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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, ...

NRC seeks feedback on new regulations

LANSING — Next week, a new package of deer regulations will be introduced to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission at its Nov. 12 meeting. The NRC is expected to vote on the proposed regulations, for the 2021 fall deer hunting season, in December or January. The proposed changes are ...

Critical need for blood in the U.P.

ESCANABA — The UP Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for O Negative, O Positive, and A Positive blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center is the primary supplier of blood to 13 UP hospitals.Visit their Facebook page at UPRBC906 or http://www.mgh.org/blood for ...

Thanksgiving dinners to be provided

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. Serving will take place at the The Salvation Army Community Center, 3001 ...

Michigan National Guard resumes COVID-19 testing

LANSING — The Michigan National Guard will resume its community based COVID-19 testing mission, conducted in 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 Coopersville, Grand ...

U.P. Michigan Works! announces resume drive

ESCANABA I — Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! (UPMW) wants U.P. residents to send their resumes to job centers before traveling to deer camp. Through a 15-day, concerted effort to place job seekers with employers, U.P. Michigan Works! is joining other Michigan Works! agencies throughout the ...

Delta Kappa scholarship offered

ESCANABA — The Delta Kappa Gamma Society will again award a local high school scholarship to a senior girl planning a career in education. Delta Kappa Gamma is an international organization of women educators who promote professional and personal growth of women educators. They support and ...

Salvation Army Friendship Kitchen closed

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Salvation Army Friendship Kitchen has been closed until Monday, Nov. 16 due to COVID-19 cases. The Salvation Army’s food pantry remains open.

Snow plowing permits required

GLADSTONE — The Hiawatha National Forest would like to remind recreational residences holders and private land cabin inholding that snow plowing permits are available and necessary during the winter season on the Forest. “Road use permits are required for certain activities on National ...

COVID-19 testing options at hospital

MANISTIQUE — Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital has recently expanded COVID-19 testing capacities so the hospital can test any individual in our community regardless of symptoms or exposures. If you meet the criteria for priority testing, contact the hospital’s triage nurse at 906-341-3200 ...

Road closure on 1st Avenue North

ESCANABA — 1st Avenue North will be closed at the intersection with North 30th Street from 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. The closure is required to replace the utility pole on the south east corner of the intersection. Traffic on North 30th Street will not be impeded. Traffic on 1st Avenue ...

Hope at the Inn volunteers needed

ESCANABA — Hope at the Inn, Delta County’s rotating homeless shelter, is due to open on Nov. 29. Volunteers are greatly needed to help staff the three nightly shifts: 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. to 3 a.m., and 3 to 8 a.m. HOPI has new policies and procedures in place to keep everyone ...

Escanaba blood drive is Nov. 11-12

ESCANABA — Many people want to give back to the community but may not have a lot of time to volunteer. In only about an hour, volunteer blood donors can help save lives and feel instant gratification. The community is invited to give back and help save lives by donating blood on Wednesday, ...

Bay awarded TRIO services grant

ESCANABA — Bay College was recently awarded a 1.7 million dollar, five-year, TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grant from the Department of Education. The grant will fund the staff and services that make up the TRIO SSS Program at the college. Bay College’s TRIO SSS Program is a student ...

Wood is something we all use

ESCANABA — Americans use a tremendous amount of wood. Fortunately, forest growth outpaces wood use, and wood is the most environmentally-friendly raw material available. How much wood? For what products? Who owns the trees? Are we running out of trees? All good questions. The USA ...

Gladstone Homecoming royalty

Courtesy photo Gladstone High School crowned its Homecoming King Lucas Hughes and Queen Megan Crow recently.

Nursing Legacy Award winners named

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare has announced the recipients of the 2020 Nursing Legacy Award, including Jill Deno, BSN, RN, Oncology Nurse Navigator at OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center. The I Am an OSF Nurse Legacy Award is given annually to recognize and celebrate an ...

Community Foundation gets new board members

Community Foundation for Delta County Executive Director Cheryl Andzejewski, announced and welcomed Earlene VanDamme and Marc Zawacki to the community foundation’s Board of Trustees.?  Andzejewski commented, “We are happy to welcome Mrs. VanDamme and Mr. Zawacki to our board.  Both ...