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Top handbell ensemble to perform

MANISTIQUE — Strikepoint, one of the world’s top handbell ensembles, will be performing at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 22, at Zion Lutheran Church, 435 Oak St., in Manistique. Admission is free but a freewill offering will be taken. This is the first performance of the group’s 2018 summer ...

Forest tent caterpillars in Michigan

LANSING — Forest tent caterpillars are making a nuisance of themselves across Michigan, eating leaves from sugar maple, aspen and oak trees and leaving small strands of webbing as they go. The insects, which are native to Michigan, occur in widespread outbreaks every 10 to 15 years. The ...

Bay College offers youth STEAM camps

ESCANABA — Bay College Training and Development (M-TEC) will be offering two youth summer STEAM camps: Lego Robotics Camp and Inventing with Gizmos + Gadgets. Both programs help fulfill the demand for youth STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) programs. Lego Robotics ...

Community Grief Group luncheon set

ESCANABA — As an extension of the Community Grief Group, OSF Hospice will host a monthly luncheon for bereaved people to gather for informal conversation and support on the third Wednesday of the month. The monthly Grief Group Luncheon will be Wednesday, June 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ...

Three Bay posts on November ballot

ESCANABA — Delta County voters will fill three positions on the Bay de Noc Community College Board of Trustees in the Nov. 6 election. Two positions are regular six-year terms and will run through Dec. 31, 2024. One position is an unexpired term and will run through Dec. 31, 2022. Thomas L. ...

Letters from Home at Ludington Park

ESCANABA — In 2010, Erinn Diaz founded Letters From Home in Winston-Salem, NC with a mission to tour the country honoring our nation’s veterans, active military heroes and their families, by reviving patriotism through music. Since that time it has become one of the fastest-growing musical ...

Masonic lodge supports rodeo

ESCANABA — Delta Lodge 195 of Free and Accepted Masons made its sixth consecutive donation of $500 to the Great Lakes Rodeo. "The Great Lakes Rodeo is something that we are pleased to support," Worshipful Master Christopher Germain said. "They started in 2006 and they give all of their ...

LaFave bill giving credit to students for internships signed into law

LANSING — State Rep. Beau LaFave announced his plan helping high school students earn course credit through an internship or work study program has been signed into law. “Education today goes well beyond what’s in the classroom, especially as our children grow older and advance through ...

District Court

DISTRICT COURT BREAKING AND ENTERING Jacob John Sebeck, 23, of 420 S. 9th St. #3, Escanaba, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering — vehicle to steal property less than $200; four days jail, credit for four days already served; 18 months probation; $1,150 fines and costs. DRUG ...

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 ...

Menard is named Marine of the Year

ESCANABA — An Escanaba veteran who has been extremely active in veteran’s affairs and organizations has received a state honor. Art Menard has been named Marine of the Year by the Michigan Marine Corps League. The selection was made recently at the state MCL convention. Menard has been ...

Iron Mountain VA nursing home receives 5-star rating

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center announced its nursing home received 5-stars as part of its annual performance rating. The Iron Mountain-based VAMC’s announcement comes after VA extended its unprecedented 18-month record of transparency disclosures by making public ...

Smith named Outstanding Graduate

ESCANABA — Each year, Bay College selects an outstanding graduate from each of the six divisions at the college. The graduate is selected by their instructors for their academic excellence, leadership and community service. Madelyn Smith was selected as the 2018 Outstanding Graduate for ...

Verso Family Day planned June 25

ESCANABA — The Verso Escanaba Mill is holding a Verso Family Day Monday, June 25, for all mill employees, retirees and their families in Ludington Park from noon to 8 p.m. There will be family fun for all with kid’s games, refreshments, prizes, picnic food and bounce houses. The event ...

Republican Party to meet June 21

ESCANABA — The Delta County Republican Party will be hosting its June meeting at Ferdinand’s Mexican Restaurant on Thursday, June 21, at noon. The meeting is open to the public. For additional information, call Paul at 906-280-1406.

Bay Scholarship Golf Outing planned

ESCANABA — The 28th Bay College Swing for Scholarships Golf Outing is taking place Thursday, July 19, at the Escanaba Country Club with a shotgun start at noon. All proceeds from the golf outing support student success through scholarships. Over the years, this event has helped over 278 ...

Do you know your Michigan trees?

ESCANABA — Tree identification is not only a satisfying part of nature study, it’s also crucial for diagnosing pest issues and matching planting to suitable sites. Different tree species render variable amounts of ecological services. In Michigan’s wildland forests, there are about ...

Gallery announces lecture series

ESCANABA — The East Ludington Gallery lecture series will be held the tird Thursday of every month from 7 to 8 p.m. at 1007 Ludington St. Lectures are open to the public and free of charge. Scheduled events are: - June 21 - Rose Peltier, Quilting, not just for beds. Advancements, ...

Proformance Pro’s truck pull scheduled

POWERS — July 4th Proformence Pro’s truck pull will be held 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Powers. There will be W.U.M.P.A. sanctioned rule. Food, refreshments and games will be available. The event is sponsored by the Powers-Spalding Lion’s Club.

World’s largest swimming lesson at YMCA

ESCANABA — From 2005-2014, there were an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings annually in the United States — that’s about 10 deaths per day. This year, the Northern Lights YMCA is continuing our partnership with The World’s Largest Swim Lesson (WLSL) to join over 40,000 kids ...