WEATHER-RELATED CLOSINGS FOR 1/23/12.

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Classes canceled.   Will advise on evening classes later today.

BAY COLLEGE – Escanaba & Iron Mountain campuses both closed.

Marquette Area Public Schools

Northstar Academy

Polaris Middle School

Father Marquette

Ishpeming Schools

Negaunee Public Schools

NICE Community Schools

Gwinn Community Schools

Powell Township Schools

Marquette-Alger RESA

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool

Crossroads Christian Academy

Christ The King Preschool

AuTrain-Onota Schools

Munising Headstart

Munising Good Shepherd ECC

Munising Baptist

Superior Central Schools

Mid-Peninsula Schools

Gladstone Public Schools

Rapid River Schools

Escanaba Schools

Hannahville Schools

North Dickinson Schools

Iron Mountain Area Schools

Norway-Vulcan Schools

Breitung Township Schools

Carney-Nadeau Schools

 

 

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GLCYD Youth Development Associate Linda Remsburg.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Great Lakes Center for Youth Development in Marquette, MI is currently developing a program to assist area youth and their families with the process of enrolling and succeeding in college.

Linda Remsburg, Youth Development Associate at the GLCYD, joined Mark & Walt in the Morning today to discuss the Marquette-Alger College Access Network, a new proposed plan to increase college enrollment by area youth.

To listen to the complete interview with Linda and find out more about the program, please click on the audio link below:

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For more about the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development, please click “HERE” to visit their website.

 

A peek out at the Great Lakes Radio parking lot at 6:40 am today.

Wind chill temperatures are below zero this morning and the 35 mph gusts of Lake Superior are causing a serious issue with blowing and drifting of snow on all highways and side streets.

If you are commuting this morning, DRIVE SLOW and give yourself some extra time to arrive at your destination safely.

The poor conditions have resulted in several school closings today in Marquette County and the surrounding communities.  Here’s the list.

 

School Closings due to Inclement Weather  for Friday 1/13/12:

Marquette Area Public Schools

Father Marquette School

Northstar Academy and Polaris Middle School

Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool

Crossroads Christian Academy

AuTrain-Onota Public Schools

Gwinn Community Schools

Negaunee Public Schools

Ishpeming Public Schools

NICE Community Schools

Powell Township Schools

Republic-Michigamme Schools

Superior Central School

 

A SNOWY MORNING IN NEGAUNEE TWP.

Severe weather moved through Central Upper Michigan causing closings, cancellations, power outages and traffic accidents.

This shot, taken this morning in Negaunee Township by our own intrepid winter adventurer Todd Noordyk, shows the amount of snow that hit over the last 12 hours or so in the Western portions of Marquette County.

Please drive carefully today.  Roads are very slippery.

 

SCHOOL CLOSINGS FOR 11/10/11

Marquette Area Public Schools – Parent-Teacher conferences cancelled.

Northstar Academy & Polaris Middle School

Father Marquette Schools

Marquette-Alger RESA Offices

Ishpeming Public Schools – Birchview Elem. Parent-Teacher conferences cancelled.

Negaunee Public Schools

NICE Community Schools

Superior -Central Schools

West Iron County Schools

OTHER CLOSURES:

Christ the King Preschool in Ishpeming

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool in Marquette

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MSP Negaunee Post Commander Robert Pernaski.

MARQUETTE, MI – Great Lakes Radio News– A number of  State Police posts around the state have been slated closure due to budget cuts to the department.  This includes posts located here in Upper Michigan such as the post in Munising.

The post there was supposed to be closed down later this fall, but the word came down late last week from MSP Headquarters that the Munising Post was to cease office hours this week and close down the building.

As part of the plan, the post would become a detachment of the Negaunee Regional Dispatch Post in Marquette County and troopers in Alger County would share some small office space with city police and firefighters in downtown Munising.

Negaunee Post Commander F/Lt. Robert Pernaski joined Sunny 101.9’s Mark and Walt in the Morning today to discuss these changes and more in detail.  He explained that the State Police will still maintain the same level of service and security via road patrols with the “brick and mortar” elements of the posts being the only noticeable loss for residents.

