GOOD VETERAN’S DAY TO YOU.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR VETERANS!

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR VETERANS!

On this November 11th, Veteran’s Day,  please take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices that men and women around the world have made in the name of Military Service and remember those who are currently serving in the Armed Forces.  The strength and courage of these men and women who have experienced combat and those who have voluntarily placed themselves in harm’s way have allowed us to live our lives and enjoy the freedoms that we have  grown accustomed to, but should never take for granted.  If you know a veteran, thank them today.  They will probably be humble and say they were “just doing their job,” but it never hurts to to say “Thank You”.


A VISIT WITH THE JACOBETTI HOME FOR VETERANS.

JACOBETTI HOME FOR VETERANS ADMINISTRATOR BRAD SLAGLE.

JACOBETTI HOME FOR VETERANS ADMINISTRATOR BRAD SLAGLE.

Special thanks to Brad Slagle, Administrator at the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, for coming in this morning to talk about the Jacobetti Home’s events and activities they are hosting as part of observing Veteran’s Day.  He also told us about some of the programs and their needs – in terms of items like toiletries to television, and other issues faced by the Home around the entire year.  If you would like to hear more about these issues and how you can help out, please listen to Brad’s entire interview by clicking “HERE“.  You can also find our more about the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans by clicking “HERE“.

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL…NO, REALLY, SAM I AM!

A MOTLEY CREW IN THE STUDIO!

A MOTLEY CREW IN THE STUDIO!

Thanks to Jeff Spencer as well as Zach Gilbert and Jeremy Buss for coming in today to tell us about “Seussical the Musical” being put on this week by the Marquette Senior High School Theater Department.  This production features a wide array of familiar Dr. Seuss characters and stories and a great selection of songs that is set to entertain patrons of all ages.  To hear more about this unique and entertaining family production from Jeff, Zach and Jeremy, please click “HERE“.

ANOTHER BATCH OF LOG UPDATES FOR YOU!


SAVE THE WILD U.P. UPDATE.

THE WILD U.P.

THE WILD U.P.

Here’s a quick update from Kristi Mills and Babette Welch from Save the Wild U.P.  who came in Monday to give us an update into the plans their group has for an upcoming event that features an opportunity for folks to get involved with the group and find out more about the various environmental issues they are currently working on.  To listen to the entire interview, please click “HERE” and to get to the groups’ website, please click “HERE“.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE WITH STATE SENATOR MIKE PRUSI.

STATE SENATOR MIKE PRUSI.

STATE SENATOR MIKE PRUSI.

Thanks to the distinguished gentleman from the West End, State Senator Mike Prusi for coming in to talk about the latest developments in Lansing concerning the state budget and all of the other headaches and political machinations contained therein.  Although things are difficult at this time for the State Legislature and the Governor, Mike said he was definitely looking forward to the firearms deer season to “get away” for a little while.  To gain some of the senator’s perspective on the issues, listen in to Senator Prusi’s interview and please click “HERE“.

THE MUSIC IS THE MEDICINE BENEFIT CONCERT UPDATE.

MUSIC IS THE MESSAGE.

MUSIC IS THE MESSAGE.

Special thanks to Lisa Temple for letting us know about the “Music is the Medicine” Benefit Concert coming up in early December to benefit Marquette County resident Colleen Madigan.  The Concert will feature live music by Anthony Gomes and the New Soul Cowboys, Biscuit Miller and the MIX, the Flat Broke Blues Band and the Red River Runners.  There will also be a silent auction as well as more.  To listen to Lisa’s interview, and to find out how you can get involved with this effort by making a donation, buying a ticket or any other way, please click “HERE“.

ANOTHER UPDATED BLOG IS A HAPPY BLOG!

Thanks for checking it out.  We’ll be back soon!

-Walt

HEY KIDS!  IT’S TIME TO GET SOME POSTINGS UP HERE ON THE BLOG!

Here’s several interviews that have not been posted yet to the blog.  It’s been busy around here with a ton of other projects that have gobbled up the time!  So with apologies, here’s a blog update.

DIABETES MONTH UPDATE

PAULA ACKERMAN

PAULA ACKERMAN

Special thanks to Paula Ackerman from the Upper Peninsula Diabetes Outreach Network for kicking offour week with a bang when she stopped in to give us a quick update on events and activities going on during the month of November which is National Diabetes Awareness Month.  To listen to her interview, please click “HERE” and to learn more about things doneby and supported by UPDON, please click “HERE“.

SEVERE WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS.

MATT ZIKA, NWS

MATT ZIKA, NWS

Thanks to Matt Zika with the National Weather Service Office in Negaunee Township for coming in to give us an update on the current push from the NWS about severe winter weather awareness.  FInd out more about this winter’s weather patterns and what you can expect.  Listen to Matt’s interview by clicking “HERE“, and to log on to the National Weather Service’s website, please click “HERE“.

