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Michigan Department of State mailings go potential voters

LANSING — Millions of Michiganders eligible to vote should expect to receive something in the mail from the Michigan Department of State in the next week or so, as Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson continues to work to inform voters ahead of the Nov. 3 general election. Postcards informing ...

Program launches to educate businesses on workplace safety guidelines

LANSING — The Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) and Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) are launching a new program to support Michigan businesses to reopen safely amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The MIOSHA Ambassador Program offers education ...

The U.P. is in critical need for O+, B+ and A- blood types

ESCANABA — The U.P. Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for O+, B+ and A- 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 ...

LaFave sets September office hours

ESCANABA — State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, will host local office hours on Sept. 25 to meet with Delta, Dickinson and Menominee county residents. The office hours schedule for Friday, Sept. 25 are: - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. CDT at Ace of Clubs, 100096 M-95 in Sagola; - 2 to 3 p.m. ...

Wildlife Unlimited banquet canceled

ESCANABA — Wildlife Unlimited of Delta County has decided to cancel its annual banquet. “Given the growing concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person component of the Wildlife Unlimited 2020 Banquet,” a Wildlife Unlimited statement read. “This ...

Bay board holds special meeting

ESCANABA — The Bay College Board of Trustees is set to vote on proposed changes to the scope and cost of an infrastructure project at the college next week. “The bottom line is, we’re reducing — significantly — the size of the project,” Bay College President Laura Coleman ...

Courts

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court on unrelated charges. Kylie Dawn Sebeck, 20, of 420 S. 9th St., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to a count of controlled substance — delivery/manufacture — meth. She was sentenced to 12 months jail and ...

MSU offers free online water school webinar

LANSING — Elected and appointed officials often need to make important decisions regarding the future of shared water resources. The new online version of the Michigan Water School program from Michigan Sea Grant and Michigan State University Extension provides decision-makers with critical, ...

Retired school personnel cancel meeting

MENOMINEE — Because of the current public health crisis, the Menominee County Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP) has canceled the MARSP meeting scheduled for September. The leadership will continue to monitor the situation and inform members about when it ...

Union helps 4-H

ESCANABA — USW Local 2-21, which represents employees at Verso’s Escanaba mill, helped raise funds for 4-H by purchasing a hog at the U.P. State Fair Livestock Auction. At this year’s Lori Branstrom Memorial Livestock Expo, the company purchased a hog from Blake Branstrom. Local 2-21 ...

Additional food assistance extended through September

LANSING — Approximately 350,000 Michigan families will continue to have access to additional food assistance benefits during the month of September as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) ...

History center plans ‘Capitol Women’ program

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Capitol Women Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m. in an online live presentation. One hundred and fifty one years ago, on March 31, 1869, Harriet Tenney made history when she was appointed the first female state officer (the ...

Courts

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Brenda Lynn Trombley, 45, of 7156 US 2-41 and M35, Gladstone, was bound over to circuit court on a count of controlled substance — possession of ...

Lions expand search for childhood cancer patients

MARQUETTE — In September, the Lions clubs of the UP are expanding their outreach efforts to help families affected by childhood cancer. This month is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. More than 11,000 children in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer in 2020, according to the ...

Crash injures rider

MASONVILLE TOWNSHIP — A man driving an off-road vehicle received serious injuries in a crash Saturday. At 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, troopers from the Michigan State Police Gladstone Post were dispatched to the Dutch Mill bridge on S.15 Road in Masonville Township for an ORV personal ...

Schoolcraft foundation awarding grants

MANISTIQUE - The Schoolcraft County Community Foundation will be awarding mini-grants at its November meeting. Deadline for applying for a mini-grant is September 30. Application forms are available at the Pioneer Tribune, on our Facebook page, by e-mailing sccommunityfoundation@gmail.com, or ...

VA hosting veterans drive-up resource fair

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will be hosting a drive- up resource fair on Sept. 10, from 8 to 12 p.m. in the circle driveway at the main facility. The resource fair will provide veterans and their family members an opportunity to ask questions and receive ...

Courts

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court on unrelated charges. Jameson Aaron Hanford, 41, of 1430 N. 23rd St., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to two counts of controlled substance — delivery/manufacture — meth; one count of controlled ...

Superior Health Foundation hosting annual gala

MARQUETTE — The Superior Health Foundation, along with its 2020 partners Great Lakes Recovery Centers and the Healthy Youth Coalition of Marinette & Menominee Counties, are gearing up for the Ninth Annual Superior Health Foundation Gala. The event, scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on ...

Community drive-thru flu clinic planned

ESCANABA — Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties will be holding its annual community drive-thru flu shot clinic on Saturday, Sept. 26. The clinic will be held in the Public Health parking lot at 2920 College Ave., Escanaba, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost for the flu shot is $30. Also ...