The Mustangs traveled to Emeralds gym. After 1 period the score Mustangs 6 and Emeralds 8 . Halftime Mustangs 17 and Emeralds 21. After 3 periods Mustangs 25 and Emeralds 29 .
High scorer Mustangs Downs 15 points on her debut game. Immel with 5-6 from free throw line, 3 pointer 8 points total. Decet with 7 points. Watson 2) 3 pointers.
High scorer Emeralds Bosanic 9 points. Cook 2) 3 pointers. Williams 6 points.
Join us Friday December 06, 2013 Girls Basketball Munising Mustangs vs Newberry Indians. Pre-Game 7:15 pm, Game starts 7:30pm. Right here on WQXO am1400.
Join us Thursday, December 10, 2013 for Boys Basketball Munising Mustangs vs Gwinn Modeltowners. Pre-Game 7:15 pm, Game starts 7:30pm. Right here on WQXO am1400.
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MUNISING, MI - Be sure to tune into AM-1400 tonight as the Mustangs’ Girls’ Basketball season kicks off at home against the Manistique Emeralds. The Lady Mustangs are coming off of a .500 regular season that ended with a first round exit against Superior Central back in March. They will face a Manistique Emeralds team that is coming off of a regular season that ended with the Lady Emeralds going 6-14 (2-10 in MPC play), but managed to win two playoff games before getting knocked off by Ishpeming in the third round.
Once again, the Lady Mustangs will host the Manistique Emeralds tonight at 7:30pm. Be sure to join Charlie Nebel as he will have the call right here on AM-1400 WQXO. GO MUSTANGS!
-C. L. Johnson
Hers wishing you all a very thankful Thanksgivjng. Please drive safe and we wilol see you tomorrow.
The Michigan Works! office in Alger County is moving to a new location:
413 Maple Street, Suite 3, Munising, Michigan in the Community Center.
Location opens on November 27, 2013. Stop by our new office to get a leg up on your job search!
For more information call (800) 285-9675
Sunset Over Lake Superior Named Winning Pure Michigan Moment
LANSING – Pure Michigan announced today that Carla White, of Christmas, is the winner of the Michigan Moments Photo Contest. White’s winning photograph features a sunset over Lake Superior, just west of Bay Furnace Park in Christmas, Mich. The photo will be featured in the 2014 Pure Michigan Travel Guide this spring.
“Once again our fans delivered some incredible photographs highlighting the landmarks as well as some hidden gems found across the state,” said George Zimmermann, Vice President of Travel Michigan, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “Our winning photo from Carla White showcases Michigan’s natural beauty and provides a terrific representation of Pure Michigan for our spring/summer guide.”
The winning photo will be published in the 2014 spring/summer Pure Michigan Travel Guide. One million copies of the guide will be printed, with 650,000 copies being distributed with the March/April issue of Midwest Living Magazine.
More than 3,000 photos ranging from picturesque landscapes to urban adventures and featuring all four seasons and destinations across the state were submitted to Pure Michigan through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. In total, 56,211 votes were cast during the contest.
“The location of the photo is an amazing place that locals call ‘paradise’ located in Christmas in the Upper Peninsula,” White said. “My husband and I love taking our friends and family out here to catch sunsets when they come up to visit us. It’s one of the best places to catch a sunset in the Upper Peninsula and I’m glad I had some of my family with me when I captured this Pure Michigan moment.”
To see all the photos submitted as part of the Michigan Moments Photo Contest visit the Pure Michigan Facebook page.
While the 2014 spring/summer travel guide featuring the winning photo will not be out for several more months, the 2013 Pure Michigan Winter Travel Guide is now available on michigan.org. The guide is also available at the 14 Michigan Welcome Centers across the state as well as in a free, universally accessible digital edition, which will allow users to access the guide from their desktop and laptop computers, smartphones and tablets.
Pure Michigan is a brand representing business, talent and tourism initiatives across Michigan. These efforts are driven by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, which serves as the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business growth, jobs and opportunity with a focus on helping grow Michigan’s economy.
For more on the MEDC and its initiatives, visit: MichiganBusiness.org. For Michigan travel news, updates and information, visit michigan.org.
