Community

Blood drives scheduled in Manistique

MANISTIQUE — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique from 1 to 5:15 p.m. For an appointment call Lila Panek @ 341-5447.

Open skate hours set at ice complex

WELLS — The holiday schedule for “Open Skate” at the Hannahville Ice & Turf Complex (formally known as the Wells Sports Complex) is: Friday, Dec. 23, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with a special fundraiser for Caleb Bell; Saturday, Dec. 24, closed; Sunday, Dec. 25, closed; Monday, Dec. 26, ...

Gladstone Snowshoe Club organizing

GLADSTONE — A meeting for parents and students interested in joining the Gladstone Snowshoe Club will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Gladstone Middle/Elementary cafeteria. Registration will be $10 per student. Practice will on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 5 p.m. at Beauchmap’s Grove ...

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. Shannon Rae Bessenaire, 33, of 1313 5th Ave. S., Escanaba, was bound over to circuit court on the following controlled substance charges: possession of the ...

Courts

DISTRICT COURT DRUNKEN DRIVING Max Michael Boursaw Sr., 55, of 1001 Sheridan Road, Apt. 1, Escanaba, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, second offense, and pleaded guilty to driving on a suspended license; 20 days jail, credit for 20 days served; six months ...

Chamber fundraiser Fire & Ice is Feb. 4

ESCANABA — The Delta County Chamber of Commerce is once again host a midwinter gala. The black tie event is the Chamber’s first fundraising effort of 2017 and is considered by many to be the county’s premier social gala, according to Chamber officials. Because the event is one that can be ...

Sackerson Foundation awards funds

ESCANABA — At a recent meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Edward J. Sackerson Charitable Foundation, the trustees elected to award $135,098.17 to the following organizations: Holy Name School $65,503.99, St. Patrick St. Joseph Church $4,763.93, Elks Major Projects $1,190.98, Escanaba ...

Christmas Break Day Camp at YMCA

ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA will be hosting a Christmas Break Day Camp program beginning on Monday, Dec. 26, until Friday, Dec. 30. The camp will be held at the YMCA from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Before care from 7:50 to 9 a.m. and after care from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. is available for no ...

Y offers diabetes prevention program

ESCANABA — The National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) is an evidence-based, year-long lifestyle change program for men and women with prediabetes or at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. An upcoming class in Escanaba is free. Classes will be held at the Northern Lights YMCA, 2001 ...

Blood donors needed during winter months

ESCANABA — As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter. Millions of people are expected to take to the roads, rail and ...

Planner

Today A.A., closed, Delta Drop-In Center, 10 a.m., Escanaba. A.A., closed, Manistique Harbor Church of God, 7:30 p.m., 813 Arbutus Ave., Manistique. A.A., closed, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, 428-1184. A.A., closed, Bottom Line, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., ...

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Supplies donated to animal shelter

Courtesy photo Anne and Brad Nordin, along with their business partner Robert Willette, made a donation of cleaning products to help the Delta Animal Shelter. Brad and Anne, who had adopted a yellow lab named Hunter from the shelter, wanted to give back and help the other homeless animals. ...

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Gladstone in High School Bowl

NMU photo The Gladstone Braves played the Hancock Bulldogs in the second round of High School Bowl and were defeated by a score of 300-110. Representing Gladstone, seated from left, are players Jasmine Aviles, Devin Standfield, team captain Claire Soderman and Leigha Woelffer. Standing are ...

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Rapid River grant

Courtesy photo For a fifth year, Rapid River Public School received a $500 grant from ExxonMobil. ExxonMobil became a founding sponsor of the National Math and Science Initiative in 2007 which focuses on dramatically improving math and science education in the U.S. Shannon Edwardsen of Rapid ...

Hospital gets ready for flu season

ESCANABA — OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group is doing its due diligence to prepare for the flu season. According to the CDC, flu activity begins to increase in October or November and can last as late as May, though it most often peaks in December and March. At this time, OSF ...

Bay College writing competition winners picked

ESCANABA — The Bay Collegewinners of the Liberal Arts Network for Development (LAND) Writing Competition have been annoucned. Any current Bay College student is eligible to submit up to three entries in each of three categories: fiction, poetry, and essay. The top two entries in each category ...

Escanaba shoppers target of thefts

ESCANABA — Investigation continues into thefts from two customers who were recently shopping at local businesses in Escanaba, according to Escanaba Public Safety. A female customer at Budget Dollar, 425 Stephenson Ave., reported her $900 iPhone 7 Plus cell phone was stolen from her purse ...

Man pleads guilty to assault charge

ESCANABA — A Perkins man who was originally charged with third-degree child abuse recently pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of assault and battery in Delta County District Court. John Paul McGeary, 41, was arrested in March in connection with an incident in Baldwin Township alleging he ...

Hiawatha National Forest to burn piles

GLADSTONE — The U.S. Forest Service, Rapid River/Manistique Ranger District, plans to burn vegetation piles in three different areas this winter. Current weather forecasts suggest suitable burning weather may occur in the next several weeks. If conditions are not right, the burns will be ...

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Students collect winter clothing for needy

POWERS — The North Central Chapter of the National Honor Society recently held a Winter Clothing Drive. Over 300 winter items were donated including coats, boots, mittens, scarves, hats, and warm blankets. NHS promoted the event by having a class competition to see who could donate the ...