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Lisa Coombs-Gerou.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Y is presenting a full slate of programs for people of all ages over the next several weeks.

Lisa Coombs-Gerou, Executive Director of the Y stopped in the WKQS-FM studios to talk about the full slate of activities planned at the Y’s facilities around the county.

She listed several types of programs and activities that feature both mental and physical wellness and development for all ages.  From swimming and karate to arts training, it’s all at the Y.

To listen to the interview with Lisa, please click the audio link below:

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To visit the Y website, please click “HERE”.

 

Lori Smolinski.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette County “Y” is presenting a special event to assist area youth and their families with the intricacies of financing higher education.

Lori Smolinski, with the “Y”, joined SUNNY 101.9’s  Mark & Walt in the Morning to discuss the event, “College Goal Sunday”, which is a free event held by the “Y” to help families effectively fill out the FAFSA form that secures federal financial aid for incoming college students.

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

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For more about the Marquette County “Y”, please click “HERE” to visit their newly-redesigned official website.

Matt Deal of the Y of Marquette County.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)– Another round of activities for all ages is underway at the Y in Marquette County.

Matt Deal, with the Y, joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark & Walt in the Morning today for the latest “Y Wednesday” to outline some of the major ones.

Matt talked about wellness and fitness programs and events underway for kids, adults and seniors going on as of this week at the Y.

To listen to the interview and find out more about what’s going on at the Y of Marquette County, please click on the audio link below:

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To visit the newly redesigned website of the Y, please click “HERE“.

Tom Baldini.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – On Monday evening, January 16th at the Ramada in Marquette from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Marquette County Economic Club will be featuring Spigarelli from Getz’s Inc. and Terry Dehring, from QuickTrophy. These two Marquette based business men will discuss their internet sales growth and other successes.

Tom Baldini, long time friend of Mark & Walt in the Morning, joined the show this week to promote the dinner and meeting and explained more about the evening’s program and how you can become a member of the club.

The evening will begin with a social hour from 6-7 p.m. and dinner and program begins at 7 p.m. Please make reservations by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 13th by visiting www.marquetteeconomicclub.org or calling 315-2155 to leave a message.

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

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To visit the club’s website, please click “HERE“.

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.

 

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Lisa Coombs- Gerou.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Lisa Coombs-Gerou, Executive Director of the Y of Marquette County joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark & Walt in the Morning today for the first “Y Wednesday” of the year.

She outlined the latest about the “Livestrong” program and a lot more about wellness programs being offered for all ages at the “Y”.  She also touched on the newly redesigned website for the “Y” and more.

To listen to the interview with Lisa Coombs-Gerou, please click on the audio link below:

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To visit the “Y” website, please click “HERE“.

A peek at the Great Lakes Radio parking lot earlier this morning.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Winter made it’s return to Marquette County and surrounding communities with a vengeance overnight.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect along the coastline until 7 o’clock tonight.

On top of that bit of fun, a Blizzard Warning has been posted for Alger County until 10 o’clock tonight!  Lake effect snow showers and winds out of the north/northwest at 40 to 50 mph!  Wahooo!

Definitely a wintry blast to get us all back on track with the season.  If you are traveling today, please do it with caution if you are driving along the Lake Superior shoreline.

Better safe than  sorry!

Here’s the latest for Marquette County from the National Weather Service:

BARAGA-MARQUETTE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...L`ANSE...GWINN...MARQUETTE
MON JAN 2 2012

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

 * EXPECT MODERATE TO HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS ALONG AND NORTH
   OF M-41.

 * NORTHWEST WIND GUSTS OF 35 TO 45 MPH WILL CAUSE WIDESPREAD BLOWING
   AND DRIFTING OF SNOW TODAY. LOCALIZED WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE
   POSSIBLY THIS MORNING...ESPECIALLY NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR.

 * ADDITIONAL SNOW AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED TODAY ALONG
   AND NORTH OF M-41...WITH 1 TO 3 INCHES FARTHER INLAND FROM LAKE
   SUPERIOR.

IMPACTS...

 * TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT AT TIMES TODAY DUE TO THE HEAVY
   SNOW...AND BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

 * POWER OUTAGES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE DUE TO THE HIGH WINDS.

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.

 

Your hosts and the Morning Show Gopher at the Beacon House Golf Outing.

MARQUETTE, MI – As the year draws to a close, thoughts turn to looking back on the year that was.  We’ve had a great year here on “Mark & Walt in the Morning” in 2011 and we want to thank all of you who have listened in and have followed us on the airwaves as well as cyberspace.

The year has featured some great memories for us, including jumping into Teal Lake for the Polar Plunge, helping out families and youth groups with various fund raising and benefit efforts, covering major events and keeping you and your families informed about events and activities going on in Marquette County.

Hittin' the road to help out the community at McDonald's in Ishpeming.

We’ve also had another great year of meeting and chatting with all of the great guests we get to visit here in the studio and also out on the road.

Keeping in touch with all of you great folks really goes a long way in showing why Marquette County is such a great place to live and work!

Modeling our stylish costumes before the Polar Plunge into Teal Lake in Negaunee.

It’s also that time of year to look forward to 2012 and beyond.  We both feel that the new year is going to be a major one for us both professionally and personally.

Who knows what the future holds, all we can tell you is that we will continue to bring you the mix of entertainment and information that makes “Mark & Walt in the Morning” your favorite way to wake up and get your day started.

With our Milk Moustaches on, we wish you a Happy New Year!

We thank all of you and wish you a very Happy New Year and hope 2012 brings you all that you hope for!

Be safe this Holiday Weekend and we’ll see you next year!

 

-Mark & Walt 

 

 

 

 

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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