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Escanaba leaders visit state capitol

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Tom Casperson welcomed officials from the city of Escanaba to the Michigan capitol on Thursday as the city makes its case in the Michigan Supreme Court against the so-called “dark store” loophole. “It is a matter of fundamental fairness that big box stores are ...

Rep. LaFave backs dual enrollment bill

LANSING — The Michigan House approved legislation supported by Rep. Beau LaFave to give Upper Peninsula high school students in districts along the Michigan state border improved access to dual enrollment options in Wisconsin. “We have many respectable colleges and technical centers in ...

Man bound over in cocaine case

WELLS TOWNSHIP — The Delta County Sheriff’s Department recently arrested a 43-year-old man on a 20-year felony drug charge, which was bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court. Joseph Leonard Boudreau, who has no address on file with the court, was bound over to the ...

Prison term for probation violation

ESCANABA — A Bark River woman was recently sentenced to two years to up to seven years in prison on a probation violation, according to Delta County Circuit Court. Kristy Anne Bichler, 36, of 4306 K Road, Bark River, pleaded guilty to violating her probation with the underlying offense of ...

Woman arrested on drug charges

ESCANABA — An Escanaba woman was arrested on three felony drug counts, which were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court. Gale Elaine Parisian, 46, of 2414 S. 8th Ave., Apt. 123, Escanaba, was arrested in August in connection with incidents that occurred from ...

Howl-O-Ween dog walk is Oct. 29

ESCANABA — The Delta Animal Shelter will be hosting their 2nd Annual Howl-O-Ween dog walk and costume contest on Sunday, Oct. 29 at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. All proceeds raised during the event will go to the Delta Animal Shelter. Registration will start at 2:30 ...

Business After Hours set for Oct. 25

ESCANABA — Business After Hours will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hilltop RV Super Store located at 2905 Lincoln Road, Escanaba. Come and start celebrating Halloween a little early at the RV store. Wear a costume and be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift ...

Snyder lowers flags for Sgt Yachanin

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff Thursday, Oct. 19, on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of U.S. Army Sgt. Michael S. Yachanin, who died Friday, Oct. 6. “Sgt. Yachanin was a dedicated soldier and his ...

Movie Day to benefit local United Way

ESCANABA — Sunday, Oct. 22, is Movie Day for United Way at Willow Creek Cinema, and Thomas Theatre Group will be donating a portion of the day’s concession sales to the United Way of Delta County. “They’ve been doing this for many years,” said Julie Mallard, executive director of ...

Bay College hosts lecture on graduate school

ESCANABA — Bay College’s Math Science Division presents a special colloquium “Graduate School: Why Would Anyone Ever Do That?” with Rebecca Bender and Jesse Traub. Bender, an Escanaba native, is a recent graduate of Michigan State University with an Master of Science in Biosystems ...

Menominee River Chorus to perform

MENOMINEE — “Terminal Jet Lag” is the show theme of this year’s annual production by the Menominee River Chorus, which begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Blesch Auditorium in Menominee. The women’s chorus, under the direction of Ed Boehm, will be mixing acting with singing as they ...

Informational meeting on adoption set

ESCANABA — Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Inc. is currently seeking families for our agency domestic and international adoption programs. An informational meeting will be held in Escanaba on Monday, Oct. 16 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, located at 600 Lincoln Road, ...

Free flu shot clinics for veterans offered

IRON MOUNTAIN - Flu vaccinations are now available for Veterans enrolled in VA health care. Veterans may request the flu shot at their regularly scheduled VA appointments. Veterans may also get vaccinated during free walk-in flu shot clinics at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in ...

Poll workers learn about new machines

HIAWATHA TWP. — Poll workers from Hiawatha Township in Schoolcraft County started a crisp October morning with a lesson in how to unpack a new voting machine. Escanaba and Gladstone in Delta County and all of Schoolcraft County’s municipalities received the new voting machines because they ...

Alzheimer’s Association presents Annual Upper Peninsula Fall Conference

MARQUETTE — In Michigan, an estimated 180,000 people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease according to the Alzheimer’s Association 2017 Facts & Figures Report. There is no cure, but good communication and collaboration between providers helps those who have Alzheimer’s and other forms ...

U.P. Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Fund offers grants

ESCANABA — Greg Sudderth, Chair of the Grants Committee of the Upper Peninsula Sustainable Forests and Wildlife Fund (UPSF & W), a fund of the Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula, recently announced the UPSF & W would be accepting grant applications for the fall, 2017 grants ...

Daily Planner

Today A.A., closed, Delta Drop-In, 10 a.m., Escanaba. A.A., closed, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, 428-1184. A.A., closed, (step meeting) First Baptist Church, 7:30 p.m., Manistique (rear entrance). A.A., closed, Group Study, Delta Drop-In, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba. Al-Anon, open, ...

Health fair scheduled in Hermansville

HERMANSVILLE — The Hermansville Community Health Fair is scheduled for 9 to noon CST Wednesday at the Hermansville Community Center, W5480 1st St. The fair, a free, annual event for more than 25 years, will feature vendors from Menominee, Delta and Dickinson counties offering a variety of ...

YMCA hosts free family day Oct. 27

ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA will be offering a free family day at the YMCA at the Fall Family Festival on Friday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. Families can swim in the Y pool, take part in kid’s games and bounce houses and receive a free pumpkin. Hayrides will also be provided free ...

Fundraiser planned for local drug court

GLADSTONE — The Kilborn Alley Blues Band will be making its way to the U.P. to play for a fundraiser at the Terrace Bay Hotel in Gladstone on Saturday, Nov. 18. All profit from this event will benefit the Delta County Drug Court. The drug court was established in 2016 and is a specialized ...