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Updated 06/26/17

LOCAL NEWS for MON 26JUN17

Iosco Central Dispatch reports Martha Good, a 92 year old female, is missing. She was last seen driving a 2001 4-door Saturn Tan, Grey/Silver with Michigan plate 1JNR42. MARTHA IS Wearing Camouflage pants and white sweater. She has No personal belongings with her. Last contact was around 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening. Anyone who has seen this vehicle IS asked to contact Iosco Dispatch using the 911 system.

The AuSable Township Board of Trustees authorized a property purchase agreement during its meeting held last Monday.   NTF Micro Filtration of Wixom will proceed with its $4,920 DOLLAR purchase of a parcel located on Lot 33 in the Oscoda-AuSable Industrial Park. According to the Oscoda Press, The purchase is contingent upon NTF’s successful completion of purchasing THE land and a building it has leased for 10 years on Lots 31 and 32. AuSable Township Supervisor Kevin Beliveau said the company intends to expand its operations to the approximate 100 by 385 foot undeveloped vacant lot. 

CONSUMERS ENERGY WILL HOST AN OAK WILT INFORMATIONAL MEETING TONIGHT AT 6:30PM IN BLACK RIVER. OAK WILT IS A DISEASE THAT KILLS THOUSANDS OF OAK TREES EACH YEAR THROUGHOUT MICHIGAN. A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE MICHIGAN OAK WILT COALITION WILL OFFER EXPERTISE ABOUT OAK WILT AND HOW TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE AGGRESSIVE FUNGUS. CONSUMERS ENERGY WILL ALSO PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON RELIABILITY IMPROVEMENTS SCHEDULED FOR ALCONA COUNTY IN 2017. THE MEETING TONIGHT WILL BE HELD IN THE ALCONA TOWNSHIP HALL, 5576 NORTH U.S. 23 IN BLACK RIVER.

THE WEST BRANCH - ROSE CITY SCHOOL BOARD RECENTLY APPROVED PAY RAISES.  THE BOARD VOTED TO APPROVE ONE PERCENT PAY INCREASES FOR ELEVEN ADMINISTRATIVE AND NON-ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF MEMBERS. ACCORDING TO THE OGEMAW COUNTY HERALD, FOUR CENTRAL OFFICE STAFF MEMBERS WILL ALSO RECEIVE ONE PERCENT PAY RAISES. IN ADDITION TO THE INCREASE, ADMINISTRATORS WILL RECEIVE A LONGEVITY BONUS OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR EVERY YEAR OF SERVICE WITH THE DISTRICT AS AN ADMINISTRATOR. THE WEST BRANCH ROSE CITY SCHOOL BOARD ALSO VOTED TO APPROVE CONTRACT EXTENSIONS FOR ELEVEN STAFF MEMBERS.

THE TAWAS AREA SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL MEET TONIGHT. ON THE AGENDA IS A RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE 2016-2017 BUDGETS, DISCUSSION ON A BUS PURCHASE, SECOND READING OF THE MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT HANDBOOK REVISIONS AND APPROVAL OF THE SUPERINTENDENT’S MERIT PAY. THE MEETING WILL BE HELD TONIGHT AT 7PM IN THE BOARDROOM AT THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE IN TAWAS CITY.

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A 22-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS KILLED OVER THE WEEKEND WHEN HE WAS HIT BY A TRAIN IN BERRIEN COUNTY. IT HAPPENED SATURDAY NIGHT IN GALIEN (GA-LEEN) VILLAGE.

A 27-YEAR-OLD BELLEVILLE AREA WOMAN WAS FOUND DEAD IN HER HOME OVER THE WEEKEND.  M-LIVE REPORTS A FRIEND OF THE WOMAN'S STOPPED TO SEE HER FRIDAY NIGHT AND FOUND THE WOMAN. POLICE BELIEVE THE WOMAN MAY HAVE KNOWN HER KILLER.

SOME 300 BIKE RIDERS RODE FROM DETROIT TO TRAVERSE CITY TO RAISE MONEY FOR A CANCER PREVENTION ORGANIZATION CALLED LESSCANCER-DOT-ORG. THE GROUP RAISED MORE THAN 70-THOUSAND DOLLARS WITH THE RIDE.

