Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in the Great Lakes Radio studios in Marquette, Michigan.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in the Great Lakes Radio studios in Marquette, Michigan.

Lansing, MichiganJanuary 19th, 2016 – All eyes in Michigan were on Governor Rick Snyder tonight. Governor Snyder delivered his Annual State of the State address on the stations of Great Lakes Radio in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. All eyes were on the Governor as he focused on the Flint water crisis, as expected.

The entire State of Michigan is seeing lower unemployment rates, and an upswing in the economy under Governor Snyder. Governor Snyder touted on that tonight, too. The State of the State from Governor Snyder was heard all across the Upper Peninsula on 103-FXD, 92.7 WRUP, and AM 1400 WQXO.

Governor Rick Snyder pointed out the fact that the State of Michigan is now seeing some of the lowest unemployment rates in the United States. Homes are being bought, gas prices are continuing to drop, and more and more Michigan residents have faith in the State’s Government.

You can relive Governor Rick Snyder’s annual state of the state by clicking here.

this week i have been playing an interview i had with sheriff Hughes concerning the up coming informational program on the meth problem here in Alger county. We discussed the dangers of meth and the fact that these guys are throwing  the waste onto the road side. Those groups who are picking  up the roadsides are at risk. He said that the meth makers prefer green pop or gator ade bottles. The program is the 13th of May at the high school gym at 6 p.m. iIf you are involved with the adopt a highway program please plan to attend and even if not you need to be informed. thank you george

Distribution of $100 Million Supplemental under Senate Bill 609 (S-3)
County Name Distribution Amount
Alcona 153,476.15
Alger 131,876.96
Allegan 537,450.92
Alpena 198,774.52
Antrim 214,953.63
Arenac 151,308.03
Baraga 128,579.20
Barry 296,856.46
Bay 488,565.76
Benzie 162,222.35
Berrien 666,967.34
Branch 262,050.86
Calhoun 517,020.90
Cass 287,933.77
Charlevoix 194,941.86
Cheboygan 234,529.42
Chippewa 295,098.39
Clare 232,587.10
Clinton 389,753.18
Crawford 153,488.62
Delta 243,232.58
Dickinson 179,691.70
Eaton 493,908.30
Emmet 235,590.85
Genesee 1,345,161.25
Gladwin 198,037.22
Gogebic 156,225.69
Grand Traverse 448,669.55
Gratiot 269,531.19
Hillsdale 275,915.60
Houghton 256,829.05
Huron 311,788.56
Ingham 795,788.27
Ionia 294,757.37
Iosco 222,036.05
Iron 140,784.17
Isabella 325,994.49
Jackson 668,811.45
Kalamazoo 838,353.32
Kalkaska 205,287.45
Kent 1,887,284.21
Keweenaw 75,800.20
Lake 172,884.22
Lapeer 432,616.26
Leelanau 179,765.60
Lenawee 446,817.38
Livingston 792,221.53
Luce 108,820.21
Mackinac 144,430.57
Macomb 2,435,600.44
Manistee 231,571.31
Marquette 362,872.37
Mason 235,062.04
Mecosta 254,391.92
Menominee 214,408.66
Midland 359,665.28
Missaukee 184,008.42
Monroe 664,992.85
Montcalm 351,972.83
Montmorency 138,350.47
Muskegon 588,239.33
Newaygo 340,744.84
Oakland 3,861,456.65
Oceana 241,436.29
Ogemaw 188,843.39
Ontonagon 151,163.30
Osceola 217,959.22
Oscoda 141,796.71
Otsego 233,059.88
Ottawa 1,077,088.76
Presque Isle 167,004.04
Roscommon 236,684.09
Saginaw 805,768.68
Sanilac 336,045.14
Schoolcraft 118,259.83
Shiawassee 331,612.50
St. Clair 668,682.52
St. Joseph 295,984.01
Tuscola 351,511.80
Van Buren 377,722.52
Washtenaw 1,091,502.29
Wayne 3,740,802.50
Wexford 258,265.39
TOTAL: 39,100,000.00

