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Munising Township Board Meeting

On February 5, 2024, the regularly scheduled meeting of the Munising Township Board was held. After the Pledge of Allegiance, Clerk & Supervisor reports, the board moved onto unfinished business from the prior meeting. This included two topics: The cemetery property was first, where the board discussed the actions which need to be taken with the new cemetery plot. Next, the board discussed the expansion and the digitization of future meeting minutes. This included purchasing the services of a people to catalog future and previous meeting minutes, possibly online.
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Disappointing Trail Conditions Force Cancellation of UP200, Midnight Run, and Jack Pine 30 Sled Dog Races

MUNISING - In a disappointing turn of events, the Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association (UP200) announced the cancellation of the highly anticipated UP200, Midnight Run, and Jack Pine 30 sled dog races originally scheduled for February 16-18, 2024. The decision was made due to deteriorating trail conditions and concerns for the safety of mushers and their canine companions.
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Briefs

Every 2nd. Saturday of each month. Upcoming dates are Feb. 10, Mar. 9, April 13, and May 11. All can enjoy Stories, Songs, Crafts, and Snacks Brought to you by The Rock River Library and The Great Start Collaborative A Varsity Boys Tennis Coach is still needed.
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Women in the Woods snowshoe event – Valley Spur, Munising

On Thursday, February 1, a group of enthusiastic women joined foresters Sara Kelso (Alger Conservation District) and Anna Ellis (Michigan State University Extension) for a guided hike on snowshoes just outside of Munising at Valley Spur. Despite the unseasonably warm temperatures, spirits were high and the trail was in great condition. The loop hiked had a lot of rolling hills and twists and turns which led us through many different forest types and was suitable for all levels of snowshoeing experience.
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Briefs

For the second year, the Natural Resources class is preparing for another smolt release this spring and would like to continue expanding the curriculum and the partnership by engaging students at the Munising Middle-High School in hands-on water quality studies of the local Lake Superior Watershed, including the Anna River and its tributaries. Science teacher Hilary Ludecke is working with the Rotary International Club of Munising, the Alger Conservation District (ACD), and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) to raise Chinook Salmon In The Classroom. In order to conduct these hands-on studies Mrs. Ludecke and the students need to raise enough money to purchase a classroom set of Vernier probes and sensors, as well as software to analyze the data collected, and much more. To donate contact Hilary Ludecke at hilary.ludecke@mps-up.com Alger County Animal Shelter
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5th Annual Market Walk: A Healthy Initiative for Locals

Munising is gearing up for its 5th Annual Market Walk, a community- driven initiative aimed at promoting healthy living and supporting local farmers and artisans. This year, the event is set to take place at the Munising Tribal Health Center’s Walking Track, located upstairs at 615 W. Munising Ave. The Market Walk is a FREE program open to Tribal Members and all Alger County residents, fostering a sense of community and well-being.
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Tips from Trooper Tom

On Thursday January 25, “Trooper Tom” wore his mourning badge, a black strip across the badge signaling the death of fellow State Patrol member. “It’s like a flag at half-mast,” he explained.
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