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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 ...

Free PATH workshop to be offered

ESCANABA — A free PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop will be offered on Wednesday, June 20, at the MTEC center, room 2018. The PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop is a six-week workshop designed to provide the skills and tools needed by people living with chronic ...

Ford River firefighters get new truck

FORD RIVER TOWNSHIP — The Ford River Volunteer Fire Department recently put its new grass fire truck into service. The department purchased a new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD pickup truck to replace the 1992 Dodge pickup that is used for grass fires. The truck also responds to all accident ...

Cases bound over to Delta County Circuit Court

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Terrell William Walker, Jr., 29, of 1406 2nd Ave. North in Escanaba, was bound over to circuit court on the following count: unlawful driving away, a ...

Planner

Today A.A., cancelled, Delta Women’s Group, Central United Methodist Church, 6:15 p.m., 322 S. Lincoln Road (use rear entrance). A.A., Pinecrest Medical Facility, 7 p.m. CDT, Powers. A.A., closed, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., 322 S. Lincoln Road (use rear ...

World’s largest swimming lesson at Y

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 ...

Edwardsen 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. Ashley Edwardsen was selected as the 2018 Outstanding Graduate for ...

OSF Foundation golf outing planned

ESCANABA — The 24th annual OSF HealthCare Foundation “Going for the Green” golf outing will be held Thursday, June 28, at Sweetgrass Golf Course. Money raised during the event will be used to provide needed services and equipment for patients at OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & ...

Forage Twilight Program planned in Chatham

CHATHAM — The Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center will host a Forage Twilight Program on Wednesday, June 13, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in Chatham. The program will feature the various forage-based research projects that are being conducted at the farm. They ...

NAMI support group meets June 11

MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. A support group will gather Monday, June 11, at ...

Mold is TORCH Award winner

ESCANABA — Joseph Mold is Bay College’s quarterly June – August 2018 TORCH Award winner. He works at Bay College as the director of online learning and instructional design. He is recognized for his work as noted in the following: Mold is nominated due to his exceptional dedication and ...

Elks, city band plan Flag Day ceremony

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks Lodge 354, along with the Escanaba City Band, announced plans for its annual Flag Day Program at the Karas Memorial Band Shell Thursday, June 14, in Ludington Park. The program begins at 7 p.m. with patriotic musical selections by the Escanaba City Band, ...

Benefit being planned for Powers family

POWERS — A benefit is being planned for the family of Dennis Chartier, a Powers man taken from his family on May 9, 2018 after a long, hard fought battle with cancer. With his determination to beat cancer, Deno received treatments in Ann Arbor, Mayo Clinic and Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. ...

Consumer education series at library

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Public Library will hold six consumer education presentations provided by the Michigan Department of Attorney General. Identity Theft will take place on Tuesday, June 19, at 10:30 a.m. Presentation highlights include: Learn the signs of identity theft and fraud. ...

Escanaba Township zoning meeting set

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Township zoning and planning commission will have a meeting on Monday, June 18, at 7 p.m. at the Besse Fire Hall. They will be working on their master plan. The public is encouraged to attend.

American Legion brat cookout Friday

ESCANABA — American Legion Post 82, of Escanaba will hold a brat cookout at Elmer’s County Market Friday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The meal: Brat, chips and a soda will be served. All the proceeds will be donated to the U.P. Honor Flight and local American Legion Baseball.

LaFave plan to address school threats progresses

LANSING — State Rep. Beau LaFave’s plan to crack down on threats made against students and teachers in Michigan schools was approved with bipartisan support by the House Judiciary Committee. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said his legislation offers a simple solution to a problem identified by ...