Distribution of $100 Million Supplemental under Senate Bill 609 (S-3)
City/Village Name Distribution Amount
Addison $3,368.11
Adrian $81,945.08
Ahmeek $1,000.51
Akron $2,421.02
Alanson $3,912.29
Albion $37,411.20
Algonac $16,132.18
Allegan $22,723.74
Allen $662.75
Allen Park $107,845.05
Alma $39,013.08
Almont $9,874.62
Alpena $50,255.16
Alpha $1,924.16
Ann Arbor $461,171.49
Applegate $2,065.39
Armada $6,525.86
Ashley $3,207.00
Athens $4,794.75
Au Gres $5,036.90
Auburn $8,987.43
Auburn Hills $85,255.96
Augusta $4,546.21
Bad Axe $13,457.31
Baldwin $6,917.90
Bancroft $3,273.55
Bangor $9,560.05
Baraga $9,091.54
Baroda $3,879.84
Barryton $1,756.91
Barton Hills $748.12
Battle Creek $301,288.60
Bay City $163,744.30
Bear Lake $1,600.16
Beaverton $5,108.44
Belding $27,270.83
Bellaire $5,230.86
Belleville $13,413.12
Bellevue $5,928.32
Benton Harbor $45,048.40
Benzonia $3,459.48
Berkley $53,685.52
Berrien Springs $7,662.48
Bessemer $17,491.26
Beulah $3,686.84
Beverly Hills $39,846.96
Big Rapids $40,261.96
Bingham Farms $4,046.88
Birch Run $7,229.02
Birmingham $76,023.35
Blissfield $14,276.90
Bloomfield Hills $18,817.74
Bloomingdale $3,093.51
Boyne City $24,022.36
Boyne Falls $2,364.40
Breckenridge $6,663.55
Breedsville $2,086.46
Bridgman $10,560.08
Brighton $28,472.43
Britton $2,514.18
Bronson $10,674.34
Brooklyn $5,834.27
Brown City $5,947.18
Buchanan $20,872.02
Buckley $4,211.52
Burlington $1,345.99
Burr Oak $4,523.18
Burton $152,377.40
Byron $3,040.97
Cadillac $47,865.75
Caledonia $6,111.77
Calumet $7,030.00
Camden $2,666.54
Capac $7,476.35
Carleton $7,676.26
Carney $1,926.48
Caro $17,704.57
Carson City $5,958.83
Carsonville $2,836.35
Caseville $4,316.86
Casnovia $2,239.58
Caspian $8,024.19
Cass City $11,777.35
Cassopolis $8,344.42
Cedar Springs $13,344.87
Cement City $2,879.24
Center Line $27,834.54
Central Lake $4,913.97
Centreville $6,245.81
Charlevoix $15,410.13
Charlotte $34,217.68
Chatham $2,589.59
Cheboygan $26,615.31
Chelsea $19,609.53
Chesaning $11,760.67
Clare $14,164.31
Clarkston $3,347.77
Clarksville $2,191.78
Clawson $40,796.57
Clayton $2,246.43
Clifford $2,833.08
Climax $3,610.59
Clinton $8,966.96
Clio $9,870.58
Coldwater $49,213.39
Coleman $7,005.75
Coloma $7,311.64
Colon $6,038.81
Columbiaville $4,094.39
Concord $5,787.36
Constantine $9,939.37
Coopersville $17,732.88
Copemish $2,312.99
Copper City $1,135.88
Corunna $14,841.35
Croswell $12,246.55
Crystal Falls $11,231.91
Custer $2,308.01
Daggett $2,467.86
Dansville $2,398.34
Davison $18,661.41
DeWitt $17,592.65
Dearborn $399,382.24
Dearborn Heights $206,083.84
Decatur $8,817.81
Deckerville $5,172.94
Deerfield $4,395.82
Detour $4,325.70
Detroit $3,298,154.38
Dexter $15,571.93
Dimondale $5,151.86
Douglas $8,238.62
Dowagiac $27,162.67
Dryden $4,080.78
Dundee $17,883.91
Durand $13,949.68
Eagle $800.72
East Grand Rapids $49,586.67
East Jordan $12,568.24
East Lansing $167,343.76
East Tawas $16,610.34
Eastlake $3,572.43
Eastpointe $114,910.19
Eaton Rapids $22,099.54
Eau Claire $3,284.30
Ecorse $33,682.87
Edmore $6,243.54
Edwardsburg $4,981.55
Elberta $3,658.02
Elk Rapids $11,472.07
Elkton $3,629.93
Ellsworth $3,695.97
Elsie $4,792.24
Emmett $2,221.48
Empire $2,748.60
Escanaba $58,809.31
Essexville $14,450.61
Estral Beach $2,938.52
Evart $10,449.60
Fairgrove $2,636.08
Farmington $35,066.18
Farmington Hills $329,548.55
Farwell $5,379.46
Fennville $5,789.51
Fenton $50,865.44
Ferndale $72,394.08
Ferrysburg $14,227.56
Fife Lake $3,143.54
Flat Rock $33,321.42
Flint $530,457.46
Flushing $33,022.29
Forestville $1,590.26
Fountain $2,104.79
Fowler $4,755.86
Fowlerville $12,543.32
Frankenmuth $20,927.48
Frankfort $7,406.16
Franklin $14,135.09
Fraser $47,211.66
Freeport $3,230.82
Freesoil $1,755.67
Fremont $20,781.99
Fruitport $6,208.69
Gaastra $4,010.50
Gagetown $2,805.00
Gaines $2,619.38
Galesburg $7,818.26
Galien $3,040.73
Garden $1,168.42
Garden City $101,498.62
Gaylord $18,986.11
Gibraltar $17,314.78
Gladstone $27,502.22
Gladwin $14,807.72
Gobles $4,182.55
Goodrich $7,299.75
Grand Beach $3,998.66
Grand Blanc $30,792.03
Grand Haven $46,697.10
Grand Ledge $28,183.64
Grand Rapids $836,577.04
Grandville $61,219.87
Grant $4,508.67
Grass Lake $5,837.13
Grayling $8,750.08
Greenville $38,904.94
Grosse Pointe $19,749.36
Grosse Pointe Farms $34,851.36
Grosse Pointe Park $40,790.98
Grosse Pointe Shores $11,210.43
Grosse Pointe Woods $56,169.11
Hamtramck $72,543.70
Hancock $25,423.58
Hanover $2,757.85
Harbor Beach $7,828.09
Harbor Springs $8,144.07
Harper Woods $47,825.80
Harrietta $1,639.15
Harrison $10,588.58
Harrisville $2,693.31
Hart $9,422.70
Hartford $11,611.48
Hastings $32,418.07
Hazel Park $59,367.31
Hersey $2,620.72
Hesperia $5,445.02
Highland Park $49,367.99
Hillman $4,483.63
Hillsdale $36,373.59
Holland $163,429.96
Holly $22,009.81
Homer $7,486.03
Honor $2,161.08
Hopkins $3,182.64
Houghton $37,322.67
Howard City $10,182.36
Howell $35,264.98
Hubbardston $3,033.40
Hudson $10,820.87
Hudsonville $29,723.15
Huntington Woods $22,685.09
Imlay City $16,133.74
Inkster $90,717.24
Ionia $37,332.74
Iron Mountain $41,462.55
Iron River $25,745.30
Ironwood $34,227.75
Ishpeming $38,191.62
Ithaca $15,579.17
Jackson $154,509.73
Jonesville $10,782.26
Kalamazoo $324,454.37
Kaleva $4,305.39
Kalkaska $12,123.16
Keego Harbor $9,738.62
Kent City $4,803.19
Kentwood $189,797.95
Kinde $2,592.92
Kingsford $27,946.03
Kingsley $6,819.47
Kingston $2,049.76
L’Anse $11,595.54
Laingsburg $6,411.99
Lake Angelus $737.93
Lake Ann $2,295.69
