Are you new to our lake? Have you had any changes to your contact information? LMPO needs to have the correct information. (Select Around Town at top * Click on Contact Form * Fill it out and SUBMIT)
What do you see from your area? (you can either post pictures on the LMPO FB page or send them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org) Let's see how many people join us! Several of you have added to our 'fun'. Keep those pictures coming.
Pack an extra pair of socks in your car’s glove compartment. Then if you need to get out and shovel, or if you step into a puddle, you’ll have dry socks to change into. And put those orphaned or mismatched socks to use: use them as wiper blade covers! This life hack for winter is simple yet so effective!
This winter hack is one of our favorites. Simply apply cooking spray, such as Pam®, to the snow blower’s clean and dry auger and inside the discharge chute before tackling the snowdrifts. Additionally, you can use the cooking spray on your shovel to prevent snow from sticking.
Did you notice the new road signs?
Charlie Gardner (Fire Department) explained that the new signs were just about finished going up. They are larger than the old ones and certainly easier to see both day and night. When questioned, Charlie, said that using these signs enables the 1st responders to find you without a fire number. Charlie also stated that it is IMPORTANT TO MAINTAIN YOUR ROAD! RESCUE VEHICLES NEED A MINIMUM OF 12' TO GET THE TRUCKS IN. Cut back branches where needed.
We Celebrated July 4th
NEW INTERACTIVE MAPS Click on Map below
Too many geese 'loving' your lawn?
SCARE DEVICES:Scare devices can be a cost-effective way to repel geese when applied consistently as soon as geese arrive on your property. There are many commercial companies that sell the scare devices listed below:
Rotate Your Ceiling Fans CorrectlyChanging the rotation of your ceiling fan can save you heating and cooling costs. Fans should turn clockwise, at a low speed, during the winter to pull the warm air up and around the room. During the summer, set them to counterclockwise to push the cold air down. While a fan won’t actually change the temperature of the room, the warm or cool air on your skin will make you feel warmer or colder and you’ll be more likely to give your thermostat a break. Note: Most fans have a switch that can be flipped to change direction, while newer models offer the option on the wall panel.
Click on below image for complete information on 2025 REAL IDs
The Michigamme Township Board has passed a Short Term Rental Ordinance to minimize impact to our beautiful lake and to protect nearby property owners. All who intend to rent their vacation home on a short-term basis must apply for a rental permit from the Township Office by October 31, 2019. The application fee is $10.00. If a permit is granted, an additional $40.00 will be collected. Those who do short-term rentals without a permit will be subject to fines, or may be denied a permit in the future.
CLICK HERE for the entire story of how this slot machine 'returned home'
Click on the image to see picture from the recent 'Night out' fundraiser.
Any donations can be sent to Michigamme-Spurr PO Box 220 Michigamme, MI. Pleas make sure you put RESCUE BOAT on your check.
Why join the LMPO?
$25 a year Make checks payable to LMPO send to LMPO Box 137 Michigamme, MI 49861 LMPO now has an email address: LMPOwners137@gmail.com If you are interested in receiving paperless dues notices/communication, please submit your email address.
Here is what your dues provide
1. BUOYS -We have about 30 buoys throughout the lake. (replacing 8 this year.) Take them out each fall, clean, repair, replace as needed and again put them out each summer. (Also the insurance and upkeep of the LMPO pontoon boat used.) 2. DAM - We pay taxes, maintenance and inspection (inspection was $1400 in 2022) for the dam property. 3. MAPS - We purchase lake maps for the membership every 5 years, and we distribute complimentary copies of the lake directory to dues paying members. 4. LAKE QUALITY - We also test multiple sites around the lake for coliform bacteria, and we pay for of the dam. We have funds earmarked for fish cribs, but progress has been limited by the DNR’s restrictive permitting. 5. SPECIAL PROJECTS - We also support special projects that benefit the community. We purchased the dock for the Michigamme Township Park and in 2022 we donated $1400 toward a modern sound system for the Township Hall’s gymnasium. We regularly donate to the July 4th Committee and the museum’s annual fundraisers. 6. MICHIGAMME MESSENGER - This is the yearly newsletter that was given out at the annual meeting. We unfortunately have had difficulty resurrecting the Michigamme Messenger. Any Volunteers? 7. ANNUAL MEETING- Last, but certainly important. The donuts, hot dogs and chicken for the meeting.
Canning? Freezing? Here's a guide to know how long you can freeze certain foods. Click on the picture below
Museum still needs YOUR help!
Talk about coming home! The construction has now started on the Museum building! Although the outside is really showing improvement, there is MUCH to do on the inside. Support the museum in any way possible. Let's get the inside electric and other finishes done soon. If you can't make the regular soup or salad dinners, you can always help by sending a donation to: PO 220 Michigamme, MI 49861 (make checks payable to Michigamme Museum)
Michigamme Musings~A dozen volunteers picked up litter on our adopted stretch of US41 this morning. Sincere thanks to this crew: Scott and Kathy Lyman, Bruce and Kathy Kurzhals, Karen Sundeen, John Edmark, Ginny Graybill, Al Dausman, Paul Brown, Amy Racine, Pam Borlace, and Ken Farley.
RED, WHITE & BOOM!!!!
First Place: The Lynne Mestnik Family entry was literally a blast with lots of patriotic color and a tee shirt “cannon”.
Second Place: The Christiansen Family entry was a colorful tribute to Lady Liberty.
Third Place: The Kathy DellAngelo Family entry featured music and a light saber battle. Thanks to our participants, organizers, and judges.
What kind of spider do you have?
Click on the spider to see a full chart of spiders and how to treat them.
Did you know???
In a letter to his wife, Abigail, John Adams predicted that future generations would celebrate July 2 as Independence Day, (the actual vote was done on July 2nd) saying, "The second day of July, 1776, will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illumination, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore."
2022 LMPO map
Click on map to enlarge view
Every five years we give each member a map of the lake. This year we were able to not only update the map, but also produce it in a smaller, color version that could even be taken out on the boat. ( The maps are printed on water and tear resistant paper.)
One map per dues paying household is provided free of charge. We have around 75 extras that may be purchased for $10. If you were unable to pick up your map, there will be an alternate date/time that will be posted on Facebook. The option of mailing your copy is available at an additional charge for the postage. Please contact us if you need to have yours mailed.
Helping us is Helping you!
The Michigamme-Spurr Fire Department is in the early stages of fundraising for a rescue boat! We are hoping to raise about $25,000 for a Whaly 500 Pro. It is a composite, foam filled boat that is unsinkable. Its front folds down like a landing craft making it easier to enter from shore and easier to pull people into from the lake. With increased activity on all of our lakes in the past few years, comes the increasing need for this. Currently we use our own boats or wait 30 - 40 minutes for a rescue boat to come from Negaunee or L’Anse. We will also be able to use this boat to haul portable pumps, to supply water and fight fires. We are in the process of brainstorming for fundraisers. We are also accepting donations. Any donations can be dropped off at Michigamme or Spurr township Halls, marked “rescue boat”. (Or sent in care of Michigamme Township at PO Box 220 Michigamme, MI 49861) I will keep everyone posted as we move forward. Thank you!
Glass recycle is currently open 8am-2pm Mon-Fri
Working on having it be 24/7. Keep checking back for more information.
Do you know we had 15 stars and 15 stripes on our flag?