Community

United Way 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 ...

Rapid River farm part of farm tour program

MARQUETTE — The annual MFC Local Farm Tours, coordinated by the Marquette Food Co-op, will take place on Aug. 20 and Sept. 17. A Rapid River area farm will be one of the farms visited. Open to the public, the tours provide an opportunity to visit participating farms and to learn more about ...

Wallet stolen from unlocked vehicle

ESCANABA — A wallet was reported as stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on the 1600 block of South 30th Street Sunday, according to Escanaba Public Safety. The complainant said their wallet was stolen between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. that day. The wallet contained $130 in cash, ...

Gladstone library closed Aug. 17

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone School and Public Library will be closed on Thursday, Aug. 17, for cleaning and maintenance work. Summer hours will resume at the library on Monday, Aug. 21

Community Grief Group plans luncheon

ESCANABA, — As an extension of the Community Grief Group, OSF Hospice will host a monthly luncheon for bereaved people to gather for informal conversation and support on the third Wednesday of the month. The next Monthly Grief Group Luncheon is Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at ...

Home repair loans for low-income offered

EAST LANSING — The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development is currently accepting applications from low-income families in rural areas for home repair loans. “Though we may not want to think about it, fall weather is not that far away,” said Acting State Director for Michigan Jason ...

Free well water screening offered

GLADSTONE — A free well water screening event will be held Aug. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Delta Conservation District/Natural Resources Conservation Service Office in the USDA Service Center, 2003 Minneapolis Ave, Gladstone — next to Subway.

Caregiver workshop offered Aug. 15

ESCANABA — Creating Confident Caregivers is a program in select regions of Michigan, for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss. Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists. This university tested program provides ...

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Deputy county clerk is sworn in

Jordan Beck | Daily Press Delta County has a new deputy clerk. Delta County’s chief deputy clerk Susanne Dubord, right, is sworn into her new position by County Clerk Nancy Kolich at the Delta County Courthouse Tuesday.

Midway entertainment featured at U.P. State Fair

ESCANABA — New midway entertainers as well as returning favorites are coming to the U.P. State Fair. Three new performance groups join the fair this year — Great American Duck Races along with the Chicago Honey Bear Dancers, and Jump with Jill. Chicago Honey Bear Dancers, and Jump for ...

Dillman named U.P. Veteran of the Year

CARNEY — Larry Lee Dillman has been named the 2017 U.P. Veteran of the Year. V.A Romo Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 3165, Negaunee nominated him to receive this award. The selection committee consists of past U.P. commanders from various service organizations throughout the U.P. A ...

Community Foundation for Delta County fundraiser sold out

ESCANABA — Charles Becker, board chair of the Community Foundation For Delta County, announced the foundation’s fundraiser, now called “The Legacy,” scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Convention Center at the Island Resort and Casino, is fully booked. “This is the 20th ...

Creten fund buys student resources

ESCANABA — Thanks to funding from the Mary Creten Bay College Library-Science Fund, the Bay College Library has been able to add permanent ownership to four new databases for its students. The Library now has access to a primary source bundle pack from Gale Cengage, which provides access for ...

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. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Kevin Chown will be on bass guitar. Under the direction of Bruce Cassell, selections for the evening will include: “The ...

PATH leader training offered by UPCAP

ESCANABA — UPCAP will be offering a four-day training in Escanaba on Sept. 13, 14, 20 and 21. This training certifies people to conduct the Personal Action Towards Health (PATH) workshops in their communities along with another trained leader, under the direction of UPCAP. PATH is a six-week ...

Auditions set for Players production

ESCANABA — Auditions for the first show of the Players season will be held Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Bonifas Arts Center theatre. Written and directed by J.R. Spaulding Jr., “Wall: A Product of Resourcefulness and Efficiency in America’s Never-Ending ...

Astronomical group sets eclipse program

ESCANABA — The Delta Astronomical Society (DAS) will present two informational sessions for the public at the Escanaba Public Library on the upcoming solar eclipse. According to DAS, Escanaba will experience a partial eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, lasting over two hours with about 75 percent of ...

YMCA childcare taking applications

ESCANABA — YMCA childcare is now accepting fall enrollment for the 2017-18 school year. The Tuesday/ Thursday preschool program runs from 9 a..m. to noon at Cameron Elementary School in Gladstone. . Before and after school programs are geared towards school age children and are held at ...

U.P. State Fair announces schedule

ESCANABA — U.P. State Fair officials have announced a daily schedule of events and activities for the fair — open Aug. 14-0. “This is our eighth year of independently presenting the U.P. State Fair,” said Vickie Micheau, a member of the fair management team. “Each day is packed with ...

Public invited to help shape Fayette park plan

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on the development of a new general management plan to guide the future of Fayette Historic State Park. The public is invited to share their opinions and ideas for the park via an online survey available through ...