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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 ...

Menard is named Marine of the Year

ESCANABA — An Escanaba veteran who has been extremely active in veteran’s affairs and organizations has received a state honor. Art Menard has been named Marine of the Year by the Michigan Marine Corps League. The selection was made recently at the state MCL convention. Menard has been ...

Iron Mountain VA nursing home receives 5-star rating

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center announced its nursing home received 5-stars as part of its annual performance rating. The Iron Mountain-based VAMC’s announcement comes after VA extended its unprecedented 18-month record of transparency disclosures by making public ...

Smith named Outstanding Graduate

ESCANABA — Each year, Bay College selects an outstanding graduate from each of the six divisions at the college. The graduate is selected by their instructors for their academic excellence, leadership and community service. Madelyn Smith was selected as the 2018 Outstanding Graduate for ...

Verso Family Day planned June 25

ESCANABA — The Verso Escanaba Mill is holding a Verso Family Day Monday, June 25, for all mill employees, retirees and their families in Ludington Park from noon to 8 p.m. There will be family fun for all with kid’s games, refreshments, prizes, picnic food and bounce houses. The event ...

Republican Party to meet June 21

ESCANABA — The Delta County Republican Party will be hosting its June meeting at Ferdinand’s Mexican Restaurant on Thursday, June 21, at noon. The meeting is open to the public. For additional information, call Paul at 906-280-1406.

Bay Scholarship Golf Outing planned

ESCANABA — The 28th Bay College Swing for Scholarships Golf Outing is taking place Thursday, July 19, at the Escanaba Country Club with a shotgun start at noon. All proceeds from the golf outing support student success through scholarships. Over the years, this event has helped over 278 ...

Do you know your Michigan trees?

ESCANABA — Tree identification is not only a satisfying part of nature study, it’s also crucial for diagnosing pest issues and matching planting to suitable sites. Different tree species render variable amounts of ecological services. In Michigan’s wildland forests, there are about ...

Gallery announces lecture series

ESCANABA — The East Ludington Gallery lecture series will be held the tird Thursday of every month from 7 to 8 p.m. at 1007 Ludington St. Lectures are open to the public and free of charge. Scheduled events are: - June 21 - Rose Peltier, Quilting, not just for beds. Advancements, ...

Proformance Pro’s truck pull scheduled

POWERS — July 4th Proformence Pro’s truck pull will be held 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Powers. There will be W.U.M.P.A. sanctioned rule. Food, refreshments and games will be available. The event is sponsored by the Powers-Spalding Lion’s Club.

World’s largest swimming lesson at YMCA

ESCANABA — From 2005-2014, there were an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings annually in the United States — that’s about 10 deaths per day. This year, the Northern Lights YMCA is continuing our partnership with The World’s Largest Swim Lesson (WLSL) to join over 40,000 kids ...

Defendants sentenced in court

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court in unrelated cases. Christy Marie LaPalme, 36, of 1620 Willow Creek, Apt. No. 26, Escanaba, pleaded guilty to one count of larceny in a building. She was sentenced to six months jail, credit for 51 ...

Courts

DISTRICT COURT DRUG CHARGES Sarah Jane Solis, 27, of 304 S. 11th St., No. 1, Escanaba, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of marijuana; 10 days jail suspended; license suspended for 30 days and restricted for 150 days; $850 fines and costs. LICENSE VIOLATIONS Robert Steven Deno, ...

Local teachers support for Youth In Art

ESCANABA — The Bonifas Arts Center always seeks to connect the public with art. Last year they initiated a project to present artwork from local student Youth in Art winners at the parks of the mid-Upper Peninsula. Local educators from Delta, Menominee and Iron counties funded this ...

Strings on the Bay performances start June 26

ESCANABA — Strings on the Bay, the annual summer chamber music series at Bay College, begins at 7:30 p.m. June 26 at the Besse Center Theater. This performance is the first of three concerts this summer and features an audience favorite. Stas Venglevski returns by popular demand with his ...

MSU Extension has program for veterans

EAST LANSING — Michigan State University (MSU) Extension has doubled down on its commitment to military veterans by hiring a new specialist who will work directly with this specialized audience. Adam Ingrao, himself a veteran, will help connect veterans with education and opportunities ...

Firecracker 5 Mile Run planned July 4

GLADSTONE — The Fran Cannon Firecracker 5 Mile Run/2.5 Mile Walk, hosted by the Gladstone-Rapid River Kiwanis, will be held July 4 at the Gladstone pavilion, located across from the Gladstone State Police Post. Information on registration is available online at: the website ...

Blood drive planned in Escanaba June 19

ESCANABA — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, June 19, at Riverside Auto Ford IN Escanaba from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Beth Ammel at 786-1130.

Funday Sunday concert helps Honor Flight

BARK RIVER U.P. Gumbo will perform Sunday afternoon at Northern Sun Winery’s first “Funday Sunday” Benefit Concert. U.P. Gumbo is a group of Marquette area musicians who specialize in zydeco and New Orleans-style music; their 4 p.m. performance opens the three-concert summer series at ...

Back Forty Mine awards scholarships

STEPHENSON — Back Forty Mine announces a series of education-focused scholarships. The first scholarship was an essay competition. The “Mining for Tomorrow” essay contest challenged students to learn and write about mining-related topics and was open to all high school seniors in ...