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Newsmakers Archives for 2019-11

Public comment at U.P. Energy Task Force meeting in Escanaba

Problems with wind and solar energy generation in the U.P. was brought up before the U.P. Energy Task Force yesterday during public comment. Escanaba Township resident Kim Wyckoff told the group that property owners feel like that had no input into a proposed solar project in Delta County. Joe Kaplan of Escanaba opposed wind turbines on the Garden Peninsula. He is also concerned about the impact that large scale solar projects could have on migratory birds. And Randall Scott of Bark River talked about the difficulty of deciding these issues.



United Way and Delta County Communities That Care

United Way of Delta County Director Julie Mallard talks about the fundraising campaign. The United Way is also involved in the Delta County Communities That Care. Coordinator Michelle Chailler says a few years ago, they found that kids were dealing with depression, thinking that drugs wouldn't harm them and a low commitment to school. Chailler says they then turned to the community to see what was available to help.



Talking with Mike Canull on Veteran's Day

WYKX-FM afternoon disc jockey Mike Canull served 21 years in the U.S. Army. It included two tours in Iraq and one in Afganistan.  During his second tour of Iraq, he ended up investigating the vehicle that his friend was killed in on patrol. Canull says he remembers that day like it was yesterday. Despite some sad times, Canull says he enjoyed his time in the military. He joined because he wanted to serve. 



Escanaba City Manager Patrick Jordan

Escanaba City Manager Patrick Jordan talks about the city council selecting an interim city manager, tabling a rental contract with the Escanaba Downtown Development Authority and the city applying for USDA energy savings program funds.



Congressman Jack Bergman

Congressman Jack Bergman talks about impeachment, funding for the Soo Locks, the Veterans Improve Act, the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the importance of Veterans Day.



Delta County Sheriff Ed Oswald on deer accidents, Governor vetoes

Deer accidents pick up this time of year. Delta County Sheriff Ed Oswald talks about a deer accident with a patrol car. The Sheriff's Department has also been impacted by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoes. Oswald tells us how.



Delta County Sheriff Ed Oswald talks about new jail operations

Delta County Sheriff Ed Oswald is joined by Patty Woerpel who recently toured the new jail facility as part of the Escanaba Public Safety Citizen's Academy. They talk about what Patty saw and how the jail is operating.



Sabor, Przewrocki talk Delta County meeting, elections

Interim Delta County Administrator Tom Sabor talks about items from the Delta County Baord of Commissioners meeting. Delta County Clerk Nancy Przewrocki talks about the election process in the county.



Delta Animal Shelter

Sue Gartland and Tonya Gartland talk about the success of the Fur Raiser and Bissell Foundation adoption day in October and their upcoming participation in the craft show at the Escanaba High School and holiday open house.



State Rep. Beau LaFave

State Rep. Beau LaFave (R-Iron Mountain) talks about legislation to establish a natural resources commission for the Upper Peninsula and other issues.



Michigan Republican Party Chair Laura Cox in U.P.

Laura Cox, chair of the Michigan Republican Party, is in the Upper Peninsula to rally grassroots efforts heading into the 2020 election. She was in Escanaba and Marquette on Sunday.



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