Prison ordered for heroin charge

MARINETTE — A 26-year-old Marinette man will serve time in prison on a drug conviction.

Donovan M. Thronson Westby, 15511/2 Pierce Ave., was sentenced Friday in Marinette County Circuit Court Branch 1 to two years in prison for possession with intent to deliver heroin. The sentence is followed by five years extended supervision.

Four misdemeanor charges, including resisting or obstructing an officer and three counts of possess drug paraphernalia, were dismissed but read in at sentencing.

Thronson Westby entered a no contest plea to the heroin charge on Nov. 11. The crime took place Aug. 1.

Ice to be broken on Menominee River

MARINETTE — In preparation for a private ship launch at Fincantieri Marinette Marine Saturday, ice breaking operations on the Menominee River will commence today.

Ice breaking will be conducted by private contractors on tug boats in order to allow the ship to launch safely and accommodate ship movements. The area of river affected will be from the U.S. 41 bridge downriver to the Ogden Street Bridge. Ice breaking operations will terminate Sunday. Ice conditions on the river will be unstable; therefore, the public should not attempt to walk on the ice. Because of unusually high water levels, spectators on the Menominee side of the river are asked to exercise caution when the boat is launched as the resulting wave could sweep that side of the river bank.