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State Police part of Operation C.A.R.E.

LANSING — During this last full weekend before Christmas, the Michigan State Police (MSP) will join other state police and highway patrol agencies across the United States in an effort to make travel safer by participating in the annual Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness and Reduction ...

Defendants sentenced in court

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced on unrelated charges in Delta County Circuit Court in Escanaba. Scott Andrew Kopsi, 51, Marquette, pleaded guilty to one count of controlled substance - possession of analogues. He was sentenced to three months in jail and given ...

Kiwanis help College Access Network

Courtesy photo Kathy Becker, DCCAN Director, accepts a donation from Gladstone/Rapid River Kiwanis members Peggy Austin and Alan Stotz. DCCAN (Delta County College Access Network) works to assist schools/students with post high school planning and career development. The goal is to start ...

Busy week ahead for holiday mail

GRAND RAPIDS — With the holidays in full swing, the Postal Service is delivering more cards, letters, and packages every day. This means customers will start to see postal employees delivering packages earlier in the morning, later in the evening, and on Sundays. “The Postal Service is ...

VanBrocklin receives Bay TORCH Award

ESCANABA — Melissa VanBrocklin is Bay College’s quarterly December 2017 – February 2018 TORCH Award winner. VanBrocklin works in the Advancement Department at Bay College as the community events and marketing coordinator. She is recognized for her work as noted in the ...

Planner –

Today 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., Room 9. Al-Anon, open, Delta Alano Club, 11 a.m., ...

Story Hour with Santa at Escanaba library

ESCANABA — Santa will be paying a visit to Story Hour at the Escanaba Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1:30 p.m. Children four years of age and older are invited to join in the fun of stories, songs, face painting with Amy Liss and of course, a chat with Santa. There is no ...

Gladstone scholarship and loan drive begins

GLADSTONE — The annual Gladstone Scholarship Student Loan Foundation (GSSLF) Century Club Drive will kick off on Dec. 15. The drive will include direct mailings to prominent Gladstone citizens, local businesses, and past contributors. During the 2016-17 drive, nearly $4,000 was raised for ...

St. Francis receives Top Hospital Award

NOVI, Mich. — OSF St. Francis Hospital has received a Top Hospital Award. The award is given by the Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM), a nonprofit group comprised of Michigan’s largest employers and unions, along with The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to ...

Counting trees in the Upper Peninsula

ESCANABA — Michigan forests are growing older, with larger trees, and covering more acres. Inventory statistics reveal a dynamic and ever-changing resource. The forestry community continually monitors and inventories the forests of Michigan. The federal inventory units collect data across ...

Annual CBC Radio-Telethon is March 25

MANISTIQUE — The telethon is on Saturday, March 25, 2018 at Manistique High School. The event’s three chair people are: Alan Barr, Schoolcraft Tourism and Commerce, 1st Chair; Bob Crumb, Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, 2nd Chair; Lisa Holmberg, Carmeuse, 3rd Chair. Organizers are looking ...

Bay College offers welding workshops

ESCANABA — Bay College is offering a new workshop series, Learn to Weld. These introductory welding workshops are designed for the person who has limited or no previous welding experience. The focus will be on basic practical welding for the hobbyist and homeowner. The Learn to Weld ...

American Legion raffle winners named

RAPID RIVER — Rapid River American Legion Post 301 Hunters Raffle Winners are: 1. Dan Cassidy - 50 Cal. Muzzle Loaders 2. Karl Bosk - Bear Carving 3. Bernard Stenlund - Red, White, Blue Handle 4. Ryan Stenlund - Gas Card 5. Mark Pomeroy - Honor Flight Pkg. 6. Maryce Farrell - Gas ...

Candy cane, food collection in Gladstone

GLADSTONE — The annual Christmas candy cane/can food drive event will take place Sunday, Dec. 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Gladstone. Firefighters, family and friends from Gladstone Public Safety, Gladstone Volunteer Fire Department and the Escanaba Township Volunteer Fire Department will be ...

Pulmonary Support Group offered

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Pulmonary Support Group has been established for anyone with a chronic lung disease, on oxygen therapy, waiting for or has received a lung transplant, and their care givers. The next meeting is planned for Thursday, Dec. 14, in the DCH rehab gym, located on the main level of ...

Visitor restrictions at Marquette and Bell

MARQUETTE — Due to the high numbers of respiratory illness and influenza, UP Health System - Marquette and Bell have implemented visitor restrictions. The visitor restrictions will remain in effect until further notice. In an effort to protect our patients, the following restrictions ...

Daily Planner

Today A.A., closed, Delta Drop-In, 10 a.m., Escanaba. A.A., closed, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, 428-1184. A.A., closed, (step meeting) First Baptist Church, 7:30 p.m., Manistique (rear entrance). A.A., closed, Group Study, Delta Drop-In, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba. Al-Anon, open, ...

Escanaba Schools awarded Arts in Education Residency Grant

ESCANABA – The Escanaba Area Public Schools were awarded an Arts in Education Residency grant for $6,208 from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA.) This award brings percussionist and arts educator Lorne Watson into the schools to present his World Music and ...

Bloodmobile comes to Escanaba Thursday

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center bloodmobile will be at Riverside Ford, located at 2625 Ludington Street on Thursday, Dec. 14. from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sponsored by Riverside, the blood drive is important event in the constant struggle to meet high demands. All blood ...

Christmas parade float winners listed

ESCANABA — Escanaba Christmas Parade float winners have been announced. They are: Youth Category: Troop 5253/Pack 414 - first place; Pack 408 - second place; Troop 5258, third place. Open Category: Bishop Noah Home - first place; Elmers County Market - second place; Our Savior Lutheran Church ...