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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 ...

Crowdfunding campaign launched for local mural projects

Community

LANSING — The Northern Michigan Power of Words Project Mural Campaign will expand its UPlift campaign with three new projects in Manistique, Gladstone and Marquette through a new crowdfunding campaign. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Svelata Foundation, Lake Effect Community ...

Lunchtime LIVE! series starts at Bay

Community

ESCANABA — Bay College kicks-off of its outdoor live music series, Lunchtime LIVE! on Thursday, June 20, in Bay’s central outdoor courtyard. “The start of summer means fun, sun, and hopefully a little live music and good food along the way,” said Emilie Schada, community events and ...

Hiawatha Chef owner attends conference

Business News

Courtesy photo Hiawatha Chef Supply owner Tracy Thompson (pictured far left) joined other food service equipment dealers’ and manufacturers’ representatives for an opening-night reception at the Excell 2019 Annual Conference held recently in Austin, Texas.

Crispigna’s plans to expand, remodel

Business News

ESCANABA — Andrew Crispigna, owner and CEO of Crispigna’s Foods, LLC. (Crispignas.com) announced his authentic, homemade, casual Crispigna’s Italian Restaurant has entered the expansion arena. Crispigna’s, which opened its doors in 1972, when it was founded by Andy’s father, Joe ...

Island Resort and Casino captures top magazine awards

Business News

HARRIS — The Island Resort & Casino once again garnered numerous awards from casino industry magazines. Island garnered nine “Best of Dining & Nightlife” Awards from the readers of Casino Player Magazine for the Midwest Region, and eight “Readers’ Choice Awards” from ...

Next UP hosts upcoming events

Business News

ESCANABA — The Bay Area Economic Club has adopted the new name of Next UP and is inviting you to our upcoming events. The new identity reflects our groups emphasis on providing our region with new and thought-provoking professional development opportunities and a defined goal to partner with ...

It’s hunting season… for morels

Local News

ESCANABA — Warmer temperatures and rain is typical spring weather, but it’s also the perfect formula to have morel mushrooms pop up in wooded areas. Morel hunting season is here and an avid morel hunter from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources provides tips for a successful and ...

Esky council OKs utility rate hikes

Local News

ESCANABA — After months of discussion and public outcry over controversial rate increases, the Escanaba City Council approved the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget and fee schedule during its regular meeting Thursday night. Despite members of the public expressing their displeasure at the ...

Expansion eyed at solar farm

Local News

ESCANABA — The solar energy farm at the Delta County Airport will soon be growing bigger. A proposed expansion of the facility was approved by the Escanaba City Council at a joint meeting with the city’s electrical advisory committee Thursday. Glendon Brown, vice chairperson of the ...

County prosecutor to take over Esky misdemeanors

Local News

ESCANABA — The City of Escanaba will hand off the responsibility of prosecuting misdemeanor offenses that happen within the city limits to the Delta County Prosecutor’s Office following the approval of a $25,000 annual contract Thursday night. The primary drive for transferring the role ...

Highland sets Honor Flight fundraiser

Community

HYDE — The Highland Golf Course’s 4-person Scramble Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 8, will benefit U.P. Honor Flight. The Highland Honor Flight FUNdraiser will feature 18 holes of golf, donuts and coffee for breakfast, lunch, and a dinner buffet. Prizes will be awarded for each flight. ...

St. Francis named top critical access hospital

Community

ESCANABA — Becker’s Hospital Review, a respected national health care industry publication, has named OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group among its list of 67 Critical Access Hospitals to Know in 2019. Critical access hospitals (CAHs) are located in rural areas but ...

Woman sentenced in circuit court

Community

ESCANABA — The following individual was recently sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court. Melissa Ann Witchell, 32, of N15775 A-1 Road, Bark River, pleaded guilty to five counts of check - non-sufficient funds - three within 10 days. She was sentenced to four months in jail. She will be ...

Work progresses on welcome center

Local News

ESCANABA — A recent crowdfunding campaign in support of the Community Welcome Center & Museum at the U.P. State Fairgrounds has proven to be successful, Executive Director of the Delta County Commerce Center Vickie Micheau said. A progress meeting for the project took place Monday ...

Escanaba downtown cleanup Saturday

Local News

ESCANABA — Rain or shine, the annual Esky Cleanup event is Saturday. Ed Legault, the executive director of the Escanaba Downtown Development Authority, said the event has been going on for eight years. “It started out very small and last year we had our largest participation ever,” he ...

Bay survey: Public is pleased with college’s performance

Local News

ESCANABA — The majority of people who responded to a survey are happy with Bay College’s performance, according to Bay officials. Members of the Bay College Board of Trustees reviewed the results of the college’s annual community satisfaction survey during the board’s meeting ...

Flags lowered to honor fallen soldier

Community

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and on all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff today to honor the service of Army Pfc. Michael “Mikey” Thomason and coincide with his military funeral. Michigan residents, ...

Escanaba library closed for renovations

Community

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 20, Tuesday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 22 for flooring installation and upgrades to electrical systems. The library will resume normal business hours on Thursday, May 23. Book drops will be open during this time and no late ...