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Bay plans for $2.8M in improvements

ESCANABA — After an operating millage proposal intended to fund a deferred maintenance project at Bay College was voted down in November 2019, the college has announced a revised $2.8 million plan for improvements to its infrastructure. A contract between the college and Johnson Controls ...

DNR to hold virtual public meetings

MARQUETTE — Mountain biking or snowmobiling on scenic forest trails, going afield for the state's time-honored hunting tradition, bird watching in wetland areas — these and countless other ways to enjoy Michigan's great outdoors are available across the state thanks in part to the careful, ...

Women of Steel Strike for Hunger

Courtesy photo The USW Local 2-21 Women of Steel will once again be hosting the Strike for Hunger. The event will be held at Elmer’s County Market and Pat’s Foods of Gladstone. The event will start on Thursday, Oct. 1, and end on Saturday, Oct. 3. Donations of canned goods, personal ...

Governor Whitmer signs bills into law

LANSING — Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bills 4228, 4577, 4965, 4966, 4971, 5134, 5488, 5502 and 5503, as well as Senate Bills 171, 473, 475, 595 and 799 into law today. House Bill 4228 amends the Michigan Memorial Highway Act to designate the portion of Highway US-41 in Menominee ...

Bay partners with JCI for improvements

ESCANABA — Bay College is partnering with Johnson Controls (JCI) to advance critical college infrastructure. The plan totals $2.8 million and includes two recently completed roofs, along with boilers, air handlers, parking lot lighting and several efficiency measures. The plan is streamlined ...

Defendants sentenced in court

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court on unrelated charges. Shannon Marie Lippold, 42, of 1323 Stephenson Ave., Lower, Escanaba, pleaded guilty to a count of controlled substance — delivery/manufacture (Schedules 1, 2 and 3 except ...

U.P. is in critical need for blood donations

ESCANABA — The U.P. Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for all blood types. The U.P. Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 U.P. hospitals. Visit the center’s Facebook page at ...

Second chance church rummage sale set

BARK RIVER —Due to a rainy first-time around, the Bark River United Methodist Church is holding a brief sale Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located two miles south of the caution light, across from the off road race campgrounds. Please wear a mask. Kitchen items, ...

Wildlife Unlimited 2020 banquet cancelled

ESCANABA — Wildlife Unlimited of Delta County has canceled its annual banquet due to growing concerns about COVID-19. “We’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person component of the Wildlife Unlimited 2020 Banquet. This was a tough call to make. The WU Annual Banquet is an ...

Courts

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Maria Michelle Lemire, 42, of 1721 3rd Ave. N., Apt. #2, Escanaba, was bound over to circuit court on a count of controlled substance — delivery/manufacture ...

Bay College West hosts lean office practitioner training

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College West Campus, in collaboration with Northern Initiatives and Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC), will host a distance learning “Lean Office Practitioner” Training on Wednesdays and Fridays beginning Wednesday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Nov. 6 from 8 ...

Whitmer, Benson urge voters to plan for election

LANSING — Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson called on Michigan citizens and the state legislature to take action now ahead of the Nov. 3 general election. Whitmer and Benson urged voters to request and cast their absentee ballots as soon as possible, and state ...

T & T Hardware helps Webster school

ESCANABA — T & T True Value Hardware, in partnership with the True Value Foundation, is providing free health and safety kits to Webster School through the newly created Educational Heroes Safety Campaign. To ensure the health and safety of students, teachers, administrators and staff at ...

Volunteers needed for beach and trail clean-up

MUNISING — Pictured Rock National Lakeshore is taking part in National Public Lands Day by hosting a beach and trail clean-up on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help pick up trash on our beaches, overlooks and trails. If interested,sign up ahead of ...

U.P. Foster Closet of Menominee County gets grant

MENOMINEE — The U.P. Foster Closet of Menominee County has received a $4120.00 grant from the Women’s Giving Circle Restricted Endowment held at the M & M Area Community Foundation. The U.P. Foster Closet of Menominee County will use this grant to support basic needs for women’s and ...

Watch for bikes during Century Ride

ESCANABA — On Sunday, Sept. 20, the Delta County Century Ride will be held with nearly 300 bicycle riders traveling Delta County roads throughout the day. The route will begin near the Gladstone Sports Park on M-35 at 8 a.m. Riders will be in the vicinity of the West Gladstone Bridge and ...

MDHHS to begin posting information on school outbreaks

LANSING — in an effort to provide accurate and timely information about COVID-19 in Michigan schools, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will begin reporting outbreak information by school building. Data on COVID-19 outbreaks is being collected from the 45 local ...

Two persons wanted for questioning in theft

SPALDING — The Michigan State Police Gladstone Post is looking for information on two persons related to a theft complaint. On Saturday, Sept. 5, the two persons — who are wanted for questioning — were caught on a surveillance camera at Fazer’s Market in Spalding. The suspects were ...

Secretary of State expands appointments

LANSING — The special appointments and extended hours for Michigan residents to renew driver’s licenses or state ID cards has expanded to include those licenses and IDs expiring in October, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced today. Last month, Benson announced branch offices would ...

VA sets free drive-up flu shot clinics

IRON MOUNTAIN — Flu vaccinations are now available for Veterans enrolled in VA health care at their regularly scheduled VA appointments. Veterans may also get vaccinated during free drive-up walk-in flu shot clinics at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain on September ...