Opportunity offered to save memories

ESCANABA — OSF Hospice is offering the “Life Memories” program. The Life Memories program allows OSF Hospice patients who are in the final stages of life the opportunity to relive and relate their memories for their loved ones. Volunteers conduct the person’s “life story” interviews and record them to DVD. The program is a free service to their patients and their families. All information is kept confidential. Those interested in participating should contact OSF Hospice at 786-3915.

Grief group meets Wednesday

ESCANABA — As an extension of the community grief groups, OSF Hospice will host a monthly luncheon for bereaved people to gather for informal conversation and support on the third Wednesday of the month throughout 2018. The next meeting will take place on Feb. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (EST) at Drifters Family Restaurant in Escanaba, Mich.

Delta Kappa scholarship

ESCANABA — The Delta Kappa Gamma Society is pleased to announce that it will again award a local high school scholarship to a senior girl planning a career in education. Delta Kappa Gamma is an international organization of women educators who promote professional and personal growth of women educators. They support and encourage educational excellence and inter-cultural understanding. The Beta Sigma chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma is composed of Escanaba, Menominee, and Iron Mountain-Kingsford.

Previous local winners of this scholarship were 2017 – Erica Rubick, Rapid River, 2016 – Mackenzie Leisner of Escanaba, 2015 – Mikaela Jefferson, Escanaba, 2014 – Kristen Leigh Bergstrom,Escanaba, 2013 – Anissa Lynne Godfrey, Gladstone, 2012 – Margaret A. Rose, Escanaba, 2011 – Lauren Kleinman, Escanaba, 2010 – Jordan Dalgord, Rapid River, 2009 – Whitney Veihl, Bark River, and 2008 – Emily Robinso, Bark River.

Senior girls planning a career in education from the Delta Schoolcraft area can find further details about this scholarship from their high school guidance counselors. Applications are due April 29, 2018. If you have any questions, call Rose at 789-5674 or Jeanne at 789-0110.

Kiwanis Club holds meeting Wednesday

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone – Rapid River Kiwanis Club holds weekly meetings every Wednesday at 7 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church, 1212 Minneapolis Ave., Gladstone. Plan to attend a meeting and hear about on-going activities in support of community kids.

The Kiwanis Club welcomes new members who desire to support area children. If you are interested in helping to fill weekend food backpacks for the 152 school children who would have little or no food to eat on weekends without these backpacks, your assistance is welcome. Backpacks are filled each Wednesday, starting at 3 p.m. for four Gladstone Schools and the Rapid River School.

Kiwanis Clubs around the globe serve the needs of their community’s kids with all kinds of support including playground equipment, food, clothing and educational opportunities. For more information about Kiwanis, “Serving The Children Of The World,” visit For more information about the Gladstone-Rapid River Kiwanis Club, check their website To be a part of serving our community’s kids contact Ken at 428-2261 or write to PO Box 22, Gladstone, MI 49837.

Wells Lions 52 club ­raffle winners named

WELLS — The winners of the Wells Lions Club raffle for the week of Feb. 5 are Harold and Alice Dahlberg of Bark River. The Dahlbergs won $100. This was week 27 of the raffle.