HIAWATHA TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Manistique man has been killed in a motorcycle accident in Schoolcraft County.

Michigan State Police from the Gladstone Post say the crash happened Saturday around 9 p.m. on State Road near M-94 in Hiawatha Township.

Markie Sumter, 52, was northbound when he lost control of the bike, left the roadway, and hit a tree. Sumter died of his injuries at the scene.

Troopers say Sumter was not wearing a helmet.

Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in the crash.

MANISTIQUE, MI--   A Manistique man arrested for shooting a Cooks resident faces new charges, after the victim died of his wounds. 

Trevor Gault, 33, was initially charged with assault with intent to murder and felony firearms in connection with the June 17 shooting.

Michigan State Police from the Gladstone Post say the victim, 55-year-old Douglas Orr of Cooks, died Sunday as a result of his injuries. The Schoolcraft County Prosecutor’s Office will modify the charges to reflect his death.

MANISTIQUE, MI--   A Manistique man has been arraigned for the shooting of an Inwood Township resident. 

Trevor Gault, 33, is charged with assault with intent to murder and felony firearms in connection with the June 17 incident. He remains lodged in the Schoolcraft County Jail on a $5 million cash bond.

Gault’s girlfriend, 20-year-old Alyssa Arnold, is charged with harboring a fugitive. Her bond is set at $500,000.

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MANISTIQUE, MI--   Michigan State Police have taken into custody a man wanted for questioning in the attempted homicide of a Schoolcraft County man.

Troopers from the Gladstone Post were sent last Wednesday evening to a home in Inwood Township on a report of a shooting. The victim was critically injured.

A warrant for assault with intent to murder was issued for Trevor Gault, 33. He and his girlfriend, 20-year-old Alyssa Arnold, left the area in a vehicle.

INWOOD TOWNSHIP, MI--    A Schoolcraft County man is wanted for questioning in an attempted homicide.

Michigan State Police from the Gladstone Post were dispatched Wednesday around 6:10 p.m. to a house in Inwood Township for a shooting. Investigation determined a Manistique resident was shot and critically injured.

The victim was airlifted to UPHS-Marquette for treatment.

Troopers say Trevor Gault of Manistique is being sought for questioning related to the incident. Anyone with knowledge of Gault’s whereabouts is asked to call the Gladstone Post at 428-4411 or 911.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Two Upper Peninsula communities will use U.S. Department of Agriculture loans and grants to improve their water infrastructure.

The City of Houghton is getting a $1.9 million loan and $974,000 grant. The money will go toward replacing the sewer main on nine streets. The upgrades will serve 3,856 users.

MANISTIQUE, MI--   Michigan State Police in Gladstone and Manistique are helping to get food to Schoolcraft County residents who can't pick up groceries themselves. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   USDA Rural Development is providing financial support for two U.P. communities to improve water and wastewater infrastructure. 

The City of Manistique will use a $1,632,000 loan and $4,896,000 grant to continue needed improvements to its sewer system. The project will consist of work at the wastewater treatment plant, the sanitary sewer siphon under the Manistique River, and Park Avenue. Manistique will also use a $638,000 loan and $1,912,000 grant to improve its distribution system, which is approximately 70-100 years old.

MANISTIQUE, MI--   The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved support for the UP Paper mill in Manistique. 

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced this week a $1.9 million award that will enable a $4.25 million working capital line of credit from Crestmark, a division of Meta Bank.


Kurt Hauswirth spoke by phone to Jim Russey, a contact regarding the Strikepoint Bell Choir's June 22nd performance at the Zion Lutheran Church in Manistique.  Strikepoint is a church-based, community/professional handbell ensemble, led by artistic director Bill Alexander.  Kurt and Jim discussed what the audience can expect at the program: