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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 ...

Final Storyhour today at Escanaba library

ESCANABA — The final Storyhour of the school year is being held today, May 13, at 1:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room at the Escanaba Public Library. The theme of the program will be pets, how to enjoy and care for them. A special guest from the Delta County Animal Shelter will pay a visit and ...

Targeted Restart holds brat fry May 19

ESCANABA — Targeted Restart Inc. will be hosting a brat fry on Friday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Elmer’s County Market in Escanaba. A bucket raffle will be also be held. Prizes will be given out at 2 p.m. Cost for brats will be $3, hot dogs $2, and soda $1. Pre-order and delivery ...

Openers kick fishing season into gear

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers to get ready for the fishing seasons opening Monday, May 15, in the Upper Peninsula. Seasons for walleye, northern pike and muskellunge for all Upper Peninsula waters including the Great Lakes, inland waters, and St. ...

First Bank contributes to YMCA

Courtesy photo First Bank has donated $910 to the Northern Lights YMCA Annual Campaign. The gift will help fund efforts to ensure the YMCA is available to all regardless of ability to pay. Shown are, from left, Brittany Deno, First Bank; Eleanor LaFreniere, First Bank; Caron Salo, YMCA; and ...

Bonifas gets funds for music camp

ESCANABA — The Bonifas Arts Center and Lorne Watson were awarded a grant for $1,785 from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA.) T he grant will be used to fund the Escanaba Summer Music Camp for youth to be held the week of July 17, 2017. State Sen. Tom ...

Defendants get court sentences

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in unrelated cases in Delta County Circuit Court in Escanaba. A conviction was entered for Christy Marie LaPalme, 35, of 1620 Willow Creek, Apt. 26, Escanaba, on one count of larceny $200 - $1,000 to which she pleaded guilty. ...

Flags lowered today to honor Kivela

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff today within the state Capitol complex and within the 109th District of the House of Representatives in honor of state Rep. John Kivela, who died Tuesday, May 9. “John was a great person and a ...

Family Fun Night May 24 in Rapid River

RAPID RIVER — Rapid River School is sponsoring a Family Fun Night for families to explore the various opportunities available this summer. The event will be held Wednesday, May 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Rapid River Elementary School gym. Vendors will be there to explain programs such as ...

Volunteers sponsor reading fundraiser

ESCANABA — A Thrivent Action Team in Escanaba sponsored a Learning to Read, Reading to Learn fundraiser. The event took place at Lemmer Elementary School in Escanaba. Mrs. Gagnon’s Kindergarten class at Lemmer Elementary School was in need of a reading area and beginning level reading ...

Halbinsel helps YMCA campaign

Courtesy photo Chelsea Wynn, left, finance manager at Halbinsel Volkswagen Mazda, presents a $750 gift to Caron Salo of the Northern Lights YMCA to support its Annual Campaign. The Annual Campaign provides assistance to kids and families for programs like summer day camp, swim lessons and ...

Two get jail terms in stolen vehicle case

ESCANABA — Two Gladstone males — arrested last year in connection with a vehicle stolen from Escanaba — were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court. Kyle Walter McDaniel, 20, of 114 S. Court St., Gladstone, and Thomas Andrew Harris, 19, of 901 Minnesota Ave., No. 102, ...

Courts

DISTRICT COURT IMPAIRED DRIVING Steven Edward Vassallo, 26, of Alpena, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while impaired; three days jail, credit for one day served, 16 hours community service in lieu of two days jail; six months probation; $825 fines and costs. Karen Elizabeth ...

Final Storyhour Saturday at Esky library

ESCANABA — The final Storyhour of the school year is being held Saturday, May 13, at 1:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room at the Escanaba Public Library. The theme of the program will be pets, how to enjoy and care for them. A special guest from the Delta County Animal Shelter will pay a visit ...

Scholarship applications at Gladstone

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Area High School local scholarship applications, as well as the Gladstone scholarship and student loan foundation loan applications, are available in the main office in the high school. Deadline for the scholarship applications is 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17. ...

Community Action marks 52 years

ESCANABA — The Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency is celebrating Community Action Month, which recognizes the success of the national Community Action Network that fights poverty and provides important services across the United States. “Community Action Month in May is a ...

Gregory is YMCA youth programs coordinator

ESCANABA — The YMCA announces the hiring of Matt Gregory, of Indianapolis, Ind., as the new youth programs coordinator at the Northern Lights YMCA Delta Center. It has been seven years since Gregory has been in Escanaba, coaching youth sports and supervising summer Day Camp, for the YMCA of ...

Postal Service sets single-day food drive

ESCANABA — On Saturday, May 13, the National Association of Letter Carriers, United States Postal Service and other partners are asking communities to “Stamp Out Hunger.” This is the 25th anniversary of the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, which has grown into a national effort that provides ...

Dog behavior problem class Tuesday

ESCANABA — A dog behavior problem class will be held at the Delta Animal Shelter on Tuesday, May 16 at 5:30 p.m. Dogs are not invited, but attendees should bring a list of their dog’s problems. Led by a certified dog trainer, solutions will be discussed to our most common and ...

LaFave sponsors tele-town hall today

ESCANABA — State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, is sponsoring a tele-town hall for the residents of Delta, Dickinson, and Menominee counties. “Listening to people has been my priority since taking office,” Rep. LaFave said. “Even though nearly 450 miles separates my home from ...