Community

Gladstone K-9 effort gets donation

Courtesy photo Gladstone Public Safety K9 officer Ryan Peterson, center, accepts a check for $2,500 from Escanaba Rotary President Rena Richtig, right, and board member Roger Charbonneau, left. The contribution will be used toward the purchase of a dog for drug enforcement.

Courts

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court in unrelated cases. Carltin Lashon Phillips, 38, of 2722 S. Hill Rd. Lot No. 19, Gladstone, pleaded guilty to domestic violence - third degree. He was sentenced to a minimum of 14 months and a maximum ...

Forums for older adults planned in U.P.

ESCANABA — In preparation for writing the 2020-2022 Area Plan for Services to Older Adults, the U.P. Area Agency on Aging will be holding community forums throughout the Upper Peninsula. The purpose of these forums is to obtain input from older adults, caregivers, service providers, and the ...

Homeless shelter changes locations

GLADSTONE — Delta County’s rotating homeless shelter will be hosted by Covenant Church, 305 S. 9th St., Gladstone, beginning this Sunday evening, Feb. 24. Volunteers are still needed for a number of shifts. To see where evening meals and trained volunteers are needed, check ...

Conservation district sets scholarship

MANISTIQUE — Two $500 college scholarships are being offered by the Schoolcraft Conservation District (SCD). The scholarships are for students who will pursue a certificate, associates, or bachelors degree in a natural resources field in the fall of 2019. Applications will be accepted ...

Medicare presentation on March 28

ESCANABA — Kathy Wilson of American Senior Benefits will speak on Medicare at North Woods Place Senior Living on Thursday, March 28, from 2 to 3 p.m. This is a free event and open to the public. RSVP to Heidi at (906) 789-2268 by March 27.

McBroom attends U.P. 200 race

Courtesy photo State Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, attended the U.P. 200 sled dog race, held Feb. 15-17. McBroom is pictured with Tom Bauer, a constituent from Tapiola and musher who competed in the race. According to the Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association, the U.P. 200, which is an Iditarod ...

Bay named ATD leader college of distinction

LONG BEACH, CA (February 19, 2019) – Achieving the Dream (ATD) announced 11 community colleges in the ATD Network have earned Leader College of Distinction status for achieving new, higher student outcomes and narrowing equity gaps. They include Bay College in Escanaba. “The metrics ATD ...

Local technical education students compete

ESCANABA — Recently students at the Delta Schoolcraft Intermediate School District Career and Technical Center showed their skills in the Health Occupations students of the America (HOSA) student competition and the SkillsUSA student competition. Students from all local high schools in both ...

Courts

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court in unrelated cases. Carltin Lashon Phillips, 38, of 2722 S. Hill Rd. Lot No. 19, Gladstone, pleaded guilty to domestic violence - third degree. He was sentenced to a minimum of 14 months and a maximum ...

Rep. LaFave sets February office hours

ESCANABA — Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced his February office hours for residents of Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta counties. The office hours schedule is as follows: - Saturday, Feb. 23, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. EST in the Executive Room of the Island Resort and Casino, W 399 US 2 ...

Conservation district sets scholarship

MANISTIQUE — Two $500 college scholarships are being offered by the Schoolcraft Conservation District (SCD). The scholarships are for students who will pursue a certificate, associates, or bachelors degree in a natural resources field in the fall of 2019. Applications will be accepted ...

Forums for older adults planned in U.P.

ESCANABA — In preparation for writing the 2020-2022 Area Plan for Services to Older Adults, the U.P. Area Agency on Aging will be holding community forums throughout the Upper Peninsula. The purpose of these forums is to obtain input from older adults, caregivers, service providers, and the ...

Homeless shelter changes locations

GLADSTONE — Delta County’s rotating homeless shelter will be hosted by Covenant Church, 305 S. 9th St., Gladstone, beginning this Sunday evening, Feb. 24. Volunteers are still needed for a number of shifts. To see where evening meals and trained volunteers are needed, check ...

Human remains found at scene of house fire

MORAN TOWNSHIP — Police are trying to identify human remains found in the aftermath of a fire that occurred 10 to 12 miles west of St. Ignace in Moran Township Wednesday morning. Mackinac County Sheriff’s Deputies and fire units were called to the scene of the fire at 10:20 a.m. after a ...

Escanaba Rotary Club installs new playground equipment at Camp Harstad

FORD RIVER — Though Camp Harstad — (a day camp for children with disabilities — will not re-open for the next several months, campers will be able to take advantage of new playground equipment at the camp when the summer arrives. This equipment was installed last September. Camp Harstad ...

Switchback to perform at Bay College

ESCANABA — Switchback, a Chicago-based band featuring Celtic and Americana music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 25 in the Besse Theatre at Bay College in Escanaba. “The show that we present is high-energy but very engaging,” Martin McCormack, Switchback vocalist and bassist, said in a ...

Courts

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court in unrelated cases. John Donald Young, 36, of 1115 2nd Ave. S., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to one count of controlled substance - delivery/manufacture - meth and to one count of controlled substance - ...

Our Story lecture series continues

ESCANABA — The second in a three-part lecture series will feature Potawatomi elder, Earl Meshigaud on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. in the Besse Theater. The “Our Story” series, sponsored by Bay College’s Diversity Committee, is free and open to the public. The goal of the series is to ...

Michigan issuing food assistance benefits early

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will issue March and April food assistance benefits early to reduce the gap between benefits payments that resulted from the partial federal government shutdown. Food assistance recipients can expect to receive next month’s ...