City of Negaunee Capital Improvements Plan 2018

October 13, 2018

Negaunee, MIOctober 13, 2018 – Negaunee City Manager Nate Heffron is pleased to announce that the City Council, at a special meeting held on October 4, 2018, accepted its first ever Capital Improvements Plan (CIP). A CIP is a planning document that helps to guide local communities undertaking capital investments. These investments range from major equipment purchases, such as a snowplow, to the construction of a new building. A CIP is authorized and required under the Michigan Planning and Enabling Act. A CIP is community-based, meaning not every CIP is equal, but lends itself directly to what a community needs are. A copy of this document can be viewed online or at the Negaunee Public Library.

According to Heffron “This document helps us plan for our future. As new council members are elected, we can lose touch on what is really needed.… Read the rest

Ishpeming City Council Special Meeting October 16

October 13, 2018

Ishpeming, MIOctober 13, 2018 – Ishpeming City Council will hold a special Meeting. Details below.

Ishpeming City Council Special Meeting
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 10:00am
Ishpeming City Hall

Agenda Items
Proposed 2019 Budget Workshop
SAW Grant – Tunnel Vision Invoice… Read the rest

The Gourdian Society Meditation Classes

October 13, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 13, 2018 – The Gourdian Society, a Northern Michigan University student organization, is hosting meditation classes at 5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Whitman Hall Commons. Sessions are free and open to the public. The group plans to meet every Tuesday, except over NMU breaks.

The Gourdian Society’s purpose is to teach the benefits and practice of meditation through the use of outside resources and materials. It also establishes discussion-based learning, examples and practice during meetings.

Email jmolloha@nmu.edu for more information.… Read the rest

Michigan DNR Pheasant Season Update

October 13, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 13, 2018 – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released pheasant season dates and information regarding licensing and daily limits.

Pheasant season dates
Oct. 10-31 in the Upper Peninsula in Menominee County and portions of Iron, Marquette, Dickinson and Delta counties
Oct. 20 – Nov. 14 in the Lower Peninsula
Dec. 1 – Jan. 1 in selected areas of Zone 3
See the 2018 Hunting Digest for maps of open hunting zones. The bag limit is two male pheasants daily, with four in possession. A base license is required to hunt pheasants.… Read the rest

Westwood Shakespeare Company 2018-2019 Season

October 13, 2018

Ishpeming, MIOctober 13, 2018 – An encore presentation of Leaf it to the Professionals with the Westwood Shakespeare Company (WSC) will take place Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 PM at the Patriot Performing Arts Theatre (PPAT).

There were plenty of laughs and improvised comedy in store for audiences of all ages as the WSC kicked off its 2018-2019 season with Leaf it to the Professionsals, the first of two improv shows, on Oct. 11 at the PPAT.

“Program Director Maria Hoffman and I are really excited about the new season,” said Artistic Director B.G. Bradley. “This first show features our veterans and some talented newcomers in some truly goofy and inspired, completely improvised acting games.”

Bradley added that Hoffman and kids from Westwood have devised a playlist which is sure to delight audiences.

“When you watch these kids at work you have a hard time believing that they’re making it all up as they go along,” said Bradley.… Read the rest

Michigan Tech Among Universities Working to Develop Flood Warning App

October 6, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 6, 2018 – When flood waters rise, more data helps better predict and monitor changing conditions. And soon there will be an app for that.

Michigan Tech is one of five universities working together on a $1.5 million Smart and Connected Communities grant. The focus of the project–driven by a team of engineers, hydrologists and computer scientists–is to develop an integrated network that gathers, analyzes and alerts urban communities in danger of flooding. In a word, an app.

Learn more about how the team will not only develop device-based apps but also embed them in larger networks and outreach initiatives to improve flood monitoring and predictions.… Read the rest

NMU Administrative/Professional Union Ratifies Contract

October 3, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 3, 2018 – Northern Michigan University’s UAW 2178 union, which represents administrative/professional employees, has ratified a three-year contract. Of the members who voted on Oct. 1, 80 percent approved the agreement.

The contract is effective Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2021. Terms include across-the-board 2 percent wage increases for each of the three years of the contract. The first year will also include a one-time $500 payment per employee, which will not impact base salaries.

The contract is pending approval by the NMU Board of Trustees.… Read the rest

Firetruck Display for Fire Prevention Week

October 3, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 3, 2018 – Visit the firetruck display put on by the Marquette City Fire Department to promote Fire Prevention Week.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Display – 11:00 AM

Parade – 12:30 PM

Firetrucks, rescue vehicles, activities, Sparky the Dog, Refreshments, and a bike raffle will all be available for attendees to experience!

 … Read the rest

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