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Meals offered during Thanksgiving

ESCANABA — The Salvation Army of Escanaba — in partnership with The Community Foundation of Escanaba — will be providing ready-to-heat Thanksgiving dinners. Pick-up time starts at 3 p.m. There will be no deliveries due to COVID-19. Serving will take place at the The Salvation Army ...

Days River Pathway parking lot closed

ESCANABA — A parking lot used to access the Days River Pathway in Delta County has been closed temporarily during logging operations expected to continue through the end of the month. The location of the parking lot is 1 mile east of M-35 and 2.5 miles west of U.S. Highway 41, off the north ...

Library offers remote service options during closure

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Public Library will continue to provide drive-up services, digital collection materials and remote assistance during the temporary closure of City facilities, due to new Michigan Department of Health and Human Services orders. Drive-up service is available Monday ...

Community Action offers quarantine boxes

ESCANABA — In response to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the area, MDS Community Action Agency is now offering quarantine boxes for individuals and families who have income at or below 200% of poverty and are quarantined by Public Health or their doctor for COVID-19 related reasons. Also ...

Gladstone city offices closed temporarily

GLADSTONE — The city of Gladstone has announced city offices will be temporarily closed in an effort to reduce COVID-19 exposure and to comply with the emergency order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Sunday. City hall and all other city offices not located ...

Hanson honored as Farm Bureau’s 2020 Volunteer of the Year

LANSING — Hiawathaland Farm Bureau leader Diane Hanson was recognized by Michigan Farm Bureau President Carl Bednarski as the organization’s 2020 Volunteer of the Year during the opening session of MFB’s virtual 101st state annual meeting on Nov. 4. The annual Volunteer of the Year ...

Wheelin Sportsmen get donation

Courtesy photo Terry Wanic, right, president of Wildlife Unlimited, presents a check for $1,000 to Ken Buchholtz, chairman of the Wheelin Sportsmen program.

Efforts on to provide Thanksgiving meals

ESCANABA — Cheryl Andzejewski, executive director of the Community Foundation for Delta County and Tom Mitchell, board of trustee member of the community foundation recently presented Major Alex Norton of the Salvation Army and Volunteer Secretary Debra Marunde of the New Harvest Church ...

Reminders for hunters using blinds

GLADSTONE — The USDA Forest Service welcomes hunters to the Hiawatha National Forest, which provides nearly a million acres of public land for the use and enjoyment of the American people. According to Forest Service personnel, most hunters are responsible and follow the rules, however ...

VA Medical Center increases hiring

IRON MOUNTAYN — he Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center (VAMC) announced today it has hired 163 employees to care for Veterans and non-Veterans in the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin area during the COVID-19 pandemic since March 29. Oscar G. Johnson VAMC has hired a number of positions ...

Grant supports after school program

ESCANABA — The Community Foundation for Delta County has donated funds to the Catherine Bonifas Civic Center After School Program. The program is supported by a grant from the Community Foundation and its Youth Advisory Committee, which is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Upper ...

Menominee Democrats to meet virtually

MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Democratic Party will be holding its county convention and election of officers on November 17. The meeting will be via Zoom. Socialization is at 6 p.m. Central and meeting to begin at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited and welcome to attend. If you need the ...

Thanksgiving dinners are available

ESCANABA — The Salvation Army of Escanaba — in partnership with The Community Foundation of Escanaba — will be providing ready-to-heat Thanksgiving dinners. Pick-up time starts at 3 p.m. There will be no deliveries due to COVID-19. Serving will take place at the The Salvation Army ...

Bay College hosts virtual fundraiser

ESCANABA — Bay College students often identify financial support as the largest barrier to attending college and completing a degree. Throughout the years, the community has generously supported many fundraisers hosted by the Bay College Foundation to help break down barriers that students ...

MDOT online survey seeks public input

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking input from Michiganders to identify and understand the needs of citizens with disabilities in order to develop future strategies for MM2045 through an online survey at https://www.research.net/r/W9T9M9D. The survey is part ...

Elks scholarship deadlines approaching

ESCANABA — The deadline to apply for the MVS (“Most Valuable Student”) scholarship is Sunday, Nov. 15. The scholarship is open to all seniors graduating in the class of 2021. To apply, visit enf.elks.org/MVS. The Elks Legacy Scholarship is also accepting applications currently. The ...

National Guard sets COVID-19 testing in Schoolcraft County

LANSING — The Michigan National Guard will continue its partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and local health departments by offering COVID-19 testing this week in the communities of Manistique and Zeeland. Testing locations include: Manistique: Saturday, ...

Flag raising ceremony planned

HERMANSVILLE — The Floriano-Stecker Kelly American Legion Post 340 of Hermansville has announced its Veterans Day flag raising program will take place Wednesday at the Veterans’ Memorial Marker, located on First Street in Hermansville at 11 a.m. Remarks will be made by Post Commander James ...

St. Vincent De Paul Soup Kitchen

ESCANABA — St. Vincent De Paul Soup Kitchen, located 115 North 8th Street in Escanaba, will be offering lunch on Wednesday Nov. 11 and Friday, Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Coca-Cola supports United Way childhood literacy program

Courtesy photo The Coca-Cola Company recently donated $10,000 to the United Way of Delta County’s free book program for children under age five, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Pictured above are Julie Mallard, executive director of the United Way of Delta County, and Nick Bink, ...