Lake City $4,967.48
Lake Isabella $11,286.71
Lake Linden $7,909.98
Lake Odessa $9,206.70
Lake Orion $10,516.29
Lakeview $6,388.61
Lakewood Club $7,356.93
Lansing $516,438.31
Lapeer $39,447.77
Lathrup Village $17,984.50
Laurium $13,910.34
Lawrence $6,312.24
Lawton $9,808.26
Lennon $2,173.91
Leonard $2,529.37
Leroy $2,838.11
Leslie $8,635.64
Lexington $4,567.37
Lincoln $3,428.49
Lincoln Park $143,235.40
Linden $14,786.22
Litchfield $6,660.99
Livonia $389,319.14
Lowell $15,893.47
Ludington $36,057.22
Luna Pier $6,255.63
Luther $3,832.80
Lyons $4,794.39
Mackinac Island $2,814.66
Mackinaw City $9,917.68
Madison Heights $107,400.21
Mancelona $6,734.57
Manchester $10,116.68
Manistee $34,184.89
Manistique $15,133.28
Manton $7,273.67
Maple Rapids $3,122.57
Marcellus $4,842.45
Marine City $16,593.50
Marion $5,623.77
Marlette $8,987.53
Marquette $97,413.30
Marshall $30,525.54
Martin $2,675.30
Marysville $40,099.78
Mason $31,226.61
Mattawan $12,083.14
Maybee $3,350.54
Mayville $4,757.60
McBain $3,938.44
McBride $1,134.44
Mecosta $2,802.81
Melvin $1,829.87
Melvindale $35,042.04
Memphis $5,111.94
Mendon $4,904.30
Menominee $41,088.87
Merrill $3,866.53
Mesick $2,885.36
Metamora $2,717.05
Michiana $2,891.77
Middleville $13,886.21
Midland $228,777.84
Milan $23,326.28
Milford $22,689.44
Millersburg $2,143.29
Millington $4,409.93
Minden City $1,722.93
Monroe $84,602.72
Montague $13,870.50
Montgomery $3,014.64
Montrose $6,903.22
Morenci $10,217.07
Morley $2,828.53
Morrice $4,823.99
Mount Clemens $58,168.80
Mt. Morris $12,393.73
Mt. Pleasant $98,106.74
Muir $3,145.50
Mulliken $2,715.78
Munising $16,471.93
Muskegon $189,743.25
Muskegon Heights $51,349.37
Nashville $7,687.48
Negaunee $27,218.51
New Baltimore $39,734.98
New Buffalo $11,425.21
New Era $4,219.63
New Haven $16,375.52
New Lothrop $3,009.73
Newaygo $11,697.86
Newberry $10,171.35
Niles $49,016.48
North Adams $2,470.32
North Branch $4,676.62
North Muskegon $17,291.68
Northport $4,215.84
Northville $21,740.47
Norton Shores $112,568.39
Norway $19,355.11
Novi $212,344.94
Oak Park $100,634.59
Oakley $2,135.23
Olivet $6,908.59
Omer $1,987.81
Onaway $5,438.55
Onekama $2,419.43
Onsted $4,303.16
Ontonagon $11,119.43
Orchard Lake $9,322.58
Ortonville $6,007.02
Otisville $3,910.42
Otsego $17,149.59
Otter Lake $2,721.36
Ovid $6,908.66
Owendale $2,155.10
Owosso $61,896.96
Oxford $13,782.44
Parchment $7,868.80
Parma $3,482.33
Paw Paw $15,026.85
Peck $2,548.75
Pellston $4,947.07
Pentwater $5,800.47
Perrinton $2,358.32
Perry $8,425.98
Petersburg $5,447.55
Petoskey $28,608.89
Pewamo $3,127.73
Pierson $1,463.17
Pigeon $5,545.07
Pinckney $9,220.29
Pinconning $6,269.98
Plainwell $16,074.25
Pleasant Ridge $9,391.86
Plymouth $32,079.25
Pontiac $261,215.23
Port Austin $3,513.27
Port Hope $1,808.28
Port Huron $139,149.59
Port Sanilac $3,101.36
Portage $220,859.59
Portland $19,460.65
Posen $1,742.88
Potterville $9,433.26
Powers $2,970.31
Prescott $2,893.44
Quincy $6,852.80
Ravenna $7,187.27
Reading $4,830.40
Reed City $12,233.27
Reese $6,853.96
Richland $2,881.51
Richmond $19,818.66
River Rouge $28,077.19
Riverview $39,910.66
Rochester $42,959.92
Rochester Hills $278,902.82
Rockford $20,268.53
Rockwood $10,964.38
Rogers City $15,587.26
Romeo $11,677.46
Romulus $100,222.29
Roosevelt Park $13,869.97
Roscommon $5,641.96
Rose City $4,047.05
Rosebush $2,208.24
Roseville $177,193.64
Rothbury $2,797.71
Royal Oak $236,243.85
Saginaw $274,164.65
Saline $33,639.79
Sand Lake $3,099.79
Sandusky $12,364.15
Sanford $4,564.91
Saranac $5,919.36
Saugatuck $6,258.59
Sault Ste. Marie $74,320.44
Schoolcraft $7,823.47
Scottville $6,585.94
Sebewaing $8,609.25
Shelby $12,606.82
Shepherd $6,610.81
Sheridan $3,523.45
Sherwood $2,253.94
Shoreham $2,852.09
South Haven $23,460.99
South Lyon $35,138.54
South Range $5,115.42
South Rockwood $7,971.66
Southfield $312,585.38
Southgate $104,058.67
Sparta $15,633.46
Spring Lake $11,701.46
Springfield $25,180.22
Springport $3,185.23
St. Charles $10,020.81
St. Clair $22,399.23
St. Clair Shores $214,222.24
St. Ignace $13,255.34
St. Johns $32,764.86
St. Joseph $33,569.80
St. Louis $25,985.68
Standish $7,735.86
Stanton $6,346.06
Stanwood $1,132.71
Stephenson $5,390.64
Sterling $4,180.39
Sterling Heights $459,519.82
Stevensville $6,471.18
Stockbridge $4,818.98
Sturgis $45,407.17
Sunfield $2,813.13
Suttons Bay $5,844.78
Swartz Creek $23,203.04
Sylvan Lake $6,697.71
Tawas City $9,780.80
Taylor $239,809.98
Tecumseh $35,924.26
Tekonsha $4,997.15
Thompsonville $3,721.95
Three Oaks $7,583.94
Three Rivers $32,884.91
Traverse City $64,452.62
Trenton $62,808.42
Troy $319,404.18
Turner $1,592.51
Tustin $1,634.43
Twining $1,388.99
Ubly $4,276.94
Union City $7,832.31
Unionville $2,608.67
Utica $16,608.13
Vandalia $2,106.70
Vanderbilt $4,182.12
Vassar $12,689.13
Vermontville $4,156.12
Vernon $4,106.63
Vicksburg $13,903.02
Wakefield $18,647.27
Waldron $3,226.21
Walker $102,278.79
Walkerville $2,419.84
Walled Lake $22,909.22
Warren $524,461.55
Watervliet $7,776.71
Wayland $16,993.93
Wayne $60,944.49
Webberville $5,666.56
West Branch $10,282.32
Westland $291,778.34
Westphalia $4,174.68
White Cloud $7,286.60
White Pigeon $6,783.74
Whitehall $15,974.96
Whittemore $2,247.79
Williamston $14,652.36
Wixom $46,650.69
Wolverine $3,067.25
Wolverine Lake $15,508.01
Woodhaven $39,400.73
Woodland $1,925.14
Wyandotte $96,682.30
Wyoming $304,371.94
Yale $7,581.81
Ypsilanti $68,251.08
Zeeland $25,383.61
Zilwaukee $8,032.38
TOTAL: $21,800,000.00

