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Contractors learn about the bidding process for the new Community Sports & Events Center

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A contractors meeting is held for Marinette’s new Community Sports and Events Center.

Wednesday afternoon Marinette Mayor, Steve Genisot, Scherrer Construction Manager, Mike Murphy, and Sommerville Associates the architects of the new sports and events center held a meeting at Marinette City Hall for contractors to ask questions about the bidding process and what they can expect during the aggressive timeline. Construction Manager, Mike Murphy, says they are not bidding on the project, they are strictly the oversite for the project.

Murphy also says all bids will be sealed and bids must be filled out on a bid form as they are not allowing for bids on miscellaneous pieces of paper. Ground breaking for the over 114,000 square foot building is expected sometime in April with the project being completed in December.

Listen yesterdays contractors for the Community Sports and Events Center and learn about the bidding process  

If you or your business is looking to donate towards the center just follow the link provided to learn more Community Sports and Events Center Information

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Time behind bars is ordered for a Marinette man charged in a drunk driving crash that injured another person.

49-year old Fredrick A. Steppke had entered a no contest plea to a felony count of Injury by Intoxicated use of a Vehicle. Steppke allegedly crashed a motorcycle in the Town of Wausaukee last April. A female passenger on the bike sustained severe facial injuries in the accident. According to police crime lab result, Steppke’s blood alcohol level was at 0.194 following the crash. He’s been ordered to serve two-years initial confinement in prison and three-years extended supervision. As of now…Steppke is also responsible for over $2,700 in restitution and nearly $1,700 in fines, though he has a restitution hearing scheduled for May 3rd in Marinette County Court.

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Is Menominee's tax roll becoming a bigger issue?

The City of Menominee's tax roll issues are now spilling over into the county.

Menominee County CourthouseTuesday, Menominee County Equalization Director Peggy Schroud informed the county commissioners over 3,000 of the city's tax roll adjustments in 2016 were found to be sporadic and without reason. Schroud says that this is uncharted territory for the city and county, and she hoping to get some guidance from the state on how to proceed with the 2017 taxes.

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Meanwhile, Menominee City Manager Tony Graff provided an update on the city’s tax rolls at Wednesday’s Finance Committee meeting. Graff says Menominee has complied with the steps laid out in the state’s Audit of Minimum Assessing Requirements, and the city is on track to have its 2015 and 2016 tax rolls returned.

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A myriad of projects are underway in Menominee

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The Menominee County Board receives an update from the Menominee Business Development Corporation.

At the Tuesday evening Menominee County Board of Commissioners meeting the board heard an update from Menominee Business Development Director, Nancy Douglas, about the projects that her office has been working on. Douglas says, what they’re currently focusing on is the Lloyd house two project in Menominee’s Downtown which is rapidly moving towards being complete. Nancy Douglas talking about the Lloyd Building two project.

Douglas says they are working with Cedarville Township again this year, regarding the trail that goes to U.S 2.

Nancy explaining the trail projects

She also mentions that there were leftover funds in 2016 and each Economic Development Organization will receive $500 dollars to give towards the Upper Peninsula’s First Robotic Teams Competition. Each of the five schools in Menominee County will receive one-hundred dollars.

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15th Annual HYC Awareness Day

mmyouth logo2It’s a day dedicated to promoting healthy habits for area students.
The Healthy Youth Coalition of Marinette and Menominee Counties holds its 15th annual Awareness Day this month. HYC Co-Director Karianne Lesperance says this has actually grown into a two-day event. Lesperance says the idea is Awareness Day attendees get to come up with ideas to promote healthy teen lifestyles. The students then return to their schools to share those ideas. Lesperance says the day includes an energetic keynote speaker. Students from all 13-school districts in Marinette and Menominee counties are invited to attend the Awareness Day events at Calvary Church Assembly of God in Marinette March 20th and 21st.

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