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Marenisco Township officailly opens park pavilion


January 23, 2018

Larry Holcombe/Daily Globe

STATE AND local officials, a few construction company representatives, and a number of citizens of Marenisco celebrate the opening of the new pavilion in the township's Donald McKenzie Memorial Park Monday afternoon. From left are township maintenance supervisor Dean Hand; Paul Luppino, of Luppino Construction; resident Kathe Balcom; Rick Cunico, of Luppino Construction; residents Dick Detloff and Ed Wilke; township trustee Kelly Dunbar; resident Karen Wilke; Jeff Kukuk, of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources; township treasurer Diane Dean; Anna Lovelace, of Coleman Engineering; Gogebic County Road Commission member and former chair of the MDNR's Natural Resources Commission chairman John Matonich (with scissors); township trustee Dave Hagen; township supervisor Dick Bouvette; township clerk Donna Kenney; police chief Bruce Mahler and resident Sally Hagen.


MARENISCO - Marenisco Township officials made it official Monday, opening the new pavilion in Donald McKenzie Memorial Park with a cut of a ceremonial ribbon and some coffee and goodies for those who came to celebrate.

While the structure was built this past summer using a $400,000 Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant, Marenisco Police Chief Bruce Mahler said the township had been working on the project since 2005.

Grant proposals were turned down a couple of times. A few additions, like a pair of picnic tables made from recycled m...

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