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2/27/2014 Munising, Michigan — The Munising Mustangs Boys Basketball VS Newberry Indians for tonight, Thursday, February 27th has been cancelled on True Oldies 1400 WQXO. Stay tuned as we’ll provide you updates on the Munising Mustangs and IF the game will be made-up.

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2/20/2014 Munising, Michigan — The Munising Mustang Girls Basketball game tonight against the Rapid River Rockets on True Oldies 1400 WQXO has been cancelled due to the Winter Storm Warning in the forecast for this evening. The game has been rescheduled (weather permitting) for Friday, February 21st at 6pm.

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 Visitor Dies after Fall next to Miners Falls

(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.

The Department of Natural Resources  announced Blind Sucker Flooding and Bodi Lake in Luce County and the Tahquamenon River in Chippewa and Luce counties will be part of angler survey efforts this spring. These surveys look to evaluate fishing efforts and angler attitudes and values regarding the fisheries of these water bodies.

Angler input is being sought in one of two ways. Survey cards are available on site at each location and anglers are asked to fill out one card, per person, per trip. The survey cards are self-addressed and can be mailed free of charge. Another option is online surveys, available for all three locations:

• Blind Sucker Flooding – www.surveymonkey.com/s/blindsuckerfloodingsurvey
• Bodi Lake – www.surveymonkey.com/s/bodilakesurvey
• Tahquamenon River – www.surveymonkey.com/s/tahquamenonsurvey

These surveys are being conducted by the DNR, Fisheries Division’s Eastern Lake Superior Management Unit. Surveys will be open May 1 through Oct. 31, 2013.

The Blind Sucker Flooding and Bodi Lake surveys are focused on northern pike fisheries with questions pertaining to type of bait used, number of days anglers fish for northern pike at each location, and how anglers rank the northern pike fishery.

The Tahquamenon River survey is focused on various fisheries and includes questions about types of bait used, number of days anglers fish for brown trout, walleye, muskellunge and smallmouth bass on the Tahquamenon River, and angler’s preference for either catch-and-release or catch-and-keep fishing. Participation in these survey efforts is key to proper fisheries management.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Negaunee Boys Basketball game @ Iron Mountain for Jan. 22 has been postponed. This game will now be played on Monday, January 28…you’ll hear the action on a Better Variety, Sunny 101.9 WKQS with Wayne R. Johnson.

The Negaunee Hockey game vs. Calumet for January 22 has been postponed. This game will now be played on Thursday, January 24.

The wrestling triangular @ Escanaba with (Negaunee, Escanaba, and Menominee) is still going to take place tonight as scheduled.

The Ishpeming boys basketball game vs. Munising on January 22 has been postponed. This game will now be played on Monday, February 4 on 98.3 WRUP – We Rock the U.P. with Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau.

The amcab Senior Meals (Meals on Wheels & Congregate Meals) are canceled today for the Marquette and Gwinn areas. Meals will still take place in Alger County and the Ishpeming area.

ALL evening classes have been cancelled at Northern Michigan University for January 22.

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LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. flags to be lowered to half-staff within the state Capitol Complex and at state buildings, grounds and facilities throughout Michigan in honor of Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class David J. Warsen, of Kentwood, on Thursday, Aug. 30. Flags should be returned to full-staff on Friday, Aug. 31.

Warsen, 27, died Aug. 16 in a helicopter crash northeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was assigned to a West Coast-based naval special warfare unit.

“Petty Officer Warsen will forever be remembered for his great sacrifice as a devoted Navy SEAL,” said Snyder. “I extend my sincere condolences to his many friends, fiancée, Karlyn, and entire family.”

Warsen was a graduate of East Kentwood High School. He joined the Navy in March 2009, and his tour in Afghanistan was set to end Oct. 1. Warsen and his fiancée were planning a Dec. 8 wedding.

Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Thursday at the church.

This flag order is in accordance with Executive Order 2006-10, III.B.3. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations also are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff.

When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.

Children’s book series comes to Munising and Big Bay to share history, art, nature and literacy with classrooms and parents Kalamazoo, MI, April 17, 2012: Haylee’s Treasure is a historical fiction book that highlights the U.P. and is a story set in Munising, Michigan history. Natural features and fine art are central motifs in the book. The book is illustrated by Stephanie Bajema of Marquette, Michigan. MacKay lives in Kalamazoo and started to develop the book in 2005. In 2011, with the help of local businesses, friends, and “book
backers” from all around the country donations helped MacKay publish her first-ever children’s book. “Haylee’s Treasure” is the first in a series called History CPR. The book series strives to do what the acronym CPR implies by bringing history “back to life”. CPR = Cultivate, Preserve, READ!

