Menominee downtown arch project hits a snag
MENOMINEE — The downtown arch project at 10th Avenue and 10th Street in Menominee has suffered a temporary setback as the project does not qualify for a state grant. In an email to the EagleHerald, Zak Aubert of the city’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) said the DDA learned from the Michigan Economic Development Authority (MEDC) that the project did not qualify for the RAP 2.0 grant. “We are meeting with...
Helfert trial underway in Menominee County courtroom
MENOMINEE — The trial for former Menominee County Sheriff's deputy Brian Helfert is underway at the Menominee County Courthouse. Jury selection began Monday and continued into Tuesday in Judge Mary B. Barglind's 41st Circuit Court courtroom. Opening statements were expected to take place on Tuesday. Helfert, 60, faces charges for criminal sexual activity. He is accused of having sexual relations with boys while he was employed as a deputy. His...
Marijuana shops allowed to operate until February hearing
MENOMINEE, MI – Michigan Circuit Court Judge Mary Barglind ordered three marijuana shops to close during a legal battle. The shops are Lume, Higher Love and Nirvana Center, all of which own other locations in Michigan and/or the U.P. The legal battle was sparked by rival licensed marijuana shops...
Lawsuit settled between Menominee Co., prosecutor, former employees
MENOMINEE COUNTY, Mich. (WJMN) — A lawsuit brought by two former employees of the Menominee County Prosecutor’s Office has been settled out of court. The lawsuit had accused Prosecutor Jeffrey Rogg and the County of violating several laws protecting workers, including the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act and the Family & Medical Leave Act. The lawsuit […]
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Cats Up for Adoption in oconto, WI
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around oconto.
Burger Bucket List: The 3 Burgers You Need to Try in Sturgeon Bay
This article presents a guide to three must-try burgers in Sturgeon Bay. Have you had the chance to taste any of these yet? We'd love to hear your thoughts! Please share your experiences in the comments section below.
He made the trip to state as a player 25 years ago, now Menominee’s Drew Buyarski is back as an administrator
DETROIT -- Back before the state finals were at Ford Field, back before Ford Field was even built, Menominee made its first run to a state title. Back when the games were at the Pontiac Silverdome, the Maroons pulled off a 42-6 win over Haslett to win a state title in 1998. It was called the Class BB final then.
Marinette annual holiday festival approaches
MARINETTE — Marinette is getting a dose of Christmas cheer this weekend, with an annual holiday festival that includes a parade, craft show, photos with Santa, live music and more. Christmas in Marinette is an annual holiday festival that will run Saturday in downtown Marinette and beyond. Jan Kust, the Community Development Specialist for the city and one of the festival organizers, said the Christmas parade is all about joy,...
Peninsula Pulse Dec. 1-8, 2023
Sip restaurant reopened its doors earlier this month after a brief hiatus to complete an addition and reinvent its menu. In June 2022, Swedish siblings Jennie and Fred Bexell opened Sip in what was formerly the Rusty Rabbit Gift Shop on Ephraim’s north side. Completely revamping the space, the duo designed the restaurant with intentionality. […]
Trevor Theuerkauf nominated for MLive’s Football Player of the Week after state championship performance
MENOMINEE, Mich. (WLUC) - Menominee quarterback and defensive back Trevor Theuerkauf has been nominated for MLive’s Football Player of the Week for his efforts in the Maroons’ 34-30 loss to Jackson Lumen Christi in the Division 7 title game on Sunday. MLive is an online publication covering news...
Conference play highlights boys' basketball slate
Packerland Conference match-ups highlight a busy night of boys' basketball hoops on Thursday night. Those games include Gibraltar visiting Kewaunee, Southern Door heading to Peshtigo, Sturgeon Bay playing at Oconto, and Algoma battling NEW Lutheran in Green Bay. The lone non-conference game is Sevastopol making its way to Mishicot. While...
Sip Reopening Following Remodel
Sip restaurant reopened its doors earlier this month after a brief hiatus to complete an addition and reinvent its menu. In June 2022, Swedish siblings Jennie and Fred Bexell opened Sip in what was formerly the Rusty Rabbit Gift Shop on Ephraim’s north side. Completely revamping the space, the duo designed the restaurant with intentionality.
See photos as Jackson Lumen Christi wins MHSAA Division 7 football title over Menominee
DETROIT, MI -- It was a back and forth affair that wasn’t settled until the final minute. Lumen Christi and Menominee battled for the MHSAA Division 7 football championship on Sunday, Nov. 26 at Ford Field in Detroit. If you purchase a product or register for an account through...
Luxemburg Casco Wrestling defeats Marinette Marines 76-6
The defending State Champion Luxemburg-Casco Spartans started their 2023-24 wrestling season with an impressive victory over the Marinette Marines on the road. The Spartans claimed a 74-6 win in NEC action. (Photo by Dan Rueckl)
Deer Hunt 2023: Harvest Opportunities Continue Around the State
DOOR COUNTY, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) — The nine-day gun-deer season may be over, but there’s still plenty of hunting to do in Wisconsin. Department of Natural Resources experts say it’s part of an overall push to help reduce the deer population. The DNR’s preliminary gun-deer season totals are...
Highschool and college football highlights Nov. 25-26
The Menominee Maroons (11-3) fall short this weekend to the Lumen Christi Titans (12-1) for the division 7 State Championship title. Four quarters of sound football. Both teams did a excellent job moving the ball down the field, with the game scoring 64 points in all. The Maroons led 30-27 in the fourth until the Titans punched one last touchdown in, leaving the Yoopers with four minutes left to try and make something happen. But the titans defense was prepared and forced Menominee to turn the ball over on downs too finish the game, 34-30.
Residents Say ‘No’ to Taxing for Roads
Final budget hearing and 2024 budget/tax levy vote Dec. 11. The Town of Gibraltar packed the house last week before Thanksgiving to ask residents for a $400,000 tax levy increase for roads. Electors said “no” with a 71-37 vote. “Am I disappointed that democracy wins? No. Absolutely not,”...
Funny moment four wild turkeys closely follow postman on his round
This is the funny moment four wild turkeys closely followed a postman on his round. Eric Setunsky was driving through Marinette, Wis., on Nov. 20 when he spotted his friend Todd Wiegmann on shift for the US Postal Service. Hilarious footage shows the USPS worker being shadowed by some unusual...
Spies family has rich history in business, philanthropy
MENOMINEE — When Augustus Spies came to the United States in 1850, little did this 14-year-old boy imagine the family name would be carried on in a small Michigan city named in honor of a Native American tribe 170 years later. Born in Germany on Oct. 23, 1836, he came to America with his parents and initially settled on a farm in Winnebago County (Wisconsin). Laboring on his family farm, Mr. Spies learned at a young age that hard work and long hours were the...
Echoes of the Past: The Haunting Legacy of the Old Daggett Schoolhouse
In the quaint town of Daggett, an unsettling legacy clings to the Old Daggett Schoolhouse, stirring curiosity and fear among those who hear its ghostly tales. This historic edifice, once filled with the sounds of learning and laughter, now resonates with eerie phenomena and spectral sightings. Locals and visitors speak of strange occurrences – phantom voices, chilling presences, and fleeting apparitions that seem to defy the veil of time.