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UPSET executes meth warrant in Marquette

MARQUETTE — Over the past several months, detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) have been investigating a suspected meth dealer in Marquette County. Detectives were able to obtain information that led to a federal search warrant for a residence in Ishpeming. ...

West Side Recreation Area receives funding

ESCANABA — The City of Escanaba Recreation Director Kim Peterson announceD the completion of Phase 1 of a boardwalk system at the West Side Recreation Area (WSRA) (often referred to as North 30th or the Old Ski Hill area). Approximately 1,000 feet of boardwalk was installed to provide better ...

Pathways gets Meijer donation

Courtesy photo Pathways Community Mental Health thanked the Meijer store in Escanaba for its recent donation. This donation allowed for the purchase of shoes, athletic clothing, fishing equipment, basketballs, and two tablets which will all go to Pathways consumers. Pictured above are Brenda ...

Michigan approved for food assistance for 810,000 children

LANSING — Approximately 810,000 Michigan children whose access to nutritious school meals has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will receive $741.6 million in assistance benefits that their families can use to pay for food at stores or online. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan ...

Right place, wrong time

Photo courtesy of Bud Roberts This pickup truck was in the right place at the wrong time Thursday morning. The truck caught fire in the parking lot of the Escanaba Township fire hall, Unfortunately, no one was at the fire hall at the time of the fire and firefighters were called to the scene. ...

MSU Extension offering gypsy moth webinar

LANSING — After a 10-year hiatus from high gypsy moth infestations, populations began to increase in 2019. This year Michigan is seeing infestations that meet or exceed the height of infestation prior to 2009. Gypsy moth outbreaks began to occur in the lower peninsula of Michigan in the ...

Construction education scholarships available

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Builders Exchange (MBE) is awarding three scholarships of $1,000 each to qualifying U.P. high school seniors who are furthering their education in construction fields, and six (6) $500 scholarships to people of any age who wish to complete a DOL certified ...

MDHHS to provide COVID tests to educators

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is moving forward with plans to offer a voluntary COVID-19 testing program that will provide weekly tests to educators. The MI Safe Schools Testing Program will help achieve Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s goal of having all ...

Escanaba library opens for walk-in service

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Public Library is now open for walk-in use. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Browsing, check out, computer use, printing, photocopy and fax services will be available with no appointment necessary. Library visits will be limited to one hour and masks ...

Michiganders urged to search for lost or abandoned property

LANSING — Michiganders are encouraged take time out of their busy schedules to check if they have lost or abandoned property, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. To find out if you have cash or property, visit the Michigan Unclaimed Property website. The site provides enhanced ...

Wells Lady Lions donation

Courtesy photo The Wells Lady Lions Club recently donated $500 to the Bay De Noc Community College scholarship fund. The Wells Lady Lions Club is a local service organization. They partner with the Wells Men’s Lions Club and raise money through their food trailer at local events such as the ...

DNR’s Eastern UP Citizens’ Advisory Council to meet

NEWBERRY — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council will meet virtually in a web conference from 6 to 8:30 p.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 9. This council session is being held virtually in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Among ...

Forest and wildlife fund offering grants

ESCANABA — Greg Sudderth, chair of the Grants Committee of the Upper Peninsula Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Fund (UPSF & W), a fund of the Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula, announced it would be accepting grant applications for the April 2021grants round. Eligible non-profit ...

SHF indigent care grant cycle opens Monday

MARQUETTE — The Superior Health Foundation is now accepting large grant applications for its Indigent Care Fund. SHF will award $41,217.09 at its spring grant celebration in mid-April. Grants requests cannot exceed $5,000. Eligibility information and online application forms are available ...

MDOT seeks public comment on program

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking public comment on its 2021-2025 Five-Year Transportation Program. The document, which is updated annually, includes information about MDOT’s mobility initiatives, revenues and a list of specific transportation projects ...

Menominee County Democrats to meet

MENOMINEE — The 108th District Democrats will be hosting a forum on senior services on February 8 at 7 p.m. EST. This will be a live Facebook event on the 108DD. You can access the event by searching for Facebook page: 108th District Dems The public is welcome and there is no charge. A ...

VA offers COVID-19 vaccinations

Courtesy photo Don Michelin, served with Army’s 1st Infantry Division during 1966-’68 in Vietnam. He was the recipient of the 1,000th dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Iron Mountain VA’s Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Manistique, Mich.,. Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical ...

UPSET makes drug arrests in Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — Over the past several months detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) were investigating an Iron Mountain resident for the distribution of crystal methamphetamine. The investigation led to a search warrant at a residence in Iron Mountain on the ...

DNR accepting applications for wolf council

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for the Wolf Management Advisory Council, an advisory body that is being re-established in light of federal delisting (which went into effect Jan. 4) of gray wolves as a threatened or endangered ...

EMP donates PPE equipment, supplies

ESCANABA — Engineered Machined Products (EMP) has made betterment of the community and support of youth programs a cornerstone of its corporate engagement mission for over 25 years. Clearly 2020 was no exception as the EMP team once again fulfilled its mission of giving back as the COVID-19 ...