(Munising, Michigan) – Michael D. (Mike) Pflaum, currently Superintendent at Keweenaw National Historical Park in Calumet, Mich., has been named the new Superintendent of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Munising, Mich. He succeeds Jim Northup, who earlier this year was named Superintendent at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, and reports for this new assignment on January 26, 2014.
“Both a high degree of leadership and significant accomplishments in partnership and community engagement with rural communities are factors that led to our selecting Mike to lead Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore,” said Michael T. Reynolds, director of the National Park Service 13-state Midwest Region. “Mike’s extensive background and experience in park operations, law enforcement, and resources management — specifically wilderness and lake management during his time at Yellowstone National Park — will serve him well in this new leadership role.”
Pflaum began his NPS career as a seasonal Park Technician and Park Ranger in both Yellowstone National Park and Devil’s Tower National Monument in Wyoming, achieving permanent status as a Telecommunications Operator at Yellowstone NP in 1984. He was promoted to Supervisory Park Ranger at the park in 1985, and became Chief Ranger at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, S.D., in 1989. While at Mount Rushmore, he served as Acting Superintendent for long periods of time, and had other assignments as Acting Superintendent at George Washington Carver NM in Missouri and Navajo NM in Arizona. Pflaum transferred to the Midwest Regional Office in Omaha in 2008 as the Regional Partnerships Coordinator, and took his first Superintendent position at Keweenaw NHP in January 2011.
At Keweenaw NHP, Pflaum worked closely with park staff in opening the Calumet Visitor Center, the park’s first such facility in a beautifully restored historic building. He also continued the great work of his predecessors in collaborating closely with the Keweenaw NHP Advisory Commission, Keweenaw Heritage Sites, and other park partners in accomplishing the mission of resource preservation, interpretation and education, and service to visitors in this complex partnership park. “Keweenaw NHP has been a wonderful place for me to work with outstanding and dedicated people for the last several years,” Pflaum said.
A Dodge Center, Minn., native, Pflaum graduated magna cum laude from Mankato State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Park Administration. Pflaum’s immediate family includes his wife, Barbara, a Miller, S.D., native and former NPS Park Ranger and park cooperating association employee, and two daughters, Katie, a recent graduate of St. Olaf College currently living and working in Hancock, Mich., following a summer working for the park concessioner at Isle Royale National Park, and Emily, also a St. Olaf College graduate and now a high school music educator in Minneapolis, Minn. In addition to their work in the parks, Pflaum and his wife enjoy hiking, cross country skiing, photography, and exploring the great parks, historic sites, and wildlands of the nation.
“Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a magnificent national park area,” Pflaum stated. ”Barbara and I have visited several times and we are excited about the opportunity to know and explore this great place more fully. I am also looking forward to getting to know and working with the great staff at the park, as well as the park partners and people of the nearby communities. We will be most successful if we are all working together in a positive fashion with a vision for the future in the preservation of this special place and in providing outstanding opportunities for park visitors, and I intend to do everything I can to help make that happen.”
Pflaum has received numerous performance and achievement awards for accomplishments throughout his career, including the Department of the Interior Secretary’s Partners in Conservation Award for 2009 and the Midwest Region’s Harry Yount Award for Ranger Excellence in 2007.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore was authorized in 1966. The over 73,000-acre park has 40 miles of Lake Superior shoreline with multicolored sandstone cliffs, towering sand dunes, hardwood and coniferous forests, wetland, inland lakes and waterfalls, and a variety of wildlife. Hiking trails run the length of the park, connecting over a dozen backcountry hike-in campsites. Three vehicle-accessible campgrounds are also available as well as winter activities including cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Park gateways are Munising on the west and Grand Marais on the east.
(Munising, MICH.) A 24-year old Norway, Michigan, man has died after a fall of about 70 feet from the top of Miners Falls to the bottom. Franklin Carver Sade died at Munising Memorial Hospital as a result his injuries. The apparent accident occurred on Monday, November 11, at approximately 2:30 a.m. Miners Falls is located within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, about ten miles east of Munising.
Mr. Sade and Jordan McGuire were camping near the top of Miners Falls. Sade was obtaining campfire wood when the fall occurred. After the fall, McGuire called 911 once he reached a location with cell service.
