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‘Ask the DNR’ program airs tonight

MARQUETTE — Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff will appear live tonight on the call-in question program “Ask the DNR” broadcast on Public Television from WNMU-TV13 in Marquette. The hour-long program will air live at 8 p.m. and will be repeated at noon Friday. DNR staff ...

Escanaba to auction surplus property

ESCANABA — The city of Escanaba will be holding a public auction Saturday to sell various surplus property including a fire truck, a police car, a pickup truck, lawn mowers, used bikes, computers, cameras, furniture, and many other items. The public can preview the auction items beginning ...

Craft classes, sing-along planned at library

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Public Library announces two Upcycling craft classes in November and December. The first, Upcycling — Deer Day, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. Participants will craft a gift bag made from wrapping paper and recycled book page silhouettes. The second ...

Christmas basket sign-up underway

ESCANABA — St. Vincent de Paul will be holding a Christmas basket sign-up during November — every Tuesday and Thursday, except Thanksgiving. Sign-ups will be held from 12 to 6 p.m. at the St. Vincent de Paul client room, 115 N. 8th St. No phone calls. Last day to sign up is Nov. 30.

Escanaba Township zoning group to meet

ESCANABA — An Escanaba Township Zoning Planning Commission workshop is planned for Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Besse Fire Hall, beginning at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Games featured at Escanaba library

ESCANABA — Families are invited to the Childrens’ Room at the Escanaba Public Library Saturday, Nov. 4, to join in the fun with games — board games, card games and dice games. The program will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Parents and adults are encouraged to come with family members to ...

Elks Auxiliary plans dinner meeting

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks Auxiliary will hold its monthly dinner/meeting tonight at the Elks Lodge. Social time will be at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and the meeting to follow. Reservations must be made by calling Shirley Gollach at 789-9306 by noon on Monday Oct. 30. Interested ...

Pickup hits school bus in Brampton

BRAMPTON TOWNSHIP — One student sustained a minor injury while riding in a school bus that was struck by a pickup truck in Brampton Township Monday morning, according to Michigan State Police from the Gladstone Post. Jacob Husted, 31, of Escanaba, was driving a pickup truck north on M-35, ...

Blood drive Nov. 8 in Manistique

MANISTIQUE — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital from 1 to 5:15 p.m. For an appointment call Ruth Annelin at 906-341-7578.

Civic center program gets grant

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Recreation Department recently accepted a grant from the Community Foundation for Delta County. The funds will help offset costs of the after school program for students fourth to 12th grades. The after school program funding allows for food, hygiene products and ...

Wrestling show to benefit cheerleaders

STEPHENSON — A UTL pro wrestling show will be held Saturday at the Stephenson HIgh School gym. Doors open at 6 p.m. Central time and the show starts at 7 p.m. Wrestlers from Michigan, Wisconsin and the Midwest are featured. The event is a fundraiser for the Stephenson High School ...

Socks being collected for vets, military

ESCANABA — Shoe Sensation, a regional chain of name brand family shoe stores, is sponsoring Socks For Troops company-wide. Each store will be collecting socks for active duty military or local veterans in or around the community. Shoe Sensation will have military approved socks in store. ...

For the record

ESCANABA — A total of $1,700 was allocated for the Escanaba Downtown Development Authority’s New Year’s Pasty Drop which was cancelled, not $7,000, as reported in the Oct. 27 Daily Press.

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Elmer’s program helps local church

Courtesy photo Elmer’s County Market’s Community Care program has raised money in the form of Elmer’s gift cards for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. The Community Care Program allows Elmer’s customers to donate their Elmer’s Rewards Card points to the non-profit organization of ...

Bay names TORCH Award winners

ESCANABA — Britt Slade and Spencer Slade are Bay College’s quarterly TORCH Award winners. Britt Slade and Spencer Slade are both math instructors at Bay College. Together, they are recognized for their work. Britt and Spencer Slade were nominated because they are a wonderful team as ...

Stupak plans book signing Nov. 5

MENOMINEE — Bart Stupak, former U.S. Congressional Representative for Michigan’s 1st District, will appear at a book signing for his new book “For All Americans: The Dramatic Story behind the Stupak Amendment and the Historic Passage of Obamacare” at a Menominee Book Presentation hosted ...

Ring Bells for Hospice is Wednesday

ESCANABA — November is National Hospice Month. The “Ring Bells for Hospice” campaign is launched throughout our state and local area to create awareness of hospice organizations and the hospice philosophy. OSF Home Care & Hospice and UP Health System Home Care & Hospice will ...

Games featured at Escanaba library

ESCANABA — Families are invited to the Childrens’ Room at the Escanaba Public Library Saturday, Nov. 4, to join in the fun with games — board games, card games and dice games. The program will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Parents and adults are encouraged to come with family members to ...

Escanaba City Council meets Thursday

ESCANABA — Several bids for a variety of purposes will be considered by Escanaba City Council when it meets for a regular meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday at city hall. Projects up for bids include: encasement of a water main with an accompanying inspector; electric pole inspection and ...

Vertz is top speaker

ESCANABA — Bay De Noc Toastmasters member Will Vertz took first place at the District 35 northern division humorous speech contest in Stevens Point on Oct. 7. Vertz will advance to the district contest, located in Madison, on Nov. 4, which will feature the top eight speakers from 121 clubs ...