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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 ...

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, ...

Veterans memorial dedication is Saturday

NAHMA — A dedication ceremony for a veterans memorial in Nahma Township Park will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, beginning at 11 a.m. at the park in Nahma. The memorial will be dedicated to Richard Morrison, who died in June of 2016. Morrison served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II ...

Escanaba City Band performs tonight

ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Band will perform at the Karas Band Shell in Ludington Park Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. with a rain date of Thursday, Aug. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Bruce Cassell, selections for the evening will include: “La Peri Fanfare,” “The World Turned Upside ...

Michigan Agency for Energy at fair

ESCANABA — The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) and the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) will host an informational exhibit at the Upper Peninsula State Fair in Escanaba to answer fairgoer questions about energy and telecommunications issues. This is the sixth year in a row that ...

Dress It Up Manistique returns for third year

MANISTIQUE — The third annual Dress It Up Manistique Contest is in full swing. Do you know of a residence or business that should be recognized for its curb appeal? Maybe your property should receive some accolades. You’re encouraged to nominate your choice. Mayor Jan Jeffcott began the ...

Drone collects info in Garden, Stonington

GLADSTONE — During the next four weeks, Michigan Technological University will conduct a series of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or “drone” flights over the Hiawatha National Forest on Stonington (Wedens Bay area) and Garden (Ogontz Bay area) Peninsulas. The Federal Aviation ...

Pepin selected for new Teacher Leadership Council

LANSING — Dr. Gina Pepin from Escanaba Area Public Schools was chosen by the Michigan Department of Education as a member of the Michigan Teacher Leadership Advisory Council (MTLAC). She was selected from a pool of over 300 extraordinary applicants to serve with 23 other teacher leaders from ...

Tractor pull results posted for Aug. 11

FLAT ROCK —Results from Aug. 11 tractor pull. Altered Stock—1st place, Sonny Richer; 2nd place, Duane Beauchamp; 3rd place Roy Chenier. Pro Stock—1st place, Terry Plouff; 2nd place, Gerard Church; third place, Bob Locke. Modified—1st place, Bob Westman; 2nd place, Vic Dumas; ...

Body of boating accident victim found

MUNISING — State Police have recovered the body of a person who went missing after a boating accident on Lake Superior Sunday. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Munising Detachment were dispatched at 6 p.m. to Autrain Township for a report of a boating accident on Lake Superior. A ...

Escanaba DNR office expands hours, service

ESCANABA — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is expanding customer service availability at its Escanaba office, making it the fourth DNR customer service center in the Upper Peninsula. Jo Ann Alexander, a DNR general office assistant at the Escanaba customer service center, ...

Bay announces Rapid Enrollment Days

ESCANABA — It’s not too late to sign up for fall semester classes at Bay College. Student Services at Bay College is hosting Rapid Enrollment Days on Monday, Aug. 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both the Iron Mountain and Escanaba campuses. New and ...