MICHIGAN LAW ENFORCEMENT PLAN INCREASED ENFORCEMENT OF BOATING SAFETY LAWS AS THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY APPROACHES.  THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES SAYS THIS YEAR'S OPERATION DRY WATER CAMPAIGN RUNS FROM JUNE 30 TO JULY 2. THE AGENCY SAYS HAZARDOUS ACCIDENTS CAN HAPPEN WHEN BOATING IS COMBINED WITH ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE. OFFICIALS ARE ASKING
BOATERS TO OPERATE WATERCRAFT WHILE THEY'RE SOBER, WEAR A LIFE JACKET AND TAKE BOATING SAFETY COURSES.
BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE IS PUNISHABLE IN MICHIGAN BY FINES OF UP TO $500, COMMUNITY SERVICE AND UP TO THREE MONTHS IN JAIL.

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LOCAL NEWS for THU 15JUN17

THE CITY OF ROSE CITY WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON TUESDAY.  THE HEARING WILL BE ON THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE CITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018. ACCORDING TO THE OGEMAW COUNTY HERALD, THE PROPERTY TAX MILLAGE RATE PROPOSED TO BE LEVIED TO SUPPORT THE NEW BUDGET WILL BE A SUBJECT OF THE HEARING. THE PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING WILL BE HELD TUESDAY, JUNE 20TH, 7PM, AT THE CITY OF ROSE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 310 NORTH WILLIAMS STREET. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE CITY CLERK AT 989-685-2103.

First responders with the Frederic Fire Department in Crawford County now have equipment to save a pet's life in a time of need. According to Up North Live, Invisible Fence of Northern Michigan has donated a pet oxygen mask kit to the department. The company says the masks allow firefighters and EMS staff to give oxygen to pets who are suffering from smoke inhalation when they are rescued from fires and often save pets’ lives. The donation is part of the brand's Project Breathe program. The goal of the program is to equip every fire station in America and Canada with pet oxygen masks.

OSCODA COUNTY CONSERVATION MEMBERS RECENTLY HEARD A PRESENTATION ON THE HUNTING ACCESS PROGRAM.  THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES PROGRAM ALLOWS LANDOWNERS TO OPEN THEIR PROPERTY TO HUNTERS. ACCORDING TO THE OSCODA COUNTY HERALD, COORDINATOR MONIQUE FERRIS SAID LAND IN ALPENA, OSCODA AND MONTMORENCY COUNTIES CAN BE DIRECTLY ADJACENT TO STATE AND FEDERAL LAND, BUT NOT OUTSIDE THE THREE COUNTIES. FERRIS SAID OPENING PRIVATE LANDS TO HUNTERS CAN HELP BRING IN REVENUE FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES AND CAN ALSO HELP REDUCE DEER INFECTED WITH BOVINE TB AND NUISANCE WILDLIFE LIKE FERAL PIGS. CURRENTLY OSCODA COUNTY HAS ONE LANDOWNER WHO HAS TAKEN PART IN THE "HAP" PROGRAM. THERE ARE FORTY ACRES OF LAND AVAILABLE TO UP TO FOUR HUNTERS AT A TIME IN FAIRVIEW.

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A CRASH ON I-94 LAST NIGHT LEAD TO THE DEATH OF THE COMSTOCK FIRE CHIEF WHEN HE WAS HIT BY ANOTHER CAR. THE KALAMAZOO COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AND COMSTOCK FIRE AND RESCUE HAD RESPONDED TO ANOTHER ACCIDENT ON I-94 AT ABOUT 10:30 LAST NIGHT, BUT WHEN THEY ARRIVED , THEY FOUND AN UNOCCUPIED VEHICLE. AS THEY WERE ABOUT TO LEAVE, A PASSING VEHICLE LOST CONTROL AND HIT FIRE CHIEF EDWARD SWITALSKI, WHO WAS STANDING NEAR THE BACK OF HIS RESCUE VEHICLE. CREWS TRIED TO SAVE HIM, BUT HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

A METRO DETROIT FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY IS BLASTING MICHIGAN'S SHARED PARENTING BILL THAT IS UP FOR A VOTE TODAY IN LANSING. ATTORNEY JOHN F. SCHAEFER SAYS THE BILL TO MANDATE JOINT CUSTODY OF CHILDREN IN A DISPUTE BETWEEN PARENTS "PAINTS A NORMAN ROCKWELL PICTURE OF
DIVORCE THAT IS NOT SUPPORTED BY REALITY." HE SAYS EVERY DIVORCE SITUATION SHOULD BE EXAMINED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS. IF ANYTHING, SCHAEFER SAYS THE STATE SHOULD DO AWAY WITH ANY ARRANGEMENT CONNECTING PARENTING TIME AND MONEY. RIGHT NOW IN MICHIGAN, THE NUMBER OF OVERNIGHTS A FATHER HAS DETERMINES HIS SHARE OF CHILD SUPPORT.

