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U.P. Parkinson Disease Symposium set

IRON MOUNTAIN Mich. — A 4th Annual UP Parkinson Disease Symposium will be hosted by the Parkinson Society of Dickinson County Area in conjunction with the Michigan Parkinson Foundation on Friday, Sept. 27, on the campus of Bay College West in Iron Mountain. The symposium is open to all U.P. ...

Rep. LaFave to speak at SERA luncheon

HYDE — State Rep. Beau LaFave will headline the Sept. 9 luncheon meeting of the U P SERA Chapter 16 at the Highland Golf Club, seven miles west of Escanaba, at noon. This will be the annual meeting for the group of retired state of Michigan employees. All state of Michigan retirees are ...

Flags lowered for fallen firefighter today

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags lowered to half-staff today to honor the service of fallen volunteer firefighter Norman Edward Klenow, which will coincide with his military funeral. “In the course of his service, Norman Klenow was incredibly brave and ...

Special Olympics can/bottle drive set

ESCANABA — Special Olympics Mich. Area 1, will be holding a can/bottle drive at Walmart on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring your returnables cans and bottles to help support the program. All donations will be used for Delta County Special Olympics.

Mountain Dew creates U.P. bottles

ESCANABA — U.P. State Fair attendees lined up during the first few days of the fair for a chance to win limited-edition Upper Peninsula-themed bottles of Mountain Dew created for the soda brand’s “DEWnited States” campaign. The Upper Peninsula’s inclusion in the DEWnited States ...

Commodity Carnival at U.P. State Fair

ESCANABA — CME Group and the National 4-H Council are hosting their seventh annual Commodity Carnival at the Upper Peninsula State Fair in Escanaba this week. The Commodity Carnival is an interactive, educational fair experience that teaches young fairgoers about managing the business risks ...

Workshop focuses on living with chronic condition

CURTIS — PATH (Personal Action Toward Health) is a six week program that teaches practical skills for living a healthy life with a chronic health condition like diabetes, lung disease, arthritis, asthma, chronic pain, or heart disease. Topics include healthy eating, physical activity, ...

Bay College offices closed Aug. 21

ESCANABA — All Bay College offices in Escanaba and Iron Mountain will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 21, for employee training. The Bay College Bookstore will be open for business 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fall 2019 semester begins on Monday, Aug. 26. More information can be found at ...

Bay Activities Board set movie schedule

ESCANABA — Bay College Campus Activities Board and the Bay College Library released its fall movie schedule. The films are free and open to the public. They include: - Aug. 29: Shazam! (PG-13, 2019), 7 p.m. in the Besse Theater - Sept. 25: Bohemian Rhapsody (PG-13, 2018), 7:30 p.m. in ...

Our Place sponsoring free picnic

ESCANABA — Our Place Community Center is sponsoring a free picnic for the whole community Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the pavilion in Ludington Park. All are invited for free food and live music.

YMCA fitness program underway

ESCANABA — A four-week session of group exercise programming is underway at the Northern Lights YMCA Delta program center. The private fitness studio is located on Bay College campus at the MTEC center, room 2017. Available classes include: Power Yoga, YCardio that includes early am and ...

US-2 Dickinson County project starting

NORWAY - Work on US-2 in the Vulcan/Norway area begins Monday, Aug. 19, and is expected to be completed Thursday, Oct. 24. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing $2.3 million to resurface 9.3 miles of US-2 from Vulcan in Dickinson County east to the Dickinson/Menominee ...

Rapid River woman wins lottery prize

RAPID RIVER — A Rapid River woman is looking forward to a vacation after winning $64,523 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Club Keno The Jack game. Trudy Boyer, of Rapid River, matched her easy pick The Jack numbers – 14-18-30-43-50-61-63-77 – to eight of the 20 Club Keno numbers drawn ...

Red Cross makes request for U.P. blood donations

MARQUETTE — With many regular donors delaying giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start, the American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage. While thousands of donors have rolled up a sleeve this ...

Escanaba City Band performs tonight

ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Band will perform its last concert of the season at the Karas bandshell in Ludington Park. Under the direction of Bruce Cassell, the selections for the evening are: Fanfare and Flourishes, Copeland Tribute, Bugler’s Holiday - Joe Hellberg, Bill Rinnie, Jack ...

Cancer Alliance needs volunteers

ESCANABA — The Delta County Cancer Alliance is looking for volunteers. If you are interested in helping out, give Cheri Severinsen a call at 906-420-3348

Special Olympics can/bottle drive set

ESCANABA — Special Olympics Mich. Area 1, will be holding a can/bottle drive at Walmart on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring your returnables cans and bottles to help support the program. All donations will be used for Delta County Special Olympics.

Strom leaving Bay College Board

ESCANABA — The Bay College Board of Trustees announces the resignation of Philip L. Strom effective Aug. 30. Strom will leave the board after eight years of service to accept a position as deputy city attorney for the city of Grand Rapids. The board will accept applications for Strom’s ...

Gladstone traffic signal in flash mode

GLADSTONE — The signal at the intersection of US-2/US-41 and South Hill Road in Gladstone is in flash mode while repairs are being made. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) urges motorists to use caution when approaching the intersection. This signal will be in flash mode while ...

Cougar report is 39th confirmed in Michigan

IRONWOOD — A mountain lion image caught on a landowner’s trail camera in Gogebic County has been confirmed as the state’s 39th cougar report since 2008. The cat was photographed July 7 in daylight hours northwest of Ironwood, in the far western portion of the Upper Peninsula. “This ...