Taxi fare to increase by $1 in January
MARINETTE — At the Sept. 29 Transportation Coordination Committee meeting, the committee voted in favor of a $1 per fare rate increase effective Jan. 1.
Effective Jan. 1, the increase for adults and children will be $4 and persons 60 and older or those who are disabled will pay $3 one-way. One-way fares to Peshtigo will be an additional $5. Transportation is provided to or from Peshtigo and Menominee, but all rides must either begin or end in the city of Marinette.
The Shared-Ride Taxi service is offered Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
People can call 715-735-9787 to arrange for pickup. Response time is within 30 minutes.
Wild rice planting ceremony on Tuesday
MARINETTE — This Tuesday a wild rice planting ceremony will take place on the south side of Menekaunee Harbor in conjunction with grant-funded Environmental Protection Agency and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources restoration activities in Menekaunee Harbor.
The ceremony will take place on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and will be conducted by the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin/Menominee Nation.
Out of respect for the members of the Menominee Nation who will be conducting the ceremony, the City of Marinette asks that during the portion of the ceremony when the Menominee Nation members are praying, that members of the media and community refrain from filming or taking photographs.
U.S. 141 to reopen by 3 p.m. Saturday
Marinette County — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region Office in Green Bay announces U.S. 141 between Beaver Creek and Middle Inlet in Marinette County is tentatively scheduled to reopen by 3 p.m. Saturday. The highway had been closed since Sept. 8 for structure replacement at Left Foot Creek.
Approximate cost for the project is $9 million and included building two southbound passing lanes:
Immediately north of 24th Road and ending just South of Airport Road.
Immediately north of Smith Creek and ending just north of Van Road.
Other work on the project included structure replacement at Smith Creek, cross drain replacement, grading intersections, asphalt paving, curb and gutter, new signing, beam guard replacement, and pavement marking along U.S. 141 from Beaver Creek to Middle Inlet.
MDOT will resurface portion of M-35
MENOMINEE — The Michigan Department of Transportation has hired Bacco Construction to mill and resurface a portion of M-35 to remove the pavement dips for a couple of blocks in the vicinity of 43rd Avenue.
The road will remain open with this work occurring under traffic control.
It is currently planned for Thursday (weather permitting).
According to a news release from Menominee City Hall, MDOT has been monitoring the pavement condition since the reconstruction in summer 2013. A series of dips was noted and continued to worsen. MDOT wanted to take the time to thoroughly investigate to make sure there were no deficiencies in the underground sewer and water facilities.
Once they determined that the pipes were sound, they delayed replacement of the pavement until sufficient time passed to ensure no further settlement would occur under the highway vehicle loads.
OWI Task Force continues enforcement
MARINETTE — The Marinette County OWI Task Force will be continuing its impaired driving enforcement on Friday through Sunday.
This will be a joint effort between the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office and the Marinette Police Department, who urge motorists to drive safe and sober.
Womens club meeting day corrected
MARINETTE — The Marinette Woman’s Club will meet Wednesday, not Tuesday, as was published Thursday in the EagleHerald on the Community Page in the In Brief column.
Two arrested for manufacturing meth
MENOMINEE — Menominee County deputies arrested a 38-year old Powers man, Jeremy Arthur Jones and a 39-year old Powers woman, Tisha Marie Marcolette, Friday for manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and maintaining a drug house.
Jones and Marcolette are being held at the Menominee County Jail on bond of $10,000 each. They were arraigned Friday.
The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (U.P.S.E.T.) assisted members of the Menominee City-County Drug Enforcement Team in processing the hazardous crime scene. This was a one-pot method of manufacturing methamphetamine, which is very dangerous and very hazardous, according to Menominee County Sheriff Kenny Marks. The crime scene was processed and cleaned up. All hazardous materials were removed from the scene.
Marks said, “Manufacturing methamphetamine in Menominee County has a devastating impact on our youth, families and the economy. This criminal behavior will not be tolerated. We will find you, if you are engaging in this behavior and you will go to jail.
 “More people addicted to drugs, results in a proportional increase in assaults, breaking and enterings, robberies and crimes against people. Medical costs associated with drug addition, combined with higher costs for the criminal justice system and human services, impacts every citizen of our County.
“This is a community problem and we need your help to stop it. If you have drug tips, remain anonymous and please contact CRIME STOPPERS, serving Marinette County & Menominee County, Mich. at 1-800-427-5857 or 715-735-5111,” Marks said.
People may go to www.tipsubmit.com or text “Marinette” plus a message to 274637 (Crimes). REWARDS of up to $1,000.