HANG UP AND DRIVE--THE MESSAGE POLICE WANT TO SEND TO MOTORISTS AS PART OF A NEW ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM TODAY AND NEXT THURSDAY. "OPERATION GHOSTRIDER" WILL HAVE POLICE IN UNMARKED CARS WATCHING FOR DISTRACTED DRIVERS ALONG M-59 IN NORTHERN OAKLAND AND MACOMB COUNTIES. A MARKED SQUAD CAR THEN PULLS OVER THE OFFENDING DRIVER. THE MOST RECENT EFFORT IN APRIL HAD POLICE WRITING 133 TICKETS, WITH 48 WARNINGS AND 3 ARRESTS.

THIS COULD MESS UP YOUR MORNING COMMUTE IN METRO DETROIT: AN OIL SPILL ON THE SOUTHFIELD FREEWAY. REPORTS OF A BARREL THAT CAME LOOSE AND SPILLED ITS LOAD ON THE
NORTHBOUND SIDE OF M-39 AT FORD ROAD. ONLY THE RIGHT LANE IS CLOSED FOR THE CLEAN-UP, BUT WATCH FOR WORK CREWS AND SLOWDOWNS. THE CLEAN-UP IS EXPECTED TO TAKE SEVERAL HOURS THIS MORNING.

THERE WILL BE A PARADE IN GRAND RAPIDS FRIDAY AFTERNOON TO CELEBRATE THE GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS WINNING THEIR SECOND CALDER CUP. THE PARADE WILL BEGIN AT 4 P.M. ON OTTAWA STREET ON THE WEST SIDE OF VAN ANDEL ARENA. A RALLY WILL BE HELD AT THE PLAZA AFTER THE PARADE AND 25-HUNDRED CHAMPIONSHIP T-SHIRTS WILL BE GIVEN OUT. THE GRIFFINS BEAT SYRACUSE 4-3 TO WIN THE CUP.

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LOCAL NEWS for WED 14JUN17

STATE REPRESENTATIVE SUE ALLOR RECENTLY TESTIFIED IN THE HOUSE MICHIGAN FAMILIES, CHILDREN AND SENIORS COMMITTEE IN SUPPORT OF HER BILL THAT EXPANDS STATE PAYMENT TO HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMS. THE COST OF PROVIDING THESE SERVICES TO VICTIMS HAS INCREASED AND MANY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS HAVE BECOME FINANCIALLY CONSTRAINED BECAUSE OF THE COSTS. TO ENSURE THESE SERVICES ARE CONTINUED, ALLOR, OF WOLVERINE, SAID THE STATE MUST PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, PARTNERS OR SUBCONTRACTORS. THE TESTING SHOULD HAVE APPROVAL FROM THE CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION BOARD, WHICH PROVIDES REIMBURSEMENT EXPENSES TO INNOCENT CRIME VICTIMS WHO SUFFER PERSONAL INJURY. THE HOUSE BILL REMAINS UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE FAMILIES, CHILDREN AND SENIORS COMMITTEE.

