Students collect food

GLADSTONE — Students at James T. Jones Elementary in Gladstone collected 969 pounds of non-perishable food items during the month of November.

Principal Kristina Hansen challenged the children to raise 650 pounds of food during the drive. For every can students brought in, they received a ticket for a drawing to squirt ketchup and mustard on Hansen while she is dressed in a hot dog costume at the Pride Assembly. The assembly will take place on Friday, Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m.

Cookie sale, bazaar Dec. 8 at Memorial UMC

GLADSTONE — Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 1920 Lake Shore Dr. in Gladstone, will hold a Christmas cookie bake sale and bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Hope at the Inn ­volunteer ­trainings set

ESCANABA — Two training sessions are planned for volunteers for the area’s mobile homeless shelter, Hope at the Inn. The first training session will take place Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Bay College Heirman Center Room 911 at 7 p.m. The second session will take place at Covenant Church, located at 305 S. 9th St. in Gladstone.

Those who trained previously need not attend, but are welcome. Attendees will learn about the shelter concept and specific duties for each shift. The trainings last about 75 minutes, and no pre-registration needed.

The shelter operates from November through April, and rotates weekly among 13 churches. Two trained volunteers must supervise each of the three shelter shifts: 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.; 10:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.; and 3 to 8 a.m. Volunteers are also needed to provide the evening meal, but the training is optional.

For more information, visit for the current shelter locations, volunteer needs, and training schedule. Trained volunteers may sign up online, at the host churches, or e-mail

Aditional information can be found by calling the Salvation Army at 906-786-0590. Donations may be sent to HATI / The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 424, Escanaba, MI 49829.

Delta Kappa scholarship for future educators

ESCANABA — The Delta Kappa Gamma Society has announced that it will again award a local high school scholarship to a senior girl planning a career in education. Delta Kappa Gamma is an international organization of women educators who promote the professional and personal growth of women educators.

Delta Kappa Gamma supports and encourages educational excellence and intercultural understanding. The Beta Sigma chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma is composed of Escanaba, Menominee, and Iron Mountain-Kingsford.

Previous local winners of this scholarship were: 2018 – a Bark River student, 2017 – Erica Rubick (Rapid River), 2016 – Mackenzie Leisner (Escanaba), 2015 – Mikaela Jefferson (Escanaba), 2014 – Kristen Leigh Bergstrom (Escanaba), 2013 – Anissa Lynne Godfrey (Gladstone), 2012 – Margaret A. Rose (Escanaba), 2011 – Lauren Kleinman (Escanaba), 2010 – Jordan Dalgord (Rapid River), 2009 – Whitney Veihl (Bark River), and 2008 – Emily Robinson (Bark River).

Senior girls planning a career in education from the Delta Schoolcraft area can learn further details about this scholarship from their high school guidance counselor. Applications are due April 26, 2019. Any questions can be directed to Rose at 786-5674 or Jeanne at 789-0110.

Taco Tuesday at American Legion

GLADSTONE — The American Legion Post 71, located at 802 Delta Avenue in Gladstone, will be having Taco Tuesday from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday.