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UP Paper completes refinancing

MANISTIQUE — UP Paper has successfully completed refinancing to support the ongoing development and improvement of its operations, the Manistique-based paper company announced in a press release Monday.. The refinancing consists of two components: An allocation of Federal New Markets Tax ...

Homeless shelter changes location

ESCANABA — Delta County’s rotating homeless shelter is currently being hosted by First Presbyterian Church, 819 First Ave. S., Escanaba. First United Methodist Church and New Life Church are support churches for this week. To see where evening meals and trained volunteers are needed, ...

MARSP meeting in Manistique scheduled

MANISTIQUE — The Retired School Personnel of Schoolcraft and Eastern Delta Counties will meet at The 40 Bar and Grill at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Erica Marcella, from the Manistique Senior Center, will give a presentation on senior health and nutrition. Those wishing to attend ...

High school groups donate to Alliance

ESCANABA — Representatives from Escanaba High School’s Silver Linings and Key Club, as well as Gladstone’s Key Club and Bay College Circle K, presented a donation $4,500 to Cheri Severinsen of the Delta County Cancer Alliance. This past fall, the two service groups teamed up to raise ...

YAC, Community Foundation support Delta Count trail group

Courtesy photo Allison Gustafson and Azariah Hernandez, Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) and Community Foundation for Delta County board members, present a check for $2,000 to Rick Elrod, secretary for the Delta County Non-Motorized Trails (DCNTrails). “The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) ...

SHF offers Indigent Care grants

MARQUETTE — The Superior Health Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its Indigent Care Fund. SHF will award more than $42,000 in Indigent Care funding at its spring grant celebration in mid April. Grants requests cannot exceed $5,000. Eligibility information and on-line ...

New lock at the Soo construction award to deepen channel

DETROIT — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces the first phase of construction on the New Lock at the Soo has been awarded to Trade West Construction Inc. of Mesquite, Nev. The much anticipated mega-project will be constructed in three phases. Trade West ...

Daily Planner

Today A.A., open, Delta Drop-In Center, 10 a.m., 1500 N. 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., Pinecrest Medical Facility, 7 p.m. CDT, Powers. A.A., closed, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., 322 S. Lincoln Road (use rear entrance). A.A., closed, St. Thomas School, 7:30 p.m., ...

DNR ready for snowmobiling weekend in U.P.

MARQUETTE — Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are preparing for another full weekend of snowmobiling in the Upper Peninsula and remind everyone to "Ride Right." The International 500 (I-500) Snowmobile Race in Sault Ste. Marie — an annual event that brings ...

Daily Planner

Today A.A., open, Garden Congregational Church, 9:30 a.m., M-183, Garden. A.A., open, Delta Drop In, 10 a.m., 1500 North 19th St., Escanaba. A.A., open, Friends and Family Group, Delta Drop-In Center, 7:30 p.m., Escanaba 786-9639. N.A., Hannahville Community Center, 10 ...

Gladstone competes in High School Bowl

Courtesy photo The Gladstone Braves played the L’Anse Purple Hornets in the first round of High School Bowl and won by a score of 220-50. Forty schools from the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin field teams for WNMU-TV’s High School Bowl tournament, now celebrating 42 years on the ...

State Police warn of phone scam

ST. IGNACE —Troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) St. Ignace Post are warning the public of a phone scam that is taking place in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. A resident of Mackinac County was contacted, by phone, by a man identifying himself as a government law enforcement official ...

Hiawatha Forest events deadline approaching

GLADSTONE — Hiawatha National Forest Supervisor Cid Morgan requests that individuals and organizations interested in proposing “Special Uses” on National Forest lands take notice of the following updates to the Hiawatha National Forest’s Special Uses proposal process deadlines. Special ...

Courts

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Derec Allen Nelson, 20, of 2521 Lake Shore Drive, Escanaba, pleaded guilty to one count domestic violence - second offense notice and one count malicious destruction of personal property less than $200; 63 days jail, credit for 63 days served; 12 months probation; ...

Planner

Today A.A., closed, Manistique Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer, 7:30 p.m., 314 Main Street, Manistique. A.A., closed, Delta Alano Club, 7:30 p.m., Gladstone, 428-1184. A.A., closed, Bottom Line, Central United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., Room 9. Al-Anon, open, Delta Alano Club, 11 ...

Courts

ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases. Max Michael Boursaw, 58, of 9127 County 513 T Road, Gladstone, was bound over on one count of sex offenders - failure to verify - third notice, a 10-year ...

Senior all night parties get donations

Courtesy photo The Wells Lions Club donated $250 to both the Escanaba and Gladstone senior all-night party. Shown, from left, are Lions President Brett Way, Lions member Jamie McDonough, Escanaba senior Brett McDonough, Gladstone seniors Heidi Mitchell, Rhys Wastell, Tessa Harvey, Lindsey ...

Registration now open fo Frosty 1K or 5K Character Walk/Run

MANISTIQUE — Registration is now open for the Frosty 1K or 5K Character Walk/Run set for Feb. 22. The race is part of the Manistique Recreation Department’s 12th Annual SnoFest celebration in Manistique’s Central Park. While traditionally a 5K walk/ run, this year the Frosty event has ...

LaFave backs bill focusing on disabled veterans

LANSING — The House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee unanimously approved a plan giving 100-percent disabled military veterans greater access to Michigan’s state parks and license plate options. Currently, 100-percent disabled veterans are only able to receive a ...

St. Vincent seeks donations, volunteers

ESCANABA The Escanaba St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) Store has expanded and is seeking volunteers and donations. The store is currently in need of gently used clothing, furniture and miscellaneous items. Note all winter inventory as of Jan. 22 has gone to the thrift store. Donations that do not ...