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Bergeon family gives to YMCA

Courtesy photo The Bergeon Family recently gave a gift to the YMCA for its Annual Campaign. “Wellness is important to me and my family,” said Jody Bergeon “I love that the Y and their Annual Campaign make it affordable to all. Plus, by playing an active role in the campaign, I get to ...

Menominee County bridge project to start May 17

POWERS — The US-2 Menominee County bridge replacement starts May 17. Work is expected to be completed in October. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $2.7 million to replace a bridge on US-2 over Big Cedar River, Menominee County. The project includes resurfacing ...

Walmart lockdown was a false alarm

ESCANABA — A report of a person with a gun at the Escanaba Walmart was a mistake, according to Escanaba Public Safety officers. At 9:37 p.m. Tuesday, officers were called to Walmart after a report of someone entering the store armed with a rifle. Officers searched the store while ...

Forest and Wildlife Fund awards grants

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Fund (UPSF & W) Grants Committee, announced the recipients of their April 2021 Grant Round and two pro-active grants awarded. Those receiving grants are: Delta Animal Shelter – Trail Improvements – trail mix gravel ...

Forestland workshops are canceled

ESCANABA — The Delta Conservation District is canceling for the second time three informational/educational forestland workshops that were scheduled for May. The workshops were scheduled: May 5 – “Forestland Technical Assistance & Financial Assistance”; May 6 – “Baiting vs ...

Monthly cancer support group to meet

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group will host its monthly cancer support group on Tuesday, May 11. Members will meet virtually via an online meeting platform from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The support group is open to all cancer patients and survivors, regardless of ...

Early Childhood program gets top score

ESCANABA — The Menominee Delta Schoolcraft CAA Early Childhood program recently had the MIOSHA Workplace Safety Ambassador Program come to its sites to assess the safety of our programs. They visited the following sites: Escanaba Early Childhood Center, Gladstone Early Childhood Center, ...

COVID-19 vaccine appointments available

LANSING — With case counts on the rise across Michigan, Walmart and Sam’s Club are supporting our communities through vaccinations in our pharmacies for all those age 16 and older with open appointments available at locations statewide. In addition to servicing appointments made via the ...

Bay student receives Presidential Honor Award

ESCANABA —The Presidential Honor Award was established by the Bay de Noc Community College Foundation in July of 1997 in honor of Dr. Dwight E. Link, President Emeritus of Bay College. The award recognizes students graduating with at least a 3.50 cumulative GPA who demonstrate outstanding ...

Thull named outstanding graduate for Technology Division

ESCANABA — Each year, Bay College selects an Outstanding Graduate from each of the six divisions at the college. The graduate is selected by their instructors for their academic excellence, leadership and community service. Thomas Thull was selected as the 2021 Outstanding Graduate for ...

Escanaba to enforce blight ordinance

ESCANABA — Spring has sprung and so has the flow of blight complaints. Increased code enforcement activities will be conducted throughout Escanaba due to a substantial number of complaints being received. Officials will be enforcing the city’s “Property Maintenance Codes and Ordinances” ...

Business supports child literacy program

ESCANABA — In an effort to help deliver the gift of reading to less fortunate children in the United States, The UPS Store located at 2425 Ludington Street supports the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. This year marks the 13th anniversary of The UPS Store Toys for Tots Literacy Program, ...

Bessonen is outstanding grad for Business Division

ESCANABA — Each year, Bay College selects an Outstanding Graduate from each of the six divisions at the college. The graduate is selected by their instructors for their academic excellence, leadership and community service. Rachel Bessonen was selected as the 2021 Outstanding Graduate for ...

YAC awards April grants

ESCANABA — The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) of the Community Foundation for Delta County announces the recipients of their April 2021 grant round. The following organizations receiving grants are: Bark River Baseball Boosters-BR Baseball Boosters Club Big Brothers Big Sisters of the ...

Critical need for all blood types in U.P.

ESCANABA — The UP Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for all blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba, and Iron Mountain and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 UP hospitals. Please visit our Facebook ...

End the Silence Walk gets donation

Courtesy photo Baybank employees have the choice of wearing jeans on Friday for a $5 donation to the quarterly charity of choice. Baybank matches each quarterly “jean pot” then selects an organization from Delta County to donate to. This quarter the employees chose End the Silence and ...

MDOT to lift spring weight restrictions on state highways today

LANSING — As of 6 a.m. Monday, May 3, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will lift remaining spring weight restrictions on all state trunkline highways in the entire state of Michigan. State routes typically carry M, I, or US designations. Annual springtime weight and speed ...

DNR awards $100,000 awarded in U.P. Deer Habitat grants

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded a total of $100,000 in deer habitat improvement grant funding to 12 entities for projects in the Upper Peninsula. The Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative is a competitive grant program designed to enhance deer ...

Legislature honors memory of Casperson

LANSING — The Legislature on Thursday adopted a concurrent resolution memorializing former Sen. Tom Casperson, who died from cancer last November. “Tom Casperson was my mentor, friend and a brother in Christ,” said Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Waucedah Township, who succeeded Casperson ...

Virtual camp planned for ­children with cancer

ESCANABA — Camp Quality Michigan, with the support of the U.P. Lions Club, will be providing a virtual camp experience this year for U.P. and Wisconsin children that are currently in treatment or have previously been treated for cancer or have other chronic blood disorders, as well as their ...