Community

No One Dies Alone volunteer training set

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare HomeCare and Hospice will host volunteer training on Tuesday, July 23, and Thursday, July 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the second floor conference rooms at OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group. “Hospice volunteers have unique duties and play an ...

Volunteers needed at DNR Pocket Park

ESCANABA — The DNR Pocket Park, located at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba, is in need of 200 volunteers from Aug. 12 through the 18 for the fair. If you can spare some time, call Jo Ann Alexander at 906-786-2351 or Kristi Dahlstrom at 906-226-1331 for more details and shift information.

Forests: When ugly is beautiful

By Gary Roloff ESCANABA — Logging debris (slash) left on the ground can be ugly but, in some cases, may serve a valuable purpose. Many areas of Michigan are afflicted with a lack of adequate tree regeneration due to deer browsing. High slash piles may help protect those vulnerable ...

Concert to benefit Imagination Library

BARK RIVER — Mid-summer music of Northern Sun Winery’s annual “Funday Sunday” Benefit Concert Series brings the duo Genna and Jesse to the vineyard’s performance grounds Sunday, July 21. The internationally traveled couple features an eclectic range of musical styles from retro to ...

Planner

Today A.A., open, Friday Night Fireside, Winter - Hiawatha Town Hall/on M 94, 4 miles north. Summer - Traveling Potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Meeting at 7 p.m. Call for location. 906-286-0255 A.A., open, Rock Bible Chapel, 7:30 p.m., 4144 Maple Ridge 37th Rd., Rock A.A., closed, Township ...

District court makes donation

Courtesy photo Delta County District Court Judge Steven Parks presents a $2,140 check to Robert VanDamme, board of trustees Chair of the Community Foundation for Delta County. “I’d like to thank the courts employees, Miranda Bowman, Mary Cowen and Emily DeSalvo for all their hard work and ...

Under the Radar hosts coming to library

ESCANABA — Under the Radar - Michigan: An Evening with Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman will be held Wednesday, July 31, at 6:30 p.m. at the Escanaba Public Library. PBS TV program hosts Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman will tell how they do it, why they do it, and share great stories from their travels ...

Plenty to free entertainment at fair

ESCANABA — The U.P. State Fair opens its gates Monday, Aug. 12, at 5 p.m. with reduced prices. Reduced admissions are just $5 for adults (13 and up), $3 for youth (6 to 12), children 5 and under are admitted free. The U.P. State Fair runs from Monday, Aug. 12, to Sunday, Aug. 18. Regular ...

Courts

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Steven Bradley McDonald, 31, of 427 Minnesota Ave., Gladstone, was bound over on the following counts: two counts of police officer - ...

Police

Old Flat Rock school vandalized FLAT ROCK — The old Flat Rock school on County Road 416 was vandalized, according to Delta County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were called to the vacant building after someone reported they noticed the building had been broken into and damage was done ...

Airport finds mechanical services source

ESCANABA — Delta County Airport has found a new provider of mechanical services — Boreal Aviation, Inc.. Airport Manager Jeffery Sierpien spoke about this during Tuesday’s meeting of the Delta County Board of Commissioners. M&M Aviation, which had been providing these services at ...

Escanaba City Band performs tonight

ESCANABA — The Karas Band Shell will be the setting for the Escanaba City Band performance tonight at 7:30 p.m. Rain day is Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The selections for the evening, under the direction of Bruce Cassell, are:; Fly Me to The Moon, Shenandoah, Broadway’s Best, The Westminster ...

Engaging Youth in the Community plans trip

ESCANABA — The Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate school District has been facilitating a Community Task Force with the intent of making the community the best place to live for our residents. A sub-committee of this task force is “Engaging Youth in the Community,” and has been working to ...

Astronomical group plans public viewing

ESCANABA — In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first humans to set foot on another celestial body, Delta Astronomical Society (DAS) will host a public observing event in Ludington Park, Friday night, July 19, or Saturday night, July 20, (weather permitting) at dusk — about 9 ...

Program available for caregivers

ESCANABA — Creating Confident Caregivers is a new program in select regions of Michigan, for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss. Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists. This university-tested program provides ...

Big Bay de Noc has free school lunch

GARDEN — The Big Bay de Noc School District announced a change to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program beginning in the 2019-20 school year. This spring, the Big Bay de Noc School Board voted to implement the Community ...

LaFave schedules July office hours

ESCANABA — Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced his July office hours for residents of Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta counties. “I am looking forward to another month of office hours,” Rep. LaFave said. “These have been an excellent way for residents to share their concerns and ...

Bear spotted in fenced-in area

ESCANABA — Escanaba Public Safety responded to a report of a bear in a fenced-in area at the site of the former Family Fun Park in Escanaba Saturday afternoon. The situation was reported at 8:14 p.m. Upon arriving at the scene — located at 2929 3rd Ave. N., Escanaba — officers found the ...

Students earn woodworking awards

By Deborah Prescott dprescott@dailypress.net ESCANABA — Rogan Gravelle and Gunner Bourdeau, eighth-grade students at Escanaba Junior High School, were given awards in May for projects they made of wood in a statewide competition. Industrial Arts teacher Vic Thompson submitted the pieces ...

Garden to receive ownership of Marygrove

GARDEN — After 71 years, the Catholic Diocese is transferring the ownership of the Marygrove Retreat Center back to the Village of Garden. This is a unique economic development opportunity for the Village in terms of potential redevelopment, use, and future tax revenue, village officials ...