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Dangerous and invasive wild parsnip spreading in U.P.

GLADSTONE — Wild parsnip is a perennial with yellow-flowered umbels atop 3- to 5-foot tall stems. While it may be pretty to look at, people who touch the plant soon discover its less appealing trait. When the juices of the wild parsnip plant touch your skin and are exposed to ultra-violet ...

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 ...

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Geyer honored for years of service

Ilsa Matthes | Daily Press Paul Geyer, who recently retired from Gladstone Public Safety, receives a shadow box commemorating his service during a recent Gladstone City Commission meeting from current Gladstone Public Safety Director Ron Robinson. Geyer served 24 and a half years with ...

Distracted driver crackdown at bridge

ST. IGNACE — Troopers from the St. Ignace State Police Post have recently increased specific patrols of the Mackinac Bridge, targeting distracted and careless drivers. There has been a steady uptick of videos found on internet sites showing drivers taking photos, filming video and doing many ...

Nature Tourism Project comes to Escanaba

MARQUETTE — The Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) Tri-County Nature Tourism Project will benefit three rural counties of the Upper Peninsula — Marquette, Alger and Delta counties. The project will provide the SWP Great Lakes Conservation Corps (GLCC) to assist each county with ...

Man sentenced on weapons charge

ESCANABA — A 19-year-old Escanaba man arrested on felony weapons charges and felony drug charges last year was recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court. Caleb James Bourdeau was arrested by Escanaba Public Safety on Dec. 6, 2016, on drug charges and weapons charges relating to two ...

Year in jail on shoplifting charge

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man was recently sentenced to 12 months in jail after pleading guilty to one count of attempted first-degree retail fraud in Delta County Circuit Court. In addition to the jail term, Bryan Joseph Meyers, 40, of 1306 2nd Ave. N., Escanaba, was placed on probation for ...

Planner

Today A.A., open, Rock Bible Chapel, 7:30 p.m., 4144 Maple Ridge 37th Rd., Rock A.A., closed, Township Hall, 7 p.m. CDT, Hwy 41, Carney. All addictions, closed meeting, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., rear entrance, Escanaba. N.A., Delta Drop-In Center, 8 p.m., 1500 N. 19th ...

Cedar River Bridge Walk is Sept. 2

CEDAR RIVER — The Cedar River Bridge Walk, dubbed the “Biggest Littlest Bridge Walk,” will begin at 11 a.m. (CST) on Saturday, Sept. 2, on the south end of the Cedar River Bridge on highway M-35 at Hirsch’s Cedar River Pub and Grill. The bridge walk will take the festival goers, after ...

Volunteer firefighters holding raffle

CEDAR RIVER — The Cedarville Volunteer Fire Department’s annual raffle tickets are on sale. Prizes listed on the ticket include: first prize, Winchester XPR .270 w/Scope; second prize, CVA Optima .50 Black Powder Scope/Cs.; third prize, SA Sport Ambush Crossbow/Scope; and fourth and fifth ...

Ice cream social Tuesday in Bark River

BARK RIVER — The annual ice cream social, hosted by the Bark River American Legion Auxiliary 438, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Bark River Sports Complex pavilion. Participants can build their favorite sundae or have a root beer float, along with bars and ...

LaFave hosts August office hours

ESCANABA — Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain is hosting office hours in August for the residents of Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties. “Local office hours is one of my priorities,” Rep. LaFave said. “In order for me to fight for U.P. values, it is crucial for me to sponsor these ...

Pain management workshop offered

ESCANABA — A chronic pain management workshop is being offered at the MTEC center starting on Wednesday, Sept. 6. The chronic pain management workshop is a six-week workshop designed to provide the skills and tools needed to help people living with chronic pain or loved ones caring for one ...

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Rotary helps End the Silence

Courtesy photo Jeff Slagstad, president of the Rotary Club of Escanaba, presents a $1,000 check to Bruce and Cindy Bintner of the End the Silence Walk. This year’s walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 9.

Forest Association there for landowners

ESCANABA — The largest share of Michigan’s forest area is owned by individuals. Some of these individuals belong to an association dedicated to the care of these woodlands, and their owners. The Michigan Forest Association (MFA) has about 540 members. That’s not a huge number, given ...

Library plans back-to-school celebration

ESCANABA — The Friends of the Escanaba Public Library invite the public to an open house at the library on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is planned to coincide with National Library Card Sign Up Month and will showcase library resources and programs for students and ...

Bay College offices closed Aug. 23

ESCANABA — All Bay College offices at both campuses (Escanaba and Iron Mountain) will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 23, for employee training. The Bay College Bookstore will be open for business from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fall 2017 semester begins on Monday, Aug. 28. More information can ...

Escanaba beach, Webster pool closing

ESCANABA — The Webster Wading Pool’s last day of operation for this season will be Saturday. The Escanaba Municipal Beach’s will close for the season on Sunday.

Big Brothers Big Sisters raffle winners

ESCANABA — The 52 Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters gun raffle winners are: 320 - Nick Akerly Ruger, 165 - Brian Ruechel, 113 - Gerald Bideman, 872 - Andrew Anderson, 836 - Mark Irving, 309 - Joanna Thorbahn, 053 - Jessica Pelto, and 523- Roger Charbonneau.

Mobile food pantry visits Aug. 31

ESCANABA — A mobile food pantry for veterans and emergency personnel will be held at Escanaba SDS Church, 210 S. Lincoln Road, on Thursday, Aug. 31, starting at 11 a.m. Food is free but identification is required to take part, which can include: DD214, enhanced driver’s license, VA ID, ...