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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 ...

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The Menominee River Chorus will perform its 17th annual show, “Terminal Jet Lag,” starting at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Blesch Auditorium in Menominee. Members of the Menominee River Chorus include, first row: Joan Bantle, Cathy Kordish, Mickey Marcusen, Marja Spataro, Jilll Leslie and Tara Segerstrom; first row up stairs: Linda Sieman, Mary Omdahl, Sandy Rhode, Gail Sieglaff, Jean Clement, Sherri Garrnett and Karla Vollberg; and back row up stairs: Director Ed Boehm, Susan Thornton, Pat Troutt, Edwina Wandersee, Ellie O’Donnell, Betty Nyberg, Carol Lehto, Patti Ugowski and Sue Hubbard.

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 ...

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Unpacking the new voting machine are (left to right) Peggy Ruggles, Sandy LaBar, Cindy Jenerou and Kay Hinkson.

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Bay hosts FAFSA completion nights

ESCANABA — The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) website to apply for financial aid for the 2018-2019 academic year opened on Oct. 1. Bay College Financial Aid Department will host FAFSA completion nights on Oct. 17, Oct. 25, and Nov. 2. Families can come to the Bay College HUB ...

Farmers invited to coffee talk events

MANISTIQUE — Local farmers are invited to come enjoy a coffee and discuss local issues with other farmers and Michigan State University Extension staff. The topic for this meeting is weather variability and soil resilience. Project GREEN has funded this initiative. Discussions will be ...

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Today A.A., open, Delta Drop-In Center, 10 a.m., 1500 N. 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open Delta Women’s Group, Central United Methodist Church, 6:15 p.m., 322 S. Lincoln Road (use rear entrance). A.A., Pinecrest Medical Facility, 7 p.m. CDT, Powers. A.A., closed, Central United ...

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This sculpture of Hemingway as a young man, created by Gladstone artist Andy Sacksteder, was unveiled at Pennsylvania Park in downtown Petoskey this summer. A 1920 photograph of Hemingway, taken in Petoskey, guided Sacksteder's creation

Bonifas presents film on Hemingway’s Michigan ties

ESCANABA — Residents can deepen their understanding of Ernest Hemingway’s relationship with Michigan at the Upper Peninsula premiere of a new documentary film about the writer — “Young Hemingway & His Enduring Eden” — Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Bonifas Arts Center. The 60-minute ...

Christmas in the Village dates set

ESCANABA — The U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association will be hosting its annual Christmas in the Village on Dec. 1 and 2 in the Antique Village located on the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. This event is free and open to the public. During the event, every shop in the ...

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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 ...