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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 ...

Planner

Today A.A., closed, Delta Drop-In, 10 a.m., Escanaba. A.A., closed, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, 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, Delta Alano ...

Food distribution schedule announced

ESCANABA — The Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency Emergency Food Assistance Program (quarterly distribution) has been scheduled for early September. The distribution is taking place one week later than usual. The program is for residents who qualify with household income ...

Upcoming blood drives scheduled Aug. 29

ESCANABA — The U.P. Regional Blood Center , a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at Christian Park Center in Escanaba with the bloodmobile from 10 a.m. to noon. For an appointment call Cindy Liukkonen at 280-3729 or Amy Martin at 399-0909. Also on Tuesday, Aug. ...

Labor Day Celebration set in Rock

ROCK — The 74th annual Rock Lions Labor Day Celebration will take place on Saturday, Sept. 2, with the parade at 11 a.m. The theme is “UP Summers.” Grand marshals for this year’s parade are Jeff and Cheryl Patrick of Rock. Cash prizes will be awarded in several categories with a $200 ...

Woodland ownership programs beneficial

ESCANABA — Forest ownership lends eligibility to a number of assistance programs, which can sometimes be a bit bewildering. Mining forestry program benefits begins with better understanding the goals of ownership. Managing a woodland results in many rewards; more money, lots of fun, ...

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The team from Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union serves up bowls of soup for hungry guests of the 2015 Soup’r Chili Challenge.

United Way of Delta County seeks chefs for Chili Challenge

ESCANABA — Chef registration is open for the upcoming United Way Soup’r Chili Challenge, which will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. Entries will be accepted in two divisions: Restaurant and Non-Restaurant. Chefs must cook eight to ...

Crews will survey streams to find lampreys

ESCANABA — The continuing battle against sea lampreys soon will come to locations in the local area. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assessment crew will conduct work on the Days, Ford, Ogontz, Portage and Tacoosh Rivers in Delta County Aug. 22-30 to estimate the abundance of sea lampreys. ...

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 ...

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Krist Oil helps Relay for Life

Courtesy photo Krist Oil employees Bob, Adri, Sherry, and Christinia present Steph Swartzendruber with a check for $1,588 from Relay for Life feet sales. All donations went to the Delta County Relay for Life that was held on June 16, which raised over $33,000 for cancer research.

Manistique Welcome Center celebrated

MANISTIQUE — Schoolcraft Tourism and Commerce (STC) has a permanent home in the old Chamber building on U.S. 2. The transfer of the property to the non-profit organization is complete and was be celebrated in a donation ceremony today on the steps of the newly named Welcome Center. STC is ...