The steep, rough terrain and inclement weather conditions contributed to the difficulty of the rescue. Temperatures were below freezing, rocky surfaces were ice-covered, natural lighting was minimal, and the Miners River was higher than usual.
Rescuers used an extension ladder to move Mr. Sade from the east side of the river to the west. Rescuers carried him up the steep hill to a waiting rescue vehicle. He was transported along the Miners Falls trail to a waiting ambulance. EMS employed advanced lifesaving techniques en route to the hospital.
Acting Chief Ranger Bill Smith noted there are no established campsites in or around the Miners Falls area. Alcohol may have been a factor in the incident. An autopsy will take place at Marquette General Hospital. The case remains open pending further investigation.
National Park Service rangers at the scene were assisted by the Alger County Sheriff’s Department, Alger County EMS, Alger County Rescue 21, Munising Township Fire Department, Eastern Upper Peninsula Search and Rescue, and Rock River Township Fire Department.
To all our vets and active duty, reserves and National Guard THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. today is your day. george
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I am the state representative for the 109th District. As a result of redistricting, the 109th District comprises Alger, Luce and Schoolcraft counties and most of Marquette County. If you are unsure of the district in which you live, please visit http://house.mi.gov, where you can find the name of your representative. If you wish to no longer receive this e-newsletter, please click on the unsubscribe links located at the top and bottom of this message.
Welcome to my e-newsletter! As your state representative, one of my objectives is to keep you updated on issues at the state Capitol and in our community. A lot has happened since my last e-newsletter that will have a direct impact on the Upper Peninsula, and I have been working really hard to establish good relationships with my colleagues on the floor, along with every department of state government. If at any point you have a question, please feel free to contact my office and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also visit my website at www.kivela.housedems.com to find up-to-date information and news on my work in Lansing. I hope you find my e-newsletters useful and informative. In this Edition:
• Legislative Update
• Office Hours
House Bill 4782
In May, I introduced HB 4782 – legislation to create a new zone in the Next Michigan Development Act including the central Upper Peninsula. The act, part of the “Aerotropolis” legislation of 2010, provided for the creation of up to five Next Michigan Development Corps., entities which encourage economic development and investment, job creation and retention, and ancillary economic growth. The addition of a zone in the Upper Peninsula would aid in job creation and spur economic growth in the area. This bill has been referred to the House Commerce Committee and was granted a hearing on October 9. I am hopeful HB4782 will be voted out of the committee in the next few weeks.
House Bill 4977
This fall, I worked with state Sen. Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba) to sponsor legislation amending property tax law that has been the subject of controversy across the state and has resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars to Michigan communities. Recently, large retailers have appealed to the Michigan Tax Tribunal regarding the property tax assessments and the “true cash value” of their properties. Because of the ambiguity in the statutory language, the tribunal has ruled in favor of the corporations – and in the case of Marquette Township, property taxes have been reduced by roughly 63 percent of what they were originally paying.
The reduction in property tax revenue is causing major economic problems for local governments and stripping precious dollars away from our schools. With the current state of education funding, it is more important than ever to make sure corporations are paying their fair share of property taxes, and our schools are getting the revenue they need to stay open. The bill I sponsored, HB 4977, would tighten up the law and make sure corporations are unable to exploit it at the expense of local residents.
Because of the precedent set by the recent hearings, many local units of government are being forced to lower their assessments on “big box” stores without a fight, as they lack the necessary funds to battle major corporations in the courtroom. The bills introduced by Casperson and I will address this problem by adjusting the way tax assessments are completed on large commercial properties.
House Bill 5088
In October, I introduced HB 5088 as part of a bipartisan package of legislation aimed at battling methamphetamine production in Michigan. The bill would create a stop-sale notification through the existing National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) for any individual with a felony drug conviction trying to purchase a product containing pseudoephedrine (PSE). Those with prior felony drug convictions would be required to obtain a valid prescription from a physician to override the stop-sale notification, but the legislation would not change the process for individuals without felonies on record.
