GOOD THINGS ARE GOING ON OUT THERE!

Today on the big program we had a chance to hear about two positive items that were very enjoyable to discuss.  The reason being that many mornings we can get swallowed up in all of the negative items going on in the world and overlook the good things that are happening right here in our own back yard.   So, check out some of these good things that are going on here in Marquette County.  They’re pretty cool!

GOOD OLD FASHIONED LEARNING IN THE NICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS.

PRINCIPAL DAVID BOASE.

We had a chance to chat with David Boase, Principal at the Westwood High School, about a new agreement between the school and Finlandia University.  Currently, the district has agreements with both NMU and Bay de Noc Community College giving students a chance to earn credits in Career and Technical Education courses at Westwood High School which can apply to select degree programs.  A new agreement between the district and Finlandia University will provide Westwood students earning an ‘A’ in the school’s Algebra III/Trigonometry with 4 credits for MAT 145 College Algebra.  The agreement with Finlandia to provide college credit for a core class taught in a high school is one of the first in its kind in Michigan.  NICE officials say it is rewarding to have a college recognize the level of instruction they provide in their core classes and this is the beginning of more to come.  To listen to the interview with Principal Boase, please click “HERE“.


ISHPEMING DELIVERS THE FOOD AND MORE!

FOOD DRIVE ORGANIZER, DICK DERBY.

Dick Derby, organizer of the Project Ishpeming Food Pantry food drive joined us to update us about the project.  The effort featured the distribution of four thousand bags in the City of Ishpeming to be filled with non-perishable food items, paper products and various hygiene product.  The plan was to then place the bags on the curb on Saturday morning to be picked up by volunteers.  The effort was a smashing success with over 8-thousand pounds of food and other items collected from the community in one morning!  The items have been distributed to the Ishpeming Salvation Army and St. Vincent dePaul food pantries.  To listen to the follow-up interview with Dick, please click “HERE“.

SEE, IT’S NOT ALWAYS BAD NEWS!

Good things are going on all around us here in Marquette County!  Keep listening to Mark & Walt in the Morning to keep in touch with all of the things going on right here at home!


CHEERS!

-Walt

HEY GANG!  IT’S BEEN A BUSY WEEK, BUT A GOOD WEEK!

HEY MAN! PUT A FORK IN US, WE'RE DONE!

So we wrap up another week here on Marquette County’s favorite morning radio show.  It’s been chock full of community events, politics and the local art scene.  That’s pretty cool, in my opinion!  It’s been the kind of a week that is fun to do a show.  It’s always enjoyable when we can cover a series of events and activities that encompass the diverse aspects of Marquette County and the surrounding areas.  And after all of these years of doing this show, it’s still fun to meet all of the different folks who stop in to talk about the interesting things going on right here “in our own back yard”!

NEGAUNEE FILLS WITH MUSIC TO HELP THE KIDS.

KC ZAMPESE AND ERYCKA OGLESBY IN THE SUNNY STUDIOS.

KC Zampese and Erycka Oglesby presented the information about a special fund raising musical concert coming this weekend to Negaunee to help the kids in the Negaunee Symphonic Band raise the money needed for their planned trip to New York City this spring.  They are presenting a Night of Music on Sunday, January 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the Negaunee High School auditorium.  Admission of $5 includes dessert after the concert. There also will be a silent auction.  To listen to KC and Erycka’s dynamic interview, please click “HERE“.  Be sure to get on out to Negaunee this weekend and take in this great night of music and help out some great kids as well!

HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND!

Well folks, this has turned into one of those Marquette County weekends that we always seem to end up talking about on the big show.  It’s jam-packed with events and activities like the Noquemanon Ski Races, the Negaunee concert, stand-up comedians in towan and as always, great live music and more!  Like I said this morning on the show, “Don’t take it for granted, just take it in!”  Here’ s hoping you do and enjoy yourself!

Have a great weekend, and don’t be a news story for me on Monday!

CHEERS!

-Walt