THE AUGRES SIMS SCHOOL DISTRICT WAS RECENTLY AWARDED THE HURON PINES PARTNER IN EDUCATION AWARD.  AUGRES SIMS IS THE FIRST SCHOOL DISTRICT TO RECEIVE THE AWARD. ACCORDING TO THE ARENAC COUNTY INDEPENDENT, THE DISTRICT AND HURON PINES HAVE WORKED TOGETHER ON ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP PROJECTS INCLUDING BIG CHARITY ISLAND. THE WORK ON CHARITY ISLAND INCLUDES TAKING STEPS TOWARD ERADICATING IVASIVE PHRAGMITES AND SAFEGUARDING THE FEDERALLY PROTECTED PITCHER'S THISTLE PLANT. AUGRES SIMS SUPERINTENDENT, JEFF COLLIER, SAID THE DISTRICT WAS PROUD TO RECEIVE THE AWARD AND ENJOYED WORKING WITH HURON PINES.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources invites public input on a proposal to open thousands of miles of state forest roads to off-road vehicles in the northern Lower Peninsula. The expanded access takes effect January 2018. Beginning in 2018, all state forest roads in the region will be open to ORV use unless designated closed by the DNR. Reasons for closures include ensuring user safety, preventing user conflicts and protecting environmentally sensitive areas. The public is welcome to attend a meeting to review the proposed changes, ask questions and provide input Monday, June 19TH 5:30-7:30PM at the Quality Inn, 2980 Cook Road in West Branch.

SEBEWAING Village officials are exploring the possibility of making a substantial investment to the local power plant.  The Sebewaing Village Council recently approved a motion for a “notice of intent” to seek bonding to replace engines at the Pine Street power plant, which will improve reliability. According to the Huron Daily Tribune, The projected cost of the project is about $8 million, and it is expected to pay for itself within a few years through efficiency savings. Because of 13 power outages in 2016, village officials started exploring options for new more efficient engines to produce reliable power. The next steps are to send out a request for proposals to see what kind of interest rate and terms we will be able to obtain for the approximately eight million dollar project.

LOCAL SPORTS 

BOYS BASEBALL QUARTERFINALS:
UNIONVILLE SEBAWAING 4  ROYAL OAK SHRINE CATHOLIC 3
GAYLORD ST. MARY 8  RUDYARD 3

GIRLS SOFTBALL QUARTERFINALS:
INDIAN RIVER INLAND LAKES 11  ROGERS CITY 1
OTTAWA LAKE WHITEFORD 1  UNIONVILLE SEBAWAING 0

 

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HOME PRICES ACROSS THE U.S. AND IN MICHIGAN REACHED ALL TIME HIGHS IN MAY AND THAT'S CAUSING SOME TO WORRY ABOUT ANOTHER BOOM AND BUST SCENARIO LIKE WE EXPERIENCED
ABOUT TEN YEARS AGO. JEFF GLOVER OWNS JEFF GLOVER & ASSOCIATES AT KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY & SAYS SOME COUNTIES HAD DOUBLE DIGIT INCREASES. HE SAYS THE NUMBER OF HOMES FOR SALE HAVE DROPPED 35 PERCENT IN MICHIGAN SINCE LAST YEAR.

A MOTORCYCLIST IS DEAD AFTER A CRASH WITH A MINIVAN ON U-S 131 IN BOYNE FALLS LAST NIGHT.  9 AND 10 NEWS REPORTS THE CRASH HAPPENED OUTSIDE BIG E'S SMOKE SHACK. THE MINIVAN DRIVER DID NOT HAVE SERIOUS INJURIES.

AFTER MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT DRUG ACTIVITY AND VIOLENCE IN KALAMAZOO NEIGHBORHOOD, THE KALAMAZOO VALLEY ENFORCEMENT TEAM AND KALAMAZOO METRO SWAT SEARCHED A
HOME. POLICE SAY THEY FOUND MORE THAN 35 GRAMS OF SUSPECTED FENTANYL, ONE OUNCE OF CRYSTAL METH, A POUND OF MARIJUANA, TWO HANDGUNS AND EVIDENCE OF DRUG DISTRIBUTION.  TWO PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CHARGED AND A THIRD IS EXPECTED TO FACE CHARGES. 

THE GRAND RAPIDS CITY COMMISSION WILL PUT ONE MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS FOR POLICE AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS. POLICE CHIEF DAVID RAHINSKY REPORTEDLY WANTS ONE MILLION TO HIRE MORE OFFICERS TO IMPROVE COMMUNITY RELATIONS. HE SAYS THEY ARE DOWN 100 OFFICERS FROM 20 YEARS AGO, SAYING IF OFFICERS ARE ASSIGNED TO COMMUNITY POLICING, THEY ARE ANSWERING EVERYDAY CALLS JUST TO KEEP UP.

A MAN KILLED IN A THREE VEHICLE CRASH IN KALAMAZOO SUNDAY HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS 27-YEAR-OLD TRAVIS GATES, OF PORTAGE. POLICE SAY GATES APPARENTLY WAS SPEEDING INTO THE INTERSECTION AND CRASHED INTO TWO OTHER CARS. TWO OTHERS WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH CRITICAL AND SERIOUS INJURIES.

