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

 

 

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

 

SCHOOL CLOSINGS:

Marquette Area Public Schools

Father Marquette School

Northstar Academy

Polaris Middle School

Crossroads Christian Academy

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool

 

THE LATEST ON THE WINTER STORM WARNING FOR MARQUETTE COUNTY:

 

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST FRIDAY…

HAZARDOUS WEATHER…

* EXPECT LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW TO BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT
INTO FRIDAY MORNING…ESPECIALLY OVER THE HURON MOUNTAINS.

* STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IN EXCESS OF 12 INCHES IS EXPECTED OVER THE
HIGHER TERRAIN WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE OVER THE HURON
MOUNTAINS. EXPECT LESSER AMOUNTS OVER SOUTHERN MARQUETTE COUNTY
NEAR WITCH LAKE AND ARNOLD…WHERE 3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED.

* WIND GUSTS TO 30 MPH NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR WILL CAUSE BLOWING
SNOW AND LEAD TO REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

IMPACTS…

* TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT AT TIMES DUE TO HEAVY SNOW AND
BLOWING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

* A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS
SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.
SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW…ALONG WITH WIDESPREAD BLOWING
SNOW…ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS.

* PREPARE…PLAN…AND STAY INFORMED.

 

CLOSINGS and CANCELATIONS 11/10/11

All Marquette County Meals on Wheels and congregate meals canceled.

Marquette County Sheriff’s Hunter Safety class at Negaunee HS canceled.

Marquette Area Public Schools parent-teacher conferences canceled.

Ishpeming Schools Birchview Elementary parent-teacher conferences canceled.

Superior-Central Schools parnet-teacher conferences canceled.

Negaunee Schools Choir trip to Green Bay canceled.

Westwood HS football & cheerleading banquet rescheduled to Nov. 21 at 6pm.

Great Lakes Center for Youth Development closed today.

 

 

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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MAPS Superintendent Deborah Veiht.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)– The Marquette Area Public Schools are hosting a presentation tonight to discuss a millage proposal going before the voters in November.

School officials will present information about the 1-point-5 mil proposed increase and how the funds will be used in the district.

MAPS Superintendent Deborah Veiht  and  Steve Boettcher, designer and engineer with Integrated Designs joined SUNNY 101.9’s Walt Lindala this morning to discuss the presentation in detail.

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Engineer Steve Boettcher.

The full session gets underway at 5:30 this evening at the Little Theater at the Marquette High School.

To listen to the complete interview, please click below:

Click To Listen To Full Audio

 

To access a document outlining the project, click “HERE“.

 

 

 

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Joe Lubig with the MAPS Education Foundation.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Supporters of the Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation have a great opportunity during this extended heat wave to stay cool and help out the Foundation.  This Sunday, a benefit for the MAPS Education Foundation is being held at Elizabeth’s Chop House in Marquette from 5pm to 8pm.  The event is called “Ice Cream and Gelato in July” and all proceeds raised will go to in support of scholarships.

Joe Lubig, with the MAPS Education Foundation, joined Mark Evans and Walt Lindala this morning to discuss the details of the event.  He also discussed what the Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation is all about and how it benefits students in the Marquette school system.

To listen to the interview with Joe Lubig, please click “HERE“.  For more about the Marquette Area Public Schools, please click “HERE“.

A SPECIAL EMERGENCY NEWS BULLETIN:

Northern Michigan University in Marquette has closed today (Wednesday, Feb. 2) due to a serious threat it has received.  This includes essential personnel, unless otherwise notified.

According to NMU officials, a tip was received concerning an online message that threatened students, faculty, staff and administrators but it was unclear as to when and where any incident may occur.  As a result, University officials chose to close down for the day as a precautionary measure.

The Marquette Area Public School District has closed for the day.  Students are being dismissed as follows:

Marquette High School at 9:30 am

Bothwell Middle School at 9:55 am

All Elementary Schools at 10:40 am

NorthStar Academy and Polaris Middle School in Marquette are also closing early for today.

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool in Marquette is currently under lock down and parents can come by to pick up their children at anytime.  They will not be holding preschool this afternoon.

The YMCA of Marquette County has closed the Vandenboom Child Development Center as well as their facility in Marquette.