NATIVE AMERICAN FOOD TASTER!!!  NOM NOM NOM!

APRIL LINDALA, CNAS NMU

APRIL LINDALA, CNAS NMU

Thanks to that special little flower April Lindala, the Director of the Center For Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University, for coming in to share with us about the upcoming  First Nations Food Taster at NMU.  The meal will feature a mix of contemporary and traditional native dishes.  To listen to April’s interview, please click “HERE” to connect with the Center For Native American Studies, please click “HERE“.


ANOTHER CRACKIN’ “Y” WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK!

LISA COOMBS-GEROU, YMCA

LISA COOMBS-GEROU, YMCA

Thanks to Lisa Coombs-Gerou, Executive Director of the YMCA of Marquette County for stopping in last Wednesday morning for “Y” Wednesday to tell us about a multitude of things going on at the “Y”.  You can listen to her interview by clicking “HERE” and you can log on to their website by clicking “HERE“.

PEACE OUT AND KEEP ON BLOGGIN”!

That will do it for this update.  More to come!

Stay tuned!

-Walt

HERE ARE RESULTS FROM THE ELECTIONS IN MARQUETTE COUNTY.

MARQUETTE COUNTY RACES AND BALLOT PROPOSALS

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Marquette City Commission   2 open seats for 3 year terms

David St.Onge     1012

John Kivela  (i)    1003

Tony Tollefson     402

Marquette Board of Light & Power   2 open seats for 3 year terms

John Prince     799

Karen Kimar Johnson     783

Lou Chappell     715

Negaunee City Council  3 open seats for 3 year terms

Michael Van Stratten (wi)     546

Michael Haines (wi)    523

Diana Mehennick (wi)    482

James Thomas  (i)       220

Steven Perucco (i)      164

Joel Jarvi (wi)    73

Marquette Township Fire & Rescue Hall Proposal

Should there be an increase of 1 mill for 20 years to construct a replacement

building for Marquette Township’s Fire and Rescue Department?

Yes   152

No     564

Marquette Township Recall Proposal

Should Township Clerk Patricia Mayer be recalled from office?

Yes    478

No     230

Marquette Township Recall Proposal

Should Trustee Karen Lohf be recalled?

Yes     520

No     199

Marquette Township Recall Proposal

Should Trustee Linda Winslow be recalled?

Yes     475

No    230

Negaunee City Charter Proposal

Should the city charter be amended to reduce from seven to five, the number of members on the Board of Review?

Yes      544

No      135

Ishpeming Schools Millage Renewal

Should 2.5 mills for 15 years be renewed to provide a sinking fund for the purchase of real estate, building and repair of school buildings or other purposes?

Yes      246

No     57

Republic Township Road Millage Proposal

Should taxes be increased by 1 mill for 5 years for road improvement, repairs and maintenance in Republic Township?

Yes     82

No      24

Wells Township Millage Proposal

Should taxes be increased by 1.5 mills for 5 years for general operations in Wells Township?

Yes     41

No     22

IT’S GONNA GET BUSY ‘ROUND HERE!

Hey gang!  It’s time for a quick blog re-load.  Some changes are underway, so I’m pulling it all down for a day.  I will get the latest interviews posted tomorrow, as  well as the posting of all Marquette County Election Results from today and any flu-related school closings.

So tune in tomorrow for more with Mark & Walt in the Morning.

-Walt

FLU-RELATED SCHOOL CLOSINGS AROUND THE U.P. FOR 11/3/09.

BARAGA AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS – Closed through 11/4/09.

BESSEMER AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS – Closed through 11/6/09.

KBIC MORNING & AFTERNOON PRESCHOOL – Closed through 11/6/09.

KBIC EARLY HEADSTART – Closed through 11/6/09.

L’ANSE AREA SCHOOLS – Closed through 11/6/09.

SACRED HEART SCHOOL IN L’ANSE – Closed through 11/6/09.

WATERSMEET PUBLIC SCHOOLS – Closed through 11/6/09.

WEST IRON COUNTY SCHOOLS – Closed through 11/6/09.

NEGAUNEE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE UPDATE.

JOEL JARVI

JOEL JARVI

JOEL JARVI

Our latest candidate interview is with Joel Jarvi, who is running as a write-in candidate in Tuesday’s election for the Negaunee City Council.  He is running as a write-in, but is not affiliated with the other three write-in candidates in the race.  He is bringing a positive message of moving forward on the City Council and he is looking for a measured balance on the council that looks to development but also effective employee relations.  To listen to the interview, please click “HERE“.