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.