Community

Community Grief Group luncheon schedule

ESCANABA — As an extension of community grief groups, OSF Hospice will host luncheons for bereaved people to gather for informal conversation and support. Note they will no longer be held on a monthly basis and will instead be held on March 20, April 17, May 15, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, and Dec. 18 ...

Homeless shelter changes locations

ESCANABA — Delta County’s rotating homeless shelter will be hosted by The Salvation Army, 3001 5th Ave. S., Escanaba, beginning this Sunday evening, Jan. 13. Grace Church is supporting this shelter week. Volunteers are still needed for a number of shifts. To see where evening meals and ...

Rep. LaFave announces office hours

ESCANABA — Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced his January office hours for residents of Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta counties. “This past year, I had the pleasure of hosting over two dozen local offices hours,” Rep. LaFave said. “Hearing from fellow Yoopers is one of my ...

Whitmer names Prusi office director

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer named former Senate Democratic Leader Mike Prusi as director of her Northern Michigan office in Marquette. Senator Prusi served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1995-2000 and in the Michigan Senate from 2003-2010, and was elected Senate ...

Benefit planned for bone marrow patient

ESCANABA — A spaghetti benefit dinner for Noelle Owens is being planned for Jan. 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Eagles Club, 608 Ludington St., Escanaba. There will be bucket raffles and 50/50 drawings. All proceeds go directly to the Owens family to help with medical and travel ...

Public invited to film on suicide tonight

ESCANABA - The movie, Suicide: The Ripple Effect, will be shown Thursday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Escanaba High School Auditorium. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The DSISD Careers in Education students are sponsoring the film by doing fundraising.

Secretary of State offices to close

LANSING — Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson reminds residents that all offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21. Customers can visit ExpressSOS.com to renew their license plate tabs and driver’s licenses, change their address or get a ...

Restaurants help U.P. Honor Flight

Courtesy photo In December, Drifters Restaurant donated a portion of its sales for the day to U.P. Honor Flight. Later, the Buck Inn also donated a portion of its sales for a day — a combination of $1,240. Shown at making the donation are Scott Knauf of U.P. Honor Flight and Liza Plourde ...

MLK Day event planned at Bay College

ESCANABA — “Social Justice and Non-Violence, The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” will be a lunchtime event held in the Bay Cafe on Monday, Jan. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Escanaba campus of Bay College. Speakers include Zen Priest, Tesshin Paul Lehmberg, who will ...

Benefit planned for bone marrow patient

ESCANABA — A spaghetti benefit dinner for Noelle Owens is being planned for Jan. 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Eagles Club, 608 Ludington St., Escanaba. There will be bucket raffles and 50/50 drawings. All proceeds go directly to the Owens family to help with medical and travel ...

Public invited to film on suicide Thursday

ESCANABA - The movie, Suicide: The Ripple Effect, will be shown Thursday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Escanaba High School Auditorium. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The DSISD Careers in Education students are sponsoring the film by doing fundraising.

Bay extends Rapid Enrollment Days

ESCANABA — Due to the inclement weather closure on Jan. 7, Bay College is extending its Rapid Enrollment Days event to today, Jan. 9. Bay College is hosted Rapid Enrollment Days on Tuesday and today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both the Iron Mountain and Escanaba campuses. New, returning, ...

NAMI support groups Jan. 14 and 17

MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers free, confidential peer support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. Support groups will gather Monday, ...

Expect delays at Esky River Bridge Friday

WELLS — People planning to drive in the U.S. 2/41 work zone near the bridge over the Escanaba River this Friday should expect delays, according to a press release issued by the Michigan Department of Transportation. Starting at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, contractors for MDOT will repair and ...

Courts

DISTRICT COURT RETAIL FRAUD Stephany Lynn Rupprecht, 47, of 318 N. 16th St., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to retail fraud - third degree; 10 days jail; $850 fines and costs. LICENSE VIOLATIONS Carrie Jean Trapp, 38, of 715 S. 15th St., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to driving on a suspended ...

Planner

Today A.A., open, Delta Women’s Group, St. Stephen’s Church, 11 a.m., Escanaba. A.A., Three Fires building, 7 p.m. D Rd., Hannahville A.A., closed Delta Drop In, 7:30 p.m. 12 by 12 Study, 1500 N. 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., closed, Big Book Study, Hiawatha Behavior Health, 7:30 p.m., ...

Dentistry From The Heart set for Feb. 16

IRON MOUNTAIN — The John Fornetti Dental Center will present Dentistry From The Heart on Saturday, Feb. 16. Dentistry From The Heart provides free dental care to those in need. Each year since 2001, dentists from around the country donate their time and services to provide free dental care to ...

Leader Dog Program presentation

Dennis Grall | Daily Press Gretchen Preston, president of the Marquette Lions Club, spoke to the Escanaba Lions Club Monday night about the organization’s notable Leader Dog program. Blind since age 11, Preston also brought her dog around the room to meet the Lions. Greeting Floyd, a ...

Use of wood is heating up in Michigan

ESCANABA — Heating, cooling, and wood are comfortable and long-established partners when considering alternatives to fossil fuel use. Although, the media spot-light too frequently shines only on power generation. Now, with long nights and cold temperatures, many people are acutely aware of ...

DDA window decorating winner named

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Downtown Development Authority has named the winners in the Downtown Window Decorating Contest. The Parade theme this year was (906) meaning U.P. Life and Traditions. The Morrison Shop is the 2018 winner rating a “five” in all four categories. The four ...