Community

Diabetes workshop offered at MTEC

ESCANABA — A free Diabetes self-management workshop will be offered at the MTEC Center. The Diabetes –PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop is a six-week workshop designed to provide the skills and tools needed by people living with Type 2 diabetes to improve their health and ...

NAMI support group meets Feb. 21

MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers free, confidential peer 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 Thursday, ...

Escanaba Title VI Indian Education set

ESCANABA — Escanaba Schools Title VI Indian Education Program will have a Parent Committee meeting on Monday, Feb. 18, at 5 p.m. in the teachers’ lounge of the Upper Elementary School, 1500 Ludington St. All are welcome. Call 786-7462, ext. 2216, for more information.

Water main break being repaired today

ESCANABA — Due to a water main break on the 800 block of South 19th Street, The street will be closed to all traffic on Friday, Feb. 15, between 7th Avenue South and 8th Avenue South, starting at 8 am, and remain closed until the repair is completed. Water service in this area will be shut ...

Courts

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Derick Allen Degraves, 28, of 1820 1st. Ave. S., Escanaba, was bound over on the following two counts: police officer - fleeing - fourth degree - penal code, a ...

Pickup damaged by fire in Esky

ESCANABA — A pickup truck caught fire in Escanaba Wednesday. At around 9:12 a.m., Escanaba Public Safety officers were dispatched to 2008 2nd Ave. N. When officers arrived they observed the pickup truck with its hood up and smoke coming from the engine area. Shortly after, visible flames ...

Bowl-a-rama helps U.P. Honor Flight

Courtesy photo On Saturday, Feb. 2, Bowl a Rama in Escanaba held a fundraising event for the UP Honor Flight and raised $700. “We really appreciate how every business in this area does their part to support our mission. We look forward to our next mission which will be on May 22. We are ...

U.P. poet laureate to speak at library

ESCANABA — A total of 1,557 votes were cast to select the Upper Peninsula Poet Laureate 2019-2020. Previous winners include Russell Thorburn (2013-2014), Andrea Scarpino (2015-2016), and Marty Achatz (2017-2018). Marty Achatz was chosen to repeat as U.P. Poet Laureate so will extend his ...

Natural resources camp scholarships available

MANISTIQUE — The Schoolcraft Conservation District (SCD) will be offering scholarships for Schoolcraft County high school students to attend either of two natural resource career camps being offered in June 2019. The Career Pathways Program will be held June 23 – 27 in Roscommon, Mich. ...

Church talent show planned Friday

ESCANABA — The St Joseph St Patrick’s (mostly) Annual Variety Show will be held in the newly renovated parish hall Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres, sweet and savory snacks will be provided. Soda and bottled water are available. Those attending may bring their favorite ...

YMCA swim lessons now underway

ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA Delta Center is starting a new session of swimming lessons starting the week of Feb. 11. Financial assistance is available. Winter youth swim lessons are for children 5 to 12 years of age. All lessons include personal safety and growth, stroke ...

Traffic stop leads to meth arrest

FLAT ROCK — A traffic stop lead to the arrest of a Gwinn man on drug charges Monday, according to the Delta County Sheriff’s Office Monday. David Thompson, 25, of Gwinn, was arrested for possession of meth after deputies stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation in the Flat Rock area. ...

Hospital lifts flu visitor restrictions

ESCANABA — The number of regional influenza cases has shown a significant decline over the past weeks. As a result, OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group, is discontinuing its request for the public to limit visits to the hospital. The December 2018 request to limited ...

Menominee Democrats plan meeting

MENOMINEE — The next meeting of the Menominee County Democratic Party will be held on Feb. 13 at the Annex Building in Stephenson S904 Hwy 41. Katelyn Rader will give a legislative update on behalf of Senator Peters. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. ...

YMCA Nerf Night set for Saturday

ESCANABA — Northern Lights YMCA’s Nerf Night will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the H.I.T Complex. Boys and girls grades third through eighth are welcome to come on out to the Turf Room for some foam dart fun. “The YMCA Nerf Night is a chance for the kids to get ...

Courts

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Nicole Marie Williams, 42, of 1520 Lincoln Rd., Escanaba, was bound over on one count of controlled substance - delivery/manufacture (schedules 1, 2 and 3 ...

Permits required for use of Forest Service roads

GLADSTONE — Following the recent intense winter weather, Hiawatha National Forest Supervisor Cid Morgan reminds residents road use permits are required for certain uses of Forest Service roads. For instance, if you are hauling timber or gravel, or if you clear snow from a road within the ...

Upper Peninsula state troopers are honored

MARQUETTE — The Michigan State Police announce that 11 troopers from the Upper Peninsula are recipients of the Cpl. Samuel A. Mapes Criminal Patrol and Investigation Award. They were recognized at a ceremony in Lansing on Feb. 6. Corporal Mapes, an early pioneer in criminal patrol and ...

Natural resources camp scholarships available

MANISTIQUE — The Schoolcraft Conservation District (SCD) will be offering scholarships for Schoolcraft County high school students to attend either of two natural resource career camps being offered in June 2019. The Career Pathways Program will be held June 23 – 27 in Roscommon, Mich. ...

Kindergarten screening set at Cameron

GLADSTONE — Gladstone Cameron Elementary School will be holding Kindergarten Registration/Screening for all prospective kindergarten students for the 2019-2020 school year. The screening will be Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14. The screening will be at Grace Church 528 28th ...