This is common-sense legislation when it comes to stopping the production of illegal drugs. Creating the stop-sale notification would take the ease of purchasing methamphetamine’s key ingredient out of the hands of convicted felons.
Along with HB 5088, HBs 5089 and 5090 were introduced by Reps. Bob Genetski (R-Saugatuck) and Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton), respectively. These bills work together to tackle what is called “smurfing” – an organized group purchase of PSE where all individuals buy only the daily, or 30-day, per-person limit, then combine the drug to make a larger quantity of methamphetamine.
I worked with Nesbitt and Genetski in a bipartisan fashion to create and co-sponsor these bills that will battle meth production around the state. After being introduced to the full House, the legislative package was sent to the House Criminal Justice Committee for consideration.
House Bill 5054
Earlier this year, I introduced HB 5054 making it a felony to own a skimming device, which is used to steal information from the magnetic strip of ATM or credit cards. HB 5054 is part of a bipartisan 5-bill package, HB 5050-5054, aimed at preventing “card skimming.”
Many of us use our credit or debit cards to pay for our purchases instead of cash because these cards are just more convenient but, unfortunately, thieves are able to still pick your pocket with devices that give them access to the information on the card’s magnetic strip. My bill, and its companion bills, fight card skimming so that we can simplify our lives and use the latest financial technology safely.
A skimming device is any combination of devices or methods used to access the personal information stored on the magnetic strip on the back of credit/ATM cards without the card owner’s permission. Once someone has this information, they can access the other person’s financial accounts and steal a person’s identity, money and/or use the card for purchases. The bills create penalties ranging from 5 to 15 years in prison, with fines of $25,000 to $75,000.
Everybody likes their financial transactions to be quick and convenient, but thieves are street-smart, and we can’t be too careful when it comes to protecting our identity and financial information. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass these bills and see them signed into law so that Michiganders will have extra protection from this crime that is growing more prevalent throughout our communities.
NMU ROTC House Resolution
I also introduced a resolution to urge the United States Army to keep the ROTC program at Northern Michigan University open after announcing it was going to be closing in May 2015.
I would like to announce upcoming office hours, where I have the opportunity to discuss concerns about issues that are affecting you and your families. Please join me on Monday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the small courtroom of the Luce County Government Building, 407 W. Harrie St. in Newberry.
I look forward to hearing the ways I can help you through my work in Lansing. As always, if you have any questions or concerns or need help with a state issue, please feel free to contact my office at (888) 429-1377 or via e-mail at JohnKivela@house.mi.gov.
State Representative John Kivela
109th House District
Our guys fought hard tonight. They came back from a two touchdown deficit to tie it up. Then it seems the Halloween gremlins show their faces and some untimely turnovers and a couple of questionable calls and they were behind again. Not to be denied these warriors fought with all they had right up to the end.
Hold your heads high guys you gave it your all and made us proud. Six wins in a row is not easy and you did it.
Thanks to our seniors this year. You sure have made it exciting, and provided some great leadership for the team to build on.
This years is over and you did the impossible next year we can go on from here.
final score 35 to 21 Jets.
THANKS TEAM MUSTANG FOR A GREAT SEASON. It was awesome and so are you guys. Thanks to the coaches for your leadership all year long. God bless see ya next year.
THANKS TEAM MUSTANG FOR A GREAT SEASON!!!!!
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MUNISING, MI - After starting the season 0-3, the Mustangs’ season looked all but lost. Head Coach Jeff Seaburg would have none of it. Munising was able to pull themselves up and finish the season 6-3. Going into week nine, the Mustangs needed a win to solidify themselves as a playoff team. It didn’t start off well, as they fell behind early 10-0 and showed no signs of offense. That all changed as the Mustangs took over late in the second quarter, and managed to tie the game before the teams went to halftime. After that, all Munising needed to do was score once as their defense locked down the Purple Hornets in the second half. Once again, the Mustangs were led by Junior Quarterback Austin Kelto, who threw a 60-yard touchdown pass and also ran in the winning touchdown from four yards out in the third quarter. Cody Hayes carried the ball 14 times for the Mustangs to the tune of 75-yards, and Alex Hill caught one ball on Kelto’s 60-yard touchdown.