In the 2-day workshops, children take part in the process of crafting the History CPR books through read-ins, group discussions, artist nominations, and a program called “Write to Haylee” which allows young historians to identify local artifacts and natural features.  Children receive a student writing journal with seeds of a story dropped onto the pages as writing prompts that help spur their imagination around nature, art, history. In addition, the second book allows children to look at a variety of life issues that include bullying, moving, loss and grief.

MacKay will be working with children to explore Michigan history in both peninsulas. When meeting in the classroom with students, MacKay will lead creative writing workshops for grades K-8 around the second book called “Hunter’s Quest”. In book two, children connect with Michigan history by exploring the early guitar and fishing lure industries—both have roots in Southwest Michigan.

MacKay will be in Big Bay on April 18 & 19 and in Munising on Friday, April 20, 2012. The Munising author visit includes a significant gift presentation that will be a “surprise” for 60-Mather Elementary school children. On Monday, April 23 students at Mather Elementary School will have a full-day of creative writing exercises working with MacKay as she talks about the journey of creating the History CPR series; she plans to engage kids in group discussions and creating writing activities related to book two in the series.

The book are sold in Michigan independent bookstores and on-line; also, the official release party will be held on July 13, 2012 at the Falling Rock  Bookstore and Café.

For more inforamtion call Brenda Behning at Mather Elementary or Ann
Morrison; also, Mara MacKay can be reached at 269-254-5411

The Mustangs travel to St. Ignace La Salle to take on the Saints!

Listen for all the action on 103.3 The Country Extreme in Marquette.

Munising, Michigan — Your Munising Mustangs take on the St. Ignace Saints this Saturday, October 29th at 1pm (pregame begins at 12:30pm) on our sister station, 103.3 The Country Extreme in Marquette. Charlie Nebel will bring you all the playoff action as the Munising Mustangs are 6-3 on the season and the St. Ignace Saints are 9-0 on the season! This game is going to be action-packed as the Mustangs have fought hard during this entire High School Football season.

Be sure to tune in to our sister station, 103.3 The Country Extreme in Marquette to listen to the entire game. Remember, if you can’t make it to the game, you can always listen to the entire game on our website as we will provide a live stream from pregame to postgame here on AM 1400 WQXO.com. In addition, immediately following our broadcast this Saturday, there will be game recap/highlights of the entire game on AM 1400 WQXO’s website.

103.3 The Country Extreme in Marquette will continue to provide you Munising Mustang sports right up through Friday, November 11th. After that, AM 1400 WQXO in Munising will once again bring you all Munising Mustang action!

If you would like a full list of all the High School playoff pairings across Michigan, please be sure to check out the MHSAA website HERE.

Tune in this Saturday, October 29th as your Munising Mustangs are in the playoffs and take on the St. Ignace Saints at 1pm (12:30pm pregame) only on 103.3 The Country Extreme in Marquette. Go Mustangs!!!

The test will be different from what you’re used to hearing.

The MAB says there’s no need to panic or become overly concerned.

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— When an important weather announcement is broadcast on the EAS (Emergency Alert System) we like to alert the public as soon as possible. Coming up on November 9th, 2011, at 2pm (est) the MAB tells us that you’re going to hear something quite different–but there won’t be any need to be alarmed.

According to the MAB (Michigan Association of Broadcasters) on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011, at approximately 2pm (est), FEMA and the FCC will test the Emergency Alert System (EAS) using the Presidential message code, Emergency Activation Notification (EAN). The MAB says that the EAN code has never been tested before.

According to the MAB, this test will be over 2 minutes in length. All radio, television, cable and satellite operators across the country will air the test at exactly the same time. Again, the MAB says there is no need to panic when you hear this test on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 at 2pm (est). Stay tuned to the stations of Great Lakes Radio, Inc. as we’ll continue to keep you informed on this National EAS Test. For more information check out the MAB’s site HERE.

State also inspected aircraft spray systems and calibrated, characterized spray patterns

State also inspected aircraft spray systems and calibrated, characterized spray patterns