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LOCAL NEWS for TUE 13JUN17 

The AuSable Township Board of Trustees reviewed proposed amendments to its zoning ordinance.  The amendments could allow medical marijuana facilities to operate within the township. According to the Oscoda Press The drafts were prepared by the township’s Medical Marijuana advisory committee, which has been meeting for two months in response to the state allowing for such facilities beginning December 15th. Final drafts for review by the board will be provided later this month and a public hearing will be held in July, the first of an undetermined amount before the board votes whether or not to accept the recommendations of the committee.

Efforts that started this spring to complete a 2-mile segment of Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail at North Higgins Lake State Park in Roscommon County are nearing completion, a project that, once finished, will make it safer and more enjoyable for visitors to make their way around Higgins Lake. The two mile segment, which passes by the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center, is just one piece of an overall network of trails planned in the Roscommon area. Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail is the longest state-designated trail in the nation, encompassing more than 2,000 miles of Michigan hiking and biking routes.

OGEMAW COUNTY WILL SOON HAVE AN ARCHERY PARK.  RIFLE CREEK ARCHERY PARK WILL SOON OPEN AT THE CORNER OF M-55 AND DAM ROAD IN WEST BRANCH. ACCORDING TO THE OGEMAW COUNTY HERALD, THE PARK IS PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE RECREATION AUTHORITY AND THE OGEMAW HILLS SPORTSMEN ASSOCIATION. ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT JIM CLARK SAID THE FOCAL POINT OF DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS WILL BE ON THE OUTDOOR USE AREA BUT THERE ARE PLANS FOR A TWENTY YARD INDOOR RANGE. CLARK SAID THE GROUP IS WORKING ON THE PARTICULARS LIKE THE HOURS OF OPERATION AND FEE STRUCTURE. HE ADDED THAT A CHALLENGE THE GROUP FACES IS FINDING VOLUNTEER STAFFING FOR THE FACILITY. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT OGEMAW HILLS SPORTSMEN DOT COM.

A submarine will be used by University of Michigan researchers to explore the Alpena-Amberley Ridge beneath Lake Huron. According to M-Live, Researchers believe there is a 9,000-year-old caribou hunting structure in the Alpena-Amberley Ridge. The area used to be dry land at one time but now is covered with 120 feet of water. An anthropology report prepared in 2014 by researchers from U of M, Wayne State University and the Nautilus Marine Group International stated that the Alpena-Amberley Ridge was a dry land corridor that connected northeast Michigan to southern Ontario 9,000 years ago. Researchers are expected to begin voyages to the site in July or August.

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THOUSANDS ARE WAKING UP TO NO POWER IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN AFTER A STRONG THUNDERSTORM . CONSUMERS ENERGY HAS MORE THAN 12-THOUSAND WITHOUT POWER, WHILE GREAT LAKES ENERGY, CLOVERLAND ELECTRIC AND PRESQUE ISLE ELECTRIC ALSO REPORT SMALLER OUTAGES. MOST OF THE OUTAGES ARE IN ROSCOMMON COUNTY, BUT SEVERAL OTHER COUNTIES REPORT OUTAGES TOO.  THE STORM ALSO KNOCKED TREES DOWN.

BOND HAS BEEN SET AT ONE MILLION DOLLARS FOR A WEST MICHIGAN MAN WHO ALLEGEDLY KILLED HIS ESTRANGED WIFE AND INJURED ANOTHER MAN. RALPH BOWLING HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH OPEN MURDER, ATTEMPTED MURDER, HOME INVASION, AND SECOND DEGREE ARSON IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUNDAY ATTACK. HE ALLEGEDLY WENT TO HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW'S HOME EARLY SUNDAY AND SHOT NATHAN FARRELL IN THE NECK. HE THEN ALLEGEDLY CHASED HIS WIFE, 26-YEAR-OLD CHEYENNE BOWLING OUTSIDE AND SHOT AND KILLED HER. HE ALSO ALLEGEDLY SET THE HOUSE ON FIRE. HE HAS BEEN ORDERED TO HAVE NO CONTACT WITH HIS TWO CHILDREN OR FARRELL.

