Marquette County Sheriff Mike Lovelace

Marquette County Sheriff Mike Lovelace.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette County Sheriff Mike Lovelace joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark & Walt in the Morning today to remind listeners to not drink and drive this Holiday weekend.

Sheriff Lovelace explained that Marquette County is one of a handful of counties in the state that has received extra funding from the Office of Highway Safety Planning to pay for overtime road patrols to watch for drunk and unsafe drivers.

He also ran through what will happen to you if you are pulled over for drunk driving, from the initial stop all the way to arrest.

To listen to the interview with Marquette County Sheriff Mike Lovelace, please click on the audio link below:

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Co-chairs Tom Blake and Mark Canale.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette County United Way campaign co-chairs stopped in at the SUNNY 101.9 WKQS studios this morning to encourage listeners to consider making a financial contribution before the end of the year.

Co-chairs Tom Blake and Mark Canale joined Mark Evans to talk about the campaign so far and how people can still become a part of it.  They also explained where the money goes and what agencies are included under the blanket of the United Way in Marquette County.

To listen to this morning’s interview with Mark Canale and Tom Blake, please click on the audio link below:

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To visit the website of the Marquette County United Way, please click “HERE“.

 

 

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Mark, Grinch, Walt.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The extremely unpopular Grinch showed up this morning in the studios of Sunny 101.9, WKQS and crashed Mark and Walt in the Morning.

The ubiquitous Grinch popped in on Mark Evans as he was innocently delivering the day’s weather forecast shortly after 8 o’clock this morning.  The Grinch used the opportunity to announce to the listeners of his plans to steal the Christmas Tree scheduled to be lit tonight in Marquette Township.

According to the Grinch, stealing the tree will crush the Christmas spirit of Marquette Township as they attempt to start this new tradition.  Mark reminded the Grinch that there will be law enforcement officials out on the lookout for him tonight and that Marquette County Sheriff Mike Lovelace has promised to keep the tree and the spirit safe.

To listen to the Grinch’s overtaking of Mark’s forecast, please click the link below:

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Charlie Anderson with the IBA.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Ishpeming Business Association is presenting a special event very soon to get folks into the Christmas Spirit.

The IBA is hosting a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the evening of Friday, November 25th and they are inviting all area residents and families to came an attend.

Charlie Anderson, with the IBA, joined Mark and Walt in the Morning recently to promote the event and give the listeners the rundown on the evening’s events and schedule.

To listen to the interview with Charlie, please click on the link below:

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Natasha Lantz with Northern Vegans.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Vegans are presenting a film about the mass-produced food industry that has started a lot of people talking about what they eat.

The film, “Forks Over Knives”, examines the claim that most, if not all, degenerative diseases can be controlled and possibly reversed by doing away with animal-based and processed foods.

Natasha Lantz, with Northern Vegans, stopped in and discussed the film with Mark and Walt in the Morning today and invited listeners to come to the free showing.

The film is being shown tomorrow at the Country Village Cinema in Ishpeming at 7-pm and is open to the public.

To listen to the interview with Natasha, please click on the link below:

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For more about Northern Vegans and all of their activities and food options, please click “HERE“.

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United Way Campaign Co-chairs Tom Blake and Mark Canale.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The annual fund raising campaign of the United Way of Marquette County is moving ahead this fall.

Campaign co-chairs Tom Blake and Mark Canale joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark Evans this morning to give listeners an update of the effort so far.  They shared some of their favorite experiences as campaign co-chairs and also talked about how it has been fascinating to see how the United Way touches lives in Marquette County.

Tom and Mark also explained the process of getting them to come to your business or group to show how you can give a little and help a lot through the United Way.

To listen to the complete interview with campaign co-chairs Tom Blake and Mark Canale, please click the link below:

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Please click “HERE” to visit the United Way of Marquette County’s website.

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Marquette Food Co-op's Natasha Lantz.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –The Marquette Food Co-op has announced a recall of a specific brand of organic egg that has been sold at the store.

The recall of eggs from the Larry Schultz farm in Minnesota comes after Minnesota health officials issued the recall due to salmonella concerns.

Natasha Lantz with the Marquette Food Co-op joined Mark and Walt in the Morning today to tell listeners more about the recall.  You can listen to the interview by clicking this link:

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HERE IS THE MESSAGE FROM THE MARQUETTE FOOD CO-OP ABOUT THE EGG RECALL:

Certified Organic Eggs from Larry Schultz Farm, MN have been recalled due to salmonella contamination. The Marquette Food Co-op would like to encourage all of those who may have purchased eggs with this date stamp (286 EXP NOV 12 or 286 NOV 12) at our store to return them fora full refund. This information can be found on the side of the egg carton. If the carton has “sell by” or a plant number on the label, they are not part of the recall.

October 2, 2011 was the last time that we sold a carton of Larry Schultz eggs. The date of the reported contamination and illness is August 12 to September 24. We have no way of knowing if the Larry Schultz eggs we sold during this period of time are part of the recall. Regardless, bring back any Larry Schultz eggs to the Marquette Food Co-op for a full refund.

The frozen chicken we buy is not part of the recall, and we do not currently have Larry Schultz eggs in stock. All eggs on our shelves at this time are from local farms. For more information, please read the release from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture HERE.

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Bobby Glenn Brown in the studio.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An annual tradition returns this week to the Irontown.  The annual community-based production of the Rocky Horror Show begins it’s run at the Vista Theater in Negaunee on Thursday, October 27th.

The production marks the 11-th year the stage show has been mounted at the the theater.  Bobby Glenn Brown, who is playing the resplendent Frank N. Furter character once again this year, joined SUNNY 101.9 WKQS-fm’s Mark and Walt in the Morning today to discuss the show.

Bobby outlined the run of the show as well as the special events included such as a costume contest before every show and some special midnight performances.  He also reminded listeners to leave their lighters and water pistols at home.

You can listen to the complete interview with Bobby by clicking below:

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Check out more about the Vista Theater by clicking “HERE“.

Senator Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba)

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)– Michigan Senator Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba) called in this morning to SUNNY 101.9’s Mark and Walt in the Morning to give listeners an update of matters going on in Lansing.

Items discussed included Casperson’s legislation addressing multi-jurisdictional law enforcement at federal parks such as the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Munising as well as the continuing budget struggle with education funding.

You can listen to the complete interview with Senator Casperson by clicking below:

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NMU CNAS Dir. April Lindala

MARQUETTE, MI – Great Lakes Radio News – The Center for Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University is presenting the 15-th Annual Upper Peninsula Indian Education Summit later this month.  The conference is being held on Friday, September 30th on campus at NMU.

NMU CNAS Director April Lindala joined SUNNY 101.9′ s Mark and Walt in the Morning today to discuss the conference and to encourage listeners to register and take part.  She outlined the event schedule as well as the topics being covered in the seminars and workshops.

To listen to the interview and hear more about the U.P. Indian Education Conference, please click below:

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To visit the Center for Native American Studies website, please click “HERE“.