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Community

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 ...

Bay College has increase in enrollment

ESCANABA — Bay College enrollment for the fall 2020 semester has a 3% increase in contact hours and a 1% increase in student head count despite the current COVID-19 Pandemic. Bay College is one of 28 community colleges reporting in Michigan and the only community college in the state of ...

Secretary of State offices extend hours

LANSING — Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced branch offices would offer special appointments and extended hours for Michigan residents to renew driver’s licenses or state ID cards that expire between Jan. 1, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2020. Customers can make appointments for between 4 ...

U.P. is in critical need of blood

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 its Facebook page at ...

EMP supports 4-H youth programs

ESCANABA — EMP continues its financial support of Delta County 4-H youth programs. For over 25 years, EMP employees have helped raise funds for 4-H by purchasing a hog and steer at the U.P. State Fair Livestock Auction. At this year’s Lori Branstrom Memorial Livestock Expo, the company ...

Drive-thru flu shot 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 ...

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 ...

Community bingo game brings family fun

ESCANABA — With family activities being limited by the pandemic, Delta County Communities That Care (CTC) is inviting families to have fun and try new activities in a COVID-safe way with the launch of a bingo game. “We’ve designed it as a mix between a scavenger hunt and a bingo ...

Bay College closed Labor Day

ESCANABA — Bay College will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of Labor Day. Bay College will re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

The Man Cave funds Bay scholarship

ESCANABA — The Man Cave in Escanaba funded a scholarship at Bay College to be awarded to a Delta County resident. The recipient of the scholarship for Academic Year 2020-2021 is Isabelle Harger, a Gladstone resident pursuing a degree in Social Work. Tonia Curry, owner of The Man Cave ...

MDOT lifts traffic restrictions over holiday

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is once again removing lane restrictions on state road and bridge projects as much as possible for the Labor Day holiday weekend to ease traffic delays for travelers. While AAA forecast summer travel (June 1 - Sept. 30) to be down 15 ...

Bills would allow sale of correctional facility

LANSING — Sen. Ed McBroom and Rep. Greg Markkanen announced new legislation that would allow the state to sell the former Ojibway Correctional Facility, which was hastily shuttered by the state Department of Corrections in 2018. Senate Bill 1075 and House Bill 6150 would authorize a ...

Community Foundation accepting grant requests

ESCANABA — The Community Foundation for Delta County is now accepting grant applications for its Fall 2020 grants round. The stated, “Eligible non-profit organizations and sub-divisions of government are eligible to submit applications to the community foundation for grants”. Grant ...

MDOT’s online survey on transportation plan extended through Oct. 31

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has extended the public online survey for its state long-range transportation plan (SLRTP) through Saturday, Oct. 31. The SLRTP, known as Michigan Mobility 2045 (MM2045), establishes a vision and priorities for transportation in ...

Escanaba library sets fall open hours

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Public Library will be open for walk-in use beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8. Hours will be from 9 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 5:30 p.m, Monday through Friday. Browsing, check out, computer use, printing, photocopy and fax services will be available with no appointment necessary. ...

9th Street construction moving

GLADSTONE — Oberstar Construction, the contractor for Gladstone’s 9th Street Project, will be moving construction to the intersection of 9th Street and Delta Avenue (under the stop light) today. All businesses will be open however Delta Avenue/9th Street intersection will be closed to ...

Driver’s license renewal extension set to expire

LANSING — The Michigan Department of State (MDOS) is reminding drivers that the driver’s license, state ID and vehicle renewal extension will expire Sept. 30. Under Public Acts 127-129, those with driver’s license, state ID or vehicle registration expirations between March 1 and Sept. 30 ...