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Dress It Up Manistique returns

MANISTIQUE — The third annual Dress It Up Manistique Contest is in full swing. Do you know of a residence or business that should be recognized for its curb appeal? Maybe your property should receive some accolades. You’re encouraged to nominate your choice. Mayor Jan Jeffcott began the ...

Bergman accepting academy applications

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jack Bergman is accepting service academy nomination applications from students between the ages of 17-22 in Michigan’s First Congressional District. Applicants who are interested in attending a service academy have until Oct. 31 to submit an application. Students ...

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Today A.A., open, Delta Drop-In Center, 10 a.m., 1500 N. 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open Delta Women’s Group, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6 p.m., 500 Ogden Ave., Escanaba. A.A., Pinecrest Medical Facility, 7 p.m. CDT, Powers. A.A., closed, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 ...

U.P. Garden Tractor Pullers standings

FLAT ROCK — The following are the final points standings for the U.P. Garden Tractor Pullers. Gerard Church, 395 points, Sonny Richer, 388 points, and Andy Anderson, 381 points, for Altered Stock. Pro Stock is Gerard Church, 392 points, Robert Locke, 384 points, and Andy Anderson, 374 ...

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Legion Auxiliary helps Honor Flight

Courtesy Photo The Bark River American Legion Auxiliary Unit 438 President Yvonne Larson-Cross presented a check for $948.52 to Scott Knauf, president of the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight. Donations were collected Aug. 22 during the auxiliary’s annual ice cream social, which was held at the ...

Museum hosts ice cream social Sunday

MENOMINEE — West Shore Fishing Museum will host its annual ice cream social on Sunday, Sept. 3, from noon to 4 p.m. CST. Visitors are invited to celebrate the end of summer at an old-fashioned community picnic on a beautiful and interesting bay shore property dating back to 1893. The event ...

Blood drives set in Esky, Manistique

ESCANABA — The U.P. Regional Blood Center , a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Riverside Auto-Ford in Escanaba with the bloodmobile from 11 a.m. to 3. For an appointment call Beth Ammel @ 786-1130. There will also be a blood drive on Wednesday, Sept. 13, ...

Workshop set for beginning farmers

ESCANABA — The workshop Farming for All: USDA 101 for Beginning Farmers will be held in Escanaba Sept. 8. This workshop is designed for beginning farmers to provide an introduction for working with USDA to access Farm Bill programs. Special programs for beginning farmers, veterans, ...

U.P. Environmental Coalition to meet

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Everything from the area’s Native American origins to recent endeavors to clean up toxic hotspots for the benefit fish and wildlife habitat will be explored in a celebration of the St. Mary’s River and Eastern Upper Peninsula Sept. 16 at Lake Superior State ...

Governor declares energy emergency

LANSING, — Gov. Rick Snyder has declared a State of Energy Emergency in Michigan as a result of the nationwide effects of Hurricane Harvey. The declaration complements a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) order waiving certain requirements of the Clean Air Act relating to the sale, ...

Planner

Today A.A., open, Rock Bible Chapel, 7:30 p.m., 4144 Maple Ridge 37th Rd., Rock A.A., closed, Township Hall, 7 p.m. CDT, Hwy 41, Carney. All addictions, closed meeting, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., rear entrance, Escanaba. Delta County Home School Educators, Civic ...

Drive-thru flu shot clinic is Sept. 23

ESCANABA — Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties will be holding the annual community drive-thru flu shot clinic on Saturday, Sept. 23. The clinic will be held in the Public Health parking lot at 2920 College Ave., Escanaba, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a fee for a flu shot. Also ...

Garden Tractor Pull results from Florence

FLAT ROCK — The following are the results from the U.P. Garden Tractor Pulls held at the Florence County Fair on Friday, Aug. 25. Gerard Church, first, Andy Anderson, second, and Sonny Richer, third in Altered Stock. Gerard Church, first, Joe Andre, second, and Terry Plouff, third in Pro ...

Flat Rock Memorial pull results posted

FLAT ROCK — The following are the results from the U.P. Garden Tractor Pulls held at the Flat Rock Memorial on Saturday, Aug. 26. Gerard Church, first, Roy Chenier, second, and Sonny Richer, third in Altered Stock. Robert Locke, first, Andy Anderson, second, and Terry Plouff, third in Pro ...

More rain means more energy production

MARQUETTE — Significant rainfall and cooler temperatures may have dampened outdoor recreation, but it allowed an increase in the production of energy from Upper Peninsula Power Company’s (UPPCO) hydroelectric generation fleet. It could also mean lower utility bills. “The extra rainfall ...

Urgent need for type O blood in U.P.

ESCANABA — The U.P. Regional Blood Center is experiencing a critical need for O-negative and A-negative blood types. Check www.mgh.org/blood for location of centers and blood drives in the local area.

Food distribution listed for September

ESCANABA — The Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency Emergency Food Assistance Program (quarterly distribution) has been scheduled for early September. The distribution is taking place one week later than usual. The program is for residents who qualify with household income ...

VA to host health suicide prevention event

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will be hosting presentations on suicide prevention and urgent mental health care for veterans discharged under other than honorable conditions. The presentations will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 12 p.m. CDT in the Holman Room ...

Red Cross seeking Harvey donations

MARQUETTE — The American Red Cross of Upper Michigan is seeking donations and/or assistance for the people effected by Hurricane Harvey. Donations can be made by: calling 800-435-7669, visiting www.redcross.org, or by texting a $10 donation to 90999. Checks can be mailed to the American Red ...

Harvest auction at Salvation Army

ESCANABA — The Salvation Army Women’s Ministries will hold its annual harvest auction on Wednesday, Sept. 6. Sloppy Joe or hot dog dinners will be available at 6 p.m. for a fee. The auction begins at 7 p.m. Auctions items include: vegetables, baked goods, men’s, women’s, and ...