To listen to the interview with Post Commander Pernaski, please click below:

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Jayne Letts and Ron Carnell.

MARQUETTE, MI – Great Lakes Radio News – Three bands that made a lasting impact on Marquette’s musical history are roaring back to life tonight. A trio of the area’s most popular rock groups from the early 1980’s have reformed and are playing a special show tonight at the Wooden Nickel in North Marquette.

The bands have all agreed to reunite and perform as a fund raiser for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Marquette and Alger Counties.

The bands, The Hideous Ones, The Queen City Rockers and Blind Ambition are joining forces with Mike Letts and the Marquettes for the event called “80’s Scene and Reheard“. Jayne Letts, with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, along with event organizer and musician Ron Carnell joined Mark and Walt in the Morning to share the details of this special event.

Jayne and Ron talked about how the event came together and what folks can expect from the evening. Ron explained how everyone involved with the bands leapt at the chance to do it and that some of the performers are making the trip back to Marquette from as far as Columbia.

The show starts around 9-pm TONIGHT at the Wooden Nickel Bar and a $5.00 cover charge goes directly to Big Brothers/Big Sisters. There is also a scheduled open mike for Saturday night as well.

For more about the show, please click “HERE“.

To listen to the interview with Jayne and Ron, please click below:

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Ann Gonyea from the Great Lakes Center For Youth Development

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Area non-profit agencies in Marquette and Alger Counties will be able to gain valuable information to make their groups stronger and more effective thanks to a special conference being put on by the Great Lakes Center For Youth Development this fall.

Ann Gonyea, with the GLCYD, visited the Sunny 101.9 studios this morning to chat with Mark and Walt about an extension of a call for presenters at the conference.  She explained what they are looking for in terms of presenters and how anyone who may be interested can get involved.

For more on the conference and other activities going on with the GLCYD, please click “HERE” to listen to the interview with Ann Gonyea.  To log on to the GLCYD website, please click “HERE“.

Sarah Monte - Farmers Market Master

(MARQUETTE, MI) – Fresh from the farm produce, tasty baked treats just out of the oven, locally raised beef, live music, arts and crafts on a sunny day in the downtown.  That’s the farmers market experience, and it’s right in your town.

Sarah Monte, Farmers Market Master with the Marquette Downtown Development Authority and Education and Program Co-ordinator with the Marquette Food Co-op, joined Sunny 101.9’s Mark and Walt in the Morning to talk about all of the farmers markets in our area.

She laid out the full list of farmers markets that are going on in several communities in Marquette and Alger Counties.  She also pointed out the schedule of all of the markets to show that they are all on different days so you can take them all in.

To listen to the interview with Sarah, please click “HERE“.  For more about the farmers markets in our area, please click “HERE“.

Ann Gonyea

(Marquette, MI) – Ann Gonyea with the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development joined Mark and Walt in the Morning for an update on activities going on at the agency.  She outlined how you can nominate volunteers of all types for the U.P. Service Awards.  The awards recognize volunteers from several categories and the deadline for nominations is Wednesday, June 1st.

She also outlined a pair of events next week in Munising and Marquette that will feature the findings of a survey of youth assets in Marquette and Alger Counties.  The “2010 Profiles of Student Life:  Attitudes and Behaviors Survey” data will be publicly distributed at the sessions.

To listen to the interview with Ann Gonyea, please click “HERE“.  To find out more about events and activities at the GLCYD, visit their website by clicking “HERE“.

Ann Gonyea - Great Lakes Center For Youth Development

Ann Gonyea with the  Great Lakes Center for Youth Development joined Mark and Walt to feature Excellence in Education activities planned this week for student and teachers in Marquette and Alger Counties.  She outlined several events including a dinner this evening at Northern Michigan University in Marquette to recognize students and the teachers that were influential in their success.

There are several other sessions and outings planned throughout the week for students and their teachers to take part in across the North-Central U.P.

To listen to Ann’s interview, please click “HERE“.  To log on to the Great Lakes Center For Youth Development’s website, please click “HERE“.