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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 ...

North Central prom royalty

Photo courtesy Yellow Dandelion Photography North Central High School hosted Prom 2021 at the Terrace Bay Hotel in Gladstone on Saturday, April 24. The prom court (nominated by the junior class) included queen candidates Shea LaCoursier, Ariel Poupore, Sarah Snyder and Katelyn Whitens. King ...

Drive-Thru Brat Sale planned May 13

ESCANABA — A Drive-Thru Brat Sale to support the Delta County Cancer Alliance will be held Thursday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the U.P. State Fairgrounds at the Ruth Butler Building. All proceeds will go to the Delta County Cancer Alliance. The event is being sponsored by ...

Gladstone Scholarship and Student Loan Foundation scholarships

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Scholarship and Student Loan Foundation (GSSLF) announced it will be awarding $140,000 in scholarships to this year’s graduating class. This is almost double the amount of previous years. GSSLF is able to make this possible from the generous gifts of former ...

DNR welcomes public input on state forest management plans

LANSING — The state of Michigan responsibly manages 3.9 million acres of state forest land using such techniques as timber harvests, tree thinning, planting and prescribed burns to keep forests thriving and healthy. To make the work more efficient and easier to oversee, the DNR divides ...

Business After Hours is tonight

ESCANABA — Business After Hours will resume after a yearlong hiatus. The event will be held Wednesday, April 28, from 5 to 7 p.m., sponsored by and hosted at the Escanaba Country Club. Business after Hours is a social event held each month and provides an opportunity to make valuable ...

MDOT lifts more spring weight restrictions in Upper Peninsula

LANSING — Tthe Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has lifted seasonal weight restrictions on all state trunkline highways from the southern Michigan border north to and including US-2/US-141 at the Menominee River bridge west of Iron Mountain, then east on US-2 to US-41 in Rapid ...

Premier Real Estate helps YMCA

Courtesy photo The Northern Lights YMCA recently received a donation of $750 from Premier Real Estate in Escanaba to support youth programs and the YMCA’s financial assistance program. “Premier Real Estate has been a long time donor. The YMCA’s programming would not be possible without ...

Harrington is Outstanding Graduate for Math Science

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. Dan Harrington was selected as the 2021 Outstanding Graduate for ...

Vanaire supports YMCA campaign

ESCANABA — Vanaire supporting the 2021 YMCA Annual Campaign which provides financial assistance to individuals and families allowing them to take part in membership, wellness, childcare, swimming and youth sports. “Vanaire provides engineered solutions for critical infrastructure and the ...

Lane closure on 5th Avenue North

ESCANABA — On Wednesday, April 21, the westbound lLane on the 2000 Block of 5thAvenue North will be closed to all through traffic.This work is due to a failed sanitary sewer services. The City has hired Tunnel Vision to conduct this work. No disruption to potable water or wastewater service ...

Haeusler science scholarship established at Bay College

ESCANABA — The Richard Haeusler Memorial Science Scholarship was recently established at Bay College to assist a full-time, freshman student pursuing a degree in science. Haeusler was a biology and math professor at Bay College for over 30 years. He was also the chairman of the ...

Escanaba offers spring clean-up voucher program

ESCANABA — Beginning May 1, the City of Escanaba will be providing property owners with a $10 courtesy voucher that can be used towards the disposal of rubbish and debris at the Delta County Solid Waste Management Authority Landfill. This service is provided without charge as a courtesy to ...

Unemployment extended benefits program ends April 17

LANSING — Due to the State of Michigan’s lower unemployment rate, the U.S. Department of Labor notified the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency to confirm that our state’s Extended Benefits (EB) program will no longer be payable after the week ending April 17, 2021. Extended Benefits ...

Rhyan Murtha to address Bay graduates

ESCANABA — Rhyan Murtha is the 2021 Bay College Student Commencement Speech Contest winner. Murtha n will graduate with an associate in arts degree from Bay College. During her time at Bay, she was a member of the first women’s cross country track team, served as an SI leader, and was a ...