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Rep. LaFave announces April office hours

LANSING — State Rep. Beau LaFave invited residents to attend his upcoming office hours on April 16 and 17 in Powers, Iron Mountain, and Escanaba. LaFave will be available on April 16 from 3 to 4 p.m. (CST) at Side-Track restaurant, located at N15903 Pine St, Powers, and from 5:30 to 6:30 ...

Road closure on 6th Avenue North

ESCANABA — On Tuesday, April 13, 6th Avenue North from Stephenson Avenue through North Lincoln Road will be closed intermittently through April 14 or until completed. The city will be conducting work to replace lead services lines in anticipation of road repair. No disruption to potable ...

Elmer’s Community Care Program

Courtesy photo Elmer’s County Market’s Community Care program has raised $400 in Elmer’s gift cards for Pregnancy Services of Delta County. The Community Care Program allows Elmer’s customers to donate their Elmer’s Rewards Card points to the non-profit organization of their choice. ...

Title VI Parent Committee meeting set

GLADSTONE — The Title VI Indian Education Parent Committee meeting — an open public forum — will be held Wednesday, April 7, at 3 p.m. at the Gladstone Junior High School (off the lobby of the junior high gym).

Critical blood donation need in the U.P.

ESCANABA — The UP Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for O Negative, O Positive, B Negative and A Negative 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 ...

Vaccine available at hospital

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group has COVID-19 vaccine appointments available Wednesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 8. The Moderna vaccine will be offered and is available to anyone 18 or older who lives or works in Delta or Menominee County. To schedule an ...

District court to close for training

ESCANABA — The 94th District Court will close the Office of the District Court for the purpose of staff training on Friday, April 9, as well as the District Court Probation Department, from 2 to 4 p.m. While the court will be closed, emergency matters will be handled by calling 789-5124.

VA expanding its COVID-19 vaccinations

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center announced it is providing COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone who served in the military, and their caregivers and spouses under the authority granted by the Save Lives Act, signed by President Joe Biden March 24. The expanded eligibility ...

Walk With Ease online training being offered

ESCANABA — Whether you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be more active to improve your overall health, Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress (UPCAP) is offering the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease program. This is a self-guided walking program with online class ...

U.P. State Bank donates to arts center

Courtesy photo Scott Beaudry, executive vice president and CFO of Upper Peninsula State Bank and former Bonifas Arts Center board member, presents a $1,000 donation check to Irina Bruno, executive director of the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center. The William Bonifas Fine Arts Center is a ...

Kick the tires when looking at property

ESCANABA — Owning a woodland is the dream of many. But how does one “kick the tires” when looking at property? Forest ownership encompasses a small minority of Michigan citizens. Let’s be up-front about this. Less than two percent of the human population owns ten acres or more. ...

Plan now for spring treatment of hemlock

LANSING — If hemlock trees on your property show signs of hemlock woolly adelgid infestation, now is a good time to plan for spring treatment of this invasive species. Hemlock woolly adelgid native to Asia, has been detected in Allegan, Ottawa, Muskegon Oceana, Mason and Benzie counties in ...

U.P. State Bank helps Walk For Warmth

ESCANABA — Upper Peninsula State Bank recently made a $1,000 donation to the Walk for Warmth campaign in Delta County. This annual fundraiser is organized by the Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency to assist residents who are having trouble paying their heating bills. The ...

Autism and Neurodiversity Awareness Month

ESCANABA — The Bay College Diversity Committee is recognizing Autism Awareness month in April with several events. The college is inviting campus and community members to stream the film Wretches & Jabberers on Vimeo. The film is available April 1-30 via Vimeo. Email Joseph Mold ...

Expansions to state joblesst provisions end

LANSING — According to state law, some temporary expansions in unemployment eligibility and cost-sharing applicable to state unemployment claims are set to expire on March 31. Unemployment expansions expiring include: 28-day late filing A new or additional claim for unemployment benefits ...

NRC’s UP members to appear on ‘Ask the DNR’ Thursday

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula’s two representatives serving on the Michigan Natural Resources Commission will answer viewer questions live Thursday night on “Ask the DNR,” broadcast on WNMU-TV13. Commissioners J.R. Richardson of Ontonagon and Dave Nyberg of Skandia will join DNR ...

Schmit Endowment Fund gifts awarded

ESCANABA — Community Foundation for Delta County announced the distribution of funds the foundation holds from the Robert F. & Anne M. Schmit Endowment Fund. Local entities receiving Robert F. & Anne M. Schmit funds from the community foundation are: - Holy Name Catholic School ...

St. John named CEO of Pathways

ESCANABA — The Pathways Board of Directors unanimously approved Michael St. John as the Chief Executive Officer recently. St. John earned his bachelor of social work from Central Michigan University and his master of social work from Michigan State University. St. John has been with Pathways ...

Pathways names St. John as CEO

ESCANABA — The Pathways Board of Directors unanimously approved Michael St. John as the Chief Executive Officer recently. St. John earned his bachelor of social work from Central Michigan University and his master of social work from Michigan State University. St. John has been with Pathways ...

COVID vaccine appointments fat OSF

ESCANABA — OSF patients, 18 or older, who would like to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment should call (906) 233-4224 or (906) 233-4225. If there is no answer, leave a message with name and phone number and someone will return the call to schedule.