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Pearson is Bay Alumni of the Year

ESCANABA — The Bay College Alumni Association has named Dennis Pearson as the Distinguished Alumnus for 2017. A Delta County native, Pearson graduated from Escanaba High School in 1974, and earned his associate of arts degree from Bay College in 1977. He transferred to Western Michigan ...

Escanaba plans to mark Arbor Day

ESCANABA — The city of Escanaba will celebrate National Arbor Day on Friday, April 28, at 9 a.m. south of the gazebo in Ludington Park. Arbor Day is an acknowledgment of the importance of trees and plants in our daily lives. Ultimately, the goal is to raise awareness of the many benefits ...

Anti-bullying event tonight at Bay

ESCANABA — An anti-bullying event, “Beckoning to Stop the Bullying,” will be he;d Tuesday at Bay College’s Besse Center Auditorium from 6 to 8 p.m. “All schools, worship groups. political organizations, veterans organizations, workplaces, unions or anyone in the community who wants ...

Business After Hours is Wednesday

ESCANABA — Business After Hours will be held Wednesday, April 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Escanaba Country Club. This month’s Business After Hours is sponsored by Escanaba Country Club and co-sponsored by Michigan Education Association (MEA) and East Ludington Gallery. Business after ...

Lemmer PTO plans brat sale Friday

ESCANABA — The Lemmer PTO will be holding a brat and hot dog sale at Elmer’s County Market to raise funds to bring children’s book author Eric Litwin to Escanaba. Litwin is the well-known author of four of the beloved Pete the Cat books and will be presenting literacy programs at multiple ...

Bay College plant sale coming in May

ESCANABA — The annual Bay College greenhouse plant sale will be held Monday, May 1 to Friday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in room 116 adjacent to the greenhouse in the Math Science Building at the college. The sale focuses on native perennial wildflowers grown from locally collected seed. A ...

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Wildlife Unlimited gets donation

Courtesy photo Walmart of Escanaba recently donated $1,000 to Wildlife Unlimited of Delta County. Shown, from left, are Wildlife Unlimited member Brian Flath, Walmart Assistant Manager Amanda Caron, and Wildlife Unlimited member Ralph Lundquist.

Lamprey control planned in Ford River

RAPID RIVER — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel will apply lampricides to the Ford (tributaries including Ten Mile Creek) River (Delta, Menominee, Marquette, and Dickinson counties) to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom. Applications will be conducted on or about May ...

Event set Tuesday to combat bullying

ESCANABA — An anti-bullying event, “Beckoning to Stop the Bullying,” will be he;d Tuesday at Bay College’s Besse Center Auditorium from 6 to 8 p.m. “All schools, worship groups. political organizations, veterans organizations, workplaces, unions or anyone in the community who wants ...

USDA offers home repair loans in U.P.

EAST LANSING — The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development is currently accepting applications from very low income families for home repair loans in all 15 Upper Peninsula counties. “These loans can help cover the cost of fixing the roof, windows and other needed maintenance,” said ...

Courts

DISTRICT COURT DRUNKEN DRIVING Shane Russell Williams, 21, of N15078 Ridge Road, Wilson, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated; two days jail, credit for two days served; six months probation; $1,325 fines and costs. Victoria Lynn Eden, 35, of 220 N. 21st St., ...

Planner

Today A.A., open Delta Women’s Group, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 7 p.m., 500 Ogden Ave., Escanaba. A.A., Pinecrest Medical Facility, 7 p.m. CDT, Powers. A.A., closed, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., 322 S. Lincoln Road (use rear entrance). A.A., closed, St. Thomas ...

Shrine Circus comes to Escanaba May 13

ESCANABA — The Shrine Circus is coming to Escanaba Saturday, May 13. Acrobats, aerialists, animals, clowns and more come to life at the Wells Sports Complex. This year features Shrine Circus Ringmaster Brian LaPalme. “Audiences will hold their collective breath as the Aerial Trio tumble, ...

Aronson Island boat launch now open

ESCANABA — The Aronson Island boat launch is now open for the season. Persons using the dock are advised to take care around any dock debris found in the boat launch area. Seasonal launch permits are available for sale at the utility window at Escanaba City Hall for $45. For any questions ...

VA to host veteran town hall in Gladstone

GLADSTONE – Veterans and their families are invited to a Veteran Town Hall in Gladstone on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 71 located at 802 Delta Ave. The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will be hosting the town hall, which is open to all Veterans and their ...

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 ...

Softball team plans can/bottle drive

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone High School softball team will be having a can/bottle drive Sunday, April 30, from noon until 4 p.m. The team will be going door-to-door collecting returnables. Cans/bottles can also be dropped off at Gladstone High School during the duration of the drive. Proceeds ...

Students to perform ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

MANISTIQUE — Manistique High School drama students will present Disney’s “Peter Pan Jr”. at Manistique High School Auditorium Friday, April 21, Saturday, April 22 and Sunday April 23. Shows start at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for ...

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Walk for Warmth gets donation

Courtesy photo Barbara Denny, president of the Immanuel Lutheran Church Women of Escanaba, left, presents $500 to Delta County Walk for Warmth, represented by Community Action Agency Executive Assistant Cathy Pearson. Funds are from the group’s Lenten breakfast fund-raiser. Walk for Warmth ...

DNR fights spread of tree disease

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reminding residents they can help prevent the spread of oak wilt disease this spring. April 15 marks the beginning of the yearly window when oak wilt can be transmitted from diseased to healthy red oak trees. According to Roger Mech, ...