A GARDEN CITY WOMAN IS SUING DELTA AIRLINES FOR NOT PROTECTING HER FROM ANOTHER PASSENGER FROM SEXUALLY ASSAULTING HER DURING A FLIGHT LAST SUMMER. ATTORNEYS FOR RHONDA COSTIGAN SAY FLIGHT ATTENDANTS FAILED TO STOP CHRISTOPHER FINKLEY--WHO HAD BEEN SEEN MASTURBATING EARLIER--FROM SITTING NEXT TO THE WOMAN AND MOLESTING HER. FINKLEY WAS CONVICTED FOR SIMPLE ASSAULT AND INDECENT EXPOSURE SENTENCED AT THE END OF
MARCH. DELTA OFFERED $25-HUNDRED DOLLARS IN AIRLINE VOUCHERS AS COMPENSATION TO COSTIGAN.

ANOTHER HEADACHE FOR THE CITY OF FRASER. CITY COUNCIL HEARD A REPORT ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT ACCUSATIONS FROM CITY EMPLOYEES AGAINST MAYOR JOE NICHOLS AND COUNCILMAN MATT HEMELBERG. NICHOLS, HEMELBERG AND ANOTHER COUNCIL MEMBER VOTED AGAINST HIRING A LAWYER TO HANDLE THE ISSUE, BUT WERE OVERRULED BY THE REST OF THE BOARD.
LAST NIGHT'S SPECIAL MEETING HEARD FROM FRASER RESIDENTS THAT WERE ANGRY AND FRUSTRATED WITH THE MAYOR. AS PART OF THE INTERNAL INVESTIGATION, A HUMAN RESOURCES ATTORNEY WILL HEAR THE EVIDENCE AND GIVE A LEGAL OPINION TO COUNCIL.

MICHIGAN WILDLIFE BIOLOGISTS SAY THE MOOSE POPULATION IN THE WESTERN UPPER PENINSULA MAY BE DOING BETTER THAN IT APPEARED TWO YEARS AGO. THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES SAYS ITS MOST RECENT AERIAL SURVEY AND STATISTICAL MODELS ESTIMATE THERE ARE 378 MOOSE IN THE "CORE" AREA OF MARQUETTE, BARAGA AND IRON COUNTIES. THAT'S UP FROM 285 IN 2015. THE OVERALL POPULATION IN THE WESTERN U.P. IS BELIEVED TO BE EVEN HIGHER.

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MONDAY, JUNE 26th, 2017

President Trump Hosts Indian Prime Minister Modi at White House
 
2nd Anniversary: U.S. Supreme Court Declares Same Sex Marriage Legal
 
Eid al-Fitr Continues
 
20th Anniversary of Harry Potter
Anniversary of the UK publication of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone', the first title in JK Rowling's bestselling series.
 
40th Anniversary of Elvis Presley's Final Concert Appearance
 
Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber Goes Up For Auction
Mark Hamill's screen used lightsaber from Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back goes for auction during the three day Hollywood Auction 89 sale.
 
TUESDAY, JUNE 27th, 2017

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) Continues
 
PTSD Awareness Day
 
National HIV Testing Day
 
U.N. Security Council Discusses Middle East and Syria (10am ET)
 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28th, 2017

5th Anniversary: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare
 
20th Anniversary: Mike Tyson Disqualified for Biting Evander Holyfield’s Ear
 
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) Continues
 
THURSDAY, JUNE 29th, 2017

President Trump Hosts South Korean President Moon at White House
 
National Right to Life Convention in Milwaukee
 
Happy Birthday to the iPhone
10th anniversary of the iPhone going on sale in the U.S.
 
3rd Anniversary: Islamic State Declares “New Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria
 
U.N. Security Council discuss Middle East and Syria (10am ET)
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 30th, 2017

President Trump Hosts South Korean President Moon at White House, Day Two
 
GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz Resigns
Resignation of Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz effective after he announced in May that he would be stepping down.  Rep. Chaffetz is chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
 
5th Anniversary: Mohammed Morsi Becomes Egyptian President
Anniversary of Mohammed Morsi assuming office as president of Egypt following the resignation of Hosni Mubarak.
 
Asteroid Day
The day aims to raise awareness of asteroid impact avoidance.  It marks the anniversary of an asteroid which impacted in Siberia in 1908.

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