Menominee man becomes police chief 

GILLET — Kevin Schneider of Stiles, Wis., originally of Menominee, was sworn in as Chief of police in Gillett May 8 by Mayor James Beaton with city council members in attendance. Mayor Beaton welcomed Schneider with "We're happy to have you as chief. You're certainly am asset to the community and to the department."

Schneider was a 1989 Menominee High School graduate and received a Police Science degree from NWTC in Green Bay before joining the United States Marine Corps where he served for eight years. Prior to joining the Gillett Police Department, he was a Wisconsin State Trooper in the area for 16 years. He was with the Gillett Police Department for two years before being promoted to chief. 

Local nonprofits receive grants

MARQUETTE, Mich. — Flagstar Bank hosted a breakfast reception and check presentation event Tuesday to award 18 nonprofits with a $5,000 check and a $90,000 commitment to the UP/Northern Wisconsin community. The nonprofits were selected by the community following the launch of the Flagstar Crafts Community initiative April 4. The following nonprofits in the area received a grant:

The DAR Boys and Girls Club, River Cities Habitat for Humanity, Project Give, Trico Opportunitys, Habitat for Humanity Menominee River, Honor Flight of Upper Michigan and 4th H.O.O.A.H.

Student named outstanding graduate

ESCANABA — Each year, Bay College selects an Outstanding Graduate from each of the six divisions at the college. The graduate is selected by their instructors for their academic excellence, leadership and community service.

Dionte Malone was selected as the 2019 Outstanding Graduate for the Math Science Division, with the award being sponsored by Engineered Machined Products (EMP) via the Bay College Foundation.

A graduate of Bark River-Harris High School, Dionte received an Associate in Science in pre-engineering from Bay College in May. Matt Krynicki, Bay College Physics Instructor, stated, "Dionte is a great student, he’s hardworking and always prepared for class. He is very deserving to receive this award.”

Dionte will attend Michigan Technological University to pursue a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering.