Archives: May 2009

Redfella’s Pick of the Day

Urgent” is a song by the AngloAmerican rock band Foreigner, and the first single from their album 4 in 1981.

Foreigner went into the studio with producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange, best known at the time as producer of hard rock band AC/DC. Foreigner’s sound wasn’t quite as heavy, and the band worked with then-unknown Thomas Dolby to program and play synthesizer. Dolby’s work can be heard on “Urgent”, along with a saxophone solo by Motown great Junior Walker.

The song entered the U.S. pop charts the week ending July 4, 1981, and reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, holding that spot for the entire month of September.[1] “Urgent” hit #1 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart, a position it held for four weeks.

Foreigner – Urgent

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Boater Safety Class May 30

Ishpeming – The Marquette County Sheriff’s Department will offer a Boater Safety Class on Saturday, May 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Westwood High School Auditorium in Ishpeming.

The class is for ages 6 and older. Please bring a pencil and a sack lunch.

There is no charge for the class. To register, call the Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Schools at 475-4173.M

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Archeaology Workshop

Munising – Hiawatha National Forest will offer a two-day, hands-on archaeology workshop for youths in sixth through 12th grades July 14 and 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Grand Island.

Archaeologists and forest service personnel will guide youths through an archaeological excavation in progress, learning about those who visited or lived on the island as long ago as 3,000 B.C.

Space is limited to 10 participants. For more information or an application, visit, or call 387-2512. Application deadline is Friday, May 29.

Redfella’s Pick of the Day.. GREAT SONG!!!

I’d Die Without You” is a #3 Billboard Hot 100 hit from 1992 by P.M. Dawn. It also peaked at 16 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks in 1992.

The song first appeared on the soundtrack of the 1992 movie Boomerang, that starred Eddie Murphy, Halle Berry and Robin Givens. “I’d Die Without You” was one of several songs to chart from the Boomerang soundtrack album. Other notable hits were “Love Shoulda Brought You Home” by Toni Braxton and “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men.

It later appeared on P.M. Dawn’s own The Bliss Album…? (1993), and their 2000 greatest hits collection, The Best of P.M. Dawn. In 2002, the song was covered by Brandy and her brother Ray J for her album Full Moon.

P.M. Dawn — Die Without You

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World War II in the U.P. Presentation May 27

Gwinn – Northern Michigan University history professor Russell Magnaghi will present “World War II in the U.P.” on Wednesday, May 27 at 7 p.m. at the Gwinn Clubhouse, 165 N. Maple Street in Gwinn.

The event is free to Forsyth Township Historical Society members, $2 for others. Refreshments will be served.

The historical society will have its annual meeting to elect its board preceding the program.

For more information, call Rick Wills at 346-5413 or e-mail

Wildfire Update!


Current Status:

– Location: 7 miles SW of the city of Ishpeming
– The area is rural with homes scattered through the area and in several small subdivisions
– There are no known injuries or deaths
– 33 structures lost, many more saved
– No official fire cause determination has yet been made.
– Size: 824 acres
– All road closure and evacuation orders have been lifted from all locations on the fire, however non-residents are encouraged to avoid the area to minimize congestion and allow residents the ability to move freely and check for property damage.
– The weather has cooperated to provide .11″ of rain, cooler temperatures, slower winds, and higher humidities, making good fire progress possible.
– The fire is now estimated at 75% contained.


– The Marquette County Humane Society advises that anyone finding or losing a pet or experiencing a need for sheltering an animal to please call the animal shelter at 475-6661 If you have an animal related emergency please call central dispatch at 475-9912.

– The American Red Cross will be conducting damage assessments on Friday, May 22, to determine additional assistance the may be possible through the Red Cross. If your home sustained major damage or was destroyed in the fire, please call the Red Cross office as soon as possible between 9am and 5pm on Friday, May 22. You may also leave a message during the evenings through the Memorial Day weekend at 906-249-9665, or 906-361-4090.

– Three other organizations are offering assistance to those impacted by the fire. Name and contact information are provided for all three:
– Salvation Army – 906-486-8121
– Pigs and Heat c/o Marquette Police Department – 906-228-0400
– St Vincent DePaul Society – 906-226-3840

– There have been requests for information about where donations may be sent to aid those whose homes have been impacted by the fire. Contact information is provided for two organizations accepting donations to provide aid:
– Salvation Army, Ishpeming (Liz Nevela) – 906-486-8121
– PC-Medic – 906-486-9911

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7th Annual Golf Scramble

Marquette – The 7th Annual Golf Scramble to benefit the Marquette Women’s shelter will be held on Saturday, May 30, beginning with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course.

Registration fee is $65 per player for this four person, 18 hole scramble. The fee includes golf, two carts per team and refreshments on the course.

Pizza will be provided by Rodney’s at the turn and an awards ceremony and cookout will follow the scramble at Flanigan’s.

Music will be provided by Chasin’ Steel and the Flat Broke Blues Band, beginning at 5 p.m.

Registration deadline is Friday, May 22. Registration forms are available at Great Lakes Radio in the Marquette Mall.

For more information, contact Bill Tibor at 362-1765 or 228-6800. The event is sponsored by Flanigan’s Bar, Rodney’s Pizzeria, Great Lakes Radio, and Biolife Plasma Services.

Chocolay Children’s Center Creative Kids Idea…

Rain Sticks


long tubes from gift wrap or paper towel,

strips of cardboard,



seeds or rice

  • Cut out two 4 inch circles out of the paper (trace a cereal bowl for the shape).
  • Put one over the end of the tube, and fold the sides down, and tape around the tube.  Make sure it is well taped on and use sturdy paper so that your Rain Stick won’t leak!
  • Cut cardboard strips are narrower than the tube (about 1 inch wide should work). Fold them back and forth like a fan. Put the strips into the tube. The first one should fall to the bottom of the tube. Keep adding strips until they reach the top of the tube.
  • Pour in 1/4 cup of rice and 2 tbsp of seeds (dried peas, popcorn, or lentils) into the tube.
  • Tape the other circle over the open end of the tube and tape in place.
  • Decorate the tube with markers, paints or by gluing on paper or ribbon.

Decorating the sticks can be the most fun.  The kids can decorate the sticks before or after they have filled them.  Just remember that paper circles will be taped part way down the sides if the kids want to do the decorating first.

Wildfires Burn in the U.P.

imagejpeg_0Wildfires are currently burning in both Marquette and Baraga Counties this morning.Ā  The Fire in Baraga County known as the Pinery Lake Fire is an estimated 400 to 600 acres in size and is 20 to 30 percent contained.

The Black River Falls fire in Marquette County started shortly before 5pm on Monday in heavy jack pine and moved into lower, wetter types of foliage. The cause of the blazes are unknown. As of 3am, the Black River Falls Fire is 65 percent contained.

The DNR reports:

  • Location: 7 miles SW of Ishpeming
  • Size: 777 acres
  • The area is rural with homes scattered through the area and in several small subdivisions.
  • An estimated 33 structures have been consumed by the fire.
  • There are no known injuries or deaths due to the fire.
  • All homes along County Road 581 between County Road CS and County Road PG have been evacuated.
  • Homes and subdivisions along County Road 581 between Stoneville Road and County Road PG were later evacuated as well.
  • All intersecting county roads between County Road CS and Stoneville Road are closed.
  • The public is asked to continue to stay out of the area while personnel are working on the fire.
  • The Red Cross is keeping a list of contact information for all evacuees at Westwood High School or by phone at 906-361-4090

Due to the use of Westwood High School as an evacuation center, the NICE Community Schools are closed today.

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