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As the saying goes, “It ain’t braggin’ if you can back it up!”  As we have always attempted to do since we went on the air in 1998,  Sunny 101.9 and “Mark & Walt in the Morning” has worked to be your choice for the station and morning radio show to turn to to find out what’s happening here in our community.  It’s what we feel separates us from the rest of the pack on the dial in Marquette County.  Instead of hiding shortcomings behind more music or out-of-town based satellite programming or just giving an ancillary few moments to a handful of agencies and groups, we have always brought you long-form, in-depth interviews with leaders and organizers in our community.  Today’s blog is a prime example of that.  Read on and listen in to interviews about events, activities and municipal plans that affect the entire county.

CITY OF MARQUETTE DISCUSSES BEACH-FRONT SAFETY.

CITY MANAGER VAJDA

MAYOR KIVELA

Marquette Mayor John Kivela and City Manager William Vajda joined us recently to discuss the latest in the plans to increase the safety of the beaches in the city.  The action comes after the drownings that have happened this summer in the waters of Lake Superior right off of some of Marquette’s most popular beaches.  A public forum was held about the matter and according to both Vajda and Kivela, the input that was given by the public was very positive and offered several good ideas that are all currently under consideration by city officials.  To listen to the comments of City Manager Vajda and Mayor Kivela, please click “HERE” for their interview.  To log on to the City of Marquette’s official website, please click “HERE“.

COMMUNITY AGENCY UPDATE FROM THE “Y”.

THE "Y"'S LORI SMOLINSKI.

Lori Smolinski, Child Development Director at the Vandenboom YMCA offices joined us today for a “Y” Thursday (instead of  “Y” Wednesday)  to tell us about upcoming child and youth activities at the YMCA of Marquette County.  The “Y” is presenting a full slate of activities and classes for kids of all age groups that can keep your kids busy and occupied during this fall “back to school” time.  To listen to her explanation of options for this season for your family, please click “HERE” to hear Lori’s interview.  To head over to the YMCA of Marquette’s website, please click “HERE“.

WHAT’S UP AT THE GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT??

THE GLCYD'S PAUL OLSON.

Paul Olson with the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development joined us this morning to talk about the upcoming survey of “youth assets” that will take place in Marquette and Alger Counties.  These assets are tabulated in the two counties every two years and the results are used to shape and define projects and policies adopted by the GLCYD.  He also gave us a run-down of the upcoming U.P. non-profit agency conference that is going to be held this fall in Marquette.   To hear all of the detail from Paul’s interview, please click “HERE“.  Fore more information about the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development, click “HERE” to visit their website.

WALKING IN OLD TOWN AND EATING CHICKEN TO HELP OUT THE NEGAUNEE MINERS.

GO MINERS!

We talked with Dan Thompson with the Knights of Columbus of Negaunee who told us about two special fund raising events being held this Saturday in Negaunee that will benefit the High School athletic program in the Irontown.  The K of C are hosting a Poker Walk in the Old Town starting at 2:00pm and a barbecue chicken dinner at the K of C hall starting at 3:00pm.  To get all of the details of what’s going on in the Irontown this Saturday, please click “HERE” to listen to Dan’s Interview.  Get on out and help out the Negaunee Miners by walking and chompin’ on some delicious bird!

WELL, THERE YA GO!

There’s the latest for you to consider.  Quite a bit, I realize, but that’s the idea behind being Marquette County’s most connected radio station.   Fun, ain’t it?

CHEERS!

-Walt