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OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group has awarded its first two honorees for the new Thank a Caregiver program. Shown are, from left, Sandra Thomma, RN; Dave Lord, president of OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group and Brenda Nelson.

Thank a Caregiver Award winners named

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group has awarded its first two honorees for its new Thank a Caregiver program. The new program includes the international DAISY Award that recognizes the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care of nurses and the ...

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Lift U.P. gives assistance to veterans

Courtesy photo Family Readiness Group of 1430th Engineer Company of Gladstone received a donation from Delta County’s newest non-profit organization called Lift U.P. The group has been created by St. Jude’s Assisted Living to assist local veterans and those in the area with special needs. ...

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Gladstone – Rapid River Kiwanis inductees

Courtesy photo The Gladstone - Rapid River Kiwanis inducted for new members recently . Pictured at left are Mike Albrecht, who is a sponsor, and new inductees Mark Polega, Lisa Thomas, Sally Storm, Cara Brockway (Not pictured). Marilyn Albrecht was also a sponsor.

St. Anthony’s meat pie sale is Dec. 7-8

ESCANABA — The members of St. Anthony’s Church will be having their annual meat pie sale on December 7 - 8. The 10-inch meat pies will be made at St. Thomas church in Escanaba and are $13 each. Beef and pork is purchased from Viaus Market. All meat pies must be pre-ordered. Pick up will be ...

Bay Sages plan meeting on Dec. 7

ESCANABA — The next meeting of the Bay Sages will be held on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. at the Joseph Heirman University Center at Bay College. The program will feature a presentation by Joe Kaplan, a local expert on migratory birds. Kaplan has spoken to the Bay Sages before and had the ...

Next Business After Hours is Dec. 13

ESCANABA — Business After Hours will be held Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, located at 700 1st Ave. S., Escanaba. Business after Hours is a social event held each month and provides an opportunity to make valuable business contacts, as well as ...

Bloodmobile visits Escanaba Dec. 14

ESCANABA — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on Thursday, Dec. 14, at Riverside Auto Ford in Escanaba. The bloodmobile will be there from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For an appointment call Beth Ammel at 786-1130.

Gingerbread house workshop at Bonifas

ESCANABA – What could be more fun and festive this holiday season than creating your own gingerbread house? Families are welcome to join the experts at the Bonifas for their traditional family holiday workshop by creating their own gingerbread house with professional artist Eddie Moritz. ...

Hospital provides pulmonary support group

IRON MOUNTAIN — A pulmonary support group has been established for anyone with a chronic lung disease, on oxygen therapy, waiting for or has received a lung transplant, and their care givers. The next meeting is planned for Dec. 14th in the DCH Rehab Gym located on the main level of ...

Sault Tribe Board meeting date changed

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Sault Tribe Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Sault Ste. Marie has been changed to Monday, Dec. 4. The meeting agenda will be sent out on Nov. 29. For further information, call Joanne or Linda at the administration office, 635-6050 or ...

Players to present ‘Winter Wonderettes’

ESCANABA — Players De Noc to present the musical “Winter Wonderettes.” Performances are 8 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, and 16; with a 2 p.m. matinee on Dec. 10. Tickets are available at the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center and online at www.playersdenoc.org. Any remaining tickets will be ...

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Bay Board scholarship

Courtesy photo Travis Blume, left, vice president of student services, congratulates Bay College student Josie Bower, recipient of the Bay College Board Scholarship for Academic Year 2017-18. The Bay College Board Scholarship is awarded each year to 10 high achieving high school seniors ...

Bigsby receives top EMS physician award

ESCANABA — Dr. Edward Bigsby was recently presented with the Michigan’s Top Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Physician Award at the Bureau of EMS Medical Control Authority Conference in October. The Michigan Department of Community Health’s Trauma and Preparedness division hosted the ...

Veteran town hall in Rapid River

RAPID RIVER — Veterans and their families are invited to a veteran town hall in Rapid River on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 301, located at 10854 N Main St. The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will be hosting the town hall, which is open to all veterans and their ...

Section of South 14th Street closed

ESCANABA, — The 500 block of South 14th Street will be closed to all traffic today to allow a defective water service to be repaired. It is expected to re-open by end of business today. Motorists should allow extra time if traveling in this area. For any questions or concerns contact ...

Boat launches closing for season

ESCANABA — The Aronson Island and North Shore boat launches in Escanaba will be closing for the season effective Monday, Dec. 4.

Clubs collecting Toys for Tots Friday

ESCANABA — A Toys for Tots Drive event sponsored by the EHS hockey team, the Eskymo Blue Line Club and the EHS Spanish Club will be held Friday at the 7 p.m. hockey game at the Hannahville Ice and Turf Complex. Staff, students and the public are encouraged to drop off new, unwrapped toys ...

Vertz second in Toastmasters contest

ESCANABA — Bay de Noc Toastmasters member Will Vertz took second place at the District 35 humorous speech contest in Madison on Nov. 4. The contest featured the top eight speakers from 121 clubs throughout the state of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula. Vertz advanced through three levels ...

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Gladstone Key Club helps Lakeststate

Courtesy photo The Gladstone Key Club held its second annual 5k Glow Run on Oct. 7 at the Gladstone Football Field. The event raised $1,364 and all proceeds benefited Lakestate Industries, a non-profit vocational training organization for people with barriers to employment. Pictured above is ...

Bay student food pantry now open

ESCANABA — The shelves are stocked, the fridge is full, and the freezer is loaded: the Bay College Student Food Pantry is now open and available for current Bay students. The pantry is holding an open house on Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. According to a 2016 study by the National ...