Marquette General Hospital is also currently open as usual but they are monitoring all entrances until further notice.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CLICK “HERE“.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS FOR 12/13/10.

THE PLOW'S EYE VIEW FROM THE DEAD RIVER BASIN.

As high winds continue to cause problems across the Central U.P. this morning, the big dig out is underway.

The high winds and subsequent wind chills have made it necessary for many area school districts in Marquette and surrounding counties to shut down today.

Several schools are closed here on this Monday, December 13th due to inclement weather.

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Here is the latest list:

Marquette Area Public Schools

Father Marquette School

NorthStar Academy/Polaris Middle School

Crossroads Christian Academy – Harvey

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool – MQT

Marquette-Alger RESA

Negaunee Public Schools

NICE Community Schools

Ishpeming Public Schools

Christ The King Preschool – ISH

Gwinn Area Schools

Powell Township Schools

AuTrain-Onota Schools

Munising Public Schools

Munising Headstart

Munising Public Library

Munising Baptist School

Superior-Central Schools

Mid-Pen Schools

Rapid River Schools & Headstart

Gladstone Schools & Headstart

Escanaba Schools & Headstart

THE NUMBERS ARE IN AND THEY BRING CHANGE:

GOVERNOR-ELECT RICK SNYDER JOINING US IN THE STUDIOS ON A RECENT CAMPAIGN STOP.

Well, he began his first day of publicly exploring the possibility of running for Governor of Michigan right here on “Mark and Walt in the Morning” and now he has won the race.  Republican Rick Snyder easily defeated Democrat Virg Bernero for the position in yesterday’s election and now moves on to become the state’s 48-th Governor.  He will also have something that has not existed in Lansing since 1998.  That is Republican majority control in both the State House of Representatives and the State Senate.

It was a strong showing by Republicans yesterday with wins by Tom Casperson over Mike Lahti in the race for the 38-th District State Senate seat, and Dan Benishek over Gary McDowell in the race to fill the seat in Congress vacated by the retiring Democrat Bart Stupak.  That is a significant win for Republicans because it is the first time in 18 years that the 1st Congressional District is not being represented by a Democrat.

Congratulations to the victors and our condolences to the vanquished.  Also, a hearty “Thank You” to all of you who took the time to vote!  Now it’s time for those we have elected to put their money where their mouths are and get to work and do what they promised…”Getting Michigan back to work and on it’s feet again!”  We, the people, will be watching.

-Walt Lindala

THE NUMBERS FROM YESTERDAY’S ELECTION:

State of Michigan – Governor

Rick Snyder (REP)     1,624,236

Virg Bernero (DEM)     1,068,916

Ken Proctor (LIB)               19,451

Stacey Mathia (UST)            18,400

Harley Mikkelson (GRN)     18,214

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UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES RESULTS:

1st District of Michigan

Dan Benishek (REP)          113,904

Gary McDowell (DEM)        90,239

Glenn Wilson (NPA)              7,416

Patrick Lambert (UST)        3,835

Keith Shelton (LIB)              2,414

Ellis Boal (GRN)                    1,962

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STATE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES RESULTS:

Michigan State Senate – 38th District

Tom Casperson (REP)  49,868

Michael Lahti (DEM)    39,321

Michigan House of Representatives

108th District

Ed McBroom (REP)      17,734

Judy Nerat (i) (DEM)   11,872

109th District

Steven Lindberg (i) (DEM)  17,160

John Brock (REP)                   12,496

110th District

Matt Huuki (REP)            16,031

Scott Dianda (DEM)        12,814

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MARQUETTE COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS:

Marquette County Board of Commissioners

District 1: Jim Cihak 963    Gus Rydholm 468
District 2: Mike Quayle 1162    Harvey Wallace 941
District 3: Bruce Heikkila 1845
District 4: Gerald Corkin 1413    Jim Hafeman 1090
District 5:   Nick Joseph 1601
District 6: Paul Arsenault 1536   Lee Guizzetti 1171
District 7: Deborah Pellow 1957
District 8:   Bill Nordeen 1333   Bob Struck 1263
District 9: Charles Bergdahl 1474   Jeff Kleinschmidt 1202

