Voters came through for road patrol

This week’s bouquets go to:

From Menominee County Sheriff Kenny Marks:

Thank you for voting on the Emergency Response/24-Hour Road Patrol Millage and continuing it for another six years. Unofficial results reported were 2,118 “yes” votes and 652 “no” votes. Thanks for your affirmation and support for what we do in Menominee County to serve and protect you.

The deputies and I have spoken with many of you, whether in person or in writing. We went door to door and to meetings, talked with the people of Menominee County and humbly asked you for your support and for your vote. The significance of this, each time the millage goes before the voters, can’t be understated. It humbles us and it reminds us who we are accountable to you. We are always accountable to you. We live in your communities. We have a personal stake in preserving public safety. You can vote us in and you can vote us out. That is truly what is special about being a road patrol deputy or a sheriff. We are not measured by the number of arrests and citations we generate, we are measured by how well we have solved problems in our communities and how well you believe that we have served and protected you. You measure our value each time you vote on a millage. We will continue to work hard to improve our services so we can be of even greater value to our great county.

Thank you for taking the time to vote.

From Mike Olson:

Many thanks to management and merchants at the Delta Plaza Mall for providing a great atmosphere. Shae Meyer, mall manager, was in charge of promoting the mall’s annual Halloween night treats. It was a great, safe, fast, warm environment for kids and parents to wander around to receive candy and other treats. A great number of parents attended with their kids and the event was perfect for families with pre-school kids under 6. Even costumed Wellspring Church members provided treats. Photos could be taken and there was a kid-friendly spook house too. For convenience, Jimmy’s Cafe was the in-house provider of great food. I have been informed that other churches provided Halloween Trunk or Treat nights, another great Halloween option. Make plans for 2018.

From Right to Life of Delta County:

A special thanks to the Right to Life of Delta County is grateful to Sue Tackeman the local life chain coordinator for her efforts organizing the Life Chain event held in Escanaba on Sunday, Oct. 1, and to John Molony the coordinator in Manistique. This national prayerful event is held the first Sunday in October across the country in support of the Sanctity of life for the unborn who cannot speak for themselves. Thanks to all who took party by carrying crosses and posters and their prayerful support. May God bless you all for your powerful witness for life in our area.


Each Saturday the Daily Press salutes individuals and groups from our area who have had a very positive impact on the way we live.

We identify our bouquet recipients in one of two ways: from Daily Press news pages and from nominations sent in by our readers.

Mail us a postcard or letter identifying your nomination and putting into detail what they’ve done. Include your name, address, and phone number. Send nominations to Saturday Bouquets, The Daily Press, 600 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI 49829.

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