The Mustangs will look to continue their impressive win streak in a rematch with the Powers North Central Jets. Munising faced them in week two and lost the game 14-12. Austin Kelto threw for two touchdowns in the contest as the Munising offense couldn’t capitalize on their defensive counterparts success. As per usual, the Mustangs will have to rely heavily on their leaders in Kelto, Hayes, and Hill. Munising will have to contain a very talented Jets offense that averaged just over 28 points per game this season. Of course, this is a different Munising team since their last meeting with the Jets. In their six-game win streak, the Mustangs have outscored opponents 180-100, showing that they’re able to score at a much higher pace. In their first three games, the Mustangs only managed to score a shade under 11 points per game.
Be sure to tune into AM1400 WQXO this Friday night as the Munising Mustangs travel to Powers-North Central to take on the Jets. Charlie Nebel will have the call as always. Pre-game is at 6:30pm & Kickoff is at 7. GO MUSTANGS!
-C. L. Johnson
This morning I had the opportunity to speak with Senator Tom Casperson. We discussed the wolf problem and how they are causing much damage to livestock. we also talked about a joint venture with Wisconsin in the management of federal forest land. The feds are not doing a good job in managing forestry harvests and this is not good for our economy nor is it good for our forest.
lastly we discussed the bill introduce by Rep. Kivala that would deny felons the right to purchase certain cold medicines that contain an ingredient that is used in the manufacture of meth.
it is always a pleasure to talk to our Senator and I always come away haveing been educated.
Wow what a game tonight with the Mustangs swatting the Purple Hornets 17 to 10. Our mustangs held the Purple Hornets scoreless in the second half. Kelto had 3 passes for 85 yards, hill had 2 receptions for 75 yards, blank 1 recption for 10 yards, hayes 20 carries for 110 yards, and kelto 10 rushes for 45 yards.
We had a slow start here at the station and I apologize for that. but once we were up it went well. thanks for listening and hope you enjoyed the game.
next game to be announced after Sunday.
Munising, MI – The Munisng Mustangs have completely turned their season around, winning five in a row following their 0-3 start. Led by the tandem of WR Andy Cooper & QB Austin Kelto, the Mustangs were able to win a crucial game in the playoff picture. Cooper scored all of Munising’s points as he caught two touchdowns from Kelto, also kicking two extra points and a 25-yard field goal. Once again, Cody Hayes shouldered a heavy workload as he carried the ball an impressive 28 times for 102 yards. This victory puts the Mustangs one win away from clinching a playoff berth for the second time in three years.
The only thing standing in between the Mustangs and the (guaranteed) playoffs is a 7-1 L’Anse team that will be visiting Munising this Friday night. If Munising wants to knock the Purple Hornets down to the two-loss ranks, they’re going to have to play fairly good defense. L’Anse has averaged just under 37 points per game this season, and their only loss came at West Iron County, who boasts an 8-0 record themselves. However, the combined record of L’Anse’s opponents, not counting West Iron County, is 15-42. N0t exactly the highest competition, so their numbers may be a little inflated. Against the Wykons, the Purple Hornets only managed 14 points, so we may be in for a defensive battle that Munising will need to win if they want a guaranteed playoff berth.
Be sure to tune into AM 1400 this Friday night as Charlie Nebel will have the call. Pre-game is at 6:30pm and kickoff is at 7pm EST. Go Mutangs!
-C. L. Johnson
The Mustangs traveled Stephenson to face the Eagles. After 1 Quarter: Mustangs 0 | Eagles 0. Halftime: Mustangs 10 | Eagles 0. After 3 quarters: Mustangs 17 | Eagles 8. Final: Mustangs 17 | Eagles 8
Mustangs first half Kelto 35 yard pass to Cooper for TD. Cooper also with a field goal. Kelto pass to Cooper for TD. Cooper with extra point. Cooper with 4 receptions for 119 yards. Total Mustangs yardish 281. Mustangs are now 5-3 on the season.
Player of Game Mustangs Andy Cooper.
Join us Friday October 25, 2013 Munising Mustangs vs L’Anse Purple Hornets. Pre-game starts at 6:45 pm. The game starts 7:00 pm.
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