Marquette City Commission

John DePetro 3422

Jason Schneider 2125

Russell Kangas 2019

Marquette Board of Light and Power

Jerry Garceau 3571

Marquette Area Public Schools Board

Brian Cherry  4,272

Mike Kohler  4,165

Kellie Holmstrom  3,903

Norman Gruber  2,320

Negaunee City Mayor

Michael Haines 776

Peter Dompierre 600

Negaunee City Council

Richard Wills 986

Dawn Schuhknecht 895

Negaunee Public School Board

Martin Saari 1409

Virginia Paulson 1204

Fae Collins 1102

Michael Adams 1067

Tricia Anderson 1027

Patrick Thomson 933

Negaunee  School Board – Partial Term

Susan Goodkind Wideman 2127

Gwinn Community Schools Board

Ronald Libey 1375

Michelle Dolby 1374

Ishpeming City Council

Elaine Racine  1,190

Michael Tall     889

John French      636

Patricia Bureau  635

Ishpeming Public School Board

Michael Flynn 1316

Angela Kiviniemi 1313

NICE Community Schools Board

Wendy Pederson 1228

Brett French 1188

Eric Luttinen 923

Nathan Smith 908

Glenn Wing 792

Tonja Acker-Richards 741

Wells Township School Board

Steve Mileski 52

Celina Sundholm 52

Adrienne Sales 43

Heather Berglund 22


MARQUETTE COUNTY BALLOT PROPOSALS

Marquette-Alger Regional Education Service Agency Special Education Millage

Should .5 mills be restored, so the full 2 mills can be levied for 20
years for operations of the intermediate school district in Marquette
and Alger Counties?

Yes: 12250  No: 11734

Championship Township Operational Millage

Should 5 mills be renewed for 5 years for operations of Champion
Township?
Yes: 72   No: 31

Championship Township Road & Maintenance Millage

Should 2 mills be renewed for 5 years for operations of Champion
Township?
Yes: 74   No: 29

Marquette Township Road Improvement Millage

Should .85 mills be restored for 5 years to reconstruct Werner Street
and provided a non motorized trail in the township?

Yes: 759   No: 578

Michigamme Township Road Improvement Millage

Should the millage be increased 1.5 mills for 20 years for road and
street improvements in the township?

Yes: 126    No: 43

Skandia Township Library Services

Should 1 mill be renewed for 5 years for library services in the
township?

Yes: 215      No: 106

Ishpeming Charter Amendment Proposal 1

Should the charter be amended to change the latest date when the city
manager must submit a proposed budget from August 14 to October 15 of
each year.

Yes: 1259     No: 523

Ishpeming Charter Amendment Proposal 2

Should the charter be amended to make November 30 of each year, rather
than September 30 of each year, the final date for the City Council to
adopt a budget for the next fiscal year? If no action is taken on the
proposed budget by November 30, rather than September 30, then the city
manager shall deem the budget is adopted by the City Council?

Yes: 1203     No: 578

Negaunee City Bond Proposal

Should the city borrow $4 million in revenue bonds, in order to obtain
$1.75 million in grant funds and complete the sewer pipeline connection
with the Ishpeming Area Wastewater Treatment Plant?

Yes: 901     No: 543

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ALGER COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS

Alger County Road Commission

John Hermann 2711

Alger County Board

District 1: Catherine Pullen 490
District 2: Joe VanLandschoot 360   Clint Michelin 356
District 3:   Esley Mattson 465
District 4:   Jerry Doucette 546
District 5:   Mickey Rondeau 496   Steve Norman 312

Alger County Probate Judge

Charles Nebel 3515

Dan Beaton 3254

Grand Island Township Supervisor

Jeffrey Cromell 18

Onota Township Trustee

Sharon Stocking 142

Chatham Village Council

Gina Maki 66

JoEllen Swajanen 58

Kit Fortney  46

Burt Township Treasurer

Rosemary Duranseau 173

Andrew Mitchell 103

Burt Township Road Millage

Should there be an increase of 1 mill for 3 years for road maintenance
and improvements in Burt Township?

Yes: 162    No:  117

MARESA Millage Proposal

Should the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency continue to collect a maximum of 2 mills for special education as previously approved by voters?

Yes: 12250   No: 11734