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Howl-O-Ween dog walk is Sunday

Community

ESCANABA — The Delta Animal Shelter will be hosting their 2nd Annual Howl-O-Ween dog walk and costume contest on Sunday, Oct. 29 at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. All proceeds raised during the event will go to the Delta Animal Shelter. Registration will start at 2:30 ...

Haunted lab is Thursday at M-TECH

Community

ESCANABA — Bay College’s EMT/Paramedic Club will present a haunted lab Halloween attraction in the M-TECH building of Bay College, 2000 N. 30th St. The haunted lab will be open Thursday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. This is a free event open the public being put on by the club. There will ...

Esky photos topic of Bay Sages meeting

Community

ESCANABA — The next meeting of the Bay Sages will be held on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m., at the Joseph Heirman University Center at Bay College. The program is entitled People, Places and Oddities and will be presented by Rich Anzalone of Escanaba. Bernie Schultz was a very talented ...

Grant writing workshop in Manistique

Community

MANISTIQUE — Schoolcraft Tourism & Commerce, in partnership with CUPPAD, is sponsoring a grant writing workshop to be held in Manistique on Friday, Oct. 27, at Habitat for Humanity’s conference room at the Blanchard Center from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. There is a ...

Training set for Hope at the Inn

Community

ESCANABA — The first monthly training for homeless shelter volunteers is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 24, starting at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 819 1st Ave, S., Escanaba. Those who trained previously need not attend, but are welcome. Attendees will learn about the shelter concept ...

Residents help meet need for blood

Local News

ESCANABA — Due in part to recent natural disasters and other recent national tragedies, there is currently a significant need for blood in the United States. Area residents were able to help out by participating in a Red Cross blood drive held at Bay College earlier this week. Sandra Olive, ...

High court declines ‘Dark Store’ case

Local News

ESCANABA — The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday rejected an appeal by a big-box retailer in a tax dispute in the Upper Peninsula, a brief but significant order that will have consequences for local governments around the state. For the past three years, Escanaba has been in a lengthy and ...

Man opts for trial in knife assault case

Local News

ESCANABA — An Escanaba man — accused of assaulting another man with a knife this summer — opted earlier this week to be tried by a jury in Delta County Circuit Court next year. Joshua John Myers, 34, was arrested Aug. 21 after he allegedly injured a 26-year-old Escanaba resident who ...

County commissioners attend conference

Local News

HARRIS — County commissioners from across the Upper Peninsula came to the Island Resort and Casino earlier this week for the Upper Peninsula Association of County Commissioners (UPACC) Fall Conference. This conference was held on Oct. 19 and 20. According to Jonathan Mead, president and CEO ...

Man arrested on drug, endangerment charges

Local News

MARQUETTE — Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) and Marquette City Police officers arrested a 33-year-old male in Marquette Friday for charges related to cocaine, child endangerment and weapons. Detectives from UPSET began investigating the suspect on ...

Bill would designate Bacco highway

Community

LANSING — The Senate Transportation Committee recently heard testimony on Sen. Tom Casperson’s legislation to honor the life of an influential and innovative member of Michigan’s road-building industry. “Medio Bacco was a pioneer in concrete highway paving and road building in ...

Woman gets jail term for cocaine

Community

ESCANABA — An Escanaba woman who was initially arrested on two 20-year cocaine felonies, later pleaded guilty to a lesser four-year cocaine felony in Delta County Circuit Court where she was sentenced on Monday. Wynnona Paige Seymour-Tebo, 19, was arrested by the Upper Peninsula Substance ...

Great Lakes Education Grants Available to Schools

Community

MARQUETTE — The Superior Watershed Partnership’s (SWP) Upper Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative is announcing new 2017-2018 school year Great Lakes education grants for K-12 schools in Marquette, Alger, Delta and Schoolcraft counties. Individual grant awards can be up to $1,000. Past ...

Daily Planner

Community

Today A.A., open, Garden Congregational Church, 9:30 a.m., M-183, Garden. A.A., open, Delta Drop In, 10 a.m., 1500 North 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open, Friends and Family Group, Delta Drop-In Center, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba 786-9639. N.A., Hannahville Community Center, 10 ...

North Woods hosts Halloween carnival

Community

ESCANABA — The community is invited to join the residents, families and staff for some Halloween fun on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. at North Woods Place, 501 S. Lincoln Road. Participants are encouraged to come in costume for an afternoon of games, entertainment, ghosts and goblins, ...

Story hour today at Escanaba library

Community

ESCANABA — Story Hour at the Escanaba Public Library will kick off its new season on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 1:30 p.m. The theme of the program will be Halloween. Children may come in costume if they chose to. It is optional. Story Hour will include stories, songs, games and a craft. Special ...

Promoting tourism in the U.P.

Business News

HARRIS — Tourism is one of the driving forces of the local economy in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The beauty of the landscape, the Great Lakes and other regional attractions bring in a large number of visitors each and every year. Travel Michigan, part of the Michigan Economic ...

Business After Hours set for Wednesday

Business News

ESCANABA — Business After Hours will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hilltop RV Super Store located at 2905 Lincoln Road, Escanaba. Come and start celebrating Halloween a little early at the RV store. Wear a costume and be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift ...