Community

mBank supports YMCA with donation to Annual Campaign

ESCANABA — mBank, a longtime support of the Northern Lights YMCA, recently presented the organization with a contribution of $750 to benefit its Annual Campaign. The Annual Campaign ensures the Y is available to all regardless of the ability to pay. “mBank is committed to supporting ...

DNR seeks public input on Fayette plan

FAYETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on a new draft general management plan for Fayette Historic State Park. The DNR will host a public meeting Tuesday, May 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Garden Township Hall, 6316 State St. Garden. The general ...

NMU Career Exploration Summer Camps

MARQUETTE — Students in grades 7 through 12th will get hands-on experience exploring various careers in skilled trades on the campus of Northern Michigan University during the NMU Career Exploration Summer Camps. Student's have the option of attending half-day and full-day sessions where ...

Daily Planner

Today A.A., open, Garden Congregational Church, 9:30 a.m., M-183, Garden. A.A., open, Delta Drop In, 10 a.m., 1500 North 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open, Friends and Family Group, Delta Drop-In Center, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba 786-9639. N.A., Hannahville Community Center, 10 ...

Rock Delta County to paint rocks today

ESCANABA — Kids and families are invited to paint paint rocks for the community group, Rock Delta County, on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Painting will take place in the Delta Plaza Mall’s food court. Rock and paint supplies will be provided. Help spread kindness one rock at a time.

Alzheimer’s planning program Tuesday

ESCANABA — A program by the Alzheimer’s Association - Greater Michigan Chapter on legal and financial planning for Alzheimer’s and dementia will take place Tuesday, May 22 at the Escanaba Public Library from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The library is located at 400 Ludington Street in ­Escanaba.

Confident Caregivers program June 12

ESCANABA — Creating Confident Caregivers is a program in select regions of Michigan, for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss. Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists. This program provides participants with ...

Mother Nature has songs of spring

ESCANABA — Spring can be a noisy time in the natural world. The battles for territory and mates is often won or lost on voice. Frogs and toads offer some of the more interesting sounds. Most of us are aware that many birds claim territory with songs and calls. Robins and cardinals might ...

U.P. research center gets soil conservation grant

EAST LANSING — The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a $74,277 matching grant to Michigan State University’s Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center to research and demonstrate soil health conservation practices. The funding was made available through the Conservation ...

Bay College honors Outstanding Staff

ESCANABA — Bay College honored its 2018 Outstanding Staff during an awards banquet on April 18. Any Bay College employee, Board member, student, alumni, or community member may nominate a full-time or regular part-time exempt or non-exempt employee for the Bay College Outstanding Staff Award. ...

Elks, city band plan Flag Day ceremony

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks Lodge 354, along with the Escanaba City Band, announced plans for its annual Flag Day Program at the Karas Memorial Band Shell Thursday, June 14, in Ludington Park. The program begins at 7 p.m. with patriotic musical selections by the Escanaba City Band, ...

June food distribution schedule announced

ESCANABA — The Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency Emergency Food Assistance Program (quarterly distribution) has been scheduled for early June. The program is for residents who qualify with household income below 200 percent (one person-$2,010/month, two people-$2,707/month) ...

Business After Hours planned May 30

ESCANABA — Business After Hours will be held Wednesday, May 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ashley’s Furniture HomeStore, located at 2222 N. Lincoln Road, Escanaba. The event is co-hosted by the Radio Results Network, Freshwater Tavern and Ashley’s Furniture HomeStore Business after Hours ...

Carney-Nadeau FFA project gets grant

CARNEY — Tractor Supply Company and the National FFA Organization are supporting Michigan’s next generation of agricultural leaders through the third annual Grants for Growing program. This year, Michigan Tractor Supply stores raised $32,600 through customer donations to fund local, ...

U.P. Labor-Management Golf Outing set

ESCANABA — The U.P. Labor-Management Council, Inc. has selected the Highland Golf Course, Escanaba, as the host site for its annual golf outing. The annual four-person scramble has been scheduled for Friday, Aug. 3. The shotgun will begin at 9 a.m. Entry fee includes golf (18 holes), cart, ...

LaFave announces local office hours

ESCANABA — Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain will host his May office hours for the residents of Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties. “Since taking office, one of my top priorities has been accessibility,” Rep. LaFave said. “While representing three counties has its challenges, I ...

Escanaba teacher receives award

ESCANABA — Escanaba Junior/Senior High School industrial arts teacher Vic Thompson has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Harold J. VanWestrienen Master Teacher Award that is given by the Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society. This award has been given annually since ...

Bay’s BPA students win at nationals

ESCANABA — The Bay College/LSSU Regional Center Business Professionals of America (BPA) student club took home two first places during competition at the organization’s National Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas, last weekend, and all eight students placed in the top 10 of their ...

Machining student finishes best in state

ESCANABA — Charlie Wilson, machining student at Delta-Schoolcraft ISD, placed first in the state of Michigan in the manual precision machining technology mill event at SkillsUSA Competition. Earlier this year, he placed first in regional competition against students from throughout Upper ...

Springtime weight restrictions end

ESCANABA — Annual springtime weight and speed restrictions were lifted on all Delta County roads not designated as all season routes at 8 a.m. today.